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Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics

At the 2004 Summer Olympics, the athletics events were held at the Athens Olympic Stadium from August 18 to August 29, except for the marathons (run from Marathonas to the Kallimarmaro Stadium), the race walks (on the streets of Athens), and the shot put (held at the Ancient Olympia Stadium). A total of 46 events were contested, of which 24 by male and 22 by female athletes.

Athletics
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Athletics, Athens 2004.png
VenueAthens Olympic Stadium (track and field)
Panathenaic Stadium (marathon)
Streets of Athens (walk)
Stadium at Olympia (shot put)
Dates18–29 August 2004
Competitors from 197 nations
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Medal winnersEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Justin Gatlin
  United States
9.85 Francis Obikwelu
  Portugal
9.86AR Maurice Greene
  United States
9.87
200 metres
details
Shawn Crawford
  United States
19.79 Bernard Williams
  United States
20.01 Justin Gatlin
  United States
20.03
400 metres
details
Jeremy Wariner
  United States
44.00 Otis Harris
  United States
44.16 Derrick Brew
  United States
44.42
800 metres
details
Yuriy Borzakovskiy
  Russia
1:44.45 Mbulaeni Mulaudzi
  South Africa
1:44.61 Wilson Kipketer
  Denmark
1:44.65
1500 metres
details
Hicham El Guerrouj
  Morocco
3:34.18 Bernard Lagat
  Kenya
3:34.30 Rui Silva
  Portugal
3:34.68
5000 metres
details
Hicham El Guerrouj
  Morocco
13:14.39 Kenenisa Bekele
  Ethiopia
13:14.59 Eliud Kipchoge
  Kenya
13:15.10
10,000 metres
details
Kenenisa Bekele
  Ethiopia
27:05.10
(OR)
Sileshi Sihine
  Ethiopia
27:09.39 Zersenay Tadese
  Eritrea
27:22.57
110 metres hurdles
details
Liu Xiang
  China
12.91
(WR)
Terrence Trammell
  United States
13.18 Anier García
  Cuba
13.20
400 metres hurdles
details
Félix Sánchez
  Dominican Republic
47.63 Danny McFarlane
  Jamaica
48.11 Naman Keïta
  France
48.26
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Ezekiel Kemboi
  Kenya
8:05.81 Brimin Kipruto
  Kenya
8:06.11 Paul Kipsiele Koech
  Kenya
8:06.64
4×100 metres relay
details
  Great Britain (GBR)
Jason Gardener
Darren Campbell
Marlon Devonish
Mark Lewis-Francis
38.07   United States (USA)
Shawn Crawford
Justin Gatlin
Coby Miller
Maurice Greene
Darvis Patton*
38.08   Nigeria (NGR)
Olusoji Fasuba
Uchenna Emedolu
Aaron Egbele
Deji Aliu
38.23
4×400 metres relay
details
  United States (USA)
Otis Harris
Derrick Brew
Jeremy Wariner
Darold Williamson
Andrew Rock*
Kelly Willie*
2:55.91   Australia (AUS)
John Steffensen
Mark Ormrod
Patrick Dwyer
Clinton Hill
3:00.60   Nigeria (NGR)
James Godday
Musa Audu
Saul Weigopwa
Enefiok Udo-Obong
3:00.90
Marathon
details
Stefano Baldini
  Italy
2:10:55 Mebrahtom Keflezighi
  United States
2:11:29 Vanderlei de Lima
  Brazil
2:12:11
20 kilometres walk
details
Ivano Brugnetti
  Italy
1:19:40 Paquillo Fernández
  Spain
1:19:45 Nathan Deakes
  Australia
1:20:02
50 kilometres walk
details
Robert Korzeniowski
  Poland
3:38:46 Denis Nizhegorodov
  Russia
3:42:50 Aleksey Voyevodin
  Russia
3:43:34
High jump
details
Stefan Holm
  Sweden
2.36 m Matt Hemingway
  United States
2.34 m Jaroslav Bába
  Czech Republic
2.34 m
Pole vault
details
Timothy Mack
  United States
5.95 m
(OR)
Toby Stevenson
  United States
5.90 m Giuseppe Gibilisco
  Italy
5.85 m
Long jump
details
Dwight Phillips
  United States
8.59 m John Moffitt
  United States
8.47 m Joan Lino Martínez
  Spain
8.32 m
Triple jump
details
Christian Olsson
  Sweden
17.79 m Marian Oprea
  Romania
17.55 m Danil Burkenya
  Russia
17.48 m
Shot put
details [a]
Adam Nelson
  United States
21.16 m Joachim Olsen
  Denmark
21.07 m Manuel Martínez
  Spain
20.84 m
Discus throw
details
Virgilijus Alekna
  Lithuania
69.89 m
(OR)
Zoltán Kővágó
  Hungary
67.04 m Aleksander Tammert
  Estonia
66.66 m
Hammer throw
details [b]
Koji Murofushi
  Japan
82.91 m None Awarded [b] Eşref Apak
  Turkey
79.51 m
Javelin throw
details
Andreas Thorkildsen
  Norway
86.50 m Vadims Vasiļevskis
  Latvia
84.95 m Sergey Makarov
  Russia
84.84 m
Decathlon
details
Roman Šebrle
  Czech Republic
8893
(OR)
Bryan Clay
  United States
8820 Dmitriy Karpov
  Kazakhstan
8725

