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Swimming at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres Breaststroke

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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 18, 2000

Gold: USA Megan Quann-Jendrick
Silver: AUS Leisel Jones
Bronze: RSA Penny Heyns

Summary

After her victories at the 1996 Olympic Games Penny Heyns of South Africa had a quiet few years, before she returned to form with a vengeance in 1999 and set 11 new world records in a period of three months. At the start of the Sydney Olympics she held the world records at 50, 100 and 200 metres breaststroke.

Not one of the three 1998 World Championships medallists were present in Sydney but the two years since then had seen the emergence of 16-year-old American [Megan Quann]. Quann had confidently predicted that she would break the world record on the way to an Olympic title. She failed to break the record but she did win the Olympic title when a late race surge put her clear of Heyns in the last quarter of the race. Heyns, who had led for most of the race, was then passed by Australia’s Leisel Jones for silver.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Megan Quann-Jendrick 16 United States USA Gold
2 Leisel Jones 15 Australia AUS Silver
3 Penny Heyns 25 South Africa RSA Bronze
4 Sarah Poewe 17 South Africa RSA
5 Ágnes Kovács 19 Hungary HUN
6 Masami Tanaka 21 Japan JPN
7 Tarnee White 19 Australia AUS
8 Sylvia Gerasch 31 Germany GER
9 Brigitte Becue 27 Belgium BEL
10 Christin Petelski 22 Canada CAN
11 Rhiannon Leier 23 Canada CAN
12 Qi Hui 15 China CHN
13 Svitlana Bondarenko 29 Ukraine UKR
14 Simone Karn 21 Germany GER
15 Madelon Baans 22 Netherlands NED
16 Nataša Kejžar 23 Slovenia SLO
17 Olga Bakaldina 15 Russia RUS
18 Staciana Stitts 19 United States USA
19 Li Wei 21 China CHN
20 Heidi Earp 19 Great Britain GBR
21 Alicja Pęczak 30 Poland POL
22 Emma Igelström 20 Sweden SWE
23 İlkay Dikmen 19 Turkey TUR
24 Elvira Fischer 22 Austria AUT
25 Byeon Hye-Yeong 17 South Korea KOR
26 Isabel Ceballos 21 Colombia COL
27 Agatha Czaplicki 16 Switzerland SUI
28 Joscelin Yeo 21 Singapore SIN
29 Emma Robinson 22 Ireland IRL
30 Smiljana Marinović 22 Croatia CRO
31 Imaday Núñez 17 Cuba CUB
32 Siow Yi Ting 16 Malaysia MAS
33 Íris Edda Heimisdóttir 16 Iceland ISL
34 Olga Molchanova 21 Kyrgyzstan KGZ
35 Jenny Guerrero 15 Philippines PHI
36 Caroline Chiu 16 Hong Kong HKG
37 Katerine Moreno 26 Bolivia BOL
38 Nádia Cruz 25 Angola ANG
39 Xenia Peni 17 Papua New Guinea PNG
40 Mariam Keita 17 Mali MLI
41 Balkissa Ouhoumoudou 17 Niger NIG
AC r1/3 Doli Akhtar 14 Bangladesh BAN DQ
AC r1/3 Pamela Girimbabazi Rugabira 16 Rwanda RWA DQ