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Cycling at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's 500 metres Time Trial

Cycling at the 2000 Summer Games: Next Summer Games

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Dunc Gray Velodrome, Bass Hill, New South Wales
Date Started: September 16, 2000
Date Finished: September 16, 2000

Gold: FRA Félicia Ballanger
Silver: AUS Michelle Ferris
Bronze: CHN Jiang Cuihua

Summary

A new Olympic event for women, this event had first been contested at the World Championships in 1995. There was no suspense in this event as France’s Félicia Ballanger had won every world title, and was the world record holder with 34.010. Australia’s Michelle Ferris had won four medals at the Worlds, behind Ballanger. As the 12th rider off, she took the lead with 34.696, the first rider to break 35 seconds in Sydney. China’s Jiang Cuihua, 1999 Worlds silver medalist, rode next-to-last but could not better Ferris, eventually winning bronze with 34.768 - China’s first cycling medal. Ballanger went off last and won easily, with 34.140, a huge margin in such a short event.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Félicia Ballanger 29 France FRA Gold 34.140 OR
2 Michelle Ferris 23 Australia AUS Silver 34.696 OR
3 Jiang Cuihua 25 China CHN Bronze 34.768
4 Wang Yan 26 China CHN 35.013 OR
5 Chris Witty 25 United States USA 35.230 OR
6 Ulrike Weichelt 23 Germany GER 35.315
7 Kathrin Freitag 26 Germany GER 35.473
8 Tanya Dubnicoff 30 Canada CAN 35.486
9 Iryna Yanovych 24 Ukraine UKR 35.512
10 Daniela Larreal 27 Venezuela VEN 35.728 OR
11 Magali Faure-Humbert 28 France FRA 35.766
12 Szilvia Szabolcsi 22 Hungary HUN 35.778
13 Lori-Ann Muenzer 34 Canada CAN 35.846
14 Lyndelle Higginson 21 Australia AUS 35.859
15 Oksana Grishina 31 Russia RUS 36.169
16 Fiona Ramage 22 New Zealand NZL 36.536
17 Mira Kasslin 22 Finland FIN 37.145