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2000 Olympic Games Sydney - Women's Heptathlon

 

 

Host City: Sydney, Australia Format: Scoring by 1985 point tables.
Date Started: September 23, 2000  
Date Finished: September 24, 2000  
(Competitors: 33: Countries: 23)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Overview by IAAF    2000_olympic_stadium.jpg
World Champion Eunice Barber and Denise Lewis were the most highly regarded from their scores of 6842 and 6831 earlier in the season, but Barber was injured in July, and the third possible winner – reigning champion Ghada Shouaa – also had injury problems. Shouaa failed to finish the hurdles, but Barber ran an event-leading 12.97, backing it up with 1.84 to share the high jump lead. Things then went downhill for the Frenchwoman as she put 11.27 against Lewis’s 15.55. She was then more than a second down on her 200m best and retired injured after one poor long jump on the second day. Sazanovich had led from the shot on, heading the field with 3903 after day one, with Roshchupkina (3872) and Lewis (3852) the closest. The leading Russian fell out of contention with disastrous long jump contest, having two fouls and a paltry 5.47. Sazanovich was finally caught in the javelin, where Lewis threw more than 6m further than the Belarussian to gain 120 points. Prokhorova ran 6.09 seconds faster than Sazanovich in the 800m to slip four points past her, while Lewis improved two places from her Atlanta finish to take her first global title.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The event was considered open because of injury problems to the leading contenders. Eunice Barber (FRA/SLE) had won the 1999 World Championships while defending champion Ghada Shouaa (SYR) was back but both were hampered by injuries and neither finished the hep. This left Denise Lewis (GBR), the bronze medalist from 1996, runner-up at the 1997 and 1999 Worlds, and 1998 European Champion, as the leading contender. The silver medalist from 1996, Nataliya )Natasha) Sazanovich (BLR), was also back. Sazanovich led after three events and the first day. She maintained the lead after the long jump, but it was close between her, Lewis, and Russia's Yelena Prokhorova. But Lewis had by far the longest javelin throw among the leaders, and moved 63 points ahead of Sazanovich and 146 ahead of Prokhorova. Prokhorova was the best 800 runner among the three but could not catch Lewis, who won the gold medal.
 

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in points) prior to the 2000 Summer Olympics.

World Record 7291 Jackie Joyner-Kersee United States Seoul, South Korea 24 September 1988
Olympic Record 7291 Jackie Joyner-Kersee United States Seoul, South Korea 24 September 1988
 
 
        Results        
 
Heptathlon Women     Final 24 September      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 6584     Denise Lewis Great Britain GBR 27 Aug 72  
2 6531     Yelena Prokhorova Russia RUS 16 Apr 78  
3 6527     Natallia Sazanovich Belarus BLR 15 Aug 73  
4 6470     Urszula Włodarczyk Poland POL 22 Dec 65  
5 6355     Sabine Braun Germany GER 19 Jun 65  
6 6237     Natalya Roshchupkina Russia RUS 13 Jan 78  
7 6209     Karin Ertl Germany GER 23 Jun 74  
8 6173     Tiia Hautala Finland FIN 3 Apr 72  
9 6150     DeDee Nathan United States USA 20 Apr 68  
10 6104     Jane Jamieson Australia AUS 23 Jun 75  
11 6054     Magalys García Cuba CUB 23 Oct 71  
12 6034     Austra Skujytė Lithuania LTU 12 Aug 79  
13 6021     Susanna Rajamäki Finland FIN 19 Sep 79  
14 5989     Gertrud Bacher-Schöf Italy ITA 28 Feb 71  
15 5975     Diana Koritskaya Russia RUS 27 Feb 75  
16 5898     Svetlana Kazanina Kazakhstan KAZ 31 Oct 71  
17 5896     Yasmina Azzizi Algeria ALG 25 Feb 66  
18 5893     Viorica Ţigău Romania ROU 12 Aug 79  
19 5851     Nathalie Teppe France FRA 22 May 72  
20 5762     Larisa Netšeporuk Ukraine UKR 24 Dec 70  
21 5634     Irina Karpova Kazakhstan KAZ 13 Feb 80  
22 5627     Marsha Baird Trinidad and Tobago TTO 20 Jan 74  
23 5585     Lyudmyla Kovalyova Ukraine UKR 18 Mar 75  
24 5548     G.Pramila Ganapathy India IND 8 May 77  
25 5481     Soma Biswas India IND 16 May 78  
26 5345     Shelia Burrell United States USA 15 Jan 72  
27 5101     Sofa Kabanova Uzbekistan UZB 29 May 70  
  DNF     Ghada Shouaa Syria SYR 10 Sep 72  
  DNF     Astrid Retzke Germany GER 13 Jul 73  
  DNF     Asimína Vanakára Greece GRE 14 Jul 79  
  DNF     Imma Clopés Spain ESP 19 Jan 68  
  DNF     Rita Ináncsi Hungary HUN 6 Jan 71  
  DNF     Eunice Barber France FRA 17 Nov 74  
 
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Overall results

Points table after 7th event:

