Trinidad and Tobago at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Trinidad and Tobago at the Olympic Games

Flag of Trinidad and Tobago
IOC code  TRI
NOC Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee
Website www.ttoc.org
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens
Competitors 19 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Ato Boldon
Medals
Rank: 71
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
British West Indies (1960)

Trinidad and Tobago competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's sixteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics as an independent nation, although it had previously appeared in four editions as part of the British colony and the West Indies Federation. Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee sent a total of nineteen athletes to the Games, ten men and nine women, to compete only in track and field (the largest by sport), shooting, swimming, and taekwondo, which made its Olympic debut; the nation's team size was relatively similar to the record in Sydney four years earlier.

Eight athletes from the Trinidad and Tobago team had previously competed in Sydney, including swimmer and double Pan American Games champion George Bovell, sprinters Ato Modibo, who later married to Caymanian athlete Cydonie Mothersille, and Ato Boldon, who became the most decorated athlete for Trinidad and Tobago with a staggering record of four Olympic medals. Because of his repeated successes and being the most sophisticated athlete of the team as a four-time Olympian, Boldon reprised his role to carry the Trinidad and Tobago flag in the opening ceremony for the second time.[1][2]

Trinidad and Tobago left Athens with a remarkable historic milestone from George Bovell, being the nation's first ever swimmer to win an Olympic bronze medal in the men's 200 m individual medley.[3][4]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Bronze Bovell, GeorgeGeorge Bovell Swimming Men's 200 m individual medley August 19

Athletics[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago 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).[5][6]

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
Nicconnor Alexander 100 m 10.22 3 Q 10.48 7 Did not advance
Ato Boldon 10.41 4 Did not advance
Marc Burns DSQ Did not advance
Sherridan Kirk 800 m 1:48.12 6 N/A Did not advance
Ato Modibo 400 m 46.29 4 N/A Did not advance
Nicconnor Alexander
Ato Boldon
Darrel Brown
Marc Burns
4×100 m relay 38.53 NR =4 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Le Juan Simon Triple jump 16.16 36 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Fana Ashby 100 m 11.43 3 Q 11.54 7 Did not advance
Fana Ashby
Kelly-Ann Baptiste
Ayanna Hutchinson
Wanda Hutson
4×100 m relay DNF N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Cleopatra Borel Shot put 18.90 NR 3 Q 18.35 10
Candice Scott Hammer throw 68.27 12 q 69.94 NR 9
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Marsha Mark-Baird Result 13.58 1.70 11.20 25.11 6.22 49.90 2:12.21 5962 25
Points 1039 855 608 877 918 858 807

Shooting[edit]

One Trinidad and Tobago shooter qualified to compete in the following events:

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Roger Daniel 10 m air pistol 574 =27 Did not advance
50 m pistol 545 33 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago 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
George Bovell 50 m freestyle DNS Did not advance
100 m freestyle 49.61 12 Q 49.53 NR 11 Did not advance
200 m freestyle 1:49.48 NR 12 Q 1:49.59 11 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:00.65 3 Q 2:00.31 5 Q 1:58.80 NR 3rd
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Linda McEachrane 100 m freestyle 58.92 42 Did not advance
Sharntelle McLean 50 m freestyle 26.86 38 Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago has qualified a single taekwondo jin through the North and South American Qualification Tournament.

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
Chinedum Osuji Men's −80 kg  Ahmadov (AZE)
L 3–10
Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2004 Athens: Flag Bearers for the Opening Ceremony". Olympics. 13 August 2004. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Christie, James (14 August 2004). "Olympics open with lavish ceremony". The Globe and Mail (CAAWS). Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Whitten, Phillip (20 August 2004). "Michael Phelps Cruises to Gold Medal #4 in the 200 IM, Lochte Takes the Silver, Bovell Wins First Swimming Medal for Trinidad". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Simon, Nigel (20 August 2004). "Bovell III bags Athens 200 IM bronze in 2004". Guardian Media Limited. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 

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