Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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Swimming
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
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Sydney International Aquatics Centre

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Venue Sydney International Aquatic Centre
Dates 16–23 September 2000
Competitors 954 from 150 nations
«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 swimming competitions at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney took place from 16 to 23 September 2000 at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Homebush Bay. It featured 32 events (16 male, 16 female), and a total of 954 swimmers from 150 nations.[1]

The swimming program for 2000 was expanded from 1996, with the inclusion of the semifinal phase in each of the events except for some special cases. Long-distance swimming events (400 m freestyle, 800 m freestyle, 1500 m freestyle, and 400 m individual medley) and all relays still maintained the old format with only two phases: heats and final. Because of the radical changes in the competition format, it was extended into an eight-day program and thereby continued into the present era.[2][3]

Swimmers from the United States were the most successful, winning 14 golds, 8 silver, and 11 bronze to lead the overall medal count with 33. Meanwhile, Australia had produced a total of 18 medals (five golds, nine silver, and four bronze) to claim the second spot in the tally.[4][5][6] A total of fourteen world records and thirty-eight Olympic records were set during the competition.[7]

Events[edit]

The following events were contested (all pool events were long course, and distances are in metres unless stated):

Schedule[edit]

H Heats ½ Semifinals F Final
Men[8]
Date → Sat 16 Sun 17 Mon 18 Tue 19 Wed 20 Thu 21 Fri 22 Sat 23
Event ↓ M E M E M E M E M E M E M E M E
50 m freestyle H ½ F
100 m freestyle H ½ F
200 m freestyle H ½ F
400 m freestyle H F
1500 m freestyle H F
100 m backstroke H ½ F
200 m backstroke H ½ F
100 m breaststroke H ½ F
200 m breaststroke H ½ F
100 m butterfly H ½ F
200 m butterfly H ½ F
200 m individual medley H ½ F
400 m individual medley H F
4×100 m freestyle relay H F
4×200 m freestyle relay H F
4×100 m medley relay H F
Women[8]
Date → Sat 16 Sun 17 Mon 18 Tue 19 Wed 20 Thu 21 Fri 22 Sat 23
Event ↓ M E M E M E M E M E M E M E M E
50 m freestyle H ½ F
100 m freestyle H ½ F
200 m freestyle H ½ F
400 m freestyle H F
800 m freestyle H F
100 m backstroke H ½ F
200 m backstroke H ½ F
100 m breaststroke H ½ F
200 m breaststroke H ½ F
100 m butterfly H ½ F
200 m butterfly H ½ F
200 m individual medley H ½ F
400 m individual medley H F
4×100 m freestyle relay H F
4×200 m freestyle relay H F
4×100 m medley relay H F
M = Morning session, E = Evening session


Participating nations[edit]

A total of 954 swimmers (558 men and 336 women) from 150 nations would compete in swimming events at these Olympic Games.[9] Aruba, Côte d'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Georgia, Guinea, Iraq, Laos, Mali, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Niger, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, and Tajikistan made their official debut in swimming. Nations with swimmers at the Games are (team size in parentheses):

Medal summary[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 14 8 11 33
2  Australia (AUS) 5 9 4 18
3  Netherlands (NED) 5 1 2 8
4  Italy (ITA) 3 1 2 6
5  Ukraine (UKR) 2 2 0 4
6  Romania (ROM) 2 1 1 4
7  Sweden (SWE) 1 2 1 4
8  Hungary (HUN) 1 0 0 1
9  Japan (JPN) 0 2 2 4
10  Slovakia (SVK) 0 2 0 2
11  Russia (RUS) 0 1 1 2
 South Africa (RSA) 0 1 1 2
13  France (FRA) 0 1 0 1
14  Germany (GER) 0 0 3 3
15  Costa Rica (CRC) 0 0 2 2
16  Brazil (BRA) 0 0 1 1
 Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1
 Spain (ESP) 0 0 1 1
Total 33 31 33 97

