Triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics

Triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics

at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Venue Sydney Opera House
Dates 16 and 17 September
Competitors 100 from 34 nations

Triathlon made its official debut at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. This sporting event was held at the Sydney Opera House. Forty-eight triathletes contested the female event on September 16, while fifty-two contested the male event on September 17, making up a total of 100 competitors. Each competitor starts the event with a 1500-metre swim course, followed by a 40 kilometre road bicycle race and finish with a 10 kilometre road run. Each consecutive event in triathlon runs in sequence, without any respite, so that the athlete who crossed the line in first place at the end of the run would be the winner.


  • Medalists 1
  • Schedule 2
  • Medal table 3
  • References 4


Five nations won medals in the two inaugural triathlon events. Switzerland was the only nation to earn more than one, winning a gold and a bronze in the women's competition.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Women's individual
 Brigitte McMahon
Switzerland (SUI)
 Michellie Jones
Australia (AUS)
 Magali Messmer
Switzerland (SUI)
Men's individual
 Simon Whitfield
At the 2000 Summer Olympics (CAN)
 Stephan Vuckovic
Germany (GER)
 Jan Řehula
Czech Republic (CZE)


All times are Australian Time (UTC+10)
Event Date Start Time
Women's Triathlon September 16 10:00
Men's Triathlon September 17 10:00

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Switzerland (SUI) 1 0 1 2
2  At the 2000 Summer Olympics (CAN) 1 0 0 1
3  Australia (AUS) 0 1 0 1
4  Germany (GER) 0 1 0 1
4  Czech Republic (CZE) 0 0 1 1


  • Official Olympic Report
  • Official Results – Triathlon