Zimbabwe at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Zimbabwe at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg
IOC code ZIM
NOC Zimbabwe Olympic Committee
Website www.zoc.co.zw
in Athens
Competitors 12 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Young Talkmore Nyongani
Medals
Ranked 49th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 1 1 3
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Rhodesia (1928-1964)

Zimbabwe competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's seventh consecutive appearance at the Olympics, after gaining its independence from the former Rhodesia.

The Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (ZOC) sent a total of twelve athletes, nine men and three women, competing only in athletics, shooting, swimming, and tennis. They marched in the middle of the parade of nations as the 53rd nation due to the use of the Greek alphabet, instead of the penultimate position, just before the host nation, as it has usually been placed. Notable athletes featured tennis siblings Cara (women's singles) and Wayne Black (men's doubles), and sprinters Brian Dzingai and Young Talkmore Nyongani, who became the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.

Zimbabwe left Athens with a full set of three Olympic medals for the first time in history since the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. This full set was officially awarded to swimmer Kirsty Coventry, who took home the gold in the 200 m backstroke, silver in the 100 m backstroke, and bronze in the 200 m individual medley.[1][2]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Kirsty Coventry Swimming Women's 200 m backstroke 20 August
 Silver Kirsty Coventry Swimming Women's 100 m backstroke 16 August
 Bronze Kirsty Coventry Swimming Women's 200 m individual medley 17 August

Athletics[edit]

Zimbabwean 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).[3][4]

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 Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Lewis Banda 400 m 45.37 2 Q N/A 45.23 4 Did not advance
Abel Chimukoko Marathon N/A 2:22:09 48
Brian Dzingai 200 m 20.72 4 Q 20.87 5 Did not advance
Young Talkmore Nyongani 400 m 46.03 3 N/A Did not advance
Lloyd Zvasiya 47.19 6 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Winneth Dube 100 m 11.56 6 Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Sean Nicholson Double trap 128 16 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Brendan Ashby 100 m backstroke 58.91 39 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kirsty Coventry 100 m backstroke 1:01.60 AF 4 Q 1:01.21 AF 7 Q 1:00.50 AF 2nd, silver medalist(s)
200 m backstroke 2:12.49 AF 3 Q 2:10.04 AF 2 Q 2:09.19 AF 1st, gold medalist(s)
200 m individual medley 2:13.33 AF 1 Q 2:13.68 4 Q 2:12.72 AF 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Tennis[edit]

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
Wayne Black
Kevin Ullyett
Men's doubles N/A  Clément /
Grosjean (FRA)
W 5–7, 6–4, 9–7
  /
Saretta (BRA)
W 6–3, 6–4
 Bhupathi /
Paes (IND)
L 4–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Cara Black Women's singles  Pisnik (SLO)
W 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
 Rubin (USA)
L 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coventry takes backstroke". BBC Sport. 20 August 2004. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Zimbabwe puts aside racial tensions to give hero's welcome to triple medal winner". USA Today. 25 August 2004. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 

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