Cycling at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's individual pursuit

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These are the official results of the Women's Individual Pursuit at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. The races were held on Sunday, September 17, and Monday, September 18, 2000 at the Dunc Gray Velodromewith a race distance of 3 km.


Gold: Gold medal.svg Silver: Silver medal.svg Bronze: Bronze medal.svg
Leontien Zijlaard, Netherlands Marion Clignet, France Yvonne McGregor, Great Britain


World and Olympic records prior to the Games.

World Record 3:30.9744 Marion Clignet FRA Manchester, Great Britain 31 August 1996
Olympic Record 3:32.371 Antonella Bellutti ITA Atlanta, USA 26 July 1996

Qualifying round[edit]

September 17

The seventeen riders raced against each other in matches of two. Qualification for the next round was not based on who won those matches, however. The cyclists with the four fastest times advanced, regardless of whether they won or lost their match.

Rank Name Nation Time
1 Leontien Zijlaard Netherlands 3:31.570
2 Marion Clignet France 3:34.636
3 Yvonne McGregor Great Britain 3:35.492
4 Sarah Ulmer New Zealand 3:36.764
5 Antonella Bellutti Italy 3:36.967
6 Judith Arndt Germany 3:37.609
7 Alayna Burns Australia 3:38.223
8 Erin Mirabella United States 3:38.431
9 Natalia Karimova Russia 3:41.627
10 Lada Kozlikova Czech Republic 3:43.019
11 Rasa Mazeikyte Lithuania 3:43.980
12 Maria Luisa Calle Colombia 3:44.395


Held September 17

In the first round of actual match competition, cyclists were seeded into matches based on their times from the qualifying round. The fastest cyclist faced the fourth-fastest and the second-fastest faced the third. Winners advanced to the finals while losers met in the bronze medal match.

Heat 1
Marion Clignet France 3:36.244 (2nd)
Yvonne McGregor Great Britain 3:38.409 (3rd)
Heat 2
Leontien Zijlaard Netherlands 3:30.816 (1st)
Sarah Ulmer New Zealand Overtaken (4th)


Held September 18

Gold Medal
Leontien Zijlaard Netherlands 3:33.360
Marion Clignet France 3:38.751
Bronze Medal
Yvonne McGregor Great Britain 3:38.850
Sarah Ulmer New Zealand 3:38.930