Iraq at the 2012 Summer Olympics

The Middle Eastern nation of Iraq competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, held from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's thirteenth appearance at the Olympics since its debut at the 1948 Summer Olympics in the same host city.

Iraq at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Iraq.svg
IOC codeIRQ
NOCNational Olympic Committee of Iraq
Websitewww.iraqiolympic.org (in Arabic)
in London
Competitors8 in 7 sports
Flag bearer Dana Hussain (opening)
Ali Nadhim (closing)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Before the Olympic Games started, FIFA banned Iraq from hosting qualifiers in the World Cup and in the Olympics for security concerns, and for having a player with two cards participating in a match against United Arab Emirates.[1]

Iraq also competed for the first time in Olympics without receiving any sanctions, bans or suspensions, from the International Olympic Committee. The National Olympic Committee of Iraq sent a total of 8 athletes to the Games, 5 men and 3 women, to compete in 7 different sports. Most of them were awarded places in their respective sporting events under wild card entries and Tripartite Commission invitation. Wild card competitor Rand Al-Mashhadani became Iraq's first Olympic archer, after having reached the entry deadline for her event. Sprinter Dana Hussain, who had previously competed in Beijing, set the nation's historic record as the first Iraqi female flag bearer at the opening ceremony. Iraq, however, failed to win an Olympic medal since the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, where Abdul Wahid Aziz won the bronze for weightlifting.

ArcheryEdit

Iraq has been given a wild card.[2]

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
Rand Al-Mashhadani Women's individual 498 64   Ki B-b (KOR) (1)
L 0–6
Did not advance

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 Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Adnan Taess Akkar 800 m 1:47.83 5 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Dana Hussain 100 m 11.91 2 Q 11.81 8 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ahmad Abdul-Karim Welterweight   Lusizi (RSA)
L 13–17
Did not advance

ShootingEdit

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Noor Amer 10 m air pistol 360 46 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Iraq has gained an "Universality place" from the FINA.[3]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mohanad Al‐Azzawi 100 m butterfly 1:00.71 41 Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Iraq has qualified one weightlifter.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Safaa Al-Jumaili Men's −85 kg 150 15 195 12 345 13

WrestlingEdit

Iraq has been given a wild card.

Key
  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ali Nadhim −120 kg   Babajanzadeh (IRI)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 15

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA ponder Iraq qualifiers ban". Al Jazeera. 13 April 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Archery Invitation places for London 2012 Olympic Games". FITA. 19 April 2012. Archived from the original on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  3. ^ "FINA Universality Places" (PDF). FINA. 6 July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.