Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre butterfly

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Women's 100 metre butterfly
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Venue Sydney International Aquatic Centre
Date September 16, 2000 (heats &
semifinals)
September 17, 2000 (final)
Competitors 50 from 40 nations
Winning time 56.61 WR
Medalists
Gold medal    Netherlands
Silver medal    Slovakia
Bronze medal    United States
«1996 2004»
Swimming events at the
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 women's 100 metre butterfly event at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place on 16–17 September at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney, Australia.[1]

Dutch rising star Inge de Bruijn shattered her own world record by 0.03 seconds to claim the gold medal in the event. Forging a narrow lead at the initial turn, she cruised her path on the final lap to hit the wall first in a sterling time of 56.61.[2][3] Slovakia's Martina Moravcová moved herself up from fourth to surge past the field for the silver medal in 57.97. At only 33 years of age and competing in her fourth Olympics since 1984, U.S. legend Dara Torres ended her seven-year retirement from the sport by taking home the bronze in 58.20.[4][5][6]

Australia's top favorite Petria Thomas failed to impress the home crowd with her fourth-place effort, finishing off the podium by 29-hundredths of a second in 58.49. Trailing behind De Bruijn by 0.12 seconds, Jenny Thompson faded down the final stretch to pick up a fifth spot in 58.73. Earlier in the prelims, she posted a leading time (57.66) to cut off Qian Hong's 1992 Olympic record by almost a full second.[7] Japan's Junko Onishi (59.13), Thomas' teammate Susie O'Neill (59.27), competing in her third Olympics, and Romania's Diana Mocanu (59.43) rounded out the finale.[6]

Before her breakthrough final, De Bruijn erased Thompson's record from heat five by 0.06 seconds to post a top-seeded time of 57.60 in the prelims.[7][8][9] Followed by an evening session on the first night of the Games, she eventually lowered it to 57.14 in the semifinals.[10]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Inge de Bruijn (NED) 56.64 Seattle, United States 22 July 2000 [11]
Olympic record  Qian Hong (CHN) 58.62 Barcelona, Spain 29 July 1992 [11]

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

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
16 September Heat 5 Jenny Thompson United States 57.66 OR
16 September Heat 7 Inge de Bruijn Netherlands 57.60 OR
16 September Semifinal 2 Inge de Bruijn Netherlands 57.14 OR
17 September Final Inge de Bruijn Netherlands 56.61 WR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

