Switzerland at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Switzerland at the Olympic Games

Flag of Switzerland
IOC code  SUI
NOC Swiss Olympic Association
Website www.swissolympic.ch (German) (French)
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens
Competitors 98 in 18 sports
Flag bearer Roger Federer[1]
Medals
Rank: 46
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
5
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Switzerland competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. Swiss athletes competed at every Summer Olympic Games in the modern era, except when they boycotted the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne as a protest to the Soviet invasion of Hungary. The Swiss Olympic Association sent a total of 98 athletes to the Games, 59 men and 39 women, to compete in 18 sports.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Fischer, MarcelMarcel Fischer Fencing Men's individual épée August 17
 Silver Marvulli, FrancoFranco Marvulli
Risi, BrunoBruno Risi
Cycling Men's madison August 25
 Bronze Thürig, KarinKarin Thürig Cycling Women's road time trial August 18
 Bronze Riederer, SvenSven Riederer Triathlon Men's event August 25
 Bronze Heuscher, PatrickPatrick Heuscher
Kobel, StefanStefan Kobel
Volleyball Men's beach volleyball August 25

Athletics[edit]

Swiss 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).[2][3]

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
Christian Belz 5000 m 13:29.59 12 N/A Did not advance
Andre Bucher 800 m 1:47.34 3 Did not advance
Cedric El Idrissi 400 m hurdles 49.44 6 Did not advance
Viktor Röthlin Marathon N/A DNF
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Patric Suter Hammer throw 73.54 23 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Anita Bragger 800 m 2:04.00 4 Did not advance
Marie Polli 20 km walk N/A 1:37:53 39
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Corinne Muller High jump 1.89 23 Did not advance
Nadine Rohr Pole vault 4.15 24 Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Slalom[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Total Rank Time Rank Time Rank Total Rank
Ronnie Dürrenmatt Men's C-1 103.91 8 102.55 5 206.46 8 Q 102.52 11 Did not advance
Michael Kurt Men's K-1 94.30 4 92.49 1 186.79 1 Q 103.20 20 Did not advance
Nagwa El Desouki Women's K-1 118.38 12 110.27 5 228.65 10 Q 113.24 9 Q 111.80 5 225.04 6

Sprint[edit]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Simon Fäh Men's K-1 500 m 1:42.415 7 q 1:41.039 5 Did not advance
Men's K-1 1000 m 3:41.392 6 q 3:37.569 8 Q Did not advance

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

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Rubens Bertogliati Road race Did not finish
Time trial 1:02:16.56 27
Fabian Cancellara Road race Did not finish
Time trial 59:42.38 10
Martin Elmiger Road race 5:41:56 29
Gregory Rast Did not finish
Markus Zberg 5:41:56 12
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Nicole Brändli Road race 3:38:39 38
Priska Doppmann Road race 3:25:42 18
Time trial 32:40.47 9
Barbara Heeb Road race 3:25:42 28
Karin Thürig Time trial 31:54.89 3

Track[edit]

Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time Rank Opponent
Results
Rank Opponent
Results
Rank
Karin Thürig Women's individual pursuit 3:34.746 6 Q  van Moorsel (NED)
3:34.831
5 Did not advance
Omnium
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
Franco Marvulli
Bruno Risi
Men's madison 15 0 2

Mountain biking[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Thomas Frischknecht Men's cross-country 2:19:39 7
Ralf Näf 2:19:15 6
Christoph Sauser Did not finish
Barbara Blatter Women's cross-country Did not finish
Katrin Leumann 2:16:07 19

Diving[edit]

Men
Athlete Events Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Jean Romain Delaloye 10 m platform 326.82 31 Did not advance

Equestrian[edit]

Dressage[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
Silvia Iklé Salieri CH Individual 67.042 28 Q 69.101 18 Did not advance
Christian Pläge Regent 66.667 30 Did not advance
Daniel Ramseier Palladio 63.250 45 Did not advance
Jasmien Sanche-Burger Mr G de Lully Withdrew Did not advance
Silvia Iklé
Christian Pläge
Daniel Ramseier
Jasmien Sanche-Burger
See above Team N/A 65.653 10

Eventing[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Marisa Cortesi Peppermint III Individual 48.40 26 111.00 159.40 68 12.00 171.40 58 Did not advance 171.40 58
Jennifer Eicher Agent Mulder 65.00 57 0.00 65.00 =33 12.00 77.00 =33 Did not advance 77.00 =33

