ⓘ Australia at the 2000 Summer Olympics

                                     

ⓘ Australia at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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

                                     

1. Archery

Australia won its first Olympic gold medal in the sport of archery in Sydney. Simon Fairweather defeated all six archers he faced, including a comfortable seven-point victory in the final.

Men

Women

                                     

2. Athletics

Key
  • Note –Ranks given for track events are within the athletes heat only
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
  • NR = National record
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
Men Track and road events Field events Combined events – Decathlon Women Track and road events Field events Combined events – Heptathlon
                                     

3. Baseball

Mens Team Competition

The Australians second appearance in the Olympic baseball tournament resulted in the team moving up one place in the rankings, from seventh to sixth. They defeated Korea and South Africa but lost to the five other teams in competition to finish outside the top four and find themselves eliminated after the preliminaries.

  • Gary White
  • Michael Moyle
  • Mark Ettles
  • Tom Becker
  • Brad Thomas
  • Adrian Meagher
  • Glenn Reeves
  • Adam Burton
  • Chris Snelling
  • Mathew Buckley
  • Michael Nakamura
  • David Nilsson
  • Team Roster
  • Shayne Bennett
  • Craig Anderson
  • David White
  • Mark Hutton
  • Paul Gonzalez
  • Grant Balfour
  • Grant McDonald
  • Glenn Williams
  • Ronny Johnson
  • Brett Roneberg
  • Clayton Byrne
  • Rodney van Buizen
  • Head Coach: Jon Deeble


                                     

4. Basketball

Mens team roster
  • Mark Bradtke
  • Andrew Gaze captain
  • Jason Smith
  • Sam Mackinnon
  • Shane Heal
  • Brett Maher
  • Chris Anstey
  • Head Coach: Barry Barnes
  • Andrew Vlahov
  • Martin Cattalini
  • Luc Longley
  • Ricky Grace
  • Paul Rogers
Womens team roster
  • Jenny Whittle
  • Carla Boyd
  • Head Coach: Tom Maher
  • Shelly Sandle
  • Michele Timms
  • Annie la Fleur
  • Jo Hill
  • Lauren Jackson
  • Kristi Harrower
  • Rachael Sporn
  • Trisha Fallon
  • Michelle Brogan
  • Sandy Brondello
Teams results
                                     

5. Football

Womens Team Competition

  • Lost to Germany 0-3
  • Preliminary Round
  • Tied with Sweden 1-1
  • Lost to Brazil 1-2
  • Did not qualify → 7th place
  • Quarter Finals
  • Amy Wilson
  • Anissa Tann
  • Dianne Alagich
  • Leanne Trimboli
  • Julie Murray
  • Peita-Claire Hepperlin
  • Cheryl Salisbury
  • Alison Forman captain
  • Kate McShea
  • Bridgette Starr
  • Bryony Duus
  • Heather Garriock
  • Team Roster
  • Sacha Wainwright
  • Alicia Ferguson
  • Sunni Hughes
  • Kelly Golebiowski
  • Tracey Wheeler
  • Sharon Black
  • Head Coach: Chris Tanzey
                                     

6. Handball

Mens team roster
  • Vernon Cheung
  • Sasa Sestic
  • Christian Bajan
  • Darryl McCormack
  • David Gonzalez
  • Kristian Groenintwoud
  • Head Coach: Zoltan Marczinka
  • Peter Bach
  • Milan Slavujevic
  • Rajan Pavlovic
  • Lee Schofield
  • Taip Ramadani
  • Dragan Sestic
  • Russell Garnett
  • Brendon Taylor
  • Karim Shehab
Womens team roster
  • Vera Ignjatovic
  • Rina Bjarnason
  • Katrina Shinfield
  • Petra Besta
  • Janni Bach
  • Lydia Kahmke
  • Kim Briggs
  • Mari Edland
  • Sarah Hammond
  • Raelene Boulton
  • Fiona Hannan
  • Head Coach: Christoph Mecker
  • Marina Kopcalic
  • Jana Jamnicky
  • Jovana Milosevic
  • Shelley Ormes
Teams results


