Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre breaststroke

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Men's 100 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Venue Sydney International Aquatic Centre
Date September 16, 2000 (heats &
semifinals)
September 17, 2000 (final)
Competitors 66 from 61 nations
Winning time 1:00.46 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Domenico Fioravanti  Italy
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ed Moses  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Roman Sloudnov  Russia
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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 men's 100 metre breaststroke event at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place on 16–17 September at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney, Australia.[1]

Domenico Fioravanti made an Olympic milestone to become Italy's first ever gold medalist in swimming. He stormed home on the final lap to establish a new Olympic standard of 1:00.46, cutting off Frédérik Deburghgraeve's 1996 record by 0.14 seconds.[2] U.S. swimmer Ed Moses enjoyed a strong lead on the first length of the pool, but ended up only with a silver in 1:00.73. Meanwhile, Russia's world record holder Roman Sloudnov took the bronze in 1:00.91.[3][4]

Japan's Kosuke Kitajima, who later emerged as the world's top breaststroke swimmer of the decade, pulled off a fourth-place finish in 1:01.34. Czech Republic's Daniel Málek earned a fifth spot in a national record of 1:01.50, and was followed in sixth by Canada's Morgan Knabe with a time of 1:01.58. South Africa's Brett Petersen (1:01.63) and Switzerland's Remo Lütolf (1:01.88) closed out the field.[4]

Notable swimmers failed to reach the top 8 final, featuring four-time Olympians Károly Güttler of Hungary and Mark Warnecke of Germany, Australia's overwhelming favorite Phil Rogers, and New Zealand's Steven Ferguson, the son of former Olympic champion Ian Ferguson, who later became one of the most successful kayakers in the sport.[5]

Shortly before the next Olympics, Fioravanti was forced to retire from swimming after failing a routine medical test carried by the Italian National Olympic Committee. Tests revealed that he was diagnosed with a genetic heart anomaly.[6][7]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Roman Sloudnov (RUS) 1:00.36 Moscow, Russia 15 June 2000
Olympic record  Frédérik Deburghgraeve (BEL) 1:00.60 Atlanta, United States 20 July 1996

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

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
17 September Final Domenico Fioravanti  Italy 1:00.46 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

