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Swimming at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's 200 metres Breaststroke

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Events:

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: HUN Ãgnes Kovács
Silver: USA Kristy Kowal
Bronze: USA Amanda Beard

Summary

The Olympic final turned into a carbon copy of the most recent world championship final with [Ágnes Kovács] of Hungary and [Kristy Kowal] engaged in a personal duel for the gold medal. Kovács trailed in fifth at 100 metres but slowly bore down on long-time leader Kowal and in the last few metres she overtook the American for the gold medal. The Hungarian’s efforts resulted in her being named Hungary’s Sportswoman of the Year for the fourth successive time. Atlanta medalist [Amanda Beard] returned to the medal podium in third place.

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