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4 x 100 metres Medley Relay, Women

Date22 – 23 September 2000
StatusOlympic
LocationSydney International Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Participants81 from 18 countries
Olympic Record 4:02.54 WR / United States USA / 30 July 1992

All the relay events in Sydney turned into a battle between the USA and Australia with the US eventually winning 4-2 on titles won. The women’s 4 x 100 metres medley relay was one of the easier American victories as the US team recorded the fastest splits on each of the four legs. Second-placed Australia finished inside the existing world record but were still over three seconds down on the USA who set a brilliant new mark of 3:58.30. The American team included Jenny Thompson who won her seventh Olympic relay title. She won golds in all three relays in Sydney and would win two more relay silvers in Athens, ending her Olympic career with 12 medals and eight golds, but never able to win an individual gold medal.

PosSwimmerNOCR1Final
1United StatesUSA4:06.16 (2 h3)3:58.30 (1)Gold
B. J. BedfordMegan QuannJenny ThompsonDara TorresCourtney ShealyStaciana StittsAshley TappinAmy Van Dyken
2AustraliaAUS4:04.75 (1 h2)4:01.59 (2)Silver
Dyana CalubLeisel JonesPetria ThomasSusie O'NeillGiaan RooneySarah RyanTarnee White
3JapanJPN4:05.76 (2 h2)4:04.16 (3)Bronze
Mai NakamuraMasami TanakaJunko OnishiSumika Minamoto
4GermanyGER4:06.02 (1 h3)4:04.33 (4)
Antje BuschschulteSylvia GeraschFranziska van AlmsickKatrin Meißner
5South AfricaRSA4:07.19 (1 h1)4:05.15 (5)
Charlene WittstockSarah PoeweMandy LootsHeleen Muller
6CanadaCAN4:08.47 (4 h2)4:07.55 (6)
Kelly StefanyshynChristin PetelskiJen ButtonMarianne LimpertMichelle LischinskyLaura Nicholls
7Great BritainGBR4:07.52 (2 h1)4:07.61 (7)
Katy SextonHeidi EarpSue RolphKaren Pickering
8People's Republic of ChinaCHN4:08.27 (3 h2)4:07.83 (8)
Zhan ShuQi HuiLiu LiminHan Xue
9Russian FederationRUS4:09.64 (5 h2)
Olga BakaldinaNataliya SutyaginaOksana VerevkaInna Yaitskaya
10SwedenSWE4:10.38 (3 h3)
Emma IgelströmCamilla JohanssonLouise JöhnckeJohanna Sjöberg
11BelgiumBEL4:10.98 (3 h1)
Brigitte BecueFabienne DufourNina Van KoeckhovenSofie Wolfs
12PolandPOL4:11.08 (4 h1)
Otylia JędrzejczakAleksandra MiciulAlicja PęczakAnna Uryniuk
13HungaryHUN4:11.11 (5 h1)
Orsolya FerenczyAnnamária KissÁgnes KovácsGyöngyvér Lakos
14NetherlandsNED4:12.31 (6 h1)
Madelon BaansChantal GrootThamar HennekenBrenda Starink
15SpainESP4:14.54 (4 h3)
María del Carmen ColladoMireia GarcíaIvette MaríaLaura Roca
16UkraineUKR4:15.64 (5 h3)
Nadiya BeshevliSvitlana BondarenkoOlena HrytsiukValentyna Trehub
17Republic of KoreaKOR4:16.93 (6 h2)
Jang Hui-JinGu Hyo-JinLee Bo-EunSim Min-Ji
18RomaniaROU4:23.56 (6 h3)
Lorena DiaconescuCarmen HereaSimona PăduraruRaluca Udroiu

Round One (22 September 2000)

Fastest eight advanced to the final.

