Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 metre freestyle

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Men's 50 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Venue Sydney International Aquatic Centre
Date September 21, 2000 (heats &
semifinals)
September 22, 2000 (final)
Competitors 80 from 73 nations
Winning time 21.98
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Anthony Ervin
 United States
1st, gold medalist(s) Gary Hall, Jr.
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Pieter van den Hoogenband
 Netherlands
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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 50 metre freestyle event at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place on 21–22 September at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney, Australia.[1]

U.S. swimmers Gary Hall, Jr. and Anthony Ervin, who trained together at the Phoenix Swim Club, tied for the gold; they finished with a matching time of 21.98, edging out Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband by five hundredths of a second (0.05) in 22.03.[2][3]

Italy's Lorenzo Vismara finished fourth in 22.11, while Poland's Bartosz Kizierowski was a fraction behind the leading pack in sixth at 22.22. Russia's double defending champion Alexander Popov finished outside the medals in sixth place with a time of 22.24.[2][4] Great Britain's four-time Olympian Mark Foster (22.41) and Ukraine's Oleksandr Volynets (22.51) rounded out the finale.[2] Earlier in the prelims, Volynets made a surprise packet with a ninth fastest time and a Ukrainian record of 22.52 to lead the sixth heat.[5]

Ervin stopped swimming competitively in 2003, auctioned off his gold medal on eBay to aid survivors of the 2004 tsunami, but returned from retirement to claim his place on his second Olympics in London, twelve years after his first.[6][7][8] Both men would later go on to win another gold in this event outright (Hall, Jr. in 2004 and Ervin in 2016), edging out the runner-up by 0.01 second in their respective races.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Alexander Popov (RUS) 21.64 Moscow, Russia 16 June 2000
Olympic record  Alexander Popov (EUN) 21.91 Barcelona, Spain 30 July 1992

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

[9]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 9 6 Bartosz Kizierowski  Poland 22.05 Q, NR
2 9 4 Gary Hall, Jr.  United States 22.14 Q
3 10 4 Alexander Popov  Russia 22.15 Q
4 8 4 Anthony Ervin  United States 22.24 Q
5 10 5 Pieter van den Hoogenband  Netherlands 22.32 Q
6 8 6 Ricardo Busquets  Puerto Rico 22.42 Q
7 10 6 Brett Hawke  Australia 22.45 Q, OC
8 9 5 Brendon Dedekind  South Africa 22.48 Q
9 6 2 Oleksandr Volynets  Ukraine 22.52 Q, NR
10 10 3 Roland Mark Schoeman  South Africa 22.53 Q
8 7 Stefan Nystrand  Sweden Q, NR
12 9 2 Johan Kenkhuis  Netherlands 22.61 Q
13 8 5 Lorenzo Vismara  Italy 22.62 Q
14 8 3 Mark Foster  Great Britain 22.65 Q
15 9 8 Denis Pimankov  Russia 22.74 Q
16 10 2 Chris Fydler  Australia 22.80 Q
17 7 4 Jiang Chengji  China 22.82
6 6 Kim Min-suk  South Korea NR
19 10 8 Julio Santos  Ecuador 22.83
20 9 3 Fernando Scherer  Brazil 22.88
21 8 2 José Meolans  Argentina 22.89
22 8 1 Salim Iles  Algeria 22.95
23 10 7 Edvaldo Silva Filho  Brazil 22.96
8 8 Eduardo Lorente  Spain
25 6 8 Peter Mankoč  Slovenia 23.02
26 7 6 Attila Zubor  Hungary 23.03
27 6 7 Stavros Michaelides  Cyprus 23.05
28 7 1 Stephan Kunzelmann  Germany 23.08
29 10 1 Indrek Sei  Estonia 23.11
30 5 1 Ravil Nachaev  Uzbekistan 23.12
31 7 2 Christophe Bühler  Switzerland 23.15
32 7 7 Marijan Kanjer  Croatia 23.16
33 7 5 Marcos Hernández  Cuba 23.20
34 7 3 Dzmitry Kalinouski  Belarus 23.21
6 5 Yoav Bruck  Israel
36 7 8 Pedro Silva  Portugal 23.27
37 5 4 Allan Murray  Bahamas 23.34
38 6 1 Rolandas Gimbutis  Lithuania 23.36
39 6 4 Thierry Wouters  Belgium 23.44
40 4 1 Sergey Borisenko  Kazakhstan 23.46
41 4 4 Sergey Ashihmin  Kyrgyzstan 23.53
42 5 7 Richard Sam Bera  Indonesia 23.56
43 5 8 Nebojša Bikić  Yugoslavia 23.57
44 5 2 Camilo Becerra  Colombia 23.63
45 3 4 Estebán Blanco  Costa Rica 23.72 NR
46 5 6 Tamer Hamed  Egypt 23.77
47 4 8 Serghei Stolearenco  Moldova 23.84
48 4 3 Paul Kutscher  Uruguay 23.90
49 4 7 Luis López Hartinger  Peru 24.00
4 6 Leslie Kwok  Singapore
51 4 2 Huang Chih-yung  Chinese Taipei 24.01
52 3 5 Howard Hinds  Netherlands Antilles 24.07
53 4 5 Harbeth Fu Wing  Hong Kong 24.20
54 3 8 Zurab Beridze  Georgia 24.28
55 5 3 Rodrigo Olivares  Chile 24.50
56 3 1 Ayoub Al-Mas  United Arab Emirates 24.91
57 3 3 Omar Hughes  Grenada 25.07
58 3 2 Dmitri Margaryan  Armenia 25.29
59 2 6 Jamie Peterkin  Saint Lucia 25.33
60 3 7 Emin Guliyev  Azerbaijan 25.36
61 1 1 Wael Ghassan  Qatar 25.43
62 2 4 Davy Bisslik  Aruba 25.57
63 3 6 João Aguiar  Angola 25.70
64 2 5 Muhammad Ahmed  Iraq 25.84
65 2 3 Ilidio Matusse  Mozambique 26.28
66 2 8 Hem Kiri  Cambodia 26.41
67 2 1 Kenneth Maronie  Dominica 26.85
68 2 7 Khalid Al-Kulaibi  Oman 26.96
69 1 5 Chitra Bahadur Gurung  Nepal 27.02
70 2 2 Sikhounxay Ounkhamphanyavong  Laos 27.03
71 1 4 Anlloyd Samuel  Palau 27.24
72 1 3 Stephenson Wallace  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 27.84
73 1 6 Hassan Mubah  Maldives 28.86
74 1 2 Bakary Sereme  Mali 29.69
75 1 8 Samson Ndayishimiye  Rwanda 38.76
077 1 7 Mohamed Abdul Hamid  Sudan DSQ
077 6 3 Craig Hutchison  Canada DSQ
080 5 5 Francisco Sánchez  Venezuela DNS
080 9 1 Romain Barnier  France DNS
080 9 7 Lars Frölander  Sweden DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Gary Hall, Jr.  United States 22.07 Q
2 5 Anthony Ervin  United States 22.13 Q
3 1 Mark Foster  Great Britain 22.32 Q
4 6 Brendon Dedekind  South Africa 22.39
5 8 Chris Fydler  Australia 22.41
6 7 Johan Kenkhuis  Netherlands 22.47
7 2 Stefan Nystrand  Sweden 22.49 NR
8 3 Ricardo Busquets  Puerto Rico 22.51

