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

The men's 100 metre breaststroke event at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place on 16–17 September at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney, Australia.[1]

Men's 100 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney International Aquatic Centre
DateSeptember 16, 2000 (heats &
semifinals)
September 17, 2000 (final)
Competitors66 from 61 nations
Winning time1:00.46 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Domenico Fioravanti  Italy
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ed Moses  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Roman Sloudnov  Russia
← 1996
2004 →

Domenico Fioravanti made an Olympic milestone to become Italy's first ever gold medalist in swimming. He stormed home on the final lap to establish a new Olympic standard of 1:00.46, cutting off Frédérik Deburghgraeve's 1996 record by 0.14 seconds.[2] U.S. swimmer Ed Moses enjoyed a strong lead on the first length of the pool, but ended up only with a silver in 1:00.73. Meanwhile, Russia's world record holder Roman Sloudnov took the bronze in 1:00.91.[3][4]

Japan's Kosuke Kitajima, who later emerged as the world's top breaststroke swimmer of the decade, pulled off a fourth-place finish in 1:01.34. Czech Republic's Daniel Málek earned a fifth spot in a national record of 1:01.50, and was followed in sixth by Canada's Morgan Knabe with a time of 1:01.58. South Africa's Brett Petersen (1:01.63) and Switzerland's Remo Lütolf (1:01.88) closed out the field.[4]

Notable swimmers failed to reach the top 8 final, featuring four-time Olympians Károly Güttler of Hungary and Mark Warnecke of Germany, Australia's overwhelming favorite Phil Rogers, and New Zealand's Steven Ferguson, the son of former Olympic champion Ian Ferguson, who later became one of the most successful kayakers in the sport.[5]

Shortly before the next Olympics, Fioravanti was forced to retire from swimming after failing a routine medical test carried by the Italian National Olympic Committee. Tests revealed that he was diagnosed with a genetic heart anomaly.[6][7]

Contents

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Roman Sloudnov (RUS) 1:00.36 Moscow, Russia 15 June 2000
Olympic record   Frédérik Deburghgraeve (BEL) 1:00.60 Atlanta, United States 20 July 1996

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

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
17 September Final Domenico Fioravanti   Italy 1:00.46 OR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

[8]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 8 5 Domenico Fioravanti   Italy 1:01.32 Q, NR
2 8 1 Daniel Málek   Czech Republic 1:01.56 Q, NR
3 8 4 Ed Moses   United States 1:01.59 Q
4 7 7 Károly Güttler   Hungary 1:01.66 Q
5 7 5 Kosuke Kitajima   Japan 1:01.68 Q
6 7 3 Morgan Knabe   Canada 1:01.81 Q
7 7 6 Dmitry Komornikov   Russia 1:01.87 Q
8 9 8 Marcel Wouda   Netherlands 1:02.00 Q, NR
9 9 7 Jens Kruppa   Germany 1:02.09 Q
10 9 4 Roman Sloudnov   Russia 1:02.15 Q
11 8 3 Brett Petersen   South Africa 1:02.20 Q
12 9 5 Jarno Pihlava   Finland 1:02.21 Q
13 9 2 Oleg Lisogor   Ukraine 1:02.24 Q
14 7 8 Hugues Duboscq   France 1:02.40 Q
15 8 6 Darren Mew   Great Britain 1:02.42 Q
16 8 2 Remo Lütolf   Switzerland 1:02.54 Q
17 6 5 Phil Rogers   Australia 1:02.77
18 8 8 José Couto   Portugal 1:02.79
19 6 6 Elvin Chia   Malaysia 1:02.81
20 9 6 Mark Warnecke   Germany 1:02.85
21 9 3 Akira Hayashi   Japan 1:02.86
22 6 4 Patrick Schmollinger   Austria 1:02.87
23 7 2 Adam Whitehead   Great Britain 1:02.91
24 6 2 Marek Krawczyk   Poland 1:03.00
25 7 4 Pat Calhoun   United States 1:03.03
26 9 1 Patrik Isaksson   Sweden 1:03.05
27 6 3 Steven Ferguson   New Zealand 1:03.06
28 7 1 Terence Parkin   South Africa 1:03.11
29 8 7 Zhu Yi   China 1:03.20
30 6 7 Vanja Rogulj   Croatia 1:03.58
31 6 1 Eduardo Fischer   Brazil 1:03.72
32 6 8 Raiko Pachel   Estonia 1:03.99
5 5 Tal Stricker   Israel
34 4 3 Valērijs Kalmikovs   Latvia 1:04.02
4 7 Arsenio López   Puerto Rico
36 3 1 Vadim Tatarov   Moldova 1:04.12 NR
37 3 4 Francisco Suriano   El Salvador 1:04.31 NR
38 5 6 Alvaro Fortuny   Guatemala 1:04.35
39 5 3 Alwin de Prins   Luxembourg 1:04.37
40 5 2 Yang Shang-hsuan   Chinese Taipei 1:04.54
41 4 5 Andrew Bree   Ireland 1:04.58
42 4 2 Nikola Savčić   Yugoslavia 1:04.64
43 5 4 Alfredo Jacobo   Mexico 1:04.67
44 5 8 Iván Rodríguez Mesa   Panama 1:04.68
45 4 8 Joe Kyong-fan   South Korea 1:04.71
46 5 7 Aliaksandr Hukau   Belarus 1:04.96
47 3 5 Wickus Nienaber   Swaziland 1:04.98
48 2 4 Juan José Madrigal   Costa Rica 1:05.14 NR
49 3 2 Jorg Lindemeier   Namibia 1:05.25
50 3 3 Matthew Kwok Hon Ming   Hong Kong 1:05.28
51 2 3 Sylvain Fauré   Monaco 1:05.51
52 4 4 Hjalti Gudmundsson   Iceland 1:05.55
53 5 1 Sergio Andres Ferreyra   Argentina 1:05.75
54 3 7 Aleksandr Savitsky   Kazakhstan 1:05.95
55 2 6 Jean Luc Razakarivony   Madagascar 1:05.97
56 2 5 Ahmed Al-Kudmani   Saudi Arabia 1:06.07
57 4 1 Daniel Liew   Singapore 1:06.41
58 3 8 Krasimir Zahov   Bulgaria 1:07.09
59 4 6 Yevgeny Petrashov   Kyrgyzstan 1:07.32
60 3 6 Hakan Kiper   Turkey 1:07.46
61 1 3 Antonio Leon Candia   Paraguay 1:08.12 NR
62 2 2 Malick Fall   Senegal 1:08.60
63 1 5 Kieran Chan   Papua New Guinea 1:13.34
64 2 7 Karar Samedul Islam   Bangladesh 1:14.93
65 1 4 Joe Atuhaire   Uganda 1:22.35
2 1 Facinet Bangoura   Guinea DSQ

