South Africa at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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South Africa at the Olympic Games

Flag of South Africa
IOC code  RSA
NOC South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee
Website www.sascoc.co.za
At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney
Competitors 127 (89 men and 38 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearer Hezekiél Sepeng
Medals
Rank: 55
Gold
0
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total
5
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

South Africa competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

The South African Airways had one of their Boeing 747-300s specially painted in rainbow colours to transport the South African Olympic team to Sydney. The aircraft was fondly dubbed the Ndizani.

The SAA Boeing 747-300 Ndizani that had flown the athletes to Sydney.

Medalists[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

South Africa returned two of the archers that had competed four years earlier. Again, Lewis had the nation's only victory.

Women
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Score Seed Score Score Score Score Score Rank
Jill Borresen Individual 635 18  Michelle Tremelling (AUS)
L 147-162
Did not advance
Kirstin Lewis 615 48  Natalia Nasaridze (TUR)
W 154-153
 Cristina Ioriatti (ITA)
L 154-145
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Johan Botha 800 m 01:46.91 13 q N/A 01:45.49 11 Did not advance
Werner Botha 01:47.83 22 Q N/A 01:46.53 16 Did not advance
Shaun Bownes 100 m hurdles 13.53 5 Q 13.54 7 Q 13.41 9 Did not advance
Ernst van Dyk Men's 1500 m wheelchair N/A 3:12.35 7
Llewellyn Herbert 400 m hurdles 49.25 3 Q N/A 48.38 2 Q 47.81 Bronze medal.svg
Arnaud Malherbe 400 m 45.73 21 q 45.59 21 Did not advance
Johannes Maremane Marathon N/A 2:21:25 43
Hendrick Mokganyetsi 400 m 45.22 2 Q 45.15 5 Q 45.52 8 Q 45.52 6
Alwyn Myburgh 400 m hurdles 49.57 10 q N/A 49.25 13 Did not advance
Hendrick Ramaala Marathon N/A 2:16:19 12
Hezekiél Sepeng 800 m 01:47.46 19 Q N/A 01:44.85 8 q 01:45.29 4
Josia Thugwane Marathon N/A 2:16:59 20
Mathew Quinn 100 m 10.44 37 Q 10.27 17 Did not advance
Werner Botha
Llewellyn Herbert
Arnaud Malherbe
Hendrick Mokganyetsi
Alwyn Myburgh
Hezekiél Sepeng
4 × 400 m relay 03:04.08 2 Q N/A 03:01.25 6 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Okkert Brits Pole vault 5.65 7 q 5.80 7
Frantz Kruger Discus Throw 67.54 2 Q 68.19 Bronze medal.svg
Burger Lambrechts Shot put 19.75 14 Did not advance
Frits Potgieter Discus Throw 61.56 18 Did not advance
Karel Potgieter Shot put 19.02 22 Did not advance
Janus Robberts 19.79 12 q 20.32 7
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Elana Meyer 10,000 m 32:35.32 7 Q N/A 31:14.70 8
Colleen De Reuck Marathon N/A 2:36:48 31
Heide Seyerling 400 m 51.92 16 Q 50.87 7 Q 51.06 7 Q 50.05 6
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Hestrie Cloete High Jump 1.94 1 Q 2.01 Silver medal.svg
Elmarie Gerryts Pole vault 4.30 7 q NM

Baseball[edit]

South Africa's first appearance in the Olympic baseball tournament resulted in a last-place finish. The baseball team finished the preliminary round with a 1-6 record, having lost by 10 runs or more four times. The only team that South Africa defeated was the Netherlands.

