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Swimming at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney International Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 20, 2000
Date Finished: September 21, 2000

Gold: NED Inge de Bruijn
Silver: SWE Therèse Alshammar
Bronze: USA Jenny Thompson
USA Dara Torres

Summary

[Inge de Bruijn]’s remarkable Sydney Olympic Games continued when she won the 100 metres freestyle. The day after she won the 100 metres butterfly she broke her own record for the equivalent freestyle event and continued in the same vein by winning the margin by exactly half a second from [Therese Alshammar] of Sweden

There was a rare tie for the bronze medal made more notable for the fact that the two co-winners shared the same coach at Stamford University. Unfortunately there was a mutual antipathy between [Dara Torres] and [Jenny Thompson] and the two women would not train at the same time, although their rivalry was suspended for the medal ceremony.