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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
|Venue||Sydney International Aquatic Centre|
|Date||September 17, 2000 (heats &|
September 18, 2000 (final)
|Competitors||55 from 50 nations|
|Winning time||53.72 OR|
|Swimming events at the|
2000 Summer Olympics
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. 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. 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).
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.
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|||
|Olympic record||22x20px Jeff Rouse (USA)||53.86||Barcelona, Spain||31 July 1992|||
The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.
|18 September||Final||Lenny Krayzelburg||22x20px United States||53.72||OR|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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