Chile at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Chile at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Flag of Chile.svg
IOC code CHI
NOC Chilean Olympic Committee
Website www.coch.cl (Spanish)
in Athens
Competitors 22 in 11 sports
Flag bearer Kristel Köbrich[1]
Medals
Ranked 39th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
2 0 1 3
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Chile competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. Chilean athletes have competed at every Summer Olympic Games in the modern era, except the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, and the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow because of the United States boycott.

Chilean Olympic Committee (Spanish: Comité Olímpico de Chile, COCH) sent a total of 22 athletes to the Games, 16 men and 6 women, to compete in 11 sports; the nation's team size was roughly smaller from Sydney by almost half of the athletes, due to the absence of the men's football team. Six Chilean athletes had previously competed in Sydney, including tennis star and top medal favorite Nicolás Massú. Long-distance freestyle swimmer and Pan American Games bronze medalist Kristel Köbrich set a historic milestone as the nation's first ever female flag bearer in the opening ceremony, wearing and parading with a traditional Chilean costume.[1]

Chile left Athens with a remarkable historic milestone from tennis players Nicolás Massú and Fernando González, as they picked up the grand slam Olympic title for the Chilean team in the men's doubles tournament.[2][3] While Gonzalez collected a bronze in his match against U.S. tennis player Taylor Dent, Massu summoned his strength to defeat Dent's teammate Mardy Fish with a striking effort to complete the Chilean party on the Olympic tennis court, and most significantly, to snatch his second gold medal in the men's singles.[4][5]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Massú, NicolásNicolás Massú Tennis Men's singles August 22
 Gold González, FernandoFernando González
Massú, NicolásNicolás Massú
Tennis Men's doubles August 21
 Bronze González, FernandoFernando González Tennis Men's singles August 21

Athletics[edit]

Chilean 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).[6][7]

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
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Marco Antonio Verni Shot put NM Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Érika Olivera Marathon 2:57:14 58
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Carolina Torres Pole vault 4.00 33 Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Sprint[edit]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jonnathan Tafra Men's C-1 1000 m 4:04.402 5 q 4:22.644 8 Did not advance

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

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Marcelo Arriagada Men's road race Did not finish

Track[edit]

Omnium
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
Marco Arriagada Men's points race 25 1 11

Mountain biking[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Cristóbal Silva Men's cross-country LAP (1 lap) 40

Fencing[edit]

Chile has qualified a single fencer.

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
Paris Inostroza Individual épée Bye  Thompson (USA)
L 12–13
Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Chile has qualified a single judoka.

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
Gabriel Lama Men's −90 kg  Olson (USA)
L 0001–0120
Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

Chilean rowers qualified the following boats:

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Óscar Vásquez Single sculls 7:38.04 5 R 7:06.51 3 SD/E 7:27.11 2 FD 7:10.75 23
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Soraya Jadué Single sculls 7:58.28 3 R 7:37.60 2 SA/B 8:16.21 6 FB 7:42.76 11

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]

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

Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Matías del Solar Laser 39 38 6 38 16 15 18 11 27 31 16 216 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

Shooting[edit]

Chile has qualified a single shooter.

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Jorge Atalah Skeet 117 =31 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Chilean 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
Max Schnettler 100 m freestyle 51.91 49 Did not advance
Giancarlo Zolezzi 200 m freestyle 1:53.18 39 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 3:56.52 25 N/A Did not advance
1500 m freestyle 16:00.52 30 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Kristel Köbrich 400 m freestyle 4:18.68 26 Did not advance
800 m freestyle 8:40.41 15 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Four Chilean 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
Juan Papic Men's singles  Lupulesku (USA)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Juan Papic
Alejandro Rodríguez
Men's doubles N/A  Akinlabi /
Nosiru (NGR)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Berta Rodríguez Women's singles  Oshonaike (NGR)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Berta Rodríguez
Maria Paulina Vega
Women's doubles  Perez /
Ramos (VEN)
L 3–4
Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Chile nominated two male tennis players to compete in the tournament.

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
Fernando González Men's singles  Economidis (GRE)
W 7–6(8–6), 6–2
 Lee H-T (KOR)
W 7–5, 6–2
 Roddick (USA)
W 6–4, 6–4
 Grosjean (FRA)
W 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
 Fish (USA)
L 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
 Dent (USA)
W 6–4, 2–6, 16–14
3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Nicolas Massú  Kuerten (BRA)
W 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
 Spadea (USA)
W 7–6(7–3), 6–2
 Andreev (RUS)
W 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–4
 Moyà (ESP)
W 6–2, 7–5
 Dent (USA)
W 7–6(7–5), 6–1
 Fish (USA)
W 6–3, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
1st, gold medalist(s)
Fernando González
Nicolas Massú
Men's doubles N/A  Knowles /
Merklein (BAH)
W 7–5, 6–4
 Etlis /
Rodríguez (ARG)
W 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
 B Bryan /
M Bryan (USA)
W 7–5, 6–4
 Ančić /
Ljubičić (CRO)
W 7–5, 4–6, 6–4
 Kiefer /
Schüttler (GER)
W 6–2, 4–6, 3–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–4
1st, gold medalist(s)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nadadora Kristel Köbrich será abanderada de Chile en Atenas" [Swimmer Kristel Köbrich will be Chile's flag bearer in Athens] (in Spanish). La Nación. 1 July 2004. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Dillman, Lisa (23 August 2004). "A Lasting Gold Image for Chileans". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Porteous, Clinton (22 August 2004). "Chile cheers Olympic first". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Massu gets second gold medal of Games". ESPN. 30 August 2004. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Massu seals golden double". BBC Sport. 22 August 2004. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  7. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 

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