Panama at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Flag of Panama.svg
IOC codePAN
NOCComité Olímpico de Panamá
Websitewww.copanama.com (in Spanish)
in Athens
Competitors4 in 2 sports
Flag bearer Eileen Coparropa[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Panama competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's fourteenth appearance at the Olympics since its debut in 1920. Panama did not compete on four occasions, including the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, because of its partial support of the United States boycott.

Comité Olímpico de Panamá sent the nation's smallest delegation to the Games since the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. A total of four athletes, three men and one woman, competed only in athletics and swimming. Freestyle swimmer, Pan American Games medalist, and three-time Olympian Eileen Coparropa reprised her role to carry the Panamanian flag in the opening ceremony for the third consecutive time since her debut, as a fifteen-year-old, in 1996.[1]

Panama has yet to claim its first Olympic medal after the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. Track star Bayano Kamani narrowly missed out on the medal podium after earning a highest result for the Panamanian team in the men's 400 m hurdles with an astonishing fifth-place finish.[2]

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Panamanian 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
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Bayano Kamani 400 m hurdles 49.37 5 q 48.23 NR 2 Q 48.74 5
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Irving Saladino Long jump 7.42 36 Did not advance

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Panamanian 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
Ismael Ortiz 100 m freestyle 51.74 45 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Eileen Coparropa 50 m freestyle 25.57 12 Q 25.37 =13 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 57.09 30 Did not advance

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Rodriguez, Daniel (18 July 2004). "Coparropa es la abanderada para Atenas 2004" [Coparropa is the flag bearer for Athens 2004]. La Prensa. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Kamani – Beijing and beyond". IAAF. 6 November 2005. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  3. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
  4. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011.