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Venezuela at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Venezuela at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Venezuela.svg
IOC code VEN
NOC Venezuelan Olympic Committee
Website www.cov.net.ve (Spanish)
in London
Competitors 69 in 15 sports
Flag bearer Fabiola Ramos (opening)
Jessica López (closing)
Medals
Ranked 50th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 0 0 1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Venezuela competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from July 27 to August 12, 2012.[1] This was the nation's seventeenth consecutive appearance at the Olympics, since its debut at the same host city in 1948. Celebrating the anniversary of the nation's Olympic debut, the British Embassy in Caracas invited former track cyclist Julio César León to travel back to the United Kingdom, and revisit his memories as the first Venezuelan athlete in history to compete at the games.[2]

With the absence of baseball and softball at the Olympics, the Venezuelan Olympic Committee (Spanish: Comité Olímpico Venezolano, COV) sent the nation's second-largest delegation to the Games. A total of 69 athletes, 43 men and 29 women, competed in 15 sports. There was only a single competitor in artistic gymnastics, shooting, and table tennis. Among the sports, Venezuela marked its Olympic debut in beach volleyball.

Notable Venezuelan athletes included sisters Andreína and Yanel Pinto in freestyle and open water swimming, all-around gymnast Jessica López, and track cyclist Daniela Larreal, who made her Olympic comeback in London after an eight-year absence. Table tennis player Fabiola Ramos, who competed at her fifth Olympics, was the most experienced athlete and became Venezuela's second consecutive flag bearer at the opening ceremony, and the fourth in Olympic history.

Venezuela left London with its first gold medal since 1968, and its second in Olympic history.[3] It was awarded to fencer Rubén Limardo, who won the men's individual épée.

Contents

MedalistsEdit

CompetitorsEdit

Sport Men Women Total
Archery 1 1 2
Athletics 8 5 13
Boxing 2 1 3
Cycling 7 5 12
Diving 2 1 3
Fencing 3 3 6
Gymnastics 0 1 1
Judo 2 1 3
Sailing 2 0 2
Shooting 0 1 1
Swimming 7 3 10
Table tennis 1 0 1
Volleyball 2 0 2
Weightlifting 1 2 3
Wrestling 5 2 7
Total 43 26 69

ArcheryEdit

Venezuela qualified two archers.

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
Elías Malavé Men's individual 666 25   Kuo C-w (TPE) (39)
L 5–6
Did not advance
Leidys Brito Women's individual 634 45   Cheng M (CHN) (20)
L 4–6
Did not advance

AthleticsEdit

Venezuelan 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)):[4][5]

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
 
Pedro Mora finished sixty-second in men's marathon.
Men
Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Albert Bravo 400 m 45.61 5 q 46.22 7 Did not advance
Pedro Mora Marathon N/A 2:22.40 62
José Peña 3000 m steeplechase 8:24.06 8 N/A Did not advance
Edward Villanueva 1500 m 3:43.11 11 Did not advance
Albert Bravo
Omar Longart
José Meléndez
Alberto Aguilar
Arturo Ramírez
4 × 400 m relay 3:02.62 4 q N/A 3:02.18 7
Women
Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Yolimar Pineda Marathon N/A 2:45:16 94
Milángela Rosales 20 km walk N/A 1:42:46 55
Nercelis Soto 200 m 23.54 8 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Yusbely Parra Javelin throw DNS Did not advance
Rosa Rodríguez Hammer throw 67.34 27 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Venezuela has qualified boxers for the following events

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Gabriel Maestre Welterweight   Ghasemipour (IRI)
W 13–8
  Lusizi (RSA)
W 18–13
  Sapiyev (KAZ)
L 9–20
Did not advance
José Espinoza Middleweight   Harcsa (HUN)
L 13–16
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Karlha Magliocco Flyweight   Matos (BRA)
W 15–14
  Esparza (USA)
L 16–24
Did not advance

CyclingEdit

 
Tomás Gil finished thirty third in men's time trial.

Venezuela has qualified in the following events

RoadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Tomás Gil Men's road race 5:46:37 70
Men's time trial 57:05.12 33
Jackson Rodríguez Men's road race 5:46:37 51
Miguel Ubeto 5:46:37 45
Danielys García Women's road race Did not finish

TrackEdit

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Hersony Canelon Men's sprint 10.123
71.125
6   Kelemen (CZE)
L REL
  Dawkins (NZL)
W 10.439
68.972
  Perkins (AUS)
L REL
  Nakagawa (JPN)
  Awang (MAS)
L
Did not advance 9th place final
  Nakagawa (JPN)
  Kelemen (CZE)
  Esterhuizen (RSA)
L
12
Daniela Larreal Women's sprint 11.569
62.235
16   Guo S (CHN)
L
  Kanis (NED)
  Cueff (FRA)
L
Did not advance
Team sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Hersony Canelon
Cesar Marcano
Angel Pulgar
Men's team sprint 44.654
60.464
9 Did not advance
Daniela Larreal
María Estela Vilera
Women's team sprint 34.320
52.447
8 Q   China (CHN)
L 34.415
52.302
7 Did not advance
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st Round Repechage 2nd Round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank
Hersony Canelon Men's keirin 3 R 2 Q 5 12
Daniela Larreal Women's keirin 3 R 3 Q 6 9
Omnium
Athlete Event Flying lap Points race Elimination race Individual pursuit Scratch race Time trial Total points Rank
Time Rank Points Rank Rank Time Rank Rank Time Rank
Carlos Linares Men's omnium 13.863 16 −18 16 14 4:36.477 16 18 1:06.773 16 96 17
Angie González Women's omnium 15.115 17 20 9 18 3:54.926 17 17 37.578 17 95 18

BMXEdit

Athlete Event Seeding Semifinal Final
Result Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Stefany Hernández Women's BMX 41.253 12 15 5 Did not advance

DivingEdit

Venezuela has qualified in the following events.

