Jamaica at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Jamaica at the Olympic Games

Flag of Jamaica
IOC code  JAM
NOC Jamaica Olympic Association
Website www.jamolympic.org
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens
Competitors 47 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Sandie Richards[1]
Medals
Rank: 34
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
5
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
British West Indies (1960)

Jamaica competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's fourteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics as an independent nation, although it had previously appeared in the first four editions as a British colony, and as part of the West Indies Federation. The Jamaica Olympic Association sent a total of 47 athletes to the Games, 22 men and 25 women, to compete only in track and field (the largest ever by sport), badminton, shooting, and swimming. For the second consecutive time in Olympic history, Jamaica was represented again by more female than male athletes.

With Merlene Ottey's sudden demise to compete for Slovenia at these Games, the Jamaican team featured several Olympic medalists from Sydney, including track hurdler Danny McFarlane and sprinter Sandie Richards, who followed Ottey's path as another Jamaican athlete to compete in five Olympic Games since her debut in 1988. Being the oldest and the most sophisticated athlete of the team, Richards was appointed by the committee to become the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1] Other notable Jamaican athletes also featured the Atkinson swimming clan Janelle, Jevon, and Alia, and top medal favorite Asafa Powell in the men's 100 metres.

Jamaica left Athens with a sterling record of five medals (two golds, one silver, and two bronze), being marked as an enormous improvement from Sydney, where the nation failed to claim a single gold.[2] After picking up the first Olympic medal of her illustrious career, sprinter Veronica Campbell sought her sights to break a historic milestone as she became the first Jamaican athlete in history to claim an individual Olympic title in the women's 200 metres.[3][4] She was also named the most decorated Jamaican athlete of the Games, after helping out her relay team produce a brilliant finish with their second gold and collecting the bronze earlier in the 100 metres.[5] Meanwhile, Danny McFarlane added a second silver to his Olympic career hardware in the men's 400 metres hurdles, finishing behind Dominican Republic's Félix Sánchez by only a few hurdles left in the track.[6]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Campbell, VeronicaVeronica Campbell Athletics Women's 200 m August 25
 Gold Bailey, AleenAleen Bailey
Campbell, VeronicaVeronica Campbell
Lawrence, TaynaTayna Lawrence
McDonald, BeverlyBeverly McDonald*
Simpson, SheroneSherone Simpson
Athletics Women's 4×100 m relay August 27
 Silver McFarlane, DannyDanny McFarlane Athletics Men's 400 m hurdles August 26
 Bronze Campbell, VeronicaVeronica Campbell Athletics Women's 100 m August 21
 Bronze Burgher, MichelleMichelle Burgher
Davy, NadiaNadia Davy
Richards, SandieSandie Richards
Smith, RonettaRonetta Smith*
Williams, NovleneNovlene Williams
Athletics Women's 4×400 m relay August 28

Athletics[edit]

