Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, 46 events in athletics were contested, 24 for men and 22 for women. There were a total number of 2,134 participating athletes from 193 countries.

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Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)74516
2Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)4138
3Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)4004
4Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)34613
5Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)2327
6Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)2226
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)2226
8Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)2125
9Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus  (BLR)2035
10Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)2013
11Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)1304
12Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)1225
13Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)1203
14Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria  (ALG)1124
15Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)1102
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)1102
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)1102
18Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)1001
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)1001
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)1001
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)1001
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)1001
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ)1001
Flag of Lithuania (1988-2004).svg  Lithuania  (LTU)1001
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique  (MOZ)1001
26Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)0639
27Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0202
28Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)0134
29Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)0123
30Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)0112
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TRI)0112
32Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)0101
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)0101
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)0101
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland  (IRL)0101
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia  (LAT)0101
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia  (KSA)0101
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka  (SRI)0101
39Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)0022
40Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados  (BAR)0011
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland  (ISL)0011
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)0011
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)0011
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0011
Totals (44 nations)454747139

Participating nations

A total of 193 nations participated in the different athletics events at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Two athletes from East Timor participated as Individual Olympic Athletes. A total of 2135 athletes competed at the competition.

Medal summary

Men

GamesGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details
Maurice Greene
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
9.87 Ato Boldon
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago
9.99 Obadele Thompson
Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados
10.04
200 metres
details
Konstantinos Kenteris
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
20.09 Darren Campbell
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
20.14 Ato Boldon
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago
20.20
400 metres
details
Michael Johnson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
43.84 Alvin Harrison
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
44.40 Greg Haughton
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
44.70
800 metres
details
Nils Schumann
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
1:45.08 Wilson Kipketer
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
1:45.14 Djabir Saïd-Guerni
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
1:45.16
1500 metres
details
Noah Ngeny
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
3:32.07
(OR)
Hicham El Guerrouj
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
3:32:32 Bernard Lagat
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
3:32.44
5000 metres
details
Million Wolde
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
13:35.49 Ali Saïdi-Sief
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
13:36.20 Brahim Lahlafi
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
13:36.47
10,000 metres
details
Haile Gebrselassie
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
27:18.20 Paul Tergat
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
27:18.29 Assefa Mezgebu
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
27:19.75
110 metres hurdles
details
Anier Garcia
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
13.00 Terrence Trammell
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
13.16 Mark Crear
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
13.22
400 metres hurdles
details
Angelo Taylor
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
47.50 Hadi Al-Somaily
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia
47.53 Llewellyn Herbert
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
47.81
3000 metres
steeplechase
details
Reuben Kosgei
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
8:21.43 Wilson Boit Kipketer
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
8:21.77 Ali Ezzine
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
8:22.15
4×100 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Jon Drummond
Bernard Williams
Brian Lewis
Maurice Greene
Tim Montgomery*
Kenneth Brokenburr*
37.61Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)
Vicente Lenilson
Edson Ribeiro
André da Silva
Claudinei Quirino
Cláudio Souza*
37.90Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
Luis Alberto Pérez-Rionda
Ivan Garcia
Freddy Mayola
José Ángel César
38.04
4×400 metres relay
details
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)
Clement Chukwu
Jude Monye
Sunday Bada
Enefiok Udo-Obong
Nduka Awazie*
Fidelis Gadzama* [1]
2:58.68Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Michael Blackwood
Greg Haughton
Christopher Williams
Danny McFarlane
Sanjay Ayre*
Michael McDonald*
2:58.78Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)
Avard Moncur
Troy McIntosh
Carl Oliver
Chris Brown
Timothy Munnings*
2:59.23
Marathon
details
Gezahegne Abera
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
2:10:11 Erick Wainaina
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
2:10:31 Tesfaye Tola
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
2:11:10
20 kilometres walk
details
Robert Korzeniowski
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
1:18:59
(OR)
Noé Hernández
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
1:19:03 Vladimir Andreyev
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1:19:27
50 kilometres walk
details
Robert Korzeniowski
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
3:42:22 Aigars Fadejevs
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
3:43:40 Joel Sánchez Guerrero
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
3:44:36
High jump
details
Sergey Klyugin
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2.35 m Javier Sotomayor
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
2.32 m Abderrahmane Hammad
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
2.32 m
Pole vault
details
Nick Hysong
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
5.90 m Lawrence Johnson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
5.90 m Maksim Tarasov
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
5.90 m
Long jump
details
Iván Pedroso
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
8.55 m Jai Taurima
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
8.49 m Roman Shchurenko
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
8.31 m
Triple jump
details
Jonathan Edwards
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
17.71 m Yoel García
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
17.47 m Denis Kapustin
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
17.46 m
Shot put
details
Arsi Harju
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
21.29 m Adam Nelson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
21.21 m John Godina
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
21.20 m
Discus throw
details
Virgilijus Alekna
Flag of Lithuania (1988-2004).svg  Lithuania
69.30 m Lars Riedel
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
68.50 m Frantz Kruger
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
68.19 m
Hammer throw
details
Szymon Ziółkowski
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
80.02 m Nicola Vizzoni
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
79.64 m Igor Astapkovich
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus
79.17 m
Javelin throw
details
Jan Železný
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
90.17 m
(OR)
Steve Backley
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
89.85 m Sergey Makarov
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
88.67 m
Decathlon
details
Erki Nool
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia
8642 Roman Šebrle
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
8606 Chris Huffins
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8595

