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Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke

Men's 100 metre backstroke
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney International Aquatic Centre
DateSeptember 17, 2000 (heats &
semifinals)
September 18, 2000 (final)
Competitors55 from 50 nations
Winning time53.72 OR
Medalists
Gold medal  22x20px United States
Silver medal  22x20px Australia
Bronze medal  22x20px Germany
«19962004»
Swimming events at the
2000 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
50 m   men   women
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The men's 100 metre backstroke event at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place on 17–18 September at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney, Australia.[1]

Lenny Krayzelburg, a Ukrainian-born American whose swimming career began in the old Soviet system, shattered a new Olympic record to claim a gold medal in the event, slashing 0.14 seconds off an eight-year-old standard set by Jeff Rouse in Barcelona.[2][3] He seized the lead on the first length, and held off a challenge from Australia's overwhelming favorite Matt Welsh down the final lap to touch the wall first in 53.72.[4][5] Delighted by the frenzied home crowd, Welsh took home with a silver medal in an Oceanian record of 54.07. Meanwhile, Germany's Stev Theloke stormed home from behind to wrest a bronze in 54.82, edging out another Aussie Josh Watson (55.01) by almost two-tenths of a second (0.20).[6]

Poland's Bartosz Kizierowski finished fifth with a time of 55.04, and was followed in the sixth spot by U.S. swimmer Neil Walker in 55.14. Theloke's teammate Steffen Driesen (55.27) and Israel's Eithan Urbach (55.74) closed out the field.[6]

Records

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

World record 23x15px Lenny Krayzelburg (USA) 53.60 Sydney, Australia 24 August 1999 [7]
Olympic record 22x20px Jeff Rouse (USA) 53.86 Barcelona, Spain 31 July 1992 [7]

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

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
18 September Final Lenny Krayzelburg 22x20px United States 53.72 OR

Results

Heats

[7]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7 4 Lenny Krayzelburg 22x20px United States 54.38 Q
2 6 4 Matt Welsh 22x20px Australia 54.70 Q, OC
3 5 5 Stev Theloke 22x20px Germany 55.00 Q
4 7 5 Josh Watson 22x20px Australia 55.09 Q
5 5 1 Bartosz Kizierowski 22x20px Poland 55.14 Q
6 5 4 Neil Walker 22x20px United States 55.34 Q
7 6 3 Steffen Driesen 22x20px Germany 55.39 Q
8 5 3 Gordan Kožulj 22x20px Croatia 55.43 Q
9 5 2 Eithan Urbach 22x20px Israel 55.44 Q, NR
10 7 3 Alexandre Massura 22x20px Brazil 55.58 Q
11 6 5 Rodolfo Falcón 22x20px Cuba 55.61 Q
12 6 6 David Ortega 22x20px Spain 55.80 Q
13 7 2 Péter Horváth 22x20px Hungary 55.81 Q
14 7 8 Chris Renaud 22x20px Canada 55.85 Q
15 4 5 Simon Dufour 22x20px France 56.01 Q
16 7 1 Adam Ruckwood 22x20px Great Britain 56.19 Q
17 6 1 Derya Büyükuncu 22x20px Turkey 56.21
18 6 7 Marko Strahija 22x20px Croatia 56.26
19 4 2 Sergey Ostapchuk 22x20px Russia 56.26
20 5 7 Mariusz Siembida 22x20px Poland 56.27
21 5 8 Emanuele Merisi 22x20px Italy 56.35
21 4 7 Răzvan Florea 22x20px Romania 56.35 NR
23 5 6 Rogério Romero 22x20px Brazil 56.44
24 6 2 Darius Grigalionis 22x20px Lithuania 56.47
25 7 6 Mark Versfeld 22x20px Canada 56.50
26 7 7 Volodymyr Nikolaychuk 22x20px Ukraine 56.71
27 4 4 Alex Lim 22x20px Malaysia 56.81
28 4 1 Miroslav Machovič 22x20px Slovakia 56.95
28 4 8 Nuno Laurentino 22x20px Portugal 56.95
30 6 8 Simon Thirsk 22x20px South Africa 57.06
31 2 3 Sung Min 22x20px South Korea 57.12
32 3 2 Blaž Medvešek 22x20px Slovenia 57.26
33 3 7 Markus Rogan 22x20px Austria 57.35
34 4 6 Ouyang Kunpeng 22x20px China 57.47
35 3 4 Philipp Gilgen 22x20px Switzerland 57.50
36 3 3 Mattias Ohlin 22x20px Sweden 57.51
37 3 5 Scott Talbot-Cameron 22x20px New Zealand 57.86
38 1 2 Alexandru Ivlev 22x20px Moldova 57.91
39 3 8 Ivan Angelov 22x20px Bulgaria 58.03
40 4 3 Eduardo Germán Otero 22x20px Argentina 58.09
41 2 1 Diego Gallo 22x20px Uruguay 58.18 NR
42 3 6 Milorad Čavić 22x20px Yugoslavia 58.25
43 2 8 Dulyarit Phuangthong 22x20px Thailand 58.48
44 3 1 Haitham Hassan 22x20px Egypt 58.67
45 2 4 Gary Tan 22x20px Singapore 58.69
46 2 2 Mehdi Addadi 22x20px Algeria 58.74
47 1 3 Benjamin Lo-Pinto 22x20px Seychelles 58.90
48 2 7 Mike Fung-A-Wing 22x20px Suriname 59.06
49 2 5 Konstantin Priahin 22x20px Kyrgyzstan 59.86
50 1 4 Germán Martínez 22x20px Colombia 59.94
51 2 6 Nicholas Neckles 22x20px Barbados 1:00.19
52 1 6 Pavel Sidorov 22x20px Kazakhstan 1:01.02
53 1 7 Mauricio Prudencio 22x20px Bolivia 1:01.15
54 1 5 Faisal Al-Mahmeed 22x20px Kuwait 1:05.17
55 1 1 Welbert Samuel 22x20px Federated States of Micronesia 1:12.38

