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Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

The men's 1500 metre freestyle event at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place on 22–23 September at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney, Australia.[1]

Men's 1500 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney International Aquatic Centre
DateSeptember 22, 2000 (heats)
September 23, 2000 (final)
Competitors41 from 32 nations
Winning time14:48.33
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Grant Hackett  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kieren Perkins  Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Chris Thompson  United States
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Australia's Grant Hackett denied his teammate and overwhelming favorite Kieren Perkins a third straight title in the event. Having suffered badly over the first six days of the Games, Hackett maintained a strong lead from start to finish, and touched the wall first to claim a gold in 14:48.33.[2][3] Perkins fought off a challenge against his newest rival in the middle of the program's longest race, but ended up only with a silver in 14:53.59, handing the entire medal haul for the host nation with a 1–2 finish. U.S. swimmer Chris Thompson came up with a spectacular swim to take the bronze in an American record of 14:56.81, holding off a fast-closing Alexei Filipets of Russia (14:56.88) by seven hundredths of a second (0.07). For the first time in Olympic history, all three medalists finished the race under a 15-minute barrier.[4]

South Africa's dark horse Ryk Neethling powered home with a fifth-place effort in a new national record of 15:00.48, while American Erik Vendt, who previously set a continental mark from the trials, faded shortly to sixth in a time of 15:08.61.[5] Ukraine's Igor Chervynskiy (15:08.80) and Germany's Heiko Hell (15:19.87) rounded out the finale.[4]

Contents

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Kieren Perkins (AUS) 14:41.66 Victoria, Canada 24 August 1994
Olympic record   Kieren Perkins (AUS) 14:43.48 Barcelona, Spain 31 July 1992

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

[6]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 4 Kieren Perkins   Australia 14:58.34 Q
2 5 4 Erik Vendt   United States 15:05.11 Q
3 6 4 Grant Hackett   Australia 15:07.50 Q
4 6 5 Ryk Neethling   South Africa 15:09.12 Q, AF
5 4 3 Alexei Filipets   Russia 15:10.94 Q
6 5 5 Chris Thompson   United States 15:11.21 Q
7 5 6 Heiko Hell   Germany 15:11.91 Q
8 4 5 Igor Chervynskiy   Ukraine 15:12.30 Q
9 6 6 Dragoș Coman   Romania 15:12.64 NR
10 6 2 Christian Minotti   Italy 15:12.72
11 6 1 Nicolas Rostoucher   France 15:13.26
12 4 2 Frederik Hviid   Spain 15:14.37
13 5 2 Masato Hirano   Japan 15:14.43 AS
14 5 3 Igor Snitko   Ukraine 15:14.67
15 3 5 Ricardo Monasterio   Venezuela 15:17.00
16 6 8 Yota Arase   Japan 15:18.20
17 6 7 Paul Palmer   Great Britain 15:21.09
18 4 1 Luiz Lima   Brazil 15:23.15
19 6 3 Emiliano Brembilla   Italy 15:27.65
20 3 4 Dmitry Koptur   Belarus 15:29.62
21 3 3 Spyridon Gianniotis   Greece 15:29.69
22 4 7 Alexey Kovrigin   Russia 15:30.69
23 4 6 Andrew Hurd   Canada 15:30.98
24 5 8 Teo Edo   Spain 15:32.01
25 5 1 Hannes Kalteis   Austria 15:32.90
26 1 4 Vlastimil Burda   Czech Republic 15:33.25 NR
27 4 8 Tim Peterson   Canada 15:34.94
28 3 8 Torwai Sethsothorn   Thailand 15:39.60
29 5 7 Adam Faulkner   Great Britain 15:39.86
30 3 1 Petar Stoychev   Bulgaria 15:42.76
31 3 2 Jorge Carral Armella   Mexico 15:43.03
32 3 7 Jin Hao   China 15:48.49
33 3 6 Cho Sung-mo   South Korea 15:50.45
34 2 3 Juan Carlos Piccio   Philippines 15:51.57 NR
35 2 6 Agustín Fiorilli   Argentina 15:52.69
36 2 5 Dieung Manggang   Malaysia 16:02.11
37 2 4 Jonathan Duncan   New Zealand 16:03.41
38 2 7 Steven Chandra   Indonesia 16:10.98
39 2 2 Diego Mularoni   San Marino 16:12.91
40 1 5 Li Yun-lun   Chinese Taipei 16:13.05
1 3 Ivan Ivanov   Kyrgyzstan DSQ

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  3 Grant Hackett   Australia 14:48.33
  4 Kieren Perkins   Australia 14:53.59
  7 Chris Thompson   United States 14:56.81 AM
4 2 Alexei Filipets   Russia 14:56.88
5 6 Ryk Neethling   South Africa 15:00.48 AF
6 5 Erik Vendt   United States 15:08.61
7 8 Igor Chervynskiy   Ukraine 15:08.80
8 1 Heiko Hell   Germany 15:19.87

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Hackett denies Perkins gold". News24. 23 September 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  3. ^ Lonsbrough, Anita (25 September 2000). "Swimming: Hackett ends Perkins' long reign". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  4. ^ a b Whitten, Phillip (23 September 2000). "Olympic Day 8 Finals – Complete". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Ryk clocks his best time – not good enough for medal". News24. 24 September 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  6. ^ a b c "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 1500m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. pp. 150–160. Retrieved 28 May 2013.

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