Puerto Rico at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Puerto Rico at the Olympic Games

Flag of Puerto Rico
IOC code  PUR
NOC Puerto Rico Olympic Committee
Website www.copur.pr (Spanish)
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens
Competitors 43 in 15 sports
Flag bearer Carlos Arroyo[1]
Medals Gold
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Silver
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Bronze
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Total
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Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
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Puerto Rico competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's fifteenth consecutive appearance at the Olympics.

Puerto Rico Olympic Committee sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games since 1992 due to the presence of the men's basketball team. A total of 43 athletes, 32 men and 11 women, had competed in 15 sports, roughly larger by two thirds of the nation's team size from the previous Games. Five Puerto Rican athletes had previously competed in Sydney, including four-time Olympian and Tornado sailor Enrique Figueroa and freestyle swimmer and two-time Olympic finalist Ricardo Busquets. Men's basketball was the only team-based sport in which Puerto Rico had its representation at these Games. Because of the nation's emerging presence to the team sport, team captain and NBA's Utah Jazz player Carlos Arroyo was appointed by the committee to carry the Puerto Rican flag in the opening ceremony.[1] Puerto Rico also marked its Olympic debut in synchronized swimming and taekwondo.

Puerto Rico left Athens without receiving a single Olympic medal for the second consecutive time. Figueroa and his new partner Jorge Hernández achieved the nation's highest placement at these Games after finishing seventh in the Tornado class. Meanwhile, Mabel Fonseca originally claimed the fifth position in women's wrestling, but she committed an anti-doping violation, as she was tested positive for the steroid stanozolol.[2]

Athletics[edit]

Puerto Rican 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 Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Alexander Greaux 3000 m steeplechase 8:33.62 9 Did not advance
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Luiggy Llanos Result 10.94 7.43 13.77 1.91 49.28 14.13 41.82 NM DNS DNF
Points 874 918 714 723 848 958 702 0 0
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Yvonne Harrison 400 m hurdles 55.84 5 Did not advance

Basketball[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Puerto Rico roster in the men's basketball tournament of the 2004 Summer Olympics.[5]

Puerto Rico men's national basketball team – 2004 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
C 4 Ortiz, José (C) 40 – (1963-10-23)23 October 1963 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Cangrejeros de Santurce Puerto Rico
G/F 5 Casiano, Eddie 31 – (1972-09-20)20 September 1972 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Leones de Ponce Puerto Rico
G 6 Hatton, Roberto 27 – (1976-10-11)11 October 1976 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Leones de Ponce Puerto Rico
G 7 Arroyo, Carlos 25 – (1979-07-30)30 July 1979 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Utah Jazz United States
G/F 8 Apodaca, Rick 24 – (1980-07-01)1 July 1980 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Huntsville Flight United States
G 9 Dalmau, Christian 28 – (1975-08-29)29 August 1975 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Atléticos de San Germán Puerto Rico
G 10 Ayuso, Elias 27 – (1977-03-27)27 March 1977 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Beşiktaş Turkey
C 11 Ramos, Peter John 19 – (1985-05-23)23 May 1985 2.19 m (7 ft 2 in) Criollos de Caguas Puerto Rico
F 12 Hourruitiner, Rolando 29 – (1975-05-28)28 May 1975 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Cangrejeros de Santurce Puerto Rico
F 13 Fajardo, Sharif 28 – (1976-06-09)9 June 1976 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Acegas Trieste Italy
F 14 Rivera, Jorge 30 – (1973-12-09)9 December 1973 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Vaqueros de Bayamón Puerto Rico
C 15 Santiago, Daniel 28 – (1976-06-24)24 June 1976 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Milwaukee Bucks United States
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • nat field describes country
    of last club
    before the tournament
  • Age as of August 13, 2004
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
W L PF PA PD Pts 1st Tie 2nd Tie
 Lithuania 5 0 468 414 +54 10
 Greece 3 2 389 343 +46 8 1W–1L 1.10
 Puerto Rico 3 2 410 411 –1 8 1W–1L 0.99
 United States 3 2 418 389 +29 8 1W–1L 0.92
 Australia 1 4 383 411 –28 6
 Angola 0 5 321 421 –100 5
August 15
20:00
Puerto Rico  92–73  United States
Scoring by quarter: 21–20, 28–7, 16–21, 27–25
Pts: Arroyo 24
Rebs: Ortiz 6
Asts: Arroyo 7
Pts: Duncan, Iverson 15 each
Rebs: Duncan 16
Asts: Duncan 4
Helliniko Indoor Arena, Athens
Attendance: 11,560
Referees:
Zoran Šutulović (Serbia and Montenegro)
Vicente Bulto (Spain)
August 17
14:30
Lithuania  98–90  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 26–32, 23–12, 22–22, 27–24
Pts: Šiškauskas 23
Rebs: E. Žukauskas 8
Asts: Jasikevičius 7
Pts: Arroyo, Ayuso 25 each
Rebs: Hourruitiner 6
Asts: Arroyo, Ayuso 2 each
Helliniko Indoor Arena, Athens
Attendance: 12,500
Referees:
Pablo Estevez (Argentina)
Zoran Šutulović (Serbia and Montenegro)
August 19
16:45
Puerto Rico  83–80  Angola
Scoring by quarter: 19–17, 18–15, 26–34, 20–14
Pts: Ayuso 17
Rebs: Santiago 10
Asts: Arroyo 6
Pts: de Carvalho 14
Rebs: Moussa 6
Asts: Costa 7
Helliniko Indoor Arena, Athens
Attendance: 12,000
Referees:
Reynaldo Sanchez (Dominican Republic)
Ma Li Jun (China)
August 21
9:00
Australia  82–87  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 23–13, 28–28, 17–24, 14–22
Pts: Nielsen 20
Rebs: Bogut 11
Asts: Heal 6
Pts: Santiago 20
Rebs: Ortiz 6
Asts: Arroyo 7
Helliniko Indoor Arena, Athens
Attendance: 6,500
Referees:
Vicente Bulto (Spain)
Pablo Estevez (Argentina)
August 23
22:15
Greece  78–58  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 20–22, 20–6, 16–18, 22–12
Pts: Kakiouzis 16
Rebs: Dikoudis 8
Asts: Papaloukas 4
Pts: Ayuso 11
Rebs: Fajardo 9
Asts: Arroyo 4
Helliniko Indoor Arena, Athens
Attendance: 12,000
Referees:
José Ronfini (Mexico)
Scott Buttler (Australia)
Quarterfinals
August 26
20:00
Italy  83–70  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 23–20, 18–15, 19–17, 23–18
Pts: Bulleri 20
Rebs: Marconato 12
Asts: Pozzecco 6
Pts: Ayuso 24
Rebs: Ortiz 8
Asts: Arroyo 5
Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Attendance: 14,500
Referees:
Vicente Bulto (Spain)
Alejandro Chiti (Argentina)
Classification match (5th–6th place)
August 28
11:15
5th place
Puerto Rico  75–85  Greece
Scoring by quarter: 15–25, 21–19, 20–22, 19–19
Pts: Ayuso 14
Rebs: Santiago 9
Asts: Arroyo 4
Pts: Kakiouzis 20
Rebs: Diamantidis 8
Asts: 3 players, 3 each
Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens
Attendance: 14,500
Referees:
Mike Homsy (Canada)
Michael Aylen (Australia)