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
Fabio Crotta Mme Pompadour M Individual 5 =31 8 13 =33 Q 4 17 =21 Q 16 =36 Did not advance
Steve Guerdat Olympic 4 =19 4 8 =16 Q 13 21 =33 Q Retired Did not advance
Markus Fuchs Tinka's Boy 6 =42 20 26 =55 Q 2 28 =41 Did not advance
Christina Liebherr No Mercy 9 =54 0 9 =23 Q 8 17 =21 Q 8 =12 Q 9 17 14 17 14
Fabio Crotta
Markus Fuchs
Steve Guerdat
Christina Liebherr
See above Team N/A 12 =4 Q 14 26 5 26 5

Fencing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Marcel Fischer Individual épée BYE  Nabil (EGY)
W 15–10
 Kovács (HUN)
W 15–7
 Fernández (VEN)
W 15–13
 Boisse (FRA)
W 15–9
 Wang L (CHN)
W 15–9
1

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
Christoph Schärer Floor 8.787 N/A 8.787 72 Did not advance
Pommel horse N/A 8.650 N/A 8.650 74 Did not advance
Parallel bars N/A 8.737 N/A 8.737 69 Did not advance
Horizontal bar N/A 9.650 9.650 26 Did not advance
Andreas Schweizer All-around 8.787 9.200 9.737 Q 9.100 9.387 9.225 55.436 27 Q 8.450 9.062 9.675 9.225 9.450 8.750 54.612 24
Rings N/A 9.737 N/A 9.737 8 Q N/A 9.737 N/A 9.737 8
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Melanie Marti All-around 9.050 9.112 9.050 8.525 27.037 43 Did not advance

Trampoline[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Ludovic Martin Men's 66.80 9 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

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
Sergei Aschwanden Men's −81 kg  Sganga (ARG)
L 0002–1000
Did not advance
Lena Göldi Women's −57 kg  Pekli (AUS)
W 1000–0000
 Ekuta (NGR)
W 1010–0000
 Lupetey (CUB)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance BYE  Harel (FRA)
L WO
Did not advance

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Switzerland has qualified a single athlete in modern pentathlon.

Athlete Event Shooting
(10 m air pistol)
Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Running
(3000 m)
Total points Final rank
Points Rank MP Points Results Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Penalties Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points
Niklaus Brünisholz Men's 180 9 1096 14–17 =19 776 2:09.12 19 1252 196 25 1004 9:46.75 8 1056 5184 14

Rowing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Andre Vonarburg Single sculls 7:23.43 2 R 6:53.48 1 SA/B/C 7:08.52 4 FB 6:52.88 8
Olivier Gremaud
Christian Stofer
Florian Stofer
Simon Stürm
Quadruple sculls 6:20.67 5 R 5:47.94 2 SA/B 5:48.74 6 FB 6:04.53 8
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Carolina Lüthi Single sculls 7:49.88 2 R 7:37.90 3 SC/D 7:47.33 4 FC 7:44.11 15

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

Sailing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Richard Stauffacher Mistral 24 13 14 25 OCS 22 24 20 22 23 OCS 222 24
Simon Brügger
Lukas Erni
470 20 25 18 20 6 24 20 27 11 15 4 163 22
Flavio Marazzi
Enrico De Maria
Star 10 1 3 7 9 9 12 11 4 8 9 70 4
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Anja Käser Mistral 14 12 10 10 OCS 7 15 13 12 18 10 121 14
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 M*
Christopher Rast
Christian Steiger
49er 11 9 12 2 OCS 7 16 16 3 10 10 16 7 16 9 9 137 12

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
Marcel Bürge 10 m air rifle 576 47 Did not advance
50 m rifle prone 594 =9 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 1158 18 Did not advance
Niki Marty 25 m rapid fire pistol 577 12 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Gaby Bühlmann 10 m air rifle 575 =13 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 391 =27 Did not advance
Cornelia Frölich 10 m air pistol 384 =6 Q 481.5 7
25 m pistol 557 34 Did not advance
Monika Rieder 10 m air pistol 366 =38 Did not advance
25 m pistol 568 29 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Swiss 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
Remo Lütolf 100 m breaststroke 1:03.82 34 Did not advance
Dominik Meichtry 200 m freestyle 1:49.45 NR 11 Q 1:50.02 14 Did not advance
Karel Novy 50 m freestyle 22.51 13 Q 22.63 16 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 49.93 22 Did not advance
Yves Platel 400 m individual medley 4:28.94 29 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dominique Diezi 50 m freestyle DNS Did not advance
100 m freestyle 56.67 =26 Did not advance
Hanna Miluska 200 m freestyle 2:03.28 24 Did not advance
Flavia Rigamonti 800 m freestyle 8:38.10 13 N/A Did not advance
Dominique Diezi
Seraina Prünte
Marjorie Sagne
Nicole Zahnd
4×100 m freestyle relay 3:48.61 15 N/A Did not advance
Hanna Miluska
Flavia Rigamonti
Chantal Strasser
Nicole Zahnd
4×200 m freestyle relay 8:10.41 12 N/A Did not advance
Dominique Diezi
Carmela Schlegel
Carla Stampfli
Nicole Zahnd
4×100 m medley relay 4:15.54 15 N/A Did not advance

