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Swimming at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's 400 metres Individual Medley

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney International Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 17, 2000
Date Finished: September 17, 2000

Gold: USA Tom Dolan
Silver: USA Erik Vendt
Bronze: CAN Curtis Myden

Summary

The reigning Olympic champion, Tom Dolan, had been unbeatable over the distance for seven whole years until March 2000 but an ill-timed illness at the US Olympic Trials had nearly cost him all hope of retaining his Olympic title. Even in Sydney all was not well with Dolan and he needed medical treatment for respiratory problems on the day on the final.

When Dolan entered the pool normal service was resumed by the halfway mark as he took the lead on the backstroke leg and left the rest of the world trailing. By the end of the race he was half a second under the old world record mark and 2.47 seconds ahead of team-mate Erik Vendt, who after being dead last at the first turn eventually moved through the field to win the silver. Dolan finished in 4:11.76 to break his own world record.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Tom Dolan 24 United States USA Gold WR
2 Erik Vendt 19 United States USA Silver
3 Curtis Myden 26 Canada CAN Bronze
4 Alessio Boggiatto 19 Italy ITA
5 Terence Parkin 20 South Africa RSA
6 Justin Norris 20 Australia AUS
7 Cezar Bădiţă 21 Romania ROU
8 Shinya Taniguchi 19 Japan JPN
9 Jirka Letzin 29 Germany GER
10 István Batházi 21 Hungary HUN
11 Miki Halika 21 Israel ISR
12 Matt Dunn 27 Australia AUS
13 Susumu Tabuchi 20 Japan JPN
14 Johann Le Bihan 21 France FRA
15 Frederik Hviid 25 Spain ESP
16 Dean Kent 21 New Zealand NZL
17 Aleksey Kovrigin 19 Russia RUS
18 Yves Platel 22 Switzerland SUI
19 Massimiliano Eroli 23 Italy ITA
20 Ioannis Kokkodis 19 Greece GRE
21 Xie Xufeng 22 China CHN
22 Serghei Mariniuc 31 Moldova MDA
23 Jan Víťazka 24 Czech Republic CZE
24 Simon Militis 22 Great Britain GBR
25 Jin Hao 21 China CHN
26 Michael Windisch 24 Austria AUT
27 Jani Sievinen 26 Finland FIN
28 Dmytro Nazarenko 20 Ukraine UKR
29 Owen Von Richter 25 Canada CAN
30 Marko Milenkovič 24 Slovenia SLO
31 Jeremy Knowles 19 Bahamas BAH
32 Torwai Sethsothorn 18 Thailand THA
33 Kim Bang-Hyeon 21 South Korea KOR
34 Fong Alex 20 Hong Kong HKG
35 Alejandro Bermúdez 25 Colombia COL
36 George Bovell 17 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
37 Juan Carlos Piccio 19 Philippines PHI
38 Juan Veloz 17 Mexico MEX
39 Grigory Matuzkov 29 Kazakhstan KAZ
40 Georgi Palazov 20 Bulgaria BUL
41 Wan Azlan Abdullah 25 Malaysia MAS
42 Sandro Tomaš 27 Croatia CRO
43 Oussama Mellouli 16 Tunisia TUN
44 Hsu Kuo-Tung 16 Chinese Taipei TPE
45 John Tabone 20 Malta MLT