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Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's Javelin Throw

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 29, 2000
Date Finished: September 30, 2000

Gold: NOR Trine Solberg-Hattestad
Silver: GRE Mirela Maniani-Tzelili
Bronze: CUB Osleidys Menéndez

Summary

The javelin had been re-designed in 1998 and the world record list started anew. Norway’s Trine Hattestad set the first world record with the new implement on 28 July 2000. Twice favored at the Olympics (1992-96), she had been the most consistent thrower of the 1990s, winning the World Championships in 1993 and 1997, and the European Championship in 1994. In the first round, she threw 68.91 (226-1), the second-longest mark to date, and that would finally win her an Olympic gold medal. The silver medal went to the 1999 World Champion, Mirela Tzelili of Greece, while the bronze medal was won by the 1999 Pan-American Games champion, Osleidys Menéndez of Cuba.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Trine Solberg-Hattestad 34 Norway NOR Gold OR
2 Mirela Maniani-Tzelili 23 Greece GRE Silver
3 Osleidys Menéndez 20 Cuba CUB Bronze
4 Steffi Nerius 28 Germany GER
5 Sonia Bisset 29 Cuba CUB
6 Xiomara Rivero 31 Cuba CUB
7 Tatyana Shikolenko 32 Russia RUS
8 Nikola Tomečková-Brejchová 26 Czech Republic CZE
9 Mikaela Ingberg 26 Finland FIN
10 Wei Jianhua 21 China CHN
11 Li Lei 26 China CHN
12 Claudia Coslovich 28 Italy ITA
13 QR Rita Ramanauskaitė 30 Lithuania LTU
14 QR Nikolett Szabó 20 Hungary HUN
15 QR Felicia Ţilea-Moldovan 32 Romania ROU
16 QR Laverne Eve 35 Bahamas BAH
17 QR Jo Stone 27 Australia AUS
18 QR Angeliki Tsiolakoudi 24 Greece GRE
19 QR Tetiana Liakhovych 21 Ukraine UKR
20 QR Taina Uppa-Kolkkala 23 Finland FIN
21 QR Olivia McKoy 26 Jamaica JAM
22 QR Ana Mirela Ţermure 25 Romania ROU
23 QR Sueli dos Santos 35 Brazil BRA
24 QR Yekaterina Ivakina 35 Russia RUS
25 QR Marta Míguez 27 Spain ESP
26 QR Lynda Blutreich 28 United States USA
27 QR Evfemija Štorga 24 Slovenia SLO
28 QR Khristina Georgieva 28 Bulgaria BUL
29 QR Nadine Auzeil-Schoellkopf 36 France FRA
30 QR Inga Kožarenoka 18 Latvia LAT
31 QR Louise McPaul-Currey 31 Australia AUS
32 QR Gurmeet Kaur 30 India IND
33 QR Lee Yeong-Seon 26 South Korea KOR
34 QR Sabina Moya 23 Colombia COL
35 QR Tatyana Sudarikova 27 Kyrgyzstan KGZ