East Timor at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Timor-Leste at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Flag of East Timor.svg
IOC code TLS
NOC National Olympic Committee of East Timor
in Athens
Competitors 2 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Agueda Amaral
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances
Other related appearances
 Indonesia (1984–1996)
 Independent Olympic Athletes (2000)

Timor-Leste competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, which was held from 13 to 29 August 2004. The nation's appearance at the 2004 Athens Games marked its official debut in any Olympic event and also the Summer Olympics.

Two track and field athletes, Gil da Cruz Trindade and Agueda Amaral, were selected to represent the nation via wildcards, as the nation had no athletes that met either the "A" or "B" qualifying standards in their respective events, the Men's and Women's marathons. At 32 years and 88 days, Amaral became the oldest athlete to represent the nation at the Summer Games, which still stands today. She was also selected as the nation's first flag bearer for the opening ceremony.

Ultimately, neither athlete won a medal in their events, with Trindade not even finishing his marathon. This therefore meant that Timor-Leste won no medals in the Athens Games.


Although this was the official Summer Olympics debut for Timor-Leste, East Timorese athletes had competed as Individual Olympic Athletes in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.[1] Because the athletes did not win a medal at the previous Olympics, no athlete from the nation had won a medal prior to the 2004 Athens Games.[1]

The Timor-Leste National Olympic Committee (NOC) selected two athletes via wildcards. Usually, a NOC would be able to enter up to three qualified athletes in each individual event as long as each athlete met the "A" standard, or one athlete per event if they met the "B" standard.[2]


  • 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 Final
Result Rank
Gil da Cruz Trindade Marathon DNF
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Agueda Amaral Marathon 3:18:25 65


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