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United Arab Emirates at the 2004 Summer Olympics

United Arab Emirates at the Olympic Games

Flag of the United Arab Emirates
IOC code  UAE
NOC United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee
Website (Arabic) (English)
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens
Competitors 4 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Saeed Al Maktoum[1]
Rank: 54
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

The United Arab Emirates competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's sixth consecutive appearance at the Olympics.

The United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee sent a total of four men to the Games. Skeet shooter Saeed Al Maktoum reprised his role as the nation's flag bearer for the second time in the opening ceremony.[1]

United Arab Emirates left Athens with its first ever Olympic gold medal in history. It was officially awarded to Al Maktoum's brother Ahmed in men's double trap shooting.[2]


  • Medalists 1
  • Athletics 2
  • Shooting 3
  • Swimming 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Ahmed Al Maktoum Shooting Men's double trap August 17


Emirati 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]

  • 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
Ali Mohammed Al-Balooshi 800 m 1:51.76 8 Did not advance


Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Ahmed Al Maktoum Trap 121 =4 Q 144 4
Double trap 144 OR 1 Q 189 =OR
Saeed Al Maktoum Skeet 114 37 Did not advance


Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Obaid Al Jasmi 100 m freestyle 54.17 58 Did not advance

See also


  1. ^ a b Radley, Paul (19 July 2012). "UAE Olympic flagbearer Sheikh Saeed hopes honour will be lucky charm".  
  2. ^ "Shooter Almaktoum wins UAE's first gold at Athens Olympics".  
  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
  • UAE National Olympic Committee (Arabic) (English)
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