Namibia at the 2004 Summer Olympics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Namibia at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Flag of Namibia.svg
IOC code NAM
NOC Namibian National Olympic Committee
in Athens
Competitors 8 in 5 sports
Flag bearer Paulus Ambunda[1]
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Namibia competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's fourth consecutive appearance at the Olympics.

Namibian National Olympic Committee sent a total of eight athletes to the Games, seven men and one woman, to compete in 5 sports. Three of them had previously competed in Sydney, including pistol shooter Friedhelm Sack and mountain biker Mannie Heymans. Sprinter and four-time Olympic silver medalist Frankie Fredericks sought his official comeback to the Games after an eight-year absence with the hopes of adding another medal to his career hardware. Flyweight boxer Paulus Ambunda was appointed by the committee to become the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1]

Namibia, however, failed to win a single Olympic medal for the second consecutive time since the previous Games. Being a top favorite for the Namibian team, Fredericks fell short of claiming his third medal in the 200 metres, and thereby missed a chance to climb into the podium on his final Olympic appearance.[2] On August 29, 2004, at the time of the closing ceremony, Fredericks was elected to the IOC Athletes' Commission, along with three other athletes.[3]


Namibian 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]

  • 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
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Frankie Fredericks 100 m 10.12 1 Q 10.17 4 Did not advance
200 m 20.54 1 Q 20.20 2 Q 20.43 3 Q 20.14 4
Christie van Wyk 100 m 10.49 5 Did not advance
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Agnes Samaria 800 m 2:00.05 2 Q 1:59.37 5 Did not advance


Namibia sent two boxers to Athens. Both received a bye in the round of 32, both won their match in the round of 16, and both were defeated in the quarterfinals.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Joseph Jermia Light flyweight Bye  Wakefield (AUS)
W 29–20
 Kazakov (RUS)
L 11–18
Did not advance
Paulus Ambunda Flyweight Bye  Mendoza (VEN)
W 39–19
 Rahimov (GER)
L 15–28
Did not advance


Mountain biking[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Mannie Heymans Men's cross-country 2:28:28 29


Namibian has qualified a single shooter.

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Friedhelm Sack 10 m air pistol 572 =33 Did not advance
50 m pistol 529 =41 Did not advance



  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Elimination Pool Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Rank Opposition
Nico Jacobs −96 kg  Aghayev (AZE)
L 0–5 VT
 Bairamukov (KAZ)
L 1–3 PP
3 Did not advance 18

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "2004 Athens: Flag Bearers for the Opening Ceremony". Olympics. 13 August 2004. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Fredericks to quit after final 200". CNN. 24 August 2004. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Athletics triumphs in IOC Athletes Commission Elections". IAAF. 26 August 2004. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  4. ^ " – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 

External links[edit]