South Africa at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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South Africa at the Olympic Games

Flag of South Africa
IOC code  RSA
NOC South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee
Website www.sascoc.co.za
At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney
Competitors 127 (89 men and 38 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearer Hezekiél Sepeng
Medals
Rank: 55
Gold
0
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total
5
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

South Africa competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

The South African Airways had one of their Boeing 747-300s specially painted in rainbow colours to transport the South African Olympic team to Sydney. The aircraft was fondly dubbed the Ndizani.

The SAA Boeing 747-300 Ndizani that had flown the athletes to Sydney.

Medalists[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Results by event[edit]

Archery[edit]

South Africa returned two of the archers that had competed four years earlier. Again, Lewis had the nation's only victory.

Women's Individual
Kirstin Lewis Jill Borresen
1/32 eliminations Defeated Natalia Nasaridze
Turkey
154-153 Lost to Cristina Ioriatti
Italy
154-145
1/16 eliminations Lost to Michelle Tremelling
Australia
162-147 - - -

Athletics[edit]

Men's Competition[edit]

Men's 100 m

  • Round 1 — 10.44
  • Round 2 — 10.27 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400 m

  • Round 1 — 45.22
  • Round 2 — 45.15
  • Semifinal — 45.52
  • Final — 45.26 (→ 6th place)
  • Round 1 — 45.73
  • Round 2 — 45.59 (→ did not advance)

Men's 800 m

  • Round 1 — 01:46.91
  • Semifinal — 01:45.49 (→ did not advance)
  • Round 1 — 01:47.46
  • Semifinal — 01:44.85
  • Final — 01:45.29 (→ 4th place)
  • Round 1 — 01:47.83
  • Semifinal — 01:46.53 (→ did not advance)

Men's 110 m Hurdles

  • Round 1 — 13.53
  • Round 2 — 13.54
  • Semifinal — 13.41 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400 m Hurdles

  • Round 1 — 49.25
  • Semifinal — 48.38
  • Final — 47.81 (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal)
  • Round 1 — 49.57
  • Semifinal — 49.25 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4x400 m

  • Round 1 — 03:04.08
  • Semifinal — 03:01.25 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1,500 m Wheelchair

  • Final — 03:12.35 (→ 7th place)

Men's Shot Put

  • Qualifying — 19.79
  • Final — 20.32 (→ 7th place)
  • Qualifying — 19.75 (→ did not advance)
  • Qualifying — 19.02 (→ did not advance)

Men's Discus

  • Qualifying — 67.54
  • Final — 68.19 (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal)
  • Qualifying — 61.56 (→ did not advance)

Men's Javelin Throw

  • Qualifying — 68.70 (→ did not advance)

Men's Triple Jump

  • Qualifying — 15.99 (→ did not advance)

Men's Pole Vault

  • Qualifying — 5.65
  • Final — 5.80 (→ 7th place)

Men's Marathon

  • Final — 2:16:19 (→ 12th place)
  • Final — 2:16:59 (→ 20th place)
  • Final — 2:21:25 (→ 43rd place)

Women's Competition[edit]

Women's 400 m

  • Round 1 — 51.92
  • Round 2 — 50.87
  • Semifinal — 51.06
  • Final — 50.05 (→ 6th place)

Women's 10,000 m

  • Round 1 — 32:35.32
  • Final — 31:14.70 (→ 8th place)

Women's High Jump

  • Qualifying — 1.94
  • Final — 2.01 (→ Silver medal.svg Silver Medal)

Women's Pole Vault

  • Qualifying — 4.30
  • Final — NM

Women's Marathon

  • Final — 2:36:48 (→ 31st place)

Baseball[edit]

South Africa's first appearance in the Olympic baseball tournament resulted in a last-place finish. The baseball team finished the preliminary round with a 1-6 record, having lost by 10 runs or more four times. The only team that South Africa defeated was the Netherlands.

Men's:

  • Preliminaries (1-6)
  • Lost to Cuba 0-16
  • Lost to United States 1-11
  • Lost to Italy 0-13
  • Lost to Australia 4-10
  • Lost to Japan 0-8
  • Defeated Netherlands 3-2
  • Lost to Korea 3-13 (→ did not advance)
  • Team Roster

Boxing[edit]

Men's 48 kg

Men's 57 kg

Men's 81 kg

Canoe / Kayak[edit]

Flatwater[edit]

Men's Competition[edit]

Men's Kayak Singles 500 m

  • Qualifying Heat — 01:41.805
  • Semifinal — 01:40.656
  • Final — 02:04.981 (→ 8th place)

