WHAT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2000 - DAY THREE OF THE SYDNEY OLYMPICS
Shooting - Michael Diamond successfully defended his Olympic gold medal in the men's trap and is still the only Australian to win multiple gold medals in shooting. Annemarie Forder took bronze in the women's 10m air pistol. At age 22, she was, and still is, the youngest Australian to win a shooting medal.
Cycling - It was a bronze day at the velodrome for Australia, with Bradley McGee coming third in the men's 4km individual pursuit and the men's team taking third in the team sprint. It was McGee's third bronze after two in Atlanta. He then claimed silver in the 4km individual pursuit and gold in the team pursuit in Athens.
Swimming - Dutchwoman Inge de Bruijn won the 100m butterfly in a world record time of 56.61 seconds, more than a second ahead of silver medallist Martina Moravcova from Slovakia. It was the first of four medals (three golds and a bronze) for De Bruijn at these Games.
Triathlon - Australia won four of the nine World Cup events in the men's triathlon in 2000, leading up to the Olympic Games, but the highest-placed man in Sydney was Miles Stewart in sixth place. Canadian Simon Whitfield took home the gold.
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