Semifinals

Semifinal 1

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Matt Welsh 22x20px Australia 54.52 Q, OC
2 5 Josh Watson 22x20px Australia 54.93 Q
3 3 Neil Walker 22x20px United States 55.20 Q
4 1 Chris Renaud 22x20px Canada 55.70
5 2 Alexandre Massura 22x20px Brazil 56.07
6 6 Gordan Kožulj 22x20px Croatia 56.26
7 7 David Ortega 22x20px Spain 56.33
8 8 Adam Ruckwood 22x20px Great Britain 56.34

Semifinal 2

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Lenny Krayzelburg 22x20px United States 54.32 Q
2 5 Stev Theloke 22x20px Germany 54.95 Q
3 2 Eithan Urbach 22x20px Israel 55.31 Q, NR
4 3 Bartosz Kizierowski 22x20px Poland 55.34 Q
5 6 Steffen Driesen 22x20px Germany 55.41 Q
6 7 Rodolfo Falcón 22x20px Cuba 55.59
7 1 Péter Horváth 22x20px Hungary 55.65
8 8 Simon Dufour 22x20px France 55.79

Final

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
File:Gold medal icon.svg 4 Lenny Krayzelburg 22x20px United States 53.72 OR
File:Silver medal icon.svg 5 Matt Welsh 22x20px Australia 54.07 OC
File:Bronze medal icon.svg 6 Stev Theloke 22x20px Germany 54.82
4 3 Josh Watson 22x20px Australia 55.01
5 1 Bartosz Kizierowski 22x20px Poland 55.04
6 2 Neil Walker 22x20px United States 55.14
7 8 Steffen Driesen 22x20px Germany 55.27
8 7 Eithan Urbach 22x20px Israel 55.74

References

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Robertson, Linda (19 September 2000). "Krayzelburg, Quann Pan Olympic Gold". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Americans Krayzelburg, Quann up U.S. golds to five". Sports Illustrated (CNN). 18 September 2000. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Krayzelburg sets Olympic record". ESPN. 18 September 2000. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Longman, Jere (19 September 2000). "Sydney 2000: Swimming; Thorpe Comes Up a Big Hand Short to a Flying Dutchman". New York Times. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Whitten, Phillip (18 September 2000). "Olympic Day 3 Finals (100 Breast, 100 Back M, 100 Back W, 200 Free)". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 100m Backstroke Heats" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. pp. 278–279. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 

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