| Event type

100 metres, Women

Date22 – 23 September 2000
LocationOlympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Participants84 from 63 countries

Marion Jones was considered the fastest sprinter in the world. She was World Champion in 1997 and 1999, and had been ranked #1 in the world in 1997-1999. She confirmed her status in Sydney, winning the 100 final by an insulting .37 margin over Greece’s Aikaterini Thanou. But the story would not end for several years. In 2000 Jones was married to shot putter C. J. Hunter and during the Sydney Olympics it was revealed that he tested positive for steroids several times earlier in the year. They later divorced, and she then married sprinter Tim Montgomery.

In 2003 Jones was found to have participated with the BALCO Scandal and was banned for two years by the IAAF. In 2006 Jones almost tested positive for the only time in her career, with a sample showing use of eryrthropoietin (EPO) after the US Championships. But her B sample was negative and it was not considered a positive drug test. Shortly thereafter Montgomery was charged in a check-kiting scheme, Jones was implicated as well, and they later divorced. She then married Barbadian sprinter Obadele Thompson, who had, at least, no drug charges against him.

In October 2007, Jones admitted to federal prosecutors that she had lied to them and had used steroids in the months prior to the Sydney Olympics. Her 2000 results were stricken by the IAAF and the medals were returned to the IOC. She was found guilty of lying to federal prosecutors and was sentenced to six months in jail, which she began serving in early 2008.

The disposition of the other medals was not so easy. Thanou was the original silver medalist, and could have been upgraded to a gold medal. However, because of her actions just prior to the 2004 Olympics, when she and Greek sprinter Kostas Kenteris evaded a drug test by faking a motorcycle accident, the IOC did not upgrade Thanou to the gold medal, leaving her with silver. They did upgrade the bronze medalist, Tayna Lawrence, to silver, however, and Merlene Ottey, the original fourth place finisher, to bronze, giving the event no gold medalist but two silver medalists.

