Syria at the 2004 Summer Olympics
|Syria at the Olympic Games|
|At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens|
|Competitors||6 (5 men, 1 woman) in 5 sports|
|Flag bearer||Mohammad Hazzory|
|Olympic history (summary)|
|Other related appearances|
|United Arab Republic (1960)|
|Bronze||Naser Al Shami||Boxing||Men's Heavyweight|
Results by event
- Mohammad Hazzory
- Qualification: 16.37 m (13th in Group B, did not advance, 25th overall)
- Zainab Bakkour
- Round 1: 17:18.66 (18th in heat 1, did not advance, 39th overall)
Syria sent one boxer, Naser Al Shami to Athens. Al Shami had only won bronze at the 2002 Asian Games, and was not expected to threaten for a medal. He defeated All-Africa Games winner Emmanuel Izonritei by points and Sydney middleweight bronze medalist Vugar Alakbarov by virtue of a disqualification. In the semifinal, though, two time world champion Odlanier Solis Fonte of Cuba proved too much for him, but even with the loss, Al Shami earned a bronze medal, Syria's only medal of the Games.
- Naser Al Shami
The only Syrian judoka competing in Athens lost his first match, but did survive the full five minutes.
- Yhya Hasaba
Dahi finished seven points behind the next-to-last shooter in the competition.
- Roger Dahi
- Qualification: 106 points (41st overall)
El Masri actually came within 0.05 seconds of the top 16 and a semi-final berth, and finished just behind 2003 Worlds bronze medalist Pieter van den Hoogenband and tied with world champion and twice-Olympic champion Alexander Popov.
- Rafed Ziad El Masri
- Heat: 22.58 s (T-18th overall, did not advance)
- President: Dr. Kamal Taha
- Secretary General: Nour El-Houda Karfoul