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Uzbekistan at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Uzbekistan competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's third consecutive appearance at the Olympics. The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan sent a total of 70 athletes to the Games, 52 men and 18 women, to compete in 13 different sports, tying its delegation record with Sydney four years earlier. There was only a single competitor in road cycling, artistic and trampoline gymnastics, and table tennis.

Uzbekistan at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg
IOC codeUZB
NOCNational Olympic Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Websitewww.olympic.uz (in Uzbek) (in English)
in Athens
Competitors70 in 13 sports
Flag bearer Abdullo Tangriev[1]
Medals
Ranked 34th
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)
 Unified Team (1992)

Seventeen athletes from the Uzbek team had previously competed in Sydney, including artistic gymnast and three-time Olympic medalist Oksana Chusovitina (who transferred to Germany in 2002 to treat her ailing son Alisher from leukemia),[2] freestyle wrestler Artur Taymazov, who won silver in men's super heavyweight, sprint freestyle swimmer and Asian Games champion Ravil Nachaev, trampoline gymnast Ekaterina Khilko, and heavyweight judoka Abdullo Tangriev, who later became the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1] At age 15, backstroke swimmer Olga Gnedovskaya set a historical milestone for Uzbekistan as the youngest ever athlete in history to compete at the Olympics. Other notable Uzbek athletes featured road cyclist and world junior champion Sergey Lagutin, canoeist Anton Ryahov, who later competed for the Russian at his subsequent Olympics, and swimming siblings Danil Bugakov and Mariya Bugakova.

Uzbekistan left Athens with a total of five medals, two golds, one silver, and two bronze, being considered its most successful Olympics in history since the post-Soviet era.[3] Three of these medals were awarded to the athletes in wrestling, including a prestigious gold from Taymazov in men's super heavyweight freestyle.[4] Meanwhile, boxers Bahodirjon Sultonov and Utkirbek Haydarov managed to claim bronze medals in their respective weight classes.[5]

MedalistsEdit

AthleticsEdit

Uzbek 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] Shot putter Olga Shchukina was disqualified from the competition after being tested positive for clenbuterol.[8]

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
Erkinjon Isakov 800 m 1:48.28 8 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Leonid Andreev Pole vault DNS Did not advance
Sergey Voynov Javelin throw 74.68 24 Did not advance
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Pavel Andreyev Result 11.29 NM 14.30 2.00 51.46 15.54 41.89 4.90 DNS DNF
Points 797 0 747 803 741 785 703 880 0
Vitaliy Smirnov Result 10.89 7.07 13.88 1.94 49.11 14.77 42.47 4.70 60.88 4:23.31 7993 17
Points 885 830 721 749 856 978 715 819 751 789
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Zamira Amirova 400 m 54.43 7 N/A Did not advance
Guzel Khubbieva 100 m 11.31 4 q 11.35 6 Did not advance
Lyubov Perepelova 100 m 11.30 3 Q 11.26 4 q 11.40 8 Did not advance
200 m 24.10 5 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Liliya Dusmetova Javelin throw 52.46 38 Did not advance
Anastasiya Juravleva Long jump 6.39 27 Did not advance
Triple jump 13.64 27 Did not advance
Olga Shchukina Shot put 14.44 DSQ Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Uzbekistan sent nine boxers to Athens. All nine made it past the round of 32, with five victories and four byes. Four of the boxers fell in the round of 16 (two of which had not had matches in the round of 32). Three more barely missed medalling by being defeated in the quarterfinals, while the two that had won their quarterfinal bouts both lost in the semifinals to earn bronze medals.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Tulashboy Doniyorov Flyweight   Payla (PHI)
W 36–26
  Siler (USA)
W 45–22
  Thomas (FRA)
L 16–25
Did not advance
Bahodirjon Sultonov Bantamweight Bye   Liczik (POL)
W RSC
  Kooner (CAN)
W 44–32
  Rigondeaux (CUB)
L 13–27
Did not advance  
Bekzod Khidirov Featherweight   Sohail (PAK)
W RSC
  Jafarov (KAZ)
L 22–40
Did not advance
Dilshod Mahmudov Light welterweight Bye   Matos (BRA)
W 26–16
  Johnson (CUB)
L 28–32
Did not advance
Sherzod Husanov Welterweight   Prada (VEN)
W 33–20
  Ulusoy (TUR)
W 23–9
  Saitov (RUS)
L 14–22
Did not advance
Sherzod Abdurahmonov Middleweight   Ustuner (TUR)
W 34–16
  Gaydarbekov (RUS)
L 19–33
Did not advance
Utkirbek Haydarov Light heavyweight   Ekpo (NGR)
W 21–11
  Kensi (ALG)
W 31–19
  Tarhan (TUR)
W 16–11
  Ward (USA)
L 15–17
Did not advance  
Igor Alborov Heavyweight N/A   Elsayed (EGY)
L 18–18+
Did not advance
Rustam Saidov Super heavyweight N/A   López (CUB)
L 13–18
Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

SprintEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Anton Ryahov K-1 500 m 1:42.253 6 q 1:40.737 5 Did not advance
Danila Turchin K-1 1000 m 3:48.140 8 Did not advance
Aleksey Babadjanov
Sergey Borzov
K-2 500 m 1:34.782 7 q 1:33.654 6 Did not advance
Michail Tarasov
Danila Turchin
K-2 1000 m 3:24.031 8 Did not advance
Aleksey Babadjanov
Sergey Borzov
Anton Ryahov
Dmitriy Strijkov
K-4 1000 m 3:01.446 5 q 2:56.594 4 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Yuliya Borzova K-1 500 m 1:56.586 6 q 1:59.560 6 Did not advance

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

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Sergey Lagutin Men's road race 5:50:35 59

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Oksana Chusovitina Vault 8.675 N/A 8.675 81 Did not advance

TrampolineEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Ekaterina Khilko Women's 61.60 11 Did not advance

JudoEdit

Six Uzbek judoka 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
Sanjar Zokirov −60 kg   Zintiridis (GRE)
L 0000–1011
Did not advance
Murat Kalikulov −66 kg   Mijalković (SCG)
L 0100–0101
Did not advance
Egamnazar Akbarov −73 kg   Etoga (CMR)
L 0000–0011
Did not advance
Ramziddin Sayidov −81 kg   Shundzikau (BLR)
L 0011–1111
Did not advance
Vyacheslav Pereteyko −90 kg   Iliadis (GRE)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Abdullo Tangriev +100 kg   Bataille (FRA)
W 1120–0001
  Pertelson (EST)
L 0010–0021
Did not advance

RowingEdit

Uzbek rowers qualified the following boats:

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Vladimir Tchernenko Single sculls 7:38.27 3 R 7:13.43 3 SD/E 7:13.21 3 FD 7:23.56 24
Sergey Bogdanov
Ruslan Naurzaliev
Lightweight double sculls 6:52.34 5 R 6:45.69 4 SC/D 6:45.47 5 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Elena Usarova Single sculls 8:32.56 6 R 8:06.11 5 SC/D 8:34.04 6 FC 8:09.92 23

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

ShootingEdit

Two Uzbek shooters (one man and one woman) qualified to compete in the following events:

