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Canoeing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's Kayak Fours, 500 metres

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Events:

Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith, New South Wales
Date Started: September 26, 2000
Date Finished: September 30, 2000

Gold: GER Germany
Silver: HUN Hungary
Bronze: ROU Romania

Summary

Germany, East or unified, had won the K-4 500 at 17 of the last 20 editions of the World Championships, and were the defending Olympic champions, but had lost the World title in 1999 to their long-time rival Hungary. These two nations won their heats in the opening round and led the rest of the pack by a significant margin in the final, which Germany won by 0.414 seconds, leaving Hungary with the silver medal. Two members of Germany’s crew, [Katrin Wagner] and the great [Birgit Fischer], became double Olympic champions by emerging victorious in the K-2 500 the following day, while two of the Hungarians, [Katalin Kovács] and [Szilvia Szabó], were silver medalists in the same event. Romania, meanwhile, the 1997 European champion, edged out Poland, the 1999 World runner-up, by 0.066 seconds to take bronze.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Germany GER Gold
2 Hungary HUN Silver
3 Romania ROU Bronze
4 Poland POL
5 Ukraine UKR
6 Belarus BLR
7 Russia RUS
8 Spain ESP
9 Canada CAN
4 h1 r2/3 Australia AUS