2012 Summer Paralympics Parade of Nations

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During the Parade of Nations at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games, athletes from each participating country paraded in the Olympic Stadium, preceded by its flag. The flag was borne by a sportsperson from that country chosen either by the National Paralympic Committee or by the athletes themselves.

Parade order[edit]

All nations paraded in alphabetical order except the host country, Great Britain, who entered last.

Countries and flag bearers[edit]

The following is a list of all parading countries with their respective flag bearer, sorted in the order they appeared in the parade.[1] This is sortable by country name under which they entered, the flag bearer's name, or the flag bearer's sport. Names are given as were officially designated by the IPC.

Order Country Flag bearer Sport
1  Afghanistan (AFG) Rahimi, Mohammad FahimMohammad Fahim Rahimi Powerlifting
2  Albania (ALB) Dakin, HakiHaki Dakin Cycling
3  Algeria (ALG) Medjemedj, NadiaNadia Medjemedj Athletics
4  Andorra (AND) Albioc, Jordi CasellasJordi Casellas Albioc
5  Angola (ANG) Silva, MariaMaria Silva Athletics
6  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) Pilgrim, JamolJamol Pilgrim Athletics
7  Argentina (ARG) Marro, GuillermoGuillermo Marro Swimming
8  Armenia (ARM) Vardanyan, GretaGreta Vardanyan Powerlifting
9  Australia (AUS) Smith, GregGreg Smith Wheelchair rugby
10  Austria (AUT) Fraczyk, StanislawStanislaw Fraczyk Table tennis
11  Azerbaijan (AZE) Zakiyev, IlhamIlham Zakiyev Judo
12  Bahrain (BRN) Meshaima, AhmedAhmed Meshaima Athletics
13  Barbados (BAR) Taylor, DavidDavid Taylor Swimming
14  Belarus (BLR) Bezyazychny, MikalaiMikalai Bezyazychny Wheelchair fencing
15  Belgium (BEL) De Keersmaeker, GinoGino De Keersmaeker Athletics
16  Benin (BEN) Kponhinto, ConstantConstant Kponhinto Athletics
17  Bermuda (BER) Lewis, JessicaJessica Lewis Athletics
18  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) Delalić, SabahuinSabahuin Delalić Sitting volleyball
19  Brazil (BRA) Dias, DanielDaniel Dias Swimming
20  Brunei (BRU) Jumaat, ShakiShaki Jumaat Athletics
21  Bulgaria (BUL) Ovcharov, DechkoDechko Ovcharov Athletics
22  Burkina Faso (BUR) Nikiema, KadidiaKadidia Nikiema Cycling
23  Burundi (BDI) Nikobimeze, RemyRemy Nikobimeze Athletics
24  Cambodia (CAM) Senghon, ThinThin Senghon Athletics
25  Cameroon (CMR) Atangana, ConratConrat Atangana Powerlifting
26  Canada (CAN) Hickling, GarettGarett Hickling Wheelchair rugby
27  Cape Verde (CPV) Fernandes, Marcio Miguel da CostaMarcio Miguel da Costa Fernandes Athletics
28  Central African Republic (CAF) Nikova-Rosel, Clemarot-ChristianClemarot-Christian Nikova-Rosel Athletics
29  Chile (CHI) Valenzuela, CristianCristian Valenzuela Athletics
30  China (CHN) Zhang Lixin Athletics
