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Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Great Britain, represented by the British Olympic Association (BOA), competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012 as the host nation. British athletes have competed at every Summer Olympic Games in the modern era, alongside Australia, France and Greece, though Great Britain is the only one to have won at least one gold medal at all of them. London is the only city to host the Summer Olympics on three different occasions, having previously done so in 1908 and 1948.[3] Team GB, organised by BOA, sent a total of 541 athletes, 279 men and 262 women, to the Games, and won automatic qualification places in all 26 sports.[1][4]

Great Britain at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
IOC code GBR
NOC British Olympic Association
in London
Competitors 541[1] in 26 sports
Flag bearer Chris Hoy (opening)
Ben Ainslie (closing)[2]
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold Silver Bronze Total
29 17 19 65
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The government agency UK Sport targeted a total of 48 to 70 medals, with a commitment of at least a minimum amount, one more than the team won at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and a fourth-place finish in the medal table.[5] On 7 August 2012, Great Britain had reached its 48-medal target, and surpassed the 19 gold-medal tally from Beijing, making it the most successful Olympics since 1908.

Great Britain left the Summer Olympic Games with a total of 65 medals (29 gold, 17 silver, and 19 bronze),[6] finishing third in the medal table rankings, and fourth in the total number of medal rankings. At least one medal was awarded to Team GB in seventeen sports, eleven of them contained at least one gold. British athletes dominated the medal standings in cycling, wherein they won a total of 12 Olympic medals, including 8 golds, 7 from the 10 track cycling events alone, and in equestrianism, wherein they won 5 medals including 3 golds from 6 events. Great Britain also topped the medal table in triathlon, boxing and rowing. Twelve British athletes won more than a single Olympic medal in London.

Among the nation's medalists were taekwondo jin Jade Jones, triathlete Alistair Brownlee, and slalom canoers Etienne Stott and Timothy Baillie, who won Great Britain's first Olympic gold medals in their respective disciplines. Nicola Adams became the first female champion in Olympic boxing history as her sport made its debut at the Games.

Having never won a medal in dressage in Olympic history, British riders dominated the event in 2012, winning 2 golds (both team and individual) and a bronze, Charlotte Dujardin becoming one of five British double gold medal winners. Great Britain was the first nation other than Germany to win the team event since 1980. Andy Murray became the first British tennis player to claim an Olympic title since the sport was reintroduced as a full-medal discipline in 1988; he was also the only British athlete to win two medals in a single day. Double trap shooter Peter Wilson won the nation's first gold medal in his sport for 12 years.

By winning two gold medals in London, track cyclist Chris Hoy emerged as Great Britain's most successful athlete in Olympic history with a total of seven medals, including six golds which surpassed the five golds won by former rower Steve Redgrave. Hoy also tied for the most total Olympic medals for a Briton with road cyclist Bradley Wiggins, who won the gold in men's time trial. Ben Ainslie became the most successful sailor in Olympic history, after winning his fourth gold medal in the Finn class. With three medals (two golds and one silver) in total, Victoria Pendleton became Great Britain's most successful female Olympic athlete, surpassing the record of two golds and one bronze medal, previously held by Kelly Holmes, and briefly shared with Rebecca Adlington.

For the first time in Olympic history, Great Britain had won a women's rowing gold; in the event, Great Britain secured three of the six gold medals in women's rowing. Heather Stanning and Helen Glover took the first Great Britain gold of the games in the women's pair, and the nation's first ever in women's rowing. Katherine Grainger, winning her first gold medal with Anna Watkins in the women's double sculls, became the first Great Britain female athlete to win four Olympic medals, and at four successive games (having previously won three silver medals). Swimmer Rebecca Adlington equalled the feat of four Olympic medals later on the same day. Sophie Hosking and Katherine Copeland, in the women's lightweight double sculls, completed the hat-trick as part of Super Saturday.

Despite the unprecedented success, Great Britain performed much more poorly in the team sports, winning just a single medal when Great Britain captained by Katie Walsh won the bronze medal match against New Zealand 3-1 in the Women's Field hockey tournament to win the first medal of any colour by a British field hockey team at a Summer Olympics since 1992.

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MedallistsEdit

The team won 65 medals in total; 29 gold, 17 silver and 19 bronze.[6] For each gold medallist, a post box was painted gold by Royal Mail in recognition of the achievement, usually in the competitor's home town.[7] A first class stamp depicting each gold medal winning individual or team was also produced.[7][8]

The following British competitors won medals at the Games.[1] In the 'by discipline' sections below, medallists' names are in bold.

Multiple medallistsEdit

The following Team GB competitors won several medals at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Name Medal Sport Event
Hoy, ChrisChris Hoy   Gold
  Gold
Cycling Men's team sprint
Men's keirin
Trott, LauraLaura Trott   Gold
  Gold
Cycling Women's team pursuit
Women's omnium
Kenny, JasonJason Kenny   Gold
  Gold
Cycling Men's team sprint
Men's sprint
Dujardin, CharlotteCharlotte Dujardin   Gold
  Gold
Equestrian Team dressage
Individual dressage
Farah, MoMo Farah   Gold
  Gold
Athletics Men's 10,000 m
Men's 5,000 m
Murray, AndyAndy Murray   Gold
  Silver
Tennis Men's singles
Mixed doubles
Pendleton, VictoriaVictoria Pendleton   Gold
  Silver
Cycling Women's Keirin
Women's sprint
Clancy, EdEd Clancy   Gold
  Bronze
Cycling Men's team pursuit
Men's omnium
Bechtolsheimer, LauraLaura Bechtolsheimer   Gold
  Bronze
Equestrian Team dressage
Individual dressage
Smith, LouisLouis Smith   Silver
  Bronze
Gymnastics Men's pommel horse
Men's team all-around
Whitlock, MaxMax Whitlock   Bronze
  Bronze
Gymnastics Men's pommel horse
Men's team all-around
Adlington, RebeccaRebecca Adlington   Bronze
  Bronze
Swimming Women's 400 m freestyle
Women's 800 m freestyle

"Super Saturday"Edit

Day 8 (4 August) of the Games, which had been billed in the build up to the Games in the host country as "Super Saturday" due to the expected program creating numerous strong medal possibilities for the hosts, saw Great Britain record their most successful day at the Olympics since the 1908 games.[9] The day saw the team win 6 gold medals, starting in the rowing for Alex Gregory, Tom James, Pete Reed and Andrew Triggs Hodge in the men's coxless four and Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking in the women's lightweight double sculls, followed in the cycling by Dani King, Joanna Rowsell Shand and Laura Trott in the women's team pursuit. This was followed by three athletics gold medals in the space of 46 minutes with Jessica Ennis winning gold in the women's heptathlon, Greg Rutherford in the men's long jump and Mo Farah in the men's 10,000 metres. Completing the medal total on the day in the rowing was a silver for Mark Hunter and Zac Purchase in the men's lightweight double sculls. Lord Coe, organiser of London 2012, described the unfolding of the day's events as "a narrative of infectious success" and the greatest day of sport he had ever witnessed.[10]

Medal and performance targetsEdit

 
Team GB entering the Olympic Stadium in the opening ceremony as the host nation
 
Silver medal winner Zara Phillips riding High Kingdom during the cross-country discipline of the equestrian eventing
 
A post box in each of the gold medallists' home towns was painted gold by Royal Mail to celebrate their success

With Team GB attempting to build on their previous successes in Beijing four years earlier, expectations prior to the London Olympics were very high with the additional advantage of competing with home support. UK Sport, the body responsible for distributing £300 million in Olympic and Paralympic sports, revealed on 4 July 2012 a target of finishing in the top four of the medal table and winning at least 48 medals across at least 12 sports based on an aggregate medal range of 40-70.[11] although a specific number of gold medals was not targeted.[12]

Team GB was also highly rated by other expert and professional sport bodies prior to the Olympics. This included a team of experts invited by BBC Radio 5 live, which implied an estimated total of 95 medals: 27 gold, 25 silver and 43 bronze. Sports statistics provider Infostrada projected 57 medals, 16 of them gold. Sheffield Hallam University 56 medals, 27 of them gold; whilst Luciana Barra a former Italian Olympic Committee member, estimated 59 medals, 16 of them gold.[13]

UK Sport set targets for medals and positions for each individual Olympic sports except Football. These are listed in the table below, along with the actual Team GB performance.[14]

The only sport which Team GB failed to meet its medal target was in Swimming.[15][16][17]

Key  N Target missed  Y Target met  Y Y Target exceeded
Sport Medals
target set
Non medal
target
Medals or result Performance
relative to
target range
Archery 0–1 2 × 4th 3 in last 16  N
Athletics 5–8 6  Y
Badminton 0–1 1 × 4th Won 2 of 7 group stage  N
Basketball 0–1 2 × 5th Won 1 of 12 group stage  N
Boxing 3–5 5  Y
Canoeing 3–4 4  Y
Cycling 6–10 12  Y Y
Diving 1–3 1  Y
Equestrian 3–4 5  Y Y
Fencing 0–1 1 × 6th 6th & 8th  Y
Field hockey 1–2 1  Y
Gymnastics 1–2 4  Y Y
Handball 0–1 1 × 5th Won 0 of 10 group stage  N
Judo 0–1 4 × 4th 2  Y Y
Modern pentathlon 1–2 1  Y
Rowing 6 9  Y Y
Sailing 3–5 5  Y
Shooting 0–1 1 × 4th 1  Y
Swimming 5–7 3  N
Synchronised swimming 0–1 0  Y
Table tennis 0–1 1 × 32nd 1 × 16th  Y
Taekwondo 1–3 2  Y
Tennis 0–2 2  Y
Triathlon 1–2 2  Y
Volleyball 0–1 1 team to win 1 match Won 1 of 10 group stage  Y
Water polo 0–1 4th Won 0 of 8 group stage  N
Weightlifting 0–1 1 × 4th 10  N
Wrestling 0–1 1 × 4th Won 0 of 1 1st round  N
Total 48-70 65  Y

UK Sport fundingEdit

In the Olympic cycle from 2008 until 2012 the government agency UK Sport allocated a total budget of more than £264 million towards funding Team GB and the individual athletes and teams specifically for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The sports which received the highest funding were rowing, cycling, athletics, sailing and swimming. The only sports on the Olympic Programme that were not given any funding by the body were football and beach volleyball.

