Afghanistan at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Afghanistan at the Olympic Games

Flag of Afghanistan
IOC code  AFG
NOC Afghanistan National Olympic Committee
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens
Competitors 5 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Neema Suratgar (coach)
Medals Gold
0
Silver
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Bronze
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Total
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Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

Afghanistan returned to the Olympic Games at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens from 13 to 29 August 2004.

Afghanistan was banned from Olympic competition in 1999, during Taliban rule, but was reinstated in 2002.[1][2] At the 2004 Games, female athletes (Friba Razayee and Robina Muqimyar) represented Afghanistan for the first time in the country's history.[3] In 2004, the Afghan athletes were attempting to improve upon Afghanistan's best finish, Mohammed Ebrahimi's fifth place in wrestling at the 1964 Summer Olympics.

Athletics[edit]

Afghan 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).[4][5]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Massoud Azizi 100 m 11.66 8 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Robina Muqimyar 100 m 14.14 NR 7 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

One boxer from Afghanistan competed at the 2004 games.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
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Result
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Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Basharmal Sultani Welterweight  Hikal (EGY)
L 12–40
Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Afghanistan's entrant into the judo competition is one of the first two females to compete internationally from her respective nation.

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
Friba Razayee Women's −70 kg  Blanco (ESP)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance

Wrestling[edit]

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
Bashir Ahmad Rahmati −55 kg  Mansurov (UZB)
L 0–4 ST
 Batirov (RUS)
L 0–4 ST
3 Did not advance 22

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Symbolic day': IOC sends out invitations to Athens 2004". Sports Illustrated (CNN). 13 August 2003. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Eligible for Athens: Afghanistan welcomed back into IOC fold". Sports Illustrated (CNN). 29 June 2003. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Lopresti, Mike (24 August 2004). "Afghan women making Olympic history". USA Today. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 

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