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Ghana at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Ghana competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's thirteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics, having competed in all but three editions since 1952. Ghana did not attend the 1976 Olympics because of the African boycott and did not attend the 1980 Olympics because of the United States boycott.

Ghana at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Ghana.svg
IOC code GHA
NOC Ghana Olympic Committee
in London
Competitors 9 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Maxwell Amponsah
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Ghana Olympic Committee sent a total of 9 athletes, 6 men and 3 women, to compete in 4 sports. This equaled the record number of Ghanaian athletes sent to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. Five of the athletes on the team had not previously competed at the Olympic Games, while sprinter Vida Anim became the first Ghanaian female athlete to participate in a fourth Olympic Games. Alberta Ampomah became the first Ghanaian to compete in weightlifting at the Olympic Games. Heavyweight boxer and African champion Maxwell Amponsah, who later withdrew from the Games because of sustained injuries, was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.[1] The Ghanaian team did not win any medals at the 2012 Olympics.

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AthleticsEdit

Ghanaian athletes achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of three athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and one 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
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Ignisious Gaisah Long jump 7.79 18 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Vida Anim 200 m 23.71 8 Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 LJ JT 800 Final Rank
Margaret Simpson Result Withdrew due to injury
Points

BoxingEdit

Ghana qualified a total of four boxers.[4] Heavyweight boxer Maxwell Amponsah withdrew from the Games after failing to recover from an injury sustained during a qualification match months before the competition.[1]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Tetteh Sulemanu Light flyweight   Ortíz (PUR)
L 6–20
Did not advance
Duke Akueteh Micah Flyweight   Lavigilante (MRI)
W 18–14
  Conlan (IRL)
L 8–19[5]
Did not advance
Isaac Zion Kojo Dogboe Bantamweight   Shimizu (JPN)
L 9–10
Did not advance
Maxwell Amponsah Heavyweight N/A Retired

JudoEdit

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Emmanuel Nartey Men's −73 kg Bye   Elmont (NED)
L 0003–0111
Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Ghana received one wildcard.[6]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Alberta Ampomah Women's +75 kg 73 14 101 12 174 13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Associated Press (29 July 2012). Ghana boxer and flagbearer Maxwell Amponsah out of Olympics, not recovered from broken jaw, The Washington Post. Retrieved 1 August 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. ^ "Duke Micah - Events and results". Official London 2012 website. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  6. ^ [1]

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