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India competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. The Indian Olympic Association sent a total of 73 athletes, 48 men and 28 women, to compete in 14 sports. Men's field hockey was the only team-based sport in which India had its representation in these Olympic games. As a pleasant surprise, the shooting team came successful with a silver medal, the winner being Capt. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. He was the first Indian to win an individual silver medal.[2]

India at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Flag of India.svg
IOC codeIND
NOCIndian Olympic Association
Websitewww.olympic.ind.in
in Athens
Competitors73 in 14 sports
Flag bearer Anju Bobby George[1]
Medals
Ranked 65th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Contents

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Silver Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Shooting Men's double trap August 17

ArcheryEdit

Three Indian archers qualified each for the men's and women's individual archery, and a spot each for both men's and women's teams.

Men
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Satyadev Prasad Individual 634 48   Hamano (JPN)
W 155–150
  van der Hoff (NED)
W 158–155
  Im D-H (KOR)
L 165–167
Did not advance
Tarundeep Rai 647 32   Karageorgiou (GRE)
L 143–147
Did not advance
Majhi Sawaiyan 657 22   Wunderle (USA)
L 128–145
Did not advance
Satyadev Prasad
Tarundeep Rai
Majhi Sawaiyan
Team 1938 10 N/A   Australia (AUS)
L 236–248
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Dola Banerjee Individual 642 13   Lewis (RSA)
L 131–141
Did not advance
Reena Kumari 620 43   Esebua (GEO)
W 153–149
  Chhoden (BHU)
W 134 (7)–134 (4)
  Yuan S-C (TPE)
L 148–166
Did not advance
Sumangala Sharma 638 20   Chen L-J (TPE)
W 142–133
  Lewis (RSA)
L 153–157
Did not advance
Dola Banerjee
Reena Kumari
Sumangala Sharma
Team 1900 5 N/A   Great Britain (GBR)
W 230–228
  France (FRA)
L 227–228
Did not advance

AthleticsEdit

Indian 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).[3][4]

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 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
K. M. Binu 400 m 45.48 NR 3 q 45.97 6 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Vikas Gowda Discus throw 61.39 14 Did not advance
Anil Kumar NM Did not advance
Bahadur Singh Shot put NM Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Saraswati Saha 200 m 23.43 5 Did not advance
K. M. Beenamol
Sathi Geetha
Manjit Kaur*
Rajwinder Kaur
Chitra K. Soman
4 × 400 m relay 3:26.89 NR 3 Q N/A 3:28.51 7
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Bobby Aloysius High jump 1.85 =28 Did not advance
Seema Antil Discus throw 60.64 14 Did not advance
Anju Bobby George Long jump 6.69 9 Q 6.83 NR 5
Harwant Kaur Discus throw 60.82 13 Did not advance
Neelam Jaswant Singh 60.26 17 Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Soma Biswas Result 13.86 1.70 12.01 24.50 5.92 44.84 2:12.27 5965 24
Points 998 855 662 933 825 760 932
Shobha Javur Result 13.53 1.67 12.52 23.41 6.36 44.36 2:17.28 6172 11
Points 1046 818 696 1038 962 751 861

BadmintonEdit

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Abhinn Shyam Gupta Men's singles   Park T-S (KOR)
L 12–15, 0–15
Did not advance
Nikhil Kanetkar   Llopis (ESP)
W 15–7, 13–15, 15–13
  Gade (DEN)
L 10–15, 6–15
Did not advance
Aparna Popat Women's singles   Edwards (RSA)
W 11–6, 11–3
  Audina (NED)
L 11–9, 1–11, 3–11
Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Akhil Kumar Flyweight   Thomas (FRA)
L 16–37
Did not advance
Diwakar Prasad Bantamweight   Ait Bighrade (MAR)
W 25–17
  Bolum (NGR)
L RSC
Did not advance
Vijender Singh Light welterweight   Karagöllü (TUR)
L 20–25
Did not advance
Jitender Kumar Light heavyweight   Fedchuk (UKR)
L RSC
Did not advance

Field hockeyEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Indian roster in the men's field hockey tournament of the 2004 Summer Olympics.[5]

Head coach: Gerhard Rach

Group play
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Netherlands 5 5 0 0 16 9 +7 15
  Australia 5 3 1 1 14 10 +10 10
  New Zealand 5 3 0 2 13 11 +2 9
  India 5 1 1 3 11 13 −2 4
  South Africa 5 1 0 4 9 15 −6 3
  Argentina 5 0 2 3 8 13 −5 2

     Advanced to semifinals

15 August 2004
20:30
Netherlands   3 – 1   India
Eikelboom   2'
De Nooijer   50'
Taekema   54'
Report G. A. Singh   69'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Jason McCracken (NZL)

17 August 2004
18:00
South Africa   2 – 4   India
Nicol   7'
Fulton   12'
Report D. Pillay   27'
B. Singh   41'
D. Tirkey   69'
G. A. Singh   70'
Umpires:
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
David Leiper (GBR)