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Edickson Contreras 3 m springboard 301.45 28 Did not advance
Robert Páez 382.60 25 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Jocelyn Castillo 3 m springboard 266.00 23 Did not advance

FencingEdit

Venezuela has qualified 5 fencers.

Men
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
Silvio Fernández Individual épée N/A   Alexanin (KAZ)
W 15–12
  Kudayev (UZB)
W 15–3
  Kesley (USA)
L 9–15
Did not advance
Rubén Limardo N/A   Fayez (EGY)
W 15–13
  Heinzer (SUI)
W 15-11
  Pizzo (ITA)
W 15–12
  Kelsey (USA)
W 6–5
  Piasecki (NOR)
W 15–10
 
Hernan Jansen Individual sabre   Samandi (TUN)
W 15–13
  Yakimenko (RUS)
L 4–15
Did not advance
Women
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
Maria Martinez Individual épée   Duplitzer (GER)
L 10–15
Did not advance
Johana Fuenmayor Individual foil   El Gammal (EGY)
W 15–9
  Errigo (ITA)
L 4–15
Did not advance
Alejandra Benitez Individual sabre N/A   Lee R-J (KOR)
W 15–9
  Velikaya (RUS)
L 10–15
Did not advance

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Jessica López All-around 13.900 14.566 14.266 13.933 56.665 13 Q 13.800 14.800 13.900 13.000 55.500 18

JudoEdit

Venezuela has qualified 3 judokas

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Javier Guédez Men's −60 kg Bye   A Lamusi (CHN)
W 0111–0000
  Sobirov (UZB)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Ricardo Valderrama Men's −66 kg Bye   Drakšič (SLO)
L 0001–0010
Did not advance
Giovanna Blanco Women's +78 kg N/A Bye   Sugimoto (JPN)
L 0000–0100
Did not advance

SailingEdit

Venezuela has qualified 2 boat for each of the following events

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Daniel Flores RS:X 37 37 29 32 30 24 32 29 23 19 EL 252 31
Jose Miguel Ruíz Laser 45 46 34 37 42 36 33 44 35 28 EL 333 41

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race;

ShootingEdit

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Maribel Pineda 25 m pistol 560 38 Did not advance
10 m air pistol 365 45 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Venezuelan swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (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)[6][7]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Alejandro Gómez 1500 m freestyle 15:27.38 23 N/A Did not advance
Marcos Lavado 200 m butterfly 1:59.31 27 Did not advance
Erwin Maldonado 10 km open water N/A 1:50:52.9 13
Cristian Quintero 200 m freestyle 1:48.71 22 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 3:50.44 16 N/A Did not advance
Albert Subirats 100 m butterfly 53.18 29 Did not advance
Crox Acuña
Octavio Alesi
Alejandro Gómez
Marcos Lavado
Cristian Quintero
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 3:22.68 15 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Andreína Pinto 400 m freestyle 4:08.45 15 N/A Did not advance
800 m freestyle 8:26.43 6 Q N/A 8:29.28 8
200 m butterfly 2:11.23 22 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:48.64 27 N/A Did not advance
Yanel Pinto 10 km open water N/A 1:59:05.8 14
Arlene Semeco 50 m freestyle 25.56 28 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 56.90 33 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Venezuela qualified one athlete.

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Fabiola Ramos Women's singles Bye   Tóth (HUN)
L 3–4
Did not advance

VolleyballEdit

BeachEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Igor Hernández
Jesus Villafañe
Men's Pool E
  NummerdorSchuil (NED)
L 1 – 2 (18–21, 21–17, 10–15)
  PļaviņšŠmēdiņš (LAT)
L 0 – 2 (14–21, 16–21)
  ErdmannMatysik (GER)
L 1 – 2 (22–20, 16–21, 11-15)
4 Did not advance 19

WeightliftingEdit

Venezuela has qualified 1 man and 2 women.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Junior Sánchez Men's −69 kg 148 4 180 4 328 5
Betsi Rivas Women's −48 kg 70 10 98 6 168 8
Inmara Henríquez Women's −53 kg 81 14 113 5 194 10

WrestlingEdit

Venezuela has qualified in the following events

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
Ricardo Roberty −74 kg   Midana (GBS)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 12
José Daniel Díaz −84 kg Bye   Zvirbulis (LAT)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 17
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
Luis Liendo −60 kg Bye   Kebispayev (KAZ)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 12
Wuileixis Rivas −66 kg Bye   Guénot (FRA)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 16
Erwin Caraballo −96 kg   Arusaar (EST)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 19
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
Mayelis Caripá −48 kg Bye   Engelhardt (GER)
W 3–1 PP
  Merleni (UKR)
L 0–5 VT
Did not advance 10
Marcia Andrades −55 kg   Zholobova (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 19

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Venezuela". The Daily Telegraph. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Embassy invites first Venezuelan Olympian to return to London". news. Press Dpto. British Embassy in Caracas. Retrieved 13 June 2011.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ "Venezuela Olympian Ruben Limardo gets hero's welcome". BBC News. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  5. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS (PDF), IAAF, retrieved 8 September 2011 
  6. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  7. ^ FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION – Swimming (PDF), FINA, retrieved 8 September 2011