Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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Sydney International Aquatics Centre

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Venue Sydney International Aquatic Centre
Dates16–23 September 2000
Competitors954 from 150 nations
  1996
2004  

The swimming competitions at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney took place from 16 to 23 September 2000 at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Homebush Bay. It featured 32 events (16 male, 16 female), and a total of 954 swimmers from 150 nations. [1]

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The swimming program for 2000 was expanded from 1996, with the inclusion of the semifinal phase in each of the events except for some special cases. Long-distance swimming events (400 m freestyle, 800 m freestyle, 1500 m freestyle, and 400 m individual medley) and all relays still maintained the old format with only two phases: heats and final. Because of the radical changes in the competition format, it was extended into an eight-day program and thereby continued into the present era. [2] [3]

Swimmers from the United States were the most successful, winning 14 golds, 8 silver, and 11 bronze to lead the overall medal count with 33. Meanwhile, Australia had produced a total of 18 medals (five golds, nine silver, and four bronze) to claim the second spot in the tally. [4] [5] [6] A total of fourteen world records and thirty-eight Olympic records were set during the competition. [7]

Events

The following events were contested (all pool events were long course, and distances are in metres unless stated):

Schedule

Legend
HHeats½SemifinalsFFinal
Men [8]
Date →Sep 16Sep 17Sep 18Sep 19Sep 20Sep 21Sep 22Sep 23
Events ↓MEMEMEMEMEMEMEME
50 m freestyle H½F
100 m freestyle H½F
200 m freestyle H½F
400 m freestyle HF
1500 m freestyle HF
100 m backstroke H½F
200 m backstroke H½F
100 m breaststroke H½F
200 m breaststroke H½F
100 m butterfly H½F
200 m butterfly H½F
200 m individual medley H½F
400 m individual medley HF
4×100 m freestyle relay HF
4×200 m freestyle relay HF
4×100 m medley relay HF
Women [8]
Date →Sep 16Sep 17Sep 18Sep 19Sep 20Sep 21Sep 22Sep 23
Event ↓MEMEMEMEMEMEMEME
50 m freestyle H½F
100 m freestyle H½F
200 m freestyle H½F
400 m freestyle HF
800 m freestyle HF
100 m backstroke H½F
200 m backstroke H½F
100 m breaststroke H½F
200 m breaststroke H½F
100 m butterfly H½F
200 m butterfly H½F
200 m individual medley H½F
400 m individual medley HF
4×100 m freestyle relay HF
4×200 m freestyle relay HF
4×100 m medley relay HF

Participating nations

A total of 954 swimmers (558 men and 336 women) from 150 nations would compete in swimming events at these Olympic Games. [9] Aruba, Côte d'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Georgia, Guinea, Iraq, Laos, Mali, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Niger, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, and Tajikistan made their official debut in swimming:

Medal summary

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)1481133
2Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)59418
3Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)5128
4Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)3126
5Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)2204
6Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROM)2114
7Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)1214
8Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)1001
9Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)0224
10Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia  (SVK)0202
11Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)0112
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)0112
13Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0101
14Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)0033
15Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica  (CRC)0022
16Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)0011
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)0011
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)0011
Totals (18 nations)33313397

Results

Men's events

GamesGoldSilverBronze
50 m freestyle
details
Anthony Ervin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Gary Hall Jr.
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
21.98Not awarded
as there was a tie for gold.
Pieter van den Hoogenband
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
22.03
100 m freestyle
details
Pieter van den Hoogenband
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
48.30 Alexander Popov
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
48.69 Gary Hall Jr.
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
48.73
200 m freestyle
details
Pieter van den Hoogenband
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1:45.35 =WR Ian Thorpe
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
1:45.83 Massimiliano Rosolino
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
1:46.65
400 m freestyle
details
Ian Thorpe
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
3:40.59 WR Massimiliano Rosolino
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
3:43.40 EU Klete Keller
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
3:47.00 AM
1500 m freestyle
details
Grant Hackett
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
14:48.33 Kieren Perkins
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
14:53.59 Chris Thompson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
14:56.81 AM
100 m backstroke
details
Lenny Krayzelburg
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
53.72 OR Matt Welsh
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
54.07 OC Stev Theloke
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
54.82
200 m backstroke
details
Lenny Krayzelburg
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:56.76 OR Aaron Peirsol
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:57.35 Matt Welsh
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
1:57.59 OC
100 m breaststroke
details
Domenico Fioravanti
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
1:00.46 OR Ed Moses
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:00.73 Roman Sloudnov
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1:00.91
200 m breaststroke
details
Domenico Fioravanti
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2:10.87 EU Terence Parkin
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
2:12.50 AF Davide Rummolo
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2:12.73
100 m butterfly
details
Lars Frölander
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
52.00 EU Michael Klim
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
52.18 Geoff Huegill
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
52.22
200 m butterfly
details
Tom Malchow
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:55.35 OR Denys Sylantyev
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
1:55.76 NR Justin Norris
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
1:56.17 OC
200 m individual medley
details
Massimiliano Rosolino
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
1:58.98 OR Tom Dolan
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:59.77 AM Tom Wilkens
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:00.87
400 m individual medley
details
Tom Dolan
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
4:11.76 WR Erik Vendt
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
4:14.23 Curtis Myden
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
4:15.33
4×100 m freestyle relay
details
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Michael Klim
Chris Fydler
Ashley Callus
Ian Thorpe
Todd Pearson*
Adam Pine*
3:13.67 WR Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Anthony Ervin
Neil Walker
Jason Lezak
Gary Hall Jr.
Scott Tucker*
Josh Davis*
3:13.86 AM Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)
Edvaldo Valério
Gustavo Borges
Carlos Jayme
Fernando Scherer
3:17.40
4×200 m freestyle relay
details
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Ian Thorpe
Michael Klim
Todd Pearson
Bill Kirby
Grant Hackett*
Daniel Kowalski*
7:07.05 WR Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Jamie Rauch
Josh Davis
Scott Goldblatt
Klete Keller
Nate Dusing*
Chad Carvin*
7:12.64Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Martijn Zuijdweg
Johan Kenkhuis
Pieter van den Hoogenband
Marcel Wouda
Mark van der Zijden*
7:12.70 NR
4×100 m medley relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Lenny Krayzelburg
Ed Moses
Ian Crocker
Gary Hall Jr.
Neil Walker*
Tommy Hannan*
Jason Lezak*
3:33.73 WR Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Matt Welsh
Regan Harrison
Geoff Huegill
Michael Klim
Josh Watson*
Ryan Mitchell*
Adam Pine*
Ian Thorpe*
3:35.27 OC Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
Stev Theloke
Jens Kruppa
Thomas Rupprath
Torsten Spanneberg
3:35.88 EU

