Iceland at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Flag of Iceland.svg
IOC codeISL
NOCNational Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland
Websitewww.isi.is (in Icelandic)
in Athens
Competitors26 in 5 sports
Flag bearer Guðmundur Hrafnkelsson[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Iceland competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. Icelandic athletes have competed at every Summer Olympic Games in the modern era since 1912, except for four occasions.

The National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland sent a total of 26 athletes, 21 men and 5 women, to compete in 5 sports, including men's handball, the nation's only team-based sport at these Olympic games. Seven Icelandic athletes had previously competed in Sydney, including swimmer Örn Arnarson, who finished fourth in the men's 200 m backstroke. Handball player Guðmundur Hrafnkelsson, who competed in his third Olympics since 1988 and helped his team set a remarkable comeback to the Games after an eight-year absence, was appointed by the committee to become the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1]

Iceland failed to win an Olympic medal for the first time since 1996, although pole vaulter Þórey Edda Elísdóttir achieved a best result for the team at these Games with a fifth-place finish.

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Icelandic 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).[2][3]

Key
Men
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Jón Arnar Magnússon Result 11.05 7.12 14.98 DNS DNF
Points 850 842 788 0
Women
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Þórey Edda Elísdóttir Pole vault 4.40 10 q 4.55 5

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Artistic

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Rúnar Alexandersson All-around 8.700 9.737 9.162 8.887 9.312 9.000 54.798 35 Did not advance
Pommel horse 9.737 9.737 =6 Q 9.725 9.725 7

Handball

Main article: Handball at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Men's tournament

Main article: Handball at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

Roster

The following is the Iceland roster in the men's handball tournament of the 2004 Summer Olympics.[4]

Head coaches: Gudmundur Gudmundsson

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Roland Eradze (1971-05-07)7 May 1971 (aged 33) 1.90 m Iceland Valur
2 P Róbert Sighvatsson (1972-11-13)13 November 1972 (aged 31) 1.91 m Germany HSG Wetzlar
3 CB Kristján Andrésson (1981-03-27)27 March 1981 (aged 23) 1.82 m Sweden GUIF Eskilstuna
4 CB Einar Örn Jónsson (1976-12-28)28 December 1976 (aged 27) 1.83 m Germany SG Wallau-Massenheim
5 P Sigfús Sigurðsson (1975-05-07)7 May 1975 (aged 29) 1.98 m Germany SC Magdeburg
6 LB Dagur Sigurðsson (1973-04-03)3 April 1973 (aged 31) 1.93 m Austria A1 Bregenz
8 RW Gylfi Gylfason (1977-09-22)22 September 1977 (aged 26) 1.77 m Germany Wilhelmshavener HV
9 LW Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson (1979-08-08)8 August 1979 (aged 25) 1.88 m Germany TUSEM Essen
10 CB Snorri Steinn Guðjónsson (1981-10-17)17 October 1981 (aged 22) 1.92 m Germany TV Grosswallstadt
11 RB Ólafur Stefánsson (1973-07-03)3 July 1973 (aged 31) 1.96 m Spain BM Ciudad Real
12 GK Guðmundur Hrafnkelsson (1965-01-22)22 January 1965 (aged 39) 1.90 m Germany SG Kronau/Östringen
13 LB Rúnar Sigtryggsson (1972-04-07)7 April 1972 (aged 32) 1.94 m Germany ThSV Eisenach
15 RB Ásgeir Örn Hallgrímsson (1984-02-17)17 February 1984 (aged 20) 1.90 m Iceland Haukar
17 LB Jalesky Garcia Padron (1975-01-28)28 January 1975 (aged 29) 1.94 m Germany FA Göppingen
18 P Róbert Gunnarsson (1980-05-22)22 May 1980 (aged 24) 1.92 m Denmark Aarhus GF
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Croatia 5 5 0 0 146 129 +17 10 Quarterfinals
2  Spain 5 4 0 1 154 137 +17 8
3  South Korea 5 2 0 3 148 148 0 4[a]
4  Russia 5 2 0 3 145 145 0 4[a]
5  Iceland 5 1 0 4 143 158 −15 2[b]
6  Slovenia 5 1 0 4 130 149 −19 2[b]
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b South Korea 35–32 Russia
  2. ^ a b Iceland 30–25 Slovenia
14 August 2004
19:30
Croatia  34 - 30  Iceland Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Metličić 8 (16-12) Stefánsson 8
Yellow card 9×number 2 in light blue rounded square [1] Yellow card 7×number 2 in light blue rounded square 1×Red card
16 August 2004
14:30
Iceland  23 - 31  Spain Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
Stefánsson 6 (12-13) Duyshebaev, Romero 5
Yellow card 3×number 2 in light blue rounded square [2] Yellow card 3×number 2 in light blue rounded square
18 August 2004
11:30
Iceland  30 - 25  Slovenia Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Baum, Goralczyk (POL)
G. Sigurðsson 7 (10-10) Rutenka 10
Yellow card 3×number 2 in light blue rounded square [3] Yellow card 3×number 2 in light blue rounded square
20 August 2004
09:30
South Korea  34 - 30  Iceland Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Yoon K 12 (16-13) Stefánsson 10
Yellow card 4×number 2 in light blue rounded square [4] Yellow card 3×number 2 in light blue rounded square 1×Red card
22 August 2004
19:30
Russia  34 - 30  Iceland Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
Rastvortsev 10 (17-11) Stefánsson 10
Yellow card 5×number 2 in light blue rounded square [5] Yellow card 2×number 2 in light blue rounded square
Ninth Place Final
24 August 2004
11:30
Brazil  25 – 29  Iceland Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Hassan, Aly (EGY)
Tupan, Souza 6 (11-13) G. Sigurðsson 8
Yellow card 5×number 2 in light blue rounded square 1×Red card [6] Yellow card 2×number 2 in light blue rounded square

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Hafsteinn Geirsson Laser 28 36 42 36 35 DNF 39 38 40 35 15 344 40

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

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Icelandic 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
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Örn Arnarson 50 m freestyle 23.84 54 Did not advance
Hjörtur Már Reynisson 100 m butterfly 55.12 42 Did not advance
Jakob Jóhann Sveinsson 100 m breaststroke 1:02.97 23 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:15.60 21 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Íris Edda Heimisdóttir 100 m breaststroke 1:15.35 40 Did not advance
Kolbrún Yr Kristjánsdóttir 100 m butterfly 1:02.33 31 Did not advance
Ragnheiður Ragnarsdóttir 50 m freestyle 26.36 31 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 58.47 40 Did not advance

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Guðmundur verður fánaberi í Aþenu" [Guðmundur will be the flag bearer in Athens] (in Icelandic). Morgunblaðið. 12 August 2004. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
  3. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Men's Handball Team Roster – Iceland (ISL)" (PDF). 2004 Athens. LA84 Foundation. 17 September 2015. p. 217.