Sport Funding
Archery £4,408,000
Athletics £25,148,000
Badminton £7,434,900
Basketball £8,599,000
Boxing £9,551,000
Canoeing £16,176,000
Cycling £26,032,000
Diving £6,535,000
Equestrian £13,395,100
Fencing £2,535,335
Field hockey £15,013,200
Gymnastics £10,770,600
Handball £2,924,721
Judo £7,498,000
Modern pentathlon £6,288,800
Rowing £27,287,600
Sailing £22,942,700
Shooting £2,461,866
Swimming £25,144,600
Synchronised swimming £3,398,300
Table tennis £1,213,848
Taekwondo £4,833,600
Triathlon £5,291,300
Volleyball £3,536,077
Weightlifting £1,365,157
Wrestling £1,435,210
Total £264,143,753

DelegationEdit

 
The athletes entering the Olympic Stadium, led by flagbearer Chris Hoy, during the opening ceremony

The team, known by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as Great Britain, selects athletes from all four of the Home Nations (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales), as well as the three Crown Dependencies (Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey), and all but three of the British overseas territories (Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda having their own NOCs).[18] The team is organised by the British Olympic Association (BOA) who have since 1999 branded it Team GB, explaining that "Team GB is the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team."[19]

The BOA selected a team of 541 athletes, 279 men and 262 women, to compete in all sports after gaining automatic qualification places in their respective events. Sixty-one of the athletes had been born abroad, leading some in the media to criticise them as being "Plastic Brits", though all possessed British passports.[20] The BOA by-law preventing the selection of athletes sanctioned for anti-doping rule violations was struck down by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in April 2012, allowing the participation of Dwain Chambers, David Millar and Carl Myerscough.[21]

British Olympic Association chief Colin Moynihan, 4th Baron Moynihan condemned the disproportionate number of British Olympic competitors who had attended expensive, elite private schools. Twenty percent of all British Olympic competitors and 33% of the British participants in the rowing, sailing, and equestrian events, in which the host country won a number of medals, attended private schools. Moynihan called the numbers, "one of the worst statistics in British sport" and said that it was "wrong and unacceptable" that so many elite British athletes came from privileged backgrounds. Alan Bairner, professor of sport and social theory at Loughborough University, said that a primary factor in the numbers was the existence of excellent sports facilities and specialized coaching at the private schools and lack of the same at many state-sponsored schools.[22]

The Great Britain kit was designed by Stella McCartney.[23] In addition to the Olympic merchandise, a range of Team GB branded items went on sale including the BOA's official mascot Pride.[24][25]

CompetitorsEdit

The following is the list of number of competitors participating in the Games. Note that reserves for fencing, field hockey, football and handball are not counted as athletes:

Sport Men Women Total
Archery 3 3 6
Athletics 44 33 77
Badminton 2 2 4
Basketball 12 12 24
Boxing 7 3 10
Canoeing 9 6 15
Cycling 15 12 27
Diving 5 7 12
Equestrian 7 6 13
Fencing 4 6 10
Field hockey 16 16 32
Football 18 18 36
Gymnastics 5 13 18
Handball 14 14 28
Judo 7 7 14
Modern pentathlon 2 2 4
Rowing 28 19 47
Sailing 9 7 16
Shooting 7 4 11
Swimming 23 21 44
Synchronised swimming 0 9 9
Table tennis 3 3 6
Taekwondo 2 2 4
Tennis 4 4 8
Triathlon 3 3 6
Volleyball 14 14 28
Water polo 13 13 26
Weightlifting 3 2 5
Wrestling 0 1 1
Total 279 262 541

ArcheryEdit

As the host nation, Britain automatically received the full allocation of six individual places, alongside entry to both the men's and women's team events.[26][27] Former medalist Alison Williamson competed in her sixth consecutive Summer Olympics, becoming only the third British athlete to do so, but failed to move past the first round.[28] Both the women's and men's teams failed to progress further than the round of 16 after losing to the Russian and Ukrainian teams respectively, while no individual archers made it past the round of 16.

Men
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Laurence Godfrey Individual 680 4   Milon (BAN) (61)
W 6–0
  Serrano (MEX) (29)
W 7–1
  Mohamad (MAS) (20)
L 5–6
Did not advance
Simon Terry 654 50   Ishizu (JPN) (15)
W 7–1
  Olaru (MDA) (47)
L 1–7
Did not advance
Alan Wills 660 42   Worth (AUS) (23)
L 5–6
Did not advance
Laurence Godfrey
Simon Terry
Alan Wills
Team 1994 8 N/A   Ukraine (UKR) (9)
L 212–223
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Naomi Folkard Individual 637 42   Timofeeva (RUS) (23)
W 6–4
  Avitia (MEX) (10)
L 2–6
Did not advance
Amy Oliver 608 57   Kumari (IND) (8)
W 6–2
  Rochmawati (INA) (40)
L 1–7
Did not advance
Alison Williamson 629 47   Bishindee (MGL) (18)
L 3–7
Did not advance
Naomi Folkard
Amy Oliver
Alison Williamson
Team 1874 11 N/A   Russia (RUS) (6)
L 208–215
Did not advance

AthleticsEdit

In Athletics, the British team did not receive any automatic places for representing the host nation, as they had done in other sports. A squad of 77 athletes was initially selected for the Games.[29][30] The selection of Lynsey Sharp as the team's sole representative in the 800m when there were three places available proved controversial. Sharp, who won the event at the GB Olympic trials, failed to achieve the ‘A’ qualifying standard. Under international rules, non ‘A’ standard competitors could only be selected if no other athletes that have met the standard were chosen. As a result, Sharp's inclusion meant the exclusion of four other runners that had achieved the ‘A’ standard, including 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships gold medallist Jenny Meadows.[31]

Gareth Warburton was initially not selected for the 800 metres, having failed to achieve the 'A' qualifying standard at the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki, but was granted a place at the Games following an appeal. Ten other British athletes were unsuccessful with their appeals to be included.[32] David Webb was initially chosen as part of the squad for the men's marathon but withdrew on 25 July due to injury. No replacement was selected.[33] Paula Radcliffe was initially chosen as part of the squad for the women's marathon but withdrew on 29 July due to injury; Freya Murray was called up as her replacement.[34] Welshman Dai Greene was selected to captain the athletics squad, reprising a role he had first served at the 2011 European Team Championships in Sweden.[35]

In the Games, Great Britain had their best track and field performance since the Moscow Games in 1980, with 4 gold medals including a double gold for Mo Farah over the 5000 and 10000 metres. Pre-event favourites Farah in the 10000 metres, Jessica Ennis in heptathlon, and the world leading, but slightly less favoured Greg Rutherford in the long jump, won 3 gold medals for Great Britain in the space of 49 minutes on the middle Saturday of the Games.

  • 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
  • WB= World Best
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
 
Double gold medallist Mo Farah competing in the 5000 m.
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Dwain Chambers 100 m Bye 10.02 1 Q 10.05 4 Did not advance
James Dasaolu Bye 10.13 3 Q 10.18 7 Did not advance
Adam Gemili Bye 10.11 2 Q 10.06 3 Did not advance
James Ellington 200 m 21.23 6 N/A Did not advance
Christian Malcolm 20.59 2 Q N/A 20.51 3 Did not advance
Nigel Levine 400 m 45.58 3 Q N/A 45.64 6 Did not advance
Martyn Rooney 45.36 2 Q N/A 45.31 5 Did not advance
Conrad Williams 46.12 3 Q N/A 45.53 8 Did not advance
Andrew Osagie 800 m 1:46.42 3 Q N/A 1:44.74 2 Q 1:43.77 8
Michael Rimmer 1:49.05 5 N/A Did not advance
Gareth Warburton 1:46.97 5 N/A Did not advance
Andy Baddeley 1500 m 3:40.34 6 Q N/A 3:36.03 8 Did not advance
Ross Murray 3:36.74 4 Q N/A 3:44.92 10 Did not advance
Mo Farah 5000 m 13:26.00 3 Q N/A 13:41.66  
Nick McCormick 13:25.70 12 N/A Did not advance
Mo Farah 10000 m N/A 27:30.42  
Chris Thompson N/A 29:06.14 25
Lawrence Clarke 110 m hurdles 13.42 2 Q N/A 13.31 3 q 13.39 4
Andrew Pozzi DNF N/A Did not advance
Andrew Turner 13.42 1 Q N/A 13.42 4 Did not advance
Jack Green 400 m hurdles 49.49 2 Q N/A DNF Did not advance
Dai Greene 48.98 1 Q N/A 48.19 4 q 48.24 4
Rhys Williams 49.17 5 q N/A 49.63 4 Did not advance
Stuart Stokes 3000 m steeplechase 8:43.04 12 N/A Did not advance
Dwain Chambers
Adam Gemili
Christian Malcolm
Danny Talbot
4 × 100 m relay DSQ N/A Did not advance
Jack Green
Dai Greene
Nigel Levine*
Martyn Rooney
Conrad Williams
4 × 400 m relay 3:00.38 2 Q N/A 2:59:53 4
Lee Merrien Marathon N/A 2:17:00 30
Scott Overall N/A 2:22:37 61
Dominic King 50 km walk N/A 4:15:05 51