[11]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7 4 Inge de Bruijn Netherlands 57.60 Q, OR
2 5 4 Jenny Thompson United States 57.66 Q, AM
3 7 5 Petria Thomas Australia 58.52 Q
4 7 3 Otylia Jędrzejczak Poland 58.66 Q, NR
5 6 4 Dara Torres United States 58.76 Q
6 6 5 Martina Moravcová Slovakia 58.95 Q
7 5 3 Junko Onishi Japan 59.11 Q
8 6 6 Mette Jacobsen Denmark 59.45 Q
9 5 5 Susie O'Neill Australia 59.49 Q
10 7 8 Natalya Sutyagina Russia 59.50 Q, NR
11 6 3 Johanna Sjöberg Sweden 59.59 Q
12 5 7 Franziska van Almsick Germany 59.72 Q, WD
12 6 7 Diana Mocanu Romania 59.72 Q, NR
14 4 3 Sophia Skou Denmark 59.79 Q
15 5 6 Anna-Karin Kammerling Sweden 59.88 Q
16 7 7 Mandy Loots South Africa 59.94 Q, AF
17 6 1 Cécile Jeanson France 59.96 Q
18 6 2 Liu Limin China 59.98
19 7 2 Vered Borochovski Israel 1:00.34
20 4 4 Jen Button Canada 1:00.83
21 5 8 Jessica Deglau Canada 1:00.97
21 7 6 Maki Mita Japan 1:00.97
23 4 7 Fabienne Dufour Belgium 1:01.15
23 4 8 Orsolya Ferenczy Hungary 1:01.15
25 7 1 Ruan Yi China 1:01.16
26 6 8 Joscelin Yeo Singapore 1:01.28
27 5 2 Daniela Samulski Germany 1:01.31
28 4 6 Renate du Plessis South Africa 1:01.32
29 4 5 María Peláez Spain 1:01.47
30 4 2 Margaretha Pedder Great Britain 1:01.53
31 5 1 Yekaterina Vinogradova Russia 1:01.54
32 3 3 Maria Papadopoulou Cyprus 1:01.64 NR
33 4 1 Marja Pärssinen Finland 1:01.94
34 3 5 Zampia Melachroinou Greece 1:02.06
35 3 2 Lee Bo-Eun South Korea 1:02.22
36 3 8 Fabíola Molina Brazil 1:02.77
37 3 4 Praphalsai Minpraphal Thailand 1:02.99
38 3 6 Mariya Ogurtsova Ukraine 1:03.00
39 3 1 Eydis Konrádsdóttir Iceland 1:03.27
40 3 7 Siobhan Cropper Trinidad and Tobago 1:03.34
41 2 4 Hsieh Shu-Ting Chinese Taipei 1:03.52
42 2 3 Yan Kay Flora Kong Hong Kong 1:04.09
43 2 2 Ayse Diker Turkey 1:04.65
44 2 5 María del Pilar Pereyra Argentina 1:04.75
45 1 4 Lisa de la Motte Swaziland 1:06.70
46 1 3 Angela Galea Malta 1:07.88
47 2 7 Ellen Lendra Hight Zambia 1:09.34
48 2 6 Mariya Bugakova Uzbekistan 1:09.94
49 1 5 Tracy Ann Route Federated States of Micronesia 1:13.53
050 2 1 Kenza Bennaceur Algeria DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Jenny Thompson United States 58.18 Q
2 3 Martina Moravcová Slovakia 58.49 Q
3 7 Diana Mocanu Romania 59.12 Q, NR
4 5 Otylia Jędrzejczak Poland 59.14
5 2 Natalya Sutyagina Russia 59.30
6 6 Mette Jacobsen Denmark 59.75
7 8 Cécile Jeanson France 59.80
8 1 Anna-Karin Kammerling Sweden 1:00.40

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Inge de Bruijn Netherlands 57.14 Q, OR
2 5 Petria Thomas Australia 58.11 Q
3 3 Dara Torres United States 58.35 Q
4 6 Junko Onishi Japan 59.04 Q
5 2 Susie O'Neill Australia 59.05 Q
6 7 Johanna Sjöberg Sweden 59.15
7 8 Mandy Loots South Africa 59.63 AF
8 1 Sophia Skou Denmark 59.89

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Inge de Bruijn Netherlands 56.61 WR
2 2 Martina Moravcová Slovakia 57.97 NR
3 6 Dara Torres United States 58.20
4 5 Petria Thomas Australia 58.49
5 3 Jenny Thompson United States 58.73
6 7 Junko Onishi Japan 59.13
7 1 Susie O'Neill Australia 59.27
8 8 Diana Mocanu Romania 59.43

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "De Bruijn soars to butterfly gold". BBC Sport. 17 September 2000. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Frank (18 September 2000). "The Pool Is Whirling With Undercurrents Amid The Interest In World Records Are Subplots Among Some Of The Women That Are Downright Fascinating". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "De Bruijn leads records rush". News24. 17 September 2000. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Dolan, Bennett bring home gold for U.S. swimming". Sports Illustrated (CNN). 17 September 2000. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Whitten, Phillip (17 September 2000). "Olympic Day 2 Finals". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Whitten, Phillip (16 September 2000). "Olympic Day 1 Prelims – Complete". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  8. ^ Newberry, Paul (16 September 2000). "Thompson anchors U.S. relay win; Thorpe wins 400 free". Canoe.ca. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Morrissey, Rick (17 September 2000). "Well, It Was Nice While It Lasted". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  10. ^ Whitten, Phillip (16 September 2000). "Olympic Day 1 Finals (Complete)". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 100m Butterfly Heats" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. pp. 227–228. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 

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