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Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre backstroke

Men's 200 metre backstroke
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney International Aquatic Centre
DateSeptember 20, 2000 (heats &
semifinals)
September 21, 2000 (final)
Competitors46 from 42 nations
Winning time1:56.76 OR
Medalists
Gold medal  22x20px United States
Silver medal  22x20px United States
Bronze medal  22x20px Australia
«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 200 metre backstroke event at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place on 20–21 September at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney, Australia.[1]

Soviet-born American Lenny Krayzelburg became the fourth swimmer in Olympic history to strike a backstroke double, since Roland Matthes did so in 1968 and 1972, John Naber in 1976, and Rick Carey in 1984. He powered past his nearest rivals Aaron Peirsol and Australia's overwhelming favorite Matt Welsh to hit the wall first in a new Olympic record of 1:56.76.[2][3] At only 17 years of age, Peirsol trailed behind by almost half a second (0.50) to take a silver in 1:57.35, handing an entire medal haul for the U.S. team with a one–two finish. Meanwhile, Welsh settled only for the bronze in an Oceanian record of 1:57.59.[4][5]

Iceland's Örn Arnarson came up with a spectacular swim to earn a fourth spot in 1:59.00, holding off Italy's Emanuele Merisi (1:59.01), bronze medalist in Atlanta four years earlier, by a hundredth of a second (0.01). Romania's Răzvan Florea finished sixth with a time of 1:59.05, while Brazil's Rogério Romero (1:59.27), competing at his fourth Olympics, and Croatia's Gordan Kožulj (1:59.38) closed out the field. For the first time in Olympic history, all eight swimmers went under a two-minute barrier.[5]

Earlier, Krayzelburg established a new Olympic standard of 1:58.40 on the morning prelims to cut off Martin López-Zubero's eight-year record by seven hundredths of a second (0.07). Followed by an evening session, he eventually lowered it to 1:57.27 in the semifinals.[6][7]

Records

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

World record 23x15px Lenny Krayzelburg (USA) 1:55.87 Sydney, Australia 27 August 1999 [8]
Olympic record 22x20px Martin López-Zubero (ESP) 1:58.47 Barcelona, Spain 28 July 1992 [8]

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

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
20 September Heat 6 Lenny Krayzelburg 22x20px United States 1:58.40 OR
20 September Semifinal 2 Lenny Krayzelburg 22x20px United States 1:57.27 OR
21 September Final Lenny Krayzelburg 22x20px United States 1:56.76 OR

Results

Heats

[8]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 4 Lenny Krayzelburg 22x20px United States 1:58.40 Q, OR
2 5 4 Aaron Peirsol 22x20px United States 1:59.10 Q
3 6 6 Cameron Delaney 22x20px Australia 1:59.61 Q
4 6 5 Matt Welsh 22x20px Australia 1:59.76 Q
5 4 1 Răzvan Florea 22x20px Romania 1:59.79 Q
6 4 8 Örn Arnarson 22x20px Iceland 1:59.80 Q, NR
7 5 6 Emanuele Merisi 22x20px Italy 1:59.92 Q
8 6 2 Sergey Ostapchuk 22x20px Russia 2:00.17 Q
9 4 4 Gordan Kožulj 22x20px Croatia 2:00.19 Q
10 5 5 Rogério Romero 22x20px Brazil 2:00.48 Q
11 4 6 Chris Renaud 22x20px Canada 2:00.51 Q
12 5 7 Marko Strahija 22x20px Croatia 2:00.72 Q
13 5 2 Yoav Gath 22x20px Israel 2:00.80 Q
14 3 2 Klaas-Erik Zwering 22x20px Netherlands 2:00.94 Q, NR
15 4 3 Volodymyr Nikolaychuk 22x20px Ukraine 2:01.07 Q, NR
16 4 5 Leonardo Costa 22x20px Brazil 2:01.08 Q
17 5 3 Simon Dufour 22x20px France 2:01.09
18 6 7 Adam Ruckwood 22x20px Great Britain 2:01.11
19 6 1 Simon Militis 22x20px Great Britain 2:01.20
20 6 8 Dustin Hersee 22x20px Canada 2:01.34
21 6 3 Ralf Braun 22x20px Germany 2:01.35
22 3 5 Scott Talbot-Cameron 22x20px New Zealand 2:01.53
23 3 7 Blaž Medvešek 22x20px Slovenia 2:01.67
24 2 2 Neisser Bent 22x20px Cuba 2:02.05
25 5 1 Mirko Mazzari 22x20px Italy 2:02.13
26 4 7 Fu Yong 22x20px China 2:02.70
27 3 4 Markus Rogan 22x20px Austria 2:02.84
28 3 3 Alejandro Bermúdez 22x20px Colombia 2:03.43
29 5 8 Guillermo Mediano 22x20px Spain 2:03.45
30 2 4 Mario Carvalho 22x20px Portugal 2:03.82
31 3 6 Miroslav Machovič 22x20px Slovakia 2:04.73
32 3 8 Arūnas Savickas 22x20px Lithuania 2:05.06
33 1 3 Alex Fong 22x20px Hong Kong 2:05.47 NR
34 2 6 Eduardo Germán Otero 22x20px Argentina 2:05.51
35 2 7 Torwai Sethsothorn 22x20px Thailand 2:05.52
36 2 3 Ahmed Hussein 22x20px Egypt 2:06.10
37 2 8 Gary Tan 22x20px Singapore 2:06.32
38 1 4 Andrei Mihailov 22x20px Moldova 2:06.67
39 2 1 Lee Jong-Min 22x20px South Korea 2:07.14
40 1 5 Ivan Angelov 22x20px Bulgaria 2:07.30
41 1 7 Guillermo Cabrera 22x20px Dominican Republic 2:08.22
42 3 1 Alex Lim 22x20px Malaysia 2:08.23
43 1 6 Miloš Cerović 22x20px Yugoslavia 2:09.07
44 1 2 Aleksandr Yegorov 22x20px Kyrgyzstan 2:13.85
45 4 2 Viktor Bodrogi 22x20px Hungary DSQ
46 2 5 Simon Thirsk 22x20px South Africa DNS