Heat One (12:20)

PosLaneSwimmerNOC50 mTimeReactionExchange (Pos)
15South AfricaRSA4:07.19Q
Charlene Wittstock30.381:02.571:02.57 (2)
Sarah Poewe32.031:08.890.032:11.46 (1)
Mandy Loots27.981:00.570.233:12.03 (1)
Heleen Muller26.2855.160.074:07.19 (1)
24Great BritainGBR4:07.52Q
Katy Sexton30.701:02.221:02.22 (1)
Heidi Earp32.501:10.040.152:12.26 (2)
Sue Rolph27.951:00.110.433:12.37 (2)
Karen Pickering26.4655.150.304:07.52 (2)
33BelgiumBEL4:10.98
Sofie Wolfs31.221:05.151:05.15 (4)
Brigitte Becue32.311:08.880.052:14.03 (5)
Fabienne Dufour28.061:00.990.313:15.02 (4)
Nina Van Koeckhoven26.5455.960.034:10.98 (3)
42PolandPOL4:11.08
Aleksandra Miciul30.911:04.181:04.18 (3)
Alicja Pęczak32.441:09.190.232:13.37 (3)
Anna Uryniuk28.311:01.810.043:15.18 (5)
Otylia Jędrzejczak27.1155.900.474:11.08 (4)
57HungaryHUN4:11.11
Annamária Kiss32.301:06.151:06.15 (5)
Ágnes Kovács31.711:07.750.322:13.90 (4)
Orsolya Ferenczy27.881:00.610.153:14.51 (3)
Gyöngyvér Lakos26.9856.600.074:11.11 (5)
66NetherlandsNED4:12.31
Brenda Starink30.501:06.931:06.93 (6)
Madelon Baans32.231:08.900.112:15.83 (6)
Chantal Groot27.501:01.090.033:16.92 (6)
Thamar Henneken26.3555.390.234:12.31 (6)

Heat Two (12:27)

PosLaneSwimmerNOC50 mTimeReactionExchange (Pos)
14AustraliaAUS4:04.75Q
Giaan Rooney30.771:02.941:02.94 (2)
Tarnee White31.831:09.190.252:12.13 (2)
Petria Thomas26.4757.710.103:09.84 (1)
Sarah Ryan25.9354.910.214:04.75 (1)
25JapanJPN4:05.76Q
Mai Nakamura29.661:01.611:01.61 (1)
Masami Tanaka32.331:09.370.082:10.98 (1)
Junko Onishi27.7359.250.213:10.23 (2)
Sumika Minamoto26.1455.530.204:05.76 (2)
36People's Republic of ChinaCHN4:08.27Q
Zhan Shu30.391:03.061:03.06 (3)
Qi Hui32.811:09.590.342:12.65 (3)
Liu Limin27.6959.220.373:11.87 (3)
Han Xue27.0256.400.294:08.27 (3)
43CanadaCAN4:08.47Q
Michelle Lischinsky30.771:03.321:03.32 (5)
Christin Petelski33.161:10.120.302:13.44 (4)
Jen Button28.0859.860.373:13.30 (4)
Laura Nicholls25.9055.170.184:08.47 (4)
52Russian FederationRUS4:09.64
Oksana Verevka30.831:03.691:03.69 (6)
Olga Bakaldina33.461:11.250.632:14.94 (6)
Nataliya Sutyagina27.2558.390.273:13.33 (5)
Inna Yaitskaya26.7856.310.314:09.64 (5)
67Republic of KoreaKOR4:16.93
Sim Min-Ji30.751:03.141:03.14 (4)
Gu Hyo-Jin33.611:10.890.672:14.03 (5)
Lee Bo-Eun28.341:03.150.573:17.18 (6)
Jang Hui-Jin28.1359.750.564:16.93 (6)

Heat Three (12:34)

