Burundi at the 2012 Summer Olympics
|Burundi at the|
2012 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Comité National Olympique du Burundi|
|Competitors||6 in 3 sports|
|Flag bearer||Diane Nukuri|
|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.
- 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
|Olivier Irabaruta||5000 m||13:46.25||13||Did not advance|
|Francine Niyonsaba||800 m||2:07.57||1 Q||1:58.67||2 Q||1:59.63||7|
Burundi has had 1 judoka invited.
|Athlete||Event||Round of 32||Round of 16||Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Repechage||Final / BM|
|Odette Ntahonvukiye||Women's −78 kg|| Koumba (GAB)
|Did not advance|
|Beni Binobagira||100 m freestyle||1:04.57||56||Did not advance|
|Elsie Uwamahoro||50 m freestyle||33.14||66||Did not advance|
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- "Invited Country to take part in the London Games". International Judo Federation. Archived from the original on 18 June 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
- "FINA Universality Places" (PDF). FINA. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
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