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Saint Lucia at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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Saint Lucia at the
2000 Summer Olympics
Flag of Saint Lucia (1979-2002).svg
IOC code LCA
NOC Saint Lucia Olympic Committee
Website www.slunoc.org
in Sydney
Competitors 5
Flag bearer Dominic Johnson
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Saint Lucia competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics which were held in Sydney, Australia from September 13 to October 1. Saint Lucia sent five athletes to the 2000 Summer Olympics, Ron Promesse, Dominic Johnson, Vernetta Lesforis, Jamie Peterkin, and Sherri Henry. While none of the athletes form Saint Lucia won an Olympic medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics, Jamie Promesse placed first in his heat for the men's 50 metre freestyle.

History[edit]

In the 17th and 18th centuries, Great Britain and France had a territorial dispute over Saint Lucia. Control of Saint Lucia passed between British and French possession an estimated 14 separate times. The nation finally ended up in the United Kingdom's possession in 1814. The United Kingdom granted Saint Lucia self rule in 1967, and eventually granted the nation independence in 1979.[1]

Saint Lucia formed its National Olympic Committee in 1987, and gained international recognition by the International Olympic Committee on September 24, 1993. Saint Lucia previously competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics.[2][3]

Athletics[edit]

Saint Lucia was represented by two male athletes and one female athlete at the 2000 Summer Olympics in athletics: Ron Promesse, Dominic Johnson, and Vernetta Lesforis.[4] This was the first Olympic appearance for both Promesse and Lesforis. This was the second Olympic appearance for Johnson who had previously competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics.[5][6][7]

Ron Promesse competed in the men's 100 metre, but did not finish the event. The medals in the event went to athletes from the United States, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados.[4][5][8]

Dominic Johnson competed in the men's pole vault, placing at 26th in the standings, in a three way tie along with Pavel Gerasimov and Chad Harting. The medals in the event went to athletes from the United States, and Russia.[9][7]

Promesse, Johnson and Lesforis all competed at Stadium Australia where the athletics events for the 2000 Summer Olympics were held.

Vernetta Lesforis competed in the women's 400 metre, finishing sixth in her heat and failed to advance to the next round. The medals in the event went to athletes from Australia, Jamaica, and Great Britain.[10][6]

Key[edit]

  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Men[edit]

Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ron Promesse 100 m Did not finish Did not advance[5]
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Dominic Johnson Pole vault 5.40 26 Did not advance[7]

Women[edit]

Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Vernetta Lesforis 400 m 54.67 6 Did not advance[6]


Swimming[edit]

Saint Lucia was represented by one male athlete and one female athlete in swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics, Jamie Peterkin and Sherri Henry, this was the first appearance at the olympics for both Peterkin and Henry.[4][11][12] Jamie Peterkin competed in the men's 50 metre freestyle, finishing with a time of 25.33. Peterkin placed first in his heat, however he failed to advance to the next round. The medals in the event went to athletes from the United States and the Netherlands.[13][14][11]

Peterkin and Henry competed at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre during the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Sherri Henry competed in the women's 50 metre freestyle, finishing with a time of 28.81. Henry placed fourth in her heat, however she failed to advance to the next round. The medals in the event went to athletes from the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United States.[12][15][16]

Men[edit]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jamie Peterkin 50 m freestyle 25.33 1 Did not advance[11]

Women[edit]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sherri Henry 50 m freestyle 28.81 4 Did not advance[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World Factbook — Central Intelligence Agency". www.cia.gov. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Our History - St Lucia Olympic Committee". slunoc.org. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  3. ^ "Olympic History of Saint Lucia". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  4. ^ a b c "Saint Lucia at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  5. ^ a b c "Ron Promesse Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  6. ^ a b c "Verneta Lesforis Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  7. ^ a b c "Dominic Johnson Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  8. ^ "Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's 100 metres". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  9. ^ "Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's Pole Vault". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  10. ^ "Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Women's 400 metres". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  11. ^ a b c "Jamie Peterkin Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  12. ^ a b c "Sherri Henry Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  13. ^ "Swimming at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's 50 metres Freestyle Round One". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  14. ^ "Swimming at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's 50 metres Freestyle". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  15. ^ "Swimming at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Women's 50 metres Freestyle Round One". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  16. ^ "Swimming at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Women's 50 metres Freestyle". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13.