| Event type

Windsurfer (Mistral), Women

Date17 – 24 September 2000
LocationRushcutters Bay Marina, Rose Bay, New South Wales
Participants29 from 29 countries
FormatPoints awarded for placement in each race. Best nine of eleven scores to count for final placement.

This was the second straight Olympics at which the windsurfers used the Mistral board. The favorites were Alessandra Sensini of Italy and Barbara Kendall of New Zealand, but German Amelie Lux won the first race and was very consistent, with no finish worse than a fourth in any race. Going into the final race, Lux was leading by one point over Sensini, with Kendall only three points back, but Sensini won the final race, with Lux second, and Kendall third. This gave Sensini the gold medal as she won five races to Lux’s three.

Sensini had won the bronze medal in 1996 and would earn a bronze medal in 2004 and 2008. Her four Olympic sailing medals are the most ever won by a female sailor, through 2012. Kendall’s bronze medal was her third consecutive in the event, after gold in 1992 and silver in 1996. Defending champion Lee Lai Shan of Hong Kong, usually called San-San, placed sixth.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCNet PointsTP
1Alessandra SensiniITA15.031.0Gold
2Amelie LuxGER15.022.0Silver
3Barbara KendallNZL19.031.0Bronze
4Lanee ButlerUSA57.099.0
5Jessica CrispAUS59.090.0
6Lee Lai ShanHKG59.096.0
7Zhang ChujunCHN60.088.0
8María del Carmen VazESP72.0105.0
9Lise VidalFRA75.0130.0
10Masako ImaiJPN78.0109.0
11Anna GałeckaPOL80.0107.0
12Anja KäserSUI90.0124.0
13Ju Sun-AnKOR110.0147.0
14Michal HeinISR115.0166.0
15Minna AaltoFIN121.0172.0
16Sigrid RondelezBEL127.0174.0
17Caroll-Ann AlieCAN139.0187.0
18Christine JohnstonGBR146.0198.0
19Napalai TansaiTHA148.0198.0
20Turia VogelCOK149.0193.0
21Gelly SkarlatouGRE159.0206.0
22Vita MatīseLAT170.0217.0
23Olha MaslivetsUKR185.0232.0
24Irina KonstantinovaBUL193.0244.0
25Luca GádorfalviHUN201.0255.0
26Christina ForteBRA223.0280.0
27Anayansi PérezCUB226.0282.0
28İlknur AkdoğanTUR241.0299.0
29Endra Ha-TiffSEY255.0314.0