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South Africa at the 2000 Summer Olympics

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Silver Hestrie Cloete Athletics Women's high jump
  Silver Terence Parkin Swimming Men's 200m breaststroke
  Bronze Llewellyn Herbert Athletics Men's 400m hurdles
  Bronze Frantz Kruger Athletics Men's discus throw
  Bronze Penelope Heyns Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke

ArcheryEdit

South Africa returned two of the archers that had competed four years earlier. Again, Lewis had the nation's only victory.

Women
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Score Seed Score Score Score Score Score Rank
Jill Borresen Individual 635 18   Michelle Tremelling (AUS)
L 147-162
Did not advance
Kirstin Lewis 615 48   Natalia Nasaridze (TUR)
W 154-153
  Cristina Ioriatti (ITA)
L 154-145
Did not advance

AthleticsEdit

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Johan Botha 800 m 01:46.91 13 q N/A 01:45.49 11 Did not advance
Werner Botha 01:47.83 22 Q N/A 01:46.53 16 Did not advance
Shaun Bownes 100 m hurdles 13.53 5 Q 13.54 7 Q 13.41 9 Did not advance
Ernst van Dyk Men's 1500 m wheelchair N/A 3:12.35 7
Llewellyn Herbert 400 m hurdles 49.25 3 Q N/A 48.38 2 Q 47.81  
Arnaud Malherbe 400 m 45.73 21 q 45.59 21 Did not advance
Johannes Maremane Marathon N/A 2:21:25 43
Hendrick Mokganyetsi 400 m 45.22 2 Q 45.15 5 Q 45.52 8 Q 45.52 6
Alwyn Myburgh 400 m hurdles 49.57 10 q N/A 49.25 13 Did not advance
Hendrick Ramaala Marathon N/A 2:16:19 12
Hezekiél Sepeng 800 m 01:47.46 19 Q N/A 01:44.85 8 q 01:45.29 4
Josia Thugwane Marathon N/A 2:16:59 20
Mathew Quinn 100 m 10.44 37 Q 10.27 17 Did not advance
Werner Botha
Llewellyn Herbert
Arnaud Malherbe
Hendrick Mokganyetsi
Alwyn Myburgh
Hezekiél Sepeng
4 × 400 m relay 03:04.08 2 Q N/A 03:01.25 6 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Okkert Brits Pole vault 5.65 7 q 5.80 7
Frantz Kruger Discus Throw 67.54 2 Q 68.19  
Burger Lambrechts Shot put 19.75 14 Did not advance
Frits Potgieter Discus Throw 61.56 18 Did not advance
Karel Potgieter Shot put 19.02 22 Did not advance
Janus Robberts 19.79 12 q 20.32 7
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Elana Meyer 10,000 m 32:35.32 7 Q N/A 31:14.70 8
Colleen De Reuck Marathon N/A 2:36:48 31
Heide Seyerling 400 m 51.92 16 Q 50.87 7 Q 51.06 7 Q 50.05 6
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Hestrie Cloete High Jump 1.94 1 Q 2.01  
Elmarie Gerryts Pole vault 4.30 7 q NM

BaseballEdit

South Africa's first appearance in the Olympic baseball tournament resulted in a last-place finish. The baseball team finished the preliminary round with a 1-6 record, having lost by 10 runs or more four times. The only team that South Africa defeated was the Netherlands.

Men

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified for the final round
Team W L PCT Tiebreaker
(Head–to–head record)
  Cuba 6 1 .857 1–0
  United States 6 1 .857 0–1
  South Korea 4 3 .571 1–0
  Japan 4 3 .571 0–1
  Netherlands 3 4 .429
  Italy 2 5 .286 1–0
  Australia 2 5 .286 0–1
  South Africa 1 6 .143
17 September Cuba   16 – 0 (F/7)   South Africa   Blacktown Olympic Park
Attendance: 3,082
Boxscore

18 September United States   11 – 1 (F/7)   South Africa   Blacktown Olympic Park
Attendance: 3,474
Boxscore

19 September South Africa   0 – 13 (F/7)   Italy   Blacktown Olympic Park
Attendance: 2,511
Boxscore

20 September South Africa   4–10   Australia   Blacktown Olympic Park
Attendance: 3,459
Boxscore

22 September South Africa   0–8   Japan   Blacktown Olympic Park
Attendance: 3,512
Boxscore

23 September Netherlands   2 – 3 (F/10)   South Africa   Blacktown Olympic Park
Attendance: 3,484
Boxscore

24 September South Korea   13 – 3 (F/8)   South Africa   Sydney Baseball Stadium
Attendance: 13,864
Boxscore

Team Roster

BoxingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Phumzile Matyhila Flyweight N/A   Suleiman Wanjau Bilali (KEN)
L RSC
Did not advance
Jeffrey Mathebula Featherweight   Nouzeddine Medjehoud (ALG)
W 10-5
  Bekzat Sattarkhanov (KAZ)
L 5-16
Did not advance
Danie Venter Light heavyweight   Ihab Al-Youssef (SYR)
W 12-9
  Gurcharan Singh (IND)
L RSC
Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

SprintEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Alan van Coller K-1 500 m 01:41.805 5 Q 1:40.656 3 Q 02:04.981 8
K-1 1000 m 03:39.573 4 Q 03:41.727 4 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ruth Nortje K-1 500 m 01:51.047 3 Q BYE 02:20.274 7

CyclingEdit

Road CyclingEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
David George Men's road race 5:45:51 86
Robert Owen Hunter DNF

TrackEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Garen Bloch Men's 1000m time trial 01:04.478 8

Mountain bikingEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Erica Lynn Green Women's cross-country 2:03:32.37 25