* Competed in relay heats only

Field events
 
Greg Rutherford, gold medallist in the long jump.
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Greg Rutherford Long jump 8.08 4 q 8.31  
Chris Tomlinson 8.06 5 q 8.07 6
Philips Idowu Triple jump 16.53 14 Did not advance
Robbie Grabarz High jump 2.29 1 q 2.29  
Steven Lewis Pole vault 5.50 =9 q 5.75 =4
Carl Myerscough Shot put 18.95 29 Did not advance
Abdul Buhari Discus throw 60.08 29 Did not advance
Brett Morse 58.18 35 Did not advance
Lawrence Okoye 65.28 4 Q 61.03 12
Mervyn Luckwell Javelin throw 74.09 35 Did not advance
Alex Smith Hammer throw 74.71 11 q 72.87 12
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Daniel Awde Result 10.71 6.83 DNS DNF
Points 926 774 0
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Anyika Onuora 100 m Bye 11.41 5 Did not advance
Abi Oyepitan Bye 11.22 5 q 11.36 8 Did not advance
Margaret Adeoye 200 m 22.94 3 Q N/A 23.28 7 Did not advance
Anyika Onuora 23.23 4 N/A Did not advance
Abi Oyepitan 22.92 2 Q N/A 23.14 6 Did not advance
Shana Cox 400 m 52.01 3 Q N/A 52.58 7 Did not advance
Lee McConnell 52.23 3 Q N/A 52.24 7 Did not advance
Christine Ohuruogu 50.80 2 Q N/A 50.22 2 Q 49.70  
Lynsey Sharp 800 m 2:01.41 2 Q N/A 2:01.78 7 Did not advance
Lisa Dobriskey 1500 m 4:13.32 1 Q N/A 4:05.35 4 Q 4:15.02 10
Hannah England 4:05.73 5 Q N/A 4:06.35 9 Did not advance
Laura Weightman 4:07.29 6 Q N/A 4:02.99 7 q 4:16.60 11
Julia Bleasdale 5000 m 15:02.00 4 Q N/A 15:14.55 8
Barbara Parker 15:12.81 9 N/A Did not advance
Jo Pavey 15:02.84 7 q N/A 15:12.72 7
Julia Bleasdale 10000 m N/A 30:55.63 8
Jo Pavey N/A 30:53.20 7
Jessica Ennis 100 m hurdles DNS N/A Did not advance
Tiffany Porter 12.79 3 Q N/A 12.79 4 Did not advance
Eilidh Child 400 m hurdles 56.14 3 Q N/A 56.03 7 Did not advance
Perri Shakes-Drayton 54.62 1 Q N/A 55.19 3 Did not advance
Eilish McColgan 3000 m steeplechase 9:54.36 9 N/A Did not advance
Barbara Parker 9:32.07 6 N/A Did not advance
Eilidh Child*
Shana Cox
Lee McConnell
Christine Ohuruogu
Perri Shakes-Drayton
4 × 400 m relay 3:25.05 3 Q N/A 3:24.76 5
Claire Hallissey Marathon N/A 2:35:39 57
Freya Murray N/A 2:32:14 44
Mara Yamauchi N/A DNF
Johanna Jackson 20 km walk N/A DSQ

* Competed in relay heats only

Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Shara Proctor Long jump 6.83 1 Q 6.55 9
Yamile Aldama Triple jump 14.45 3 Q 14.48 5
Holly Bleasdale Pole vault 4.55 =7 q 4.45 =6
Kate Dennison 4.25 =26 Did not advance
Sophie Hitchon Hammer throw 71.98 NR 10 q 69.33 12
Goldie Sayers Javelin throw NM Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Jessica Ennis Result 12.54 WB[36] 1.86 14.28 22.83 6.48 47.49 2:08.65 6955 NR  
Points 1195 1054 813 1096 1001 812 984
Louise Hazel Result 13.48 1.59 12.81 24.48 5.77 47.38 2:18.78 5856 27
Points 1053 724 715 935 780 809 840
Katarina Johnson-Thompson Result 13.48 1.89 11.32 23.73 6.19 38.37 2:10.76 6267 15
Points 1053 1093 616 1007 908 636 954

BadmintonEdit

As hosts, Team GB were entitled to enter two badminton players regardless of how they fared in qualifying.[37] At the qualification date, Team GB had qualified four places; a single player in each singles event, and a pair in the mixed doubles.

Athlete Event Group stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Rajiv Ouseph Men's singles   Hurskainen (SWE)
W 22–20 17–21 21–15
  Cordón (GUA)
L 21–12 17–21 19–21
N/A 2 Did not advance
Susan Egelstaff Women's singles   Tvrdy (SLO)
W 21–15 21–10
  Sato (JPN)
L 21–18 16–21 12–21
N/A 2 Did not advance
Chris Adcock
Imogen Bankier
Mixed doubles   Nikolaenko /
Sorokina (RUS)
L 21–14 9–21 18–21
  Fuchs /
Michels (GER)
L 21–11 14–21 17–21
  Zhang N /
Zhao Yl (CHN)
L 13–21 14–21
4 N/A Did not advance

BasketballEdit

Basketball was the only sport in which Great Britain were not guaranteed entry as hosts in 2012. In early 2011, FIBA granted the men's and women's teams automatic qualification.[38] Until 2006, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland competed as separate teams.[39]

Men's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Great Britain roster in the men's basketball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[40]

Great Britain men's national basketball team – 2012 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PF 4 Achara, Kieron 29 – (1983-07-03)3 July 1983 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Assignia Manresa  
PG 5 Lawrence, Andrew 22 – (1990-06-04)4 June 1990 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) College of Charleston  
SG 6 Lenzly, Mike 31 – (1981-05-01)1 May 1981 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) ČEZ Nymburk  
F/C 7 Mensah-Bonsu, Pops 28 – (1983-09-07)7 September 1983 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Beşiktaş Milangaz  
SF 8 Sullivan, Andrew 31 – (1980-02-12)12 February 1980 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Leicester Riders  
SF 9 Deng, Luol 27 – (1985-04-16)16 April 1985 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Chicago Bulls  
C 10 Archibald, Robert 32 – (1980-03-29)29 March 1980 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) CAI Zaragoza  
PF 11 Freeland, Joel 25 – (1987-02-07)7 February 1987 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Portland Trail Blazers  
PG 12 Reinking, Nate 38 – (1973-12-12)12 December 1973 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Sheffield Sharks  
PF 13 Clark, Daniel 23 – (1988-09-16)16 September 1988 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) CB Estudiantes  
SG 14 Johnson, Kyle 23 – (1988-12-31)31 December 1988 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) APOEL B.C.  
C 15 Boateng, Eric 26 – (1985-11-20)20 November 1985 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Peristeri B.C.  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 29 July 2012
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tiebreaker
  Russia 5 4 1 400 359 +41 9 1–0
  Brazil 5 4 1 402 349 +53 9 0–1
  Spain 5 3 2 414 394 +20 8 1–0
  Australia 5 3 2 410 373 +37 8 0–1
  Great Britain 5 1 4 380 405 −25 6
  China 5 0 5 313 439 −126 5
29 July 2012
20:00
v
Russia   95–75   Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 24–19, 25–15, 22–24, 24–17
Pts: Kirilenko 35
Rebs: Shved 6
Asts: Shved 13
Pts: Deng 26
Rebs: Freeland 10
Asts: Deng, Reinking 3
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Pablo Estévez (ARG), Jorge Vázquez (PUR), Stephen Seibel (CAN)
31 July 2012
16:45
v
Great Britain   62–67   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 11–4, 16–23, 16–21, 19–19
Pts: Mensah-Bonsu, Reinking 13
Rebs: Mensah-Bonsu 12
Asts: Deng 7
Pts: Splitter 21
Rebs: three players 6
Asts: Huertas 8
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Recep Ankaralı (TUR), Ilija Belošević (SRB), Fernando Sampietro (ARG)
2 August 2012
20:00
v
Spain   79–78   Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 24–15, 13–14, 24–19, 18–30
Pts: Calderón 19
Rebs: San Emeterio 10
Asts: Fernández 7
Pts: Deng 26
Rebs: Deng 9
Asts: Deng 7
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Bill Kennedy (USA), Saša Pukl (SLO), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT)
4 August 2012
20:00
v
Great Britain   75–106   Australia
Scoring by quarter: 25–18, 21–18, 14–30, 15–40
Pts: Freeland 16
Rebs: Freeland 7
Asts: Archibald 4
Pts: Mills 39
Rebs: Newley 8
Asts: Ingles, Newley 4
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Juan Arteaga (ESP), José Carrion (PUR), Robert Lottermoser (GER)
6 August 2012
16:45
v
Great Britain   90–58   China
Scoring by quarter: 27–15, 19–16, 26–17, 18–10
Pts: Achara 16
Rebs: Archibald 9
Asts: Lawrence 6
Pts: Wang Zhizhi 11
Rebs: Yi Jianlian 14
Asts: Liu Wei 4
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Fernando Sampietro (ARG), Vaughan Mayberry (AUS)

Women's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Great Britain roster in the women's basketball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[41]

