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200 metres Breaststroke, Men

Date19 – 20 September 2000
LocationSydney International Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Participants47 from 41 countries

Domenico Fioravanti of Italy entered the Sydney Olympic with a season’s best time that would not have been enough to absolutely guarantee him a place in the semi-finals of the 200 metres breaststroke. However, a few days earlier, he had become the first Italian ever to win an Olympic swimming title when he secured a shock victory in the 100 metres breaststroke.

The momentum of his victory carried on to the 200 and his winning time of 2:10.67 was the second fastest time in history behind Mike Barrowman’s gold medal winning swim at the 1992 Olympic Games. By winning the 200 Fioravanti became the first man ever to complete the double of taking both breaststroke gold medals at the same Olympics.

The silver medallist was Terence Parkin of South Africa, who had completely deaf since birth. Since he was unable to react to a starting gun, a strobe light was installed as a replacement. Unusually only one of the men who contested the most recent World Championship also reached the Olympic final and he, Ryan Mitchell finished last in Sydney.

1Domenico FioravantiITA2:15.04 (2 h6)2:12.37 (1 h2)2:10.87 (1)Gold
2Terence ParkinRSA2:15.06 (3 h6)2:13.57 (4 h1)2:12.50 (2)Silver
3Davide RummoloITA2:12.75 (1 h6)2:13.23 (2 h2)2:12.73 (3)Bronze
4Regan HarrisonAUS2:14.85 (4 h7)2:13.75 (3 h2)2:12.88 (4)
5Daniel MálekCZE2:14.10 (1 h4)2:13.46 (2 h1)2:13.20 (5)
6Kyle SalyardsUSA2:15.57 (6 h6)2:13.38 (1 h1)2:13.27 (6)
7Yohan BernardFRA2:15.35 (5 h6)2:13.48 (3 h1)2:13.31 (7)
8Ryan MitchellAUS2:14.69 (1 h5)2:13.87 (4 h2)2:14.00 (8)
9Dmitry KomornikovRUS2:15.70 (5 h7)2:13.95 (5 h1)
10Morgan KnabeCAN2:14.18 (1 h7)2:14.01 (5 h2)
11Maxim PodoprigoraAUT2:14.37 (2 h7)2:14.20 (6 h1)
12Stéphan PerrotFRA2:14.79 (3 h7)2:14.59 (7 h1)
13Norbert RózsaHUN2:15.27 (4 h6)2:14.67 (6 h2)
14Akira HayashiJPN2:15.54 (3 h5)2:15.16 (7 h2)
15Martin GustavssonSWE2:15.02 (2 h5)2:15.23 (8 h1)
16Aleksandr TkachevKGZ2:15.63 (1 h2)2:16.90 (8 h2)
17Kosuke KitajimaJPN2:15.71 (6 h7)
18Marek KrawczykPOL2:16.08 (2 h4)
19Valērijs KalmikovsLAT2:16.21 (3 h4)
20Roman SludnovRUS2:16.26 (4 h5)
21Tom WilkensUSA2:16.30 (5 h5)
22Aliaksandr HukauBLR2:16.93 (6 h5)
23Benno KuipersNED2:17.03 (7 h5)
24Adam WhiteheadGBR2:17.16 (7 h6)
25Jakob SveinssonISL2:17.86 (4 h4)
26José CoutoPOR2:18.08 (7 h7)
27Andrew BreeIRL2:18.14 (5 h4)
28Oleh LisohorUKR2:18.28 (2 h2)
29Jo Gyeong-HwanKOR2:19.16 (1 h3)
30Li Tsung-ChuehTPE2:19.30 (2 h3)
31Steven FergusonNZL2:19.31 (6 h4)
32Tal StrickerISR2:19.33 (7 h4)
33Raiko PachelEST2:19.71 (3 h3)
34Jarno PihlavaFIN2:19.76 (3 h2)
35Francisco SurianoESA2:20.10 (4 h3)
36Jeremy KnowlesBAH2:20.31 (4 h2)
37Andrés BicoccaARG2:20.98 (1 h1)
38Zhu YiCHN2:21.60 (8 h5)
39Álvaro FortunyGUA2:21.78 (5 h3)
40Muhammad Akbar NasutionINA2:23.81 (6 h3)
41Ratapong SirisanontTHA2:23.95 (8 h4)
42Tam Chi KinHKG2:24.04 (7 h3)
43Juan José MadrigalCRC2:24.49 (8 h3)
44Elvin ChiaMAS2:26.84 (8 h7)
45Nguyễn Ngọc AnhVIE2:29.54 (2 h1)
46Sergey VoytsekhovichUZB2:30.23 (5 h2)
47Leonard NgomaZAM2:32.90 (3 h1)
DNSJens KruppaGER– (DNS h6)
DNSVadim TatarovMDA– (DNS h2)