Rank Athlete Nation Overall
points
Overview by event (points on top, then result. Best performance in each event shown in green)
100 mh HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m
1st Denise Lewis Great Britain 6584 1090 pts
13.23 s
916
1.75
898
15.55
948
24.34
1001
6.48
864
50.19
867
2:16.83
2nd Yelena Prokhorova Russia 6531 1031 pts
13.63 s
991
1.81
741
13.21
1008
23.72
1036
6.59
764
45.05[1]
960
2:10.32
3rd Natallia Sazanovich Belarus 6527 (SB) 1058 pts
13.45 s
1029
1.84
847
14.79
969
24.12
1007
6.50
744
43.97
873
2:16.41[1]
4 Urszula Włodarczyk Poland 6470 (SB) 1075 pts
13.33 s
953
1.78
824
14.45
953
24.29
946
6.31
786
46.16[1]
933
2:12.15
5 Sabine Braun Germany 6355 1052 pts
13.49 s
991
1.81
816
14.33
911
24.74
918
6.22
832
48.56
835
2:19.14
6 Natalya Roshchupkina Russia 6237 1021 pts
13.70 s[1]
1029
1.84
796
14.03
1026
23.53
691
5.47
742
43.87
932
2:12.24
7 Karin Specht-Ertl Germany 6209 1060 pts
13.43 s
953
1.78
764
13.55
920
24.64
918
6.22
719
42.70
875
2:16.25
8 Tiia Hautala Finland 6173 1033 pts
13.62 s
953
1.78
748
13.31
887
25.00
887
6.12
771
45.40
894
2:14.90
9 Le Shundra Nathan United States 6150 1015 pts
13.74 s
953
1.78
809
14.22
902
24.84
868
6.06
734
43.48
869
2:16.67
10 Jane Jamieson Australia 6104 966 pts
14.09 s
991
1.81
767
13.59
862
25.27
877
6.09
770
45.32
871
2:16.57
11 Magalys García Cuba 6054 (SB) 1056 pts
13.46 s
806
1.66
747
13.29
926
24.58
825
5.92
866
50.31
828
2:19.64
12 Austra Skujytė Lithuania 6034 927 pts
14.37 s
953
1.78
867
15.09[1]
855
25.35
840
5.97
772
45.43
820
2:20.25
13 Susanna Rajamäki Finland 6021 (PB) 1036 pts
13.60 s
806
1.66
785
13.87
978
24.03
962
6.36
610
37.00
844
2:18.47
14 Gertrud Bacher Italy 5989 1004 pts
13.82 s
916
1.75
711
12.75
890
24.96
801
5.84
689
41.14
978
2:09.08
15 Diana Koritskaya Russia 5975 995 pts
13.88 s
879
1.72
763
13.53
973
24.08
717
5.56
680
40.67
968
2:09.77
16 Svetlana Kazanina Kazakhstan 5898 880 pts
14.71 s
916
1.75
725
12.97
883
25.04
801
5.84
735
43.53
958
2:10.45
17 Yasmina Azzizi Algeria 5896 (SB) 1030 pts
13.64 s
736
1.60
805
14.17
925
24.59
813
5.88
788
46.28[1]
799
2:21.82
18 Viorica Tigau Romania 5893 1066 pts
13.39 s
879
1.72
630
11.53
905
24.80
853
6.01
732
43.38[1]
828
2:19.65[1]
19 Nathalie Teppe France 5851 976 pts
14.02 s
879
1.72
757
13.44
763
26.39
831
5.94
802
46.98
843
2:18.56
20 Larisa Teteryuk-Netseporuk Ukraine 5762 905 pts
14.53 s
879
1.72
765
13.56
818
25.76
816
5.89
755
44.57
824
2:19.94
21 Irina Naumenko Kazakhstan 5634 942 pts
14.26 s
1029
1.84
612
11.26
869
25.19
813
5.88
525
32.53
844
2:18.49
22 Marsha Mark Trinidad and Tobago 5627 1018 pts
13.72 s[1]
806
1.66
624
11.44[1]
855
25.35
819
5.90
841
48.99[1]
664
2:32.36
23 Lyudmyla Kovalova Ukraine 5585 826 pts
15.12 s
879
1.72
765
13.57
766
26.36
720
5.57
715
42.50
914
2:13.52
24 Pramila Ganapathy India 5548 947 pts
14.22 s
842
1.69
604
11.14
915
24.69
837
5.96
591
36.02
812
2:20.86
25 Soma Biswas India 5481 963 pts
14.11 s
771
1.63
641
11.69
912
24.73
741
5.64
659
39.59
794
2:22.17
26 Shelia Burrell United States 5345 1080 pts
13.30 s
0
NM
749
13.32
980
24.01
865
6.05
739
43.72
932
2:12.22[1]
27 Sofiya Kabanova Uzbekistan 5101 856 pts
14.89 s
1000
879
1.72
632
11.56
690
27.27
620
5.22
602
36.61
822
2:20.11
  Eunice Barber France DNF 1129 pts
12.97 s
1029
1.84
613
11.27
936
24.47
828
5.93
 
 
 
 
  Inma Clopés Spain DNF 950 pts
14.20 s
806
1.66
707
12.70
775
26.25
0
NM
 
 
 
 
  Asimina Vanakara Greece DNF 952 pts
14.19 s
842
1.69
578
10.74
817
25.78
0
NM
 
 
 
 
  Astrid Retzke Germany DNF 990 pts
13.92 s
701
1.57
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Rita Ináncsi Hungary DNF 827 pts
15.11 s
842
1.69
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Ghada Shouaa Syria DNF 0 pts
DNF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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