| Event type

Individual, Men

Date30 September 2000
LocationSydney Baseball Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales / Sydney International Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales / The Dome and Exhibition Complex, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Participants24 from 19 countries
FormatScoring by point tables.

Dmitry Svatkovsky had been the favorite in 1996 after winning the 1994-95 World Championships. He was second at the 1997 Worlds and third in 1999, but the favorites in 2000 were France’s Sébastien Deleigne, the 1997-98 World Champion, and Hungary’s Gábor Balogh, the 1999 World Champion. France’s Olivier Clergeau took the early lead, and led after the second and fourth phases, tied going into the run with Velizar Iliev, the Bulgarian-born American. American Chad Senior led after three phases, but struggled with his horse in the riding, as it made refusals three times in the jumping. Deleigne was the best runner but he was in ninth place after four phases, 171 points behind, and although he won the cross-country, he would finish fourth overall. Clergeau was not a good runner and would eventually finish eighth. Svatkovsky placed fourth in the run and passed everybody, coming from fifth place and 19 seconds behind the leaders, 77 points down, to win the gold medal, with Balogh winning silver.

1Dmitry SvatkovskyRUS5,376Gold
2Gábor BaloghHUN5,353Silver
3Paval DouhalBLR5,338Bronze
4Sébastien DeleigneFRA5,326
5Vadym TkachukUKR5,274
6Chad SeniorUSA5,256
7Andrejus ZadneprovskisLTU5,236
8Olivier ClergeauFRA5,217
9Velizar IlievUSA5,207
10Heorhiy ChymerysUKR5,188
11Samuel FélixMEX5,165
12Michael BrandtSWE5,154
13Stefano PecciITA5,121
14Imre TiidemannEST5,080
15Igor WarabidaPOL5,061
16Eric WaltherGER4,979
17Péter SárfalviHUN4,971
18Deniss ČerkovskisLAT4,903
19Emad El-GeziryEGY4,839
20Rob McGregorAUS4,784
21Nicolae PapucROU4,174
22Horacio de la VegaMEX4,039
23Tsanko HantovBUL3,932
24Qian ZhenhuaCHN3,836