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Mali sent a delegation of 17 athletes in 4 sports to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Most notable Malian participants are the 12 members of the Mali women's national basketball team winners of the FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2007 and Daba Modibo Keita, the 2007 World Taekwondo Champion. The remaining four athletes are Mohamed Coulibaly and Mariam Pauline Keita in Swimming and Ibrahima Maiga and Kadiatou Camara in Track and Field events.

Mali at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Mali.svg
IOC codeMLI
NOCComité National Olympique et Sportif du Mali
in Beijing
Competitors41 in 5 sports
Flag bearer Daba Modibo Keita
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

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
Ibrahima Maiga 400 m hurdles 50.57 6 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Kadiatou Camara 200 m 23.06 2 Q 23.06 5 Did not advance

BasketballEdit

Women's tournamentEdit

The women's national team qualified by winning FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2007.

Roster

The following is the Mali roster in the women's basketball tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Mali women's national basketball team – 2008 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
G 4 Toure, Kadiatou 25 – (1983-01-18)January 18, 1983 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Djoliba AC  
F 5 Traore, Nassira 19 – (1988-10-28)October 28, 1988 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Djoliba AC  
G 6 Diarra, Mariatou 22 – (1985-11-20)November 20, 1985 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Dakar Université Club  
G 7 Bagayoko, Fatoumata 20 – (1988-05-23)May 23, 1988 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Djoliba AC  
F 8 Gandega, Diana 25 – (1983-06-02)June 2, 1983 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Strasbourg IG  
G/F 9 Maïga, Hamchétou (C) 30 – (1978-04-25)April 25, 1978 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Gambrinus SIKA Brno  
F 10 Kanoute, Kadiatou 30 – (1978-06-11)June 11, 1978 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Powerbasket Tigers Wels  
F/C 11 Diawara, Diéné 23 – (1985-01-29)January 29, 1985 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Limoges ABC  
F/C 12 Coulibaly, Nagnouma 19 – (1989-05-31)May 31, 1989 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Basket Landes  
C 13 Tirera, Meiya 22 – (1986-04-15)April 15, 1986 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Djoliba AC  
C 14 Sininta, Aminata 22 – (1985-12-23)December 23, 1985 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Djoliba AC  
C 15 Sissoko, Djenebou 26 – (1982-06-27)June 27, 1982 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Djoliba AC  
Head coach
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on August 9, 2008
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 5 5 0 491 276 +215 10
  China 5 4 1 358 346 +12 9
  Spain 5 3 2 357 324 +33 8
  Czech Republic 5 2 3 346 356 −10 7
  New Zealand 5 1 4 320 423 −103 6
  Mali 5 0 5 255 402 −147 5
9 August 2008
11:15
Mali   72–76   New Zealand
Scoring by quarter: 18–18, 15–24, 21–18, 18–16
Pts: Maïga 18
Rebs: Coulibaly 12
Asts: Maïga 3
Pts: Marino 19
Rebs: Harmon 8
Asts: Marino 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Stephen Seibel (CAN)
11 August 2008
11:15
Czech Republic   81–47   Mali
Scoring by quarter: 23–4, 15–18, 18–11, 25–14
Pts: Machová 14
Rebs: Kulichova, Vecerova 7
Asts: Mokrosova 3
Pts: Sissoko 24
Rebs: Sissoko 13
Asts: Bagayoko 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Scott Butler (AUS)
13 August 2008
22:15
Mali   41–97   United States
Scoring by quarter: 12–24, 16–27, 5–25, 9–21
Pts: Sininta 13
Rebs: Sissoko 7
Asts: Bagayoko 3
Pts: Leslie 16
Rebs: Fowles 6
Asts: Lawson 7
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Maogong Yang (CHN)
15 August 2008
16:45
China   69–48   Mali
Scoring by quarter: 17–7, 20–13, 15–15, 17–13
Pts: Miao 25
Rebs: Chen 9
Asts: Sui 5
Pts: Diawara, Sininta 11
Rebs: Sissoko 19
Asts: Diawara, Sininta 1
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM)
17 August 2008
09:00
Mali   47–79   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 5–19, 16–17, 12–22, 13–21
Pts: Sissoko 17
Rebs: Diawara 15
Asts: Diawara, Kanouté 2
Pts: Valdemoro 21
Rebs: Montañana 9
Asts: Montañana, Aguilar, Lima, Martínez 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Elena Chernova (RUS)

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mohamed Coulibaly 50 m freestyle 29.09 86 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mariam Pauline Keita 100 m breaststroke 1:24.26 49 Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Daba Modibo Keita Men's +80 kg   Borot (FRA)
W 6–5
  Chukwumerije (NGR)
L 0–1
Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2008 Olympic Basketball Women (FIBA) – Mali roster". FIBA. Retrieved 10 October 2012.