Jamaican 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).[7][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 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Michael Frater 100 m 10.20 2 Q 10.11 3 Q 10.29 6 Did not advance
Asafa Powell 10.06 1 Q 9.99 2 Q 9.95 1 Q 9.94 5
Dwight Thomas 10.21 2 Q 10.12 3 Q 10.28 7 Did not advance
Usain Bolt 200 m 21.05 5 Did not advance
Asafa Powell 20.77 4 Q 20.23 2 Q 20.56 4 Q DNS
Christopher Williams 20.57 2 Q 20.34 4 q 20.80 6 Did not advance
Michael Blackwood 400 m 45.23 1 Q N/A 45.00 2 Q 45.55 8
Davian Clarke 45.54 2 Q N/A 45.27 2 Q 44.83 6
Brandon Simpson 45.61 2 Q N/A 44.97 1 Q 44.76 5
Richard Phillips 110 m hurdles 13.39 2 Q 13.44 3 Q 13.47 6 Did not advance
Chris Pinnock 13.42 3 Q 13.47 4 q 13.57 8 Did not advance
Maurice Wignall 13.30 1 Q 13.39 3 Q 13.17 NR 1 Q 13.21 4
Dean Griffiths 400 m Hurdles 49.41 5 q N/A 49.51 8 Did not advance
Danny McFarlane 48.53 1 Q N/A 48.00 1 Q 48.11 2nd
Kemel Thompson 48.66 1 Q N/A 48.25 4 Did not advance
Michael Frater
Patrick Jarrett
Winston Smith
Dwight Thomas
4×100 m relay 38.71 4 N/A Did not advance
Michael Blackwood
Michael Campbell
Davian Clarke
Jermaine Gonzales
4×400 m relay DSQ N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
James Beckford Long jump 8.20 4 Q 8.31 4
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Claston Bernard Result 10.69 7.48 14.80 2.12 49.13 14.17 44.75 4.40 55.27 4:36.31 8225 NR 9
Points 931 930 777 915 855 953 762 731 667 704
Maurice Smith Result 10.85 6.81 15.24 1.91 49.27 14.01 49.02 4.20 61.52 4:32.74 8023 14
Points 894 769 804 723 849 973 850 673 761 727
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Aleen Bailey 100 m 11.20 1 Q 11.12 2 Q 11.13 3 Q 11.05 5
Veronica Campbell 11.17 1 Q 11.18 2 Q 10.93 2 Q 10.97 3rd
Sherone Simpson 11.27 2 Q 11.09 1 Q 11.03 2 Q 11.07 6
Aleen Bailey 200 m 22.73 1 Q 22.97 2 Q 22.33 2 Q 22.42 4
Veronica Campbell 22.59 1 Q 22.49 1 Q 22.13 1 Q 22.05 1st
Beverly McDonald 22.90 2 Q 22.99 3 Q 23.02 6 Did not advance
Allison Beckford 400 m 52.85 5 N/A Did not advance
Nadia Davy 52.04 4 N/A Did not advance
Novlene Williams 50.59 3 Q N/A 50.85 3 Did not advance
Michelle Ballentine 800 m 2:01.52 3 Q N/A 2:00.94 8 Did not advance
Delloreen Ennis-London 100 m hurdles 12.77 2 Q N/A 12.60 5 Did not advance
Brigitte Foster 12.83 1 Q N/A DNS Did not advance
Lacena Golding-Clarke 12.86 3 q N/A 12.69 3 Q 12.73 5
Patricia Allen 400 m hurdles 56.40 6 N/A Did not advance
Debbie-Ann Parris-Thymes 55.21 4 q N/A 54.99 7 Did not advance
Shevon Stoddart 56.61 5 N/A Did not advance
Aleen Bailey
Veronica Campbell
Tayna Lawrence
Beverly McDonald*
Sherone Simpson
4×100 m relay 42.20 2 Q N/A 41.73 NR 1st
Michelle Burgher
Nadia Davy
Sandie Richards
Ronetta Smith*
Novlene Williams
4×400 m relay 3:24.92 2 Q N/A 3:22.00 3rd

* Competed only in heats and received medals

Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Trecia Smith Triple jump 14.65 7 Q 15.02 4
Kimberly Barrett Shot put 16.45 27 Did not advance

Badminton[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Nigella Saunders Women's singles  Audina (NED)
L 4–11, 1–11
Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Jamaica has qualified a single shooter.

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Dawn Kobayashi 10 m air rifle 383 =41 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Jamaican 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
Jevon Atkinson 50 m freestyle 23.61 51 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Alia Atkinson 50 m freestyle 27.21 44 Did not advance
100 m breaststroke 1:12.53 32 Did not advance
Janelle Atkinson 200 m freestyle 2:04.06 30 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 4:20.00 28 N/A Did not advance
Angela Chuck 100 m freestyle 58.33 39 Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tucker, Elton (13 August 2004). "Games open amidst extravagant ceremony". Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "2004 Athens: Medal Tally". USA Today. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Patrick, Dick (26 August 2004). "Furious finish results in silver for Felix". USA Today. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Tucker, Elton (26 August 2004). "New sprint queen nabs Olympic medal". Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Tucker, Elton (28 August 2004). "Girls win 4×100m relay gold". Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Sanchez storms to gold". BBC Sport. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  8. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 

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