Men

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the final round
Team W L PCT Tiebreaker
(Head–to–head record)
 Cuba 6 1 .857 1–0
 United States 6 1 .857 0–1
 South Korea 4 3 .571 1–0
 Japan 4 3 .571 0–1
 Netherlands 3 4 .429
 Italy 2 5 .286 1–0
 Australia 2 5 .286 0–1
 South Africa 1 6 .143
17 September Cuba  16 – 0 (F/7)  South Africa Australia Blacktown Olympic Park
Attendance: 3,082
Boxscore

18 September United States  11 – 1 (F/7)  South Africa Australia Blacktown Olympic Park
Attendance: 3,474
Boxscore

19 September South Africa  0 – 13 (F/7)  Italy Australia Blacktown Olympic Park
Attendance: 2,511
Boxscore

20 September South Africa  4–10  Australia Australia Blacktown Olympic Park
Attendance: 3,459
Boxscore

22 September South Africa  0–8  Japan Australia Blacktown Olympic Park
Attendance: 3,512
Boxscore

23 September Netherlands  2 – 3 (F/10)  South Africa Australia Blacktown Olympic Park
Attendance: 3,484
Boxscore

24 September South Korea  13 – 3 (F/8)  South Africa Australia Sydney Baseball Stadium
Attendance: 13,864
Boxscore

Team Roster

Boxing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Phumzile Matyhila Flyweight N/A  Suleiman Wanjau Bilali (KEN)
L RSC
Did not advance
Jeffrey Mathebula Featherweight  Nouzeddine Medjehoud (ALG)
W 10-5
 Bekzat Sattarkhanov (KAZ)
L 5-16
Did not advance
Danie Venter Light heavyweight  Ihab Al-Youssef (SYR)
W 12-9
 Gurcharan Singh (IND)
L RSC
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Sprint[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Alan van Coller K-1 500 m 01:41.805 5 Q 1:40.656 3 Q 02:04.981 8
K-1 1000 m 03:39.573 4 Q 03:41.727 4 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ruth Nortje K-1 500 m 01:51.047 3 Q BYE 02:20.274 7

Cycling[edit]

Road Cycling[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
David George Men's road race 5:45:51 86
Robert Owen Hunter DNF

Track[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Garen Bloch Men's 1000m time trial 01:04.478 8

Mountain biking[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Erica Lynn Green Women's cross-country 2:03:32.37 25

Football[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

First round[edit]

Group D[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
 Japan 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
 South Africa 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
 Slovakia 3 1 0 2 4 6 –2 3

14 September 2000
20:00
v
South Africa  1–2  Japan
Nomvethe Goal 31' Report Takahara Goal 45+1'79'
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 17,500
Referee: Stéphane Bré (France)

17 September 2000
19:00
v
Brazil  1–3  South Africa
Edu Goal 11' Report Fortune Goal 10'
Nomvethe Goal 74'
Lekoelea Goal 90'

20 September 2000
20:00
v
Slovakia  2–1  South Africa
Czinege Goal 64'
Šlahor Goal 72'
Report McCarthy Goal 75'
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 14,562
Referee: Mario Sánchez Yantén (Chile)

Team Roster

Hockey[edit]

Women's Competition[edit]

Pool D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 New Zealand 4 2 1 1 7 5 7
 China 4 2 0 2 4 5 6
 Netherlands 4 1 2 1 9 9 5
 Germany 4 1 2 1 6 6 5
 South Africa 4 1 1 2 4 5 1

     Advanced to medal round

17 September 2000
20:30
Germany  2 – 1  South Africa
Rinne Goal 28'
Becker Goal 50'
Report Agliotti Goal 7'
Umpires:
Lee Mi-Ok (KOR)
Kazuko Yasueda (JPN)

19 September 2000
13:30
Netherlands  2 – 2  South Africa
Boomgaardt Goal 12'
Smabers Goal 16'
Report Coetzee Goal 52'
Dare Goal 61'
Umpires:
Kazuko Yasueda (JPN)
Gill Clarke (GBR)

21 September 2000
18:30
New Zealand  1 – 0  South Africa
Smith Goal 54' Report
Umpires:
Judith Barnesby (AUS)
Lee Mi-Ok (KOR)

22 September 2000
18:30
China  0 – 1  South Africa
Report Geyser Goal 52'
Umpires:
Angela Lario (ESP)
Gill Clarke (GBR)

Seventh to tenth place classification[edit]

Crossover[edit]

