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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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Inge de Bruijn 27 Netherlands NED Gold
2 Therèse Alshammar 23 Sweden SWE Silver
3T Jenny Thompson 27 United States USA Bronze
3T Dara Torres 33 United States USA Bronze
5 Martina Moravcová 24 Slovakia SVK
6 Heleen Muller 22 South Africa RSA
7 Sumika Minamoto 21 Japan JPN
8 Wilma van Rijn-van Hofwegen 29 Netherlands NED
9 Sue Rolph 22 Great Britain GBR
10 Karen Pickering 28 Great Britain GBR
11 Rania El-Wani 22 Egypt EGY
12 Sarah Ryan 23 Australia AUS
13 Louise Jöhncke 24 Sweden SWE
14 Laura Nicholls 21 Canada CAN
15 Sandra Völker 26 Germany GER
16 Alena Popchanka 21 Belarus BLR
17 Olha Mukomol 21 Ukraine UKR
18 Hanna-Maria Seppälä 15 Finland FIN
19 Han Xue 18 China CHN
20 Yekaterina Kibalo 18 Russia RUS
21 Cristina Chiuso 26 Italy ITA
22 Joscelin Yeo 21 Singapore SIN
23 Florencia Szigeti 19 Argentina ARG
24 Leah Martindale 22 Barbados BAR
25 Tonia Makhaira 29 Greece GRE
26 Ilona Hlaváčková 23 Czech Republic CZE
27 Judith Draxler 30 Austria AUT
28 Kirsty Coventry 16 Zimbabwe ZIM
29T Gyöngyvér Lakos 23 Hungary HUN
29T Elina Partõka 17 Estonia EST
31 Susie O'Neill 27 Australia AUS
32 Eileen Marie Coparropa 19 Panama PAN
33 Monique Robins 16 New Zealand NZL
34 Siobhan Cropper 22 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
35 Tine Bossuyt 20 Belgium BEL
36 Lára Hrund Bjargardóttir 19 Iceland ISL
37 Lara Heinz 19 Luxembourg LUX
38 Caroline Pickering 20 Fiji FIJ
39 Pilin Tachakittiranan 17 Thailand THA
40 Jang Hui-Jin 14 South Korea KOR
41 Jūratė Ladavičiūtė 15 Lithuania LTU
42 Chantal Gibney 19 Ireland IRL
43 Yekaterina Tochenaya 19 Kyrgyzstan KGZ
44 Anna Stylianou 14 Cyprus CYP
45 Agnese Ozoliņa 20 Latvia LAT
46 Tsai Shu-Min 21 Chinese Taipei TPE
47 Nicole Hayes 16 Palau PLW
48 Rola El-Haress 17 Lebanon LIB
49 Maria Awori 15 Kenya KEN
50 Nathalie Lee Baw 15 Mauritius MRI
51 Zeïna Sahéli 17 Senegal SEN
52 Supra Singhal 18 Uganda UGA
53 Sanjaajamtsyn Altantuyaa 24 Mongolia MGL
54 Yekaterina Izmaylova 23 Tajikistan TJK