                                     

7. Field hockey

Mens team roster
  • Matthew Wells
  • Lachlan Dreher gk
  • Stephen Holt
  • Stephen Davies
  • Troy Elder
  • Adam Commens
  • Jason Duff
  • Paul Gaudoin
  • Head Coach: Terry Walsh
  • James Elmer
  • Michael Brennan
  • Craig Victory
  • Michael York
  • Daniel Sproule
  • Damon Diletti gk
  • Brent Livermore
  • Jay Stacy
Womens team roster
  • Jenny Morris
  • Kate Allen
  • Nikki Hudson
  • Head Coach: Ric Charlesworth
  • Alyson Annan
  • Renita Farrell
  • Claire Mitchell-Taverner
  • Juliet Haslam
  • Rechelle Hawkes
  • Clover Maitland gk
  • Kate Starre
  • Julie Towers
  • Alison Peek
  • Katrina Powell
  • Lisa Powell
  • Rachel Imison gk
  • Angie Skirving
Results
                                     

8. Sailing

Australia competed in all of the sailing events at the 2000 Olympics. They won 2 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze.

Men

Mens Double Handed Dinghy 470

  • Final - 38 Gold medal
  • Race 6 - 10
  • Race 2 - 1
  • Race 4 - 14
  • Race 10 - 11
  • Race 7 - 8
  • Race 9 - 2
  • Race 5 - 7
  • Race 1 - 5
  • Race 11 - 2
  • Race 3 - 2
  • Race 8 - 1
  • Tom King and Mark Turnbull

Mens Laser

  • Race 9 - 12
  • Race 7 - 22
  • Race 10 - 3
  • Race 1 - 8
  • Race 4 - 18
  • Race 5 - 6
  • Race 11 - 14
  • Final - 60 Bronze medal
  • Race 3 - 2
  • Race 2 - 9
  • Race 8 - 2
  • Michael Blackburn
  • Race 6 - 5

Mens Tornado

  • Race 11 - 1
  • Race 2 - 3
  • Final - 25 Silver medal
  • Race 4 - 4
  • Race 8 - 4
  • Race 5 - 4
  • Race 6 - 7
  • Darren Bundock and John Forbes
  • Race 9 - 5
  • Race 10 - 2
  • Race 3 - 4
  • Race 1 - 1
  • Race 7 - 2

Mens Two Handed Keelboat Star

  • Race 10 - 12
  • Race 11 - 6
  • Race 7 - 8
  • Race 5 - 3
  • Colin Beashel and David Giles
  • Final - 51 7th place
  • Race 3 - 6
  • Race 9 - 17 DSQ
  • Race 1 - 8
  • Race 8 - 9
  • Race 6 - 2
  • Race 2 - 8
  • Race 4 - 1

Mens Three Handed Keelboat Soling

  • Round Robin Group 2 1-4 5th place - did not advance
  • Neville Wittey, Joshua Grace and David Edwards

Womens Mistral

  • Race 7 - 4
  • Race 11 - 10
  • Race 4 - 4
  • Jessica Crisp
  • Race 8 - 16
  • Race 9 - 3
  • Race 5 - 9
  • Race 3 - 4
  • Race 1 - 13
  • Race 6 - 8
  • Race 2 - 15
  • Race 10 - 4
  • Final - 59 5th place

Womens Single Handed Dinghy Europe

  • Race 5 - 19
  • Race 8 - 8
  • Race 2 - 17
  • Race 7 - 19
  • Race 11 - 16
  • Race 6 - 10
  • Race 9 - 3
  • Melanie Dennison
  • Race 10 - 4
  • Race 4 - 28 OCS
  • Final - 102 15th place
  • Race 3 - 7
  • Race 1 - 18

