Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

Sydney 2000 Olympic Games: American gold medalists

The 2000 Sydney Games featured athletes from 199 nations competing in 300 medal events. The United States finished atop the medal count with 93 medals: 37 gold, 24 silver and 32 bronze.

Gold medal winners at the Sydney Olympic Games:

  • Nancy Johnson won a gold medal in shooting in the 10-meter air rifle.

  • In men’s swimming, gold medalists were Lenny Krayzelburg (100-meter backstroke and 200-meter backstroke); Tom Malchow (200-meter butterfly); Tom Dolan (400-meter individual medley); Anthony Ervin and Gary Hall Jr. (50-meter freestyle); and the 4×100-meter medley relay team of Ian Crocker, Hall Jr., Tommy Hannan, Lenny Krayzelburg, Jason Lezak, Ed Moses and Neil Walker.

  • In women’s swimming, gold medalists were Brooke Bennett (400-meter freestyle and 800-meter freestyle); Megan Quann (100-meter breaststroke); Misty Hyman (200-meter butterfly); the 4×100-meter freestyle relay team of Erin Phenix, Courtney Shealy, Ashley Tappin, Jenny Thompson, Dara Torres and Amy Van Dyken; the 4×200-meter freestyle relay team of Samantha Arsenault, Lindsay Benko, Kim Black, Diana Munz, Julia Stowers and Thompson; and the 4×100-meter medley relay team of Barbara Bedford, Quann, Shealy, Staciana Stitts, Tappin, Thompson, Torres and Van Dyken.

  • In men’s track and field, gold medalists were Maurice Greene (100-meter dash); Michael Johnson (400-meter run); Angelo Taylor (400-meter hurdles); Nick Hysong (pole vault); and the 4×100-meter relay team of Kenneth Brokenburr, Jon Drummond, Greene, Brian Lewis, Tim Montgomery and Bernard Williams.

  • In women’s track and field, gold medalists were Stacy Dragila (pole vault); and the 4×400-meter relay team of Andrea Anderson, LaTasha Colander, Monique Hennagan and Jearl Miles Clark.

  • U.S. gold-medal winning teams were softball, baseball, women’s basketball and men’s basketball.

  • In weightlifting, Tara Nott won gold in the women’s 48-kilogram.

  • In cycling, Marty Nothstein won gold in the men’s sprint.

  • In equestrian, David O’Connor won gold in individual eventing.

  • In diving, Laura Wilkinson won gold in the women’s platform.

  • Dain Blanton and Eric Fonoimoana won gold in beach volleyball.

  • In tennis, Venus Williams won the women’s singles gold medal and teamed with her sister Serena to win gold in women’s doubles.

  • Wrestling gold medalists were Rulon Gardner (Greco-Roman 130 kilograms) and Brandon Slay (freestyle 76 kilograms).

  • In taekwondo, Steven Lopez won gold at 68 kilograms.

  • In sailing, Magnus Liljedahl and Mark Reynolds won gold in the star class.
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