Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney International Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 22, 2000
Date Finished: September 23, 2000
All the relay events in Sydney turned into a battle between the USA and Australia with the US eventually winning 4-2 on titles won. The women’s4 x 100 metres medley relay was one of the easier American victories as the US team recorded the fastest splits on each of the four legs.
Second-placed Australia finished inside the existing world record but were still over three seconds down on the USA who set a brilliant new mark of 3:58.30. The American team included [Jenny Thompson] who won her seventh Olympic relay title. She won golds in all three relays in Sydney and would win two more relay silvers in Athens, ending her Olympic career with 12 medals and eight golds, but never able to win an individual gold medal.