1996 - Atlanta was the first time that the event list reached 32. The USA men's and women's teams swept all 6 relays on their way to 13 gold, 11 silver, and 2 bronze medals and the top of the medal list, followed by Australia and Germany with 12 medals each. Ireland's Michelle Smith won three gold medals and a bronze, but was later thought to be doing things the same way as the East German women had. Penelope Heyns (South Africa) won two individual golds (100/200 breast) as did the USA's Amy Van Dyken (50 free/100 fly - she also won two relay gold medals for a total of 4). Alexander Popov (Russia) won the 50/100 free double again, New Zealand's Danyon Loader won the 200/400 free, and Kieren Perkins (Australia) took the 1500 (the only USA men's individual freestyle medals were silver by Gary Hall Jr. in the 50/100 free - he also won two more on relays).