Womens Double Handed Dinghy 470

  • Final - 33 Gold medal
  • Race 11 - 1
  • Race 1 - 1
  • Race 3 - 18
  • Race 8 - 6
  • Race 7 - 1
  • Race 2 - 11
  • Race 10 - 1
  • Race 5 - 8
  • Race 6 - 7
  • Race 4 - 5
  • Race 9 - 3
  • Jenny Armstrong and Belinda Stowell

Mixed High Performance Two Handed Dinghy 49er

  • Race 2 - 11
  • Race 15 - 9
  • Race 1 - 11
  • Race 16 - 7
  • Race 6 - 1
  • Race 10 - 6
  • Race 12 - 10
  • Race 7 - 12
  • Race 11 - 17
  • Race 8 - 3
  • Race 9 - 1
  • Race 3 - 1
  • Race 14 - 5
  • Race 5 - 1
  • Final - 86 6th place
  • Race 4 - 14
  • Race 13 - 8
  • Chris Nicholson and Daniel Phillips


                                     

9. Softball

Womens Team Competition

  • Defeated Italy 7-0
  • Defeated New Zealand 3-2
  • Defeated Canada 1-0
  • Preliminary Round
  • Defeated Cuba 8-1 → Bronze Medal
  • Medal Round
  • Lost to Japan 0-1
  • Defeated PR China 1-0
  • Defeated United States 2-1
  • Kelly Hardie
  • Peta Edebone
  • Sandra Allen
  • Natalie Ward
  • Team Roster
  • Brooke Wilkins
  • Sally McCreedy
  • Sue Fairhurst
  • Joanne Brown
  • Fiona Hanes
  • Natalie Titcume
  • Melanie Roche
  • Selina Follas
  • Simmone Morrow
  • Kerry Dienelt
  • Tanya Harding
  • Head Coach: Bob Crudgington
                                     

10. Swimming

Australia was very successful in the swimming venue at the 2000 Olympics. They won 5 Gold, 9 Silver, and 4 Bronze medals. The biggest rivalry, both in the press and in the pool, was between the United States and Australia relay teams. In the 4 × 100 m relay, the Americans had won the event every time it had been contested. Australia was able to edge out the Americans by.19 seconds to win the gold medal. The Australians also set three world records. The 2000 Olympics also saw the emergence of Ian Thorpe as an Olympic champion in the Mens 400 m Freestyle.

Men Women
                                     

11. Volleyball

Mens team roster
  • David Beard
  • Nathan Jakavicius
  • Mark Williams
  • Scott Newcomb
  • Spiros Marazios
  • Hidde Van Beest
  • Ben Hardy
  • Dan Ronan
  • Ben Loft
  • Steve Keir
  • Russell Wentworth
  • Dan Howard
  • Head Coach: Stelio de Rocco
Womens team roster
  • Head Coach: Brad Saindon
  • Sandi Bowen
  • Majella Brown
  • Priscilla Ruddle
  • Tamsin Barnett
  • Louise Bawden
  • Bea Daly
  • Renae Maycock
  • Rachel White
  • Liz Brett
  • Selina Scoble
  • Christie Mokotupu
  • Angela Clarke
Results
                                     

12. Water polo

Mens team roster
  • Mark Oberman
  • Tim Neesham
  • Thomas Whalan
  • Eddie Denis
  • Sean Boyd
  • Grant Waterman
  • Andriy Kovalenko
  • Gavin Woods
  • Rafael Sterk
  • Daniel Marsden
  • Nathan Thomas
  • Head Coach: Don Cameron
  • Craig Miller
  • Rod Owen-Jones
Womens team roster
  • Gail Miller
  • Simone Hankin
  • Joanne Fox
  • Kate Hooper
  • Melissa Mills
  • Naomi Castle
  • Head Coach: Istvan Gorgenyi
  • Liz Weekes
  • Taryn Woods
  • Debbie Watson
  • Danielle Woodhouse
  • Bridgette Gusterson
  • Yvette Higgins
  • Bronwyn Mayer
Results