Equatorial Guinea at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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Equatorial Guinea at the
2000 Summer Olympics
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg
IOC code GEQ
NOC Equatoguinean Olympic Committee
in Sydney
Competitors 4 in 2 sports
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Equatorial Guinea competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Swimmer Eric Moussambani achieved international fame when he struggled through a 100-metre swim, alone in the pool after the other two competitors were disqualified. Moussambani had never swum in an Olympic-sized pool before, and received strong support from spectators for his efforts, followed by media coverage, noting his unusual situation and praising his courage.[1] Paula Barila Bolopa attracted similar interest and support.[2][3]

Results by event[edit]


Men's 1,500m

Women's 100m


Men's 100m Freestyle

Women's 50m Freestyle


  1. ^ "Courage on the blocks", The Times, 19 September 2000
  2. ^ "Barila Bolopa paddles her way to Olympic stardom", Agence France-Presse, 21 September 2000
  3. ^ "'Paula the Crawler' sets record", BBC, 22 September 2000