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Sailing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's Two Person Dinghy

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Rushcutters Bay Marina, Rose Bay, New South Wales
Date Started: September 20, 2000
Date Finished: September 28, 2000
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best nine of eleven scores to count for final placement.

Gold: AUS Australia
Silver: USA United States
Bronze: UKR Ukraine
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Ukraine's Ruslana Taran and Olena Pakholchyk had won a bronze medal in this event in 1996, and had then won three World and three European Championships before the Sydney Olympics, but their coach, Viktor Kobalenko, moved to Australia and started training Jenny Armstrong and Belinda Stowell. The event was dominated in Sydney by Armstrong and Stowell who won four races, with the other seven spread among seven other crews.

Armstrong was competing in her second Olympics, but in 1992 had represented New Zealand. She and Stowell would return in 2004, but place only 14th. Taran competed again at the 2004 Olympics, in the Yngling class, winning a silver medal. The silver medal skipper in 2000 was American JJ Isler, who had won a bronze medal in this class in 1992. In the years before Sydney, Isler made history when she was the skipper for Mighty Mary USA-34, the first all-female crew to challenge for the America's Cup. Isler's crew member in Sydney was Pease Glaser, whose brother, Jay, won a 1984 Olympic silver medal in the Tornado class.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal NP TP
1 Australia AUS Gold 33.0 62.0
2 United States USA Silver 47.0 77.0
3 Ukraine UKR Bronze 48.0 72.0
4 Israel ISR 50.0 79.0
5 Germany GER 54.0 89.0
6 Spain ESP 55.0 92.0
7 Italy ITA 60.0 94.0
8 Japan JPN 66.0 92.0
9 Sweden SWE 71.0 108.0
10 Denmark DEN 71.0 106.0
11 New Zealand NZL 72.0 111.0
12 Argentina ARG 72.0 103.0
13 Netherlands NED 75.3 104.3
14 Greece GRE 76.0 114.0
15 Russia RUS 102.0 133.0
16 Norway NOR 105.0 139.0
17 Slovenia SLO 117.0 155.0
18 China CHN 140.0 178.0
19 Brazil BRA 143.0 183.0