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

U.S. gold-medal winning teams

  • softball
  • baseball
  • women’s basketball
  • men’s basketball


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

Men’s swimming

  • 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)
  • the 4×100-meter medley relay team of Ian Crocker, Hall Jr., Tommy Hannan, Lenny Krayzelburg, Jason Lezak, Ed Moses and Neil Walker

Women’s swimming

  • 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
  • the 4×100-meter medley relay team of Barbara Bedford, Quann, Shealy, Staciana Stitts, Tappin, Thompson, Torres and Van Dyken

Men’s track and field

  • Maurice Greene (100-meter dash)
  • Michael Johnson (400-meter run)
  • Angelo Taylor (400-meter hurdles)
  • Nick Hysong (pole vault)
  • the 4×100-meter relay team of Kenneth Brokenburr, Jon Drummond, Greene, Brian Lewis, Tim Montgomery and Bernard Williams

Women’s track and field

  • Stacy Dragila (pole vault)
  • the 4×400-meter relay team of Andrea Anderson, LaTasha Colander, Monique Hennagan and Jearl Miles Clark


  • Tara Nott won gold in the women’s 48-kilogram


  • Marty Nothstein won gold in the men’s sprint


  • David O’Connor won gold in individual eventing


  • Laura Wilkinson won gold in the women’s platform

Beach volleyball

  • Dain Blanton
  • Eric Fonoimoana


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


  • Rulon Gardner (Greco-Roman 130 kilograms)
  • Brandon Slay (freestyle 76 kilograms)


  • Steven Lopez won gold at 68 kilograms


  • Magnus Liljedahl and Mark Reynolds won gold in the star class
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