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Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres Hurdles

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 25, 2000
Date Finished: September 27, 2000

Gold: KAZ Olga Shishigina
Silver: NGR Glory Alozie
Bronze: USA Melissa Morrison

Summary

Gail Devers had known only bad luck in the Olympic high hurdles. Three-times World Champion (1993, 1995, 1999), she had all but won the gold medal in 1992 when she hit the last hurdle and stumbled to the line, falling across and lying sprawled out on the track, in fifth place. In 1996, she led the final early, but had problems with technique over the hurdles, slowed, and finished fourth. In Sydney she was again favored, after her 1999 World Championship, and with her blazing sprint speed which had brought her gold medals in the 100 in both 1992 and 1996. But in the semi-finals she pulled up at the fifth hurdle, having tweaked a hamstring. Nigeria’s Glory Alozie had been runner-up to Devers at the 1999 Worlds, but had to work thru her own personal trauma in the week leading up to Sydney. One week before the Opening Ceremony, her fiancé was killed when he was struck by a car on a Sydney street. The final came down to Alozie and Kazakhstan’s Olga Shishigina. Alozie led from the start, ahead by one metre at the fifth hurdle, but Shishigina’s superior flat speed showed thru and she ran her down by the last hurdle.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Olga Shishigina 31 Kazakhstan KAZ Gold
2 Glory Alozie 22 Nigeria NGR Silver
3 Melissa Morrison 29 United States USA Bronze
4 Delloreen Ennis-London 25 Jamaica JAM
5 Aliuska López 31 Cuba CUB
6 Nicole Ramalalanirina 28 France FRA
7 Linda Ferga-Khodadin 23 France FRA
8 Brigitte Foster-Hylton 25 Jamaica JAM
5 h1 r3/4 Nataliya Shekhodanova 28 Russia RUS
5 h2 r3/4 Svetlana Lavkhova 27 Russia RUS
6 h1 r3/4 Svetla Dimitrova 30 Bulgaria BUL
6 h2 r3/4 Sharon Couch-Jewell 31 United States USA
7 h1 r3/4 Olena Ovcharova-Krasovska 24 Ukraine UKR
7 h2 r3/4 Trecia Roberts 29 Thailand THA
8 h2 r3/4 Yvonne Kanazawa 25 Japan JPN
AC h1 r3/4 Gail Devers 33 United States USA
5 h1 r2/4 Nadine Faustin-Parker 24 Haiti HAI
6 h1 r2/4 Patricia Girard-Léno 32 France FRA
7 h1 r2/4 Michelle Freeman 31 Jamaica JAM
7 h2 r2/4 Sriyani Kulawansa 30 Sri Lanka SRI
7 h3 r2/4 Angela Atede 28 Nigeria NGR
8 h3 r2/4 Diane Allahgreen 25 Great Britain GBR
AC h1 r2/4 Katie Anderson 32 Canada CAN
AC h2 r2/4 Yuliya Graudyn 29 Russia RUS
5 h1 r1/4 Debbie Edwards 21 Australia AUS
5 h3 r1/4 Feng Yun 24 China CHN
6 h1 r1/4 Nadiya Bodrova 39 Ukraine UKR
6 h3 r1/4 Vũ Bích Hương 30 Vietnam VIE
6 h4 r1/4 Perdita Felicien 20 Canada CAN
6 h5 r1/4 Maya Shemichishina 28 Ukraine UKR
7 h1 r1/4 Manuela Bosco 18 Finland FIN
7 h2 r1/4 Marie-Joëlle Conjungo 25 Central African Republic CAF
7 h3 r1/4 Rosa Rakotozafy 22 Madagascar MAD
7 h4 r1/4 Anita Trumpe 32 Latvia LAT
7 h5 r1/4 Hannah Cooper 21 Liberia LBR
8 h2 r1/4 Verónica de Paoli 27 Argentina ARG
8 h3 r1/4 Ana Siulolo Liku 26 Tonga TGA
8 h4 r1/4 Naide Gomes 20 Sao Tome and Principe STP