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Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke

The men's 100 metre backstroke event at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place on 17–18 September at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney, Australia.[1]

Men's 100 metre backstroke
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney International Aquatic Centre
DateSeptember 17, 2000 (heats &
semifinals)
September 18, 2000 (final)
Competitors55 from 50 nations
Winning time53.72 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Lenny Krayzelburg  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Matt Welsh  Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Stev Theloke  Germany
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Lenny Krayzelburg, a Ukrainian-born American whose swimming career began in the old Soviet system, shattered a new Olympic record to claim a gold medal in the event, slashing 0.14 seconds off an eight-year-old standard set by Jeff Rouse in Barcelona.[2][3] He seized the lead on the first length, and held off a challenge from Australia's overwhelming favorite Matt Welsh down the final lap to touch the wall first in 53.72.[4][5] Delighted by the frenzied home crowd, Welsh took home with a silver medal in an Oceanian record of 54.07. Meanwhile, Germany's Stev Theloke stormed home from behind to wrest a bronze in 54.82, edging out another Aussie Josh Watson (55.01) by almost two-tenths of a second (0.20).[6]

Poland's Bartosz Kizierowski finished fifth with a time of 55.04, and was followed in the sixth spot by U.S. swimmer Neil Walker in 55.14. Theloke's teammate Steffen Driesen (55.27) and Israel's Eithan Urbach (55.74) closed out the field.[6]

Contents

RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record   Lenny Krayzelburg (USA) 53.60 Sydney, Australia 24 August 1999
Olympic record   Jeff Rouse (USA) 53.86 Barcelona, Spain 31 July 1992

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
18 September Final Lenny Krayzelburg   United States 53.72 OR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

[7]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7 4 Lenny Krayzelburg   United States 54.38 Q
2 6 4 Matt Welsh   Australia 54.70 Q, OC
3 5 5 Stev Theloke   Germany 55.00 Q
4 7 5 Josh Watson   Australia 55.09 Q
5 5 1 Bartosz Kizierowski   Poland 55.14 Q
6 5 4 Neil Walker   United States 55.34 Q
7 6 3 Steffen Driesen   Germany 55.39 Q
8 5 3 Gordan Kožulj   Croatia 55.43 Q
9 5 2 Eithan Urbach   Israel 55.44 Q, NR
10 7 3 Alexandre Massura   Brazil 55.58 Q
11 6 5 Rodolfo Falcón   Cuba 55.61 Q
12 6 6 David Ortega   Spain 55.80 Q
13 7 2 Péter Horváth   Hungary 55.81 Q
14 7 8 Chris Renaud   Canada 55.85 Q
15 4 5 Simon Dufour   France 56.01 Q
16 7 1 Adam Ruckwood   Great Britain 56.19 Q
17 6 1 Derya Büyükuncu   Turkey 56.21
18 6 7 Marko Strahija   Croatia 56.26
19 4 2 Sergey Ostapchuk   Russia 56.26
20 5 7 Mariusz Siembida   Poland 56.27
21 5 8 Emanuele Merisi   Italy 56.35
4 7 Răzvan Florea   Romania NR
23 5 6 Rogério Romero   Brazil 56.44
24 6 2 Darius Grigalionis   Lithuania 56.47
25 7 6 Mark Versfeld   Canada 56.50
26 7 7 Volodymyr Nikolaychuk   Ukraine 56.71
27 4 4 Alex Lim   Malaysia 56.81
28 4 1 Miroslav Machovič   Slovakia 56.95
4 8 Nuno Laurentino   Portugal
30 6 8 Simon Thirsk   South Africa 57.06
31 2 3 Sung Min   South Korea 57.12
32 3 2 Blaž Medvešek   Slovenia 57.26
33 3 7 Markus Rogan   Austria 57.35
34 4 6 Ouyang Kunpeng   China 57.47
35 3 4 Philipp Gilgen   Switzerland 57.50
36 3 3 Mattias Ohlin   Sweden 57.51
37 3 5 Scott Talbot-Cameron   New Zealand 57.86
38 1 2 Alexandru Ivlev   Moldova 57.91
39 3 8 Ivan Angelov   Bulgaria 58.03
40 4 3 Eduardo Germán Otero   Argentina 58.09
41 2 1 Diego Gallo   Uruguay 58.18 NR
42 3 6 Milorad Čavić   Yugoslavia 58.25
43 2 8 Dulyarit Phuangthong   Thailand 58.48
44 3 1 Haitham Hassan   Egypt 58.67
45 2 4 Gary Tan   Singapore 58.69
46 2 2 Mehdi Addadi   Algeria 58.74
47 1 3 Benjamin Lo-Pinto   Seychelles 58.90
48 2 7 Mike Fung-A-Wing   Suriname 59.06
49 2 5 Konstantin Priahin   Kyrgyzstan 59.86
50 1 4 Germán Martínez   Colombia 59.94
51 2 6 Nicholas Neckles   Barbados 1:00.19
52 1 6 Pavel Sidorov   Kazakhstan 1:01.02
53 1 7 Mauricio Prudencio   Bolivia 1:01.15
54 1 5 Faisal Al-Mahmeed   Kuwait 1:05.17
55 1 1 Welbert Samuel   Federated States of Micronesia 1:12.38

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Matt Welsh   Australia 54.52 Q, OC
2 5 Josh Watson   Australia 54.93 Q
3 3 Neil Walker   United States 55.20 Q
4 1 Chris Renaud   Canada 55.70
5 2 Alexandre Massura   Brazil 56.07
6 6 Gordan Kožulj   Croatia 56.26
7 7 David Ortega   Spain 56.33
8 8 Adam Ruckwood   Great Britain 56.34

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Lenny Krayzelburg   United States 54.32 Q
2 5 Stev Theloke   Germany 54.95 Q
3 2 Eithan Urbach   Israel 55.31 Q, NR
4 3 Bartosz Kizierowski   Poland 55.34 Q
5 6 Steffen Driesen   Germany 55.41 Q
6 7 Rodolfo Falcón   Cuba 55.59
7 1 Péter Horváth   Hungary 55.65
8 8 Simon Dufour   France 55.79

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Lenny Krayzelburg   United States 53.72 OR
  5 Matt Welsh   Australia 54.07 OC
  6 Stev Theloke   Germany 54.82
4 3 Josh Watson   Australia 55.01
5 1 Bartosz Kizierowski   Poland 55.04
6 2 Neil Walker   United States 55.14
7 8 Steffen Driesen   Germany 55.27
8 7 Eithan Urbach   Israel 55.74

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  2. ^ Robertson, Linda (19 September 2000). "Krayzelburg, Quann Pan Olympic Gold". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Americans Krayzelburg, Quann up U.S. golds to five". Sports Illustrated. CNN. 18 September 2000. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Krayzelburg sets Olympic record". ESPN. 18 September 2000. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  5. ^ Longman, Jere (19 September 2000). "Sydney 2000: Swimming; Thorpe Comes Up a Big Hand Short to a Flying Dutchman". New York Times. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  6. ^ a b Whitten, Phillip (18 September 2000). "Olympic Day 3 Finals (100 Breast, 100 Back M, 100 Back W, 200 Free)". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  7. ^ a b c "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 100m Backstroke Heats" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. pp. 278–279. Retrieved 1 June 2013.

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