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Comoros at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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Comoros at the
2000 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Comoros (1996–2001).svg
IOC codeCOM
NOCComité Olympique et Sportif des Iles Comores
in Sydney
Competitors2
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Comoros sent a delegation to compete at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia from 15 September to 1 October 2000; this was the Indian Ocean nation's second appearance at a Summer Olympic Games, following their debut four years earlier at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. The delegation consisted of two track and field athletes: Hadhari Djaffar and Sandjema Batouli. Both raced in the 100 meters events, but neither advanced beyond the first round.

Background[edit]

The Comité Olympique et Sportif des Iles Comores (the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the Comoros Islands) was recognized by the International Olympic Committee on 1 January 1993.[1] Comoros joined Olympic competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics and have participated at every Summer Olympic Games since, though the nation has yet to debut at the Winter Olympic Games.[2] Sydney was the second appearance by the nation in a Summer Olympiad;[2] the 2000 Summer Olympics were held from 15 September to 1 October 2000; a total of 10,651 athletes represented 199 NOCs.[3] The Comoros delegation to Sydney consisted of two track and field athletes: Hadhari Djaffar and Sandjema Batouli.[4]

Athletics[edit]

Sandjema Batouli was 18 years old at the time of the Sydney Olympics and was making her only Olympic appearance.[5][6] On 23 September, she participated in the first round of the women's 100 metres and was drawn into heat nine, she finished the race in a time of 13.58 seconds, ninth and last in her heat, and was not able to progress to the next round.[7] In the event overall, the gold medal is vacant due to original gold medalist Marion Jones of the United States admitting to steroid use and forfeiting her medals and results from the Sydney Games.[8][9] Officially, the medals in the event are held by Ekaterini Thanou of Greece and Tayna Lawrence (the original bronze medalist) of Jamaica sharing silver, and Merlene Ottey, also of Jamaica, the original fourth-place finisher, being awarded a bronze.[9][10] Gold was left vacant because Thanou, the original silver medalist, had her own issue with missing a drug test at the 2004 Summer Olympics[9][11]

Hadhari Djaffar was 21 years old at the time of these Games, he was already a veteran of the 1996 Summer Olympics, and would later go on to represent the Comoros at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[12][13] On 22 September, he participated in the first round heats of the men's 100 metres and was drawn into heat seven, he completed the race in a time of 10.68 seconds, seventh out of nine competitors in his heat.[14] His time was insufficient to advance, as 10.48 seconds was the slowest qualifying time.[14] The gold medal was eventually won in 9.87 seconds by Maurice Greene of the United States, the silver was won by Ato Boldon of Trinidad and Tobago, and the bronze was earned by Obadele Thompson of Barbados.[15][16]

Athletes Events Heat Round 1 Heat Round 2 Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Hadhari Djaffar Men's 100 metres 10.68 7 Did not advance
Sandjema Batouli Women's 100 metres 13.58 9 Did not advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Comoros – National Olympic Committee (NOC)". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Comoros". Sports Reference. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics – results & video highlights". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Comoros at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Sandjema Batouli Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Sandjema BATOULI – Olympic Athletics – Comoros". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Round One". Sports Reference. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Jones returns five medals from 2000 Sydney Olympics". ESPN. Associated Press. 8 October 2007. Archived from the original on 1 August 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  9. ^ a b c "Marion Jones's medals from Sydney Olympics to be reallocated". TheGuardian.com. Associated Press. 7 December 2009. Archived from the original on 22 June 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Sydney 2000 100m women – Olympic Athletics". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  11. ^ Macur, Juliet (6 September 2011). "Peculiar Greek Doping Case Takes Another Twist". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Hadhari Djaffar Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Hadhari DJAFFAR – Olympic Athletics – Comoros". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Round One". Sports Reference. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's 100 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Sydney 2000 100m men – Olympic Athletics". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 24 October 2018.