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Switzerland has 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
Magdalena Brunner
Belinda Schmid
Duet 45.334 11 46.000 91.334 11 Q 46.084 91.418 10

Tennis[edit]

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
Roger Federer Men's singles  Davydenko (RUS)
W 6–3, 5–7, 6–1
 Berdych (CZE)
L 6–4, 5–7, 5–7
Did not advance
Yves Allegro
Roger Federer
Men's doubles N/A  Fyrstenberg /
Matkowski (POL)
W 6–3, 6–2
 Bhupathi /
Paes (IND)
L 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Did not advance
Myriam Casanova Women's singles  Pratt (AUS)
L 3–6, 5–7
Did not advance
Patty Schnyder  Mandula (HUN)
W 6–3, 6–4
 Hantuchová (SVK)
W 3–6, 6–1, 6–4
 Kuznetsova (RUS)
L 3–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Myriam Casanova
Patty Schnyder
Women's doubles N/A  Hantuchová /
Husárová (SVK)
W 6–3, 6–4
 Yan Z /
Zheng J (CHN)
L 3–6, 3–6
Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Switzerland has qualified five athletes in both men's and women's triathlon.

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Reto Hug Men's 18:19 0:18 1:05:37 0:18 37:44 2:01:40.43 40
Olivier Marceau 18:18 0:18 1:00:46 0:20 33:40 1:52:44.36 8
Sven Riederer 18:17 0:17 1:00:45 0:20 32:31 1:51:33.26 3
Brigitte McMahon Women's 19:46 0:19 1:10:41 0:21 36:40 2:07:07.73 10
Nicola Spirig 20:34 0:20 1:09:51 0:21 38:19 2:08:44.46 19

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
Patrick Heuscher
Stefan Kobel
Men's Pool E
 ChildHeese (CAN)
W 2 – 0 (28–26, 21–18)
 ProsserWilliams (AUS)
W 2 – 1 (16–21, 22–20, 15–9)
 BlantonNygaard (USA)
W 2 – 1 (21–16, 13–21, 15–13)
1 Q  Brenha
Maia (POR)
W 2 – 0 (21–18, 21–19)
 Holdren
Metzger (USA)
W 2 – 0 (21–16, 21–19)
 Rego
Santos (BRA)
L 1 – 2 (14–21, 21–19, 12–15)
 Prosser
Williams (AUS)
W 2 – 1 (19–21, 21–17, 15–13)
3
Martin Laciga
Paul Laciga
Pool C
 GartmayerNowotny (AUT)
W 2 – 0 (21–14, 21–14)
 BosmaHerrera (ESP)
L 1 – 2 (19–21, 21–17, 9–15)
 BergerGosch (AUT)
W 2 – 0 (21–17, 21–19)
2 Q  Araújo
Insfran (BRA)
W 2 – 1 (21–19, 19–21, 15–12)
 Rego
Santos (BRA)
L 0 – 2 (13–21, 16–21)
Did not advance
Simone Kuhn
Nicole Schnyder
Women's Pool D
 DumontMartin (CAN)
L 0 – 2 (16–21, 13–21)
 GlesnesMaaseide (NOR)
L 1 – 2 (18–21, 21–17, 13–15)
 McPeakYoungs (USA)
L 1 – 2 (24–22, 17–21, 12–15)
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.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Elimination Pool Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Rolf Scherrer −96 kg  Tasoyev (UKR)
L 1–3 PP
 Gatsalov (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
2 Did not advance 16
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Elimination Pool Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Reto Bucher −74 kg  Kikiniou (BLR)
W 3–1 PP
 Sai Yj (CHN)
W 3–1 PP
1 Q  Khalimov (KAZ)
W 3–0 PO
 Yli-Hannuksela (FIN)
L 0–3 PO
 Samurgashev (RUS)
L 0–4 ST
4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Federer serves warning to Olympic rivals". swissinfo. 10 August 2004. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 

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