[8]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 8 5 Domenico Fioravanti  Italy 1:01.32 Q, NR
2 8 1 Daniel Málek  Czech Republic 1:01.56 Q, NR
3 8 4 Ed Moses  United States 1:01.59 Q
4 7 7 Károly Güttler  Hungary 1:01.66 Q
5 7 5 Kosuke Kitajima  Japan 1:01.68 Q
6 7 3 Morgan Knabe  Canada 1:01.81 Q
7 7 6 Dmitry Komornikov  Russia 1:01.87 Q
8 9 8 Marcel Wouda  Netherlands 1:02.00 Q, NR
9 9 7 Jens Kruppa  Germany 1:02.09 Q
10 9 4 Roman Sloudnov  Russia 1:02.15 Q
11 8 3 Brett Petersen  South Africa 1:02.20 Q
12 9 5 Jarno Pihlava  Finland 1:02.21 Q
13 9 2 Oleg Lisogor  Ukraine 1:02.24 Q
14 7 8 Hugues Duboscq  France 1:02.40 Q
15 8 6 Darren Mew  Great Britain 1:02.42 Q
16 8 2 Remo Lütolf  Switzerland 1:02.54 Q
17 6 5 Phil Rogers  Australia 1:02.77
18 8 8 José Couto  Portugal 1:02.79
19 6 6 Elvin Chia  Malaysia 1:02.81
20 9 6 Mark Warnecke  Germany 1:02.85
21 9 3 Akira Hayashi  Japan 1:02.86
22 6 4 Patrick Schmollinger  Austria 1:02.87
23 7 2 Adam Whitehead  Great Britain 1:02.91
24 6 2 Marek Krawczyk  Poland 1:03.00
25 7 4 Pat Calhoun  United States 1:03.03
26 9 1 Patrik Isaksson  Sweden 1:03.05
27 6 3 Steven Ferguson  New Zealand 1:03.06
28 7 1 Terence Parkin  South Africa 1:03.11
29 8 7 Zhu Yi  China 1:03.20
30 6 7 Vanja Rogulj  Croatia 1:03.58
31 6 1 Eduardo Fischer  Brazil 1:03.72
32 6 8 Raiko Pachel  Estonia 1:03.99
5 5 Tal Stricker  Israel
34 4 3 Valērijs Kalmikovs  Latvia 1:04.02
4 7 Arsenio López  Puerto Rico
36 3 1 Vadim Tatarov  Moldova 1:04.12 NR
37 3 4 Francisco Suriano  El Salvador 1:04.31
38 5 6 Alvaro Fortuny  Guatemala 1:04.35
39 5 3 Alwin de Prins  Luxembourg 1:04.37
40 5 2 Yang Shang-hsuan  Chinese Taipei 1:04.54
41 4 5 Andrew Bree  Ireland 1:04.58
42 4 2 Nikola Savčić  Yugoslavia 1:04.64
43 5 4 Alfredo Jacobo  Mexico 1:04.67
44 5 8 Iván Rodríguez Mesa  Panama 1:04.68
45 4 8 Joe Kyong-fan  South Korea 1:04.71
46 5 7 Aliaksandr Hukau  Belarus 1:04.96
47 3 5 Wickus Nienaber  Swaziland 1:04.98
48 2 4 Juan José Madrigal  Costa Rica 1:05.14 NR
49 3 2 Jorg Lindemeier  Namibia 1:05.25
50 3 3 Matthew Kwok Hon Ming  Hong Kong 1:05.28
51 2 3 Sylvain Fauré  Monaco 1:05.51
52 4 4 Hjalti Gudmundsson  Iceland 1:05.55
53 5 1 Sergio Andres Ferreyra  Argentina 1:05.75
54 3 7 Aleksandr Savitsky  Kazakhstan 1:05.95
55 2 6 Jean Luc Razakarivony  Madagascar 1:05.97
56 2 5 Ahmed Al-Kudmani  Saudi Arabia 1:06.07
57 4 1 Daniel Liew  Singapore 1:06.41
58 3 8 Krasimir Zahov  Bulgaria 1:07.09
59 4 6 Yevgeny Petrashov  Kyrgyzstan 1:07.32
60 3 6 Hakan Kiper  Turkey 1:07.46
61 1 3 Antonio Leon Candia  Paraguay 1:08.12 NR
62 2 2 Malick Fall  Senegal 1:08.60
63 1 5 Kieran Chan  Papua New Guinea 1:13.34
64 2 7 Karar Samedul Islam  Bangladesh 1:14.93
65 1 4 Joe Atuhaire  Uganda 1:22.35
66 2 1 Facinet Bangoura  Guinea DSQ

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Roman Sloudnov  Russia 1:01.15 Q
2 4 Daniel Málek  Czech Republic 1:01.60 Q
3 3 Morgan Knabe  Canada 1:01.70 Q
4 8 Remo Lütolf  Switzerland 1:01.81 Q, NR
5 5 Károly Güttler  Hungary 1:01.83
6 7 Jarno Pihlava  Finland 1:01.92
7 6 Marcel Wouda  Netherlands 1:01.94 NR
8 1 Hugues Duboscq  France 1:02.89

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Domenico Fioravanti  Italy 1:00.84 Q, NR
2 5 Ed Moses  United States 1:01.22 Q
3 3 Kosuke Kitajima  Japan 1:01.31 Q, AS
4 7 Brett Petersen  South Africa 1:01.42 Q, AF
5 6 Dmitry Komornikov  Russia 1:01.88
6 2 Jens Kruppa  Germany 1:01.92
7 8 Darren Mew  Great Britain 1:01.98
8 1 Oleg Lisogor  Ukraine 1:02.00

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Domenico Fioravanti  Italy 1:00.46 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 3 Ed Moses  United States 1:00.73
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 Roman Sloudnov  Russia 1:00.91
4 6 Kosuke Kitajima  Japan 1:01.34
5 7 Daniel Málek  Czech Republic 1:01.50 NR
6 1 Morgan Knabe  Canada 1:01.58 NR
7 2 Brett Petersen  South Africa 1:01.63
8 8 Remo Lütolf  Switzerland 1:01.88

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Dillman, Lisa (18 September 2000). "They Made Waves". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dolan, Bennett bring home gold for U.S. swimming". Sports Illustrated. CNN. 17 September 2000. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Whitten, Phillip (17 September 2000). "Olympic Day 2 Finals". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Whitten, Phillip (16 September 2000). "Olympic Day 1 Prelims – Complete". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Heart Trouble Sidelines Italian Olympic Champ". Swimming World Magazine. 7 November 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Swim champion doubtful for Athens". CNN. 6 November 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 100m Breaststroke Heats" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. pp. 244–246. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 

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