12005Aikaterini ThanouGRE11.10 (1 h5)10.99 (1 h2)11.10 (1 h2)11.12 (1)Silver1
22290Tayna LawrenceJAM11.14 (2 h10)11.11 (2 h2)11.12 (2 h2)11.18 (2)Silver2
32293Merlene OtteyJAM11.24 (1 h9)11.08 (1 h1)11.22 (1 h1)11.19 (3)Bronze
43239Zhanna PintusevychUKR11.27 (1 h3)11.08 (1 h3)11.32 (3 h1)11.20 (4)
51180Chandra SturrupBAH11.31 (1 h7)11.22 (3 h3)11.31 (2 h1)11.21 (5)
61179Savatheda FynesBAH11.18 (1 h1)11.10 (1 h4)11.16 (3 h2)11.22 (6)
71178Debbie FergusonBAH11.10 (1 h8)11.18 (2 h1)11.34 (4 h1)11.29 (7)
4 h2 r3/43349Chryste GainesUSA11.06 (1 h10)11.21 (2 h3)11.23 (4 h2)
5 h1 r3/41955Vida NsiahGHA11.18 (3 h10)11.19 (2 h4)11.37 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/42291Beverly McDonaldJAM11.36 (2 h3)11.26 (4 h3)11.31 (5 h2)
6 h1 r3/41415Myriam ManiCMR11.24 (2 h1)11.23 (3 h4)11.40 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/43058Susanthika JayasingheSRI11.15 (1 h4)11.23 (4 h4)11.33 (6 h2)
7 h1 r3/41747Christine ArronFRA11.42 (1 h2)11.26 (4 h1)11.42 (7 h1)
7 h2 r3/42648Mercy NkuNGR11.41 (2 h7)11.26 (3 h1)11.56 (7 h2)
8 h1 r3/41823Melinda Gainsford-TaylorAUS11.34 (3 h9)11.24 (3 h2)11.45 (8 h1)
4 h2 r2/41301Petya PendarevaBUL11.30 (2 h9)11.36 (4 h2)
5 h1 r2/43346Torri EdwardsUSA11.34 (3 h8)11.32 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/42507Hanitriniaina RakotondrabéMAD11.50 (3 h5)11.51 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/42651Mary Onyali-OmagbemiNGR11.36 (3 h4)11.40 (5 h3)
5 h4 r2/41383Li XuemeiCHN11.25 (2 h8)11.46 (5 h4)
6 h1 r2/43231Anzhela KravchenkoUKR11.35 (2 h4)11.32 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/43240Iryna PukhaUKR11.41 (2 h5)11.54 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/41115Lauren HewittAUS11.42 (4 h4)11.54 (6 h3)
6 h4 r2/42939Nataliya IgnatovaRUS11.54 (3 h7)11.47 (6 h4)
7 h1 r2/41956Monica TwumGHA11.48 (2 h6)11.70 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/42644Joan EkahNGR11.60 (3 h3)11.67 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/43010Valma BassSKN11.45 (3 h1)11.60 (7 h3)
7 h4 r2/42156Sarah ReillyIRL11.56 (3 h2)11.53 (7 h4)
8 h1 r2/41355Cydonie MothersillCAY11.38 (4 h8)11.81 (8 h1)
8 h3 r2/41752Sandra CittéFRA11.47 (1 h6)11.63 (8 h3)
8 h4 r2/43406Lyubov PerepelovaUZB11.48 (2 h2)11.59 (8 h4)
3 h6 r1/42981Marina TrandenkovaRUS11.51 (3 h6)
4 h1 r1/41154Karin MayrAUT11.50 (4 h1)
4 h2 r1/43421Natasha MayersVIN11.61 (4 h2)
4 h3 r1/43168Ayanna HutchinsonTTO11.78 (4 h3)
4 h5 r1/41032Heather SamuelANT11.62 (4 h5)
4 h6 r1/41822Shani AndersonGBR11.55 (4 h6)
4 h7 r1/41843Marcia RichardsonGBR11.62 (4 h7)
4 h9 r1/42984Nataliya Pomoshchnikova-VoronovaRUS11.47 (4 h9)
4 h10 r1/41336Esi BenyarkuCAN11.55 (4 h10)
5 h1 r1/41835Joice MaduakaGBR11.51 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/43001Aminata DioufSEN11.65 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/42698Lerma BulauitanPHI12.08 (5 h3)
5 h4 r1/43076Mireille DondersSUI11.63 (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/42355Viktoriya KovyrevaKAZ11.72 (5 h5)
5 h6 r1/42017Ekundayo WilliamsSLE12.19 (5 h6)
5 h7 r1/42002Voula PatoulidouGRE11.65 (5 h7)
5 h8 r1/42179Ameerah BelloISV11.64 (5 h8)
5 h9 r1/41401Louise AyétotchéCIV11.52 (5 h9)
5 h10 r1/41392Zeng XiujunCHN11.63 (5 h10)
6 h1 r1/41333Martha AduseiCAN11.82 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/43167Fana AshbyTTO11.85 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/43440Vukosava ĐapićSCG12.12 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/41698Heidi HannulaFIN11.68 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/42501Agnė VisockaitėLTU11.87 (6 h5)
6 h6 r1/41213Laure KueteyBEN12.40 (6 h6)
6 h7 r1/43008Joanna HoareauSEY12.01 (6 h7)
6 h8 r1/42476Grace Ann DinkinsLBR11.79 (6 h8)
6 h9 r1/42086Irene JosephINA11.93 (6 h9)
6 h10 r1/42584Kadiatou CamaraMLI11.65 (6 h10)
7 h1 r1/41856Mari Paz Mosanga MotangaGEQ12.91 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/42701Peoria KoshibaPLW12.66 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/41220Emma WadeBIZ12.25 (7 h3)
7 h4 r1/42483Lina BejjaniLBN12.98 (7 h4)
7 h5 r1/42622Devi Maya PaneruNEP12.74 (7 h5)
7 h6 r1/42586Sue SpiteriMLT12.57 (7 h6)
7 h7 r1/41423Pauline NsimboCOD12.51 (7 h7)
7 h8 r1/41771Anaïs OyemboGAB12.19 (7 h8)
7 h9 r1/43151Chen Shu-ChuanTPE12.22 (7 h9)
7 h10 r1/41191Joanne DurantBAR11.82 (7 h10)
8 h1 r1/41441Isménia do FredericoCPV12.99 (8 h1)
8 h2 r1/43043Jenny KeniSOL13.01 (8 h2)
8 h3 r1/41048Luz Marina GeermanARU12.96 (8 h3)
8 h4 r1/41769Regina ShotaroFSM13.69 (8 h4)
8 h5 r1/41183Foujia HudaBAN12.75 (8 h5)
8 h6 r1/42554Shamha AhmedMDV12.87 (8 h6)
8 h7 r1/41854Tamara ShanidzeGEO12.56 (8 h7)
8 h8 r1/41279Mariam Al-HilliBRN13.98 (8 h8)
8 h9 r1/41305Sarah TondéBUR12.56 (8 h9)
8 h10 r1/41309Ouk ChanthanCAM14.13 (8 h10)
9 h5 r1/42023Sylla M'Mah TouréGUI12.82 (9 h5)
9 h7 r1/42600Fatou DiengMTN13.69 (9 h7)
9 h9 r1/41439Sandjema BatouliCOM13.58 (9 h9)
DQ3357Marion JonesUSA[11.20] (DQ h6)[10.83] (DQ h2)[11.01] (DQ h2)[10.87] (DQ)