Great Britain women's national basketball team – 2012 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
G 4 Stafford, Natalie 35 – (1976-12-08)8 December 1976 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Sydney Uni Flames  
G 5 Anderson, Rose 24 – (1988-03-23)23 March 1988 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) UWIC Archers  
G 6 Collins, Stef 29 – (1982-12-30)30 December 1982 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) UWIC Archers  
PG 7 Vanderwal, Rachael 29 – (1983-06-27)27 June 1983 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) University of Limerick  
F 8 Handy, Chantelle 25 – (1987-06-16)16 June 1987 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Sony Athinaikos Athens  
G 9 Wade-Fray, Jenaya 23 – (1988-09-05)5 September 1988 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) UWIC Archers  
F 10 Page, Julie 29 – (1983-04-21)21 April 1983 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Energa Toruń  
PF 11 Butler, Kim 29 – (1982-09-07)7 September 1982 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) SK Cēsis  
C 12 Allen, Dominique 22 – (1989-09-10)10 September 1989 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Oral Roberts University  
G 13 Leedham, Jo 24 – (1987-12-05)5 December 1987 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Bulleen Boomers  
C 14 Stewart, Azania 23 – (1989-03-13)13 March 1989 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) University of Florida  
F 15 Fagbenle, Temi 19 – (1992-09-08)8 September 1992 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Harvard University  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 28 July 2012
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  France 5 5 0 356 319 +37 10
  Australia 5 4 1 353 322 +31 9
  Russia 5 3 2 314 308 +6 8
  Canada 5 2 3 328 332 −4 7
  Brazil 5 1 4 329 354 −25 6
  Great Britain 5 0 5 327 372 −45 5
28 July 2012
22:15
v
Australia   74–58   Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 16–11, 23–15, 18–16, 17–16
Pts: Jackson 18
Rebs: Batkovic 7
Asts: Richards 4
Pts: Vanderwal, Leedham 11
Rebs: Page 7
Asts: Stafford, Leedham 3
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Jorge Carrion (PUR), Shoko Sugruro (JPN), Borys Ryschyk (UKR)
30 July 2012
20:00
v
Great Britain   65–73   Canada
Scoring by quarter: 15–19, 17–17, 21–19, 12–18
Pts: Stafford, Leedham 15
Rebs: Fagbenle 6
Asts: Collins 4
Pts: Thorburn 18
Rebs: Pilypaitis, T. Tatham 5
Asts: Gabriele 7
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Juan Arteaga (ESP), Saša Pukl (SLO), Vitalis Gode (KEN)
1 August 2012
16:45
v
Great Britain   61–67   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 14–16, 13–23, 18–13, 16–15
Pts: Stafford 18
Rebs: Page 7
Asts: Collins, Leedham 3
Pts: Belyakova 12
Rebs: Osipova 9
Asts: Hammon 6
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Felicia Grinter (USA), Rabah Noujaim (LIB), Jorge Vázquez (PUR)
3 August 2012
20:00
v
France   80–77 (OT)   Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 10–13, 17–10, 20–21, 20–23Overtime: 13–10
Pts: Gruda, Lawson-Wade 16
Rebs: Godin 8
Asts: Godin 4
Pts: Leedham 29
Rebs: Page, Leedham 8
Asts: Page 3
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Ilija Belošević (SRB), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT), Snehal Bendke (IND)
5 August 2012
22:15
v
Great Britain   66–78   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 19–19, 17–20, 17–25, 13–14
Pts: Stafford 15
Rebs: Stafford 10
Asts: Stafford 4
Pts: Santos 16
Rebs: Santos 13
Asts: Pinto 12
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), William Kennedy (USA), Peng Ling (CHN)

BoxingEdit

Men

Britain was guaranteed five male boxers at the Games and one female entrant, by virtue of being the host nation.[42] However following the 2011 World Championships, five British boxers had claimed their places. The special 'host' places for men's boxing therefore became void. The boxers who qualified through the world championships were; Andrew Selby, Luke Campbell, Tom Stalker, Fred Evans and Anthony Joshua.[43]

Following the World Championships Andrew Selby and Khalid Yafai had both attained the qualification standard for the Olympics in the flyweight division. NOCs may only nominate one boxer per event, and since both had reached the quarter finals of the World Championships, a box off was required. The box off took place at the York Hall during the 2011 British Championships in November.[44] Selby won the first bout, following which Yafai failed to make the weight for the second bout by 300 grams, meaning that Selby would represent Great Britain at the Olympics.[45]

In the subsequent AIBA European Qualification Tournament, two further boxers, Josh Taylor and Anthony Ogogo, also qualified.[46][47]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Andrew Selby Flyweight Bye   Suleimenov (KAZ)
W 19–15
  Ramírez (CUB)
L 11–16
Did not advance
Luke Campbell Bantamweight Bye   Parrinello (ITA)
W 11–9
  Dalakliev (BUL)
W 16–15
  Shimizu (JPN)
W 20–11
  Nevin (IRL)
W 14–11
 
Josh Taylor Lightweight   Conceicao (BRA)
W 13–9
  Valentino (ITA)
L 10–15
Did not advance
Tom Stalker Light welterweight Bye   Manoj (IND)
W 20–16
  Mönkh-Erdene (MGL)
L 22–23
Did not advance
Fred Evans Welterweight   Abbadi (ALG)
W 18–10
  Kavaliauskas (LTU)
W 11–7
  Clayton (CAN)
W 14–14
  Shelestyuk (UKR)
W 11–10
  Sapiyev (KAZ)
L 9–17
 
Anthony Ogogo Middleweight   Castillo (DOM)
W 13–6
  Khytrov (UKR)
W 18–18
  Härtel (GER)
W 15–10
  Falcão (BRA)
L 9–16
Did not advance  
Anthony Joshua Super heavyweight N/A   Savón (CUB)
W 17–16
  Zhang Zl (CHN)
W 15–11
  Dychko (KAZ)
W 13–11
  Cammarelle (ITA)
W 18+–18
 
Women

Qualification for the women's events was held at the AIBA 2012 Women's World Championships only. On 16 May 2012, Natasha Jonas qualified in the 60 kg category, and Nicola Adams in the 51 kg category. As a result, the host quota place in women's boxing became void.[48] On 18 May 2012 Savannah Marshall qualified in the 75 kg category, ensuring Great Britain is represented at all women's weights at the first Olympic Games featuring the women's discipline.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Nicola Adams Flyweight Bye   Petrova (BUL)
W 16–7
  Kom (IND)
W 11–6
  Ren Cc (CHN)
W 16–7
 
Natasha Jonas Lightweight   Underwood (USA)
W 21–13
  Taylor (IRL)
L 15–26
Did not advance
Savannah Marshall Middleweight Bye   Volnova (KAZ)
L 12–16
Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

 
Gold medallists Timothy Baillie and Etienne Stott competing in the Men's C-2.

SlalomEdit

Britain qualified the maximum of one boat in all four classes, at the 2011 World Championships.[49]

Places were allocated in Team GB in a qualification event in April 2012. As stated above, Great Britain was entitled to one quota of two canoeists in the men's C-2 event; however, as the successful C-2 canoeists Florence and Hounslow had already qualified in the individual events, a quota for a second boat in C-2 became available.[50]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank Time Rank Time Rank
David Florence Men's C-1 101.60 13 93.04 4 93.04 5 Q 106.16 10 Did not advance
Tim Baillie
Etienne Stott
Men's C-2 100.44 3 102.79 6 100.44 4 Q 110.78 6 Q 106.41  
David Florence
Richard Hounslow
108.23 10 101.08 4 101.08 7 Q 108.93 1 Q 106.77  
Richard Hounslow Men's K-1 94.40 =14 89.12 8 89.12 11 Q 104.30 12 Did not advance
Lizzie Neave Women's K-1 101.95 4 98.92 1 98.92 2 Q 117.30 12 Did not advance

SprintEdit

The canoe sprint allocation for the host nation was one place in the men's K-1 1000 m, men's C-1 1000 m and women's K-1 500 m. Team GB was expected to earn a healthy number of British quota places.

Men
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Tim Brabants K-1 1000 m 3:31.869 5 Q 3:30.769 4 FA 3:34.833 8
Ed McKeever K-1 200 m 35.087 OB 1 Q 35.619 1 FA 36.246  
Liam Heath
Jon Schofield
K-2 200 m 33.364 2 Q 32.940 2 FA 34.421  
Richard Jefferies C-1 200 m 42.516 3 Q 43.213 6 Did not advance
C-1 1000 m 4:48.511 8 Q 4:49.874 8 FB 4:42.992 15
Women
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Rachel Cawthorn K-1 500 m 1:53.491 1 Q 1:52.542 2 FA 1:53.345 6
Jessica Walker K-1 200 m 42.388 4 Q 41.734 2 FA 46.161 7
Abigail Edmonds
Louisa Sawers
K-2 500 m 1:46.564 5 Q 1:46.025 7 FB 1:46.341 11
Rachel Cawthorn
Angela Hannah
Louisa Sawers
Jessica Walker
K-4 500 m 1:37.255 2 Q 1:32.550 4 FA 1:33.055 5

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

CyclingEdit

Great Britain selected 27 cyclists across the four cycling disciplines.[51] Included in the squad was David Millar, who was cleared to compete after a British Olympic Association rule preventing any athlete formerly banned for doping from Olympic selection, was overturned.[52]

In the road events Bradley Wiggins won the gold medal and Chris Froome the bronze in the men's time trial. This was Wiggins seventh Olympic medal and took him past Steve Redgrave as the British athlete with the most Olympic medals.[53] He also became the first man to win the Tour de France and an Olympic gold medal in the same year.[54]

On the track the men's sprint team of Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes set new world records in both the first round and again in the final against France as they won the gold medal. Hoy joined Steve Redgrave as the only British athletes to win five Olympic gold medals.[55] A sixth gold medal in the men's Keirin brought Hoy past the record of Redgrave, and brought him equal with Wiggins on seven Olympic medals[56]

RoadEdit

 
Bradley Wiggins competing in the men's time trial, an event in which he won his British record seventh Olympic medal.

