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Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre butterfly

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

Women's 100 metre butterfly
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney International Aquatic Centre
DateSeptember 16, 2000 (heats &
semifinals)
September 17, 2000 (final)
Competitors50 from 40 nations
Winning time56.61 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Inge de Bruijn  Netherlands
2nd, silver medalist(s) Martina Moravcová  Slovakia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dara Torres  United States
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Dutch rising star Inge de Bruijn shattered her own world record by 0.03 seconds to claim the gold medal in the event. Forging a narrow lead at the initial turn, she cruised her path on the final lap to hit the wall first in a sterling time of 56.61.[2][3] Slovakia's Martina Moravcová moved herself up from fourth to surge past the field for the silver medal in 57.97. At only 33 years of age and competing in her fourth Olympics since 1984, U.S. legend Dara Torres ended her seven-year retirement from the sport by taking home the bronze in 58.20.[4][5][6]

Australia's top favorite Petria Thomas failed to impress the home crowd with her fourth-place effort, finishing off the podium by 29-hundredths of a second in 58.49. Trailing behind De Bruijn by 0.12 seconds, Jenny Thompson faded down the final stretch to pick up a fifth spot in 58.73. Earlier in the prelims, she posted a leading time (57.66) to cut off Qian Hong's 1992 Olympic record by almost a full second.[7] Japan's Junko Onishi (59.13), Thomas' teammate Susie O'Neill (59.27), competing in her third Olympics, and Romania's Diana Mocanu (59.43) rounded out the finale.[6]

Before her breakthrough final, De Bruijn erased Thompson's record from heat five by 0.06 seconds to post a top-seeded time of 57.60 in the prelims.[7][8][9] Followed by an evening session on the first night of the Games, she eventually lowered it to 57.14 in the semifinals.[10]

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Inge de Bruijn (NED) 56.64 Seattle, United States 22 July 2000
Olympic record   Qian Hong (CHN) 58.62 Barcelona, Spain 29 July 1992

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

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
16 September Heat 5 Jenny Thompson   United States 57.66 OR
16 September Heat 7 Inge de Bruijn   Netherlands 57.60 OR
16 September Semifinal 2 Inge de Bruijn   Netherlands 57.14 OR
17 September Final Inge de Bruijn   Netherlands 56.61 WR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

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Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7 4 Inge de Bruijn   Netherlands 57.60 Q, OR
2 5 4 Jenny Thompson   United States 57.66 Q, AM
3 7 5 Petria Thomas   Australia 58.52 Q
4 7 3 Otylia Jędrzejczak   Poland 58.66 Q, NR
5 6 4 Dara Torres   United States 58.76 Q
6 6 5 Martina Moravcová   Slovakia 58.95 Q
7 5 3 Junko Onishi   Japan 59.11 Q
8 6 6 Mette Jacobsen   Denmark 59.45 Q
9 5 5 Susie O'Neill   Australia 59.49 Q
10 7 8 Natalya Sutyagina   Russia 59.50 Q, NR
11 6 3 Johanna Sjöberg   Sweden 59.59 Q
12 5 7 Franziska van Almsick   Germany 59.72 Q, WD
6 7 Diana Mocanu   Romania Q, NR
14 4 3 Sophia Skou   Denmark 59.79 Q
15 5 6 Anna-Karin Kammerling   Sweden 59.88 Q
16 7 7 Mandy Loots   South Africa 59.94 Q, AF
17 6 1 Cécile Jeanson   France 59.96 Q
18 6 2 Liu Limin   China 59.98
19 7 2 Vered Borochovski   Israel 1:00.34
20 4 4 Jen Button   Canada 1:00.83
21 5 8 Jessica Deglau   Canada 1:00.97
7 6 Maki Mita   Japan
23 4 7 Fabienne Dufour   Belgium 1:01.15
4 8 Orsolya Ferenczy   Hungary
25 7 1 Ruan Yi   China 1:01.16
26 6 8 Joscelin Yeo   Singapore 1:01.28
27 5 2 Daniela Samulski   Germany 1:01.31
28 4 6 Renate du Plessis   South Africa 1:01.32
29 4 5 María Peláez   Spain 1:01.47
30 4 2 Margaretha Pedder   Great Britain 1:01.53
31 5 1 Yekaterina Vinogradova   Russia 1:01.54
32 3 3 Maria Papadopoulou   Cyprus 1:01.64 NR
33 4 1 Marja Pärssinen   Finland 1:01.94
34 3 5 Zampia Melachroinou   Greece 1:02.06
35 3 2 Lee Bo-eun   South Korea 1:02.22
36 3 8 Fabíola Molina   Brazil 1:02.77
37 3 4 Praphalsai Minpraphal   Thailand 1:02.99
38 3 6 Mariya Ogurtsova   Ukraine 1:03.00
39 3 1 Eydis Konráðsdóttir   Iceland 1:03.27
40 3 7 Siobhan Cropper   Trinidad and Tobago 1:03.34
41 2 4 Hsieh Shu-ting   Chinese Taipei 1:03.52
42 2 3 Yan Kay Flora Kong   Hong Kong 1:04.09
43 2 2 Ayse Diker   Turkey 1:04.65
44 2 5 María del Pilar Pereyra   Argentina 1:04.75
45 1 4 Lisa de la Motte   Swaziland 1:06.70
46 1 3 Angela Galea   Malta 1:07.88
47 2 7 Ellen Lendra Hight   Zambia 1:09.34
48 2 6 Mariya Bugakova   Uzbekistan 1:09.94
49 1 5 Tracy Ann Route   Federated States of Micronesia 1:13.53
2 1 Kenza Bennaceur   Algeria DNS

