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Swimming at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

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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 20, 2000

Gold: USA United States
Silver: AUS Australia
Bronze: GER Germany

Summary

The second staging of the event at the Olympic Games saw the USA as repeat victors.

Australia’s lead-off swimmer was individual champion [Susie O’Neill] and she pushed her team into the lead. For the next two legs the USA clawed back the home nation’s lead but it was not until [Jenny Thompson] passed Petria Thomas with 50 metres to go that they took the lead. A brilliant anchor leg by Germany’s Kerstin Kielgaß almost cost Australia the silver medal but Thomas just held off the final German swimmer

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 United States USA Gold
2 Australia AUS Silver
3 Germany GER Bronze
4 Romania ROU
5 Canada CAN
6 Great Britain GBR
7 Italy ITA
8 France FRA
9 China CHN
10 Russia RUS
11 Netherlands NED
12 Belgium BEL
13 Spain ESP
14 Kyrgyzstan KGZ
AC r1/2 Ukraine UKR DQ