Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre butterfly

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Women's 200 metre butterfly
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Venue Sydney International Aquatic Centre
Date September 19, 2000 (heats &
semifinals)
September 20, 2000 (final)
Competitors 36 from 27 nations
Winning time 2:05.88 OR
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Australia
Bronze medal    Australia
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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 200 metre butterfly event at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place on 19–20 September at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney, Australia.[1]

U.S. swimmer Misty Hyman stunned Australia's defending champion Susie O'Neill to claim the Olympic title in front of a raucous home crowd. Seen as almost a lock victory for O'Neill, Hyman seized off a powerful lead and held a full body length over the champion at the 150-metre turn to maintain her relentless pace and touch the wall first in one of the oldest Olympic records in the book. She improved a sterling lifetime best of 2:05.88 to erase Mary T. Meagher's 1984 record by 1.02 seconds, but her time was just a 0.07-margin closer to O'Neill's world record.[2][3] In a signature race, O'Neill ended up with only a silver in 2:06.58, adding it to her gold from Atlanta in 1996 and bronze from Barcelona in 1992. Meanwhile, Petria Thomas took home the bronze in 2:07.12, handing the entire medal lock for the Aussies with a two–three finish.[4][5][6]

Danish star Mette Jacobsen, competing in her fourth Olympics, finished off the podium by over a second in 2:08.24, while Poland's Otylia Jędrzejczak posted a fifth-place time of 2:08.48. Racing next to her teammate Hyman in lane seven, Kaitlin Sandeno picked up a sixth spot with a time of 2:08.81.[7] Japanese duo Yuko Nakanishi (2:09.66) and Maki Mita (2:10.72) closed out the field.[6]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Susie O'Neill (AUS) 2:05.81 Sydney, Australia 17 May 2000 [8]
Olympic record  Mary T. Meagher (USA) 2:06.90 Los Angeles, United States 4 August 1984 [8]

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

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
20 September Final Misty Hyman United States 2:05.88 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

[8]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 5 Misty Hyman United States 2:07.87 Q
2 5 4 Susie O'Neill Australia 2:07.97 Q
3 4 4 Petria Thomas Australia 2:08.70 Q
3 4 5 Otylia Jędrzejczak Poland 2:08.70 Q
5 3 4 Mette Jacobsen Denmark 2:09.30 Q
6 5 5 Maki Mita Japan 2:09.85 Q
7 5 3 Kaitlin Sandeno United States 2:09.92 Q
8 3 3 Yuko Nakanishi Japan 2:10.22 Q
9 2 3 Cécile Jeanson France 2:10.78 Q, NR
10 5 6 Mireia García Spain 2:10.96 Q
11 3 2 Georgina Lee Great Britain 2:11.09 Q
12 4 2 Éva Risztov Hungary 2:11.32 Q
13 5 2 Sophia Skou Denmark 2:11.35 Q
14 4 7 Mandy Loots South Africa 2:11.38 Q, AF
15 4 6 Margaretha Pedder Great Britain 2:11.59 Q
16 3 8 Elizabeth van Welie New Zealand 2:11.62 Q, NR
17 3 7 Jen Button Canada 2:11.74
18 3 1 Yekaterina Vinogradova Russia 2:11.94
19 4 1 Liu Limin China 2:12.32
20 2 1 Mirjana Bosevska Macedonia 2:12.59 NR
21 5 1 Liu Yin China 2:12.79
22 4 3 Jessica Deglau Canada 2:12.86
23 2 4 Petra Zahrl Austria 2:13.29 NR
24 2 5 Zhanna Lozumyrska Ukraine 2:14.47
25 5 7 María Peláez Spain 2:14.66
26 5 8 Anna Uryniuk Poland 2:14.87
27 2 6 Raquel Felgueiras Portugal 2:15.19
28 3 6 Franziska van Almsick Germany 2:15.68
29 4 8 Hsieh Shu-Tzu Chinese Taipei 2:16.23
30 2 7 Natalia Roubina Cyprus 2:17.01
31 2 2 Zampia Melachroinou Greece 2:17.60
32 2 8 Christel Bouvron Singapore 2:17.62
33 1 3 Chan Wing Suet Hong Kong 2:19.86
34 1 5 Tinka Dančević Croatia 2:21.02
35 1 4 Ana Carolina Aguilera Argentina 2:21.23
36 1 6 Hana Majaj Jordan 2:31.78

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Susie O'Neill Australia 2:07.57 Q
2 5 Petria Thomas Australia 2:07.63 Q
3 3 Maki Mita Japan 2:09.88 Q
4 6 Yuko Nakanishi Japan 2:09.89 Q
5 2 Mireia García Spain 2:10.24
6 1 Mandy Loots South Africa 2:10.58 AF
7 8 Elizabeth van Welie New Zealand 2:11.68
8 7 Éva Risztov Hungary 2:11.83

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Otylia Jędrzejczak Poland 2:07.81 Q, NR
2 4 Misty Hyman United States 2:07.96 Q
3 3 Mette Jacobsen Denmark 2:08.11 Q, NR
4 6 Kaitlin Sandeno United States 2:09.40 Q
5 7 Georgina Lee Great Britain 2:10.33 NR
6 8 Margaretha Pedder Great Britain 2:10.49
7 2 Cécile Jeanson France 2:10.78 =NR
8 1 Sophia Skou Denmark 2:11.07

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 Misty Hyman United States 2:05.88 OR*
2 4 Susie O'Neill Australia 2:06.58
3 5 Petria Thomas Australia 2:07.12
4 2 Mette Jacobsen Denmark 2:08.24
5 3 Otylia Jędrzejczak Poland 2:08.48
6 7 Kaitlin Sandeno United States 2:08.81
7 8 Yuko Nakanishi Japan 2:09.66
8 1 Maki Mita Japan 2:10.72

* Also an American record.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hyman, Van den Hoogenband win gold". ESPN. 20 September 2000. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Frank (20 September 2000). "Misty Hops Up A Golden Mountain Hyman Tops Aussie Icon In Butterfly". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Misty day: American Hyman upsets O'Neill in 200 butterfly". Sports Illustrated (CNN). 20 September 2000. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Longman, Jere (20 September 2000). "Sydney 2000: Swimming; Hyman, in Surprise, Joins No. 1 van den Hoogenband". New York Times. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Whitten, Phillip (20 September 2000). "Olympic Day 5 Finals (200 Breast, 100 Free, 200 Fly, 800 Free Relay)". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Thompson Wins Seventh Swimming Gold". ABC News. 20 September 2000. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 200m Butterfly Heats" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. pp. 235–236. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 

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