PosLaneSwimmerNOC50 mTimeReactionExchange (Pos)
13GermanyGER4:06.02Q
Antje Buschschulte30.451:02.351:02.35 (1)
Sylvia Gerasch33.161:09.670.442:12.02 (1)
Franziska van Almsick27.2259.200.403:11.22 (1)
Katrin Meißner26.5354.800.544:06.02 (1)
24United StatesUSA4:06.16Q
Courtney Shealy30.131:02.611:02.61 (2)
Staciana Stitts32.171:09.540.342:12.15 (2)
Ashley Tappin27.0159.580.213:11.73 (2)
Amy Van Dyken26.5754.430.384:06.16 (2)
35SwedenSWE4:10.38
Camilla Johansson31.281:05.181:05.18 (6)
Emma Igelström32.401:10.930.232:16.11 (4)
Johanna Sjöberg26.7858.560.173:14.67 (3)
Louise Jöhncke26.2955.710.444:10.38 (3)
42SpainESP4:14.54
Ivette María30.881:03.151:03.15 (3)
María del Carmen Collado34.651:13.290.302:16.44 (5)
Mireia García28.871:01.110.193:17.55 (5)
Laura Roca27.1256.990.144:14.54 (4)
57UkraineUKR4:15.64
Nadiya Beshevli31.481:04.521:04.52 (5)
Svitlana Bondarenko33.161:10.130.612:14.65 (3)
Olena Hrytsiuk28.771:02.770.303:17.42 (4)
Valentyna Trehub28.6458.220.594:15.64 (5)
66RomaniaROU4:23.56
Raluca Udroiu31.541:04.441:04.44 (4)
Simona Păduraru36.091:17.540.352:21.98 (6)
Carmen Herea29.791:03.750.613:25.73 (6)
Lorena Diaconescu27.7457.830.444:23.56 (6)

Final (23 September 2000 — 16:16)

PosLaneSwimmerNOC50 mTimeReactionExchange (Pos)
16United StatesUSA3:58.30WR
B. J. Bedford30.141:01.391:01.39 (1)
Megan Quann31.111:06.290.192:07.68 (1)
Jenny Thompson25.9057.250.353:04.93 (1)
Dara Torres25.5053.370.233:58.30 (1)
24AustraliaAUS4:01.59
Dyana Calub29.931:01.831:01.83 (2)
Leisel Jones31.971:08.080.412:09.91 (2)
Petria Thomas26.7657.390.273:07.30 (2)
Susie O'Neill25.5254.290.494:01.59 (2)
35JapanJPN4:04.16
Mai Nakamura29.591:02.081:02.08 (5)
Masami Tanaka31.991:08.650.092:10.73 (5)
Junko Onishi27.5258.720.133:09.45 (3)
Sumika Minamoto26.2754.710.134:04.16 (3)
43GermanyGER4:04.33
Antje Buschschulte30.331:02.051:02.05 (=3)
Sylvia Gerasch32.271:08.570.202:10.62 (4)
Franziska van Almsick27.9659.670.243:10.29 (4)
Katrin Meißner25.4354.040.254:04.33 (4)
52South AfricaRSA4:05.15
Charlene Wittstock30.491:02.741:02.74 (8)
Sarah Poewe31.371:07.830.202:10.57 (3)
Mandy Loots27.8059.810.133:10.38 (5)
Heleen Muller25.6954.770.244:05.15 (5)
68CanadaCAN4:07.55
Kelly Stefanyshyn31.241:02.731:02.73 (7)
Christin Petelski32.641:09.140.152:11.87 (6)
Jen Button28.251:00.130.403:12.00 (7)
Marianne Limpert26.9855.550.564:07.55 (6)
77Great BritainGBR4:07.61
Katy Sexton30.541:02.051:02.05 (=3)
Heidi Earp32.871:10.250.192:12.30 (8)
Sue Rolph27.691:00.050.223:12.35 (8)
Karen Pickering26.4055.260.304:07.61 (7)
81People's Republic of ChinaCHN4:07.83
Zhan Shu30.431:02.701:02.70 (6)
Qi Hui32.371:09.400.162:12.10 (7)
Liu Limin27.6959.330.363:11.43 (6)
Han Xue26.5656.400.314:07.83 (8)