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Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's 200 metres

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 27, 2000
Date Finished: September 28, 2000

Gold: GRE Kostas Kenteris
Silver: GBR Darren Campbell
Bronze: TTO Ato Boldon

Summary

This race was expected to be between Americans Maurice Greene and Michael Johnson. Greene was the best in the world at 100 metres and Johnson at 400 metres, and their race in the middle distance was highly anticipated. But neither qualified for the team at the Olympic Trials, succumbing to minor injuries, although they both made the team in their better events. This left the Olympic 200 wide open. Ato Boldon, 1996 bronze medalist and 1997 World Champion, was the best of the rest. America's John Capel, Jr., who had won the US Olympic Trials, also moved up as a contender. But the race was won by Greece's Kostas Kenteris. He did not get a good start in the final but caught Darren Campbell (GBR) at 150 metres and held on to win, with Boldon winning bronze for the second consecutive Olympics.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Kostas Kenteris 27 Greece GRE Gold
2 Darren Campbell 27 Great Britain GBR Silver
3 Ato Boldon 26 Trinidad and Tobago TTO Bronze
4 Obadele Thompson 24 Barbados BAR
5 Christian Malcolm 21 Great Britain GBR
6 Claudinei da Silva 29 Brazil BRA
7 Coby Miller 23 United States USA
8 John Capel, Jr. 21 United States USA
5 h1 r3/4 Chris Williams 28 Jamaica JAM
5 h2 r3/4 Kim Collins 24 Saint Kitts and Nevis SKN
6 h1 r3/4 Stéphane Buckland 23 Mauritius MRI
6 h2 r3/4 Floyd Heard 34 United States USA
7 h1 r3/4 Francis Obikwelu 21 Nigeria NGR
7 h2 r3/4 Koji Ito 30 Japan JPN
8 h1 r3/4 Tommi Hartonen 23 Finland FIN
8 h2 r3/4 Shingo Suetsugu 20 Japan JPN
5 h1 r2/4 Marcin Urbaś 23 Poland POL
5 h2 r2/4 Dwight Thomas 19 Jamaica JAM
5 h3 r2/4 Joseph Batangdon 22 Cameroon CMR
5 h4 r2/4 Oumar Loum 26 Senegal SEN
6 h1 r2/4 Geir Moen 31 Norway NOR
6 h2 r2/4 Petko Yankov 22 Bulgaria BUL
6 h3 r2/4 Alessandro Cavallaro 20 Italy ITA
6 h4 r2/4 Anninos Markoullidis 29 Cyprus CYP
7 h1 r2/4 Antoine Boussombo 32 Gabon GAB
7 h2 r2/4 Venancio José 24 Spain ESP
7 h3 r2/4 Patrick Johnson 27 Australia AUS
7 h4 r2/4 Marlon Devonish 24 Great Britain GBR
8 h1 r2/4 Heber Viera 21 Uruguay URU
8 h2 r2/4 Uchenna Emedolu 23 Nigeria NGR
8 h3 r2/4 Renward Wells 30 Bahamas BAH
4 h1 r1/4 John Ertzgaard 23 Norway NOR
4 h4 r1/4 Ahmed Douhou 23 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
4 h5 r1/4 André da Silva 27 Brazil BRA
4 h6 r1/4 Martin Lachkovics 25 Austria AUT
4 h7 r1/4 Matt Shirvington 21 Australia AUS
4 h9 r1/4 Paul Brizzel 23 Ireland IRL
5 h1 r1/4 Sayon Cooper 26 Liberia LBR
5 h2 r1/4 Darryl Wohlsen 27 Australia AUS
5 h3 r1/4 Gideon Yablonka 22 Israel ISR
5 h4 r1/4 Ricardo Williams 23 Jamaica JAM
5 h5 r1/4 Aleksandr Ryabov 24 Russia RUS
5 h6 r1/4 Andrew Tynes 28 Bahamas BAH
5 h7 r1/4 Carlos Gats 30 Argentina ARG
5 h9 r1/4 Mohamed Al-Houti 28 Oman OMA
6 h1 r1/4 Albert Agyemang 22 Ghana GHA
6 h2 r1/4 Pierre Browne 20 Canada CAN
6 h3 r1/4 Gennady Chernovol 24 Kazakhstan KAZ
6 h4 r1/4 Julieon Raeburn 21 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
6 h5 r1/4 Marián Vanderka 28 Slovakia SVK
6 h6 r1/4 Jimmy Pino 22 Colombia COL
6 h7 r1/4 Ricardo Roach 27 Chile CHI
6 h8 r1/4 Tasos Gousis 21 Greece GRE
6 h9 r1/4 Dominic Demeritte 22 Bahamas BAH
7 h1 r1/4 Jayson Jones 23 Belize BIZ
7 h4 r1/4 Keita Cline 25 British Virgin Islands IVB
7 h5 r1/4 Ali Khamis Rashid Al-Neyadi 22 United Arab Emirates UAE
7 h6 r1/4 Pascal Dangbo 28 Benin BEN
7 h7 r1/4 Ezra Sambu 22 Kenya KEN
7 h8 r1/4 Salem Mubarak Al-Yami 18 Saudi Arabia KSA
7 h9 r1/4 Joseph Loua 23 Guinea GUI
8 h5 r1/4 Christie van Wyk 22 Namibia NAM
8 h6 r1/4 Maqsood Ahmad 23 Pakistan PAK
8 h7 r1/4 Sherwin James 22 Dominica DMA
8 h9 r1/4 N'Kosie Barnes 25 Antigua and Barbuda ANT
AC h1 r1/4 Mohamed Mahbub Alam 27 Bangladesh BAN
AC h2 r1/4 Tanko Braimah 21 Ghana GHA