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Synchronized Swimming at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games

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Sports:

Host City: Sydney, Australia
Date Started: September 24, 2000
Date Finished: September 29, 2000
Events: 2

Participants: 102 (0 men and 102 women) from 24 countries
Youngest Participant: PRK Jo Yong-Hui (17 years, 331 days)
Oldest Participant: ITA Giovanna Burlando (30 years, 313 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 4 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): JPN Japan and RUS Russia (2 medals)

Overview

Since the 1973 World Championships, the podium at every Olympics and World Championships had consisted of synchro swimmers from the United States, Canada, and Japan. But this was to change in 2000, and a new order in synchronized swimming would occur, as Russian swimmers would establish their dominance, winning both events, which they would repeat in 2004 and 2008. Once again, there was no solo Olympic event, but duet, which had been removed from the 1996 Olympic program, was back, along with the team event.

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Women's Duet RUS Russia JPN Japan FRA France
Women's Team RUS Russia JPN Japan CAN Canada