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Jenny Thompson   United States 58.18 Q
2 3 Martina Moravcová   Slovakia 58.49 Q
3 7 Diana Mocanu   Romania 59.12 Q, NR
4 5 Otylia Jędrzejczak   Poland 59.14
5 2 Natalya Sutyagina   Russia 59.30
6 6 Mette Jacobsen   Denmark 59.75
7 8 Cécile Jeanson   France 59.80
8 1 Anna-Karin Kammerling   Sweden 1:00.40

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Inge de Bruijn   Netherlands 57.14 Q, OR
2 5 Petria Thomas   Australia 58.11 Q
3 3 Dara Torres   United States 58.35 Q
4 6 Junko Onishi   Japan 59.04 Q
5 2 Susie O'Neill   Australia 59.05 Q
6 7 Johanna Sjöberg   Sweden 59.15
7 8 Mandy Loots   South Africa 59.63 AF
8 1 Sophia Skou   Denmark 59.89

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Inge de Bruijn   Netherlands 56.61 WR
  2 Martina Moravcová   Slovakia 57.97 NR
  6 Dara Torres   United States 58.20
4 5 Petria Thomas   Australia 58.49
5 3 Jenny Thompson   United States 58.73
6 7 Junko Onishi   Japan 59.13
7 1 Susie O'Neill   Australia 59.27
8 8 Diana Mocanu   Romania 59.43

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  2. ^ "De Bruijn soars to butterfly gold". BBC Sport. 17 September 2000. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Frank (18 September 2000). "The Pool Is Whirling With Undercurrents Amid The Interest In World Records Are Subplots Among Some Of The Women That Are Downright Fascinating". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  4. ^ "De Bruijn leads records rush". News24. 17 September 2000. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Dolan, Bennett bring home gold for U.S. swimming". Sports Illustrated. CNN. 17 September 2000. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ a b 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.
  8. ^ Newberry, Paul (16 September 2000). "Thompson anchors U.S. relay win; Thorpe wins 400 free". Canoe.ca. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  9. ^ Morrissey, Rick (17 September 2000). "Well, It Was Nice While It Lasted". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  10. ^ Whitten, Phillip (16 September 2000). "Olympic Day 1 Finals (Complete)". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  11. ^ a b c "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 100m Butterfly Heats" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. pp. 227–228. Retrieved 21 June 2013.

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