Round One (22 September 2000)

Top three in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One (13:05)

Wind0.9 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Savatheda FynesBAH11.180.164Q
25Myriam ManiCMR11.240.152Q
34Valma BassSKN11.450.174Q
43Karin MayrAUT11.500.166
51Joice MaduakaGBR11.510.230
67Martha AduseiCAN11.820.254
72Mari Paz Mosanga MotangaGEQ12.910.281
88Isménia do FredericoCPV12.990.190

Heat Two (13:11)

Wind-0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
18Christine ArronFRA11.420.261Q
21Lyubov PerepelovaUZB11.480.256Q
32Sarah ReillyIRL11.560.181Q
46Natasha MayersVIN11.610.215
53Aminata DioufSEN11.650.234
67Fana AshbyTTO11.850.243
74Peoria KoshibaPLW12.660.239
85Jenny KeniSOL13.010.275

Heat Three (13:17)

Wind-2.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
11Zhanna PintusevychUKR11.270.215Q
28Beverly McDonaldJAM11.360.181Q
33Joan EkahNGR11.600.173Q
47Ayanna HutchinsonTTO11.780.248
56Lerma BulauitanPHI12.080.261
62Vukosava ĐapićSCG12.120.183
75Emma WadeBIZ12.250.164
84Luz Marina GeermanARU12.960.242

Heat Four (13:23)

Wind0.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Susanthika JayasingheSRI11.150.206Q
26Anzhela KravchenkoUKR11.350.234Q
31Mary Onyali-OmagbemiNGR11.360.192Q
48Lauren HewittAUS11.420.202q
53Mireille DondersSUI11.630.169
64Heidi HannulaFIN11.680.228
77Lina BejjaniLBN12.983
82Regina ShotaroFSM13.690.272

Heat Five (13:29)

Wind-0.8 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Aikaterini ThanouGRE11.100.155Q4
28Iryna PukhaUKR11.410.154Q
32Hanitriniaina RakotondrabéMAD11.500.190Q
44Heather SamuelANT11.620.169
55Viktoriya KovyrevaKAZ11.720.225
63Agnė VisockaitėLTU11.870.277
77Devi Maya PaneruNEP12.740.170
89Foujia HudaBAN12.750.214
91Sylla M'Mah TouréGUI12.820.259

Heat Six (13:35)

Wind-1.9 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Sandra CittéFRA11.470.182Q
24Monica TwumGHA11.480.172Q
33Marina TrandenkovaRUS11.510.178
41Shani AndersonGBR11.550.190
56Ekundayo WilliamsSLE12.190.256
68Laure KueteyBEN12.400.201
72Sue SpiteriMLT12.570.2075
89Shamha AhmedMDV12.87
DQ5Marion JonesUSA[11.20][0.165]Q6

Heat Seven (13:41)

Wind-1.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
11Chandra SturrupBAH11.310.180Q
23Mercy NkuNGR11.410.196Q
38Nataliya IgnatovaRUS11.540.187Q
45Marcia RichardsonGBR11.620.201
56Voula PatoulidouGRE11.650.216
64Joanna HoareauSEY12.010.261
72Pauline NsimboCOD12.510.234
89Tamara ShanidzeGEO12.560.273
97Fatou DiengMTN13.690.201

Heat Eight (13:47)

