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Three-Day Event, Individual, Open

Date20 – 22 September 2000
StatusOlympic
LocationSydney International Equestrian Centre, Horsley Park, New South Wales
Participants38 from 21 countries
FormatDressage, cross-country, and jumping.

As in 1996, the individual and team events were held separately. American David O’Connor led the dressage phase, and then rode cleanly in the endurance event, as did 10 other riders, giving him the lead going into the jumping. O’Connor needed less than two faults to win gold, and he rode the course missing only the sixth barrier to claim the gold medal. Silver went to Australian Andrew Hoy, while the bronze went to New Zealand’s Mark Todd, the event gold medalist in 1984 and 1988.

Although 11 riders finished the endurance phase with no penalties, it proved to be quite dangerous, as two riders were hospitalized, four horses were severely injured, and one had to be put down.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1David O'ConnorUSA-34.00Gold
2Andrew HoyAUS-39.80Silver
3Mark ToddNZL-42.00Bronze
4Rodolphe SchererFRA-46.40
5Fabio MagniITA-49.00
6Heidi AntikatzidisGRE-50.40
7Mary KingGBR-52.00
8Robert CostelloUSA-52.40
9Julie Black-BurnsUSA-53.60
10Ian StarkGBR-56.00
11Karen DixonGBR-60.40
12Jean-Lou BigotFRA-66.40
13Eddy StibbeAHO-71.60
14Paula TörnqvistSWE-74.40
15Andrea VerdinaITA-87.80
16Brook StaplesAUS-96.40
17Austin O'ConnorIRL-97.00
18Trevor SmithIRL-101.80
19Annette WyrwollGER-117.80
20Amanda RossAUS-142.00
21Carlos ParroBRA-147.80
22Bruce MandevilleCAN-195.60
23Imtiaz AneesIND-236.60
ACEnrique SarasolaESPDNF
ACWyn St. JohnCANDNF
ACMarina KöhnckeGERDNF
ACSofia AndlerSWEDNF
ACBlyth TaitNZLDNF
ACNils HaagensenDENDNF
ACDaisuke KatoJPNDNF
ACNicolas TouzaintFRADNF
ACMJ TumbridgeBERDNF
ACPiia PantsuFINDNF
ACKai RüderGERDNF
ACBruno Goyens de HeuschBELDNF
ACJorge FernándezURUDNF
ACHenry GramajoURUDNF
ACRoberto de MacedoBRADNF