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Pieter van den Hoogenband  Netherlands 22.11 Q
2 5 Alexander Popov  Russia 22.17 Q
3 1 Lorenzo Vismara  Italy 22.30 Q
4 4 Bartosz Kizierowski  Poland 22.35 Q
5 2 Oleksandr Volynets  Ukraine 22.36 Q, NR
6 7 Roland Mark Schoeman  South Africa 22.41
7 6 Brett Hawke  Australia 22.49
8 8 Denis Pimankov  Russia 22.89

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Gary Hall, Jr.  United States 21.98
3 Anthony Ervin  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 Pieter van den Hoogenband  Netherlands 22.03
4 2 Lorenzo Vismara  Italy 22.11
5 1 Bartosz Kizierowski  Poland 22.22
6 6 Alexander Popov  Russia 22.24
7 7 Mark Foster  Great Britain 22.41
8 8 Oleksandr Volynets  Ukraine 22.51

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Whitten, Phillip (22 September 2000). "Olympic Day 7 Finals (50 Free, 800 Free, 200 Back, 100 Fly)". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Gelman, Mitch (22 September 2000). "Hall Jr., Ervin share gold in 50; Dutchman takes bronze". Sports Illustrated. CNN. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Fitzpatrick, Franz (23 September 2000). "Sharing The Gold Anthony Ervin And Gary Hall Jr. Each Finished The 50-meter Final In 21.98 Seconds As The U.s. Ruled The Pool Again". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Whitten, Phillip (21 September 2000). "Olympic Day 6 Prelims (50 Free, 800 Free, 200 Back, 100 Fly)". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Kelly, Barry (6 July 2004). "Olympic Gold Medalist Anthony Ervin Gives Up Swimming, Fame and Money". The Daily Californian. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  7. ^ Brady, Erik (27 June 2012). "Anthony Ervin has no regrets, feels lucky to be at trials". USA Today. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  8. ^ Borzi, Pat (28 June 2012). "Spreading Joy of Swimming, Ex-Olympian Finds It Again". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 50m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. pp. 107–109. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 

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