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Chile competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. Chilean athletes have competed at every Summer Olympic Games in the modern era, except the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, and the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow because of the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott.

Chile at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Flag of Chile.svg
IOC codeCHI
NOCChilean Olympic Committee
Websitewww.coch.cl (in Spanish)
in Athens
Competitors22 in 11 sports
Flag bearer Kristel Köbrich[1]
Medals
Ranked 39th
Gold
2
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
3
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Chilean Olympic Committee (Spanish: Comité Olímpico de Chile, COCH) sent a total of 22 athletes to the Games, 16 men and 6 women, to compete in 11 sports; the nation's team size was roughly smaller from Sydney by almost half of the athletes, due to the absence of the men's football team. Six Chilean athletes had previously competed in Sydney, including tennis star and top medal favorite Nicolás Massú. Long-distance freestyle swimmer and Pan American Games bronze medalist Kristel Köbrich set a historic milestone as the nation's first ever female flag bearer in the opening ceremony, wearing and parading with a traditional Chilean costume.[1]

Chile left Athens with a remarkable historic milestone from tennis players Nicolás Massú and Fernando González, as they picked up the grand slam Olympic title for the Chilean team in the men's doubles tournament.[2][3] While Gonzalez collected a bronze in his match against U.S. tennis player Taylor Dent, Massu summoned his strength to defeat Dent's teammate Mardy Fish with a striking effort to complete the Chilean party on the Olympic tennis court, and most significantly, to snatch his second gold medal in the men's singles.[4][5]

MedalistsEdit

AthleticsEdit

Chilean athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard).[6][7]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Men
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Marco Antonio Verni Shot put NM Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Érika Olivera Marathon 2:57:14 58
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Carolina Torres Pole vault 4.00 33 Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

SprintEdit

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jonnathan Tafra Men's C-1 1000 m 4:04.402 5 q 4:22.644 8 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify to final; q = Qualify to semifinal

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Marcelo Arriagada Men's road race Did not finish

TrackEdit

Omnium
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
Marco Arriagada Men's points race 25 1 11

Mountain bikingEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Cristóbal Silva Men's cross-country LAP (1 lap) 40

FencingEdit

Chile has qualified a single fencer.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Paris Inostroza Individual épée Bye   Thompson (USA)
L 12–13
Did not advance

JudoEdit

Chile has qualified a single judoka.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Gabriel Lama Men's −90 kg   Olson (USA)
L 0001–0120
Did not advance

RowingEdit

Chilean rowers qualified the following boats:

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Óscar Vásquez Single sculls 7:38.04 5 R 7:06.51 3 SD/E 7:27.11 2 FD 7:10.75 23
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Soraya Jadué Single sculls 7:58.28 3 R 7:37.60 2 SA/B 8:16.21 6 FB 7:42.76 11

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; R=Repechage

SailingEdit

Chilean sailors have qualified one boat for each of the following events.

Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Matías del Solar Laser 39 38 6 38 16 15 18 11 27 31 16 216 23

M = Medal race; OCS = On course side of the starting line; DSQ = Disqualified; DNF = Did not finish; DNS= Did not start; RDG = Redress given

ShootingEdit

Chile has qualified a single shooter.

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Jorge Atalah Skeet 117 =31 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Chilean swimmers earned qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the A-standard time, and 1 at the B-standard time):

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Max Schnettler 100 m freestyle 51.91 49 Did not advance
Giancarlo Zolezzi 200 m freestyle 1:53.18 39 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 3:56.52 25 N/A Did not advance
1500 m freestyle 16:00.52 30 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Kristel Köbrich 400 m freestyle 4:18.68 26 Did not advance
800 m freestyle 8:40.41 15 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Four Chilean table tennis players qualified for the following events.

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Juan Papic Men's singles   Lupulesku (USA)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Juan Papic
Alejandro Rodríguez
Men's doubles N/A   Akinlabi /
Nosiru (NGR)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Berta Rodríguez Women's singles   Oshonaike (NGR)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Berta Rodríguez
Maria Paulina Vega
Women's doubles   Perez /
Ramos (VEN)
L 3–4
Did not advance

TennisEdit

Chile nominated two male tennis players to compete in the tournament.

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Fernando González Men's singles   Economidis (GRE)
W 7–6(8–6), 6–2
  Lee H-T (KOR)
W 7–5, 6–2
  Roddick (USA)
W 6–4, 6–4
  Grosjean (FRA)
W 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
  Fish (USA)
L 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
  Dent (USA)
W 6–4, 2–6, 16–14
 
Nicolas Massú   Kuerten (BRA)
W 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
  Spadea (USA)
W 7–6(7–3), 6–2
  Andreev (RUS)
W 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–4
  Moyà (ESP)
W 6–2, 7–5
  Dent (USA)
W 7–6(7–5), 6–1
  Fish (USA)
W 6–3, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
 
Fernando González
Nicolas Massú
Men's doubles N/A   Knowles /
Merklein (BAH)
W 7–5, 6–4
  Etlis /
Rodríguez (ARG)
W 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
  B Bryan /
M Bryan (USA)
W 7–5, 6–4
  Ančić /
Ljubičić (CRO)
W 7–5, 4–6, 6–4
  Kiefer /
Schüttler (GER)
W 6–2, 4–6, 3–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–4
 

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Nadadora Kristel Köbrich será abanderada de Chile en Atenas" [Swimmer Kristel Köbrich will be Chile's flag bearer in Athens] (in Spanish). La Nación. 1 July 2004. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  2. ^ Dillman, Lisa (23 August 2004). "A Lasting Gold Image for Chileans". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  3. ^ Porteous, Clinton (22 August 2004). "Chile cheers Olympic first". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Massu gets second gold medal of Games". ESPN. 30 August 2004. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Massu seals golden double". BBC Sport. 22 August 2004. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  6. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
  7. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011.

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