American Samoa at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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American Samoa at the Olympic Games

Flag of American Samoa
IOC code  ASA
NOC American Samoa National Olympic Committee
Website www.oceaniasport.com/amsam
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 5 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Ching Maou Wei
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
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Total
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Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

American Samoa competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom from July 27 to August 12, 2012. This nation marked its seventh appearance at the Olympics. Five athletes from American Samoa were selected to the Games; all of them were given under Universality slots and tripartite invitation, without being qualified. Freestyle swimmer Ching Maou Wei became the nation's first male flag bearer at the opening ceremony since 1996. Among the sports played by the athletes, American Samoa also marked its Olympic return in wrestling after 16 years. American Samoa, however, has yet to win its first ever Olympic medal.

Athletics[edit]

Athletes from American Samoa 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):[1][2]

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
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Elama Fa’atonu 100 m 11.48 7 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

American Samoa has had 1 judoka invited.[3]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
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Result
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Result
Rank
Anthony Liu Men's −100 kg  Borodavko (LAT)
L 0000–0100
Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

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)):[4][5]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ching Maou Wei 50 m freestyle 27.30 51 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Megan Fonteno 100 m freestyle 57.45 35 Did not advance

Wrestling[edit]

American Samoa has qualified one quota place.[6]

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
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Result
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Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Nathaniel Tuamoheloa −96 kg  Isokawa (JPN)
L 0–5 VB
Did not advance 18

Officials[edit]

  • President: Mr. Kenneth Tupua
  • Secretary General: Mr. Etisone Imo, Jr.
  • Chef de Mission: Mr. Kent Yamada
  • Physiotherapist: Mr. Chris Spalding, ATC
  • Athletics Coach: Mr. Valusia Talataina
  • Judo Team Leader: Ms. Michaelle Vargas
  • Swimming Team Leader: Ms. Erika Radewagen
  • Swimming Coach: Mr. Robert Scanlan
  • Wrestling Coach: Mr. Ethan Lake

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