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24 Aug 2004
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Olympic firsts

There have been several results and medal winners in Athens that constitute a first for the Olympic Games. The list is certainly not exhaustive, and we keep you updated about other firsts as soon as we get hold of them.


Ahmed Almaktoum won the first medal for the United Arab Emirates, claiming the gold medal in the men’s double trap shooting event.


Fernando Gonzalez and Nicolas Massu from Chile won the first gold medal ever for Chile at Olympic Games, beating Nicolas Kiefer and Rainer Schuettler from Germany in the men’s doubles tennis final. Massu added a second gold for Chile in the singles final against Mardy Fish from the United States of America.


China won its first gold medal in tennis. The women’s double Li Ting and Sun Tian Tian played in the final against the Spanish double Conchita Martinez and Virginia Ruano Pascual.


Switzerland won its first gold medal in fencing. Markus Fischer won the men’s epee individual event.


Zagunis Mariel won the first fencing gold medal for the United States of America, achieving this in the new discipline of women’s individual sabre.


Greece secured its first gold medal in diving, with Sirandis Nikolaos and Bimis Thomas winning the men’s synchronised springboard final.

After a first bronze medal at the Sydney Games, Thailand won its first gold medals in weightlifting. Polsak Udomporn won the women’s 53kg competition, and Thongsuk Pawina the women’s 75kg event.

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