Great Britain qualified for a maximum five quota places in the men's Olympic road race by virtue of their top 10 national ranking in the 2011 UCI World Tour. They qualified a maximum 4 quota places in the women's event by virtue of a top 5 national ranking by the end of May 2012.

The BOA announced the five man squad of road racers for Team GB on 4 July 2012.[57]

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Mark Cavendish Road race 5:46:37 29
Chris Froome Road race 5:58:24 109
Time trial 51:41.87  
David Millar Road race 5:55:16 105
Ian Stannard 5:46:47 92
Bradley Wiggins Road race 5:47:14 100
Time trial 50:39.54  
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Lizzie Armitstead Road race 3:35:29  
Time trial 39:26.24 10
Nicole Cooke Road race 3:36:01 31
Lucy Martin OTL
Emma Pooley Road race 3:37:26 40
Time trial 38:37.70 6

TrackEdit

Qualification for the ten events to be held in the Olympic velodrome was entirely dependent on UCI rankings. Entry was limited to one rider, or as the case may be one team, per nation. Nations are also limited to 14 riders in total, although 2 riders from other cycling disciplines may also be called upon.

Great Britain qualified in all track events. On 18 June 2012, British Cycling confirmed two accredited 'P' places – sprinters Ross Edgar and Becky James – essentially, substitute riders officially selected for the Olympic squad in the event of injury or illness. Competitors in the individual sprint and keirin events to be chosen from respective team sprint squads.

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Jason Kenny[58] Men's sprint 9.713 OR
74.127
1 Bye   Esterhuizen (RSA)
W 10.363
69.477
Bye   Awang (MAS)
W 10.433, W 10.030
  Phillip (TRI)
W 10.159, W 10.166
  Baugé (FRA)
W 10.232, W 10.308
 
Victoria Pendleton Women's sprint 10.724 OR
67.139
1   Gnidenko (RUS)
W 11.775
61.146
Bye   Kanis (NED)
W 11.840
60.810
Bye   Panarina (BLR)
W 11.226, W 11.339
  Vogel (GER)
W 11.481, W 11.538
  Meares (AUS)
L REL, L
 
Team sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Philip Hindes
Chris Hoy
Jason Kenny
Men's team sprint 43.065 OR
62.695
1 Q   Japan (JPN)
W 42.747 WR
63.162
1 Q   France (FRA)
W 42.600 WR[55]
63.380
 
Victoria Pendleton
Jessica Varnish
Women's team sprint 32.526 WR
55.340
2 Q   Ukraine (UKR)
L REL
8 Did not advance
Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time Rank Opponent
Results
Rank Opponent
Results
Rank
Steven Burke
Ed Clancy
Peter Kennaugh
Geraint Thomas
Men's team pursuit 3:52.499 WR 1 Q   Denmark (DEN)
W 3:52.743
1   Australia (AUS)
W 3:51.659 WR
 
Dani King
Joanna Rowsell
Laura Trott
Women's team pursuit 3:15.669 WR 1 Q   Canada (CAN)
W 3:14.682 WR
1   United States (USA)
W 3:14.051 WR
 
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st round Repechage 2nd round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank
Chris Hoy[58] Men's keirin 1 Q Bye 1 Q  
Victoria Pendleton Women's keirin 1 Q Bye 1 Q  
Omnium
Athlete Event Flying lap Points race Elimination race Individual pursuit Scratch race Time trial Total points Rank
Time Rank Points Rank Rank Time Rank Rank Time Rank
Ed Clancy Men's omnium 12.556 1 18 11 5 4:20.853 2 10 1:00.981 1 30  
Laura Trott Women's omnium 14.057 1 14 10 1 3:30.547 2 3 35.110 1 18  

Mountain bikingEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Liam Killeen Men's cross-country Did not finish[59]
Annie Last[60] Women's cross-country 1:33:47 8

BMXEdit

The cyclists below were selected for the BMX events. On 18 June 2012, British Cycling announced that two further riders – Kyle Evans and Abbie Taylor – had been granted 'P' accreditations, and would be substitute riders in the event of illness or injury.

Athlete Events Seeding Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Points Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Liam Phillips Men's BMX 38.719 12 6 2 Q 9 3 Q 2:11.918 8
Shanaze Reade Women's BMX 39.368 5 N/A 5 2 Q 39.247 6

DivingEdit

As hosts Great Britain were automatically entitled to places in all four synchronised diving events, but athletes for individual events had to qualify through their own performances.[61] Through finishes at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships. the 2012 FINA Diving World Cup event in London, and the dive-off on the final day of the 2012 event, Great Britain achieved the maximum allowable number of quota places; two in each individual event.

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Jack Laugher 3 m springboard 330.00 27 Did not advance
Chris Mears 436.05 18 Q 461.00 9 Q 439.75 9
Tom Daley 10 m platform 448.45 15 Q 521.10 4 Q 556.95  
Peter Waterfield 412.45 23 Did not advance
Chris Mears
Nick Robinson-Baker
3 m synchronised springboard N/A 432.60 5
Tom Daley
Peter Waterfield
10 m synchronised platform N/A 454.65 4
Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Rebecca Gallantree 3 m springboard 299.25 16 Q 267.10 18 Did not advance
Hannah Starling 298.25 17 Q 313.95 13 Did not advance
Monique Gladding 10 m platform 301.45 19 Did not advance
Stacie Powell 287.30 20 Did not advance
Alicia Blagg
Rebecca Gallantree
3 m synchronised springboard N/A 285.60 7
Sarah Barrow
Tonia Couch
10 m synchronised platform N/A 321.72 5

EquestrianEdit

Great Britain automatically received a team and the maximum number of individual competitors in each of the 3 disciplines; dressage, eventing and show jumping.[62]

DressageEdit

 
Double gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin riding Valegro.
Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Technical Artistic Overall score Rank
Laura Bechtolsheimer Mistral Hojris Individual 76.839 7 Q 77.794 5 Q 80.679 88.000 84.339  
Richard Davison Hiscox Artemis 72.812 18 Q 70.524 26 Did not advance
Charlotte Dujardin Valegro 83.663 1 Q 83.286 1 Q 86.750 93.429 90.089  
Carl Hester Uthopia 77.720 5 Q 80.571 3 Q 77.714 88.000 82.857 5
Laura Bechtolsheimer
Charlotte Dujardin
Carl Hester
See above Team 79.407 1 80.550 1 N/A 79.979  

EventingEdit

 
Nicola Wilson and Opposition Buzz competing in the cross-country discipline of the eventing
Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Tina Cook Miners Frolic Individual 42.00 14 0.00 42.00 5 1.00 43.00 4 Q 8.00 51.00 6 51.00 6
William Fox-Pitt Lionheart 44.10 =17 9.20 53.30 22 0.00 53.30 15 Did not advance 53.30 15
Mary King Imperial Cavalier 40.90 12 1.20 42.10 6 0.00 42.10 3 Q 8.00 50.10 5 50.10 5
Zara Phillips High Kingdom 46.10 =24 0.00 46.00 =10 7.00 53.00 14 Q 0.00 53.00 8 53.00 8
Nicola Wilson* Opposition Buzz 51.70 =39 0.00 51.70 20 4.00 55.70 19 Did not advance 55.70 19
Tina Cook
William Fox-Pitt
Mary King
Zara Phillips
Nicola Wilson
See above Team 127.00 3 3.20 130.20 2 8.00 138.20 2 N/A 138.20  

*Piggy French, riding DHI Topper W, was originally selected by Team GB, but withdrew on 2 July 2012 due to an injury to her horse. Nicola Wilson was promoted from the reserve team[63]

Show jumpingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B Total
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Scott Brash Hello Sanctos Individual 4 =42 Q 4 8 =31 Q 0 8 =11 Q 0 =1 Q 4 4 =5 4 =5
Peter Charles
Vindicat W 10 =65 Did not advance
Ben Maher
Tripple X III 0 =1 Q 0 0 =1 Q 4 4 =4 Q 4 =11 Q 4 8 =9 8 =9
Nick Skelton
Big Star 0 =1 Q 0 0 =1 Q 0 0 =1 Q 0 =1 Q 4 4 =5 4 =5
Scott Brash
Peter Charles
Ben Maher
Nick Skelton
See above Team N/A 4 =2 Q 4 8 =1 JO 0  
  • JO = Jump off for gold medal

FencingEdit

As hosts, Great Britain received eight quota places which could be allocated to any of the fencing events. Additional places could be won in specific disciplines in a series of qualification events.

