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Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metres

The Women's 400 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics programme was held at Stadium Australia on Friday 22 September, Saturday 23 September, Sunday 24 September, and Monday 25 September 2000.[1]

Women's 400 metres
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueStadium Australia
Date22 September 2000 (heats)
23 September 2000 (quarter-finals)
24 September 2000 (semi-finals)
25 September 2000 (final)
Competitors56 from 42 nations
Winning time49.11
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Cathy Freeman
 Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lorraine Fenton
 Jamaica
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Katharine Merry
 Great Britain
← 1996
2004 →

ABC footage and interviews of crowds celebrating Cathy Freeman's win.

The top three runners in each of the initial seven heats automatically qualified for the second round. The next eight fastest runners from across the heats also qualified for the second round. The top four runners in each of the four second round heats automatically qualified for the semi-final.

The top four runners in each semi-final automatically qualified for the final.

There were a total number of 59 participating athletes.

Contents

RecordsEdit

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 2000 Summer Olympics.

World Record 47.60 Marita Koch East Germany Canberra, Australia 6 October 1985
Olympic Record 48.25 Marie-José Pérec France Atlanta, Georgia, United States 29 July 1996

MedalsEdit

ResultsEdit

All times shown are in seconds.

  • Q denotes qualification by place in heat.
  • q denotes qualification by overall place.
  • DNS denotes did not start.
  • DNF denotes did not finish.
  • DQ denotes disqualification.
  • NR denotes national record.
  • OR denotes Olympic record.
  • WR denotes world record.
  • PB denotes personal best.
  • SB denotes season best.

Qualifying heatsEdit

Round 1Edit

Heat 1 of 8
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 9 La Tasha Colander-Richardson   United States 5 0.212 51.75 Q
2 T14 Mireille Nguimgo   Cameroon 6 0.242 51.88 Q
3 16 Heide Seyerling   South Africa 3 0.428 51.92 Q
4 30 Foy Williams   Canada 2 0.343 52.94 q
5 33 Christine Amertil   Bahamas 4 0.254 53.12
6 47 Oksana Luneva   Kyrgyzstan 8 0.403 54.98
7 48 Hazel-Ann Regis   Grenada 7 55.11
Heat 2 of 8
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 10 Charity Opara   Nigeria 4 0.204 51.77 Q
2 18 Natalya Nazarova   Russia 2 0.297 52.05 Q
3 19 Damayanthi Darsha   Sri Lanka 6 0.242 52.13 Q
4 T22 Nadjina Kaltouma   Chad 2 0.202 52.34 q
5 32 Lee Naylor   Australia 1 53.10 q
6 41 Svetlana Bodritskaya   Kazakhstan 5 0.199 53.91
7 46 Lilian Bwalya   Zambia 8 0.403 54.77
8 54 Maritza Figueroa   Nicaragua 7 58.82
Heat 3 of 8
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 12 Amy Mbacke Thiam   Senegal 8 0.217 51.79 Q
2 22 Ana Guevara   Mexico 5 0.315 52.34 Q
3 27 Otilia Silvia Ruicu   Romania 4 52.65 Q
4 34 Karen Shinkins   Ireland 2 0.258 53.27
5 T35 Norma Gonzalez   Colombia 6 0.220 53.34
6 57 Safia Abukar Hussein   Somalia 3 1:13.25
Heat 4 of 8
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 5 Cathy Freeman   Australia 3 0.258 51.63 Q
2 7 Monique Hennagan   United States 4 0.320 51.73 Q
3 8 Claudine Komgang   Cameroon 8 0.551 51.74 Q
4 24 Norfalia Carabali   Spain 7 52.36 q
5 38 Olena Rurak   Ukraine 2 0.202 53.45
6 40 Kristina Perica   Croatia 6 0.523 53.72
7 44 Awatef Ben Hassine   Tunisia 5 0.308 54.50
Heat 5 of 8
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 T3 Katharine Merry   Great Britain 7 0.336 51.61 Q
2 13 Sandie Richards   Jamaica 4 0.294 51.86 Q
3 26 Nova Peris-Kneebone   Australia 8 0.191 52.51 Q
4 28 Hana Benešová   Czech Republic 6 52.85 q
5 31 Aliann Pompey   Guyana 2 0.226 53.09 q
6 45 Verneta Lesforis   Saint Lucia 5 0.520 54.67
7 52 Klodiana Shala   Albania 1 56.41
8 Marie-José Pérec   France 3 DNS
Heat 6 of 8
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 2 Jitka Burianová   Czech Republic 4 0.302 51.59 Q
2 3T Olabisi Afolabi   Nigeria 2 0.221 51.62 Q
3 6 Lorraine Graham   Jamaica 5 51.65 Q
4 20 Allison Curbishley   Great Britain 6 0.209 52.20 q
5 29 Barbara Petráhn   Hungary 2 0.189 52.86 q
6 37 Tonique Williams   Bahamas 7 0.174 53.43
7 53 Marcia Fernanda Daniel   Dominica 8 0.222 58.20
8 56 Haissa Ali Garba   Niger 1 1:07.49
Heat 7 of 8
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 K. M. Beenamol   India 8 51.51 Q
2 17 Olga Kotlyarova   Russia 6 0.190 51.99 Q
3 25 Žana Minina   Lithuania 7 0.201 52.38 Q
4 39 Michelle Collins   United States 4 0.295 53.66
5 42 Tanya Oxley   Barbados 2 54.22
6 43 Daniela Georgieva   Bulgaria 1 54.46
7 51 Dijana Kojić   Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 55.61
8 55 Awmima Mohamed   Sudan 5 1:02.94
Heat 8 of 8
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 11 Ladonna Antoine   Canada 5 51.78 Q
2 T14 Falilat Ogunkoya   Nigeria 6 0.187 51.88 Q
3 21 Donna Fraser   Great Britain 8 0.209 52.33 Q
4 T35 Svetlana Pospelova   Russia 3 53.34
5 49 Yelena Piskunova   Uzbekistan 2 0.285 55.40
6 50 Ann Mooney   Papua New Guinea 4 0.378 55.55
7 Brigita Langerholc   Slovenia 7 DNS

