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Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke

The men's 200 metre breaststroke event at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place on 19–20 September at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney, Australia.[1]

Men's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney International Aquatic Centre
DateSeptember 19, 2000 (heats &
semifinals)
September 20, 2000 (final)
Competitors49 from 44 nations
Winning time2:10.87 EU
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Domenico Fioravanti  Italy
2nd, silver medalist(s) Terence Parkin  South Africa
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Davide Rummolo  Italy
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Domenico Fioravanti emerged as a major force on the international swimming after effortlessly winning his second gold at these Games. He maintained a lead from start to finish and posted a European record of 2:10.87, the second-fastest of all time, making him the first ever swimmer in Olympic history to strike a breaststroke double.[2][3] South Africa's Terence Parkin, a deaf mute since birth, enjoyed the race of his life to take a silver medal in an African record of 2:12.50.[4] Fioravanti's fellowman Davide Rummolo gave Italy a further reason to celebrate, as he powered home with the bronze in 2:12.73.[5][6]

Acknowledging a massive cheer from the home crowd, Australia's Regan Harrison swam his lifetime best, but finished outside the podium by 15-hundredths of a second in 2:12.88. Czech Republic's Daniel Málek pulled off a fifth-place finish in a national record of 2:13.20, while Kyle Salyards, the only U.S. swimmer in the final, earned a sixth spot with a time of 2:13.27. France's Yohann Bernard (2:13.31) and another Aussie Ryan Mitchell (2:14.00) rounded out the finale.[5] Notable swimmers failed to reach the top 8 final, featuring Hungary's Norbert Rózsa, the defending Olympic champion, who placed thirteenth (2:14.67), and Canada's Morgan Knabe, who had the fastest 100-metre split, but faded badly on the final lap to place tenth (2:14.01).[7]

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.[8][9]

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Mike Barrowman (USA) 2:10.16 Barcelona, Spain 29 July 1992
Olympic record   Mike Barrowman (USA) 2:10.16 Barcelona, Spain 29 July 1992

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

[10]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 7 Davide Rummolo   Italy 2:12.75 Q, NR
2 4 5 Daniel Málek   Czech Republic 2:14.10 Q, NR
3 7 2 Morgan Knabe   Canada 2:14.18 Q
4 7 7 Maxim Podoprigora   Austria 2:14.37 Q, NR
5 5 6 Ryan Mitchell   Australia 2:14.69 Q
6 7 4 Stéphan Perrot   France 2:14.79 Q
7 7 6 Regan Harrison   Australia 2:14.85 Q
8 5 7 Martin Gustavsson   Sweden 2:15.02 Q
9 6 2 Domenico Fioravanti   Italy 2:15.04 Q
10 6 3 Terence Parkin   South Africa 2:15.06 Q
11 6 1 Norbert Rózsa   Hungary 2:15.27 Q
12 6 4 Yohann Bernard   France 2:15.35 Q
13 5 3 Akira Hayashi   Japan 2:15.54 Q
14 6 5 Kyle Salyards   United States 2:15.57 Q
15 2 2 Alexander Tkachev   Kyrgyzstan 2:15.63 Q
16 7 5 Dmitry Komornikov   Russia 2:15.70 Q
17 7 3 Kosuke Kitajima   Japan 2:15.71
18 4 3 Marek Krawczyk   Poland 2:16.08
19 4 4 Valērijs Kalmikovs   Latvia 2:16.21 NR
20 5 4 Roman Sloudnov   Russia 2:16.26
21 5 5 Tom Wilkens   United States 2:16.30
22 5 8 Aliaksandr Hukau   Belarus 2:16.93
23 5 1 Benno Kuipers   Netherlands 2:17.03
24 6 6 Adam Whitehead   Great Britain 2:17.16
25 4 8 Jakob Jóhann Sveinsson   Iceland 2:17.86 NR
26 7 8 José Couto   Portugal 2:18.08
27 4 1 Andrew Bree   Ireland 2:18.14
28 2 6 Oleg Lisogor   Ukraine 2:18.28
29 3 2 Joe Kyong-fan   South Korea 2:19.16 NR
30 3 5 Li Tsung-chueh   Chinese Taipei 2:19.30
31 4 7 Steven Ferguson   New Zealand 2:19.31
32 4 6 Tal Stricker   Israel 2:19.33
33 3 4 Raiko Pachel   Estonia 2:19.71
34 2 3 Jarno Pihlava   Finland 2:19.76
35 3 8 Francisco Suriano   El Salvador 2:20.10
36 2 5 Jeremy Knowles   Bahamas 2:20.31
37 1 4 Andrés Bicocca   Argentina 2:20.98
38 5 2 Zhu Yi   China 2:21.60
39 3 6 Alvaro Fortuny   Guatemala 2:21.78
40 3 1 Muhammad Akbar Nasution   Indonesia 2:23.81
41 4 2 Ratapong Sirisanont   Thailand 2:23.95
42 3 7 Tam Chi Kin   Hong Kong 2:24.04
43 3 3 Juan José Madrigal   Costa Rica 2:24.49
44 7 1 Elvin Chia   Malaysia 2:26.84
45 1 3 Nguyễn Ngọc Anh   Vietnam 2:29.54
46 2 7 Sergey Voytsekhovich   Uzbekistan 2:30.23
47 1 5 Leonard Ngoma   Zambia 2:32.90
2 4 Vadim Tatarov   Moldova DNS
6 8 Jens Kruppa   Germany DNS

