Tunisia at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Tunisia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Tunisia
IOC code  TUN
NOC Tunisian Olympic Committee
Website www.cnot.org.tn (French)
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens
Competitors 54 in 14 sports
Flag bearer Noureddine Hfaiedh[1]
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
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Total
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Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

Tunisia competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's eleventh appearance at the Olympics, except the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow because of its partial support to the United States boycott.

The Tunisian Olympic Committee (French: Comité National Olympique Tunisien, CNOT) sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games, surpassing the record by three athletes short in Atlanta eight years earlier. A total of 54 athletes, 44 men and 10 women, competed only in 14 sports. men's football, and men's indoor volleyball were the only team-based sports in which Tunisia had its representation at these Olympic Games. Among the sports played by the athletes, Tunisia marked its Olympic debut in artistic gymnastics and taekwondo. Five Tunisian athletes had previously competed in Sydney, including race walker Hatem Ghoula, and swimmer Oussama Mellouli, who won the bronze at the 2003 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.[2] Meanwhile, volleyball team captain Noureddine Hfaiedh was the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1]

Tunisia left Athens without a single Olympic medal, since long distance runner Mohammed Gammoudi claimed the Olympic title in the men's 5000 metres at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Before becoming the first Olympian to take both the pool and open water titles in the history, Mellouli started to flourish his swimming career with a brilliant fifth place finish in the men's 400 m individual medley.[3]

Athletics[edit]

Tunisian 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).[4][5]

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
Hatem Ghoula 20 km walk N/A 1:22:59 11
Sofiane Labidi 400 m 46.04 3 Did not advance
Lotfi Turki 3000 m steeplechase DNS N/A Did not advance
Women
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Aida Sellam Javelin throw 57.76 24 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Tunisia 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
Walid Cherif Flyweight  Izoria (GEO)
L 14–24
Did not advance
Saifeddine Nejmaoui Featherweight  Djelkhir (FRA)
L 13–38
Did not advance
Taoufik Chobba Lightweight  Little (AUS)
L 8–27
Did not advance
Mohamed Ali Sassi Light welterweight  Blain (FRA)
L 14–36
Did not advance
Mohamed Sahraoui Middleweight  Balzsay (HUN)
L 24–29
Did not advance

Fencing[edit]

Two Tunisian fencers qualified for the following events:

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
Maher Ben Aziza Individual foil  Tiomkin (USA)
L 10–15
Did not advance
Mohamed Rebai Individual sabre  Agresta (BRA)
L 14–15
Did not advance

Football[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

The Tunisia national football team qualified for the Olympics after winning a very tight group with three other African football powers, Nigeria, Senegal and Egypt.[6]

Roster

Head coach: Tunisia Khemais Labidi

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Khaled Fadhel (1976-09-29)29 September 1976 (aged 27) 0 0 Tunisia CS Sfaxien
2 2DF Anis Boussaidi (1981-04-10)10 April 1981 (aged 23) 0 0 Tunisia Stade Tunisien
3 2DF Karim Haggui (1984-01-20)20 January 1984 (aged 20) 0 0 France Strasbourg
4 2DF Alaeddine Yahia (1981-09-26)26 September 1981 (aged 22) 0 0 France Guingamp
5 4FW Sabeur Trabelsi (1984-02-18)18 February 1984 (aged 20) 0 0 Tunisia Étoile Sahel
6 3MF Houcine Ragued (1983-02-11)11 February 1983 (aged 21) 0 0 France Paris Saint-Germain
7 2DF Amir Hadj Massaoued (1981-02-08)8 February 1981 (aged 23) 0 0 Tunisia CS Sfaxien
8 2DF Zied Bhairi (1981-02-05)5 February 1981 (aged 23) 0 0 Tunisia Espérance
9 4FW Ali Zitouni (1981-01-11)11 January 1981 (aged 23) 0 0 Tunisia Espérance
10 3MF Khaled Mouelhi (1981-02-13)13 February 1981 (aged 23) 0 0 Tunisia Club Africain
11 4FW Amine Ltaief (1984-07-04)4 July 1984 (aged 20) 0 0 France Créteil
12 2DF Anis Ayari (1982-02-16)16 February 1982 (aged 22) 0 0 Tunisia Stade Tunisien
13 3MF Ouissen Ben Yahia (1984-09-09)9 September 1984 (aged 19) 0 0 Tunisia Club Africain
14 3MF Mejdi Traoui (1983-12-13)13 December 1983 (aged 20) 0 0 Tunisia Étoile Sahel
15 2DF Jose Clayton (1974-03-21)21 March 1974 (aged 30) 0 0 Tunisia Espérance
16 2DF Issam Merdassi (1981-03-16)16 March 1981 (aged 23) 0 0 Tunisia CS Sfaxien
17 4FW Mohamed Jedidi (1978-09-10)10 September 1978 (aged 25) 0 0 Tunisia Étoile Sahel
18 1GK Jassem Khaloufi (1981-09-02)2 September 1981 (aged 22) 0 0 Tunisia AS Marsa
Group play
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 9
 Australia 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 4
 Tunisia 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
 Serbia and Montenegro 3 0 0 3 3 14 −11 0
11 August 2004
20:30
Tunisia  1 – 1  Australia
Zitouni Goal 69' Report Aloisi Goal 45'
Pankritio Stadium, Heraklion
Attendance: 15,757
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

