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Belgium at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Belgium competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, People's Republic of China. 96 Belgians took part in Beijing, the biggest delegation for the country since 1976.[citation needed] Belgium won 2 gold medal, better than in 2004, when the country won 1 gold and 2 bronze medals.

Belgium at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
IOC codeBEL
NOCBelgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee
Websitewww.olympic.be ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch) ‹See Tfd›(in French)
in Beijing
Competitors96 in 16 sports
Flag bearer Sébastien Godefroid (opening)
Tia Hellebaut (closing)
Medals
Ranked 46th
Gold
2
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
2
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Contents

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Tia Hellebaut Athletics Women's high jump
  Gold[a] Olivia Borlée
Kim Gevaert
Hanna Mariën
Élodie Ouédraogo
Athletics Women's 4 × 100 m relay

AthleticsEdit

Key
  • 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

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Kristof Beyens 200 m 20.69 3 Q 20.50 3 Q 20.69 8 Did not advance
Jonathan Borlée 400 m 45:25 4 q N/A 45.11 5 Did not advance
Kévin Borlée 45:43 4 q N/A 44.88 NR 3 Did not advance
Pieter Desmet 3000 m steeplechase 8:37.99 11 N/A Did not advance
Monder Rizki 5000 m 13:54.41 8 N/A Did not advance
Cédric van Branteghem 400 m 45:54 3 Q N/A 45.81 8 Did not advance
Jonathan Borlée
Kévin Borlée
Arnaud Ghislain
Cédric van Branteghem
4 × 400 m relay 3:00:67 NR 3 Q N/A 2:59.37 NR 5
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Kevin Rans Pole vault 5.45 28 Did not advance
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Hans van Alphen Result 11.28 6.55 14.86 1.84 DNS DNF
Points 799 709 781 661 0
Frédéric Xhonneux Result 11.41 6.94 13.99 1.90 DNF DNS DNF
Points 776 799 728 714 0 0
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Nathalie de Vos 10000 m N/A 32:33.45 24
Veerle Dejaeghere 3000 m steeplechase 9:54.65 10 N/A Did not advance
Kim Gevaert 100 m 11.33 1 Q 11.10 3 Q 11.30 6 Did not advance
Olivia Borlée
Kim Gevaert
Hanna Mariën
Élodie Ouédraogo
4 × 100 m relay 42.92 3 Q N/A 42.54 NR  
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Tia Hellebaut High jump 1.93 1 Q 2.05 NR  

CanoeingEdit

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kevin de Bont
Bob Maesen
Men's K-2 1000 m 3:21.604 4 QS 3:24.148 4 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: QS = Qualify to semi-final; QF = Qualify directly to final

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Mario Aerts Road race 6:24:01 7
Christophe Brandt Did not finish
Maxime Monfort Road race Did not finish
Time trial 1:07:12 26
Jurgen van den Broeck Road race Did not finish
Johan van Summeren 6:26:27 42
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Lieselot Decroix Road race 3:36:35 44

TrackEdit

Omnium
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
Iljo Keisse Men's points race 8 0 12
Kenny de Ketele
Iljo Keisse
Men's madison 17 −1 4

Mountain bikingEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Filip Meirhaeghe Men's cross-country Did not finish
Sven Nys 2:01:00 9
Roel Paulissen 2:03:30 19

EquestrianEdit

EventingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Karin Donckers Gazelle De La Brasserie Individual 31.70 2 25.60 57.30 9 4.00 61.30 12 Q 4.00 65.30 9 65.30 9
Joris van Springel Bold Action 52.00 38 66.40 118.40 49 15.00 133.40 47 Did not advance 133.40 46

Show jumpingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Jos Lansink Cumano Individual 1 =14 Q 1 2 4 Q 2 4 2 Q 0 =1 Q 8 8 =9 8 =9

Field hockeyEdit

Belgium managed to qualify a team to the men's tournament. They won one, drew one, and lost three games in the group play. This qualified them to a match for 9th/10th place, which they won, finishing 9th for the tournament.

Men's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Belgian roster in the men's field hockey tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Head Coach: Adam Commens

Reserve:

  1. David van Rysselberghe (GK)
  2. Alexandre de Saedeleer
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 5 4 0 1 9 5 +4 12 Advance to the semifinals
2   Germany 5 3 2 0 12 6 +6 11
3   South Korea 5 2 1 2 13 11 +2 7 Fifth place game
4   New Zealand 6 2 2 2 10 9 +1 8 Seventh place game
5   Belgium 5 1 1 3 9 13 −4 4 Ninth place game
6   China (H) 5 0 1 4 7 16 −9 1 Eleventh place game
Source: FIH
(H) Host.