31  Colombia (COL) Moreno, Elkin Alonso SernaElkin Alonso Serna Moreno Athletics
32  Comoros (COM) Hassani, Ahamada DjaeAhamada Djae Hassani Swimming
33  Costa Rica (CRC)
34  Ivory Coast (CIV) Tchei, Carine Cynthia AmandineCarine Cynthia Amandine Tchei Powerlifting
35  Croatia (CRO) Kray, DarkoDarko Kray Athletics
36  Cuba (CUB) Elias, Omara DuranOmara Duran Elias Athletics
37  Cyprus (CYP) Pelentritov, KarolinaKarolina Pelentritov Swimming
38  Czech Republic (CZE) Pohlomann, RotislavRotislav Pohlomann Athletics
39  North Korea (PRK) Rim Ju Song Swimming
40  DR Congo (COD) Kimbata, Dedeline MibambaDedeline Mibamba Kimbata Athletics
41  Denmark (DEN) Rosenmeier, PeterPeter Rosenmeier Table tennis
42  Djibouti (DJI) Hassan, Houssein OmarHoussein Omar Hassan Athletics
43  Dominican Republic (DOM) Minier, RodnyRodny Minier Cycling
44  Ecuador (ECU) Vega, Jessica Silvana LalamaJessica Silvana Lalama Vega Swimming
45  Egypt (EGY) Mathana, MetwallyMetwally Mathana Powerlifting
46  El Salvador (ESA) Garcia, Luis MoralesLuis Morales Garcia Athletics
47  Estonia (EST) Eller, AreAre Eller
48  Ethiopia (ETH) Gebede, Tesfalem GebruTesfalem Gebru Gebede Athletics
49  Faroe Islands (FRO) Jensen, RagnvalourRagnvalour Jensen Swimming
50  Fiji (FIJ) Delana, IliesaIliesa Delana Athletics
51  Finland (FIN) Tahti, Leo PekkaLeo Pekka Tahti Athletics
52  Macedonia (MKD) Jovanovski, BranimirBranimir Jovanovski Shooting
53  France (FRA) Seguin, DamienDamien Seguin Sailing
54  Gabon (GAB) Mabicka, ThierryThierry Mabicka
55  The Gambia (GAM) Nyiang, IsatouIsatou Nyiang Athletics
56  Georgia (GEO) Omarashvili, ShotaShota Omarashvili Powerlifting
57  Germany (GER) Schulte, DanielaDaniela Schulte Swimming
58  Ghana (GHA) Nkegbe, Raphael BostoyoRaphael Bostoyo Nkegbe Athletics
59  Greece (GRE) Tampaxis, ChristosChristos Tampaxis Swimming
60  Guatemala (GUA) Avila, Isaac LeivaIsaac Leiva Avila Athletics
61  Guinea-Bissau (GBS)
62  Haiti (HAI) Louis, Nephtalie SNNephtalie SN Louis Athletics
63  Honduras (HON) Hernandez, LuisLuis Hernandez
64  Hong Kong (HKG) Wah Wai So Athletics
65  Hungary (HUN) Biacsci, BernadettBernadett Biacsci Athletics
66  Iceland (ISL) Sveinsson, HelgiHelgi Sveinsson Athletics
67  India (IND) Singh, JagburJagbur Singh Athletics
68  Indonesia (INA) Neaimin, AgusAgus Neaimin Swimming
69  Iran (IRI) Jokar, AbdolrezaAbdolreza Jokar Athletics
70  Iraq (IRQ) Al-Ajeeli, FarisFaris Al-Ajeeli Powerlifting
71  Ireland (IRL) Miller, CathalCathal Miller Cycling
72  Israel (ISR) Shaziri, DoronDoron Shaziri Shooting
73  Italy (ITA) de Pellegrin, OscarOscar de Pellegrin Archery
74  Jamaica (JAM) Campbell, TantoTanto Campbell Athletics
75  Japan (JPN) Kimura, KeiichiKeiichi Kimura Swimming
76  Jordan (JOR) Al-Abbadi, AmerAmer Al-Abbadi Shooting
77  Kazakhstan (KAZ) Akhmetov, AnuarAnuar Akhmetov Swimming
