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Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's 400 metres

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 22, 2000
Date Finished: September 25, 2000

Gold: USA Michael Johnson
Silver: USA Alvin Harrison
Bronze: JAM Greg Haughton

Summary

The defending champion was Michael Johnson (USA) who had won the last four World Championships. At the 1999 Worlds in Sevilla, Spain, he had finally broken the world record with 43.18. There was probably not a bigger favorite in Sydney. The runners expected to challenge him were, well, … nobody. And that was how it worked out. Johnson won the final by six metres over teammate Alvin Harrison. A few days later he anchored the US team to the 4×400 gold medal and said adieu to his track career. In 2008, after revelations about two runners of the US 4×400 team having taken drugs in 2000, that medal was removed from the United States and Johnson willingly returned his final gold medal to the IOC.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Michael Johnson 33 United States USA Gold
2 Alvin Harrison 26 United States USA Silver
3 Greg Haughton 26 Jamaica JAM Bronze
4 Sanderlei Parrela 23 Brazil BRA
5 Robert Maćkowiak 30 Poland POL
6 Hendrik Mokganyetsi 25 South Africa RSA
7 Danny McFarlane 28 Jamaica JAM
5 h1 r3/4 Avard Moncur 21 Bahamas BAH
5 h2 r3/4 Daniel Caines 21 Great Britain GBR
6 h1 r3/4 Piotr Haczek 23 Poland POL
6 h2 r3/4 Casey Vincent 21 Australia AUS
7 h1 r3/4 Pat Dwyer 22 Australia AUS
7 h2 r3/4 Alessandro Attene 23 Italy ITA
8 h1 r3/4 Hamdan Al-Bishi 19 Saudi Arabia KSA
AC h2 r3/4 Davian Clarke 24 Jamaica JAM
5 h1 r2/4 Éric Milazar 25 Mauritius MRI
5 h2 r2/4 Ibrahima Wade 32 France FRA
5 h3 r2/4 Dmitry Golovastov 29 Russia RUS
5 h4 r2/4 Marc Raquil 23 France FRA
6 h1 r2/4 Sugath Thilakaratne 27 Sri Lanka SRI
6 h2 r2/4 Davis Kamoga 32 Uganda UGA
6 h3 r2/4 Chris Brown 21 Bahamas BAH
6 h4 r2/4 Alejandro Cárdeñas 25 Mexico MEX
7 h1 r2/4 David Canal 21 Spain ESP
7 h2 r2/4 David Kirui 25 Kenya KEN
7 h3 r2/4 Sofiène Laâbidi 20 Tunisia TUN
7 h4 r2/4 Sunday Bada 31 Nigeria NGR
8 h1 r2/4 Arnaud Malherbe 27 South Africa RSA
8 h2 r2/4 Jun Osakada 26 Japan JPN
8 h3 r2/4 Jude Monye 26 Nigeria NGR
8 h4 r2/4 Ibrahim Ismail 28 Qatar QAT
4 h2 r1/4 Neil De Silva 30 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
4 h5 r1/4 Rohan Pradeep Kumara 25 Sri Lanka SRI
4 h6 r1/4 Tasos Gousis 21 Greece GRE
4 h7 r1/4 Malik Louahla 22 Algeria ALG
4 h9 r1/4 Matija Šestak 27 Slovenia SLO
5 h1 r1/4 Takahiko Yamamura 21 Japan JPN
5 h2 r1/4 Gustavo Aguirre 23 Argentina ARG
5 h3 r1/4 Tawanda Chiwira 26 Zimbabwe ZIM
5 h5 r1/4 Salaheddine Bakar Al-Safi 20 Qatar QAT
5 h6 r1/4 Fawzi Al-Shammari 21 Kuwait KUW
5 h7 r1/4 Sean Baldock 23 Great Britain GBR
5 h8 r1/4 Štefan Balošák 27 Slovakia SVK
5 h9 r1/4 Tom Coman 20 Ireland IRL
6 h1 r1/4 Carlos Santa 22 Dominican Republic DOM
6 h2 r1/4 Troy McIntosh 27 Bahamas BAH
6 h3 r1/4 Nduka Awazie 19 Nigeria NGR
6 h4 r1/4 Ato Modibo 21 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
6 h5 r1/4 Zsolt Szeglet 23 Hungary HUN
6 h6 r1/4 Paramjit Singh 29 India IND
6 h7 r1/4 Fabian Rollins 24 Barbados BAR
6 h8 r1/4 Kenji Tabata 25 Japan JPN
6 h9 r1/4 Juan Pedro Toledo 22 Mexico MEX
7 h1 r1/4 Piotr Rysiukiewicz 26 Poland POL
7 h3 r1/4 Johnson Kubisa 28 Botswana BOT
7 h4 r1/4 Benjamin Youla 24 Congo (Brazzaville) CGO
7 h5 r1/4 Jamie Baulch 27 Great Britain GBR
7 h6 r1/4 Phillip Mukomana 26 Zimbabwe ZIM
7 h7 r1/4 Oleksandr Kaidash 24 Ukraine UKR
7 h8 r1/4 Rudy Sylvan 21 Grenada GRN
8 h1 r1/4 Gerald Clervil 24 Haiti HAI
8 h4 r1/4 Iliya Dzhivondov 22 Bulgaria BUL
8 h8 r1/4 Basheer Al-Khewani 18 Yemen YEM
AC h2 r1/4 Kennedy Ochieng 28 Kenya KEN
AC h2 r1/4 Jonas Motiejūnas 25 Lithuania LTU
AC h3 r1/4 Euripidis Dimosthenous 27 Cyprus CYP
AC h9 r1/4 Daniel Batman 19 Australia AUS
AC Antonio Pettigrew 32 United States USA DQ (doping)