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Mexico at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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IOC code  MEX
Flag bearer  Fernando Platas
Competitors  109 in 20 sports
Mexico at the 2004 Summer Olympics
NOC  Mexican Olympic Committee
Website  www.com.org.mx (Spanish)
Medals Ranked 59th  Gold Silver Bronze Total 0 3 1 4

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.

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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.

Archery

Three Mexican archers qualified each for the men's individual archery, and a spot for the men's team.

Athletics

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
  • Men
    Track & road events
    Field events
    Women
    Track & road events
    Field events

    Boxing

    Mexico sent five boxers to Athens.

    Track

    Time trial
    Omnium

    Diving

    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
    Women

    Fencing

    Men

    Men's tournament

    Roster

    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

    Women's tournament

    Roster

    The following is the Mexican squad in the women's football tournament of the 2004 Summer Olympics. ‹See Tfd›

    Head coach: Leonardo Cuellar Rivera

    Group play
    Quarterfinals

    Artistic

    Women

    Judo

    Three Mexican judoka (two men and one woman) qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics.

    Modern pentathlon

    Two Mexican athletes qualified to compete in the modern pentathlon event through the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

    Rowing

    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

    Sailing

    Mexican sailors have qualified one boat for each of the following events.

    Men
    Women

    M = Medal race; OCS = On course side of the starting line; DSQ = Disqualified; DNF = Did not finish; DNS= Did not start; RDG = Redress given

    Shooting

    One Mexican shooter qualified to compete in the following events:

    Men

    Swimming

    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
    Women

    Synchronized swimming

    Two Mexican synchronized swimmers qualified a spot in the women's duet.

    Taekwondo

    Three Mexican taekwondo jin qualified for the following events.

    Triathlon

    Two Mexican triathletes qualified for the following events.

    Weightlifting

    Mexico has qualified a single weightlifter.

    References

    Mexico at the 2004 Summer Olympics Wikipedia


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