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Australia at 2000 Sydney Summer Olympic Games

Australia was the host nation for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. 628 competitors (341 men and 276 women), took part in 270 events in 34 sports. Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games since it started.

Ian Thorpe won the most medals at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics. Australia won its first Archery Olympic gold medal. Australia competed in all of the Sailing events with the women winning 1 gold and the men winning 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal.

Australia was very successful in the swimming competitions at the 2000 Olympics.The women won 1 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze medals and the men won 4 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze medals. The Australians also set three world records. Ian Thorpe competed in 6 events winning 3 gold and 2 silver medals while Susie O'Neill competed in 8 events winning 1 gold and 3 silver medals.

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XXVII  2000  Australia  Sydney 16 25 17 15 Sep 01 Oct

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The biggest rivalry was between the United States and Australia in the 4 100 m relay in Swimming. Americans won the event every time it had been contested. However in the 2000 Olympics, Australia beat the Yanks by 0.19 seconds to win a gold medal.

The following records are Australians who won gold, silver or bronze medals at the 2000 Olympic Games..

2000 Sydney Australia

  Sport Event Competitors
1st Archery Men's individual Simon Fairweather 
1st Athletics Women's 400m Cathy Freeman 
1st Cycling Men's madison Brett Aitken, Scott McGrory 
1st Equestrian Eventing team Phillip Dutton, Andrew Hoy, Matthew Ryan, Stuart Tinney 
1st Field hockey Women's competition Women's National Field Hockey Team
Kate Allen, Rachel Imison, Lisa Powell, Julie Towers, Alyson Annan, Clover Maitland, Angie Skirving, Kate Starre,  Renita Farrell, Rechelle Hawkes, Katrina Powell, Juliet Haslam, Jenny Morris, Alison Peek, Nikki Hudson, Claire Mitchell-Taverner
1st Sailing Women's 470 Jenny Armstrong, Belinda Stowell
1st Shooting Men's trap Michael Diamond
1st Sailing Men's 470 Tom King, Mark Turnbull
1st Swimming Women's 200m freestyle Susie O'Neill
1st Swimming Men's 400m freestyle Ian Thorpe
1st Swimming Men's 1500m freestyle Grant Hackett
1st Swimming Men's 4x200m
   freestyle relay
Grant Hackett, Ian Thorpe, Bill Kirby, Michael Klim,
Daniel Kowalski, Todd Pearson
1st Swimming Men's 4x100m
   freestyle relay
Adam Pine, Ian Thorpe, Todd Pearson, Michael Klim,
Ashley Callus, Chris Fydler
1st Taekwondo Women's 49 kg Lauren Burns
1st Volleyball Women's beach volleyball Natalie Cook, Kerri Pottharst
1st Water polo Women's competition Women's National Water Polo Team
Naomi Castle, Kate Hooper, Danielle Woodhouse, Liz Weekes, Joanne Fox, Bronwyn Mayer, Bridgette Gusterson, Melissa Mills, Gail Miller, Taryn Woods, Simone Hankin, Yvette Higgins, Debbie Watson
2nd Athletics Men's long jump Jai Taurima
2nd Athletics Women's pole vault Tatiana Grigorieva
2nd Basketball Women's competition Women's National Basketball Team
Carla Boyd, Lauren Jackson, Michelle Brogan, Annie La Fleur, Sandy Brondello, Shelley Sandie, Jo Hill, Trisha Fallon, Rachael Sporn, Kristi Harrower, Jenny Whittle, Michele Timms
2nd Cycling Women's track time trial Michelle Ferris
2nd Canoeing Men's K-2 500m Daniel Collins, Andrew Trim
2nd Cycling Men's Keirin Gary Neiwand
2nd Equestrian Eventing Individual Andrew Hoy
2nd Gymnastics Men's trampoline Ji Wallace
2nd Rowing Women's Coxless Pairs Kate Slatter, Rachael Taylor
2nd Rowing Men's eight Daniel Burke, Jaime Fernandez, Alastair Gordon, Brett Hayman, Robert Jahrling, Mike McKay, Nick Porzig, Christian Ryan, Stuart Welch
2nd Rowing Men's lightweight coxless 4 Darren Balmforth, Simon Burgess, Anthony Edwards, Robert Richards
2nd Sailing Tornado Darren Bundock, John Forbes
2nd Shooting Men's double trap Russell Mark
2nd Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke Leisel Jones
2nd Swimming Women's 200m butterfly Susie O'Neill
2nd Swimming Women's 4x200m
   freestyle relay
Elka Graham, Susie O'Neill, Giaan Rooney, Petria Thomas, Kirsten Thomson, Jacinta van Lint
2nd Swimming Women's 4x100m
   medley relay
Dyana Calub, Leisel Jones, Susie O'Neill, Giaan Rooney, Sarah Ryan, Petria Thomas, Tarnee White
2nd Swimming Men's 100m butterfly Michael Klim
2nd Swimming Men's 100m backstroke Matt Welsh
2nd Swimming Men's 200m freestyle Ian Thorpe
2nd Swimming Men's 1500m freestyle Kieren Perkins
2nd Swimming Men's 4x100m medley relay Regan Harrison, Geoff Huegill, Michael Klim, Ryan Mitchell, Adam Pine, Ian Thorpe, Josh Watson, Matt Welsh
2nd Taekwondo Men's +80 kg Daniel Trenton
2nd Tennis Men's doubles Todd Woodbridge, Mark Woodforde
2nd Triathlon Women's triathlon Michellie Jones
3rd Canoeing Women's K-1 500m Katrin Borchert
3rd Cycling Men's track time trial Shane Kelly
3rd Cycling Men's individual pursuit Bradley McGee
3rd Cycling Men's team sprint Sean Eadie, Darryn Hill, Gary Neiwand
3rd Diving Men's synchronized
   3m springboard
Robert Newbery, Dean Pullar
3rd Diving Women's synchronized
   10m platform
Rebecca Gilmore, Loudy Tourky
3rd Field hockey Men's competition Men's National Field Hockey Team
Troy Elder, Jay Stacy, James Elmer, Craig Victory, Adam Commens, Matthew Wells, Stephen John Davies, Paul Gaudoin, Damon Diletti, Stephen Holt, Michael York, Lachlan Dreher, Jason Duff, Brent Livermore, Daniel Sproule, Michael Brennan
3rd Judo Women's 57 kg Maria Pekli
3rd Rowing Men's coxless four Ben Dodwell, Bo Hanson, Geoffrey Stewart, James Stewart
3rd Rowing Men's coxless pair Matthew Long, James Tomkins
3rd Sailing Laser Michael Blackburn
3rd Shooting Women's 10m air pistol Annemarie Forder
3rd Softball Women's softball Women's National Softball Team
Sandra Allen, Sue Fairhurst, Selina Follas, Simmone Morrow, Joanne Brown, Melanie Roche, Kelly Hardie, Fiona Crawford, Natalie Titcume, Peta Edebone, Kerry Dienelt, Tanya Harding, Natalie Ward, Sally McDermid, Brooke Wilkins
3rd Swimming Women's 200m butterfly Petria Thomas
3rd Swimming Men's 100m butterfly Geoff Huegill
3rd Swimming Men's 200m backstroke Matt Welsh
3rd Swimming Men's 200m butterfly Justin Norris
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