Results[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle
details
 Anthony Ervin (USA)
 Gary Hall, Jr. (USA)
21.98 Not awarded
as there was a tie for gold.
 Pieter van den Hoogenband (NED) 22.03
100 m freestyle
details
 Pieter van den Hoogenband (NED) 48.30  Alexander Popov (RUS) 48.69  Gary Hall, Jr. (USA) 48.73
200 m freestyle
details
 Pieter van den Hoogenband (NED) 1:45.35 =WR  Ian Thorpe (AUS) 1:45.83  Massimiliano Rosolino (ITA) 1:46.65
400 m freestyle
details
 Ian Thorpe (AUS) 3:40.59 WR  Massimiliano Rosolino (ITA) 3:43.40 EU  Klete Keller (USA) 3:47.00 AM
1500 m freestyle
details
 Grant Hackett (AUS) 14:48.33  Kieren Perkins (AUS) 14:53.59  Chris Thompson (USA) 14:56.81 AM
100 m backstroke
details
 Lenny Krayzelburg (USA) 53.72 OR  Matt Welsh (AUS) 54.07 OC  Stev Theloke (GER) 54.82
200 m backstroke
details
 Lenny Krayzelburg  (USA) 1:56.76 OR  Aaron Peirsol (USA) 1:57.35  Matt Welsh (AUS) 1:57.59 OC
100 m breaststroke
details
 Domenico Fioravanti (ITA) 1:00.46 OR  Ed Moses (USA) 1:00.73  Roman Sloudnov (RUS) 1:00.91
200 m breaststroke
details
 Domenico Fioravanti (ITA) 2:10.87 EU  Terence Parkin (RSA) 2:12.50 AF  Davide Rummolo (ITA) 2:12.73
100 m butterfly
details
 Lars Frölander (SWE) 52.00 EU  Michael Klim (AUS) 52.18  Geoff Huegill (AUS) 52.22
200 m butterfly
details
 Tom Malchow (USA) 1:55.35 OR  Denys Sylantyev (UKR) 1:55.76 NR  Justin Norris (AUS) 1:56.17 OC
200 m individual medley
details
 Massimiliano Rosolino (ITA) 1:58.98 OR  Tom Dolan (USA) 1:59.77 AM  Tom Wilkens (USA) 2:00.87
400 m individual medley
details
 Tom Dolan (USA) 4:11.76 WR  Erik Vendt (USA) 4:14.23  Curtis Myden (CAN) 4:15.33
4×100 m freestyle relay
details
 Australia (AUS)
Ian Thorpe
Ashley Callus
Chris Fydler
Michael Klim
Todd Pearson*
Adam Pine*
3:13.67 WR  United States (USA)
Neil Walker
Anthony Ervin
Gary Hall, Jr.
Jason Lezak
Scott Tucker*
Josh Davis*
3:13.86 AM  Brazil (BRA)
Edvaldo Valério
Gustavo Borges
Carlos Jayme
Fernando Scherer
3:17.40
4×200 m freestyle relay
details
 Australia (AUS)
Todd Pearson
Ian Thorpe
Bill Kirby
Michael Klim
Grant Hackett*
Daniel Kowalski*
7:07.05 WR  United States (USA)
Jamie Rauch
Josh Davis
Scott Goldblatt
Klete Keller
Nate Dusing*
Chad Carvin*
7:12.64  Netherlands (NED)
Martijn Zuijdweg
Johan Kenkhuis
Pieter van den Hoogenband
Marcel Wouda
Mark van der Zijden*
7:12.70 NR
4×100 m medley relay
details
 United States (USA)
Lenny Krayzelburg
Ed Moses
Ian Crocker
Gary Hall, Jr.
Neil Walker*
Tommy Hannan*
Jason Lezak*
3:33.73 WR  Australia (AUS)
Matt Welsh
Regan Harrison
Geoff Huegill
Michael Klim
Josh Watson*
Ryan Mitchell*
Adam Pine*
Ian Thorpe*
3:35.27 OC  Germany (GER)
Stev Theloke
Jens Kruppa
Thomas Rupprath
Torsten Spanneberg
3:35.88 EU

* Swimmers who participated in the heats only and received medals.

