Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

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Men's 1500 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Venue Sydney International Aquatic Centre
Date September 22, 2000 (heats)
September 23, 2000 (final)
Competitors 41 from 32 nations
Winning time 14:48.33
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Grant Hackett  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kieren Perkins  Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Chris Thompson  United States
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The men's 1500 metre freestyle event at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place on 22–23 September at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney, Australia.[1]

Australia's Grant Hackett denied his teammate and overwhelming favorite Kieren Perkins a third straight title in the event. Having suffered badly over the first six days of the Games, Hackett maintained a strong lead from start to finish, and touched the wall first to claim a gold in 14:48.33.[2][3] Perkins fought off a challenge against his newest rival in the middle of the program's longest race, but ended up only with a silver in 14:53.59, handing the entire medal haul for the host nation with a 1–2 finish. U.S. swimmer Chris Thompson came up with a spectacular swim to take the bronze in an American record of 14:56.81, holding off a fast-closing Alexei Filipets of Russia (14:56.88) by seven hundredths of a second (0.07). For the first time in Olympic history, all three medalists finished the race under a 15-minute barrier.[4]

South Africa's dark horse Ryk Neethling powered home with a fifth-place effort in a new national record of 15:00.48, while American Erik Vendt, who previously set a continental mark from the trials, faded shortly to sixth in a time of 15:08.61.[5] Ukraine's Igor Chervynskiy (15:08.80) and Germany's Heiko Hell (15:19.87) rounded out the finale.[4]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Kieren Perkins (AUS) 14:41.66 Victoria, Canada 24 August 1994
Olympic record  Kieren Perkins (AUS) 14:43.48 Barcelona, Spain 31 July 1992

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

[6]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 4 Kieren Perkins  Australia 14:58.34 Q
2 5 4 Erik Vendt  United States 15:05.11 Q
3 6 4 Grant Hackett  Australia 15:07.50 Q
4 6 5 Ryk Neethling  South Africa 15:09.12 Q, AF
5 4 3 Alexei Filipets  Russia 15:10.94 Q
6 5 5 Chris Thompson  United States 15:11.21 Q
7 5 6 Heiko Hell  Germany 15:11.91 Q
8 4 5 Igor Chervynskiy  Ukraine 15:12.30 Q
9 6 6 Dragoș Coman  Romania 15:12.64 NR
10 6 2 Christian Minotti  Italy 15:12.72
11 6 1 Nicolas Rostoucher  France 15:13.26
12 4 2 Frederik Hviid  Spain 15:14.37
13 5 2 Masato Hirano  Japan 15:14.43 AS
14 5 3 Igor Snitko  Ukraine 15:14.67
15 3 5 Ricardo Monasterio  Venezuela 15:17.00
16 6 8 Yota Arase  Japan 15:18.20
17 6 7 Paul Palmer  Great Britain 15:21.09
18 4 1 Luiz Lima  Brazil 15:23.15
19 6 3 Emiliano Brembilla  Italy 15:27.65
20 3 4 Dmitry Koptur  Belarus 15:29.62
21 3 3 Spyridon Gianniotis  Greece 15:29.69
22 4 7 Alexey Kovrigin  Russia 15:30.69
23 4 6 Andrew Hurd  Canada 15:30.98
24 5 8 Teo Edo  Spain 15:32.01
25 5 1 Hannes Kalteis  Austria 15:32.90
26 1 4 Vlastimil Burda  Czech Republic 15:33.25 NR
27 4 8 Tim Peterson  Canada 15:34.94
28 3 8 Torwai Sethsothorn  Thailand 15:39.60
29 5 7 Adam Faulkner  Great Britain 15:39.86
30 3 1 Petar Stoychev  Bulgaria 15:42.76
31 3 2 Jorge Carral Armella  Mexico 15:43.03
32 3 7 Jin Hao  China 15:48.49
33 3 6 Cho Sung-mo  South Korea 15:50.45
34 2 3 Juan Carlos Piccio  Philippines 15:51.57 NR
35 2 6 Agustín Fiorilli  Argentina 15:52.69
36 2 5 Dieung Manggang  Malaysia 16:02.11
37 2 4 Jonathan Duncan  New Zealand 16:03.41
38 2 7 Steven Chandra  Indonesia 16:10.98
39 2 2 Diego Mularoni  San Marino 16:12.91
40 1 5 Li Yun-lun  Chinese Taipei 16:13.05
41 1 3 Ivan Ivanov  Kyrgyzstan DSQ

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 3 Grant Hackett  Australia 14:48.33
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 Kieren Perkins  Australia 14:53.59
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 Chris Thompson  United States 14:56.81 AM
4 2 Alexei Filipets  Russia 14:56.88
5 6 Ryk Neethling  South Africa 15:00.48 AF
6 5 Erik Vendt  United States 15:08.61
7 8 Igor Chervynskiy  Ukraine 15:08.80
8 1 Heiko Hell  Germany 15:19.87

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hackett denies Perkins gold". News24. 23 September 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Lonsbrough, Anita (25 September 2000). "Swimming: Hackett ends Perkins' long reign". ABC News. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Whitten, Phillip (23 September 2000). "Olympic Day 8 Finals – Complete". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ryk clocks his best time – not good enough for medal". News24. 24 September 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 1500m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. pp. 150–160. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 

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