Mali at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Mali At The 2004 Summer Olympics

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Mali at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Mali competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

Results by event

Athletics

Neither Malian athlete managed to advance beyond the opening round, though Camara fell less than two-tenths of a second short of advancement.

Men's 400 metre Hurdles:
  • Ibrahima Maiga
    • Round 1: 50.63 s (6th in heat 3, did not advance, 28th overall)


Women's 200 metres:
  • Kadiatou Camara
    • Round 1: 23.56 s (6th in heat 6, did not advance, 36th overall)


Football (Soccer)

The Malian team managed to qualify for the Olympics after winning a close final game against Cameroon, leaving them atop the group by just a single point. Coach Cheick Kowe named just one over-23 player, goalkeeper Fousseni Tangara. Ten of the eighteen-man squad played their club football in Mali, with Djoliba AC the most-represented club, having five members of the team.

Mali opened with a goalless draw against Mexico, and then beat the hosts from Greece with two first-half goals, including one in the second minute. This left them ahead of South Korea on goal differential going into the final group match. Mali surged into a 3-0 lead in the first 55 minutes, with Tenema N'Diaye registering a hat trick, but then fell apart, giving up three goals, including an own goal, in just seven minutes to end up with a 3-3 draw. This maintained the Malian's goal differential advantage, allowing them to win their group and progress. In the quarterfinals, they faced a favoured Italy team, and while...
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