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Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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 2134 participating athletes from 193 countries.

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Medal tableEdit

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

Participating nationsEdit

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. Numbers in parenthesis indicate the number of athletes representing each nation.

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

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

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

WomenEdit

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

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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).[1]
  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.   Ekaterini Thanou 11.12 and   Tayna Lawrence 11.18
    3.   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.   Pauline Davis-Thompson 22.27
    2.   Susanthika Jayasinghe 22.28
    3.   Beverly McDonald 22.35
    All three athletes were upgraded from their original medal position.
    Long jump
    1.   Heike Drechsler
    2.   Fiona May
    3.   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. ^ a b 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.

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