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Benin at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Benin competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's tenth appearance at the Olympics, except the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal because of the African boycott.

Benin at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Benin.svg
IOC code BEN
NOC Benin National Olympic and Sports Committee
in London
Competitors 5 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Jacob Gnahoui
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Five athletes from Benin were selected to the team, 4 men and 1 woman, to compete only in athletics, boxing, judo, and swimming. Among the five athletes, track runner Mathieu Gnanligo competed only at his second consecutive Olympics. Judoka Jacob Gnahoui became the nation's first male flag bearer at the opening ceremony since 1984. Benin, however, has yet to win its first Olympic medal.

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AthleticsEdit

Athletes from Benin have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard):[1][2]

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
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Mathieu Gnanligo 400 m DNF Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Odile Ahouanwanou 100 m hurdles 14.76 7 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Benin has qualified a boxer for the following event.[3]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Shafiq Chitou Lightweight   Mejri (TUN)
L 9–16
Did not advance

JudoEdit

Benin has had 1 judoka invited.[4]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Jacob Gnahoui Men's −60 kg   Paischer (AUT)
L 0000–0100
Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Benin has gained an "Universality place" from the FINA.[5]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Wilfried Tevoedjre 50 m freestyle 29.77 58 Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  2. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS (PDF), IAAF, archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2012, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  3. ^ Final African Olympic Quota Places revealed
  4. ^ IntJudo – Invited Country to take part at the London Games Archived 2012-07-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "FINA Universality Places" (PDF). FINA. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.