25 September 2000
10:30
Great Britain  3 – 2  South Africa
Simpson Goal 3'
Clewlow Goal 12'
Smith Goal 38'
Report Dare Goal 6'
Coetzee Goal 31'
Umpires:
Renee Chatas (USA)
Angela Lario (ESP)

Ninth and tenth place[edit]

27 September 2000
08:30
South Africa  0 – 3  South Korea
Report Kim Eun-Jin Goal 23'26'
Yoo Hee-Joo Goal 35+'
Umpires:
Michele Arnold (AUS)
Renee Cohen (NED)

Team Roster

Modern pentathlon[edit]

One female pentathlete represented South Africa in 2000.

Women
Athlete Event Shooting
(10 m air pistol)
Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Running
(3000 m)
Total points Final rank
Points Points Points Points Points
Karina Gerber Women's 928 720 1109 1040 820 4617 18

Sailing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M
Ian Richard Ainslie Finn 7 17 17 19 22 15 7 7 12 9 11 99 14
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M
Gareth Blanckenberg Laser 24 10 32 6 1 11 4 21 19 12 8 92 9

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semi final Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Brendon Dedekind 50 m freestyle 22.46 8 Q 22.39 9 Did not advance
Ryk Neethling 200 m freestyle DNS Did not advance
400 m freestyle 03:48.08 3 Q N/A 03:48.52 8
1500 m freestyle 15:09.12 4 Q N/A 15:00.48 5
Terence Parkin 100 m breaststroke 01:03.20 28 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 02:15.06 10 Q 02:13.57 6 Q 02:12.50 Silver medal.svg
200 m individual medley 02:03.33 17 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 04:18.14 Q N/A 04:16.92 5
Brett Petersen 100 m breaststroke 01:02.20 11 Q 01:01.42 5 Q 01:01.63 7
Roland Schoeman 50 m freestyle 22.53 10 Q 22.41 10 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 49.74 10 Q 49.84 15 Did not advance
Simon Thirsk 100 m backstroke 57.06 30 Did not advance
200 m backstroke DNS Did not advance
Theo Verster 100 m butterfly 53.95 18 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 02:00.90 26 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 02:03.64 20 Did not advance
Roland Schoeman
Brendon Dedekind
Nicholas Folker
Terence Parkin
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 03:21.28 11 Did not advance
Simon Thirsk
Brett Petersen
Theo Verster
Nicholas Folker
4 × 100 m medley relay 03:42.44 13 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Final B Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Penny Heyns 100 m breaststroke 01:07.85 2 Q 01:08.33 5 Q 01:07.55 Bronze medal.svg
200 m breaststroke 02:30.17 20 Did not advance
Mandy Loots 100 m butterfly 59.94 16 Q 59.63 12 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 02:11.38 14 Q 02:10.58 12 Did not advance
Heleen Muller 50 m freestyle 26.07 25 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 55.45 5 Q 55.24 3 Q 55.19 6
200 m freestyle 01:59.89 2 Q 02:00.04 9 Did not advance
Renate du Plessis 100 m butterfly 01:01.32 28 Did not advance
Sarah Poewe 100 m breaststroke 01:08.06 4 Q 01:07.48 1 Q 01:07.85 4
200 m breaststroke 02:27.84 9 Q 02:25.54 5 Q 02:25.72 6
Charlene Wittstock 100 m backstroke 01:03.18 17 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 2:15.10 16 Q 2:14.95 14 Did not advance
Mandy Loots
Heleen Muller
Sarah Poewe
Charlene Wittstock
4 × 100 m medley relay 04:07.19 5 Q N/A 04:05.15 5

Taekwondo[edit]

South Africa has qualified a single taekwondo jin.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Donald Ravenscroft Men's +80 kg  Nikolaidis (GRE)
L WO
Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Conrad Stoltz Men's 18:47.39 41 57:38.60 1 33:58.40 1:50:24.39 20
Lizel Moore Women's 21:01.48 41 1:08:32.90 28 38:43.81 2:08:18.19 30

References[edit]