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Luxembourg at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Luxembourg at the Olympic Games

Flag of Luxembourg
IOC code  LUX
NOC Luxembourgian Olympic and Sporting Committee
Website www.cosl.lu (French)
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens
Competitors 10 in 6 sports
Flag bearer Claudine Schaul[1]
Medals Gold
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Silver
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Bronze
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Total
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Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Luxembourg competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. The nation has competed at every Olympic games for a century, except the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Luxembourgian Olympic and Sporting Committee sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games since the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. A total of 10 athletes, 6 men and 4 women, competed in 6 sports; most of them participated strongly in road cycling, swimming, and tennis. Notable Luxembourgian athletes featured road cyclist Fränk Schleck, triathlete Elizabeth May, and tennis star Claudine Schaul, who later became the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1]

Luxembourg failed to win an Olympic medal in Athens since the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, where middle-distance runner Josy Barthel took home the Olympic title in the men's 1500 metres.

Contents

  • Archery 1
  • Athletics 2
  • Cycling 3
    • Road 3.1
  • Swimming 4
  • Tennis 5
  • Triathlon 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Archery

One Luxembourgian archer qualifiedfor the men's individual archery.

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Jeff Henckels Men's individual 623 55  Chen S-Y (TPE)
L 132–136
Did not advance

Athletics

Luxembourgian 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
  • 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
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
David Fiegen 800 m 1:46.97 5 Did not advance

Cycling

Road

In the men's road race, Kirchen and Schleck finished in the main peloton of 34 riders, with Kirchen finishing 3rd in that group and 6th overall. Benoît Joachim was the only entrant in the time trial, but finished well back.

Athlete Event Time Rank
Benoît Joachim Men's road race 5:44:13 45
Men's time trial 1:01:50 26
Kim Kirchen Men's road race 5:41:56 6
Fränk Schleck 5:41:56 16

Swimming

Luxembourgian 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
Alwin de Prins 100 m breaststroke 1:03.32 27 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Lara Heinz 50 m freestyle 26.35 30 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 57.40 36 Did not advance

Tennis

Anne Kremer and Claudine Schaul both lost their single matches in straight sets to higher ranking opponents, then paired up as a double team, and lost an upset to a wildcard entry from Colombia in three sets, including a tiebreak set and a 16 game final set.

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Anne Kremer Women's singles  Vento-Kabchi (VEN)
L 3–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Claudine Schaul  Hantuchová (SVK)
L 1–6, 1–6
Did not advance
Anne Kremer
Claudine Schaul
Women's doubles N/A  Castaño /
Zuluaga (COL)
L 6–7(7–9), 6–2, 7–9
Did not advance

Triathlon

Luxembourg again sent one triathlete to the Olympics.

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Elizabeth May Women's 19:43 0:19 1:10:26 0:22 37:39 2:08:29.22 17

References

  1. ^ a b "2004 Athens: Flag Bearers for the Opening Ceremony".  
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards".  

External links

  • Official Report of the XXVIII Olympiad
  • Luxembourgian Olympic and Sporting Committee (French)
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