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

Women

GamesGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details
Not awarded [2] Ekaterini Thanou
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
11.12 Merlene Ottey
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
11.19
Tayna Lawrence
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
11.18
200 metres
details
Pauline Davis-Thompson
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas
22.27 Susanthika Jayasinghe
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka
22.28
(NR)
Beverly McDonald
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
22.35
400 metres
details
Cathy Freeman
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
49.11 Lorraine Graham
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
49.58 Katharine Merry
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
49.72
800 metres
details
Maria de Lurdes Mutola
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique
1:56.15 Stephanie Graf
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
1:56.64 Kelly Holmes
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
1:56.80
1500 metres
details
Nouria Mérah-Benida
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
4:05.10 Violeta Beclea
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
4:05.15 Gabriela Szabo
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
4:05.27
5000 metres
details
Gabriela Szabo
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
14:40.79
(OR)
Sonia O'Sullivan
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
14:41.02
(NR)
Gete Wami
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
14:42.23
10,000 metres
details
Derartu Tulu
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
30:17.49
(OR)
Gete Wami
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
30:22.48 Fernanda Ribeiro
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
30:22.88
(NR)
100 metres hurdles
details
Olga Shishigina
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan
12.65 Glory Alozie
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
12.68 Melissa Morrison
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
12.76
400 metres hurdles
details
Irina Privalova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
53.02 Deon Hemmings
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
53.45 Nezha Bidouane
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
53.57
4×100 metres relay
details
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)
Savatheda Fynes
Chandra Sturrup
Pauline Davis-Thompson
Debbie Ferguson
Eldece Lewis*
41.95Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Tayna Lawrence
Veronica Campbell
Beverly McDonald
Merlene Ottey
Merlene Frazer*
42.13Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Chryste Gaines
Torri Edwards
Nanceen Perry
Passion Richardson* [3]
42.20
4×400 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Jearl Miles-Clark
Monique Hennagan
LaTasha Colander
Andrea Anderson* [3]
3:22.62Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Sandie Richards
Catherine Scott
Deon Hemmings
Lorraine Graham
Charmaine Howell*
Michelle Burgher*
3:23.25Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
Yuliya Sotnikova
Svetlana Goncharenko
Olga Kotlyarova
Irina Privalova
Natalya Nazarova*
Olesya Zykina*
3:23.46
Marathon
details
Naoko Takahashi
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2:23:14
(OR)
Lidia Șimon
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
2:23:22 Joyce Chepchumba
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
2:24:45
20 kilometres walk
details
Wang Liping
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
1:29:05
(OR)
Kjersti Plätzer
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
1:29:33 María Vasco
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
1:30:23
High jump
details
Yelena Yelesina
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2.01 m Hestrie Cloete
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
2.01 m Kajsa Bergqvist
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1.99 m
Oana Pantelimon [4]
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
Pole vault
details
Stacy Dragila
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
4.60 m
(OR)
Tatiana Grigorieva
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
4.55 m Vala Flosadóttir
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
4.50 m
Long jump
details
Heike Drechsler
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
6.99 m Fiona May
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
6.92 m Tatyana Kotova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
6.83 m
Triple jump
details
Tereza Marinova
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
15.20 m Tatyana Lebedeva
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
15.00 m Olena Hovorova
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
14.96 m
Shot put
details
Yanina Karolchik
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus
20.56 m Larisa Peleshenko
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
19.92 m Astrid Kumbernuss
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
19.62 m
Discus throw
details
Ellina Zvereva
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus
68.40 m Anastasía Kelesídou
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
65.71 m Iryna Yatchenko
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus
65.20 m
Hammer throw
details
Kamila Skolimowska
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
71.16 m Olga Kuzenkova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
69.77 m Kirsten Münchow
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
69.28 m
Javelin throw
details
Trine Hattestad
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
68.91 m
(OR)
Mirela Maniani-Tzelili
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
67.51 m Osleidys Menéndez
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
66.18 m
Heptathlon
details
Denise Lewis
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
6584 Yelena Prokhorova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
6531 Natallia Sazanovich
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus
6527

