Guyana at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Guyana competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's sixteenth appearance at the Olympics as an independent nation, although it had previously competed in five other games as British Guiana. Guyana did not compete in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal because of its partial support to the African boycott.

Guyana at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Guyana.svg
IOC codeGUY
NOCGuyana Olympic Association
in London
Competitors6 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Winston George[1] (opening)
Aliann Pompey (closing)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Guyana Olympic Association sent a total of 6 athletes to the Games, 4 men and 2 women, to compete in athletics, judo, and swimming. Track runner Aliann Pompey, who had competed at her fourth Olympic games, was the oldest athlete of the team, at age 34, while freestyle swimmer Brittany van Lange was the youngest at age 15, not only in the team, but also in its entire Olympic history. Another swimmer Niall Roberts, made his second Olympic appearance, having participated at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, along with Pompey.

Guyana, however, failed to win a single Olympic medal since winning their first and only medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, where Michael Anthony won a bronze in boxing.

AthleticsEdit

Athletes from Guyana 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
Jeremy Bascorn 100 m Bye 10.31 6 Did not advance
Winston George 400 m 46.86 5 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Aliann Pompey 400 m 52.10 4 q 52.58 8 Did not advance

JudoEdit

Guyana has had 1 judoka invited.[4]

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
Raul Lall Men's −60 kg Bye   Majrashi (KSA)
L 0000–0100
Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Guyana has had 2 swimmers selected.[5]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Niall Roberts 100 m freestyle 55.66 48 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Brittany van Lange 100 m freestyle 1:01.62 42 Did not advance

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brumell, Kizan (19 July 2012). "Olympic team ready to represent Guyana … Winston George to be the flag-bearer". Guyana Chronicle. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 27 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, retrieved 4 June 2011
  4. ^ "IntJudo – Invited Country to take part at the London Games". Archived from the original on 18 June 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  5. ^ Roberts and Van Lange aiming for improvement at Olympics[permanent dead link]

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