Overall Results Round 1

Round 1
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 K. M. Beenamol   India 7 8 1 51.51 Q
2 Jitka Burianová   Czech Republic 6 4 1 51.59 Q
3 Olabisi Afolabi   Nigeria 6 3 2 51.61 Q
Katharine Merry   Great Britain 5 7 1 51.61 Q
5 Cathy Freeman   Australia 4 3 1 51.63 Q
6 Lorraine Graham   Jamaica 6 5 3 51.65 Q
7 Monique Hennagan   United States 4 4 2 51.73 Q
8 Claudine Komgang   Cameroon 4 8 3 51.74 Q
9 La Tasha Colander-Richardson   United States 1 5 1 51.75 Q
10 Charity Opara   Nigeria 2 4 1 51.77 Q
11 Ladonna Antoine   Canada 8 5 1 51.78 Q
12 Amy Mbacke Thiam   Senegal 3 8 1 51.71 Q
13 Sandie Richards   Jamaica 5 4 2 51.86 Q
14 Mireille Nguimgo   Cameroon 1 6 2 51.88 Q
Falilat Ogunkoya   Nigeria 8 6 2 51.88 Q
16 Heide Seyerling   South Africa 1 3 3 51.92 Q
17 Olga Kotlyarova   Russia 7 6 2 51.99 Q
18 Natalya Nazarova   Russia 2 2 2 52.05 Q
19 Damayanthi Darsha   Sri Lanka 2 6 3 52.13 Q
20 Allison Curbishley   Great Britain 6 6 4 52.20 q
21 Donna Fraser   Great Britain 8 8 3 52.33 Q
22 Ana Guevara   Mexico 3 5 2 52.34 Q
Nadjina Kaltouma   Chad 2 3 4 52.34 q
24 Norfalia Carabali   Spain 4 7 4 52.36 q
25 Zana Minina   Lithuania 7 7 3 52.38 Q
26 Nova Peris-Kneebone   Australia 5 8 3 52.51 Q
27 Otilia Silvia Ruicu   Romania 3 4 3 52.65 Q
28 Hana Benešová   Czech Republic 5 6 4 52.85 q
29 Barbara Petráhn   Hungary 6 2 5 52.86 q
30 Foy Williams   Canada 1 2 4 52.94 q
31 Aliann Pompey   Guyana 5 2 5 53.09 q
32 Lee Naylor   Australia 2 1 5 53.10 q
33 Christine Amertil   Bahamas 1 4 5 53.12
34 Karen Shinkins   Ireland 3 2 4 53.27
35 Norma Gonzalez   Colombia 3 6 5 53.34
Svetlana Pospelova   Russia 8 3 4 53.34
37 Tonique Williams   Bahamas 6 7 6 53.43
38 Olena Rurak   Ukraine 4 2 5 53.45
39 Michelle Collins   United States 7 4 4 53.66
40 Kristina Perica   Croatia 4 6 6 53.72
41 Svetlana Bodritskaya   Kazakhstan 2 5 6 53.91
42 Tanya Oxley   Barbados 7 3 5 54.22
43 Daniela Georgieva   Bulgaria 7 1 6 54.46
44 Awatef Ben Hassine   Tunisia 4 5 7 54.50
45 Verneta Lesforis   Saint Lucia 5 5 6 54.67
46 Lilian Bwalya   Zambia 2 8 7 54.77
47 Oksana Luneva   Kyrgyzstan 1 8 6 54.98
48 Hazel-Ann Regis   Grenada 1 7 7 55.11
49 Elena Piskunova   Uzbekistan 8 2 5 54.40
50 Ann Mooney   Papua New Guinea 8 4 6 55.55
51 Dijana Kojic   Bosnia and Herzegovina 7 2 7 55.61
52 Klodiana Shala   Albania 5 1 7 56.41
53 Marcia Fernanda Daniel   Dominica 6 8 7 58.20
54 Maritza Figueroa   Nicaragua 2 7 8 58.82
55 Awmima Mohamed   Sudan 7 5 8 1:02.94
56 Haissa Ali Garba   Niger 6 1 8 1:07.49
57 Safia Abukar Hussein   Somalia 3 3 6 1:13.25
Brigita Langerholc   Slovenia 3 7 DNS
Marie-José Pérec   France 5 3 DNS