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

Women's events

GamesGoldSilverBronze
50 m freestyle
details
Inge de Bruijn
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
24.32 Therese Alshammar
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
24.51 Dara Torres
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
24.63 AM
100 m freestyle
details
Inge de Bruijn
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
53.83 Therese Alshammar
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
54.33 NR Dara Torres
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Jenny Thompson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
54.43
200 m freestyle
details
Susie O'Neill
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
1:58.24 Martina Moravcová
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
1:58.32 Claudia Poll
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica
1:58.81
400 m freestyle
details
Brooke Bennett
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
4:05.80 Diana Munz
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
4:07.07 Claudia Poll
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica
4:07.83
800 m freestyle
details
Brooke Bennett
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8:19.67 OR Yana Klochkova
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
8:22.66 NR Kaitlin Sandeno
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8:24.29
100 m backstroke
details
Diana Mocanu
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
1:00.21 OR Mai Nakamura
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
1:00.55 NR Nina Zhivanevskaya
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
1:00.89 NR
200 m backstroke
details
Diana Mocanu
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
2:08.16 NR Roxana Maracineanu
Flag of France.svg  France
2:10.25 NR Miki Nakao
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2:11.05
100 m breaststroke
details
Megan Quann
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:07.05 AM Leisel Jones
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
1:07.49 OC Penny Heyns
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
1:07.55
200 m breaststroke
details
Ágnes Kovács
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
2:24.35 Kristy Kowal
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:24.56 AM Amanda Beard
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:25.35
100 m butterfly
details
Inge de Bruijn
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
56.61 WR Martina Moravcová
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
57.97 NR Dara Torres
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
58.20
200 m butterfly
details
Misty Hyman
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:05.88 OR Susie O'Neill
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:06.58 Petria Thomas
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:07.12
200 m individual medley
details
Yana Klochkova
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
2:10.68 OR Beatrice Căslaru
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
2:12.57 NR Cristina Teuscher
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:13.32
400 m individual medley
details
Yana Klochkova
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
4:33.59 WR Yasuko Tajima
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
4:35.96 NR Beatrice Căslaru
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
4:37.18 NR
4×100 m freestyle relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Amy Van Dyken
Courtney Shealy
Jenny Thompson
Dara Torres
Erin Phenix*
Ashley Tappin*
3:36.61 WR Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Manon van Rooijen
Wilma van Hofwegen
Inge de Bruijn
Thamar Henneken
Chantal Groot*
3:39.83 EU Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)
Johanna Sjöberg
Therese Alshammar
Louise Jöhncke
Anna-Karin Kammerling
Josefin Lillhage*
Malin Svahnström*
3:40.30 NR
4×200 m freestyle relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Diana Munz
Jenny Thompson
Samantha Arsenault
Lindsay Benko
Julia Stowers*
Kim Black*
7:57.80 OR Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Giaan Rooney
Petria Thomas
Kirsten Thomson
Susie O'Neill
Jacinta van Lint*
Elka Graham*
7:58.52 OC Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
Franziska van Almsick
Antje Buschschulte
Sara Harstick
Kerstin Kielgass
Meike Freitag*
Britta Steffen*
7:58.64 NR
4×100 m medley relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Barbara Bedford
Megan Quann
Jenny Thompson
Dara Torres
Courtney Shealy*
Ashley Tappin*
Amy Van Dyken*
Staciana Stitts*
3:58.30 WR Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Dyana Calub
Leisel Jones
Petria Thomas
Susie O'Neill
Giaan Rooney*
Tarnee White*
Sarah Ryan*
4:01.59 OC Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)
Masami Tanaka
Sumika Minamoto
Mai Nakamura
Junko Onishi
4:04.16 NR

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

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