Men's Kayak Singles 1000 m

  • Qualifying Heat — 03:39.573
  • Semifinal — 03:41.727 (→ did not advance)
Women's Competition[edit]

Women's Kayak Singles 500 m

  • Qualifying Heat — 01:51.047
  • Semifinal — Bye
  • Final — 02:20.274 (→ 7th place)

Cycling[edit]

Cross Country Mountain Bike[edit]

Women's Mountain Bike

  • Final — 2:03:32.37 (→ 25th place)

Road Cycling[edit]

Men's Road Race

  • Final — 5:45:51 (→ 86th place)
  • Final — DNF

Men's 1 km Time Trial

  • Final — 01:04.478 (→ 8th place)

Football[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group D)
  • South Africa 1 - 2 Japan
  • South Africa 3 - 1 Brazil
  • South Africa 1 - 2 Slovakia
  • Quarterfinals
  • Did not qualify → 11th place
  • Team Roster

Hockey[edit]

Women's Competition[edit]

  • Eliminated in Group D (1-1-2)
  • Classification Match
  • Classification Match
  • Team Roster:

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Women's:

Sailing[edit]

Men's Single Handed Dinghy (Finn)

  • Race 1 — 7
  • Race 2 — 17
  • Race 3 — 14
  • Race 4 — (19)
  • Race 5 — (22)
  • Race 6 — 15
  • Race 7 — 7
  • Race 8 — 7
  • Race 9 — 12
  • Race 10 — 9
  • Race 11 — 11
  • Final — 99 (→ 14th place)

Open Laser

  • Race 1 — (24)
  • Race 2 — 10
  • Race 3 — (32)
  • Race 4 — 6
  • Race 5 — 1
  • Race 6 — 11
  • Race 7 — 4
  • Race 8 — 21
  • Race 9 — 19
  • Race 10 — 12
  • Race 11 — 8
  • Final — 92 (→ 9th place)

Swimming[edit]

Men's 50 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 22.46
  • Semi-final — 22.39 (→ did not advance)
  • Preliminary Heat — 22.53
  • Semi-final — 22.41 (→ did not advance)

Men's 100 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 49.74
  • Semi-final — 49.84 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — DNS (→ did not advance)

Men's 400 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 03:48.08
  • Final — 03:48.52 (→ 8th place)

Men's 1500 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 15:09.12
  • Final — 15:00.48 (→ 5th place)

Men's 100 m Butterfly

  • Preliminary Heat — 53.95 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 m Butterfly

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:00.90 (→ did not advance)

Men's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 01:02.20
  • Semi-final — 01:01.42
  • Final — 01:01.63 (→ 7th place)
  • Preliminary Heat — 01:03.20 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:15.06
  • Semi-final — 02:13.57
  • Final — 02:12.50 (→ Silver medal.svg Silver Medal)

Men's 100 m Backstroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 57.06 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 m Backstroke

  • Preliminary Heat — DNS (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 m Individual Medley

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:03.33 (→ did not advance)
  • Preliminary Heat — 02:03.64 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Preliminary Heat — 04:18.14
  • Final — 04:16.92 (→ 5th place)

Men's 4x100 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 03:21.28 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4x100 m Medley

  • Preliminary Heat — 03:42.44 (→ did not advance)

Women's 50 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 26.07 (→ did not advance)

Women's 100 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 55.45 (→ did not advance)

Women's 200 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 01:59.89
  • Semi-final — 02:00.04 (→ did not advance)

Women's 100 m Butterfly

  • Preliminary Heat — 59.94
  • Semi-final — 59.63 (→ did not advance)
  • Preliminary Heat — 01:01.32 (→ did not advance)

Women's 200 m Butterfly

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:11.38
  • Semi-final — 02:10.58 (→ did not advance)

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 01:07.85
  • Semi-final — 01:08.33
  • Final — 01:07.55 (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal)
  • Preliminary Heat — 01:08.06
  • Semi-final — 01:07.48
  • Final — 01:07.85 (→ 4th place)

Women's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:27.84
  • Semi-final — 02:25.54
  • Final — 02:25.72 (→ 6th place)
  • Preliminary Heat — 02:30.17 (→ did not advance)

Women's 100 m Backstroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 01:03.18 (→ did not advance)

Women's 200 m Backstroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:16.13 (→ did not advance)

Women's 4x100 m Medley

  • Preliminary Heat — 04:07.19
  • Final — 04:05.15 (→ 5th place)

Taekwondo[edit]

Men's over 80 kg:

Triathlon[edit]

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's Individual Competition:

References[edit]