Algeria at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Algeria at the Olympic Games

Flag of Algeria
IOC code  ALG
NOC Algerian Olympic Committee
Website www.comiteolympiquealgerien.com (French)
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 39 in 12 sports
Flag bearer Abdelhafid Benchabla (opening)[1]
Taoufik Makhloufi (closing)
Medals
Rank: 50
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Algeria competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's twelfth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics, except for the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal because of the African boycott.

The Algerian Olympic Committee sent a total of 39 athletes to the Games, 21 men and 18 women, to compete in 12 sports. Women's volleyball was the only team event in which Algeria had its representation in these Olympic Games. There was only a single competitor in road cycling, rowing, sailing, shooting, swimming, and weightlifting. Boxing was the largest team by an individual-based sport, with a total of eight competitors.

The Algerian team included judoka Soraya Haddad, who previously won the bronze medal in Beijing, and sabre fencer Lea Moutoussamy, who set the nation's record as the youngest athlete, at age 14, in its Olympic history. Light heavyweight boxer and 2011 World Series champion Abdelhafid Benchabla was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

Algeria left London with its first Olympic gold medal since 2000 from middle-distance runner Taoufik Makhloufi.

Medalists[edit]

Competitors[edit]

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 5 1 6
Boxing 8 0 8
Cycling 1 0 1
Fencing 0 2 2
Judo 0 2 2
Rowing 0 1 1
Shooting 1 0 1
Swimming 1 0 1
Taekwondo 1 0 1
Volleyball 0 12 12
Weightlifting 1 0 1
Wrestling 3 0 3
Total 21 18 39

Athletics[edit]

Algerian athletes have 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
Rabah Aboud 5000 m 13:28.38 14 N/A Did not advance
Mohamed Belabbas 3000 m steeplechase 8:22.32 6 N/A Did not advance
Tayeb Filali Marathon N/A DNF
Taoufik Makhloufi 800 m DNF Did not advance
1500 m 3:35.15 1 Q 3:42.25 1 Q 3:34.08 1st
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Issam Nima Triple jump 16.50 15 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Souad Ait Salem Marathon 2:31:15 37

Boxing[edit]

Algeria has qualified 2 boxers. Abdelhafid Benchabla has qualified for the Games by winning the light heavyweight 80–85 kg division at the World Series of Boxing finals.[4][5] Mohamed Amine Ouadahi qualified from the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships. Algeria also qualified boxers from the African Continental Tournament.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mohamed Flissi Light flyweight  Pongprayoon (THA)
L 11–19
Did not advance
Samir Brahimi Flyweight  Woods (AUS)
W 14–12
 Aloyan (RUS)
L 9–14
Did not advance
Mohamed Amine Ouadahi Bantamweight  Turkadze (GEO)
W WO
 Encarnación (DOM)
W 16–10
 Shimizu (JPN)
L 15–17
Did not advance
Abdelkader Chadi Lightweight  Keleş (TUR)
L 8–15
Did not advance
Ilyas Abbadi Welterweight  Evans (GBR)
L 10–18
Did not advance
Abdelmalek Rahou Middleweight  Ross (AUS)
W 13–11
 Murata (JPN)
L 12–21
Did not advance
Abdelhafid Benchabla Light heavyweight BYE  Kölling (GER)
W 12–9
 Hvozdyk (UKR)
L 17–19
Did not advance
Chouaib Bouloudinats Heavyweight N/A  Peralta (ARG)
L 5–13
Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Algeria has qualified one rider.

Athlete Event Time Rank
Azzedine Lagab Men's road race Did not finish

Fencing[edit]

Algeria has qualified 2 fencers.

Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Anissa Khelfaoui Individual foil  Leleyko (UKR)
L 4–15
Did not advance
Lea Moutoussamy Individual sabre N/A  Velikaya (RUS)
L 6–15
Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Soraya Haddad Women's −52 kg  Chițu (ROU)
L 0000–0100
Did not advance
Sonia Asselah Women's +78 kg  Bryant (GBR)
L 0001–0100
Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

Algeria has qualified the following boat.

Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Amina Rouba Single sculls 8:15.94 5 R 8:12.83 4 FE BYE 8:42.23 26

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Fateh Ziadi 10 m air pistol 562 43 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Algerian swimmers have achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[6][7]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Nabil Kebbab 100 m freestyle 50.37 33 Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Algeria has qualified 1 athlete.[8]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mokdad El-Yamine Men's −58 kg  Muñoz (COL)
L 1–8
Did not advance

Volleyball[edit]

Algeria has qualified a women's team for the indoor tournament.