14 August 2004
20:30
Argentina  2 – 0  Tunisia
Tévez Goal 39'
Saviola Goal 72'
Report
Pampeloponnisiako Stadium, Patras
Attendance: 5,512
Referee: Éric Poulat (France)

17 August 2004
20:30
Serbia and Montenegro  2 – 3  Tunisia
Krasić Goal 70'
Vukčević Goal 87'
Report Clayton Goal 41'
Jedidi Goal 83' (pen.)
Zitouni Goal 89'

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
Wajdi Bouallègue All-around 9.112 8.950 8.562 9.025 8.350 8.512 52.511 47 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Four Tunisian judoka (one male and three females) qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Men
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
Anis Lounifi −60 kg  Pak N-C (PRK)
W 1000–0001
 Stanev (RUS)
L 0000–1001
Did not advance
Women
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
Saida Dhahri −63 kg  Tanimoto (JPN)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance  Maza (ECU)
W 1010–0000
 Chisholm (CAN)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Houda Ben Daya −78 kg BYE  Silva (BRA)
L 0001–1020
Did not advance
Insaf Yahyaoui +78 kg BYE  Sun Fm (CHN)
L 0000–1010
Did not advance BYE  Chalá (ECU)
W 0120–0000
 Blanco (VEN)
W 1012–0000
 Donguzashvili (RUS)
L 0000–0210
5

Rowing[edit]

Tunisian rowers qualified the following boats:

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ibtissem Trimech Single sculls 8:15.87 6 R 7:56.19 4 SD/E 8:14.73 6 FD 7:51.21 19

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]

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

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Foued Ourabi Mistral 23 31 27 21 21 19 25 19 25 15 16 211 23

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

Swimming[edit]

Tunisian 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
Anouar Ben Naceur 200 m freestyle 1:54.69 50 Did not advance
Oussama Mellouli 1500 m freestyle 15:18.98 14 N/A Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:01.94 AF 15 Q 2:01.11 AF 9 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:16.68 =6 Q N/A 4:14.49 AF 5

Table tennis[edit]

Two Tunisian table tennis players qualified for the following events.

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Nesrine Ben Kahia Women's singles  Erdelji (SCG)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Olfa Guenni  Cada (CAN)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Nesrine Ben Kahia
Olfa Guenni
Women's doubles  Menaifi /
Nechab (ALG)
W 4–2
 Huang I-H /
Lu Y-F (TPE)
L 0–4
Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Three Tunisian taekwondo jin qualified for the following events.

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
Mohamed Omrani Men's −68 kg  Massimino (AUS)
L 2–7
Did not advance
Hichem Hamdouni Men's −80 kg  Obiorah (NGR)
W 16–11
 Tanrıkulu (TUR)
L 2–7
Did not advance  Geisler (PHI)
W RSC
 Karami (IRI)
L 4–12
Did not advance 5
Mounira Nahdi Women's −67 kg  Benabderassoul (MAR)
L 2–6
Did not advance

Volleyball[edit]

Tunisia has qualified a men's team for the indoor tournament after earning a spot from the African Championships.