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Kyle Salyards   United States 2:13.38 Q
2 4 Daniel Málek   Czech Republic 2:13.46 Q, NR
3 7 Yohann Bernard   France 2:13.48 Q
4 2 Terence Parkin   South Africa 2:13.57 Q
5 8 Dmitry Komornikov   Russia 2:13.95
6 5 Maxim Podoprigora   Austria 2:14.20
7 3 Stéphan Perrot   France 2:14.59
8 6 Martin Gustavsson   Sweden 2:15.23

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Domenico Fioravanti   Italy 2:12.37 Q, NR
2 4 Davide Rummolo   Italy 2:13.23 Q
3 6 Regan Harrison   Australia 2:13.75 Q
4 3 Ryan Mitchell   Australia 2:13.87 Q
5 5 Morgan Knabe   Canada 2:14.01
6 7 Norbert Rózsa   Hungary 2:14.67
7 1 Akira Hayashi   Japan 2:15.16
8 8 Alexander Tkachev   Kyrgyzstan 2:16.90

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Domenico Fioravanti   Italy 2:10.87 EU
  7 Terence Parkin   South Africa 2:12.50 AF
  5 Davide Rummolo   Italy 2:12.73
4 1 Regan Harrison   Australia 2:12.88 OC
5 6 Daniel Málek   Czech Republic 2:13.20 NR
6 3 Kyle Salyards   United States 2:13.27
7 2 Yohann Bernard   France 2:13.31
8 8 Ryan Mitchell   Australia 2:14.00

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Flying Fioravanti bags second gold". BBC Sport. 20 September 2000. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Frank (21 September 2000). "Misty Hops Up A Golden Mountain Hyman Tops Aussie Icon In Butterfly". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Deaf Parkin wins silver". News24. 20 September 2000. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  5. ^ a b Whitten, Phillip (20 September 2000). "Olympic Day 5 Finals". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  6. ^ Lonsbrough, Anita (21 September 2000). "Hyman denies Madam Butterfly a second farewell gold". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  7. ^ Whitten, Phillip (19 September 2000). "Olympic Day 4 Finals". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Heart Trouble Sidelines Italian Olympic Champ". Swimming World Magazine. 7 November 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Swim champion doubtful for Athens". CNN. 6 November 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  10. ^ a b c "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 200m Breaststroke Heats" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. pp. 253–254. Retrieved 3 June 2013.

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