Semifinals

Semifinal 1

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Aaron Peirsol 22x20px United States 1:58.44 Q
2 5 Matt Welsh 22x20px Australia 1:58.57 Q
3 3 Örn Arnarson 22x20px Iceland 1:58.99 Q, NR
4 2 Rogério Romero 22x20px Brazil 1:59.69 Q
5 7 Marko Strahija 22x20px Croatia 1:59.85
6 1 Klaas-Erik Zwering 22x20px Netherlands 2:00.06 NR
7 6 Sergey Ostapchuk 22x20px Russia 2:00.47
8 8 Leonardo Costa 22x20px Brazil 2:02.26

Semifinal 2

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Lenny Krayzelburg 22x20px United States 1:57.27 Q, OR
2 3 Răzvan Florea 22x20px Romania 1:59.44 Q, NR
3 2 Gordan Kožulj 22x20px Croatia 1:59.56 Q
4 6 Emanuele Merisi 22x20px Italy 1:59.78 Q
5 5 Cameron Delaney 22x20px Australia 2:00.39
6 7 Chris Renaud 22x20px Canada 2:01.19
7 8 Volodymyr Nikolaychuk 22x20px Ukraine 2:02.27
8 1 Yoav Gath 22x20px Israel 2:03.80

Final

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
File:Gold medal icon.svg 4 Lenny Krayzelburg 22x20px United States 1:56.76 OR
File:Silver medal icon.svg 5 Aaron Peirsol 22x20px United States 1:57.35
File:Bronze medal icon.svg 3 Matt Welsh 22x20px Australia 1:57.59 OC
4 6 Örn Arnarson 22x20px Iceland 1:59.00
5 8 Emanuele Merisi 22x20px Italy 1:59.01
6 2 Răzvan Florea 22x20px Romania 1:59.05 NR
7 1 Rogério Romero 22x20px Brazil 1:59.27
8 7 Gordan Kožulj 22x20px Croatia 1:59.38

References

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Double gold for Krayzelburg". BBC Sport. 18 September 2000. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Dillman, Lisa (22 September 2000). "Thrills & Chills". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Berlin, Peter (22 September 2000). "De Bruijn Takes Second Gold; Hungarian and Italian Also Triumph : European Swimmers Steal the Show". New York Times. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Whitten, Phillip (21 September 2000). "Olympic Day 6 Finals". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Whitten, Phillip (20 September 2000). "Olympic Day 5 Prelims". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Peterson, Lauren (21 September 2000). "States Athletic Teams Krayzelburg, Ervin Advance in Sydney". New York Times. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  8. ^ 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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