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
The Olympic final turned into a carbon copy of the most recent world championship final with [Ãgnes KovÃ¡cs] of Hungary and [Kristy Kowal] engaged in a personal duel for the gold medal. KovÃ¡cs 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 Hungarianâs efforts resulted in her being named Hungaryâs Sportswoman of the Year for the fourth successive time. Atlanta medalist [Amanda Beard] returned to the medal podium in third place.