Wind-0.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Debbie FergusonBAH11.100.190Q
24Li XuemeiCHN11.250.185Q
35Torri EdwardsUSA11.340.159Q
42Cydonie MothersillCAY11.380.226q
51Ameerah BelloISV11.640.245
63Grace Ann DinkinsLBR11.790.174
78Anaïs OyemboGAB12.190.158
86Mariam Al-HilliBRN13.98

Heat Nine (13:53)

Wind0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Merlene OtteyJAM11.240.235Q
24Petya PendarevaBUL11.300.198Q
36Melinda Gainsford-TaylorAUS11.340.191Q
47Nataliya Pomoshchnikova-VoronovaRUS11.470.188
55Louise AyétotchéCIV11.520.267
68Irene JosephINA11.930.233
71Chen Shu-ChuanTPE12.220.241
82Sarah TondéBUR12.560.216
99Sandjema BatouliCOM13.580.253

Heat Ten (13:59)

Wind0.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Chryste GainesUSA11.060.208Q
28Tayna LawrenceJAM11.140.165Q
35Vida NsiahGHA11.180.217Q
46Esi BenyarkuCAN11.550.185
54Zeng XiujunCHN11.630.284
61Kadiatou CamaraMLI11.650.249
77Joanne DurantBAR11.820.242
82Ouk ChanthanCAM14.13

Quarter-Finals (22 September 2000)

Top four in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One (20:15)

Wind0.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Merlene OtteyJAM11.080.203Q
25Debbie FergusonBAH11.180.192Q
32Mercy NkuNGR11.260.172Q
43Christine ArronFRA11.260.241Q
57Torri EdwardsUSA11.320.168
66Anzhela KravchenkoUKR11.320.216
78Monica TwumGHA11.700.223
81Cydonie MothersillCAY11.810.280

Heat Two (20:21)

Wind1.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Aikaterini ThanouGRE10.990.180Q
26Tayna LawrenceJAM11.110.190Q
31Melinda Gainsford-TaylorAUS11.240.221Q
45Petya PendarevaBUL11.360.231
52Hanitriniaina RakotondrabéMAD11.510.225
67Iryna PukhaUKR11.540.215
78Joan EkahNGR11.670.265
DQ3Marion JonesUSA[10.83][0.215]Q7

Heat Three (20:27)

Wind0.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Zhanna PintusevychUKR11.080.191Q
26Chryste GainesUSA11.210.216Q
34Chandra SturrupBAH11.220.234Q
45Beverly McDonaldJAM11.260.194Q
57Mary Onyali-OmagbemiNGR11.400.222
61Lauren HewittAUS11.540.196
78Valma BassSKN11.600.170
82Sandra CittéFRA11.630.253

Heat Four (20:33)

Wind0.7 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Savatheda FynesBAH11.100.175Q
21Vida NsiahGHA11.190.181Q
33Myriam ManiCMR11.230.157Q
45Susanthika JayasingheSRI11.230.226Q
56Li XuemeiCHN11.460.220
68Nataliya IgnatovaRUS11.470.198
77Sarah ReillyIRL11.530.185
82Lyubov PerepelovaUZB11.590.250

Semi-Finals (23 September 2000)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One (18:30)

Wind-0.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Merlene OtteyJAM11.220.206Q
27Chandra SturrupBAH11.310.202Q
35Zhanna PintusevychUKR11.320.227Q
43Debbie FergusonBAH11.340.281Q
56Vida NsiahGHA11.370.173
62Myriam ManiCMR11.400.196
78Christine ArronFRA11.420.253
81Melinda Gainsford-TaylorAUS11.450.210

Heat Two (18:37)

Wind-1.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Aikaterini ThanouGRE11.100.205Q
22Tayna LawrenceJAM11.120.171Q
36Savatheda FynesBAH11.160.172Q
44Chryste GainesUSA11.230.201
57Beverly McDonaldJAM11.310.193
61Susanthika JayasingheSRI11.330.188
78Mercy NkuNGR11.560.228
DQ5Marion JonesUSA[11.01][0.192]Q8

Final (23 September 2000 — 20:05)

Wind-0.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Aikaterini ThanouGRE11.120.206
21Tayna LawrenceJAM11.180.163
33Merlene OtteyJAM11.190.179
47Zhanna PintusevychUKR11.200.223
56Chandra SturrupBAH11.210.193
68Savatheda FynesBAH11.220.253
72Debbie FergusonBAH11.290.238
DQ5Marion JonesUSA[10.87][0.189]9