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Softball at the 1996 Summer Olympics


Softball at the 1996 Summer Olympics

Softball made its first appearance as an official medal sport at the 1996 Summer Olympics. The competition was held at historic Softball competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics:


  • Medal summary 1
  • Final team standings 2
  • Medal round 3
    • Gold medal match 3.1
    • Bronze Medal Match 3.2
  • References 4

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Women's tournament  United States (USA)
Laura Berg
Gillian Boxx
Sheila Cornell
Lisa Fernandez
Michele Granger
Lori Harrigan
Dionna Harris
Kim Maher
Leah O'Brien
Dot Richardson
Julie Smith
Michele Smith
Shelly Stokes
Danielle Tyler
Christa Lee Williams
 China (CHN)
An Zhongxin
Chen Hong
He Liping
Lei Li
Liu Xuqing
Liu Yaju
Ma Ying
Ou Jingbai
Tao Hua
Wang Lihong
Wang Ying
Wei Qiang
Xu Jian
Yan Fang
Zhang Chunfang
 Australia (AUS)
Joanne Brown
Kim Cooper
Carolyn Crudgington
Kerry Dienelt
Peta Edebone
Tanya Harding
Jennifer Holliday
Joyce Lester
Sally McDermid
Francine McRae
Haylea Petrie
Nicole Richardson
Melanie Roche
Natalie Ward
Brooke Wilkins

Final team standings

Rank Team Games Wins Losses
 United States (USA) 9 8 1
 China (CHN) 10 6 4
 Australia (AUS) 9 6 3
4  Japan (JPN) 8 5 3
5  Canada (CAN) 7 3 4
6  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 7 2 5
7  Netherlands (NED) 7 1 6
8  Puerto Rico (PUR) 7 1 6

Medal round

Gold medal match

Bronze Medal Match


  • Official Olympic Report
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