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Chad at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Chad competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, which was held from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This marked the nation's eleventh appearance at the Summer Olympics since its debut in the 1964 Summer Olympics. The Chadian delegation included track and field athlete Hinikissia Ndikert and judoka Carine Ngarlemdana. Ngarlemdana was the flag bearer for the opening ceremony and Ndikert was the flag bearer for the closing ceremony. Neither of Chad's athletes progressed beyond the first round of their events. Chad was one of only two countries to have a female-only team at the 2012 games.

Chad at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Chad.svg
IOC code CHA
NOC Comité Olympique et Sportif Tchadien
in London
Competitors 2 in 2 sports
Flag bearer Carine Ngarlemdana (opening)
Hinikissia Ndikert (closing)
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Contents

BackgroundEdit

Chad, a landlocked country in Central Africa, participated in 11 Summer Olympic games between its debut in the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[1] The highest number of Chadian athletes to have participated in the summer games is six[1] in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.[2] As of 2016, no Chadian athlete has ever won a medal at the Olympics.[1] Two athletes from Chad qualified for the London games; Hinikissia Ndikert in the women's track and field 200 metres and Carine Ngarlemdana in the women's 70 kilogram judo completion.[3][4] Chad had no men competing for them; they and Bhutan were the only nations to send only female athletes to the 2012 games.[5]

AthleticsEdit

 
The Olympic Stadium, where Ndikert competed in her events

The 2012 Summer Games was Hinikissia Ndikert's second Olympics.[6] At the 2008 Summer Olympics, age 15, she was her country's flag bearer for both ceremonies.[7][8] In her competition she finished 64th out of 85 competitors in the 100 metres.[9] For the 2012 Summer Olympics, Ndikert qualified for the 200 metres. She competed on August 6th in the first heat of her event.[10] She ran a time of 26.06 seconds and finished last in her heat of eight athletes.[10] She was 3.51 seconds behind the winner of the heat, Murielle Ahouré of Ivory Coast.[10] Overall, Ndikert was the second-slowest athlete of any in the heat round.[11] The only athlete she was faster than was Chan Seyha of Cambodia.[11] Ndikert was 2.96 seconds slower than the slowest athlete that progressed to the semi-final round, and was therefore eliminated.[11]

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
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Hinikissia Ndikert 200 m 26.06 8 Did not advance

JudoEdit

Carine Ngarlemdana made her Olympic debut at the 2012 games.[12] At the time she was 17 years of age.[12] She was the flag bearer at both the opening and closing ceremonies.[13][14] She was the third Chadian in Olympic history to compete in a judo event.[15] Ngarlemdana qualified for the 70 kilogram event as an African Judo Union qualifier.[16] On 1 August Ngarlemdana competed in the first round of her event.[12] She was drawn against Sally Conway (Great Britain).[12] Ngarlemdana lost 0002—1110 and was therefore eliminated from the competition.[12] Overall she finished joint 17th and, along with five other athletes, last in the competition.[17]

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
Carine Ngarlemdana Women's −70 kg   Conway (GBR)
L 0002–1110
Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Sports Reference – Countries – Chad". Sports Reference. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sports Reference – Seoul 1988 – Chad". Sports Reference. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Sports Reference – London 2012 – Chad – Athletics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Sports Reference – London 2012 – Chad – Judo". Sports Reference. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Magnay, Jacquelin (11 August 2012). "London 2012 Olympics diary: three countries have failed to send any female athletes". The Telegraph. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Hinikissa Ndikert". Sports Reference. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  7. ^ Staff (27 July 2012). "Tchad: La judoka Carine Ngarlemdana est porte drapeau aux JO 2012" [Chad: Judoka Carine Ngarlemna is the flag bearer at the 2012 Olympics]. Journal Du Tchad (in French). Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "London 2012 Closing Ceremony – Flag Bearers" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 August 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "100 Metres Woman – Heat – Summary". IAAF. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  10. ^ a b c "Athletics at the 2012 London Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Round One". Sports Reference. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  11. ^ a b c "200 Metres Woman – Heats Summary". IAAF. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  12. ^ a b c d e "Carine Ngarlemdana". Sports Reference. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  13. ^ "London 2012 Opening Ceremony – Flag Bearers" (PDF). Olympics. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  14. ^ "London 2012 Closing Ceremony – Flag Bearers" (PDF). Olympics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 August 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  15. ^ "Chad Judo". Sports Reference. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  16. ^ "IJF Olympic Qualification List" (PDF). International Judo Federation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 June 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  17. ^ "Judo at the 2012 London Summer Games: Women's Middleweight". Sports Reference. Retrieved 16 October 2016.