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

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References

  1. The International Olympic Committee formally stripped the US team of their gold medals following the admission of Antonio Pettigrew that he had been using performance-enhancing drugs while competing in Sydney (he voluntarily returned his medal earlier).
  2. Marion Jones of the United States admitted to having taken performance enhancing drugs prior to the 2000 Summer Olympics. She relinquished her medals to the United States Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee formally stripped her of her medals. Her medals were reawarded as follows
    100 metres
    1. not awarded
    2. Flag of Greece.svg Ekaterini Thanou 11.12 and Flag of Jamaica.svg Tayna Lawrence 11.18
    3. Flag of Jamaica.svg Merlene Ottey 11.19
    Though the IAAF lists Thanou as the first-place finisher in the women's 100m race, she was not awarded a gold medal by the IOC (because she was sanctioned for doping violations later), the IOC choosing instead to upgrade Lawrence and Ottey, but leave the gold-medal slot vacant.
    200 metres
    1. Flag of the Bahamas.svg Pauline Davis-Thompson 22.27
    2. Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Susanthika Jayasinghe 22.28
    3. Flag of Jamaica.svg Beverly McDonald 22.35
    All three athletes were upgraded from their original medal position.
    Long jump
    1. Flag of Germany.svg Heike Drechsler
    2. Flag of Italy.svg Fiona May
    3. Flag of Russia.svg Tatyana Kotova 6.83
    Kotova, the original fourth-place finisher, was upgraded to the bronze medal. She was later found guilty of doping, but her results were left unaffected.
  3. 1 2 The IAAF recommended to the IOC Executive Board to disqualify the USA women's 4x100 m and 4x400 m relay teams after Marion Jones admitted to having taken performance enhancing drugs prior to the Games. The IOC disqualified both U.S. relay teams and asked for Jones' teammates' medals to be returned. France (Linda Ferga, Muriel Hurtis, Fabe Dia, Christine Arron, Sandra Citte*) finished fourth in the 4×100 m relay in a time of 42.42, and Nigeria (Olabisi Afolabi, Opara Charity, Rosemary Okafor, Falilat Ogunkoya-Osheku, Doris Jacob*) finished fourth in the 4×400 m relay in a time of 3:23.80. All members of the U.S. relay teams except Nanceen Perry (and Marion Jones) then appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport who ruled in favor of them due to the fact that, according to the rules at the time, a team should not be disqualified because of a doping offense of one athlete. Their medals were then restored to them.
  4. The IOC report (page 447 of 548) incorrectly states that Pantelimon finished fourth, despite having an identical jumping record.