On 24 March 2012, Richard Kruse won a qualifying event in Copenhagen, thus earning Team GB a ninth quota place in men's foil.[64] On 22 April 2012, Natalia Sheppard attained a qualifying place at the Zonal European Qualifier in women's foil.[65] On 1 June 2012, the BOA announced the first seven of ten fencers, and confirmed the remaining three fencers would be in foil events.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
James-Andrew Davis Individual foil Bye   Joppich (GER)
L 10–15
Did not advance
Richard Kruse Bye   Akhmatkhuzin (RUS)
L 5–15
Did not advance
Husayn Rosowsky   Samandi (MAR)
L 8–15
Did not advance
James-Andrew Davis
Richard Kruse
Husayn Rosowsky
Laurence Halsted
Team foil N/A   Egypt (EGY)
W 45–33
  Italy (ITA)
L 45–40
Classification semi-final
  France (FRA)
W 45–29
5th place final
  Russia (RUS)
L 35–45
6
James Honeybone Individual sabre   Pryiemka (BLR)
L 9–15
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Corinna Lawrence Individual épée   Bravo (CHI)
W 15–12
  Gherman (ROU)
L 9–15
Did not advance
Anna Bentley Individual foil   Peterson (CAN)
L 9–10
Did not advance
Natalia Sheppard   Troiano (GBR)
W 12–9
  Maîtrejean (FRA)
L 5–15
Did not advance
Sophie Troiano   Sheppard (GBR)
L 9–12
Did not advance
Anna Bentley
Natalia Sheppard
Sophie Troiano
Martina Emanuel
Team foil N/A   Egypt (EGY)
W 34–45
  Italy (ITA)
L 42–14
Classification semi-final
  Poland (POL)
L 20–43
7th place final
  Japan (JPN)
L 21–30
8
Louise Bond-Williams Individual sabre N/A   Vougiouka (GRE)
L 8–15
Did not advance
Sophie Williams N/A   Vecchi (ITA)
L 6–15
Did not advance

Field hockeyEdit

The Great Britain men's and women's teams qualified automatically as hosts. England, Wales and Scotland compete separately in most competitions, but sent a combined team to the Olympics, which was managed by England Hockey.[66][67]

Men's tournamentEdit

The following is the Great Britain roster in the men's field hockey tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[68] view · talk

Head Coach: Jason Lee

Reserves:

Head coach Jason Lee appeared at his fifth Olympics, having played for Great Britain in 1992 and 1996, and been head coach in 2004 and 2008.

Group play
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Australia 5 3 2 0 23 5 +18 11
  Great Britain 5 2 3 0 14 8 +6 9
  Spain 5 2 2 1 8 10 −2 8
  Pakistan 5 2 1 2 9 16 −7 7
  Argentina 5 1 1 3 10 14 −4 4
  South Africa 5 0 1 4 11 22 −11 1

     Advanced to semifinals

30 July 2012
19:00
v
Great Britain   4 – 1   Argentina
Middleton   22'42'
Fox   49'
Smith   53'
Report Ibarra   55'
Umpires:
Raghu Prasad (IND)
Christian Blasch (GER)
1 August 2012
16:00
v
South Africa   2 – 2   Great Britain
Smith   60'
Robinson   64'
Report Jackson   14'68'
Umpires:
Nigel Iggo (NZL)
Roelvan Eert (NED)
3 August 2012
16:00
v
Great Britain   4 – 1   Pakistan
Tindall   4'
Clarke   26'
Jackson   50'67'
Report Abbas   70'
Umpires:
Simon Taylor (NZL)
Marcelo Servetto (ESP)
5 August 2012
19:00
v
Great Britain   3 – 3   Australia
Clarke   47'
Middleton   53'
Tindall   66'
Report Ford   7'11'
Knowles   41'
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
John Wright (RSA)
7 August 2012
19:00
v
Spain   1 – 1   Great Britain
Quemada   55' Report Jackson   33'
Umpires:
Simon Taylor (NZL)
John Wright (RSA)
Semi-final
9 August 2012
20:00
v
Netherlands   9 – 2   Great Britain
Weusthof   9'15'60'
Van der Weerden   22'
Bakker   33'44'51'
De Nooijer   47'
Evers   48'
Report Jackson   18'
Moore   65'
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
David Gentles (AUS)
Bronze medal match
11 August 2012
15:30
v
  Australia   3 – 1   Great Britain
Orchard   17'
Dwyer   48'
Govers   57'
Report Lewers   29'
Umpires:
Christian Blach (GER)
Gary Simmonds (RSA)

Women's tournamentEdit

Squad

The Great Britain women's field hockey team for the 2012 Games was announced on 18 May 2012.[69] view · talk

Head Coach: Danny Kerry

Reserves:

Group play
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Netherlands 5 5 0 0 12 5 +7 15
  Great Britain 5 3 0 2 14 7 +7 9
  China 5 2 1 2 6 3 +3 7
  South Korea 5 2 0 3 9 13 −4 6
  Japan 5 1 1 3 4 9 −5 4
  Belgium 5 0 2 3 2 10 −8 2

     Advanced to semifinals

29 July 2012
19:00
v
Great Britain   4 – 0   Japan
Danson   7'28'
Thomas   23'
Walton   26'
Report
Umpires:
Kelly Hudson (NZL)
Soledad Iparraguirre (ARG)
31 July 2012
16:00
v
Great Britain   5 – 3   South Korea
White   6'
Cullen   25'
Danson   38'
Twigg   61'
Rogers   62'
Report Kim Da-Rae   18'
Han Hye-Lyoung   52'
Park Mih-Yun   57'
Umpires:
Stella Bartlema (NED)
Lisa Roach (AUS)
2 August 2012
19:00
v
Belgium   0 – 3   Great Britain
Report Ball   32'
Bartlett   39'
Cullen   68'
Umpires:
Amy Hassick (USA)
Irene Presenqui (ARG)
4 August 2012
16:00
v
China   2 – 1   Great Britain
Fu Baorong   41'
Zhao Yudiao   47'
Report Cullen   69'
Umpires:
Soledad Iparraguirre (ARG)
Carol Metchette (IRL)
6 August 2012
19:00
v
Great Britain   1 – 2   Netherlands
Cullen   29' Report van As   43'
van Male   52'
Umpires:
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)
Chieko Soma (JPN)
Semi-final
8 August 2012
20:00
v
Argentina   2 – 1   Great Britain
Barrionuevo   6'
Rebecchi   31'
Report Danson   65'
Umpires:
Lisa Roach (AUS)
Carol Metchette (IRL)
Bronze medal match
10 August 2012
15:30
v
New Zealand   1 – 3   Great Britain  
Michelsen   68' Report Danson   45'
Cullen   59'
Thomas   63'
Umpires:
Soledad Iparraguirre (ARG)
Chieko Soma (JPN)
Final rank 
  Bronze

FootballEdit

Great Britain men's football team competed at the Olympics for the first time since 1960. The team was run by The Football Association, as the national associations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland declined to take part. However, despite objections from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, players from all four nations were considered for selection, although Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy, Aaron Ramsey, Neil Taylor and Joe Allen (all Welsh) were the only non-English players who were selected.[70] However, players chosen to represent England at the 2012 European Championships were not considered for selection,[71] although one player (Jack Butland) received special dispensation to compete.[72] Former England captain David Beckham, who was involved in promoting London's bid to host the Games, had expressed an interest in appearing as one of the three over-23 players in the squad.[73] The men's team was managed by Stuart Pearce and the women's by Hope Powell.[74]

  • Men's team event – 1 team of 18 players
  • Women's team event – 1 team of 18 players

Men's tournamentEdit

Squad

The following is the Great Britain squad in the men's football tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[75] view · talk

As part of an agreement with the FA, no players from England's Euro 2012 squad were selected. However, an agreement was made to allow Jack Butland to play on both squads. Butland, a late injury replacement for the Euro 2012 team, did not play in the tournament as England's third goalkeeper, and was allowed to keep his Olympic roster spot.

Coach: Stuart Pearce

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals 2012 club
1 1GK Butland, JackJack Butland (1993-03-10)10 March 1993 (aged 19) 1 0   Birmingham City
2 2DF Taylor, NeilNeil Taylor (1989-02-07)7 February 1989 (aged 23) 1 0   Swansea City
3 2DF Bertrand, RyanRyan Bertrand (1989-08-05)5 August 1989 (aged 22) 1 0   Chelsea
4 2DF Rose, DannyDanny Rose (1990-07-02)2 July 1990 (aged 22) 1 0   Tottenham Hotspur
5 2DF Caulker, StevenSteven Caulker (1991-12-29)29 December 1991 (aged 20) 1 0   Tottenham Hotspur
6 2DF Dawson, CraigCraig Dawson (1990-05-06)6 May 1990 (aged 22) 1 0   West Bromwich Albion
7 3MF Cleverley, TomTom Cleverley (1989-08-12)12 August 1989 (aged 22) 1 0   Manchester United
8 3MF Allen, JoeJoe Allen (1990-03-14)14 March 1990 (aged 22) 1 0   Swansea City
9 4FW Sturridge, DanielDaniel Sturridge (1989-09-01)1 September 1989 (aged 22) 1 0   Chelsea
10 4FW Bellamy, CraigCraig Bellamy* (1979-07-13)13 July 1979 (aged 33) 1 0   Liverpool
11 3MF Giggs, RyanRyan Giggs* (c) (1973-11-29)29 November 1973 (aged 38) 1 0   Manchester United
12 2DF Tomkins, JamesJames Tomkins (1989-03-29)29 March 1989 (aged 23) 1 0   West Ham United
13 3MF Cork, JackJack Cork (1989-06-25)25 June 1989 (aged 23) 1 0   Southampton
14 2DF Richards, MicahMicah Richards* (1988-06-24)24 June 1988 (aged 24) 1 0   Manchester City
15 3MF Ramsey, AaronAaron Ramsey (1990-12-26)26 December 1990 (aged 21) 1 0   Arsenal
16 3MF Sinclair, ScottScott Sinclair (1989-03-25)25 March 1989 (aged 23) 1 0   Swansea City
17 4FW Sordell, MarvinMarvin Sordell (1991-02-17)17 February 1991 (aged 21) 1 0   Bolton Wanderers
18 1GK Steele, JasonJason Steele (1990-08-18)18 August 1990 (aged 21) 1 0   Middlesbrough

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Great Britain 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
  Senegal 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
  Uruguay 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
  United Arab Emirates 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1

