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One Person Dinghy (Finn), Men

Date23 – 30 September 2000
StatusOlympic
LocationRushcutters Bay Marina, Rose Bay, New South Wales
Participants25 from 25 countries
FormatPoints awarded for placement in each race. Best nine of eleven scores to count for final placement.

The favorite was Britain’s Iain Percy who had won the 1999 European Championships and the pre-Olympic regatta on the Olympic course. He moved into the lead after placing second in the first race and first in the second. After nine races he had a moderate lead over Sweden’s Fredrik Lööf, and he frustrated him in race 10 by staying in front of him and blocking his wind. Percy eventually finished 14th in that race, but when Loof finished in 10th, that clinched the gold medal for Percy, and he sat out the last race. Loof dropped back into a tie for second with Italian Luca Devoti, who defeated Lööf in the final race to win the silver medal.

Defending champion Mateusz Kusznierewicz of Poland finished in fourth place, but would come back in 2004 and return to the podium with a bronze medal. Percy later switched to the Star class, winning Olympic gold in that class in 2008 and silver in 2012. He also won two World Championships in Star, and seven medals in all from 2002-12. Lööf also switched to the Star class, winning Olympic bronze in 2008 and gold in 2012.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCNet PointsTP
1Iain PercyGBR35.075.0Gold
2Luca DevotiITA46.083.0Silver
3Fredrik LööfSWE47.086.0Bronze
4Mateusz KusznierewiczPOL48.075.0
5Xavier RohartFRA55.085.0
6Russ SilvestriUSA64.0100.0
7Sébastien GodefroidBEL65.0101.0
8Ali Enver AdakanTUR66.0106.0
9David BurrowsIRL69.0104.0
10Karlo KuretCRO69.0103.0
11Christoph BergmannBRA84.0125.0
12Aimilios PapathanasiouGRE92.0139.0
13Anthony NossiterAUS94.0133.0
14Ian AinslieRSA99.0140.0
15Balázs HajdúHUN102.0154.0
16Clifton WebbNZL109.0153.0
17Richard ClarkeCAN114.0160.0
18Peter TheurerSUI120.0167.0
19Michal MaierCZE136.0186.0
20Lasse HjortnæsDEN138.0187.0
21Michael FellmannGER145.0192.0
22Imre TaveterEST172.0221.0
23Yevgeny ChernovRUS172.0222.0
24Ben BeerISV185.0237.0
25Lalin JirasinhaSRI224.0276.0