78  Kenya (KEN) Kirwa, HenryHenry Kirwa Athletics
79  South Korea (KOR) Ctyu Dae Kim Athletics
80  Kuwait (KUW) Aladwani, HamadHamad Aladwani Athletics
81  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) Osmonova, NurgulNurgul Osmonova
82  Laos (LAO) Eay Simay Powerlifting
83  Latvia (LAT) Ozolnieks, AndisAndis Ozolnieks Athletics
84  Lebanon (LIB) Maalouf, EdwardEdward Maalouf Cycling
85  Lesotho (LES) Letsoara, Moretlo MaryMoretlo Mary Letsoara Athletics
86  Liberia (LBR) Siaffa, JamesJames Siaffa Powerlifting
87  Libya (LBA) Busanan, AbdelrahimAbdelrahim Busanan
88  Lithuania (LTU) Urbonas, RolandasRolandas Urbonas Athletics
89  Macau (MAC) In I Lao Wheelchair fencing
90  Madagascar (MAD) Revelinot, RaherinandrasanaRaherinandrasana Revelinot Athletics
91  Malaysia (MAS) Zolkefli, Mohd ZiydoMohd Ziydo Zolkefli Athletics
92  Mali (MLI) Sacho, MahamaneMahamane Sacho Athletics
93  Malta (MLT) Sultana, MatthewMatthew Sultana Swimming
94  Mauritania (MTN) Yehdiha, LehbibLehbib Yehdiha Athletics
95  Mauritius (MRI) Mustapha, PatriciaPatricia Mustapha Athletics
96  Mexico (MEX) Valle, PatriciaPatricia Valle Swimming
97  Moldova (MDA) Marinenkova, LarisaLarisa Marinenkova Powerlifting
98  Mongolia (MGL) Lkhagva, UndralbatUndralbat Lkhagva Shooting
99  Montenegro (MNE) Gorahovic, MarijanaMarijana Gorahovic Athletics
100  Morocco (MAR) Elgaraa, LailaLaila Elgaraa Athletics
101  Mozambique (MOZ) Muchavo, Maria ElisaMaria Elisa Muchavo Athletics
102  Myanmar (MYA) Naing, WinWin Naing Athletics
103  Namibia (NAM) Shikongo, AnaniasAnanias Shikongo Athletics
104  Nepal (NEP) Rama, BikramBikram Rama Athletics
105  Netherlands (NED) Hertog, RonaldRonald Hertog Athletics
106  New Zealand (NZL) Johnson, MichaelMichael Johnson Shooting
107  Nicaragua (NCA) Jesus, Wapra Holmonn Gabriel deWapra Holmonn Gabriel de Jesus Athletics
108  Niger (NIG) Tamangue, IbrahimIbrahim Tamangue Athletics
109  Nigeria (NGR) Nnaji, Patricia NdidimakaPatricia Ndidimaka Nnaji Athletics
110  Norway (NOR) Wang-Hansen, AleksanderAleksander Wang-Hansen Sailing
111  Oman (OMA) Al-Balushi, Issam KhudaIssam Khuda Al-Balushi Powerlifting
112  Pakistan (PAK) Ali, HaiderHaider Ali Athletics
113  Palestine (PLE) Zaqout, KhamisKhamis Zaqout Athletics
114  Panama (PAN) Gomez, SaidSaid Gomez Athletics
115  Papua New Guinea (PNG) Kompaon, FrancisFrancis Kompaon Athletics
116  Peru (PER) Falconi, PompilioPompilio Falconi Athletics
117  Philippines (PHI) Medina, JosephineJosephine Medina Table tennis
118  Poland (POL) Chilewska, RenataRenata Chilewska Athletics
119  Portugal (POR) Fernandes, InêsInês Fernandes Athletics
120  Puerto Rico (PUR) Reguero, JulioJulio Reguero Sailing
121  Qatar (QAT) Abdulrahman, AbdulqadirAbdulqadir Abdulrahman Athletics
122  Romania (ROU) Novak, EdvardEdvard Novak Cycling
123  Russia (RUS) Ashapatov, AlexeyAlexey Ashapatov Athletics
