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Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre butterfly

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

Women's 200 metre butterfly
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney International Aquatic Centre
DateSeptember 19, 2000 (heats &
semifinals)
September 20, 2000 (final)
Competitors36 from 27 nations
Winning time2:05.88 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Misty Hyman  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Susie O'Neill  Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Petria Thomas  Australia
← 1996
2004 →

U.S. swimmer Misty Hyman stunned Australia's defending champion Susie O'Neill to claim the Olympic title in front of a raucous home crowd. Seen as almost a lock victory for O'Neill, Hyman seized off a powerful lead and held a full body length over the champion at the 150-metre turn to maintain her relentless pace and touch the wall first in one of the oldest Olympic records in the book. She improved a sterling lifetime best of 2:05.88 to erase Mary T. Meagher's 1984 record by 1.02 seconds, but her time was just a 0.07-margin closer to O'Neill's world record.[2][3] In a signature race, O'Neill ended up with only a silver in 2:06.58, adding it to her gold from Atlanta in 1996 and bronze from Barcelona in 1992. Meanwhile, Petria Thomas took home the bronze in 2:07.12, handing the entire medal lock for the Aussies with a two–three finish.[4][5][6]

Danish star Mette Jacobsen, competing in her fourth Olympics, finished off the podium by over a second in 2:08.24, while Poland's Otylia Jędrzejczak posted a fifth-place time of 2:08.48. Racing next to her teammate Hyman in lane seven, Kaitlin Sandeno picked up a sixth spot with a time of 2:08.81.[7] Japanese duo Yuko Nakanishi (2:09.66) and Maki Mita (2:10.72) closed out the field.[6]

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RecordsEdit

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

World record   Susie O'Neill (AUS) 2:05.81 Sydney, Australia 17 May 2000
Olympic record   Mary T. Meagher (USA) 2:06.90 Los Angeles, United States 4 August 1984

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

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
20 September Final Misty Hyman   United States 2:05.88 OR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

[8]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 5 Misty Hyman   United States 2:07.87 Q
2 5 4 Susie O'Neill   Australia 2:07.97 Q
3 4 4 Petria Thomas   Australia 2:08.70 Q
4 5 Otylia Jędrzejczak   Poland Q
5 3 4 Mette Jacobsen   Denmark 2:09.30 Q
6 5 5 Maki Mita   Japan 2:09.85 Q
7 5 3 Kaitlin Sandeno   United States 2:09.92 Q
8 3 3 Yuko Nakanishi   Japan 2:10.22 Q
9 2 3 Cécile Jeanson   France 2:10.78 Q, NR
10 5 6 Mireia García   Spain 2:10.96 Q
11 3 2 Georgina Lee   Great Britain 2:11.09 Q
12 4 2 Éva Risztov   Hungary 2:11.32 Q
13 5 2 Sophia Skou   Denmark 2:11.35 Q
14 4 7 Mandy Loots   South Africa 2:11.38 Q, AF
15 4 6 Margaretha Pedder   Great Britain 2:11.59 Q
16 3 8 Elizabeth van Welie   New Zealand 2:11.62 Q, NR
17 3 7 Jen Button   Canada 2:11.74
18 3 1 Yekaterina Vinogradova   Russia 2:11.94
19 4 1 Liu Limin   China 2:12.32
20 2 1 Mirjana Boševska   Macedonia 2:12.59 NR
21 5 1 Liu Yin   China 2:12.79
22 4 3 Jessica Deglau   Canada 2:12.86
23 2 4 Petra Zahrl   Austria 2:13.29 NR
24 2 5 Zhanna Lozumyrska   Ukraine 2:14.47
25 5 7 María Peláez   Spain 2:14.66
26 5 8 Anna Uryniuk   Poland 2:14.87
27 2 6 Raquel Felgueiras   Portugal 2:15.19
28 3 6 Franziska van Almsick   Germany 2:15.68
29 4 8 Hsieh Shu-tzu   Chinese Taipei 2:16.23
30 2 7 Natalia Roubina   Cyprus 2:17.01
31 2 2 Zampia Melachroinou   Greece 2:17.60
32 2 8 Christel Bouvron   Singapore 2:17.62
33 1 3 Chan Wing Suet   Hong Kong 2:19.86
34 1 5 Tinka Dančević   Croatia 2:21.02
35 1 4 Ana Carolina Aguilera   Argentina 2:21.23
36 1 6 Hana Majaj   Jordan 2:31.78

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Susie O'Neill   Australia 2:07.57 Q
2 5 Petria Thomas   Australia 2:07.63 Q
3 3 Maki Mita   Japan 2:09.88 Q
4 6 Yuko Nakanishi   Japan 2:09.89 Q
5 2 Mireia García   Spain 2:10.24
6 1 Mandy Loots   South Africa 2:10.58 AF
7 8 Elizabeth van Welie   New Zealand 2:11.68
8 7 Éva Risztov   Hungary 2:11.83

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Otylia Jędrzejczak   Poland 2:07.81 Q, EU
2 4 Misty Hyman   United States 2:07.96 Q
3 3 Mette Jacobsen   Denmark 2:08.11 Q, NR
4 6 Kaitlin Sandeno   United States 2:09.40 Q
5 7 Georgina Lee   Great Britain 2:10.33 NR
6 8 Margaretha Pedder   Great Britain 2:10.49
7 2 Cécile Jeanson   France 2:10.78 =NR
8 1 Sophia Skou   Denmark 2:11.07

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  6 Misty Hyman   United States 2:05.88 OR*
  4 Susie O'Neill   Australia 2:06.58
  5 Petria Thomas   Australia 2:07.12
4 2 Mette Jacobsen   Denmark 2:08.24
5 3 Otylia Jędrzejczak   Poland 2:08.48
6 7 Kaitlin Sandeno   United States 2:08.81
7 8 Yuko Nakanishi   Japan 2:09.66
8 1 Maki Mita   Japan 2:10.72

* Also an American record.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Hyman, Van den Hoogenband win gold". ESPN. 20 September 2000. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Frank (20 September 2000). "Misty Hops Up A Golden Mountain Hyman Tops Aussie Icon In Butterfly". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Misty day: American Hyman upsets O'Neill in 200 butterfly". Sports Illustrated. CNN. 20 September 2000. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  5. ^ Longman, Jere (20 September 2000). "Sydney 2000: Swimming; Hyman, in Surprise, Joins No. 1 van den Hoogenband". New York Times. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  6. ^ a b Whitten, Phillip (20 September 2000). "Olympic Day 5 Finals (200 Breast, 100 Free, 200 Fly, 800 Free Relay)". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Thompson Wins Seventh Swimming Gold". ABC News. 20 September 2000. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  8. ^ a b c "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 200m Butterfly Heats" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. pp. 235–236. Retrieved 21 June 2013.

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