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Vyacheslav Skoromnov 10 m air rifle 592 =18 Did not advance
50 m rifle prone 591 =24 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 1161 =12 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Alyona Aksyonova 10 m air rifle 384 40 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 562 29 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Uzbek 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
Aleksandr Agafonov 100 m freestyle 52.92 57 Did not advance
Danil Bugakov 100 m backstroke 1:02.28 43 Did not advance
Oleg Lyashko 100 m butterfly 55.90 47 Did not advance
Andrey Morkovin 200 m breaststroke 2:18.48 34 Did not advance
Ravil Nachaev 50 m freestyle 23.23 =36 Did not advance
Sergey Pankov 200 m butterfly 2:13.06 39 Did not advance
Nikita Polyakov 400 m individual medley 5:09.66 36 N/A Did not advance
Oleg Pukhnatiy 200 m individual medley 2:08.24 42 Did not advance
Oleg Sidorov 100 m breaststroke 1:08.30 56 Did not advance
Sergey Tsoy 400 m freestyle 4:16.91 45 N/A Did not advance
Petr Vasilev 200 m freestyle 1:56.93 57 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mariya Bugakova 100 m butterfly 1:07.08 37 Did not advance
Olga Gnedovskaya 100 m backstroke 1:15.33 41 Did not advance
Saida Iskandarova 200 m backstroke 2:26.17 32 Did not advance
Irina Shlemova 100 m freestyle 59.21 45 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Uzbekistan has qualified a single table tennis player.

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
Manzura Inoyatova Women's singles   Fazekas (HUN)
L 0–4
Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Two Uzbek 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
Irina Kaydashova Women's −57 kg Bye   Salazar (MEX)
L 7–7 SUP
Did not advance
Natalya Mikryukova Women's +67 kg   Rase (BEL)
L 6–9
Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Three Uzbek weightlifters qualified for the following events:

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Furkat Saidov Men's −94 kg 145 21 175 18 320 18
Aleksandr Urinov Men's −105 kg 185 =9 215 =10 400 8
Igor Khalilov Men's +105 kg 187.5 11 232.5 8 420 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 freestyle
Athlete Event Elimination Pool Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Dilshod Mansurov −55 kg   Rahmati (AFG)
W 4–0 ST
  Batirov (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
N/A 2 Did not advance 10
Damir Zakhartdinov −60 kg   Inoue (JPN)
W 3–1 PP
  Cikel (AUT)
L 1–3 PP
  Jung Y-H (KOR)
L 0–5 VT
4 Did not advance 9
Artur Tavkazakhov −66 kg   Murtazaliev (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
  Dabir (IRI)
W 3–1 PP
N/A 2 Did not advance 13
Magomed Ibragimov −96 kg   Krupnyakov (KGZ)
W 3–1 PP
  Kochev (BUL)
W 3–0 PO
N/A 1 Q   Wang Yy (CHN)
W 3–1 PP
  Heidari (IRI)
W 3–1 PP
  Gatsalov (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
 
Artur Taymazov −120 kg   Garmulewicz (POL)
W 5–0 VT
  Cheema (IND)
W 5–0 VT
N/A 1 Q   Kuramagomedov (RUS)
W 3–1 PP
  Polatçı (TUR)
W 3–0 PO
  Rezaei (IRI)
W 5–0 VT
 
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
Aleksandr Dokturishvili −74 kg   Berzicza (HUN)
W 3–1 PP
  Aslanov (AZE)
W 3–0 PO
  Kolitsopoulos (GRE)
W 3–1 PP
1 Q Bye   Samurgashev (RUS)
W 3–1 PP
  Yli-Hannuksela (FIN)
W 3–1 PP
 
Aleksey Cheglakov −96 kg   Kostins (LAT)
W 3–1 PP
  Özal (TUR)
L 0–3 PO
N/A 2 Did not advance 14

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2004 Athens: Flag Bearers for the Opening Ceremony". Olympics. 13 August 2004. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Why does a champion gymnast return to Uzbekistan". Uznews.net. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  3. ^ "2004 Athens: Medal Tally". USA Today. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Uzbekistan's Taymazov wins men's 120kg freestyle wrestling gold". Xinhua. 29 August 2004. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  5. ^ Smith, Tim (28 August 2004). "Ward gives USA fighting chance at gold; Dirrell settles for bronze". New York Daily News. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
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  7. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
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