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Portugal at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Portugal competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. Portuguese athletes have competed at every Summer Olympic Games in the modern era since 1912. The Olympic Committee of Portugal sent the nation's second-largest team to the Games. A total of 81 athletes, 64 men and 17 women, were selected by the committee to participate in 15 sports. Men's football was the only team-based sport in which Portugal had its representation at these Games. There was only a single competitor in badminton, canoeing, equestrian, artistic and trampoline gymnastics, triathlon, and wrestling, which made its official Olympic comeback after an eight-year absence.

Portugal at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Flag of Portugal.svg
IOC codePOR
NOCOlympic Committee of Portugal
Websitewww.comiteolimpicoportugal.pt (in Portuguese)
in Athens
Competitors81 in 15 sports
Flag bearer Nuno Delgado (opening)[1]
Emanuel Silva (closing)
Medals
Ranked 60th
Gold
0
Silver
2
Bronze
1
Total
3
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Twenty-four Portuguese athletes had previously competed in Sydney, including two returning Olympic medalists: long-distance runner and former champion Fernanda Ribeiro and lightweight judoka Nuno Delgado, who later became the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1] Mistral windsurfer and multiple-time European champion João Rodrigues and middle-distance runner Carla Sacramento shared their experiences at these Games as the only athletes who made their fourth Olympic appearance. Equestrian rider Carlos Grave, aged 46, was the oldest athlete of the team, while breaststroke swimmer Diana Gomes was the youngest at age 15. Among the Portuguese athletes of the team, two of them had acquired a dual citizenship to compete for Portugal: former hurdler Naide Gomes from São Tomé and Príncipe in the women's heptathlon, and sprinter Francis Obikwelu on his third Olympic bid after he previously joined the Nigerian squad in Atlanta and Sydney.[2]

Portugal left Athens with only three Olympic medals, two silver and one bronze, improving the nation's stark medal tally from Sydney four years earlier. The highlight of the Games for the Portuguese team came on the first day with a historic milestone for Sérgio Paulinho, as the nation's first ever cyclist to claim a silver medal in the men's road race.[3] The remaining medals were awarded to the athletes in the track and field. On August 22, 2004, Obikwelu challenged the Americans in the men's 100 metres, but he managed to settle only for the silver.[4] Meanwhile, Rui Silva added another medal for Portugal with a blistering bronze in the men's 1500 metres, which was dominated by Morocco's Hicham El Guerrouj.[5]

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Silver Francis Obikwelu Athletics Men's 100 m August 22
  Silver Sérgio Paulinho Cycling Men's road race August 14
  Bronze Rui Silva Athletics Men's 1500 m August 24

AthleticsEdit

Portuguese 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
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Alberto Chaíça Marathon N/A 2:14:17 8
Jorge Costa 50 km walk N/A 4:12:24 34
Manuel Damião 1500 m 3:39.94 8 q N/A 3:37.16 8 Did not advance
Pedro Martins 50 km walk N/A DNF
Edivaldo Monteiro 400 m hurdles 49.53 4 q N/A 49.26 7 Did not advance
Francis Obikwelu 100 m 10.09 1 Q 9.93 NR 1 Q 9.97 2 Q 9.86 NR  
200 m 20.40 2 Q 20.33 1 Q 20.36 2 Q 20.14 5
João Pires 800 m 1:46.71 6 N/A Did not advance
Luís Sá 110 m hurdles 14.01 8 Did not advance
Manuel Silva 3000 m steeplechase 8:38.31 11 N/A Did not advance
Rui Silva 1500 m 3:37.98 2 Q N/A 3:40.99 2 Q 3:34.68  
João Vieira 20 km walk N/A 1:22:19 10
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Gaspar Araújo Long jump 7.49 33 Did not advance
Vítor Costa Hammer throw 72.47 27 Did not advance
Nelson Évora Triple jump 15.72 40 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ana Dias Marathon N/A 3:08:11 62
Susana Feitor 20 km walk N/A 1:32:47 20
Maribel Gonçalves N/A 1:33:59 26
Inês Henriques N/A 1:33:53 25
Inês Monteiro 5000 m 16:03.75 18 N/A Did not advance
Fernanda Ribeiro 10000 m N/A DNF
Carla Sacramento 1500 m 4:07.73 8 q 4:10.85 10 Did not advance
Helena Sampaio Marathon N/A 2:49:18 47
Nédia Semedo 800 m 2:02.61 5 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Teresa Machado Discus throw 58.47 23 Did not advance
Vânia Silva Hammer throw 63.81 34 Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Naide Gomes Result 13.58 1.85 14.71 25.46 6.10 40.75 2:20.05 6151 13
Points 1039 1041 841 845 880 682 823