Round 2Edit

Heat 1 of 4
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 6 Jitka Burianová   Czech Republic 3 0.274 50.85 Q PB
2 8 Ladonna Antoine   Canada 5 0.179 50.92 Q PB
3 14 Nova Peris-Kneebone   Australia 2 0.196 51.28 Q PB
4 15 Natalya Nazarova   Russia 6 0.198 51.44 Q
5 16 Claudine Komgang   Cameroon 7 51.57
6 19 Monique Hennagan   United States 4 0.478 51.85
7 26 Nadjina Kaltouma   Chad 1 0.215 52.60
8 31 Aliann Pompey   Guyana 8 0.212 53.42
Heat 2 of 4
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 3 Katharine Merry   Great Britain 2 0.270 50.50 Q
2 7 Heide Seyerling   South Africa 7 0.163 50.87 Q PB
3 9 Olga Kotlyarova   Russia 6 0.182 50.97 Q
4 10 Sandie Richards   Jamaica 5 0.209 51.00 Q
5 11 Charity Opara   Nigeria 4 0.206 51.04
6 25 Zana Minina   Lithuania 8 0.300 52.53
7 27 Norfalia Carabali   Spain 1 52.63
8 28 Foy Williams   Canada 2 0.337 52.68
Heat 3 of 4
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 4 Lorraine Graham   Jamaica 8 0.216 50.66 Q
2 13 Ana Guevara   Mexico 5 51.19 Q
3 17 Amy Mbacke Thiam   Senegal 6 0.217 51.64 Q
4 18 K. M. Beenamol   India 4 51.81 Q
5 20 Olabisi Afolabi   Nigeria 3 0.263 51.87
6 22 Otilia Silvia Ruicu   Romania 1 52.28
7 24 Allison Curbishley   Great Britain 1 0.193 52.50
8 32 Lee Naylor   Australia 7 53.83
Heat 4 of 4
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Cathy Freeman   Australia 4 0.464 50.31 Q
2 2 Falilat Ogunkoya   Nigeria 6 0.196 50.49 Q
3 5 Donna Fraser   Great Britain 8 0.194 50.77 Q PB
4 12 Mireille Nguimgo   Cameroon 5 0.200 51.08 Q
5 21 La Tasha Colander-Richardson   United States 2 0.202 53.45
6 23 Damayanthi Darsha   Sri Lanka 1 0.234 52.35
7 29 Hana Benešová   Czech Republic 2 0.209 52.70
8 30 Barbara Petráhn   Hungary 7 0.224 52.72

