Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre freestyle

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Women's 100 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Venue Sydney International Aquatic Centre
Date September 20, 2000 (heats &
semifinals)
September 21, 2000 (final)
Competitors 56 from 51 nations
Winning time 53.83
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Inge de Bruijn  Netherlands
2nd, silver medalist(s) Therese Alshammar  Sweden
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jenny Thompson  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dara Torres  United States
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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 women's 100 metre freestyle event at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place on 20–21 September at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney, Australia.[1]

Dutch rising star Inge de Bruijn stormed home on the final lap to claim her second gold at these Games. She powered past her rivals in a star-studded field to touch the wall first in 53.83.[2] Earlier in the semifinals, she delivered a time of 53.77 to erase her own world record by 0.03 of a second.[3][4] Almost stealing the race from lane one, Therese Alshammar took home the silver in a Swedish record of 54.33. Meanwhile, top favorites Dara Torres and Jenny Thompson gave the Americans a further reason to celebrate, as they shared bronze medals in a matching time of 54.63. This was also Thompson's ninth career medal at these Games, making her the most decorated female swimmer in Olympic history.[5][6]

Slovakia's Martina Moravcová, who captured two silver medals in swimming, finished outside the podium in fifth place at 54.72. South Africa's Helene Muller managed to pull off a sixth-place finish in an African standard of 55.19. Japan's Sumika Minamoto (55.53) and De Bruijn's teammate Wilma van Rijn (55.58) closed out the field.[6]

Notable swimmers failed to reach the top 8 final, featuring Australia's overwhelming favorites Sarah Ryan and Susie O'Neill, Germany's Sandra Völker, silver medalist in Atlanta four years earlier, and Egypt's Rania Elwani, who surprisingly reached the semifinals from an unseeded heat.[7]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Inge de Bruijn (NED) 53.80 Sheffield, Great Britain 28 May 2000
Olympic record  Le Jingyi (CHN) 54.50 Atlanta, United States 20 July 1996

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

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
20 September Semifinal 2 Inge de Bruijn  Netherlands 53.77 WR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

[8]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7 4 Inge de Bruijn  Netherlands 54.77 Q
2 5 5 Dara Torres  United States 55.12 Q
3 6 4 Jenny Thompson  United States 55.22 Q
4 6 5 Martina Moravcová  Slovakia 55.42 Q
5 7 2 Helene Muller  South Africa 55.45 Q, AF
6 7 5 Therese Alshammar  Sweden 55.49 Q
7 5 3 Sandra Völker  Germany 55.54 Q
8 6 3 Sue Rolph  Great Britain 55.77 Q
9 5 2 Sumika Minamoto  Japan 55.80 Q
10 7 6 Wilma van Rijn  Netherlands 55.82 Q
11 6 2 Louise Jöhncke  Sweden 55.91 Q
12 6 6 Sarah Ryan  Australia 56.05 Q
13 5 6 Karen Pickering  Great Britain 56.08 Q
14 7 7 Laura Nicholls  Canada 56.30 Q
15 4 1 Rania Elwani  Egypt 56.31 Q, NR
16 5 7 Alena Popchanka  Belarus 56.33 Q
17 4 3 Hanna-Maria Seppälä  Finland 56.68
18 3 6 Olga Mukomol  Ukraine 56.69
19 7 8 Han Xue  China 56.79
20 6 7 Yekaterina Kibalo  Russia 56.97
21 4 4 Cristina Chiuso  Italy 57.09
22 6 1 Joscelin Yeo  Singapore 57.15
23 4 2 Florencia Szigeti  Argentina 57.20
24 2 6 Leah Martindale  Barbados 57.21
25 5 1 Antonia Machaira  Greece 57.24
26 6 8 Ilona Hlaváčková  Czech Republic 57.37
27 5 8 Judith Draxler  Austria 57.40
28 3 4 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 57.47
29 2 4 Elina Partõka  Estonia 57.71
3 5 Gyöngyver Lakos  Hungary
31 7 3 Susie O'Neill  Australia 57.78
32 4 8 Eileen Coparropa  Panama 57.82
33 4 6 Monique Robins  New Zealand 57.85
34 2 2 Siobhan Cropper  Trinidad and Tobago 57.91
35 4 5 Tine Bossuyt  Belgium 58.02
36 2 1 Lára Hrund Bjargardóttir  Iceland 58.44
37 3 2 Lara Heinz  Luxembourg 58.55
38 2 7 Caroline Pickering  Fiji 58.62
39 3 8 Pilin Tachakittiranan  Thailand 58.69
40 4 7 Chang Hee-jin  South Korea 58.77
41 3 1 Jūratė Ladavičiūtė  Lithuania 58.78
42 3 3 Chantal Gibney  Ireland 58.79
43 2 8 Yekaterina Tochenaya  Kyrgyzstan 58.80
44 2 3 Anna Stylianou  Cyprus 59.08
45 2 5 Agnese Ozoliņa  Latvia 59.28
46 3 7 Tsai Shu-min  Chinese Taipei 59.39
47 1 8 Nicole Hayes  Palau 1:00.89
48 1 5 Rola El Haress  Lebanon 1:03.26
49 1 2 Maria Awori  Kenya 1:06.23
50 1 3 Nathalie Lee Baw  Mauritius 1:06.67
51 1 7 Zeïna Sahelí  Senegal 1:07.37
52 1 4 Supra Singhal  Uganda 1:08.15
53 1 6 Sanjaajamtsyn Altantuyaa  Mongolia 1:10.22
54 1 1 Katerina Izmaylova  Tajikistan 1:19.12
055 5 4 Antje Buschschulte  Germany DNS
055 7 1 Marianne Limpert  Canada DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Dara Torres  United States 55.02 Q
2 5 Martina Moravcová  Slovakia 55.06 Q
3 2 Wilma van Rijn  Netherlands 55.28 Q
4 3 Therese Alshammar  Sweden 55.31 Q
5 6 Sue Rolph  Great Britain 55.69
6 7 Sarah Ryan  Australia 55.93
7 1 Laura Nicholls  Canada 55.94
8 8 Alena Popchanka  Belarus 56.40

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Inge de Bruijn  Netherlands 53.77 Q, WR
2 5 Jenny Thompson  United States 54.40 Q
3 3 Helene Muller  South Africa 55.24 Q, AF
4 2 Sumika Minamoto  Japan 55.62 Q
5 1 Karen Pickering  Great Britain 55.71
6 8 Rania Elwani  Egypt 55.85 NR
7 7 Louise Jöhncke  Sweden 55.94
8 6 Sandra Völker  Germany 55.97

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Inge de Bruijn  Netherlands 53.83
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1 Therese Alshammar  Sweden 54.33 NR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 Jenny Thompson  United States 54.63
3 Dara Torres  United States
5 6 Martina Moravcová  Slovakia 54.72
6 2 Helene Muller  South Africa 55.19 AF
7 8 Sumika Minamoto  Japan 55.53
8 7 Wilma van Rijn  Netherlands 55.58

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Berlin, Peter (22 September 2000). "De Bruijn Takes Second Gold; Hungarian and Italian Also Triumph : European Swimmers Steal the Show". New York Times. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "De Bruijn smashes record". BBC Sport. 20 September 2000. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Morrissey, Rick (21 September 2000). "Dutch Treat In The Pool". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Americans tie for bronze in 100 free". ESPN. 21 September 2000. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Whitten, Phillip (21 September 2000). "Olympic Day 6 Finals". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Whitten, Phillip (20 September 2000). "Olympic Day 5 Prelims". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 100m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. pp. 178–180. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 

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