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New Hampshire Olympians in 2004

2004 Granite State Olympians



The men and women on this page are headed to Greece with aspirations of winning a gold medal for their country and bragging rights to the title "Best in the World". These athletes with ties to New Hampshire make up only a small portion of the athletes that will represent a multitude of countries in Athens for the 2004 Olympics that begin on August 13, but they hope to make a big impact.

Over the course of the sixteen days of competition, we will be keeping track of the events each of these athletes participate in and posting the results below.
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Joanne DowJoanne Dow
Birthdate: March 19, 1964
Event: Track and Field: Race Walk
NH Connection: Born in Manchester. Attended UNH. Lives in Bedford.
Previous Olympics: none
Note: Dow was actually the runner-up for the Olympic Trials
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Jed DupreeJed Dupree
Birthdate: October 7, 1979
Event: Fencing: Individual Foil, Team Foil
NH Connection: Born in Hanover
Previous Olympics: none
  • August 16: Lost in the Men's Individual Foil Elimination Round of 32
  • August 21: Was part of the team that beat Germany 45-43 in the Quarterfinals
  • August 21: Was part of the team that beat Germany 45-43 in the Quarterfinals
  • August 21: Was part of the team that lost to China 35-45 in the Semifinals
  • August 21: Was part of the team that lost to Russia 38-45 in the Bronze Medal Match. The team finished 4th
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Sloan DuRossSloan DuRoss
Birthdate: October 23, 1976
Event: Rowing: Quadruple Sculls
NH Connection: Born in Hanover and attended Phillips Exeter Academy
Previous Olympics: none
  • August 15: Finished 4th in the Men's Quadruple Sculls Heats. Must compete in repechage on August 17 to advance.
  • August 17: Finished 1st in the Men's Quadruple Sculls Repechage Heats. Must compete in the semfinals on August 19 to advance to the finals.
  • August 19: Finished 5th in the Men's Quadruple Sculls Semifinals. Will compete in Final B on August 21 for places 7-12
  • August 21: Finished 5th in the Men's Quadruple Sculls Final B. That gives the United States an overall ranking of 11th
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Hilary GehmanHilary Gehman
Birthdate: August 15, 1971
Event: Rowing: Women's Quadruple Sculls
NH Connection: Grew up in Wolfeboro
Previous Olympics: 2000
  • August 15: Finished 2nd in the Women's Quadruple Sculls Heats. Must compete in repechage on August 18 to advance to finals.
  • August 18: Finished 4th in the Women's Quadruple Sculls Repechage. Will compete in Final A on August 22 for a medal.
  • August 22: Finished 6th in the Women's Quadruple Sculls Final A.
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 Laura Gerraughty
Birthdate: July 29, 1983
Event: Track and Field: Shotput
NH Connection: Born in Nashua and attended Nashua High School
Previous Olympics: none
  • August 18: Finished 27th in the Women's Shot Put Qualifying Round. Did not advance to finals.
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Danika Harris-HolbrookTyler Hamilton
Birthdate:March 1, 1971
Event: Cycling: Time Trial, Road Race
NH Connection: Attended the Holderness School
Previous Olympics: 2000
  • August 14: Finished 18th in the Men's Road Race
  • August 18: Won a gold medal in the Men's Time Trial
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Danika Harris-HolbrookDanika Harris-Holbrook
Birthdate: September 15, 1972
Event: Rowing: Women's Quadruple Sculls
NH Connection: Born in Durham
Previous Olympics: none
  • August 15: Finished 2nd in the Women's Quadruple Sculls Heats. Must compete in repechage on August 18 to advance to finals.
  • August 18: Finished 4th in the Women's Quadruple Sculls Repechage. Will compete in Final A on August 22 for a medal.
  • August 22: Finished 6th in the Women's Quadruple Sculls Final A.
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Kristin Luckenbill Kristin Luckenbill
Birthdate: May 28, 1979
Event: Soccer: Goalkeeper
NH Connection: Attended Dartmouth
Previous Olympics: none
  • August 11: Was not in goal for the United States's 3-0 defeat of Greece in the Women's Group G Preliminary Round
  • August 14: Was not in goal for the United States's 2-0 defeat of Brazil in the Women's Group G Preliminary Round
  • August 17: Was not in goal for the United States's 1-1 tie with Australia in the Women's Group G Preliminary Round
  • August 20: Was not in goal for the United States's 2-1 defeat of Japan in the Women's Quarterfinals
  • August 23: Was not in goal for the United States's 2-1 defeat of Germany in the Women's Semifinals
  • August 26: Was not in goal for the United States's 2-1 defeat of Brazil in the Women's Final Gold Medal Game.
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Wolf MoserWolf Moser
Birthdate: December 3, 1974
Event: Rowing: Men's Four
NH Connection: Born in Moultonboro. Attended St. Paul's School in Concord
Previous Olympics: 2000
  • August 14: Finished 4th in the Men's Four Heats. Must compete in repechage on August 17 to advance.
  • August 17: Finished 2nd in the Men's Four Repechage. Will compete in semifinals on August 18.
  • August 18: Finished 6th in the Men's Four Semifinals. Will compete in Final B on August 19 for places 7-12.
  • August 19: Finished 4th in the Men's Four Final B. That gives the United States an overall ranking of 10th place.
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 Adam Nelson
Birthdate: July 7, 1975
Event: Track & Field: Shot Put
NH Connection: Attended Dartmouth
Previous Olympics: 2000
  • August 18: Finished 1st in the Men's Shot Put Qualifying Round. Will advance to finals.
  • August 18: Won a silver medal in the Men's Shot Put.
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Darius SongailaDarius Songaila
Birthdate: February 14, 1978
Event: Basketball
NH Connection: Attended New Hampton Prep
Previous Olympics: 2000
He will be competing for Lithuania.
  • August 15: Had 7 points in Lithuania's 78-73 defeat of Angola in the Men's Preliminaries - Group B.
  • August 17: Had 9 points in Lithuania's 98-90 defeat of Puerto Rico in the Men's Preliminaries - Group B.
  • August 19: Had 13 points in Lithuania's 98-76 defeat of Greece in the Men's Preliminaries - Group B.
  • August 21: Had 7 points in Lithuania's 94-90 defeat of the United States in the Men's Preliminaries - Group B.
  • August 23: Had 10 points in Lithuania's 100-85 defeat of Australia in the Men's Preliminaries - Group B.
  • August 26: Had 10 points in Lithuania's 95-75 defeat of China in the Men's Quarterfinals.
  • August 27: Had 6 points in Lithuania's 91-100 loss to Italy in the Men's Semifinals.
  • August 28: Had 5 points in Lithuania's 96-104 loss to the USA in the Men's Final Bronze Medal game.
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Jenny ThompsonJenny Thompson
Birthdate: February 26, 1973
Event: Swimming: 50m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly
NH Connection: Grew up in Dover
Previous Olympics: 1992, 1996, 2000
  • August 14: Won a silver medal in the Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay
  • August 15: Finished 5th in the Women's 100m Butterfly
  • August 20: Finished 11th in the Women's 50m Freestyle Heats. Advances to Seminals
  • August 20: Finished 7th in the Women's 50m Freestyle Semifinals. Advances to Finals
  • August 21: Finished 7th in the Women's 50m Freestyle Finals.
  • August 21: Won a silver in the Women's 4x100m Medley Relay Final. Swam the butterfly leg.
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