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Colombia at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Colombia competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's sixteenth appearance at the Olympics, except the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.

Colombia at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Flag of Colombia.svg
IOC codeCOL
NOCColombian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.coc.org.co (in Spanish)
in Athens
Competitors53 in 15 sports
Flag bearer Carmenza Delgado
Medals
Ranked 68th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
2
Total
2
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Comité Olímpico Colombiano sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games since 1972. A total of 53 athletes, 32 men and 21 women, took part in 18 sports. Ten Colombian athletes had previously competed in Sydney, including tennis player Fabiola Zuluaga in the women's singles, road cyclist Víctor Hugo Peña, and weightlifter Carmenza Delgado, who became the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1]

Colombia left Athens with a total of two Olympic bronze medals, which were both awarded to weightlifter Mabel Mosquera, and track cyclist María Luisa Calle in the women's points race.[2] Originally, Calle finished in the bronze medal position, but was later disqualified under a strict liability rule after she had been tested positive for the banned stimulant heptaminol, handing the medal over to U.S. cyclist Erin Mirabella. As a result of the International Olympic Committee's decision on November 23, 2005, the bronze medal was officially reinstated to Calle after this had been proven to be a false positive due to isometheptene presence in an analgesic prescribed during the competition.[3][4]

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Bronze Mabel Mosquera Weightlifting Women's 53 kg August 15
  Bronze María Luisa Calle Cycling Women's points race August 25

AthleticsEdit

Colombian 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).[5][6]

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
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Juan Carlos Cardona Marathon N/A 2:22:49 51
José Alirio Carrasco N/A 2:21:14 43
Luis Fernando López 20 km walk N/A 1:26:34 24
Paulo César Villar 110 m hurdles 13.44 NR 1 Q 14.03 8 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Digna Murillo 200 m 22.98 5 q 23.19 4 Did not advance
Melissa Murillo 100 m 11.67 5 Did not advance
Sandra Zapata 20 km walk N/A 1:42:22 46
Norma González
Digna Murillo
Melissa Murillo
Felipa Palacios
4 × 100 m relay 43.30 5 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Zuleima Araméndiz Javelin throw 59.94 17 Did not advance
Caterine Ibargüen High jump 1.85 30 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Colombia sent five boxers to Athens. Three lost their first matches, while two won once before being defeated. Juan Camilo Novoa was the most successful, as he made it to the quarterfinals after having a bye in his first round and winning his bout in the round of 16.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Carlos Tamara Light flyweight   Bouchtouk (MAR)
W 48–25
  Pinto (ITA)
L 35–49
Did not advance
Óscar Escandón Flyweight Bye   Rahimov (GER)
L 15–25
Did not advance
Likar Ramos Concha Featherweight   Biarnadski (BLR)
L 18–32
Did not advance
José David Mosquera Lightweight   Escobedo (USA)
L RSC
Did not advance
Juan Camilo Novoa Welterweight Bye   Balog (HUN)
W 33–24
  Kim J-J (KOR)
L 23–25
Did not advance

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Santiago Botero Men's road race 5:41:56 31
Men's time trial 59:04.76 7
Luis Felipe Laverde Men's road race 5:41:56 36
Víctor Hugo Peña Men's road race Did not finish
Men's time trial 1:00:09.89 14
Marlon Pérez Arango Men's road race Did not finish

TrackEdit

Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time Rank Opponent
Results
Rank Opponent
Results
Rank
María Luisa Calle Women's individual pursuit 3:35.430 9 Did not advance
Time trial
Athlete Event Time Rank
Wilson Meneses Men's time trial 1:03.614 13
Omnium
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
María Luisa Calle Women's points race 12 0  
Leonardo Duque
José Rodolfo Serpa
Men's madison 3 −2 16

DivingEdit

Colombian divers qualified for two individual spots at the 2004 Olympic Games.

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Juan Guillermo Urán 3 m springboard 344.40 31 Did not advance
10 m platform 439.77 10 Q 617.04 11 Q 605.46 12

EquestrianEdit

DressageEdit

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
César Parra Galant du Serein Individual 62.917 46 Did not advance

FencingEdit

Colombia has qualified a single fencer.

