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Cyprus at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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

Cyprus at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Cyprus.svg
IOC code CYP
NOC Cyprus Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.org.cy (Greek) (English)
in London
Competitors 13 in 7 sports
Flag bearer Marcos Baghdatis (opening)
Chrystalleni Trikomiti (closing)
Medals
Ranked 69th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 1 0 1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Cyprus Olympic Committee sent the nation's smallest team ever to the Games since 1988. A total of 13 athletes, 9 men and 4 women, competed in 7 sports. Skeet shooter Georgios Achilleos became the first Cypriot athlete to participate in four Olympic games. Professional tennis player and one-time Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis, who did not compete in Beijing because of injury, was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

Cyprus left London with its first ever Olympic medal by sailor Pavlos Kontides, who won silver in the men's Laser event.[1]

Contents

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Silver Kontides, Pavlos Pavlos Kontides Sailing Laser 6 August

AthleticsEdit

Cypriot athletes 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):[2][3]

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 Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Kyriakos Ioannou High jump 2.26 12 q 2.20 13
Apostolos Parellis Discus throw 63.48 13 Did not advance
Constantinos Stathelakos Hammer throw 69.65 33 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Eleni Artymata 200 m 23.09 6 q 22.92 8 Did not advance

CyclingEdit

Cyprus has qualified the following cyclists for the Games.

 
Marios Athanasiadis in men's cross-country race

Mountain bikingEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Marios Athanasiadis Men's cross-country 1:43:25 40

GymnasticsEdit

RhythmicEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Chrystalleni Trikomiti All-around 26.255 26.250 26.380 26.665 104.675 19 Did not advance

SailingEdit

Cyprus has qualified 1 boat for each of the following events

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final Rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Andreas Carioulou RS:X 13 26 10 27 11 30 16 12 12 23 EL 150 17
Pavlos Kontides Laser 9 4 1 1 2 4 12 7 7 4 10 59  

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

ShootingEdit

Cyprus has qualified for three quota places in shooting;[4]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Georgios Achilleos Skeet 118 11 Did not advance
Antonakis Andreou 115 22 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Panayiota Andreou Skeet 57 16 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[5][6]

Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Anna Stylianou 200 m freestyle 2:01.87 27 Did not advance

TennisEdit

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
Marcos Baghdatis Men's singles   Soeda (JPN)
W 6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–5), 6–2
  Gasquet (FRA)
W 6–4, 6–4
  A Murray (GBR)
L 6–4, 1–6, 4–6
Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "EYES ON LONDON: Coe hears final lap bell, UK elated over golds, Cyprus gets first medal". Retrieved 6 August 2012. [dead link]
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  3. ^ 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 
  4. ^ "Quota places by Nation and Name". ISSF. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  6. ^ FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION – Swimming (PDF), FINA, archived from the original (PDF) on 26 July 2011, retrieved 8 June 2011