BadmintonEdit

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Marco Vasconcelos Men's singles   Vaughan (GBR)
L 5–15, 5–15
Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

SprintEdit

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Emanuel Silva Men's K-1 500 m 1:40.067 4 q 1:43.051 7 Did not advance
Men's K-1 1000 m 3:29.854 3 q 3:29.942 3 Q 3:33.862 7

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

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Gonçalo Amorim Men's road race Did not finish
Cândido Barbosa Did not finish
Sérgio Paulinho Men's road race 5:41:45  
Men's time trial 1:01:25.63 25
Nuno Ribeiro Men's road race 5:41:56 27

EquestrianEdit

EventingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Carlos Grave Laughton Hills Individual 72.80 70 12.80 85.60 49 11.00 96.60 46 Did not advance 96.60 46

FencingEdit

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
João Gomes Individual foil Bye   Tahoun (EGY)
L 14–15
Did not advance

FootballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Portuguese squad in the men's football tournament of the 2004 Summer Olympics.[8]

Head coach: José Romão

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals 2004 club
1 1GK José Moreira (1982-03-20)20 March 1982 (aged 22) 81 0   Benfica
2 2DF Mário Sérgio (1981-07-28)28 July 1981 (aged 23) 24 0   Sporting CP
3 3MF Raul Meireles (1983-03-17)17 March 1983 (aged 21) 52 3   Porto
4 2DF Bruno Alves (1981-11-27)27 November 1981 (aged 22) 30 3   Porto
5 2DF Ricardo Costa (1981-05-16)16 May 1981 (aged 23) 87 9   Porto
6 2DF Fernando Meira* (1978-06-05)5 June 1978 (aged 26) 83 2   Stuttgart
7 4FW Cristiano Ronaldo (1985-02-05)5 February 1985 (aged 19) 44 17   Manchester United
8 3MF Hugo Viana (1983-01-15)15 January 1983 (aged 21) 64 8   Sporting CP
9 4FW Hugo Almeida (1984-05-23)23 May 1984 (aged 20) 0 0   Porto
10 3MF Carlos Martins (1982-04-29)29 April 1982 (aged 22) 70 20   Sporting CP
11 3MF Jorge Ribeiro (1981-11-09)9 November 1981 (aged 22) 55 7   Gil Vicente
12 2DF Nuno Frechaut* (1977-09-24)24 September 1977 (aged 26) 37 1   Boavista
13 3MF Luís Boa Morte* (1977-08-04)4 August 1977 (aged 27) 53 11   Fulham
14 2DF José Bosingwa (1982-08-24)24 August 1982 (aged 21) 57 2   Porto
15 4FW Lourenço da Silva (1983-06-05)5 June 1983 (aged 21) 71 24   Belenenses
16 2DF João Paulo (1981-06-06)6 June 1981 (aged 23) 38 7   União de Leiria
17 4FW Danny (1983-08-07)7 August 1983 (aged 21) 32 4   Sporting CP
18 1GK Bruno Vale (1983-04-08)8 April 1983 (aged 21) 43 0   Porto

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Iraq 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6 Qualified for the quarterfinals
2   Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3   Morocco 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4   Portugal 3 1 0 2 6 9 −3 3
Iraq  4 – 2  Portugal
E. Mohammed   16'
H. Mohammed   29'
Mahmoud   56'
Sadir   90+3'
Report Jabar   13' (o.g.)
Bosingwa   45'
Attendance: 5,689
Referee: Evehe (CMR)

Morocco  1 – 2  Portugal
Bouabid   85' Report Ronaldo   40'
R. Costa   73'
Attendance: 7,581
Referee: Batres (GUA)

Costa Rica  4 – 2  Portugal
Villalobos   50'
Meira   68' (o.g.)
Saborio   71'
Brenes   91'
Report Almeida   29'
Ribeiro   54'
Attendance: 11,218
Referee: Torres (PAR)

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
Filipe Bezugo All-around 8.987 8.525 8.962 8.925 8.262 9.262 52.923 43 Did not advance

TrampolineEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Nuno Merino Men's 66.90 8 Q 40.10 6

JudoEdit

Four Portuguese judoka (three men and one woman) qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Men
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
João Pina −66 kg   Nastuyev (UKR)
W 1100–0010
  Ungvári (HUN)
W 0011–0001
  Arencibia (CUB)
L 0001–1001
Did not advance Bye   Ortíz (VEN)
W 0030–0001
  Peñas (ESP)
L 0010–0020
Did not advance
João Neto −73 kg   Christodoulides (CYP)
W 0011–0010
  Bastea (ROM)
W 1020–0001
  Bivol (MDA)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance Bye   Malekmohammadi (IRI)
W 1110–0020
  Pedro (USA)
L 0000–1010
Did not advance
Nuno Delgado −81 kg   Meloni (ITA)
L 0002–0010
Did not advance
Women
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
Telma Monteiro −52 kg   Soumah (GUI)
W 1000–0000
  Feinblat (ISR)
W 1010–0000
  Euranie (FRA)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance Bye   Aluaş (ROM)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance

SailingEdit

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

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
João Rodrigues Mistral 10 2 22 9 3 5 4 OCS 7 8 8 78 6
Álvaro Marinho
Miguel Nunes
470 22 5 20 21 10 8 9 1 20 1 8 103 7
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Joana Pratas Europe 2 24 17 22 24 16 12 OCS 22 9 21 169 22
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Gustavo Lima Laser 1 15 7 28 14 19 6 4 2 1 19 88 5
Nuno Barreto
Diogo Cayolla
Tornado DNC 16 14 16 12 13 12 15 11 6 7 122 16

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

Two Portuguese shooters qualified to compete in the following events:

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
João Costa 10 m air pistol 578 =17 Did not advance
50 m pistol 556 =12 Did not advance
Custódio Ezequiel Trap 115 =21 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Portuguese 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
Fernando Costa 1500 m freestyle 15:32.55 21 N/A Did not advance
José Couto 100 m breaststroke 1:03.72 33 Did not advance
Luís Monteiro 200 m freestyle 1:51.78 29 Did not advance
Simão Morgado 100 m butterfly 53.53 24 Did not advance
Pedro Silva 50 m freestyle 23.23 =36 Did not advance
Tiago Venâncio 100 m freestyle 50.18 26 Did not advance
João Araújo
Luís Monteiro
Adriano Niz
Miguel Pires
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 7:27.99 NR 14 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Raquel Felgueiras 200 m butterfly 2:13.08 20 Did not advance
Diana Gomes 100 m breaststroke 1:11.40 =24 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:34.23 23 Did not advance

TriathlonEdit

Portugal sent a single triathlete to Athens.

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Vanessa Fernandes Women's 19:20 0:21 1:11:07 0:23 35:48 2:06:15.39 8

VolleyballEdit

BeachEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
João Brenha
Miguel Maia
Men's Pool F
  BaracettiConde (ARG)
L 1 – 2 (13–21, 21–16, 15–5)
  BeligratisMichalopoulos (GRE)
W 2 – 0 (21–14, 21–19)
  PocockRorich (RSA)
L 0 – 2 (20–22, 20–22)
3 Q   Heuscher
Kobel (SUI)
L 0 – 2 (18–21, 19–21)
Did not advance

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
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Hugo Passos −60 kg   Diaconu (ROM)
L 0–4 ST
  Gruenwald (USA)
L 0–5 VT
3 Did not advance 21

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Ribatejano Nuno Delgado será porta-estandarte português em Atenas" [Ribatejano Nuno Delgado will be Portugal's flag bearer in Athens]. O Mirante. 12 August 2004. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  2. ^ Plummer, David (24 July 2004). "Obikwelu puts dampener on Greene's birthday celebrations". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Bettini battles to gold". BBC Sport. 4 May 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2004.
  4. ^ "Gatlin claims blue riband victory". CNN. 4 May 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2004.
  5. ^ "Rui Silva conquista bronze nos 1500 metros" [Rui Silva wins the bronze in the 1500 metres]. Público. 4 May 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2004.
  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.
  8. ^ "Olympic Men's Football Tournaments Athens 2004 – Squad List: Portugal (POR)". FIFA. Retrieved 2 October 2015.

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