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    2000 Sydney Olympics Gold Medal Presented to American Swimmer Brooke Bennett (400M). Americans finished first and second in the 400 Freestyle in Sydney, with Bennett's 4:05.80 just over a second better than runner-up Diana Munz. As fastest woman in both the 400M and 800M, Bennett quite firmly stamped her name in the record books as the greatest distance swimmer alive in Sydney, where this medal dangled from her neck as the anthem played.

    The design of the obverse is nearly identical to the Atlanta medal, with seated victory holding a laurel wreath on obverse in front of the Colosseum. Verso features the logo of the Sydney Games and reports, "Swimming, Women's 400M Freestyle."

    Just 1,000 Gold Medals were crafted for the Sydney Games, each weighing 188 grams and measuring sixty-eight millimeters (68mm) in diameter. Medal hangs from original turquoise ribbon, with minimal toning at edge of obverse, otherwise effectively pristine. One of three Bennett medals presented within this Signature auction.


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    May, 2015
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
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