11 August 2008
20:30
Spain   4–2   Belgium
Amat   8'
Freixa   20'
Ribas   41'
Sojo   49'
Report Truyens   26'
Dekeyser   63'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Roel van Eert (NED)
13 August 2008
18:30
Belgium   1–1   Germany
Charlier   22' Report Witthaus   19'
Umpires:
Rob ten Cate (NED)
David Gentles (AUS)
15 August 2008
18:00
Belgium   2–4   New Zealand
Dekeyser   43'
Gucassoff   69'
Report Child   19'20'
Brooks   30'
McAleese   60'
Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Xavier Adell (ESP)
17 August 2008
10:30
South Korea   3–1   Belgium
You Hyo-sik   46'51'
Jang Jong-hyun   50'
Report Dekeyser   20'
Umpires:
Rob ten Cate (NED)
Satinder Kumar (IND)
19 August 2008
21:00
China   1–3   Belgium
Song Yi   4' Report Reckinger   28'
Truyens   32'
Dohmen   48'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Gary Simmonds (RSA)
9th–10th place
21 August 2008
08:30
Belgium   3–0   Canada
Dekeyser   2'70'
Dohmen   23'
Report
Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Xavier Adell (ESP)

FootballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Belgium squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[2]

Head coach: Jean-François de Sart

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Logan Bailly (1985-12-27)27 December 1985 (aged 22) 13 0   Racing Genk
2 2DF Sepp de Roover* (1984-11-12)12 November 1984 (aged 23) 7 0   Groningen
3 2DF Vincent Kompany (1986-04-10)10 April 1986 (aged 22) 1 0   Hamburg
4 2DF Thomas Vermaelen (1985-11-14)14 November 1985 (aged 22) 16 1   Ajax
5 2DF Sébastien Pocognoli (1987-08-01)1 August 1987 (aged 21) 19 1   AZ
6 3MF Marouane Fellaini (1987-11-22)22 November 1987 (aged 20) 10 0   Standard Liège
7 4FW Tom de Mul (1986-03-04)4 March 1986 (aged 22) 32 5   Sevilla
8 3MF Faris Haroun (1985-09-22)22 September 1985 (aged 22) 30 5   Racing Genk
9 4FW Kevin Mirallas (1987-10-05)5 October 1987 (aged 20) 12 6   Lille
10 3MF Jan Vertonghen (1987-04-24)24 April 1987 (aged 21) 6 0   Ajax
11 3MF Maarten Martens* (c) (1984-07-02)2 July 1984 (aged 24) 32 8   AZ
12 1GK Yves Makabu-Makalambay (1986-01-31)31 January 1986 (aged 22) 9 0   Hibernian
13 2DF Laurent Ciman (1985-08-05)5 August 1985 (aged 23) 22 1   Club Brugge
14 3MF Landry Mulemo (1986-09-17)17 September 1986 (aged 21) 18 0   Standard Liège
15 2DF Jeroen Simaeys (1985-05-12)12 May 1985 (aged 23) 3 0   Club Brugge
16 3MF Anthony Vanden Borre (1987-10-24)24 October 1987 (aged 20) 15 2   Genoa
17 4FW Stijn de Smet (1985-03-27)27 March 1985 (aged 23) 25 3   Cercle Brugge
18 4FW Mousa Dembélé (1987-07-16)16 July 1987 (aged 21) 2 0   AZ
19 3MF Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe[n 1] (1989-02-02)2 February 1989 (aged 19) 3 0   Hamburg
22 1GK Yves de Winter[n 2] (1987-05-25)25 May 1987 (aged 21) 6 0   Westerlo

* Over-aged player.

