Qatar at the 2012 Summer Olympics
|Qatar at the|
2012 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Qatar Olympic Committee|
|Competitors||12 in 4 sports|
Bahiya Al-Hamad (opening)|
Mohammed Bakhet (closing)
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
Following the 2008 Summer Olympics, Qatar, along with Saudi Arabia and Brunei, was one of only three countries never have sent a female athlete to the Olympic Games. In 2010, however, the Qatar Olympic Committee announced that it "hoped to send up to four female athletes in shooting and fencing" to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. In early 2012, it was reported that Qatari female swimmer Nada Arkaji and sprinter Noor Al-Malki had each received a wildcard invitation from the International Olympic Committee to compete at the Olympics. Qatar later announced, it would be including four female competitors in its delegation: Nada Arkaji, Noor Al-Malki, Bahiya Al-Hamad in rifle shooting; and Aya Majdi in table tennis. Bahiya Al-Hamad set the nation's historic record as the first Qatari female flag bearer at the opening ceremony.
This was Qatar's most successful Olympics after 12 years, winning a total of two Olympic medals. Skeet shooter Nasser Al-Attiyah, and high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim both claimed bronze medals for the first time in their respective sporting events.
|Bronze||Nasser Al-Attiyah||Shooting||Men's skeet||31 July|
|Bronze||Mutaz Essa Barshim||Athletics||Men's high jump||7 August|
- 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
|Mohamad Al-Garni||1500 m||3:39.67||5 Q||3:36.78||9||Did not advance|
|Mohammed Abduh Bakhet||Marathon||N/A||2:25:17||68|
|Musaeb Abdulrahman Balla||800 m||1:46.37||2 Q||1:47.52||7||Did not advance|
|Hamza Driouch||1500 m||3:39.67||2 Q||3:49.40||11||Did not advance|
- Field events
|Mutaz Essa Barshim||High jump||2.26||=8 q||2.29|
- Track & road events
|Noor Al-Malki||100 m||DNF||Did not advance|
Qatar has ensured berths in the following events of shooting:
|Rashid Al-Athba||Trap||121||10||Did not advance|
|Double trap||136||7||Did not advance|
|Nasser Al-Attiyah||Skeet||121||4||144 S/O 6|
|Bahiya Al-Hamad||50 m rifle 3 positions||555||46||Did not advance|
|10 m air rifle||395||17||Did not advance|
|Ahmed Atari||400 m individual medley||5:21.30||36||Did not advance|
|Nada Arkaji||50 m freestyle||30.89||58||Did not advance|
Qatar selected one female athlete by wild card.
|Athlete||Event||Preliminary round||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Final / BM|
|Aya Majdi||Women's singles|| Zhang M (CAN)
|Did not advance|
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