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Iceland at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Iceland sent a team to compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, People's Republic of China. With their silver medal in men's handball. they obtained their fourth olympic medal and their first team medal.

Iceland at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Iceland.svg
IOC codeISL
NOCNational Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland
Websitewww.olympic.is (in Icelandic)
in Beijing
Competitors29 in 5 sports
Flag bearer Örn Arnarson (opening)
Sigfús Sigurðsson (closing)
Medals
Ranked 70th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

AthleticsEdit

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 Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Bergur Ingi Pétursson Hammer throw 71.63 25 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Þórey Edda Elísdóttir Pole vault 4.15 23 Did not advance
Ásdís Hjálmsdóttir Javelin throw 48.59 50 Did not advance

BadmintonEdit

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
Ragna Ingólfsdóttir Women's singles   Hirose (JPN)
L 6–21, 7–19ret
Did not advance

HandballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Iceland roster in the men's handball tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

Head coach: Guðmundur Guðmundsson

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Björgvin Páll Gústavsson (1985-05-24)24 May 1985 (aged 23) 1.90 m 25 1   TV Bittenfeld
3 LB Logi Eldon Geirsson (1982-10-10)10 October 1982 (aged 25) 1.91 m 63 171   TBV Lemgo
5 P Sigfús Sigurðsson (1975-05-07)7 May 1975 (aged 33) 1.98 m 142 301   Valur
6 RB Ásgeir Örn Hallgrímsson (1984-02-17)17 February 1984 (aged 24) 1.91 m 83 116   GOG Svendborg
7 LB Arnór Atlason (1984-07-23)23 July 1984 (aged 24) 1.91 m 58 98   FCK Handball
9 LB Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson (1979-08-08)8 August 1979 (aged 29) 1.87 m 191 885   VfL Gummersbach
10 CB Snorri Guðjónsson (1981-10-17)17 October 1981 (aged 26) 1.87 m 123 401   GOG Svendborg
11 RB Ólafur Stefánsson (1973-07-03)3 July 1973 (aged 35) 1.96 m 263 1250   BM Ciudad Real
14 LW Sturla Ásgeirsson (1980-07-20)20 July 1980 (aged 28) 1.86 m 6 11   Aarhus GF Håndbold
15 RW Alexander Petersson (1980-07-02)2 July 1980 (aged 28) 1.86 m 65 249   SG Flensburg-Handewitt
16 GK Hreiðar Guðmundsson (1980-11-29)29 November 1980 (aged 27) 1.93 m 57 0   IK Sävehof
17 P Sverre Andreas Jakobsson (1977-02-08)8 February 1977 (aged 31) 1.96 m 44 12   HK Kopavogur
18 P Róbert Gunnarsson (1980-05-22)22 May 1980 (aged 28) 1.90 m 118 370   VfL Gummersbach
19 LB Ingimundur Ingimundarson (1980-01-29)29 January 1980 (aged 28) 1.93 m 27 34   Elverum Håndball
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
  South Korea 5 3 0 2 122 129 –7 6
  Denmark 5 2 2 1 137 131 +6 6
  Iceland 5 2 2 1 151 146 +5 6
  Russia 5 2 1 2 136 131 +5 5
  Germany 5 2 1 2 126 130 –4 5
  Egypt 5 0 2 3 127 132 –5 2
10 August 2008
10:45
Russia   31 – 33   Iceland Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Krstic, Ljubic (SLO)
Igropulo 9 (16–19) Guðjónsson 12
  3×  Report   3× 
12 August 2008
20:45
Iceland   33 – 29   Germany Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
Guðjónsson 8 (17–14) Kraus 13
  3×  Report   2×  1× 
14 August 2008
14:00
South Korea   22 – 21   Iceland Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Baum, Goralczyk (POL)
Yoon Kyung-shin 6 (10–9) Geirsson, Sigurðsson 5
  3×  Report   4× 
16 August 2008
20:45
Denmark   32 – 32   Iceland Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Canbro, Claesson (SWE)
Nøddesbo 6 (18–17) Guðjónsson 8
  3×  Report   2×  1× 
18 August 2008
09:00
Iceland   32 – 32   Egypt Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Din, Dinu (ROU)
Sigurðsson 10 (14–17) Zaky 9
  4×  Report   3× 
Quarterfinal
20 August 2008
14:15
Poland   30 – 32   Iceland Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
Jachlewski, Tkaczyk 6 (19–14) Petersson 6
  3×  1×  Report   2× 
Semifinal
22 August 2008
20:15
Iceland   36 – 30   Spain Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Referees: Krstic, Ljubic (SLO)
Sigurðsson, Geirsson 7 (17–15) Rocas 7
  4×  Report   3×  1× 
Gold medal game
24 August 2008
15:45
Iceland   23 – 28   France Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Stefánsson 5 (10–15) Karabatić 8
  3×  Report   3× 
Final rank

  Silver

JudoEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Þormóður Árni Jónsson Men's +100 kg Bye   Figueroa (PUR)
W 1000–0001
  Roudaki (IRI)
L 0001–1000
Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Árni Már Árnason 50 m freestyle 22.81 NR 44 Did not advance
Örn Arnarson 100 m freestyle 50.68 49 Did not advance
100 m backstroke 56.15 35 Did not advance
Jakob Jóhann Sveinsson 100 m breaststroke 1:02.50 47 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:15.58 38 Did not advance
Hjörtur Már Reynisson 100 m butterfly 54.17 52 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sarah Blake Bateman 100 m backstroke 1:03.82 41 Did not advance
Erla Dögg Haraldsdóttir 100 m breaststroke 1:11.78 40 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:20.53 35 Did not advance
Ragnheiður Ragnarsdóttir 50 m freestyle 25.82 36 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 56.35 35 Did not advance
Sigrún Brá Sverrisdóttir 200 m freestyle 2:04.82 45 Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Iceland men's handball team roster". NBC Olympics. 1 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Men's Handball Team Roster – Iceland (ISL)" (PDF). 2008 Beijing. LA84 Foundation. 1 February 2013. p. 2492.

External linksEdit