26 July 2012
20:00
v
Great Britain   1–1   Senegal
Bellamy   20' Report Konaté   82'
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 72,176[76]
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

29 July 2012
19:45
v
Great Britain   3–1   United Arab Emirates
Giggs   16'
Sinclair   73'
Sturridge   76'
Report Eisa   60'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 85,137[77]
Referee: Roberto García (Mexico)

1 August 2012
19:45
v
Great Britain   1–0   Uruguay
Sturridge   45+1' Report
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 70,438[78]
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)
Quarter-final

Women's tournamentEdit

Squad

The following is the Great Britain squad in the women's football tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[80] view · talk

Coach: Hope Powell

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals 2012 club
1 1GK Bardsley, KarenKaren Bardsley (1984-10-14)14 October 1984 (aged 27) 1 0   Linköping
2 2DF Scott, AlexAlex Scott (1984-10-14)14 October 1984 (aged 27) 1 0   Arsenal
3 2DF Houghton, StephanieStephanie Houghton (1988-04-23)23 April 1988 (aged 24) 1 0   Arsenal
4 3MF Scott, JillJill Scott (1987-02-02)2 February 1987 (aged 25) 1 0   Everton
5 2DF Bradley, SophieSophie Bradley (1989-10-20)20 October 1989 (aged 22) 1 0   Lincoln Ladies
6 2DF Stoney, CaseyCasey Stoney (c) (1982-05-13)13 May 1982 (aged 30) 1 0   Lincoln Ladies
7 4FW Carney, KarenKaren Carney (1987-08-01)1 August 1987 (aged 24) 1 0   Birmingham City
8 3MF Williams, FaraFara Williams (1984-01-25)25 January 1984 (aged 28) 1 0   Everton
9 4FW White, EllenEllen White (1989-05-09)9 May 1989 (aged 23) 1 0   Arsenal
10 4FW Smith, KellyKelly Smith (1978-10-29)29 October 1978 (aged 33) 1 0   Arsenal
11 3MF Yankey, RachelRachel Yankey (1979-11-01)1 November 1979 (aged 32) 1 0   Arsenal
12 4FW Little, KimKim Little (1990-06-29)29 June 1990 (aged 22) 1 0   Arsenal
13 2DF Dieke, IfeomaIfeoma Dieke (1981-02-25)25 February 1981 (aged 31) 1 0   Vittsjö
14 3MF Asante, AnitaAnita Asante (1985-04-27)27 April 1985 (aged 27) 1 0   Göteborg
15 4FW Aluko, EniolaEniola Aluko (1987-02-21)21 February 1987 (aged 25) 1 0   Birmingham City
16 2DF Rafferty, ClaireClaire Rafferty (1989-01-11)11 January 1989 (aged 23) 1 0   Chelsea
17 4FW Williams, RachelRachel Williams (1988-01-10)10 January 1988 (aged 24) 0 0   Birmingham City
18 1GK Brown, RachelRachel Brown (1980-07-02)2 July 1980 (aged 32) 1 0   Everton
19 2DF Susi, DuniaDunia Susi (1987-08-10)10 August 1987 (aged 24) 0 0   Chelsea
Group play
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Great Britain 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9
  Brazil 3 2 0 1 6 1 +5 6
  New Zealand 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
  Cameroon 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
Green indicates qualified for the quarter-finals

25 July 2012
16:00
v
Great Britain   1–0   New Zealand
Houghton   64' Report

28 July 2012
17:15
v
Great Britain   3–0   Cameroon
Stoney   18'
J. Scott   23'
Houghton   82'
Report
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 31,141[82]
Referee: Hong Eun-Ah (South Korea)

31 July 2012
19:45
v
Great Britain   1–0   Brazil
Houghton   2' Report
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 70,584[83]
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (Canada)
Quarter-final

3 August 2012
19:30
v
Great Britain   0–2   Canada
Report Filigno   12'
Sinclair   26'
City of Coventry Stadium, Coventry
Attendance: 28,828[84]
Referee: Sachiko Yamagishi (Japan)

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Great Britain fielded a full team of five gymnasts in both the men's and women's artistic gymnastics events. The women's team qualified through a top eight finish in the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, whilst the men qualified by winning the Olympic qualification event,[85] after failing to qualify at the world championships.[86] Included in the squads were Louis Smith, who won a bronze medal in the pommel horse at the 2008 Games, Beth Tweddle, 2009 World Floor Champion and 2010 Uneven Bars Champion, and Rebecca Tunney, who, at the age of 15, was the youngest Team GB athlete from any sport.[87]

Men
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Sam Oldham Team 14.700 N/A 14.600 15.533 14.666 15.100 N/A N/A 14.033 N/A 14.966 14.000 N/A
Daniel Purvis 15.200 13.400 15.033 16.100 14.733 14.733 89.199 10 Q 15.533 14.733 14.600 15.966 14.800 14.633 N/A
Louis Smith N/A 15.800 Q N/A 13.033 N/A N/A 15.966 N/A
Kristian Thomas 15.366 14.133 14.566 16.200 14.625 15.366 90.256 5 Q 15.433 N/A 14.433 16.550 N/A 15.200 N/A
Max Whitlock 15.266 14.900 Q 14.133 16.033 13.900 N/A 15.166 15.233 N/A 15.666 14.800 N/A N/A
Total 45.832 44.833 44.199 48.333 44.024 45.199 272.420 3 Q 46.132 45.932 43.066 48.182 44.566 43.833 271.711  
Individual finals
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB
Daniel Purvis All-around 15.166 14.266 14.800 16.000 13.600 14.500 88.332 13
Louis Smith Pommel horse N/A 16.066 N/A 16.066  
Kristian Thomas All-around 15.566 14.566 14.633 14.908 14.733 15.000 89.406 7
Vault N/A 15.533 N/A 15.533 8
Max Whitlock Pommel horse N/A 15.600 N/A 15.600  
Women
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Imogen Cairns Team N/A 14.433 N/A 13.366 N/A N/A 14.266 N/A 13.500 N/A
Jennifer Pinches 14.100 14.366 13.700 13.100 55.266 21 14.366 14.833 N/A 11.833 N/A
Rebecca Tunney 14.000 14.400 14.825 13.166 56.391 15 Q N/A 14.866 14.766 N/A N/A
Beth Tweddle 14.433 N/A 16.133 Q N/A 14.166 N/A 15.833 N/A N/A
Hannah Whelan 13.933 14.500 14.200 13.066 55.699 17 Q 14.200 N/A 14.000 13.866 N/A
Total 42.533 43.333 45.158 39.632 170.656 5 Q 42.732 43.965 44.599 39.199 170.495 6
Individual finals
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB
Rebecca Tunney All-around 13.933 14.866 15.000 13.133 56.392 13
Beth Tweddle Uneven bars N/A 15.916 N/A 15.916  
Hannah Whelan All-around 14.133 0.000* 14.166 13.700 41.999 24

*Whelan's vault score was wiped after she fell face first during her landing.[88]

RhythmicEdit

The British Olympic Association announced that the team would utilise host nation qualification places. However an agreement between British Gymnastics and the BOA stipulated that the team had to reach a target score (45.223) at a test event held in London in January 2012.[89] They narrowly missed this target in the qualification stage by 0.273 marks.[90] though they met the mark on the finals day.

This led to a dispute in which British Gymnastics originally argued that they should not be included in the Games as they had failed to make the mark in the agreed manner; the gymnasts argued that it was not clear the mark had to be reached on the qualification round, and that their mark in the final day (which was over the target mark) should be accepted.

On 5 March 2012, the gymnasts won their appeal, and British Gymnastics announced that the team would now be nominated for selection.[91][92]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Francesca Jones Individual 24.200 24.550 21.975 23.900 94.625 24 Did not advance
Athlete Event Qualification Final
5 balls 3 ribbons
2 hoops
Total Rank 5 balls 3 ribbons
2 hoops
Total Rank
Georgina Cassar
Jade Faulkner
Francesca Fox
Lynne Hutchison
Louisa Pouli
Rachel Smith
Team 24.150 23.850 48.000 12 Did not advance

TrampolineEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Katherine Driscoll Women's 100.985 9 Did not advance

HandballEdit

Great Britain's men's and women's handball teams were allowed to take up host places at the 2012 Olympics.[93] This is the first time that Great Britain has competed in handball at the Olympics.[94]

Men's tournamentEdit

The following is the Great Britain roster in the men's handball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[95][96] view · talk

