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Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's 400 metres

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Events:

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.

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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)