FootballEdit

Men's Team CompetitionEdit

First roundEdit

Group DEdit

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
  Japan 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
  South Africa 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
  Slovakia 3 1 0 2 4 6 –2 3
South Africa  1–2  Japan
Nomvethe   31' Report Takahara   45+1'79'
Attendance: 17,500

Brazil  1–3  South Africa
Edu   11' Report Fortune   10'
Nomvethe   74'
Lekoelea   90'

Slovakia  2–1  South Africa
Czinege   64'
Šlahor   72'
Report McCarthy   75'
Attendance: 14,562

Team Roster

HockeyEdit

Women's CompetitionEdit

Pool DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
  New Zealand 4 2 1 1 7 5 7
  China 4 2 0 2 4 5 6
  Netherlands 4 1 2 1 9 9 5
  Germany 4 1 2 1 6 6 5
  South Africa 4 1 1 2 4 5 1

     Advanced to medal round

17 September 2000
20:30
Germany   2 – 1   South Africa
Rinne   28'
Becker   50'
Report Agliotti   7'
Umpires:
Lee Mi-Ok (KOR)
Kazuko Yasueda (JPN)

19 September 2000
13:30
Netherlands   2 – 2   South Africa
Boomgaardt   12'
Smabers   16'
Report Coetzee   52'
Dare   61'
Umpires:
Kazuko Yasueda (JPN)
Gill Clarke (GBR)

21 September 2000
18:30
New Zealand   1 – 0   South Africa
Smith   54' Report
Umpires:
Judith Barnesby (AUS)
Lee Mi-Ok (KOR)

22 September 2000
18:30
China   0 – 1   South Africa
Report Geyser   52'
Umpires:
Angela Lario (ESP)
Gill Clarke (GBR)

Seventh to tenth place classificationEdit

CrossoverEdit

25 September 2000
10:30
Great Britain   3 – 2   South Africa
Simpson   3'
Clewlow   12'
Smith   38'
Report Dare   6'
Coetzee   31'
Umpires:
Renee Chatas (USA)
Angela Lario (ESP)

Ninth and tenth placeEdit

27 September 2000
08:30
South Africa   0 – 3   South Korea
Report Kim Eun-Jin   23'26'
Yoo Hee-Joo   35+'
Umpires:
Michele Arnold (AUS)
Renee Cohen (NED)

Team Roster

Modern pentathlonEdit

One female pentathlete represented South Africa in 2000.

Women
Athlete Event Shooting
(10 m air pistol)
Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Running
(3000 m)
Total points Final rank
Points Points Points Points Points
Karina Gerber Women's 928 720 1109 1040 820 4617 18

SailingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M
Ian Richard Ainslie Finn 7 17 17 19 22 15 7 7 12 9 11 99 14
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M
Gareth Blanckenberg Laser 24 10 32 6 1 11 4 21 19 12 8 92 9

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semi final Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Brendon Dedekind 50 m freestyle 22.46 8 Q 22.39 9 Did not advance
Ryk Neethling 200 m freestyle DNS Did not advance
400 m freestyle 03:48.08 3 Q N/A 03:48.52 8
1500 m freestyle 15:09.12 4 Q N/A 15:00.48 5
Terence Parkin 100 m breaststroke 01:03.20 28 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 02:15.06 10 Q 02:13.57 6 Q 02:12.50  
200 m individual medley 02:03.33 17 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 04:18.14 Q N/A 04:16.92 5
Brett Petersen 100 m breaststroke 01:02.20 11 Q 01:01.42 5 Q 01:01.63 7
Roland Schoeman 50 m freestyle 22.53 10 Q 22.41 10 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 49.74 10 Q 49.84 15 Did not advance
Simon Thirsk 100 m backstroke 57.06 30 Did not advance
200 m backstroke DNS Did not advance
Theo Verster 100 m butterfly 53.95 18 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 02:00.90 26 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 02:03.64 20 Did not advance
Roland Schoeman
Brendon Dedekind
Nicholas Folker
Terence Parkin
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 03:21.28 11 Did not advance
Simon Thirsk
Brett Petersen
Theo Verster
Nicholas Folker
4 × 100 m medley relay 03:42.44 13 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Final B Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Penny Heyns 100 m breaststroke 01:07.85 2 Q 01:08.33 5 Q 01:07.55  
200 m breaststroke 02:30.17 20 Did not advance
Mandy Loots 100 m butterfly 59.94 16 Q 59.63 12 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 02:11.38 14 Q 02:10.58 12 Did not advance
Heleen Muller 50 m freestyle 26.07 25 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 55.45 5 Q 55.24 3 Q 55.19 6
200 m freestyle 01:59.89 2 Q 02:00.04 9 Did not advance
Renate du Plessis 100 m butterfly 01:01.32 28 Did not advance
Sarah Poewe 100 m breaststroke 01:08.06 4 Q 01:07.48 1 Q 01:07.85 4
200 m breaststroke 02:27.84 9 Q 02:25.54 5 Q 02:25.72 6
Charlene Wittstock 100 m backstroke 01:03.18 17 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 2:15.10 16 Q 2:14.95 14 Did not advance
Mandy Loots
Heleen Muller
Sarah Poewe
Charlene Wittstock
4 × 100 m medley relay 04:07.19 5 Q N/A 04:05.15 5

TaekwondoEdit

South Africa has qualified a single taekwondo jin.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Donald Ravenscroft Men's +80 kg   Nikolaidis (GRE)
L WO
Did not advance

TriathlonEdit

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Conrad Stoltz Men's 18:47.39 41 57:38.60 1 33:58.40 1:50:24.39 20
Lizel Moore Women's 21:01.48 41 1:08:32.90 28 38:43.81 2:08:18.19 30

ReferencesEdit

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  • 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