Head coaches: Dragan Đukić

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Parker, JesperJesper Parker (1984-04-18)18 April 1984 (aged 28) 2.00 m   IK Sävehof
3 CB Williams, CiaranCiaran Williams (1987-12-22)22 December 1987 (aged 24) 1.83 m   Salford HC
4 RW Prieto, SebastianSebastian Prieto (1987-02-04)4 February 1987 (aged 25) 1.87 m   Viking HK
7 CB Mohr, ChristopherChristopher Mohr (1990-01-12)12 January 1990 (aged 22) 1.87 m   Odder Håndbold
12 GK White, RobertRobert White (1983-04-05)5 April 1983 (aged 29) 1.92 m   HB Valence
14 RB Larsson, StevenSteven Larsson (1981-05-01)1 May 1981 (aged 31) 1.95 m   Drammen HK
15 LB Hare, MartinMartin Hare (1989-11-28)28 November 1989 (aged 22) 1.93 m   Viking HK
18 CB McMillan, DanielDaniel McMillan (1982-08-12)12 August 1982 (aged 29) 1.89 m   Odder Håndbold
20 LW Hawkins, MarkMark Hawkins (1985-12-28)28 December 1985 (aged 26) 1.82 m   Afturelding
21 P McDermott, ChristopherChristopher McDermott (1989-06-07)7 June 1989 (aged 23) 2.04 m   Afturelding
22 P Garnham, RobinRobin Garnham (1988-05-01)1 May 1988 (aged 24) 1.94 m   Fram Larvik
26 RW Edgar, SebastienSebastien Edgar (1991-05-26)26 May 1991 (aged 21) 1.82 m   LYS Nimes
27 LW Pearce, JohnJohn Pearce (1987-11-23)23 November 1987 (aged 24) 1.90 m   Braband
28 RB Vincent, GawainGawain Vincent (1990-03-09)9 March 1990 (aged 22) 1.86 m   HBC Nantes
Group A
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
  Iceland 5 5 0 0 167 132 +35 10
  France 5 4 0 1 159 110 +49 8
  Sweden 5 3 0 2 156 115 +41 6
  Tunisia 5 2 0 3 121 125 −4 4
  Argentina 5 1 0 4 113 138 −25 2
  Great Britain 5 0 0 5 96 182 −86 0
Qualified for the quarterfinals
29 July 2012
19:30
v
France   44 – 15   Great Britain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 5,000[97]
Referees: Abdulla, Bamutref (QAT)
Joli 11 (21–7) Garnham 6
  2×  Report   3×  1× 
31 July 2012
14:30
v
Great Britain   19 – 41   Sweden Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,382[98]
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Larsson 4 (10–24) Ekberg 13
  3×  1×  Report   3× 
2 August 2012
16:15
v
Great Britain   21 – 32   Argentina Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,581[99]
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabate (CIV)
Larsson 6 (11–16) Simonet 6
  4×  Report   3× 
4 August 2012
09:30
v
Tunisia   34 – 17   Great Britain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,319[100]
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Toumi 10 (14–8) Edgar 5
  3×  Report   3× 
6 August 2012
16:15
v
Iceland   41 – 24   Great Britain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,856[101]
Referees: Abdulla, Bamutref (QAT)
Sigurðsson 8 (18–15) Larsson 9
  3×  Report   3× 

Women's tournamentEdit

Squad

The following is the British roster in the women's handball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[102] view · talk

Head coaches: Jesper Holmris, Vigdis Holmeset

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Hargreaves, SarahSarah Hargreaves (1989-05-17)17 May 1989 (aged 23) 1.85 m 0 0   Slagelse FH
3 LW Lam-Moores, HollyHolly Lam-Moores (1990-09-12)12 September 1990 (aged 21) 1.69 m 0 0   GB Handball
4 RW van der Weel, ZoeZoe van der Weel (1990-11-14)14 November 1990 (aged 21) 1.61 m 0 0   GB Handball
5 CB Heglund, NinaNina Heglund (1993-07-24)24 July 1993 (aged 19) 1.70 m 0 0   GB Handball
7 CB McCafferty, LynnLynn McCafferty (1979-04-16)16 April 1979 (aged 33) 1.68 m 0 0   GB Handball
8 P Jukes, LouiseLouise Jukes (1984-04-14)14 April 1984 (aged 28) 1.69 m 0 0   GB Handball
9 LW Goodwin, BrittBritt Goodwin (1983-04-24)24 April 1983 (aged 29) 1.63 m 0 0   GB Handball
10 RW Fairbrother, KelsiKelsi Fairbrother (1989-08-05)5 August 1989 (aged 22) 1.63 m 0 0   Team Esbjerg
11 P Byl, LynLyn Byl (1979-12-01)1 December 1979 (aged 32) 1.72 m 0 0   GB Handball
13 RB Leuthold, YvonneYvonne Leuthold (1980-01-30)30 January 1980 (aged 32) 1.76 m 0 0   GB Handball
17 LB Palies, EwaEwa Palies (1989-01-30)30 January 1989 (aged 23) 1.73 m 0 0   GB Handball
21 LB Fudge, KathrynKathryn Fudge (1989-11-10)10 November 1989 (aged 22) 1.83 m 0 0   GB Handball
66 GK Mayes, JaneJane Mayes (1989-01-10)10 January 1989 (aged 23) 1.73 m 0 0   GB Handball
86 RB Gerbron, MarieMarie Gerbron (1986-12-23)23 December 1986 (aged 25) 1.66 m 0 0   GB Handball
Group play
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
  Brazil 5 4 0 1 137 122 +15 8
  Croatia 5 4 0 1 145 115 +30 8
  Russia 5 3 1 1 151 125 +26 7
  Montenegro 5 2 1 2 137 123 +14 5
  Angola 5 1 0 4 132 142 −10 2
  Great Britain 5 0 0 5 91 166 −75 0
Qualified for the quarterfinals


28 July 2012
19:30
v
Montenegro   31 – 19   Great Britain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 3,941[103]
Referees: Duţă, Florescu (ROU)
A. Bulatović 5 (18–12) Gerbron 6
  3×  Report   3× 
30 July 2012
14:30
v
Great Britain   16 – 37   Russia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,596[104]
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Byl 5 (8–17) Turey, Chernoivanenko 5
  3×  Report   2× 
1 August 2012
16:15
v
Great Britain   17 – 30   Brazil Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,622[105]
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabate (CIV)
Byl, Gerbron 5 (8–17) Rodrigues 7
  2×  Report   3× 
3 August 2012
09:30
v
Angola   31 – 25   Great Britain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,081[106]
Referees: Florescu, Duţă (ROU)
Almeida 8 (14–10) Gerbron 9
  2×  Report   3× 
5 August 2012
16:15
v
Croatia   37 – 14   Great Britain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,792[107]
Referees: Marina, Minore (ARG)
three players 5 (17–6) Fairbrother 3
  3×  Report   3× 

JudoEdit

British judoka received one place in each of the 14 categories by virtue of hosting the Olympic tournament – the maximum allocation possible.[108]

Men
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
Ashley McKenzie −60 kg Bye   Hiraoka (JPN)
L 0000–0111
Did not advance
Colin Oates
−66 kg Bye   Dos Santos (AUS)
W 0020–0002
  Khashbaatar (MGL)
W 0011–0000
  Shavdatuashvili (GEO)
L 0100–0000
Did not advance   Cho J-H (KOR)
L 0002-0021
Did not advance 7
Daniel Williams −73 kg Bye   Boqiev (TJK)
L 0000–1001
Did not advance
Euan Burton −81 kg Bye   Valois-Fortier (CAN)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Winston Gordon −90 kg N/A   Émond (CAN)
W 1000–0000
  Denisov (RUS)
L 0000–0010
Did not advance
James Austin −100 kg N/A   Anai (JPN)
L 0003–0101
Did not advance
Christopher Sherrington +100 kg N/A   Andrewartha (AUS)
W 1000–0000
  Mikhailine (RUS)
L 0011–0001
Did not advance
Women
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
Kelly Edwards −48 kg Bye   Fukumi (JPN)
L 0000–0020
Did not advance
Sophie Cox −52 kg   An K-a (PRK)
L 0000–0010
Did not advance
Sarah Clark −57 kg   Pavia (FRA)
L 0001–0010
Did not advance
Gemma Howell −63 kg   Emane (FRA)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Sally Conway −70 kg   Ngarlemdana (CHA)
W 1110–0002
  Bosch (NED)
L 0001–0010
Did not advance
Gemma Gibbons −78 kg   Ramirez (POR)
W 1000–0000
  Lkhamdegd (MGL)
W 0021–0010
  Verkerk (NED)
W 0100–0000
  Tcheuméo (FRA)
W 1000–0000
Bye   Harrison (USA)
L 0000–0020
 
Karina Bryant +78 kg   Asselah (ALG)
W 1000–0001
  Polavder (SLO)
W 0011–0000
  Issanova (KAZ)
W 0102–0011
  Sugimoto (JPN)
L 0002–0011
Bye   Kindzerska (UKR)
W 0020–0011
 

Modern pentathlonEdit

As hosts, Great Britain received one automatic qualification place per gender. A maximum of two British men and two British women were able to qualify for modern pentathlon events.[109] In the event, Great Britain earned two quota places in each gender.

Athlete Event Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Combined: shooting/running
(10 m air pistol)/(3000 m)
Total points Final rank
Results Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Penalties Rank MP points Time Rank MP points
Sam Weale Men's 17–18 =13 808 2:03.40 12 1320 24 7 1176 11:00.00 22 2360 5664 13
Nick Woodbridge 17–18 =13 808 1:57.32 2 1396 44 11 1156 11:01.66 23 2356 5716 10
Samantha Murray Women's 18–17 =16 832 2:08.20 2 1264 60 13 1140 12:00.59 10 2120 5356  
Mhairi Spence 19–16 =11 856 2:16.51 10 1164 104 25 1096 12:46.23 28 1936 5052 21

RowingEdit

Great Britain qualified boats in 13 of the 14 Olympic events at the 2011 World Championships; the only boat which Britain did not qualify for the Olympics was in the women's single sculls event where Frances Houghton was one place short.[110][111]

In the heats of the women's coxless pair, Helen Glover and Heather Stanning set a new Olympic record with a time of six minutes 57.29 seconds.[112]

Men
 
Great Britain (left boat) during the final of the men's coxless pair where they won bronze.
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Alan Campbell Single sculls 6:47.62 1 QF Bye 6:52.10 1 SA/B 7:18.92 2 FA 7:03.28  
George Nash
Will Satch
Pair 6:16.58 1 SA/B Bye N/A 6:56.46 1 FA 6:21.77  
Bill Lucas
Sam Townsend
Double sculls 6:11.94 2 SA/B Bye N/A 6:22.47 3 FA 6:40.54 5
Mark Hunter
Zac Purchase
Lig