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2004 Summer Olympic Games gold medallists

2004 Summer Olympic Games gold medallists

ATHLETICS

Men

Country

Women

Country

Track events

100 metres

Justin Gatlin

USA

Yuliya Nesterenko

Belarus

200 metres

Shawn Crawford

USA

Veronica Campbell

Jamaica

400 metres

Jeremy Wariner

USA

Tonique Williams-Darling

Bahamas

800 metres

Yuriy Borzakovskiy

Russia

Kelly Holmes

Great Britain

1,500 metres

Hicham El Guerrouj

Morocco

Kelly Holmes

Great Britain

5,000 metres

Hicham El Guerrouj

Morocco

Meseret Defar

Ethiopia

10,000 metres

Kenenisa Bekele

Ethiopia

Huina Xing

China

Marathon

Stefano Baldini

Italy

Mizuki Noguchi

Japan

100m hurdles

--

--

Joanna Hayes

USA

110m hurdles

Xiang Liu

China

--

--

400m hurdles

Felix Sanchez

Dominica

Fani Halkia

Greece

3,000m steeple

Ezekiel Kemboi

Kenya

--

--

20km walk

Ivano Brugnetti

Italy

Athanasia Tsoumeleka

Greece

50km walk

Robert Korzeniowski

Poland

--

--

4 × 100m relay

Gardener/ Campbell/ Devonish/ Lewis-Francis

Great Britain

Lawrence/ Simpson/ Bailey/ Campbell

Jamaica

4 × 400m relay

Harris/ Brew/ Wariner/ Williamson

USA

Trotter/ Henderson/ Richards/ Hennagan

USA

Field events

High jump

Stefan Holm

Sweden

Yelena Slesarenko

Russia

Long jump

Dwight Phillips

USA

Tatyana Lebedeva

Russia

Triple jump

Christian Olsson

Sweden

Francoise Mbango Etone

Cameroon

Pole vault

Timothy Mack

USA

Yelena Isinbayeva*

Russia

Javelin

Andreas Thorkildsen

Norway

Osleidys Menendez

Cuba

Shot put

Yuriy Bilonog

Ukraine

Irina Korzhanenko

Russia

Discus

Virgilijus Alekna

Lithuania

Natalya Sadova

Russia

Hammer

Koji Murofushi

Japan

Olga Kuzenkova

Russia

Multi-discipline

Heptathlon

--

--

Carolina Kluft

Sweden

Decathlon

Roman Sebrle

Czech R.

--

--

SWIMMING

Men

Country

Women

Country

50m freestyle

Gary Hall

USA

Inge de Bruijn

Netherlands

100m freestyle

P. van den Hoogenband

Netherlands

Jodie Henry

Australia

200m freestyle

Ian Thorpe

Australia

Camelia Potec

Romania

400m freestyle

Ian Thorpe

Australia

Laure Manaudou

France

800m freestyle

--

--

Ai Shibata

Japan

1500m freestyle

Grant Hackett

Australia

--

--

100m breaststroke

Kosuke Kitajima

Japan

Xuejuan Luo

China

200m breaststroke

Kosuke Kitajima

Japan

Amanda Beard

USA

100m backstroke

Aaron Peirsol

USA

Natalie Coughlin

USA

200m backstroke

Aaron Peirsol

USA

Kirsty Coventry

Zimbabwe

100m butterfly

Michael Phelps

USA

Petria Thomas

Australia

200m butterfly

Michael Phelps

USA

Otylia Jedrzejczak

Poland

200m medley

Michael Phelps

USA

Yana Klochkova

Ukraine

400m medley

Michael Phelps

USA

Yana Klochkova

Ukraine

4x100m freestyle relay

Schoeman/ Ferns/ Townsend/ Neethling*

South Africa

Mills/ Lenton/ Thomas/ Henry*

Australia

4x200m freestyle relay

Phelps/ Lochte/ Vanderkaay/ Keller

Australia

Coughlin/ Piper/ Vollmer/ Sandeno*

USA

4x100m medley relay

Peirsol/ Hansen/ Crocker/ Lezak*

USA

Rooney/ Jones/ Thomas/ Henry*

Australia

DIVING

Men

Country

Women

Country

3m springboard

Bo Peng

China

Jingjing Guo

China

10m platform

Jia Hu

China

Chantelle Newbery

Australia

3m synchronized

Nikolaos Siranidis, Thomas Bimis

Greece

Minxia Wu, Jingjing Guo

China

10m synchronized

Liang Tian, Jinghui Yang

China

Lishi Lao, Ting Li

China

GYMNASTICS

Men

Country

Women

Country

All-round

Paul Hamm

USA

Carly Patterson

USA

Floor exercise

Kyle Shewfelt

Canada

Catalina Ponor

Romania

Balance beam

--

--

Catalina Ponor

Romania

Assymetrical bars

--

--

Emilie Lepennec

France

Rings

Dimosthenis Tampakos

Greece

--

--

Parallel bars

Valeri Goncharov

Ukraine

--

--

Horizontal bar

Igor Cassina

Italy

--

--

Pommel horse

Marius Daniel Urzica

Romania

--

--

Vault

Gervasio Deferr

Spain

Monica Rosu

 Romania

Team event

Kashima/ Mizutori/ Nakano/ Tomita/ Tsukahara/ Yoneda

Japan

Ban/ Eremia/ Ponor/ Rosu/ Sofronie/ Stroescu

Romania

*New world record


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Valéry, Paul

Paul Valéry (pōl välārē´), 1871–1945, French poet and critic. A follower of the symbolists, Valéry was one of the greatest French poets of the 20th cent. He was encouraged by Pierry Loüys and by Mallarmé to publish a few poems in several small reviews, but he soon turned from poetry to prose with La Soirée avec M. Teste (1896; tr. An Evening with Mr. Teste, 1925). In 1912, Gide and other admirers urged him to publish a collection of his early poems. A brief valedictory to poetry, which he had planned to add to the collection, grew into his masterpiece, La Jeune Parque (1917). It is a long and somewhat obscure poem, which, together with Le Cimetière marin (1920; tr. The Graveyard by the Sea, 1932), offers the best example of Valéry's poetics. In 1920 appeared Odes and Album de vers anciens, followed in 1922 by Charmes. His prose works include five collections of essays, all called Variété (1924–44; partial tr. Variety, 1927, 1938), and four dialogues on subjects ranging from the arts to mathematics and the sciences. He succeeded Anatole France in the French Academy in 1925. Between the world wars Valéry was a member of the Committee of Letters and Arts of the League of Nations, serving as its president in the 1930s. Valéry held the chair of poetry at the Collège de France. A recipient of many honors, he was accorded a state funeral at his death. Publication (in English) of a projected 15-volume edition of The Collected Works of Paul Valéry, edited by Jackson Mathews, was begun in 1956.

See studies by H. A. Grubbs (1968), W. N. Ince (2d ed. 1970), and C. M. Crow (1972); bibliography by A. J. Arnold (1970).

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Valéry, Paul

Valéry, Paul (1871–1945) French poet and critic. Influenced by symbolism and Stephane Mallarmé in particular, Valéry's masterpiece is La Jeune Parque (1917). Other works, such as Le Cimetière marin (1920) and Charmes (1922), cemented his lyrical, abstract style. Valéry's Cahiers (1957–60) record his thoughts on a wide range of issues. He was elected to the Académie Française in 1925.

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