Trinidad and Tobago at the 2004 Summer Olympics
|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (August 2013)|
|Trinidad and Tobago at the Olympic Games|
|At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens|
|Competitors||19 (10 men, 9 women) in 4 sports|
|Flag bearer||Ato Boldon|
|Olympic history (summary)|
|Other related appearances|
|British West Indies (1960)|
|Bronze||Bovell, GeorgeGeorge Bovell||Swimming||Men's 200 m individual medley||August 19|
Results and competitors by event
All eight medals that Trinidad and Tobago had won in the Olympics since 1964 came in Athletics, and even though team star Ato Boldon had not run a sub 10-second 100 metres since the 2001 World Championships, the men's relay team's silver medal at the 2003 Pan Am Games was heartening, as teams from the Americas had swept the podium in Atlanta and Sydney.
Only two of the individual runners made it to the second round, and none made a final. Two field athletes, Cleopatra Borel and Candice Scott made the first part of their finals, but could not move into the top 8 to earn the three extra attempts in the second half of the final. The men's relay team did make the final, and was again the second placed team from the Americas, but five teams from other continents finished ahead of them.
- Round 1 — 10.22 (3rd in heat 10, Qualified, overall 18th)
- Round 2 — 10.48 (7th in heat 3, did not advance, 39th overall)
- Round 1 — 10.41 (4th in heat 6, did not advance, overall 44th)
- Round 1 — disqualified (→ did not advance, no ranking)
Marc Burns committed the second false start of his heat.
- Round 1 — 46.29 (4th in heat 3, did not advance, 36th overall)
- Round 1 — 1:48.12 (6th in heat 8, did not advance, 51st overall)
- Round 1 — 38.53 (T-4th in heat 1, Qualified, T-5th overall) (Trinidad and Tobago Record)
- Final — 38.60 (7th overall)
- Qualification — 16.16 m (17th in Group A, did not advance, 36th overall)
- Round 1 — 11.43 (3rd in heat 3, Qualified, T-30th overall)
- Round 2 — 11.54 (7th in heat 3, did not advance, 28th overall)
- Round 1 — Did not finish
- Qualification: 18.90 m (2nd in Group B, Qualified, 3rd overall) (Trinidad and Tobago Record)
- Final A — 18.35 m (→ did not advance, 10th place)
- Round 1 — 68.27 m (7th in Group B, 'Qualified', 12th overall)
- Final A — 69.94 m (→ did not advance, 9th place) (Trindad and Tobago Record)
- Marsha Mark-Baird
- 5962 points (→ 25th overall)
- 100 metre Hurdles: 13.58 s (1039 points)
- High Jump: 1.70 m (855 points) (Total: 1894 points)
- Shot Put: 11.20 m (608 points) (Total: 2502 points)
- 200 metres: 25.11 s (877 points) (Total: 3379 points)
- Long Jump: 6.22 m (918 points) (Total: 4297 points)
- Javelin Throw: 49.90 (858 points) (Total: 5155 points)
- 800 metres: 2:12.21 (807 points) (Total: 5962 points)
- 5962 points (→ 25th overall)
- Qualification — 545 points (→ 33rd overall)
- Qualification — 574 points (→ T-27th overall)
No athlete from the Caribbean had ever won a medal in Swimming, but Trinidad's George Bovell entered the Athens games with the potential to change that. Bovell was a double gold medalist at the 2003 Pan American Games, finished fifth in the 200 metre IM at the 2003 Worlds, and was the short course world record holder in the 200 metre IM. Bovell lived up to these expectations, handily qualifying for the 200 metre IM final, and holding off Hungary's László Cseh by just 0.04 seconds to secure a bronze medal. The race for medals behind Michael Phelps was so close that Bovell was also just 0.02 seconds away from a silver medal.
- Heat — did not start (→ did not advance, no ranking)
- Heat — 49.61 (12th overall, Qualified)
- Semifinal — 49.53 (→ did not advance, 11th place)
- Heat — 2:00.65 (3rd overall, Qualified)
- Semifinal — 1:49.59 (→ did not advance, 11th place)
- Heat — 26.86 (→ did not advance, 38th place)
- Heat — 58.92 (→ did not advance, 42nd place)
A total of 8 athletes were listed on initial entry lists, but did not compete in their events. The four from individual events were Julian Raeburn in the men's 200 metres, Damion Barry in the men's 400 metres, Onika James in the women's pole vault and Nicholas Bovell in the men's 200m backstroke. Bovell was forced to pull out due to injury. The other four were relay alternates, Cleavon Dillon and Melvin Nero for the men, and Kennan Gibson and Kimberly Walker for the women.
- President: Mr. Douglas Camacho
- Secretary General: Mr. Elton A. Prescott
- "Player Bio: George Bovell". Auburn University. Retrieved 2008-06-26.
- "Player Bio: Nicholas Bovell". Auburn University. Retrieved 2008-06-26.