Venezuela at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Venezuela At The 2004 Summer Olympics

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Venezuela at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Venezuela competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Weightlifter Israel José Rubio won the nation's first medal of these Games when he placed third in the 62 kg class. It was Venezuela's eighth medal in Olympic history, but the first since the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.


Results and competitors by event


Victor Castillo was the only Venezuelan to place in the top half of an Athletics event, and came only 7 centimetres short of a spot in the final 12.

Men's 400 metres:
  • Luis Luna
    • Round 1: 47.92 s (6th in heat 8, did not advance, 49th overall)

Men's 5000 metres:
  • Freddy Gonzalez
    • Round 1: 13:42.44 (13th in heat 2, did not advance, 28th overall)

Men's Marathon:

Fonseca pulled out between the 15 and 20 km checkpoints, crossing the 15 km checkpoint 97th.

Men's Long Jump:
  • Victor Castillo
    • Qualification: 7.98 metres (8th in Group B, did not advance, 15th overall)

Men's Javelin Throw:
  • Manuel Fuenmayor
    • Qualification: 72.26 metres (15th in Group A, did not advance, 30th overall)


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