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El Salvador at the 2004 Summer Olympics


El Salvador at the 2004 Summer Olympics

El Salvador at the Olympic Games

Flag of El Salvador
IOC code  ESA
NOC Comité Olímpico de El Salvador
Website (Spanish)
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens
Competitors 7 in 6 sports
Flag bearer Evelyn García[1]
Medals Gold
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

El Salvador competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's eighth appearance at the Olympics.

Comité Olímpico de El Salvador sent a total of 7 athletes to the Games, 2 men and 5 women, to compete in 6 sports. Cyclist Evelyn García was chosen to carry her nation's flag during the opening ceremony.[1]


  • Competitors 1
  • Archery 2
  • Athletics 3
  • Cycling 4
    • Road 4.1
    • Track 4.2
  • Shooting 5
  • Swimming 6
  • Weightlifting 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10


Comité Olímpico de El Salvador selected a team of 7 athletes, 2 men and 5 women, to compete in 6 sports.[2] Long-distance runner Elizabeth Zaragoza, at age 35, was the oldest athlete of the team, while runner Takeshi Fujiwara was the youngest at age 19.

The following is the list of number of competitors participating in the Games.

Sport Men Women Total
Archery 1 0 1
Athletics 1 1 2
Cycling 0 1 1
Shooting 0 1 1
Swimming 0 1 1
Weightlifting 0 1 1
Total 2 5 7


El Salvador qualified one participant in men's individual archery.

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Ricardo Merlos Men's individual 630 51  van Alten (NED)
L 151–152
Did not advance


Salvadoran athletes 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]

  • 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
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Takeshi Fujiwara 400 m 48.46 7 Did not advance
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Elizabeth Zaragoza 5000 m DNF Did not advance



Athlete Event Time Rank
Evelyn García Women's road race 3:28:39 35


Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time Rank Opponent
Rank Opponent
Evelyn García Women's individual pursuit 3:56.055 12 Did not advance


Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Patricia Rivas 10 m air rifle 393 =20 Did not advance


Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Golda Marcus 400 m freestyle 4:22.27 33 Did not advance
800 m freestyle 8:59.81 21 Did not advance


Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Eva María Dimas Women's −75 kg 105 11 125 11 230 11

See also


  1. ^ a b Romero, Tomás (6 July 2004). "Evelyn García será la abanderada en Grecia" [Evelyn García will be the flag bearer in Greece] (in Spanish).  
  2. ^ "El Salvador at the 2004 Athina Summer Games." Retrieved on 16 March 2014.
  3. ^ " – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards".  

External links

  • Official Report of the XXVIII Olympiad
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