Cameroon at the 2000 Summer Olympics

Cameroon competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. The men's football team won the nation's first Olympic gold medal.[1]

Cameroon at the
2000 Summer Olympics
Flag of Cameroon.svg
IOC codeCMR
NOCCameroon Olympic and Sports Committee
Websitewww.cnosc.org (in French)
in Sydney
Competitors34
Medals
Ranked 50th
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Patrice Abanda
Nicolas Alnoudji
Clément Beaud
Daniel Bekono
Serge Branco
Joël Epalle
Lauren
Samuel Eto'o
Carlos Kameni
Modeste M'bami
Patrick Mboma
Albert Meyong
Serge Mimpo
Daniel Ngom Kome
Aaron Nguimbat
Geremi Njitap
Patrick Suffo
Pierre Wome
Football Men's team competition

AthleticsEdit

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track and road events
Athletes Events Heat Round 1 Heat Round 2 Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Joseph Batangdon 100 metres 10.45 38 Q 10.52 37 Did not advance
Serge Bengono 10.35 20 Q 10.46 34 Did not advance
Joseph Batangdon 200 metres 20.70 13 Q 20.55 18 Did not advance
Alfred Moussambani
Serge Bengono
Joseph Batangdon
Benjamin Sirimou
4 × 100 metres relay 39.62 24 N/A Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athletes Events Heat Round 1 Heat Round 2 Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Myriam Mani 100 metres 11.24 8 Q 11.23 11 Q 11.40 13 Did not advance
200 metres 22.68 4 Q 22.88 10 Q 23.47 16 Did not advance
Claudine Komgang 400 metres 51.74 8 Q 51.57 18 Did not advance
Mireille Nguimgo 51.88 14 Q 51.08 11 Q 52.03 14 Did not advance
Esther Mvondo
Anne-Marie Mouri-Nkeng
Carine Eyanga
Françoise Mbango
4 × 100 metres relay 45.82 24 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Françoise Mbango Triple jump 14.13 11 q 13.53 10

BoxingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
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Result
Rank
Herman Ngoudjo Bantamweight   Kadyraliyev (KGZ)
L RSC-R3
Did not advance
Sakio Bika Mbah Light middleweight   MacIntosh (CAN)
L 5–8
Did not advance

FootballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Team roster

Head Coach: Jean-Paul Akono

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Daniel Bekono (1978-05-31)31 May 1978 (aged 22)   Canon Yaounde
2 4FW Albert Meyong (1980-10-19)19 October 1980 (aged 19)   Vitória de Setúbal
3 2DF Pierre Womé (1979-03-26)26 March 1979 (aged 21)   Bologna
4 2DF Serge Mimpo* (1974-02-06)6 February 1974 (aged 26)   Panachaiki
5 2DF Patrice Abanda (1978-08-03)3 August 1978 (aged 22)   Aris
6 3MF Clément Beaud (1980-12-07)7 December 1980 (aged 19)   Tonnerre Yaoundé
7 3MF Nicolas Alnoudji (1979-12-09)9 December 1979 (aged 20)   Tonnerre Yaoundé
8 2DF Geremi (1978-12-20)20 December 1978 (aged 21)   Real Madrid
9 4FW Samuel Eto'o (1981-03-10)10 March 1981 (aged 19)   Mallorca
10 4FW Patrick M'Boma* (1970-11-15)15 November 1970 (aged 29)   Parma
11 3MF Daniel Kome (1980-05-19)19 May 1980 (aged 20)   Levante
12 2DF Lauren (1977-01-19)19 January 1977 (aged 23)   Arsenal
13 2DF Aaron Nguimbat (1978-03-13)13 March 1978 (aged 22)   Canon Yaoundé
14 4FW Patrick Suffo (1978-01-17)17 January 1978 (aged 22)   Sheffield United
15 3MF Joël Epalle (1978-02-20)20 February 1978 (aged 22)   Ethnikos Piraeus
16 3MF Modeste M'bami (1982-10-09)9 October 1982 (aged 17)   Sedan
17 2DF Serge Branco (1980-10-11)11 October 1980 (aged 19)   Eintracht Braunschweig
18 1GK Carlos Kameni (1984-02-18)18 February 1984 (aged 16)   Le Havre
  • Stand-by players
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
20 3MF Georges Mbida Messi (1980-12-08)8 December 1980 (aged 19)   Canon Yaoundé
Group play
Cameroon  3–2  Kuwait
Alnoudji   37'
M'Boma   76'
Lauren   86'
Report Mutairi   63'
Mubarak   88'

United States  1–1  Cameroon
Vagenas   64' Report M'Boma   16'
Attendance: 22,379

Czech Republic  1–1  Cameroon
Došek   74' Report Lauren   24'
Quarterfinal
Brazil  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Cameroon
Ronaldinho   90+4' Report M'Boma   17'
M'Bami   113'
Attendance: 37,332
Semifinal
Chile  1–2  Cameroon
Abanda   78' (o.g.) Report M'Boma   84'
Lauren   89' (pen.)
Gold medal match
Spain  2–2 (a.e.t.)  Cameroon
Xavi   2'
Gabri   45+2'
Report 1
Report 2
Amaya   53' (o.g.)
Eto'o   58'
Penalties
Xavi  
Capdevila  
Amaya  
Albelda  
3–5   M'Boma
  Eto'o
  Geremi
  Lauren
  Womé
Attendance: 114,000[2]
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)
Team details
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Cameroon



JudoEdit

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
Rank
Jean-Claude Cameroun −66 kg   Baglayev (KAZ)
L
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
Rank
Judith Esseng Abolo −52 kg   Tignola (FRA)
L
Did not advance
Françoise Nguele −57 kg Bye   Pekli (AUS)
L
Did not advance

NotesEdit

  1. ^ When Cameroon's Indomitable Lions dominated the Olympics
  2. ^ Higham 2012, p. 99.

ReferencesEdit

  • Wallechinsky, David (2004). The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics (Athens 2004 Edition). Toronto, Canada. ISBN 1-894963-32-6.
  • International Olympic Committee (2001). The Results. Retrieved 12 November 2005.
  • Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (2001). Official Report of the XXVII Olympiad Volume 1: Preparing for the Games. Retrieved 20 November 2005.
  • Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (2001). Official Report of the XXVII Olympiad Volume 2: Celebrating the Games. Retrieved 20 November 2005.
  • Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (2001). The Results. Retrieved 20 November 2005.
  • International Olympic Committee Web Site