Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre breaststroke

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Men's 100 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Venue Sydney International Aquatic Centre
Date September 16, 2000 (heats &
semifinals)
September 17, 2000 (final)
Competitors 66 from 61 nations
Winning time 1:00.46 OR
Medalists
Gold medal    Italy
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Russia
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2000 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
50 m   men   women
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The men's 100 metre breaststroke event at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place on 16–17 September at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney, Australia.[1]

Domenico Fioravanti made an Olympic milestone to become Italy's first ever gold medalist in swimming. He stormed home on the final lap to establish a new Olympic standard of 1:00.46, cutting off Frédérik Deburghgraeve's 1996 record by 0.14 seconds.[2] U.S. swimmer Ed Moses enjoyed a strong lead on the first length of the pool, but ended up only with a silver in 1:00.73. Meanwhile, Russia's world record holder Roman Sloudnov took the bronze in 1:00.91.[3][4]

Japan's Kosuke Kitajima, who later emerged as the world's top breaststroke swimmer of the decade, pulled off a fourth-place finish in 1:01.34. Czech Republic's Daniel Málek earned a fifth spot in a national record of 1:01.50, and was followed in sixth by Canada's Morgan Knabe with a time of 1:01.58. South Africa's Brett Petersen (1:01.63) and Switzerland's Remo Lütolf (1:01.88) closed out the field.[4]

Notable swimmers failed to reach the top 8 final, featuring four-time Olympians Károly Güttler of Hungary and Mark Warnecke of Germany, Australia's overwhelming favorite Phil Rogers, and New Zealand's Steven Ferguson, the son of former Olympic champion Ian Ferguson, who later became one of the most successful kayakers in the sport.[5]

Shortly before the next Olympics, Fioravanti was forced to retire from swimming after failing a routine medical test carried by the Italian National Olympic Committee. Tests revealed that he was diagnosed with a genetic heart anomaly.[6][7]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Roman Sloudnov (RUS) 1:00.36 Moscow, Russia 15 June 2000 [8]
Olympic record  Frédérik Deburghgraeve (BEL) 1:00.60 Atlanta, United States 20 July 1996 [8]

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
17 September Final Domenico Fioravanti Italy 1:00.46 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

