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Singapore at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Singapore competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's thirteenth appearance at the Olympics, except for two different editions. Singapore was part of the Malaysian team at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, but did not attend at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, because of its partial support to the United States boycott.

Singapore at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Flag of Singapore.svg
IOC codeSIN
NOCSingapore National Olympic Council
Websitewww.singaporeolympics.com
in Athens
Competitors16 in 6 sports
Flag bearer Ronald Susilo[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
Malaysia Malaysia (1964)

The Singapore National Olympic Council sent a total of sixteen athletes to the Games, six men and ten women, to compete in six different sports. The nation's team size was roughly denser from Sydney by two athletes, being considered its largest delegation since the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. For the first time in its Olympic history, Singapore was represented by more female than male athletes. Eight Singaporean athletes had previously competed in Sydney four years earlier; five of which were swimmers, including four-time Olympian and multiple-time Southeast Asian Games champion Joscelin Yeo. Meanwhile, badminton player Ronald Susilo was appointed by the council to carry the Singaporean flag in the opening ceremony.[1]

Singapore, however, failed to win a single Olympic medal in Athens since the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, where Tan Howe Liang claimed silver in men's weightlifting. Table tennis player Li Jiawei narrowly missed the nation's first ever medal in 44 years, after losing out her match against South Korea's Kim Kyung-Ah for the bronze.[2]

AthleticsEdit

Singaporean 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 Quarter-final Semi-final Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Poh Seng Song 100 m 10.75 7 Did not advance
Women
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Zhang Guirong Shot put 16.58 24 Did not advance

BadmintonEdit

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semi-final Final / BM
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Rank
Ronald Susilo Men's singles   Lin D (CHN)
W 15–12, 15–10
  Joppien (GER)
W 15–11, 15–6
  Ponsana (THA)
L 10–15, 1–15
Did not advance
Jiang Yanmei Women's singles   Jie Y (NED)
L 9–11, 4–11
Did not advance
Li Li   Gong Rn (CHN)
L 9–11, 4–11
Did not advance

SailingEdit

Singaporean 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*
Stanley Tan Kheng Siong Laser 32 27 25 30 34 40 41 39 36 DSQ 18 322 37

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

Singapore has qualified a single shooter.

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Lee Wung Yew Trap 115 =21 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Singaporean 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 Semi-final Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mark Chay 100 m freestyle 52.83 56 Did not advance
200 m freestyle 1:54.70 51 Did not advance
Gary Tan 200 m individual medley 2:08.44 43 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semi-final Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Christel Bouvron 200 m butterfly 2:26.21 32 Did not advance
Nicolette Teo 100 m breaststroke 1:12.87 33 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:38.17 30 Did not advance
Joscelin Yeo 100 m butterfly 1:00.81 27 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:18.61 19 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Four Singaporean table tennis players qualified for the following events.

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semi-finals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Jing Junhong Women's singles Bye   Erdelji (SCG)
W 4–2
  Kim H-H (PRK)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Li Jiawei Bye   Cada (CAN)
W 4–0
  Umemura (JPN)
W 4–2
  Wang N (CHN)
W 4–1
  Kim H-M (PRK)
L 3–4
  Kim K-A (KOR)
L 3–4
4
Zhang Xueling Bye   Fazlić (USA)
W 4–1
  Lee E-S (KOR)
W 4–1
  Fujinuma (JPN)
W 4–2
  Kim H-M (PRK)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Jing Junhong
Li Jiawei
Women's doubles Bye   Kim B-R /
Kim K-A (KOR)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Tan Paey Fern
Zhang Xueling
Bye   Fazlić /
Ping (USA)
W 4–0
  Steff /
Zamfir (ROM)
W 4–1
  Lee E-S /
Seok E-M (KOR)
L 0–4
Did not advance

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2004 Athens: Flag Bearers for the Opening Ceremony". Olympics. 13 August 2004. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  2. ^ Lee, Melanie (1 May 2008). "Singapore's hopes rest on reluctant Li Jia Wei". Singapore: Reuters. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  3. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  4. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011.

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