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Roman Sloudnov   Russia 1:01.15 Q
2 4 Daniel Málek   Czech Republic 1:01.60 Q
3 3 Morgan Knabe   Canada 1:01.70 Q
4 8 Remo Lütolf   Switzerland 1:01.81 Q, NR
5 5 Károly Güttler   Hungary 1:01.83
6 7 Jarno Pihlava   Finland 1:01.92
7 6 Marcel Wouda   Netherlands 1:01.94 NR
8 1 Hugues Duboscq   France 1:02.89

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Domenico Fioravanti   Italy 1:00.84 Q, NR
2 5 Ed Moses   United States 1:01.22 Q
3 3 Kosuke Kitajima   Japan 1:01.31 Q, AS
4 7 Brett Petersen   South Africa 1:01.42 Q, AF
5 6 Dmitry Komornikov   Russia 1:01.88
6 2 Jens Kruppa   Germany 1:01.92
7 8 Darren Mew   Great Britain 1:01.98
8 1 Oleg Lisogor   Ukraine 1:02.00

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Domenico Fioravanti   Italy 1:00.46 OR
  3 Ed Moses   United States 1:00.73
  5 Roman Sloudnov   Russia 1:00.91
4 6 Kosuke Kitajima   Japan 1:01.34
5 7 Daniel Málek   Czech Republic 1:01.50 NR
6 1 Morgan Knabe   Canada 1:01.58 NR
7 2 Brett Petersen   South Africa 1:01.63
8 8 Remo Lütolf   Switzerland 1:01.88

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  2. ^ Dillman, Lisa (18 September 2000). "They Made Waves". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Dolan, Bennett bring home gold for U.S. swimming". Sports Illustrated. CNN. 17 September 2000. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  4. ^ a b Whitten, Phillip (17 September 2000). "Olympic Day 2 Finals". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  5. ^ Whitten, Phillip (16 September 2000). "Olympic Day 1 Prelims – Complete". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Heart Trouble Sidelines Italian Olympic Champ". Swimming World Magazine. 7 November 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Swim champion doubtful for Athens". CNN. 6 November 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  8. ^ a b c "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 100m Breaststroke Heats" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. pp. 244–246. Retrieved 3 June 2013.

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