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Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 metre freestyle

The men's 50 metre freestyle event at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place on 21–22 September at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney, Australia.[1]

Men's 50 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney International Aquatic Centre
DateSeptember 21, 2000 (heats &
semifinals)
September 22, 2000 (final)
Competitors80 from 73 nations
Winning time21.98
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Anthony Ervin
 United States
1st, gold medalist(s) Gary Hall, Jr.
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Pieter van den Hoogenband
 Netherlands
← 1996
2004 →

U.S. swimmers Gary Hall, Jr. and Anthony Ervin, who trained together at the Phoenix Swim Club, tied for the gold; they finished with a matching time of 21.98, edging out Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband by five hundredths of a second (0.05) in 22.03.[2][3]

Italy's Lorenzo Vismara finished fourth in 22.11, while Poland's Bartosz Kizierowski was a fraction behind the leading pack in sixth at 22.22. Russia's double defending champion Alexander Popov finished outside the medals in sixth place with a time of 22.24.[2][4] Great Britain's four-time Olympian Mark Foster (22.41) and Ukraine's Oleksandr Volynets (22.51) rounded out the finale.[2] Earlier in the prelims, Volynets made a surprise packet with a ninth fastest time and a Ukrainian record of 22.52 to lead the sixth heat.[5]

Ervin stopped swimming competitively in 2003, auctioned off his gold medal on eBay to aid survivors of the 2004 tsunami, but returned from retirement to claim his place on his second Olympics, in London, twelve years after his first.[6][7][8] Both men would later continue to win another gold in this event outright (Hall, Jr. in 2004 and Ervin in 2016), edging out the runner-up by 0.01 second in their respective races.

Contents

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Alexander Popov (RUS) 21.64 Moscow, Russia 16 June 2000
Olympic record   Alexander Popov (EUN) 21.91 Barcelona, Spain 30 July 1992

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

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Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 9 6 Bartosz Kizierowski   Poland 22.05 Q, NR
2 9 4 Gary Hall, Jr.   United States 22.14 Q
3 10 4 Alexander Popov   Russia 22.15 Q
4 8 4 Anthony Ervin   United States 22.24 Q
5 10 5 Pieter van den Hoogenband   Netherlands 22.32 Q
6 8 6 Ricardo Busquets   Puerto Rico 22.42 Q
7 10 6 Brett Hawke   Australia 22.45 Q, OC
8 9 5 Brendon Dedekind   South Africa 22.48 Q
9 6 2 Oleksandr Volynets   Ukraine 22.52 Q, NR
10 10 3 Roland Mark Schoeman   South Africa 22.53 Q
8 7 Stefan Nystrand   Sweden Q, NR
12 9 2 Johan Kenkhuis   Netherlands 22.61 Q
13 8 5 Lorenzo Vismara   Italy 22.62 Q
14 8 3 Mark Foster   Great Britain 22.65 Q
15 9 8 Denis Pimankov   Russia 22.74 Q
16 10 2 Chris Fydler   Australia 22.80 Q
17 7 4 Jiang Chengji   China 22.82
6 6 Kim Min-suk   South Korea NR
19 10 8 Julio Santos   Ecuador 22.83
20 9 3 Fernando Scherer   Brazil 22.88
21 8 2 José Meolans   Argentina 22.89
22 8 1 Salim Iles   Algeria 22.95
23 10 7 Edvaldo Silva Filho   Brazil 22.96
8 8 Eduardo Lorente   Spain
25 6 8 Peter Mankoč   Slovenia 23.02
26 7 6 Attila Zubor   Hungary 23.03
27 6 7 Stavros Michaelides   Cyprus 23.05
28 7 1 Stephan Kunzelmann   Germany 23.08
29 10 1 Indrek Sei   Estonia 23.11
30 5 1 Ravil Nachaev   Uzbekistan 23.12
31 7 2 Christophe Bühler   Switzerland 23.15
32 7 7 Marijan Kanjer   Croatia 23.16
33 7 5 Marcos Hernández   Cuba 23.20
34 7 3 Dzmitry Kalinouski   Belarus 23.21
6 5 Yoav Bruck   Israel
36 7 8 Pedro Silva   Portugal 23.27
37 5 4 Allan Murray   Bahamas 23.34
38 6 1 Rolandas Gimbutis   Lithuania 23.36
39 6 4 Thierry Wouters   Belgium 23.44
40 4 1 Sergey Borisenko   Kazakhstan 23.46
41 4 4 Sergey Ashihmin   Kyrgyzstan 23.53
42 5 7 Richard Sam Bera   Indonesia 23.56
43 5 8 Nebojša Bikić   Yugoslavia 23.57
44 5 2 Camilo Becerra   Colombia 23.63
45 3 4 Estebán Blanco   Costa Rica 23.72 NR
46 5 6 Tamer Hamed   Egypt 23.77
47 4 8 Serghei Stolearenco   Moldova 23.84
48 4 3 Paul Kutscher   Uruguay 23.90
49 4 7 Luis López Hartinger   Peru 24.00
4 6 Leslie Kwok   Singapore
51 4 2 Huang Chih-yung   Chinese Taipei 24.01
52 3 5 Howard Hinds   Netherlands Antilles 24.07
53 4 5 Harbeth Fu Wing   Hong Kong 24.20
54 3 8 Zurab Beridze   Georgia 24.28
55 5 3 Rodrigo Olivares   Chile 24.50
56 3 1 Ayoub Al-Mas   United Arab Emirates 24.91
57 3 3 Omar Hughes   Grenada 25.07
58 3 2 Dmitri Margaryan   Armenia 25.29
59 2 6 Jamie Peterkin   Saint Lucia 25.33
60 3 7 Emin Guliyev   Azerbaijan 25.36
61 1 1 Wael Ghassan   Qatar 25.43
62 2 4 Davy Bisslik   Aruba 25.57
63 3 6 João Aguiar   Angola 25.70
64 2 5 Muhammad Ahmed   Iraq 25.84
65 2 3 Ilidio Matusse   Mozambique 26.28
66 2 8 Hem Kiri   Cambodia 26.41
67 2 1 Kenneth Maronie   Dominica 26.85
68 2 7 Khalid Al-Kulaibi   Oman 26.96
69 1 5 Chitra Bahadur Gurung   Nepal 27.02
70 2 2 Sikhounxay Ounkhamphanyavong   Laos 27.03
71 1 4 Anlloyd Samuel   Palau 27.24
72 1 3 Stephenson Wallace   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 27.84
73 1 6 Hassan Mubah   Maldives 28.86
74 1 2 Bakary Sereme   Mali 29.69
75 1 8 Samson Ndayishimiye   Rwanda 38.76
1 7 Mohamed Abdul Hamid   Sudan DSQ
6 3 Craig Hutchison   Canada DSQ
5 5 Francisco Sánchez   Venezuela DNS
9 1 Romain Barnier   France DNS
9 7 Lars Frölander   Sweden DNS