  • Women's team event – 1 team of 12 players

Women's indoor tournament[edit]

Team roster

The following is the Algerian roster in the women's volleyball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[9] view · talk

Head coach: Poland George Strumilo

Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2012 club
1 Hennaoui, SehryneSehryne Hennaoui 1 October 1988 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 285 cm (112 in) 273 cm (107 in) France Le Hainaut VB Women
2 Achour, Dallal MerwaDallal Merwa Achour 3 November 1994 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 279 cm (110 in) 273 cm (107 in) Algeria ESF Mouzaia
3 Hammouche, SalimaSalima Hammouche (L) 17 January 1984 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in) 54 kg (119 lb) 270 cm (110 in) 265 cm (104 in) Algeria GS Pétroliers
5 Khamtache, AmelAmel Khamtache 4 May 1981 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 240 cm (94 in) 235 cm (93 in) Algeria GS Pétroliers
8 Bensalem, ZohraZohra Bensalem 5 April 1990 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 310 cm (120 in) 299 cm (118 in) Algeria GS Pétroliers
9 Belhocine, SarraSarra Belhocine 18 September 1994 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 58 kg (128 lb) 272 cm (107 in) 266 cm (105 in) Algeria GS Pétroliers
11 Abderrahim, MouniMouni Abderrahim 19 November 1985 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 293 cm (115 in) Algeria ASW Bejaïa
12 Boukhima, SafiaSafia Boukhima 10 January 1991 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 294 cm (116 in) 284 cm (112 in) Algeria GS Pétroliers
13 Mansouri, NawalNawal Mansouri (L) 1 August 1985 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 291 cm (115 in) 281 cm (111 in) Algeria GS Pétroliers
17 Oulmou, LydiaLydia Oulmou (C) 2 February 1986 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 310 cm (120 in) 305 cm (120 in) France Istres Volleyball
18 Aissou, TassaditTassadit Aïssou 19 June 1989 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 295 cm (116 in) 285 cm (112 in) Algeria Nedjmet Chlef
19 Bourihane, CeliaCelia Bourihane 22 January 1995 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 295 cm (116 in) 289 cm (114 in) Algeria NC Bejaïa
Group play
Qualified for the quarter-finals
 
Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Russia 14 5 0 15 4 3.750 459 352 1.304
2  Italy 13 4 1 14 5 2.800 442 368 1.201
3  Japan 9 3 2 11 6 1.833 401 335 1.197
4  Dominican Republic 6 2 3 8 9 0.889 374 362 1.033
5  Great Britain 2 1 4 3 14 0.214 295 396 0.745
6  Algeria 1 0 5 2 15 0.133 252 410 0.615
28 July 2012
09:30
v
Algeria  0 – 3  Japan Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 13,000
Referee(s): Karin Zahorcova (CZE), José Vélez (PUR)
Report(s): result statistics
15
14
7
36
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75
30 July 2012
22:00
v
Great Britain  3 – 2  Algeria Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referee(s): Mitchell Davidson (CAN), Janpen Jirakakul (THA)
Report(s): result statistics
22
25
23
25
15
110
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
Total
25
19
25
19
8
96
1 August 2012
11:30
v
Algeria  0 – 3  Russia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 9,000
Referee(s): Janpen Jirakakul (THA), Brian McDougall (GBR)
Report(s): result statistics
7
14
15
36
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75
3 August 2012
22:00
v
Algeria  0 – 3  Italy Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,000
Referee(s): Patricia Salvatore (USA), Wang Ning (CHN)
Report(s): result statistics
11
12
17
40
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75
5 August 2012
09:30
v
Algeria  0 – 3  Dominican Republic Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,000
Referee(s): Patricia Salvatore (USA), Brian McDougall (GBR)
Report(s): result statistics
15
16
13
44
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75

Weightlifting[edit]

Algeria has qualified the following quota places.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Walid Bidani Men's −105 kg 160 14 180 14 340 14

Wrestling[edit]

Algeria has qualified three 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
Mohamed Louafi −84 kg BYE  Gattsiev (BLR)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 16
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
Tarek Benaissa −60 kg BYE  Kuramagomedov (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 15
Mohamed Serir −66 kg  Venckaitis (LTU)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 13

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (19 June 2012). "JO 2012: Benchebla porte-drapeau algérien" [2012 Olympics: Benchebla is the Algerian flag bearer] (in French). djazairSport.com. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  3. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS, IAAF, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  4. ^ "World Series of Boxing – Results". AIBA. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Derevyanchenko, Benchabla pick up last two boxing places for London 2012 Olympic Games". thesportscampus.com. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  7. ^ FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION – Swimming, FINA, retrieved 8 June 2011 
  8. ^ "African Qualification Tournament for 2012 London Olympics". WTF. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "TEAM COMPOSITION – ALG / Algeria (women)". FIVB. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 

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