124  Rwanda (RWA) Muvunyi, HermasHermas Muvunyi Athletics
125  Samoa (SAM) Toleafoa, MiloMilo Toleafoa Athletics
126  San Marino (SMR) Bernardi, CristianCristian Bernardi Athletics
127  Saudi Arabia (KSA) Al Shanqiti, Masaud OsamahMasaud Osamah Al Shanqiti Athletics
128  Senegal (SEN) Mor, NdiayeNdiaye Mor Athletics
129  Serbia (SRB) Mitrović, DraženkoDraženko Mitrović Athletics
130  Sierra Leone (SLE) Kamara, MohamedMohamed Kamara Athletics
131  Singapore (SIN) Goh, Ruisi TheresaRuisi Theresa Goh Swimming
132  Slovakia (SVK) Janovjak, VladislavVladislav Janovjak Cycling
133  Slovenia (SLO) Pintar, MatejaMateja Pintar Table tennis
134  Solomon Islands (SOL) Saohaga, Hellen GlendaHellen Glenda Saohaga Athletics
135  South Africa (RSA) Pistorius, OscarOscar Pistorius Athletics
136  Spain (ESP) Perales, TessaTessa Perales Swimming
137  Sri Lanka (SRI) Pattiwila Arachchilage, Lal PushpakumaraLal Pushpakumara Pattiwila Arachchilage Athletics
138  Suriname (SUR) Misasi, BiondiBiondi Misasi Athletics
139  Sweden (SWE) Jacobsson, JonasJonas Jacobsson Shooting
140  Switzerland (SUI) Boesch, BeatBeat Boesch Athletics
141  Syria (SYR) Alshikh, RashaRasha Alshikh Powerlifting
142  Chinese Taipei (TPE) Lin Wen-Hsin Table tennis
143  Tajikistan (TJK) Odinaev, ParvizParviz Odinaev Powerlifting
144  Tanzania (TAN) Mwenemti, ZaharaniZaharani Mwenemti Athletics
145  Thailand (THA) Jana, SaysuneeSaysunee Jana Wheelchair fencing
146  Timor-Leste (TLS) Soares, FilomenoFilomeno Soares Athletics
147  Tonga (TGA) Liku, AloaloAloalo Liku Athletics
148  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) Greene, RonaldRonald Greene Athletics
149  Tunisia (TUN) Zhiou, AbderrahimAbderrahim Zhiou Athletics
150  Turkey (TUR) Girismen, GizemGizem Girismen Archery
151  Turkmenistan (TKM) Charyyev, SohbetSohbet Charyyev Athletics
152  Uganda (UGA) Akullo, ChristineChristine Akullo Athletics
153  Ukraine (UKR) Pryvalykhina, MargarytaMargaryta Pryvalykhina Sitting volleyball
154  United Arab Emirates (UAE) Khalaf, MohammedMohammed Khalaf Powerlifting
155  United States (USA) Danberg, ScottScott Danberg Athletics
156  Uruguay (URU) Irinitz, Gonzalo Gabriel JutraGonzalo Gabriel Jutra Irinitz Swimming
157  Virgin Islands (ISV) Frawley, LeeLee Frawley Equestrian
158  Uzbekistan (UZB) Norbekov, HusniddinHusniddin Norbekov Athletics
159  Vanuatu (VAN) Houssimoli, MarcelMarcel Houssimoli Athletics
160  Venezuela (VEN) Suazo, NaomiNaomi Suazo Judo
161  Vietnam (VIE) Ngoc Hung Cao Athletics
162  Zambia (ZAM) Katongo, LassamLassam Katongo Athletics
163  Zimbabwe (ZIM) Mujaji, ElliotElliot Mujaji Athletics
164  Great Britain (GBR) Norfolk, PeterPeter Norfolk Wheelchair tennis

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Opening Ceremony flag bearers". paralympic.org. International Paralympic Committee. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012.