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Gary Hall, Jr.   United States 22.07 Q
2 5 Anthony Ervin   United States 22.13 Q
3 1 Mark Foster   Great Britain 22.32 Q
4 6 Brendon Dedekind   South Africa 22.39
5 8 Chris Fydler   Australia 22.41
6 7 Johan Kenkhuis   Netherlands 22.47
7 2 Stefan Nystrand   Sweden 22.49 NR
8 3 Ricardo Busquets   Puerto Rico 22.51

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Pieter van den Hoogenband   Netherlands 22.11 Q
2 5 Alexander Popov   Russia 22.17 Q
3 1 Lorenzo Vismara   Italy 22.30 Q
4 4 Bartosz Kizierowski   Poland 22.35 Q
5 2 Oleksandr Volynets   Ukraine 22.36 Q, NR
6 7 Roland Mark Schoeman   South Africa 22.41
7 6 Brett Hawke   Australia 22.49
8 8 Denis Pimankov   Russia 22.89

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Gary Hall, Jr.   United States 21.98
3 Anthony Ervin   United States
  5 Pieter van den Hoogenband   Netherlands 22.03
4 2 Lorenzo Vismara   Italy 22.11
5 1 Bartosz Kizierowski   Poland 22.22
6 6 Alexander Popov   Russia 22.24
7 7 Mark Foster   Great Britain 22.41
8 8 Oleksandr Volynets   Ukraine 22.51

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Whitten, Phillip (22 September 2000). "Olympic Day 7 Finals (50 Free, 800 Free, 200 Back, 100 Fly)". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  3. ^ Gelman, Mitch (22 September 2000). "Hall Jr., Ervin share gold in 50; Dutchman takes bronze". Sports Illustrated. CNN. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  4. ^ Fitzpatrick, Franz (23 September 2000). "Sharing The Gold Anthony Ervin And Gary Hall Jr. Each Finished The 50-meter Final In 21.98 Seconds As The U.s. Ruled The Pool Again". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  5. ^ Whitten, Phillip (21 September 2000). "Olympic Day 6 Prelims (50 Free, 800 Free, 200 Back, 100 Fly)". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  6. ^ Kelly, Barry (6 July 2004). "Olympic Gold Medalist Anthony Ervin Gives Up Swimming, Fame and Money". The Daily Californian. Archived from the original on 5 July 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  7. ^ Brady, Erik (27 June 2012). "Anthony Ervin has no regrets, feels lucky to be at trials". USA Today. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  8. ^ Borzi, Pat (28 June 2012). "Spreading Joy of Swimming, Ex-Olympian Finds It Again". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  9. ^ a b c "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 50m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. pp. 107–109. Retrieved 13 May 2013.

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