19 August 2004
20:30
Australia   4 – 3   India
Elder   11'
Dwyer   38'
McCann   49'
Brennan   70'
Report Thakur   6'
G. A. Singh   50'
Halappa   52'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
John Wright (RSA)

21 August 2004
10:30
India   1 – 2   New Zealand
D. Pillay   62' Report Burrows   36'
Shaw   70+'
Umpires:
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
Xavier Adell (ESP)

23 August 2004
20:00
India   2 – 2   Argentina
G. A. Singh   33'60' Report Vila   52'69'
Umpires:
David Gentles (AUS)
Peter Elders (NED)

5th-8th Place Semifinal
25 August 2004
20:30
Pakistan   3 – 0   India
Aziz   43'
Abbas   59'
Shabbir   68'
Report
Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Amarjit Singh (MAS)

7th-8th Place Final
27 August 2004
08:30
South Korea   2 – 5   India
Ji Seong-Hwan   57'
Kang Seong-Jung   58'
Report G. A. Singh   4'11'
V. Pillay   15'
P. Singh   32'
Sinclair   68'
Umpires:
Jason McCracken (NZL)
Peter Elders (NED)

JudoEdit

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
Akram Shah Men's −60 kg   Tsagaanbaatar (MGL)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance   Williams-Murray (USA)
W 1100–0000
  Choi M-H (KOR)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance

RowingEdit

Indian rowers qualified the following boats:

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Paulose Pandari Kunnel Single sculls 8:00.11 5 R 7:29.47 4 SD/E 7:48.38 5 FE 7:22.63 27

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

Indian 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 11 12 13 14 15 M*
Sumeet Patel
Malav Shroff
49er 17 19 18 15 18 19 18 19 19 19 18 19 DNS 19 17 18 253 19

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

Eight Indian shooters (five men and three women) qualified to compete in the following events:

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Abhinav Bindra 10 m air rifle 597 3 Q 694.6 7
Gagan Narang 593 12 Did not advance
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Double trap 135 5 Q 179  
Manavjit Singh Sandhu Trap 116 =19 Did not advance
Mansher Singh 115 =21 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Anjali Bhagwat 10 m air rifle 393 =20 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 575 =13 Did not advance
Deepali Deshpande 50 m rifle 3 positions 572 19 Did not advance
Suma Shirur 10 m air rifle 396 7 Q 497.2 8

SwimmingEdit

Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Shikha Tandon 50 m freestyle 27.08 40 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 59.70 46 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

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
Sharath Kamal Men's singles   Boudjadja (ALG)
W 4–1
  Ko L C (HKG)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Mouma Das Women's singles   Komwong (THA)
L 0–4
Did not advance

TennisEdit

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
Men's doubles   Fish /
Roddick (USA)
W 7–6(7–5), 6–3
  Allegro /
Federer (SUI)
W 6–2, 7–6(9–7)
  Black /
Ullyett (ZIM)
W 6–4, 6–4
  Kiefer /
Schüttler (GER)
L 2–6, 3–6
  Ančić /
Ljubičić (CRO)
L 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 14–16
4

WeightliftingEdit

Three Indian weightlifters qualified for the following events:

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Kunjarani Devi Women's −48 kg 82.5 =4 107.5 4 190 4
Sanamacha Chanu Women's −53 kg 82.5 6 107.5 4 190 DSQ
Karnam Malleswari Women's −63 kg 100.0 DNF DNF

* Sanamacha Chanu originally finished fourth, but was disqualified after being tested positive for furosemide.[6]

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 freestyle
Athlete Event Elimination Pool Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Yogeshwar Dutt −55 kg   Tanabe (JPN)
L 1–3 PP
  Abdullayev (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
3 Did not advance 18
Sushil Kumar −60 kg   Quintana (CUB)
L 0–3 PO
  Djorev (BUL)
W 3–0 PO
2 Did not advance 14
Ramesh Kumar −66 kg   Taskoudis (GRE)
L 1–3 PP
  Hovhannisyan (ARM)
W 3–1 PP
3 Did not advance 10
Sujeet Maan −74 kg   Obata (JPN)
L 0–3 PO
  Fundora (CUB)
L 0–3 PO
3 Did not advance 18
Anuj Kumar −84 kg   Khodaei (IRI)
L 1–3 PP
  Yokoyama (JPN)
L 1–3 PP
3 Did not advance 16
Palwinder Singh Cheema −120 kg   Taymazov (UZB)
L 0–4 ST
  Garmulewicz (POL)
L 1–3 PP
3 Did not advance 15
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Elimination Pool Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mukesh Khatri −55 kg   Mamedaliyev (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
  Jabłoński (POL)
L 0–3 PO
3 Did not advance 21

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Anju George will be India's flag-bearer". Deccan Herald. 7 August 2004. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  2. ^ Participation of the Indian Olympic Team in the Athens 2004 Olympics, ELINEPA, 2004.
  3. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
  4. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Men's Field Hockey Team Roster – India (IND)" (PDF). 2004 Athens. LA84 Foundation. 21 September 2015. p. 7.
  6. ^ "Chanu stripped of fourth-place finish". ESPN. 21 August 2004. Retrieved 8 April 2014.

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