Like most people in the world, I am watching Athens 2004 on TV at home. And like most Mauritians, I really don’t want to miss the 52 Mauritian athletes on TV (especially that we really can win a medal or two this time…)
This webpage shows at what time our athletes will be live on TV. All given times are Mauritian time (GMT+4).
200m Round 1 Heat (24 Aug at 11:20-11:58)
StÃ©phane has qualified for the Round 2 Heat with an excellent time of 20.29s and, better still, a reaction time of only 0.185s !!! Will StÃ©phane win his first olympic medal ? Only time will tell… AlÃ© Maurice !
200m Round 2 Heat (24 Aug at 21:00-21:23)
StÃ©phane has qualified for the Semifinal coming out second just after Francis Obikwelu with a good time of 20.36s.
200m Semifinal (25 Aug at 23:50-00:00)
StÃ©phane has done it again ! He is in the finals of the 200m of the XXVIII Olympiad !!! He qualified with a good time of 20.37s just behind Justin Gatlin and Francis Obikwelu and with the best reaction time of the whole lot (0.183s). My prediction is that StÃ©phane will be among the best three if he leaves the starting block as quickly as he done in his previous runs. AlÃ© Maurice !
200m Final (26 Aug at 23:50-23:52)
StÃ©phane came out sixth of the final with an excellent time of 20.24s but with a relatively slow reaction time of 0.294s owing to the fact that he had had a false start already (he must have been distracted by the noise in the stadium…)
Final results: (1) Shawn Crawford (USA) 19.79s (2) Bernard Williams (USA) 20.01s (3) Justin Gatlin (USA) 20.03s (4) Frank Fredericks (NAM) 20.14s (5) Francis Obikwelu (POR) 20.14s (6) StÃ©phane Buckland (MRI) 20.24s (7) Tobias Unger (GER) 20.64s (8) Asafa Powell (JAM) –
Thanks, StÃ©phane, for giving us the opportunity to watch a Mauritian in a final of the Olympic Games ! Good luck for next time !
Long Jump Qualifying Round (24 Aug at 20:45-22:00)
Wonderful jump of 8.28m (which is the new national record by the way :-) to put Jonathan in the Final ! Do we start to dream of a medal here ??? By the way, the American Dwight Phillips leaped at 8.60m during this qualifying round.
Long Jump Final (26 Aug at 21:20-23:05)
Jonathan came out 10th of the finals after having done 8.03m at his first attempt with a wind of +1.4. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to leap like he did in the qualifying round.
Dwight Philips (USA), as expected, came out first with an excellent jump of 8.59m with a wind of +1.0. He is really good this guy as he was 49cm ahead of the second, John Moffitt (USA).
Congratulations to Jonathan, nevertheless, for providing us such intense pleasure to watch a Mauritian participating in the Games !
400m Round 1 Heat (20 Aug at 22:10-22:58)
Eric ran at 45.34s (and came out third) in the 400m Round 1 Heat and qualified for the Semifinal being among the fastest.
400m Semifinal (21 Aug at 22:15-22:31)
Eric did 45.23s and came out fourth in the Semifinal but that was not sufficient to go to the final. His reaction time was only 0.268s which perhaps is an explanation. But, still, congratulations to Eric for having been in the Semifinal. AlÃ© Maurice.
