Philippines at the 2004 Summer Olympics
|Philippines at the Olympic Games|
|At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens|
|Competitors||16 (12 men, 4 women) in 6 sports|
|Flag bearer||Christopher Camat|
|Olympic history (summary)|
Jasmin Figueroa entered the Olympics ranked outside the top 100 in the world, but pulled off a major upset in the opening round, just barely holding off #9 Natalia Valeeva. In the second round, Figueroa fell behind, and while she rallied back to within two points, could not get closer.
- Jasmin Figueroa
The top Filipino in athletics was Gabito, who finished 33rd in the Women's long jump.
- Eduardo Buenavista
- 2:28:18 (67th overall)
- Lerma Gabito
- Qualification: 6.31 m (18th in Group A, did not advance, 33rd overall)
Four Filipino boxers attended the 2004 Summer Olympics. Two won gold medals. The team's combined record was 12-4.
- Harry Tañamor
- Romeo Brin
The Philippines' only shooter in Athens fell well short of qualifying for the final.
- Jethro Dionisio
- Qualification: 109 points (32nd overall, did not advance)
|Raphael Matthew Chua||100 m breaststroke||1:06.37||50||Did not advance|
|Miguel Mendoza||400 m freestyle||4:01.99||36||N/A||Did not advance|
|1500 m freestyle||16:26.52||34||N/A||Did not advance|
|Miguel Molina||200 m freestyle||1:53.81||42||Did not advance|
|200 m breaststroke||2:19.19||38||Did not advance|
|200 m individual medley||2:05.28||33||Did not advance|
|400 m individual medley||4:33.25||34||N/A||Did not advance|
|James Walsh||200 m butterfly||2:06.76||37||Did not advance|
|Jaclyn Pangilinan||100 m breaststroke||1:12.47||31||Did not advance|
|200 m breaststroke||2:33.38||20||Did not advance|
The Philippines' best performance at the Athens Games came from Taekwondo, as Mary Antoinette Rivero just survived her first match, then won her quarterfinal handily to reach the semifinals, one match short of a medal. In the semifinal, she fell behind early, and while she managed to make it close, could not catch all the way up. A decisive loss in her repechage match ended her chances of a bronze medal, but her tie for fifth place was the closest any Filipino athlete came to a medal.
- Mary Antoinette Rivero
- Round of 16: Defeated Vanina Sanchez Beron of Argentina (10 - 10; Superiority)
- Quarterfinals: Defeated Charmie Sobers of Netherlands (10 - 4)
- Semifinal: Lost to Elisavet Mystakidou of Greece (2 - 3) (advanced to second repechage round)
- Repechage Round 2: Lost to Hwang Kyung-Sun of South Korea (2 - 6)
- President: Celso L. Dayrit
- Secretary General: Romeo Ribano
- Official Report of the XXVIII Olympiad
- Wallechinsky, David; Jamie Loucky (2008). The Complete Book of the Olympics : 2008 Edition. London: Aurum Press. ISBN 978-1-84513-330-6.