Overall Results Round 2

Round 2
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Cathy Freeman   Australia 4 4 1 50.31 Q
2 Falilat Ogunkoya   Nigeria 4 6 2 50.49 Q
3 Katharine Merry   Great Britain 2 3 1 50.50 Q
4 Lorraine Graham   Jamaica 3 8 1 50.66 Q
5 Donna Fraser   Great Britain 4 8 3 50.77 Q PB
6 Jitka Burianová   Czech Republic 1 3 1 50.85 Q PB
7 Heide Seyerling   South Africa 2 7 2 50.87 Q PB
8 Ladonna Antoine   Canada 1 5 2 50.92 Q PB
9 Olga Kotlyarova   Russia 2 6 3 50.97 Q
10 Sandie Richards   Jamaica 2 5 4 51.00 Q
11 Charity Opara   Nigeria 2 4 5 51.04
12 Mireille Nguimgo   Cameroon 4 5 4 51.08 Q
13 Ana Guevara   Mexico 3 5 2 51.19 Q
14 Nova Peris-Kneebone   Australia 1 2 3 51.28 Q
15 Natalya Nazarova   Russia 1 6 4 51.44 Q
16 Claudine Komgang   Cameroon 1 7 5 51.57
17 Amy Mbacke Thiam   Senegal 3 6 3 51.64 Q
18 K. M. Beenamol   India 3 4 4 51.81 Q
19 Monique Hennagan   United States 1 4 6 51.85
20 Olabisi Afolabi   Nigeria 3 3 5 51.87
21 La Tasha Colander-Richardson   United States 4 3 5 52.07
22 Otilia Silvia Ruicu   Romania 3 1 6 52.28
23 Damayanthi Darsha   Sri Lanka 4 1 6 52.35
24 Allison Curbishley   Great Britain 3 2 7 52.50
25 Zana Minina   Lithuania 2 8 6 52.53
26 Nadjina Kaltouma   Chad 1 1 7 52.60
27 Norfalia Carabali   Spain 2 1 7 52.63
28 Foy Williams   Canada 2 2 8 52:68
29 Hana Benešová   Czech Republic 4 2 7 52.70
30 Barbara Petráhn   Hungary 4 7 8 52.72
31 Aliann Pompey   Guyana 1 8 8 53.42
32 Lee Naylor   Australia 3 7 8 53.83

Semi-FinalsEdit

Heat 1 of 2
Date: Sunday 24 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 5 Lorraine Graham   Jamaica 4 0.444 50.28 Q
2 6 Katharine Merry   Great Britain 3 0.301 50.32 Q
3 8 Heide Seyerling   South Africa 5 51.06 Q
4 10 Olga Kotlyarova   Russia 7 0.243 51.21 Q
5 11 Ladonna Antoine   Canada 6 0.273 51.26
6 13 Natalya Nazarova   Russia 2 0.191 51.83
7 14 Mireille Nguimgo   Cameroon 1 0.213 52.03
8 16 Nova Peris-Kneebone   Australia 8 0.263 52.49
Heat 2 of 2
Date: Sunday 24 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Cathy Freeman   Australia 3 0.261 50.01 Q
2 2 Ana Guevara   Mexico 5 0.370 50.11 Q
3 3 Falilat Ogunkoya   Nigeria 4 0.416 50.18 Q
4 4 Donna Fraser   Great Britain 7 0.188 50.21 Q PB
5 7 Sandie Richards   Jamaica 2 0.253 50.42 SB
6 9 Jitka Burianová   Czech Republic 6 0.255 51.15
7 12 Amy Mbacke Thiam   Senegal 1 0.238 51.60
8 15 K. M. Beenamol   India 8 52.04

Overall Results Semi-Finals

Semi-Finals
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Cathy Freeman   Australia 2 3 1 50.01 Q
2 Ana Guevara   Mexico 2 5 2 50.11 Q
3 Falilat Ogunkoya   Nigeria 2 4 3 50.18 Q
4 Donna Fraser   Great Britain 2 7 4 50.21 Q PB
5 Lorraine Graham   Jamaica 1 4 1 50.28 Q
6 Katharine Merry   Great Britain 1 3 2 50.32 Q
7 Sandie Richards   Jamaica 2 2 5 50.42 SB
8 Heide Seyerling   South Africa 1 5 3 51.06 Q
9 Jitka Burianová   Czech Republic 2 6 6 51.15
10 Olga Kotlyarova   Russia 1 7 4 51.21 Q
11 Ladonna Antoine   Canada 1 6 5 51.26
12 Amy Mbacke Thiam   Senegal 2 1 7 51.60
13 Natalya Nazarova   Russia 1 2 6 51.83
14 Mireille Nguimgo   Cameroon 1 1 7 52.03
15 K. M. Beenamol   India 2 8 8 52.04
16 Nova Peris-Kneebone   Australia 1 8 8 52.49

FinalEdit

 
Cathy Freeman after the race
Date: Monday 25 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Record
  Cathy Freeman   Australia 6 0.227 49.11 SB
  Lorraine Graham   Jamaica 4 0.452 49.58 PB
  Katharine Merry   Great Britain 3 0.270 49.72 PB
4 Donna Fraser   Great Britain 2 0.174 49.79 PB
5 Ana Guevara   Mexico 5 0.261 49.96
6 Heide Seyerling   South Africa 7 0.175 50.05 NR
7 Falilat Ogunkoya   Nigeria 8 0.254 50.12
8 Olga Kotlyarova   Russia 1 0.254 51.04

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Women's 400 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 8 August 2017.

External linksEdit