Round One (19 September 2000)

Fastest 16 advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One (11:04)

14Andrés BicoccaARG2:20.980.77
23Nguyễn Ngọc AnhVIE2:29.540.87
35Leonard NgomaZAM2:32.900.84

Heat Two (11:08)

12Aleksandr TkachevKGZ2:15.630.85Q
26Oleh LisohorUKR2:18.280.75
33Jarno PihlavaFIN2:19.760.74
45Jeremy KnowlesBAH2:20.310.84
57Sergey VoytsekhovichUZB2:30.230.91
DNS4Vadim TatarovMDA

Heat Three (11:12)

12Jo Gyeong-HwanKOR2:19.160.81
25Li Tsung-ChuehTPE2:19.300.71
34Raiko PachelEST2:19.710.82
48Francisco SurianoESA2:20.100.76
56Álvaro FortunyGUA2:21.780.81
61Muhammad Akbar NasutionINA2:23.810.81
77Tam Chi KinHKG2:24.040.76
83Juan José MadrigalCRC2:24.490.82

Heat Four (11:16)

15Daniel MálekCZE2:14.100.82Q
23Marek KrawczykPOL2:16.080.76
34Valērijs KalmikovsLAT2:16.210.83
48Jakob SveinssonISL2:17.860.82
51Andrew BreeIRL2:18.140.82
67Steven FergusonNZL2:19.310.83
76Tal StrickerISR2:19.330.85
82Ratapong SirisanontTHA2:23.950.80

Heat Five (11:20)

16Ryan MitchellAUS2:14.690.69Q
27Martin GustavssonSWE2:15.020.80Q
33Akira HayashiJPN2:15.540.67Q
44Roman SludnovRUS2:16.260.80
55Tom WilkensUSA2:16.300.80
68Aliaksandr HukauBLR2:16.930.84
71Benno KuipersNED2:17.030.82
82Zhu YiCHN2:21.600.73

Heat Six (11:25)

17Davide RummoloITA2:12.750.85Q
22Domenico FioravantiITA2:15.040.80Q
33Terence ParkinRSA2:15.060.78Q
41Norbert RózsaHUN2:15.270.88Q
54Yohan BernardFRA2:15.350.78Q
65Kyle SalyardsUSA2:15.570.79Q
76Adam WhiteheadGBR2:17.160.77
DNS8Jens KruppaGER

Heat Seven (11:30)

12Morgan KnabeCAN2:14.180.78Q
27Maxim PodoprigoraAUT2:14.370.95Q
34Stéphan PerrotFRA2:14.790.79Q
46Regan HarrisonAUS2:14.850.80Q
55Dmitry KomornikovRUS2:15.700.85Q
63Kosuke KitajimaJPN2:15.710.68
78José CoutoPOR2:18.080.77
81Elvin ChiaMAS2:26.840.83

Semi-Finals (19 September 2000)

Fastest eight advanced to the final.

Heat One (19:57)

11Kyle SalyardsUSA2:13.380.79Q
24Daniel MálekCZE2:13.460.83Q
37Yohan BernardFRA2:13.480.79Q
42Terence ParkinRSA2:13.570.74Q
58Dmitry KomornikovRUS2:13.950.82
65Maxim PodoprigoraAUT2:14.200.92
73Stéphan PerrotFRA2:14.590.82
86Martin GustavssonSWE2:15.230.81

Heat Two (20:03)

12Domenico FioravantiITA2:12.370.75Q
24Davide RummoloITA2:13.230.81Q
36Regan HarrisonAUS2:13.750.79Q
43Ryan MitchellAUS2:13.870.70Q
55Morgan KnabeCAN2:14.010.77
67Norbert RózsaHUN2:14.670.82
71Akira HayashiJPN2:15.160.69
88Aleksandr TkachevKGZ2:16.900.85

Final (20 September 2000 — 19:03)

14Domenico FioravantiITA2:10.870.78
27Terence ParkinRSA2:12.500.75
35Davide RummoloITA2:12.730.82
41Regan HarrisonAUS2:12.880.79
56Daniel MálekCZE2:13.200.82
63Kyle SalyardsUSA2:13.270.83
72Yohan BernardFRA2:13.310.83
88Ryan MitchellAUS2:14.000.71