Grenada at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Grenada competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's eighth consecutive appearance at the Olympics. Few weeks before the Games, Grenadian athletes trained at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre near Horsham, West Sussex.
|Grenada at the
2012 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Grenada Olympic Committee|
|Competitors||10 in 3 sports|
|Flag bearer||Kirani James (opening)
Neisha Bernard-Thomas (closing)
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
Grenada Olympic Committee sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games, with a total of 10 athletes (6 men and 4 women), competing in 4 different sports. Taekwondo jin Andrea St. Bernard, who competed for the nation's Olympic debut in her sport, was the oldest athlete of the team, at age 32. Track runner and world junior champion Kirani James, the youngest athlete at age 19, was Grenada's flag bearer at the opening ceremony, and subsequently, became the nation's first Olympic medalist when he took the gold medal in the Men's 400 metres.
Men's 100 mEdit
Paul Williams was the only Grenadan participant in the 2012 Olympic Men's 100m sprint event. He participated in the fifth heat of the 4 August qualification match against seven other competitors, including Jamaican finalist Asafa Powell. Williams ran his event in 10.65 seconds, ranking seventh place. He completed the event 0.61 seconds slower than Jamaican runner Asafa Powell, who ranked first in the heat. Overall, Williams ranked 54th out of the 65 athletes who ranked in the qualification round. Ryan Bailey of the United States of America, who ranked first in the qualification round, was 0.77 seconds faster than Williams, who did not advance to further rounds.
Men's 400 mEdit
Grenada sent two athletes, Rondell Bartholomew and Kirani James, as part of their delegation to represent it in the Men's 400m sprint. James won the country's first Olympic gold in a personal best of 43.94 seconds. He becomes the eighth fastest man in history over one lap and sets a new national record. Bartholomew did pull out of the race, so he didn't progress to do the heat.
Women's 200 mEdit
Grenada sent Janelle Redhead, as part of their delegation to represent it in the Women's 200m sprint. Redhead participated in the second heat during the 6 August qualification round, ranking third of nine athletes. Redhead earned a time of 23.08 seconds. Overall, Redhead ranked 22nd[clarification needed] of 57 athletes. She did progress to the quarterfinals.
Women's 400 mEdit
- 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
- Track & road events
|Rondell Bartholomew||400 m||DNS||N/A||Did not advance|
|Kirani James||45.23||1 Q||N/A||44.59||1 Q||43.94|
|Joel Redhead||200 m||21.22||8||N/A||Did not advance|
|Paul Williams||100 m||Bye||10.65||7||Did not advance|
- Combined events – Decathlon
|Athlete||Event||100 m||LJ||SP||HJ||400 m||110H||DT||PV||JT||1500 m||Final||Rank|
- Track & road events
|Kanika Beckles||400 m||DNS||Did not advance|
|Neisha Bernard-Thomas||800 m||2:03.23||6 q||2:00.68||8||Did not advance|
|Janelle Redhead||200 m||23.08||3 Q||23.51||8||Did not advance|
Esau Simpson was the sole Grenadan participant in the 2012 Olympic Men's 100 metre freestyle. He participated in the second heat of the 31 July qualification round. Simpson finished his event in 53.26 seconds, ranking first among the other competitors in his heat. Overall, Simpson was ranked 43rd, of the 49 athletes who swam in the qualification round. As a result, Esau Simpson did not advance to any further rounds of competition.
|Esau Simpson||100 m freestyle||53.26||43||Did not advance|
Grenanda has qualified 1 woman.
|Athlete||Event||Round of 16||Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Repechage||Bronze Medal||Final|
|Andrea St. Bernard||Women's −67 kg|| Tatar (TUR)
|Did not advance|| McPherson (USA)
|Did not advance|
- "Kirani James wins 400, first gold for Grenada". USA Today. 6 August 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
- "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
- 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
- Men's 100m Freestyle