* Athletes who participated in the heats only and received medals.

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Yulia Nesterenko
  Belarus
10.93 Lauryn Williams
  United States
10.96 Veronica Campbell
  Jamaica
10.97
200 metres
details
Veronica Campbell
  Jamaica
22.05 Allyson Felix
  United States
22.18 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie
  Bahamas
22.30
400 metres
details
Tonique Williams-Darling
  Bahamas
49.41 Ana Guevara
  Mexico
49.56 Natalya Antyukh
  Russia
49.89
800 metres
details
Kelly Holmes
  Great Britain
1:56.38 Hasna Benhassi
  Morocco
1:56.43 Jolanda Čeplak
  Slovenia
1:56.43
1500 metres
details
Kelly Holmes
  Great Britain
3:57.90 Tatyana Tomashova
  Russia
3:58.12 Maria Cioncan
  Romania
3:58.39
5000 metres
details
Meseret Defar
  Ethiopia
14:45.65 Isabella Ochichi
  Kenya
14:48.19 Tirunesh Dibaba
  Ethiopia
14:51.83
10,000 metres
details
Xing Huina
  China
30:24.36 Ejegayehu Dibaba
  Ethiopia
30:24.98 Derartu Tulu
  Ethiopia
30:26.42
100 metres hurdles
details
Joanna Hayes
  United States
12.37
(OR)
Olena Krasovska
  Ukraine
12.45 Melissa Morrison
  United States
12.56
400 metres hurdles
details
Fani Chalkia
  Greece
52.82 Ionela Târlea-Manolache
  Romania
53.38 Tetyana Tereshchuk-Antipova
  Ukraine
53.44
4×100 metres relay
details
  Jamaica (JAM)
Tayna Lawrence
Sherone Simpson
Aleen Bailey
Veronica Campbell
Beverly McDonald*
41.73   Russia (RUS)
Olga Fyodorova
Yuliya Tabakova
Irina Khabarova
Larisa Kruglova
42.27   France (FRA)
Véronique Mang
Muriel Hurtis
Sylviane Félix
Christine Arron
42.54
4×400 metres relay
details [c]
  United States (USA)
DeeDee Trotter
Monique Henderson
Sanya Richards
Monique Hennagan
Moushaumi Robinson*
3:19.01 [c]   Russia (RUS)
Olesya Krasnomovets
Natalya Nazarova
Olesya Zykina
Natalya Antyukh
Tatyana Firova*
Natalya Ivanova*
3:20.16   Jamaica (JAM)
Novlene Williams
Michelle Burgher
Nadia Davy
Sandie Richards
Ronetta Smith*
3:22.00
Marathon
details
Mizuki Noguchi
  Japan
2:26:20 Catherine Ndereba
  Kenya
2:26:32 Deena Kastor
  United States
2:27:20
20 kilometres walk
details
Athanasia Tsoumeleka
  Greece
1:29:12 Olimpiada Ivanova
  Russia
1:29:16 Jane Saville
  Australia
1:29:25
High jump
details
Yelena Slesarenko
  Russia
2.06 m
(OR)
Hestrie Cloete
  South Africa
2.02 m Viktoriya Styopina
  Ukraine
2.02 m
Pole vault
details
Yelena Isinbayeva
  Russia
4.91 m
(WR)
Svetlana Feofanova
  Russia
4.75 m Anna Rogowska
  Poland
4.70 m
Long jump
details
Tatyana Lebedeva
  Russia
7.07 m Irina Simagina
  Russia
7.05 m Tatyana Kotova
  Russia
7.05 m
Triple jump
details
Françoise Mbango Etone
  Cameroon
15.30 m Hrysopiyi Devetzi
  Greece
15.25 m Tatyana Lebedeva
  Russia
15.14 m
Shot put
details [d]
Yumileidi Cumbá
  Cuba
19.59 m Nadine Kleinert
  Germany
19.55 m None Awarded [d]
Discus throw
details [e]
Natalya Sadova
  Russia
67.02 m Anastasia Kelesidou
  Greece
66.68 m Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová
  Czech Republic
66.08 m
Hammer throw
details
Olga Kuzenkova
  Russia
75.02 m
(OR)
Yipsi Moreno
  Cuba
73.36 m Yunaika Crawford
  Cuba
73.16 m
Javelin throw
details
Osleidys Menéndez
  Cuba
71.53 m
(OR)
Steffi Nerius
  Germany
65.82 m Mirela Manjani
  Greece
64.29 m
Heptathlon
details
Carolina Klüft
  Sweden
6952 Austra Skujytė
  Lithuania
6435 Kelly Sotherton
  Great Britain
6424

