Mexico competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's twentieth appearance at the Olympics, since its debut in 1900. Comité Olímpico Mexicano sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games since 1992. A total of 109 athletes, 59 men and 50 women, competed in 20 sports. Football was the only team-based sport in which Mexico had its representation in these Olympic Games. There was only a single competitor in fencing, shooting, and weightlifting.
The Mexican team featured three Olympic medalists from Sydney: race walker Noé Hernández, taekwondo jin Víctor Estrada, and diver Fernando Platas, who reprised his role to carry the national flag for the second time in the opening ceremony, after winning the silver in men's springboard. Along with Platas, race walkers Miguel Ángel Rodríguez and Germán Sánchez officially made their fourth Olympic appearance as the most experienced members of the team. Meanwhile, show jumper Gerardo Tazzer, who helped the Mexicans claim the bronze at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, sought his fourth Olympic bid in Athens after a sixteen-year absence, and was also the oldest athlete of the team at age 52.
Mexico left Athens with a total of four medals (three silver and one bronze), failing to win a gold for the first time since 1996. Half of these medals were awarded to the athletes in taekwondo. Sprinter Ana Guevara set the nation's historical milestone as the first ever female Mexican to claim an Olympic silver medal in track and field. Meanwhile, Belem Guerrero claimed a silver for the first time in the nation's Olympic cycling history, since the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, since José Youshimatz took home the bronze in the men's points race.
Three Mexican archers qualified each for the men's individual archery, and a spot for the men's team.
Mexican 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).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
Track & road events
Track & road events
Mexico sent five boxers to Athens.Time trial
Mexican divers qualified for eight individual spots at the 2004 Olympic Games. Two Mexican synchronized diving teams qualified through the 2004 FINA Diving World Cup.Men
The following is the Mexican squad in the men's football tournament of the 2004 Summer Olympics. ‹See Tfd›
Head coach: Ricardo La Volpe
* Over-aged player.Group play
The following is the Mexican squad in the women's football tournament of the 2004 Summer Olympics. ‹See Tfd›
Head coach: Leonardo Cuellar RiveraGroup play
Three Mexican judoka (two men and one woman) qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Two Mexican athletes qualified to compete in the modern pentathlon event through the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Mexican rowers qualified the following boats:Women
Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage
Mexican sailors have qualified one boat for each of the following events.Men
M = Medal race; OCS = On course side of the starting line; DSQ = Disqualified; DNF = Did not finish; DNS= Did not start; RDG = Redress given
One Mexican shooter qualified to compete in the following events:Men
Mexican 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):Men
Two Mexican synchronized swimmers qualified a spot in the women's duet.
Three Mexican taekwondo jin qualified for the following events.
Two Mexican triathletes qualified for the following events.
Mexico has qualified a single weightlifter.