[8]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 8 5 Domenico Fioravanti Italy 1:01.32 Q, NR
2 8 1 Daniel Málek Czech Republic 1:01.56 Q, NR
3 8 4 Ed Moses United States 1:01.59 Q
4 7 7 Károly Güttler Hungary 1:01.66 Q
5 7 5 Kosuke Kitajima Japan 1:01.68 Q
6 7 3 Morgan Knabe Canada 1:01.81 Q
7 7 6 Dmitry Komornikov Russia 1:01.87 Q
8 9 8 Marcel Wouda Netherlands 1:02.00 Q, NR
9 9 7 Jens Kruppa Germany 1:02.09 Q
10 9 4 Roman Sloudnov Russia 1:02.15 Q
11 8 3 Brett Petersen South Africa 1:02.20 Q
12 9 5 Jarno Pihlava Finland 1:02.21 Q
13 9 2 Oleg Lisogor Ukraine 1:02.24 Q
14 7 8 Hugues Duboscq France 1:02.40 Q
15 8 6 Darren Mew Great Britain 1:02.42 Q
16 8 2 Remo Lütolf Switzerland 1:02.54 Q
17 6 5 Phil Rogers Australia 1:02.77
18 8 8 José Couto Portugal 1:02.79
19 6 6 Elvin Chia Malaysia 1:02.81
20 9 6 Mark Warnecke Germany 1:02.85
21 9 3 Akira Hayashi Japan 1:02.86
22 6 4 Patrick Schmollinger Austria 1:02.87
23 7 2 Adam Whitehead Great Britain 1:02.91
24 6 2 Marek Krawczyk Poland 1:03.00
25 7 4 Pat Calhoun United States 1:03.03
26 9 1 Patrik Isaksson Sweden 1:03.05
27 6 3 Steven Ferguson New Zealand 1:03.06
28 7 1 Terence Parkin South Africa 1:03.11
29 8 7 Zhu Yi China 1:03.20
30 6 7 Vanja Rogulj Croatia 1:03.58
31 6 1 Eduardo Fischer Brazil 1:03.72
32 6 8 Raiko Pachel Estonia 1:03.99
32 5 5 Tal Stricker Israel 1:03.99
34 4 3 Valērijs Kalmikovs Latvia 1:04.02
34 4 7 Arsenio López Puerto Rico 1:04.02
36 3 1 Vadim Tatarov Moldova 1:04.12 NR
37 3 4 Francisco Suriano El Salvador 1:04.31
38 5 6 Alvaro Fortuny Guatemala 1:04.35
39 5 3 Alwin de Prins Luxembourg 1:04.37
40 5 2 Yang Shang-Hsuan Chinese Taipei 1:04.54
41 4 5 Andrew Bree Ireland 1:04.58
42 4 2 Nikola Savčić Yugoslavia 1:04.64
43 5 4 Alfredo Jacobo Mexico 1:04.67
44 5 8 Iván Rodríguez Mesa Panama 1:04.68
45 4 8 Joe Kyong-Fan South Korea 1:04.71
46 5 7 Aliaksandr Hukau Belarus 1:04.96
47 3 5 Wickus Nienaber Swaziland 1:04.98
48 2 4 Juan José Madrigal Costa Rica 1:05.14 NR
49 3 2 Jorg Lindemeier Namibia 1:05.25
50 3 3 Matthew Kwok Hon Ming Hong Kong 1:05.28
51 2 3 Sylvain Fauré Monaco 1:05.51
52 4 4 Hjalti Gudmundsson Iceland 1:05.55
53 5 1 Sergio Andres Ferreyra Argentina 1:05.75
54 3 7 Aleksandr Savitsky Kazakhstan 1:05.95
55 2 6 Jean Luc Razakarivony Madagascar 1:05.97
56 2 5 Ahmed Al-Kudmani Saudi Arabia 1:06.07
57 4 1 Daniel Liew Singapore 1:06.41
58 3 8 Krasimir Zahov Bulgaria 1:07.09
59 4 6 Yevgeny Petrashov Kyrgyzstan 1:07.32
60 3 6 Hakan Kiper Turkey 1:07.46
61 1 3 Antonio Leon Candia Paraguay 1:08.12 NR
62 2 2 Malick Fall Senegal 1:08.60
63 1 5 Kieran Chan Papua New Guinea 1:13.34
64 2 7 Karar Samedul Islam Bangladesh 1:14.93
65 1 4 Joe Atuhaire Uganda 1:22.35
66 2 1 Facinet Bangoura Guinea DSQ

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Roman Sloudnov Russia 1:01.15 Q
2 4 Daniel Málek Czech Republic 1:01.60 Q
3 3 Morgan Knabe Canada 1:01.70 Q
4 8 Remo Lütolf Switzerland 1:01.81 Q, NR
5 5 Károly Güttler Hungary 1:01.83
6 7 Jarno Pihlava Finland 1:01.92
7 6 Marcel Wouda Netherlands 1:01.94 NR
8 1 Hugues Duboscq France 1:02.89

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Domenico Fioravanti Italy 1:00.84 Q, NR
2 5 Ed Moses United States 1:01.22 Q
3 3 Kosuke Kitajima Japan 1:01.31 Q, AS
4 7 Brett Petersen South Africa 1:01.42 Q, AF
5 6 Dmitry Komornikov Russia 1:01.88
6 2 Jens Kruppa Germany 1:01.92
7 8 Darren Mew Great Britain 1:01.98
8 1 Oleg Lisogor Ukraine 1:02.00

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Domenico Fioravanti Italy 1:00.46 OR
2 3 Ed Moses United States 1:00.73
3 5 Roman Sloudnov Russia 1:00.91
4 6 Kosuke Kitajima Japan 1:01.34
5 7 Daniel Málek Czech Republic 1:01.50 NR
6 1 Morgan Knabe Canada 1:01.58 NR
7 2 Brett Petersen South Africa 1:01.63
8 8 Remo Lütolf Switzerland 1:01.88

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Dillman, Lisa (18 September 2000). "They Made Waves". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dolan, Bennett bring home gold for U.S. swimming". Sports Illustrated (CNN). 17 September 2000. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Whitten, Phillip (17 September 2000). "Olympic Day 2 Finals". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Whitten, Phillip (16 September 2000). "Olympic Day 1 Prelims – Complete". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Heart Trouble Sidelines Italian Olympic Champ". Swimming World Magazine. 7 November 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Swim champion doubtful for Athens". CNN. 6 November 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 100m Breaststroke Heats" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. pp. 244–246. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 

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