Boxing[edit]

Puerto Rico sent five boxers to Athens.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Joseph Serrano Flyweight  Rakhimzhanov (KAZ)
L 23–42
Did not advance
Juan Manuel López Bantamweight  Khatsigov (BLR)
L 19–27
Did not advance
Carlos Velasquez Featherweight  Oliveira (BRA)
L 43–43+
Did not advance
Alex de Jesús Lightweight  Carvalho (BRA)
W 39–24
 Rukundo (UGA)
L 22–24
Did not advance
Victor Bisbal Super heavyweight N/A  Jakšto (LTU)
L 17–26
Did not advance

Diving[edit]

Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Angelique Rodríguez 3 m springboard 239.19 25 Did not advance
10 m platform 316.08 11 Q 455.94 18 Did not advance

Equestrian[edit]

Show jumping[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Mark Watring Sapphire Individual 25 73 39 64 68 Q Retired Did not advance

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Luis Vargas All-around 9.037 9.675 9.500 9.425 9.325 9.625 56.587 16 Q 8.337 9.612 9.500 9.462 9.562 9.662 56.135 15

Judo[edit]

Three Puerto Rican judoka (two men and one woman) qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics.

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
Melvin Méndez Men's −66 kg  Peñas (ESP)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Ramón Ayala Men's −100 kg  Belgroun (ALG)
L 0000–1010
Did not advance
Jessica García Women's −57 kg BYE  Bönisch (GER)
L 0011–0121
Did not advance  Fernández (ESP)
L 0000–1011
Did not advance

Sailing[edit]

Puerto Rican sailors have qualified one boat for each of the following events.

Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Karla Barrera Mistral 26 24 25 26 23 25 26 26 26 25 24 250 26
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Enrique Figueroa
Jorge Hernández
Tornado 9 7 12 11 1 2 3 4 12 1 14 72 7

M = Medal race; OCS = On course side of the starting line; DSQ = Disqualified; DNF = Did not finish; DNS= Did not start; RDG = Redress given

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Lucas Rafael Bennazar Ortiz Trap 112 =27 Did not advance
Double trap 122 23 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Puerto Rican 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
Ricardo Busquets 50 m freestyle 22.45 12 Q 22.52 15 Did not advance
Andrew Livingston 200 m butterfly 1:59.42 =21 Did not advance
Arsenio López 100 m breaststroke 1:03.99 =36 Did not advance
Jorge Oliver 200 m individual medley 2:08.84 =45 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Vanessa García 50 m freestyle 26.26 =28 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 57.38 35 Did not advance
Gretchen Gotay Cordero 200 m backstroke 2:23.39 31 Did not advance

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Two Puerto Rican synchronized swimmers qualified a spot in the women's duet.

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Luña del Mar Aguiliú
Leilani Torres
Duet 39.667 23 39.917 79.584 23 Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Puerto Rico has qualified a single taekwondo jin.

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
Ineabelle Díaz Women's −67 kg BYE  Benabderassoul (MAR)
W 4–4 SUP
 Luo W (CHN)
L 3–5
BYE  Juárez (GUA)
L 2–5
Did not advance 5

Tennis[edit]

Puerto Rico nominated a female tennis player to compete in the tournament.

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Kristina Brandi Women's singles  Kostanić (CRO)
W 7–5, 6–1
 Myskina (RUS)
L 2–6, 6–3, 4–6
Did not advance

Volleyball[edit]

Beach[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Ramón Hernández
Raúl Papaleo
Men's Pool D
 DieckmannReckermann (GER)
L 0 – 2 (14–21, 13–21)
 HøidalenKjemperud (NOR)
L 1 – 2 (21–18, 19–21, 10–15)
 BergDahl (SWE)
L 1 – 2 (21–19, 16–21, 16–18)
4 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.
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Elimination Pool Classification Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mabel Fonseca −55 kg  Lazareva (UKR)
W 5–0 VT
 Karlsson (SWE)
L 0–5 VT
2  O'Donnell (USA)
W 3–1 PP
BYE  Sun Dm (CHN)
W 3–1 PP
DSQ[2]

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