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

Head coach: Gennady Shipulin

Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2004 club
2 Trabelsi, MohamedMohamed Trabelsi 15 September 1981 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 320 cm (130 in) Tunisia CS Sfaxien
3 Gara, MehdiMehdi Gara 1 March 1981 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 332 cm (131 in) 317 cm (125 in) Tunisia C.O. Kelibia
4 Ben Abbes, WalidWalid Ben Abbes 19 June 1980 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 331 cm (130 in) 308 cm (121 in) Unattached
5 Sellami, SamirSamir Sellami 13 July 1977 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 308 cm (121 in) Tunisia CS Sfaxien
7 Ghezal, ChakerChaker Ghezal 14 January 1977 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 352 cm (139 in) 335 cm (132 in) Tunisia E.S. Sahel
9 Belaïd, KhaledKhaled Belaïd 30 December 1973 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 326 cm (128 in) 312 cm (123 in) Tunisia CS Sfaxien
11 Fehri, MarouaneMarouane Fehri 1 July 1979 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 306 cm (120 in) Tunisia C.O. Kelibia
13 Hfaiedh, NoureddineNoureddine Hfaiedh 27 August 1973 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 315 cm (124 in) Tunisia E.S. Sahel
14 Berriri, MehrezMehrez Berriri (L) 13 April 1975 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 328 cm (129 in) 305 cm (120 in) Tunisia CS Sfaxien
15 Guidara, GhaziGhazi Guidara (C) 18 May 1974 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 326 cm (128 in) 305 cm (120 in) Tunisia E.S. Tunis
17 Chekili, Mohammed SalimMohammed Salim Chekili 15 March 1985 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 328 cm (129 in) 309 cm (122 in) Tunisia C.O. Kelibia
18 Karamosly, HosniHosni Karamosly 1 June 1980 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 338 cm (133 in) 315 cm (124 in) Tunisia CS Sfaxien
Group play
Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Serbia and Montenegro 9 4 1 12 6 2.000 427 398 1.073
2  Greece 8 3 2 12 9 1.333 475 454 1.046
3  Argentina 8 3 2 12 9 1.333 471 457 1.031
4  Poland 8 3 2 10 9 1.111 422 419 1.007
5  France 7 2 3 8 10 0.800 405 394 1.028
6  Tunisia 5 0 5 4 15 0.267 373 451 0.827
15 August 2004
19:30
Tunisia  0 – 3  Greece Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 8,200
Referee(s): Valdir Dellaqua (BRA), Fernando Nava (MEX)
Report(s): result
20
14
17
51
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75
17 August 2004
09:00
Tunisia  2 – 3  Argentina Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 888
Referee(s): Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT), Ryszard Dietrich (POL)
Report(s): result
20
25
16
25
10
96
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
Total
25
23
25
22
15
110
19 August 2004
16:00
Serbia and Montenegro  3 – 0  Tunisia Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 3,430
Referee(s): Abdullah Al-Khelaifi (KSA), Valdir Dellaqua (BRA)
Report(s): result
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
16
18
21
55
21 August 2004
14:00
Tunisia  1 – 3  Poland Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 4,600
Referee(s): Patricia Salvatore (USA), Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT)
Report(s): result
18
25
19
23
85
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
25
23
25
25
98
23 August 2004
09:00
France  3 – 1  Tunisia Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 1,860
Referee(s): Francisco Medina (CUB), Fernando Nava (MEX)
Report(s): result
25
18
25
25
93
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
23
25
19
19
86

Weightlifting[edit]

Two Tunisian weightlifters qualified for the following events:

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Youssef Sbaî Men's −69 kg 147.5 DNF DNF
Hayet Sassi Women's −63 kg 95 =4 120 4 215 4

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
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Fadhila Louati −48 kg  Psatha (GRE)
L 0–5 VT
 Merleni (UKR)
L 0–4 ST
 Karamchakova (TJK)
L 0–5 VT
4 Did not advance 14

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Phelps finishes with another world record". USA Today. 27 July 2003. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Thomas, Stephen (14 August 2004). "New World Record as Michael "the Machine" Lowers ‘his’ 400 IM Yet Again! Vendt takes Silver, as USA Goes 1-2". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
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