Trinidad and Tobago at the 2004 Summer Olympics
Trinidad and Tobago competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's sixteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics as an independent nation, although it had previously appeared in four editions as part of the British colony and the West Indies Federation. Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee sent a total of nineteen athletes to the Games, ten men and nine women, to compete only in track and field (the largest by sport), shooting, swimming, and taekwondo, which made its Olympic debut; the nation's team size was relatively similar to the record in Sydney four years earlier.
|Trinidad and Tobago at the|
2004 Summer Olympics
(TRI used at these Games)
|NOC||Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee|
|Competitors||19 in 4 sports|
|Flag bearer||Ato Boldon|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
|Other related appearances|
|British West Indies (1960)|
Eight athletes from the Trinidad and Tobago team had previously competed in Sydney, including swimmer and double Pan American Games champion George Bovell, sprinters Ato Modibo, who later married to Caymanian athlete Cydonie Mothersille, and Ato Boldon, who became the most decorated athlete for Trinidad and Tobago with a staggering record of four Olympic medals. Because of his repeated successes and being the most sophisticated athlete of the team as a four-time Olympian, Boldon reprised his role to carry the Trinidad and Tobago flag in the opening ceremony for the second time.
Trinidad and Tobago left Athens with a remarkable historic milestone from George Bovell, being the nation's first ever swimmer to win an Olympic bronze medal in the men's 200 m individual medley.
|Bronze||George Bovell||Swimming||Men's 200 m individual medley||August 19|
Trinidad and Tobago 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).
- 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
- Track & road events
|Nicconnor Alexander||100 m||10.22||3 Q||10.48||7||Did not advance|
|Ato Boldon||10.41||4||Did not advance|
|Marc Burns||DSQ||Did not advance|
|Sherridan Kirk||800 m||1:48.12||6||N/A||Did not advance|
|Ato Modibo||400 m||46.29||4||N/A||Did not advance|
|4 × 100 m relay||38.53 NR||=4||N/A||38.60||7|
- Field events
|Le Juan Simon||Triple jump||16.16||36||Did not advance|
- Track & road events
|Fana Ashby||100 m||11.43||3 Q||11.54||7||Did not advance|
|4 × 100 m relay||DNF||N/A||Did not advance|
- Field events
|Cleopatra Borel||Shot put||18.90 NR||3 Q||18.35||10|
|Candice Scott||Hammer throw||68.27||12 q||69.94 NR||9|
- Combined events – Heptathlon
|Athlete||Event||100H||HJ||SP||200 m||LJ||JT||800 m||Final||Rank|
One Trinidad and Tobago shooter qualified to compete in the following events:
|Roger Daniel||10 m air pistol||574||=27||Did not advance|
|50 m pistol||545||33||Did not advance|
Trinidad and Tobago 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):
|George Bovell||50 m freestyle||DNS||Did not advance|
|100 m freestyle||49.61||12 Q||49.53 NR||11||Did not advance|
|200 m freestyle||1:49.48 NR||12 Q||1:49.59||11||Did not advance|
|200 m individual medley||2:00.65||3 Q||2:00.31||5 Q||1:58.80 NR|
|Linda McEachrane||100 m freestyle||58.92||42||Did not advance|
|Sharntelle McLean||50 m freestyle||26.86||38||Did not advance|
Trinidad and Tobago has qualified a single taekwondo jin through the North and South American Qualification Tournament.
|Athlete||Event||Round of 16||Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Repechage 1||Repechage 2||Final / BM|
|Chinedum Osuji||Men's −80 kg|| Ahmadov (AZE)
|Did not advance|
- "2004 Athens: Flag Bearers for the Opening Ceremony". Olympics. 13 August 2004. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
- Christie, James (14 August 2004). "Olympics open with lavish ceremony". The Globe and Mail. CAAWS. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
- Whitten, Phillip (20 August 2004). "Michael Phelps Cruises to Gold Medal #4 in the 200 IM, Lochte Takes the Silver, Bovell Wins First Swimming Medal for Trinidad". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
- Simon, Nigel (20 August 2004). "Bovell III bags Athens 200 IM bronze in 2004". Guardian Media Limited. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
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