Notes
  1. ^ Replaces Stijn De Smet who was injured during the competition
  2. ^ Replaces Vincent Kompany who was returned to his club during the competition
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 9 Qualified for the quarterfinals
2   Belgium 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6
3   China PR 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
4   New Zealand 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1
Brazil  1–0  Belgium
Hernanes   79' Report
Belgium  2–0  China PR
Dembélé   8'
Mirallas   80'
Report
New Zealand  0–1  Belgium
Report Haroun   35'
Attendance: 45,202
Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)
Quarterfinal
Italy  2–3  Belgium
Rossi   18' (pen.)74' (pen.) Report Dembélé   23'79'
Mirallas   45+2'
Semifinal
Nigeria  4–1  Belgium
Adefemi   17'
Obasi   59'72'
Okonkwo   78'
Report Ciman   88'
Attendance: 56,312
Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)
Bronze medal game
Belgium  0–3  Brazil
Report Diego   27'
  45'90+2'
Attendance: 50,705

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Koen van Damme All-around 12.575 14.200 14.325 14.450 14.600 14.475 84.625 43 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Gaëlle Mys All-around 14.125 14.050 14.175 14.800 57.150 31 Q 13.975 14.000 12.875 13.100 53.950 24

JudoEdit

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Dirk van Tichelt −73 kg Bye   Mammadli (AZE)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance   Siamionau (BLR)
W 1021–0020
  Kim C-S (PRK)
W 1011–0000
  Kanamaru (JPN)
W 0211–0000
  Boqiev (TJK)
L 0000–0011
5
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ilse Heylen −52 kg   La Rizza (FRA)
W 0001–0000
  Ryder (AUS)
W 1000–0000
  Nakamura (JPN)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance Bye   Tarangul (GER)
W 0002–0000
  Kaliyeva (KAZ)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Catherine Jacques −70 kg Bye   Scapin (ITA)
L 0000–0010
Did not advance

RowingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Tim Maeyens Single sculls 7:16.60 1 QF N/A 6:52:70 2 SA/B 6:59:65 3 FA 7:03:40 4
Bart Poelvoorde
Christophe Raes
Double sculls 6:31.84 4 R 6:24:01 2 SA/B N/A 6:29:91 5 FB 6:35:55 8

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

SailingEdit

Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Evi van Acker Laser Radial 1 10 16 10 12 6 12 4 18 CAN 10 91 8
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Carolijn Brouwer
Sébastien Godefroid
Tornado 11 11 5 6 3 8 13 6 16 9 EL 72 12

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mathieu Fonteyn 200 m butterfly 1:56.65 NR 19 Did not advance
Yoris Grandjean 50 m freestyle 22.45 NR 28 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 48.82 NR 19 Did not advance
François Heersbrandt 100 m butterfly 53.33 37 Did not advance
Brian Ryckeman 10 km open water N/A 1:52.10 7
Glenn Surgeloose 200 m freestyle 1:48.92 NR 30 Did not advance
Tom Vangeneugden 1500 m freestyle 15:11.04 NR 20 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Elise Matthysen 100 m breaststroke 1:08.37 NR 16 Q 1:09.00 13 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:27.04 NR 15 Q 2:29.64 16 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Jean-Michel Saive Men's singles Bye   Toriola (NGR)
L 2–4
Did not advance

TennisEdit

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Steve Darcis Men's singles   Massú (CHI)
L 4–6, 5–7
Did not advance
Olivier Rochus   Minář (CZE)
W 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
  Tipsarević (SRB)
W 7–6(7–5), 2–3r
  González (CHI)
L 0–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Steve Darcis
Olivier Rochus
Men's doubles N/A   Cañas /
Nalbandian (ARG)
W 6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–5), 6–3
  Andreev /
Davydenko (RUS)
L 6–7(6–8), 2–6
Did not advance

TriathlonEdit

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Peter Croes Men's 18:26 0:26 58:51 0:32 33:25 1:51:40.94 27
Axel Zeebroek 18:30 0:27 57:48 0:30 33:15 1:50:30.90 13

VolleyballEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Liesbeth Mouha
Liesbet van Breedam
Women's Pool A
  MaaseideGlesnes (NOR)
L 0 – 2 (22–24, 18–21)
  Tian JWang J (CHN)
L 1 – 2 (21–18, 19–21, 13–15)
  KuhnSchwer (SUI)
W 2 – 0 (21–18, 21–17)
Lucky Losers
  SakaRtvelo (GEO)
W 2 – 0 (21–13, 21–19)
3 Q   May-Treanor
Walsh (USA)
L 0 – 2 (22–24, 10–21)
Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Tom Goegebuer Men's −56 kg 114 12 137 13 251 13

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2008 Official Results Part Two: Hockey – Wrestling, LA84 Foundation.
  2. ^ "Men's Olympic Football Tournament Beijing – Belgium Squad List". FIFA. Retrieved October 22, 2012.