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Burundi at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Burundi competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's fifth appearance at the Olympics.

Burundi at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Burundi.svg
IOC code BDI
NOC Comité National Olympique du Burundi
in London
Competitors 6 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Diane Nukuri
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Comité National Olympique du Burundi sent a total of six athletes to the Games, 4 women and 2 men, to compete only in athletics, judo, and swimming. Swimmer Elsie Uwamahoro was the only athlete in the team to participate in her second Olympics. Marathon runner Diane Nukuri, the oldest athlete of the team, made an Olympic comeback in London after a twelve-year absence, and reprised her role as Burundi's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

Burundi, however, failed to win a single Olympic medal in London. Track runner Francine Niyonsaba qualified for the final rounds in the women's 800 metres, but narrowly missed out of the nation's first ever medal after 16 years, finishing abruptly in seventh place.

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AthleticsEdit

Athletes have 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 Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Olivier Irabaruta 5000 m 13:46.25 13 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Francine Niyonsaba 800 m 2:07.57 1 Q 1:58.67 2 Q 1:59.63 7
Diane Nukuri Marathon N/A 2:30:12 31

JudoEdit

Burundi has had 1 judoka invited.[3]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Odette Ntahonvukiye Women's −78 kg   Koumba (GAB)
L 0000–0020
Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Burundi has gained two "Universality places" from the FINA.[4]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Beni Binobagira 100 m freestyle 1:04.57 56 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Elsie Uwamahoro 50 m freestyle 33.14 66 Did not advance

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  2. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS (PDF), IAAF, archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2012, retrieved 20 August 2011 
  3. ^ "Invited Country to take part in the London Games". International Judo Federation. Archived from the original on 18 June 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "FINA Universality Places" (PDF). FINA. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.