United Arab Emirates at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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United Arab Emirates at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
NOCUnited Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee
Websitewww.uaenoc.ae (in Arabic and English)
in Athens
Competitors4 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Saeed Al Maktoum[1]
Ranked 54th
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

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]


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 1st place, gold medalist(s)
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[edit]


  1. ^ a b Radley, Paul (19 July 2012). "UAE Olympic flagbearer Sheikh Saeed hopes honour will be lucky charm". The National (Abu Dhabi). Retrieved 5 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Shooter Almaktoum wins UAE's first gold at Athens Olympics". People's Daily. 17 August 2004. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
  3. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
  4. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011.

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