Other Mauritians at the Athens 2004 olympics
ADAM Sebastien Gael (Swimming), ALEXIS Jean Yues Gaiero (Wrestling), ANDRE Francois Xavier (Wrestling), AUGUSTIN Fernando (Athletics), AZA Meruin (Boxing), BABET Jean Marie (Archery), BEEHARRY Stephan (Badminton), BHAGEEA Michou (Triathlon), BUNDHUN Yehya (Archery), CASQUETTE Jean Paul Arnaud (Athletics), COLLET Laual (Judo), DALOU Marie Jesika (Weightlifting), DAVID Yanick (Judo), DEGRACE Jean Francois (Athletics), DESSCANN Rajessen (Table Tennis), EDOUARD Alain (Wrestling), ETIENNETTE Diane (Swimming), EVENOR Claudia (Wrestling), FELICITE Antonio (Judo), FOO KUNE Eileen Karen Lee Chin (Badminton), GULRAJANI Aarti (Table Tennis), HACKEL Chris (Swimming), IYEMPERMAL Moorougessen (Taekwondo), JUHEL Lensley (Athletics), KNUBLEY Sharon Micheline (Table Tennis), KOWLESSUR Ommanandsingh (Athletics), LEE BAW Nathalie (Swimming), LIEUTIER Selwin (Athletics), LIN WEN YING Christophe (Swimming), LOUIS Enrico (Athletics), MACAQUE Michael (Boxing), MAHADNAC Yogesh (Badminton), MATHURAH Amanoula (Archery), MEDOR Michael (Boxing), MOUNAWAH Mike (Judo), NAIKO Khemraj (Athletics), NAMASEVAYEN Dolly (Judo), RAFFIN Yolene (Athletics), RAVINA Bernadette (Athletics), ROSE Prisca (Swimming), ROUSSETY Clairmene (Wrestling), SAWARAM Amrita (Badminton), SAWARAM Vishal (Badminton), SOPHIE Jacques Gilbert (Triathlon), SOUCI Gael (Swimming), TAUCOORY Rhikesh (Table Tennis), VEEREN Vishwanaden (Wrestling), VICTOIRE David (Athletics), VINCENT Melissa (Swimming)
HEH, maurice fini perdi avan commenC sa :P *benker* sir sir sa!! Aster bizin get nou conpatriote chinoise!! Go China Go!!
Napa vinne coze maufine ici la do! Mo kwar mo bizin sonne ene gros petard canon pou tire sa longaniste to finne metter la =D
haha get sa!! Milezar sorti 3eme… weh pli bon ki nanie mai hahaha mark 30 miliseconds pou ki li sort premie, enn ti zefort mem pa kav fr!! hahaha! ‘Menfin’ premie participation – premie medail (bronze)!
StÃ©phane Buckland has qualified for the Round 2 Heat in the 200m race. AlÃ© Maurice !
Ouais ! Moi aussi mo pe essaye guet ca depi mo base en Asie. Mo fine fiter pointe pou ene ti medaille dans 200m la.
Pou ce ki de l’entrainement banne athelete chinois mo fine lire banne l’article bien interessant dans times ek newsweek Asia.
StÃ©phane Buckland (200m) and Jonathan Chimier (Long Jump) have qualified for the finals of the Olympic Games.
Kas dans ta ! AlÃ© Maurice !
6eme. Not bad. 3 americains en premier comme prevu. Je pensais que Obikwelu serait 4eme et Buckland 5eme. C’etait sans compte sur Fredericks qui est sorti 4eme. Voyons voir ce que Chimier nous reserve a present. Dansune competition qui est autant mental que physique, on a toutes nos chances. Des mecs qui sautent 8.54 m se vautrent a 8.14 m en bordure de la limite pour les qualifications et un chimier en forme mord de 5 cm et fait quand meme 8.64m (pas aux JO). Esperons mes freres.
J’ai parle trop vite. J’avais pas pense regarder les resultats pour la final du longjump. 10eme. Avec encore les Ricains devant. C’est vraiment tres bien d’etre arrive la, mais pour moi il y a comme un gout de pas assez. J’aurais voulu voir Jonathan Chimier sauter plus loin que les 8.28m qui l’ont qualifies. Ca l’aurait mis en tres bonne posture.
Mais bon, on va dire que la pression en finale etait trop forte pour nos deux valeureux mauriciens…
Mais, quand meme, ce sont de sacrees performances :-)
Mustafa YÄ±ldÄ±rÄ±m UYSAL says
No no no!