Senegal at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Senegal competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's thirteenth appearance at the Olympics.

Senegal at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Senegal.svg
IOC codeSEN
NOCComité National Olympique et Sportif Sénégalais
in London
Competitors32 in 8 sports
Flag bearer Hortense Diédhiou[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Senegalese National Olympic and Sports Committee (French: Comité National Olympique et Sportif Sénégalais) sent the nation's second-largest delegation ever to the Games, tying with the delegation sent to Moscow in 1980. A total of 32 athletes, 25 men and 7 women, competed in 8 sports. Men's football was the only team-based sport in which Senegal was represented at these Olympic games. There was only a single competitor in sprint canoeing, fencing, judo, and taekwondo.

Four Senegalese athletes had competed in Beijing, including Ndiss Kaba Badji, who finished sixth in men's long jump. Breaststroke swimmer Malick Fall became the first Senegalese athlete to compete in four Olympic games. Meanwhile, track sprinter Amy Mbacke Thiam made her Olympic comeback in London after an eight-year absence. Judoka and double African champion Hortense Diédhiou was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

Senegal, however, failed to win its first Olympic medal since the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, where Amadou Dia Bâ won silver in the 400m hurdles.

AthleticsEdit

Senegalese athletes 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
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Moussa Dembélé 110 m hurdles DSQ Did not advance
Mamadou Kassé Hanne 400 m hurdles 49.63 3 Q 48.80 5 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Ndiss Kaba Badji Long jump 7.66 24 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ndeye Fatou Soumah 200 m 23.89 9 Did not advance
Amy Mbacke Thiam 400 m 53.23 4 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Amy Sene Hammer throw 65.49 32 Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

SprintEdit

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ndiatte Gueye Men's C-1 200 m 51.708 6 Q 50.798 8 Did not advance
Men's C-1 1000 m 4:33.884 5 Q 4:37.171 7 FB 4:32.251 13

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

FencingEdit

Senegal has qualified 1 fencer.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Alexandre Bouzaid Individual épée   Zawrotniak (POL)
W 15–11
  Pizzo (ITA)
L 11–15
Did not advance

FootballEdit

Senegal has qualified a men's team.

  • Men's team event – 1 team of 18 players

Men's tournamentEdit

Team roster

The following is the Senegal squad in the men's football tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[4]

Coach: Joseph Koto

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals 2012 club
1 1GK Ousmane Mané (1990-10-01)1 October 1990 (aged 21)   Diambars
2 2DF Saliou Ciss (1989-09-15)15 September 1989 (aged 22)   Tromsø
3 3MF Ibrahima Seck (1989-08-10)10 August 1989 (aged 22)   Épinal
4 2DF Abdoulaye Ba (1991-01-01)1 January 1991 (aged 21)   Académica
5 2DF Papa Gueye* (1984-06-07)7 June 1984 (aged 28)   Metalist Kharkiv
6 2DF Zargo Touré (1989-11-11)11 November 1989 (aged 22)   Boulogne
7 4FW Moussa Konaté (1993-04-03)3 April 1993 (aged 19)   Maccabi Tel Aviv
8 3MF Cheikhou Kouyaté (1989-12-21)21 December 1989 (aged 22)   Anderlecht
9 2DF Kara Mbodj (1989-11-11)11 November 1989 (aged 22)   Tromsø
10 3MF Sadio Mané (1992-04-10)10 April 1992 (aged 20)   Metz
11 4FW Kalidou Yéro (1991-08-19)19 August 1991 (aged 20)   Gil Vicente
12 4FW Ibrahima Baldé (1989-04-04)4 April 1989 (aged 23)   Osasuna
13 3MF Mohamed Diamé* (c) (1987-06-14)14 June 1987 (aged 25)   West Ham United
14 3MF Idrissa Gueye (1989-09-26)26 September 1989 (aged 22)   Lille
15 4FW Magaye Gueye (1990-07-06)6 July 1990 (aged 22)   Everton
16 2DF Pape Souare (1990-06-06)6 June 1990 (aged 22)   Lille
17 3MF Stéphane Badji (1990-05-29)29 May 1990 (aged 22)   Sogndal
18 1GK Papa Camara (1993-01-16)16 January 1993 (aged 19)   Sochaux

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Great Britain 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Qualified for knockout stage
2   Senegal 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
3   Uruguay 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
4   United Arab Emirates 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
Great Britain  1–1  Senegal
Bellamy   20' Report Konaté   82'
Senegal  2–0  Uruguay
Konaté   10'37' Report
Attendance: 75,093[6]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Senegal  1–1  United Arab Emirates
Konaté   49' Report Matar   21'
Quarter-final
Mexico  4–2 (a.e.t.)  Senegal
Enríquez   10'
Aquino   62'
Dos Santos   98'
Herrera   109'
Report Konaté   69'
Baldé   76'

JudoEdit

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Hortense Diédhiou Women's −57 kg Bye   Filzmoser (AUT)
L 0001–1001
Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Senegalese swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in one event (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[9][10] Senegal also gained an "Universality place" from the FINA.[11]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Malick Fall 100 m breaststroke 1:02.93 37 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mareme Faye 100 m freestyle 1:06.42 46 Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Senegal has qualified 1 athlete.[12]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Bineta Diedhiou Women's −57 kg   Mikkonen (FIN)
L 6–9
Did not advance

WrestlingEdit

Senegal has qualified two quota places.

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 freestyle
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
Malal Ndiaye −120 kg Bye   Jargalsaikhany (MGL)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 14
Women's freestyle
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
Isabelle Sambou −48 kg Bye   Benie (CIV)
W 3–0 PO
  Obara (JPN)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance Bye   Mezien (TUN)
W 5–0 VT
  Huynh (CAN)
L 0–3 PO
5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Staff (18 July 2012). "Hortense Diédhiou, porte-drapeau de la délégation sénégalaise aux Jeux olympiques de Londres" [Hortense Diédhiou, flag bearer of the Senegalese delegation to the London Olympics] (in French). Rewmi. Retrieved 18 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. ^ "Senegal leave Papiss Cisse out of Olympic squad". BBC Sport. 7 July 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Great Britain – Senegal". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Senegal – Uruguay". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Senegal – United Arab Emirates". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  8. ^ "Mexico – Senegal". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
  10. ^ FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION – Swimming (PDF), FINA, retrieved 8 June 2011
  11. ^ "FINA Universality Places" (PDF). FINA. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  12. ^ "African Qualification Tournament for 2012 London Olympics". WTF. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012.