São Tomé and Príncipe at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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São Tomé and Príncipe at the
2000 Summer Olympics
Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg
IOC codeSTP
NOCComité Olímpico de São Tomé e Príncipe
in Sydney
Competitors2 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Naide Gomes
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

São Tomé and Príncipe competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, which took place between 15 September to 1 October 2000; the country's participation in Sydney marked its second appearance at the Summer Olympics since its debut in the 1996 Summer Olympics.

The São Tomé and Príncipe delegation included two athletes, Arlindo Pinheiro and Naide Gomes, were selected to represent the nation via wildcards, as the nation had no athletes that met either the "A" or "B" qualifying standards; the events the two athletes competed in were the men's 110m hurdles and the women's 100m hurdles respectively. Gomes was selected as flag bearer for the flag bearer for the opening ceremony. Pinheiro would also become the nation's oldest participant at the Summer Olympics at 29 years and 182 days; this stood until the 2008 Summer Olympics, when Celma Soares surpassed it. Ultimately, neither athlete progressed beyond the heats in their events, meaning São Tomé and Príncipe won no medals at this Summer Olympics.

Background[edit]

São Tomé and Príncipe participated in two Summer Olympic games between its debut in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States and the 2000 Summer Olympics.[1] No São Tomé and Príncipe athlete had ever won a medal at the Summer Olympics prior to the Sydney Games.[1]

The São Tomé and Príncipe National Olympic Committee (NOC) selected two athletes via wildcards. Usually a NOC would be able to select up to three athletes per event providing that each athlete passed the "A" standard time for that event. However, since São Tomé and Príncipe had no athletes that met either standard for any event, they were allowed to select their best two athletes, one of each gender, to represent the nation at the Games.

Athletics[edit]

Men
Track and road events
Athletes Events Heat Round 1 Heat Round 2 Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Arlindo Pinheiro 110m hurdles 15.65 6 Did not advance
Women
Track and road events
Athletes Events Heat Round 1 Heat Round 2 Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Naide Gomes 100m hurdles 14.43 8 Did not advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sao Tome and Principe". Sports Reference. Retrieved 23 July 2016.