Saint Lucia at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Saint Lucia at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Flag of Saint Lucia.svg
IOC codeLCA
NOCSaint Lucia Olympic Committee
Websitewww.slunoc.org
in Athens
Competitors2 in 2 sports
Flag bearer Zepherinus Joseph
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Saint Lucia competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece from 13 to 29 August 2004.[1] Saint Lucia's athletes marched out first at the parade of nations at the Opening Ceremony as the first country in order of the Greek alphabet, and because hosts Greece marched last instead of their usual position at the head of the parade.

History[edit]

Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries possession of Saint Lucia was argued by the British and the French. Control of Saint Lucia swapped between the two countries 14 separate times, finally ending up in the control of the United Kingdom in 1814. Saint Lucia was granted self rule by the British in 1967. Saint Lucia became an independent nation in 1979.[2]

Saint Lucia formed its National Olympic Committee in 1987. Saint Lucia's NOC gained recognition by the International Olympic Committee on 24 September, 1993. As of 2004 Saint Lucia had previously competed in the olympics twice.[3][4]

Athletics[edit]

Athletes from Saint Lucia achieved qualifying standards in athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard):[5][6]

Saint Lucia was represented by one male athlete at the 2004 Summer Olympics, Zepherinus Joseph who competed in the men's marathon. This was the first Olympic appearance for Joseph.[7][8]

Athens Olympic Sports Complex where Joseph finished the men's marathon.

Zepherinus Joseph competed in the men's marathon. Joseph finished with a time of 2:44:19 finishing eightieth in the standings. The medals in the event went to athletes from Italy, the United States, and Brazil.[9][8][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
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Zepherinus Joseph Marathon 2:44:19 80[7]

Swimming[edit]

Georgeos competed at the Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre during the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Saint Lucia was represented by one female athlete at the 2004 Summer Olympics, Natasha Sara Georgeos who competed in the women's 100 meter butterfly. This was Georgeos' first Olympic appearance.[10]

Natasha Sara Georgeos competed in the women's 100 meter butterfly, she placed sixth in her heat, ending at thirty eighth in the standings. Georgeos failed to advance past the first round. Medals in the events went to athletes from Australia, Poland and the Netherlands.[10][11]

Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Natasha Sara Georgeos 100 m butterfly 1:07.94 6 Did not advance[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saint Lucia National Olympic Committee Archived 2012-05-22 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "The World Factbook — Central Intelligence Agency". www.cia.gov. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  3. ^ "Olympic History of Saint Lucia". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  4. ^ "Our History - St Lucia Olympic Committee". slunoc.org. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  5. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  6. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  7. ^ a b c "Zepherinus Joseph Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  8. ^ a b "Saint Lucia at the 2004 Athina Summer Games | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  9. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Athina Summer Games: Men's Marathon". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  10. ^ a b c "Natasha Sara Georgeos Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  11. ^ "Swimming at the 2004 Athina Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Butterfly". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-14.

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