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Swimming at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's 200 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 18, 2000
Date Finished: September 19, 2000

Gold: UKR Yana Klochkova
Silver: ROU Beatrice Coadă-Căşlaru
Bronze: USA Cristina Teuscher

Summary

Wu Yanyan, the world champion from 1998, suffered a lapse in form in 1999 but then came back in May 2000 to set the fastest time of the year at the Chinese Olympic trials. Soon after the Chinese authorities announced that she had failed a dope test for anabolic steroids and was banned for four years.

With Wu absent, The Ukraine’s Yana Klochkova, who had already won the 400 metres medley, went into the race as a clear favourite to add another gold medal to the tally. She led from the off and had a two-second lead at 100 metres and held the difference until the end of the race. Her victory made her the second women in history to win both medleys, joining Michelle Smith in performing the feat.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Yana Klochkova 18 Ukraine UKR Gold OR
2 Beatrice Coadă-Căşlaru 25 Romania ROU Silver
3 Cristina Teuscher 22 United States USA Bronze
4 Marianne Limpert 27 Canada CAN
5 Joanne Malar 24 Canada CAN
6 Oksana Verevka 22 Russia RUS
7 Gabrielle Rose 22 United States USA
8 Tomoko Hagiwara 20 Japan JPN
9 Chen Yan 19 China CHN
10 Federica Biscia 20 Italy ITA
11 Elli Overton 26 Australia AUS
12 Sue Rolph 22 Great Britain GBR
13 Zhan Shu 15 China CHN
14 Yseult Gervy 21 Belgium BEL
15 Sabine Herbst-Klenz 26 Germany GER
16 Nicole Hetzer 21 Germany GER
17 Hana Černá 26 Czech Republic CZE
18 Kirsty Coventry 16 Zimbabwe ZIM
19 Alenka Kejžar 21 Slovenia SLO
20 Helen Norfolk 19 New Zealand NZL
21 Vered Borochovsky 16 Israel ISR
22 Carolyn Adel 22 Suriname SUR
23 Joscelin Yeo 21 Singapore SIN
24 Kathryn Evans 19 Great Britain GBR
25 Anna Windsor 24 Australia AUS
26 Yasuko Tajima 19 Japan JPN
27 Nam Yu-Seon 15 South Korea KOR
28 Marina Mulyayeva 19 Kazakhstan KAZ
29 María Virginia Garrone 21 Argentina ARG
30 Katia Sarakatsani 23 Greece GRE
31 Sia Wai Yen 16 Malaysia MAS
32 Aleksandra Zertsalova 18 Kyrgyzstan KGZ
33 Smiljana Marinović 22 Croatia CRO
34 Diana Mocanu 16 Romania ROU
35 Meritxell Sabate 20 Andorra AND
36 Fernanda José Cuadra 16 Nicaragua NCA