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle
details
 Inge de Bruijn (NED) 24.32  Therese Alshammar (SWE) 24.51  Dara Torres (USA) 24.63 AM
100 m freestyle
details
 Inge de Bruijn (NED) 53.83  Therese Alshammar (SWE) 54.33 NR  Dara Torres (USA)
 Jenny Thompson (USA)
54.43
200 m freestyle
details
 Susie O'Neill (AUS) 1:58.24  Martina Moravcová (SVK) 1:58.32  Claudia Poll (CRC) 1:58.81
400 m freestyle
details
 Brooke Bennett (USA) 4:05.80  Diana Munz (USA) 4:07.07  Claudia Poll (CRC) 4:07.83
800 m freestyle
details
 Brooke Bennett (USA) 8:19.67 OR  Yana Klochkova (UKR) 8:22.66 NR  Kaitlin Sandeno (USA) 8:24.29
100 m backstroke
details
 Diana Mocanu (ROM) 1:00.21 OR  Mai Nakamura (JPN) 1:00.55 NR  Nina Zhivanevskaya (ESP) 1:00.89 NR
200 m backstroke
details
 Diana Mocanu (ROM) 2:08.16 NR  Roxana Maracineanu (FRA) 2:10.25 NR  Miki Nakao (JPN) 2:11.05
100 m breaststroke
details
 Megan Quann (USA) 1:07.05 AM  Leisel Jones (AUS) 1:07.49 OC  Penny Heyns (RSA) 1:07.55
200 m breaststroke
details
 Ágnes Kovács (HUN) 2:24.35  Kristy Kowal (USA) 2:24.56 AM  Amanda Beard (USA) 2:25.35
100 m butterfly
details
 Inge de Bruijn (NED) 56.61 WR  Martina Moravcová (SVK) 57.97 NR  Dara Torres (USA) 58.20
200 m butterfly
details
 Misty Hyman (USA) 2:05.88 OR  Susie O'Neill (AUS) 2:06.58  Petria Thomas (AUS) 2:07.12
200 m individual medley
details
 Yana Klochkova (UKR) 2:10.68 OR  Beatrice Căslaru (ROM) 2:12.57 NR  Cristina Teuscher (USA) 2:13.32
400 m individual medley
details
 Yana Klochkova (UKR) 4:33.59 WR  Yasuko Tajima (JPN) 4:35.96 NR  Beatrice Căslaru (ROM) 4:37.18 NR
4×100 m freestyle relay
details
 United States (USA)
Amy Van Dyken
Courtney Shealy
Jenny Thompson
Dara Torres
Erin Phenix*
Ashley Tappin*
3:36.61 WR  Netherlands (NED)
Manon van Rooijen
Wilma van Hofwegen
Inge de Bruijn
Thamar Henneken
Chantal Groot*
3:39.83 EU  Sweden (SWE)
Johanna Sjöberg
Therese Alshammar
Louise Jöhncke
Anna-Karin Kammerling
Josefin Lillhage*
Malin Svahnström*
3:40.30 NR
4×200 m freestyle relay
details
 United States (USA)
Diana Munz
Jenny Thompson
Samantha Arsenault
Lindsay Benko
Julia Stowers*
Kim Black*
7:57.80 OR  Australia (AUS)
Giaan Rooney
Petria Thomas
Kirsten Thomson
Susie O'Neill
Jacinta van Lint*
Elka Graham*
7:58.52 OC  Germany (GER)
Franziska van Almsick
Antje Buschschulte
Sara Harstick
Kerstin Kielgass
Meike Freitag*
Britta Steffen*
7:58.64 NR
4×100 m medley relay
details
 United States (USA)
Barbara Bedford
Megan Quann
Jenny Thompson
Dara Torres
Courtney Shealy*
Ashley Tappin*
Amy Van Dyken*
Staciana Stitts*
3:58.30 WR  Australia (AUS)
Petria Thomas
Leisel Jones
Susie O'Neill
Dyana Calub
Giaan Rooney*
Tarnee White*
Sarah Ryan*
4:01.59 OC  Japan (JPN)
Masami Tanaka
Sumika Minamoto
Mai Nakamura
Junko Onishi
4:04.16 NR

* Swimmers who participated in the heats only and received medals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ABC Olympics Coverage: Swimming". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Competition Description" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 10. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Format: Men and women each compete in 16 events on the Olympic program". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Clarey, Christopher (23 September 2000). "Sydney 2000: Swimming; U.S. Makes Biggest, and the Final, Waves". New York Times. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Whitten, Phillip (23 September 2000). "Olympic Day 8 Finals – Complete". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Swimmers set 14 world records at Aquatic Centre". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 1 October 2000. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Competition Description" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 94. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
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