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Gabon at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Gabon competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's ninth appearance at the Olympics, excluding the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, both affected by the African and the American-led boycott.

Gabon at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Gabon.svg
IOC code GAB
NOC Comité Olympique Gabonais
in London
Competitors 24 in 5 sports
Flag bearer Ruddy Zang Milama[1]
Medals
Ranked 69th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 1 0 1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Gabon Olympic Committee (French: Comité Olympique Gabonais) sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games. A total of 24 athletes, 22 men and 2 women, to compete in 5 sports. Men's football was the only team-based sport in which Gabon had its representation in these Olympic games. Sprinter Ruddy Zang Milama was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

Gabon left London with its first ever Olympic medal. Taekwondo jin Anthony Obame won the silver in the men's super heavyweight division, narrowly losing to Italy's Carlo Molfetta.

Contents

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Silver Anthony Obame Taekwondo Men's +80 kg 11 August

AthleticsEdit

Gabonese 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 Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Wilfried Bingangoye 100 m 10.89 3 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ruddy Zang Milama 100 m Bye 11.14 3 Q 11.31 7 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Gabon has so far qualified boxers for the following events[4]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Braexir Lemboumba Bantamweight   Encarnación (DOM)
L 6–15
Did not advance
Yannick Mbemy Welterweight   Tüvshinbat (MGL)
L 4–17
Did not advance

FootballEdit

Gabon's men's football team has qualified.

Men's tournamentEdit

Team roster

The following is the Gabon squad in the men's football tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5][6] view · talk

Coach: Claude Albert Mbourounot

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals 2012 club
1 1GK Ovono, DidierDidier Ovono* (c) (1983-01-23)23 January 1983 (aged 29)   Le Mans
2 2DF Dinda, MullerMuller Dinda (1995-09-22)22 September 1995 (aged 16)   Cercle Mbéri
3 2DF Nzambe, StevyStevy Nzambe (1991-09-04)4 September 1991 (aged 20)   Marseille
4 3MF Engonga, FranckFranck Engonga (1993-07-26)26 July 1993 (aged 19)   USM Libreville
5 2DF Ecuele Manga, BrunoBruno Ecuele Manga* (1988-07-16)16 July 1988 (aged 24)   Lorient
6 2DF Ebanega, RemyRémy Ebanega (1989-11-17)17 November 1989 (aged 22)   Bitam
7 4FW Nono, AllenAllen Nono (1992-08-15)15 August 1992 (aged 19)   USM Libreville
8 3MF Ndoumbou, AlexanderAlexander N'Doumbou (1992-01-04)4 January 1992 (aged 20)   Orléans
9 4FW Aubameyang, PierrePierre Aubameyang (1989-06-18)18 June 1989 (aged 23)   Saint-Étienne
10 3MF Madinda, LevyLévy Madinda (1992-06-11)11 June 1992 (aged 20)   Celta Vigo B
11 4FW Meye, AxelAxel Meye (1995-06-06)6 June 1995 (aged 17)   Bitam
12 3MF Tandjigora, MerlinMerlin Tandjigora (1990-04-06)6 April 1990 (aged 22)   Carquefou
13 3MF Boussoughou, CedricCédric Boussoughou (1991-07-20)20 July 1991 (aged 21)   Mangasport
14 3MF Biyogo Poko, AndréAndré Biyogo Poko (1993-01-01)1 January 1993 (aged 19)   Bordeaux
15 3MF Ndong, HenriHenri Ndong (1992-08-23)23 August 1992 (aged 19)   Bitam
16 2DF Ndong, EmmanuelEmmanuel Ndong (1992-05-04)4 May 1992 (aged 20)   Sogéa
17 3MF Obiang, JerryJerry Obiang (1992-06-10)10 June 1992 (aged 20)   Sogéa
18 1GK Mfa Mezui, AnthonyAnthony Mfa Mezui (1991-03-07)7 March 1991 (aged 21)   Metz
21 3MF Mbingui, SamsonSamson Mbingui[7] (1992-02-09)9 February 1992 (aged 20)   Mangasport

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Mexico 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7
  South Korea 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
  Gabon 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2 2
   Switzerland 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1

26 July 2012
17:15
v
Gabon   1–1    Switzerland
Aubameyang   45' Report Mehmedi   5' (pen.)
St James' Park, Newcastle
Attendance: 15,748[8]
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)

29 July 2012
14:30
v
Mexico   2–0   Gabon
Dos Santos   63'90+2' (pen.) Report

1 August 2012
17:00
v
South Korea   0–0   Gabon
Report

JudoEdit

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
Audrey Koumba Women's −78 kg   Ntahonvukiye (BDI)
W 0020–0000
  Joó (HUN)
L 0000–0100
Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Anthony Obame Men's +80 kg   Thomsen-Fuataga (SAM)
W 9–2
  Despaigne (CUB)
W 1–0 SDP
  Tanrıkulu (TUR)
W 3–2
Bye   Molfetta (ITA)
L 9–9 SUP
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Staff. "Gabon – London 2012 Olympics". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  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 28 April 2011, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  4. ^ "Final African Olympic Quota Places revealed". AIBA. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Aubameyang included in Gabon's Olympic football squad". BBC Sport. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Men's Olympic Football Tournament London 2012 - List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 2012-07-13. p. 4. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  7. ^ Replaced Bruno Ecuele Manga who was not released by his club on the eve of the competition.
  8. ^ "Gabon – Switzerland". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Mexico – Gabon". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "South Korea – Gabon". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 

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