Women
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
Ángela María Espinosa Individual épée   Tychler (RSA)
W 15–8
  Heidemann (GER)
L 3–15
Did not advance

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Jorge Hugo Giraldo All-around 9.137 8.437 9.237 9.412 9.437 9.337 54.997 32 Did not advance

JudoEdit

Three Colombian judoka (two males and one female) qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics.

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
Mario Valles Men's −81 kg   Canto (BRA)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Sergio Camacho Men's +100 kg   Pepic (AUS)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Lisseth Orozco Women's −48 kg   Shishkina (KAZ)
L 0011–0012
Did not advance

ShootingEdit

Three Colombian shooters (two men and one woman) qualified to compete in the following events:

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Danilo Caro Trap 108 33 Did not advance
Diego Duarte Delgado Skeet 120 =15 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Amanda Mondol 10 m air pistol 368 =35 Did not advance
25 m pistol 577 =13 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Colombian 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
Camilo Becerra 50 m freestyle 23.23 =36 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 52.57 53 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 57.71 37 Did not advance
Omar Pinzón 200 m backstroke 2:07.26 35 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Paola Duguet 400 m freestyle 4:20.69 29 Did not advance
800 m freestyle 9:06.96 27 Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Three Colombian taekwondo jin qualified for the following events.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Julian Rojas Men's +80 kg   Nikolaidis (GRE)
L 3–7
Did not advance   Zrouri (MAR)
L 2–6
Did not advance 7
Gladys Mora Women's −49 kg   Putri (INA)
W 2–2 SUP
  Chen S-H (TPE)
L 0–1
Did not advance   Baidya (NEP)
W 5–(−1)
  Carías (GUA)
W 2–0
  Boorapolchai (THA)
L 1–2
4
Paola Delgado Women's −57 kg   Salazar (MEX)
L 2–5
Did not advance

TennisEdit

Two Colombian tennis players qualified for the following events.

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
Catalina Castaño Women's singles   Daniilidou (GRE)
L 2–6, 1–6
Did not advance
Fabiola Zuluaga   Janković (SCG)
W 6–4, 6–1
  Suárez (ARG)
W 4–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–1
  Schiavone (ITA)
L 7–6(7–5), 1–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Catalina Castaño
Fabiola Zuluaga
Women's doubles N/A   Kremer /
Schaul (LUX)
W 7–6(9–7), 2–6, 9–7
  Molik /
Stubbs (AUS)
L 4–6, 2–6
Did not advance

TriathlonEdit

Colombia has qualified a single triathlete.

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Fiorella D'Croz Brusatin Women's 20:32 0:19 1:18:19 0:23 42:12 2:21:03.46 42

WeightliftingEdit

Nine Colombian weightlifters qualified for the following events:

Men
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Nelson Castro −56 kg 117.5 =9 145 =8 262.5 9
Óscar Figueroa 125 =4 155 =3 280 5
Diego Salazar −62 kg 135.0 DNF DNF
Carlos Andica −77 kg 142.5 =21 180 =17 322.5 18
Héctor Ballesteros −85 kg 157.5 13 197.5 9 355 9
Women
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Mabel Mosquera −53 kg 87.5 =3 110 3 197.5  
Ubaldina Valoyes −69 kg 105 =6 127.5 8 232.5 8
Tulia Medina −75 kg 112.5 =7 132.5 9 245 8
Carmenza Delgado +75 kg 120 9 150 =8 270 9

WrestlingEdit

Key
  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Elimination Pool Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Luis Izquierdo −66 kg   Vardanyan (UKR)
L 0–4 ST
  Eroğlu (TUR)
L 0–4 ST
  Kvirkvelia (GEO)
W 5–0 EV
3 Did not advance 10

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Carmenza va por el sueño de una presea" [Carmenza is going for the dream of a medal] (in Spanish). El Colombiano. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Mabel Mosquera quiere 'levantar' leyes para el deporte" [Mabel Mosquera desires to "lift" laws for sport] (in Spanish). El Tiempo (Colombia). 1 March 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  3. ^ Zalewski, Mark (29 October 2005). "Mirabella losing Athens bronze". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Bronze medal for Maria Calle Williams". Olympics. 27 October 2005. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  5. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
  6. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011.

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