* Athletes who participated in the heats only and received medals.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)911525
2  Russia (RUS)67619
3  Great Britain (GBR)3014
4  Sweden (SWE)3003
5  Ethiopia (ETH)2327
6  Greece (GRE)2215
7  Cuba (CUB)2125
  Jamaica (JAM)2125
9  Morocco (MAR)2103
10  Italy (ITA)2013
11  China (CHN)2002
  Japan (JPN)2002
13  Kenya (KEN)1427
14  Lithuania (LTU)1102
15  Czech Republic (CZE)1023
16  Bahamas (BAH)1012
  Poland (POL)1012
18  Belarus (BLR)1001
  Cameroon (CMR)1001
  Dominican Republic (DOM)1001
  Norway (NOR)1001
22  Romania (ROU)0213
23  Germany (GER)0202
  South Africa (RSA)0202
25  Australia (AUS)0123
  Spain (ESP)0123
  Ukraine (UKR)0123
28  Denmark (DEN)0112
  Portugal (POR)0112
30  Hungary (HUN)0101
  Latvia (LAT)0101
  Mexico (MEX)0101
33  France (FRA)0022
  Nigeria (NGR)0022
35  Brazil (BRA)0011
  Eritrea (ERI)0011
  Estonia (EST)0011
  Kazakhstan (KAZ)0011
  Slovenia (SLO)0011
  Turkey (TUR)0011
Totals (40 nations)464545136

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 197 nations participated in the different Athletics events at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Numbers in parenthesis indicate the number of athletes representing each nation.

NotesEdit

a After the announcement of the disqualification for doping of the athlete Yuri Bilonog (UKR), who won the gold medal at the time, there was a new distribution of medals in March 2013. The IOC upgraded original silver medalist Adam Nelson (USA) to gold, bronze medalist Joachim Olsen (DEN) to silver, and fourth place finisher Manuel Martínez (ESP) to bronze.[1][2]
b Ivan Tsikhan (BLR), was disqualified due to doping. There was no decision of the IOC to redistribute the medals.[1][3]
c Crystal Cox (USA), who ran in the preliminary round of a relay team, admitted to using anabolic steroids from 2001 to 2004. The IOC decided to revoke the gold medal from Crystal Cox and asked the IAAF to make its decision about the US squad. The IOC and IAAF announced that the result would stand due to the fact that, according to the rules of the time, a team should not be disqualified because of a doping offense by an athlete who did not compete in finals.[4][5]
d Russian athlete Irina Korzhanenko lost her gold medal in women's shot put due to doping, with Cuban Yumileidi Cumbá Jay replacing her as the Olympic champion, German Nadine Kleinert receiving the silver medal, and Svetlana Krivelyova of Russia receiving the bronze medal.[6] Krivelyova was later stripped of her bronze for the same reason.
e Iryna Yatchenko (BLR), was disqualified due to doping. The IOC decided that the bronze medal was reallocated to the athlete Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová (CZE) during the IOC Executive Board on 30 May 2013.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c IOC disqualifies four medallists from Athens 2004
  2. ^ a b IOC Executive Board meeting in St. Petersburg
  3. ^ Athletics Results - Athens 2004
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ USA allowed to keep Athens 2004 4x400m relay gold medals
  6. ^ Associated Press (23 August 2004). "Ancient Olympia's First Female Winner Stripped of Medal". USA Today. Archived from the original on 30 September 2008. Retrieved 5 May 2008.

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