Belarus at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Belarus at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  BLR
NOC National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus
Website www.noc.by (Russian) (English)
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 166 in 20 sports
Flag bearer Max Mirnyi[1] (opening)
Raman Piatrushenka (closing)
Medals
Rank: 26
Gold
2
Silver
5
Bronze
5
Total
12
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Russian Empire (1900–1912)
Poland (1924–1936)
Soviet Union (1952–1988)
Unified Team (1992)

Belarus competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's fifth appearance at the Summer Olympics in the post-Soviet era. The Belarus Olympic Committee sent a total of 166 athletes to the Games, 90 men and 76 women, to compete in 20 sports.

Belarus left London with a total of 12 medals (2 gold, 5 silver, and 5 bronze), their lowest in Summer Olympic history. Most of these medals were awarded to athletes in weightlifting, sprint canoeing, and rhythmic gymnastics. Sergei Martynov, who won gold for the first time, became the most successful Belarusian shooter in history, with a total of three Olympic medals. Three Belarusian athletes set the nation's historical record to win Olympic medals for the first time in their sporting events, including swimmer Aliaksandra Herasimenia, who took two silver in women's freestyle events. Tennis players and Grand Slam titleholders Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka, who also won the bronze in women's singles, became Belarus's first ever Olympic champions in the mixed doubles event, after beating Great Britain's Andy Murray and Laura Robson.[2] For the first time in its history, Belarus, however, did not win an Olympic medal in athletics and wrestling.

Originally, Belarus had won three gold medals in the nation's total medal count. On 13 August 2012, the International Olympic Committee stripped shot putter Nadzeya Astapchuk of her gold medal after testing positive for the anabolic steroid metenolone, and the gold medal was subsequently awarded to silver medalist Valerie Adams from New Zealand.[3]

Medalists[edit]

Medals by sport
Sport 01 !1 02 !2 03 !3 Total
Canoeing 0 2 1 3
Gymnastics 0 1 1 2
Swimming 0 2 0 2
Weightlifting 0 0 2 2
Tennis 1 0 1 2
Shooting 1 0 0 1
Total 2 5 5 12
Medal Name Sport Event Date
1 ! Gold Sergei Martynov Shooting Men's 50 m rifle prone 3 August
1 ! Gold Max Mirnyi
Victoria Azarenka
Tennis Mixed doubles 5 August
2 ! Silver Aliaksandra Herasimenia Swimming Women's 100 m freestyle 2 August
2 ! Silver Aliaksandra Herasimenia Swimming Women's 50 m freestyle 4 August
2 ! Silver Andrei Bahdanovich
Aliaksandr Bahdanovich
Canoeing Men's C-2 1000 m 9 August
2 ! Silver Raman Piatrushenka
Vadzim Makhneu
Canoeing Men's K-2 200 m 11 August
2 ! Silver Maryna Hancharova
Anastasia Ivankova
Nataliya Leshchyk
Aliaksandra Narkevich
Ksenia Sankovich
Alina Tumilovich
Gymnastics Women's rhythmic group all-around 12 August
3 ! Bronze Maryna Shkermankova Weightlifting Women's 69 kg 1 August
3 ! Bronze Iryna Kulesha Weightlifting Women's 75 kg 3 August
3 ! Bronze Victoria Azarenka Tennis Women's singles 4 August
3 ! Bronze Volha Khudzenka
Iryna Pamialova
Nadzeya Papok
Maryna Pautaran
Canoeing Women's K-4 500 m 8 August
3 ! Bronze Liubov Charkashyna Gymnastics Women's rhythmic individual all-around 11 August

Delegation[edit]

Belarus Olympic Committee selected a team of 166 athletes, 90 men and 76 women, to compete in 20 sports, surpassing the record by just a single athlete short in Atlanta. Men's football was the only team-based sport in which Belarus had its representation in these Olympic games. There was only a single competitor in archery, and in badminton. Athletics was the largest team by sport, with a total of 49 competitors.

The Belarusian team featured five Olympic champions from Beijing (hammer throwers Aksana Miankova, sprint canoeing brothers Andrei and Aliaksandr Bahdanovich, and sprint kayakers Raman Piatrushenka, and Vadzim Makhneu). Shooters Sergei Martynov and Kanstantsin Lukashyk, and single sculls rower Ekaterina Karsten, competed at their sixth Olympic games, although they first appeared as part of either the Soviet Union (Martynov in 1988) or the Unified Team (Karsten and Lukashyk in 1992). Table tennis player Vladimir Samsonov became the fourth Belarusian athlete to compete at fifth Olympics. Meanwhile, trap shooter Andrei Kavalenka, at age 57, was the oldest athlete of the team, while rhythmic gymnast Nataliya Leshchyk was the youngest at age 17.

Professional tennis player Max Mirnyi, who won nine Grand Slam titles (including two from the U.S. Open) in his career, and competed at his fourth Olympics, became Belarus' flag bearer at the opening ceremony. Karsten, who won a total of five Olympic medals, served as the nation's team captain.[1]

Archery[edit]

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
Katsiaryna Muliuk-Timofeyeva Women's individual 644 33  Sichenikova (UKR) (32)
W 6–4
 Ki B-B (KOR) (1)
L 2–6
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Belarus sent a total of 49 track and field athletes to the London games, after having achieved the required qualifying standards in their respective events (up to a maximum of three athletes in each event at the "A" standard, and one at the "B" standard).[4][5] Hammer thrower and two-time Olympic medalist Ivan Tsikhan, was initially selected to the team, but IAAF decided to withdrew him from the competition, as a re-test of his sample from Athens was positive.[6] On August 13, International Olympic Committee decided the shot putter Nadzeya Astapchuk, the nation's only track and field medalist, to strip off her gold medal at the London games after she was tested positive for the anabolic steroid metenolone.[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
Stsiapan Rahautsou in men's marathon
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Anis Ananenka 800 m 1:49.61 7 Did not advance
Maksim Lynsha 110 m hurdles 13.47 3 Q 13.45 7 Did not advance
Stsiapan Rahautsou Marathon N/A 2:23:23 64
Dzianis Simanovich 20 km walk N/A 1:20:42 12
Ivan Trotski 20 km walk N/A 1:21:23 16
50 km walk N/A 3:46:09 14
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Andrei Churyla High jump NM Did not advance
Uladzimir Kazlou Javelin throw 80.06 15 Did not advance
Pavel Kryvitski Hammer throw 71.49 28 Did not advance
Pavel Lyzhyn Shot put 20.57 6 q 20.69 8
Andrei Mikhnevich 19.89 17 Did not advance
Dzmitry Platnitski Triple jump 16.62 12 q 16.19 12
Valery Sviatokha Hammer throw 74.69 12 q 73.13 11
Stanislau Tsivonchyk Pole vault 5.20 23 Did not advance
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Eduard Mikhan Result 10.74 6.94 14.75 1.93 48.42 14.15 44.42 4.40 55.69 4:38.06 7928 17
Points 919 799 774 740 889 955 755 731 673 693
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Maryna Arzamasava 800 m 2:08.45 4 N/A Did not advance
Yuliya Balykina 100 m BYE 11.70 7 Did not advance
Hanna Drabenia 20 km walk N/A 1:31:58 25
Volha Dubouskaya Marathon N/A 2:39:12 78
Natallia Kareiva 1500 m 4:06.87 3 Q N/A 4:02.37 6 q 4:11.58 7
Sviatlana Kouhan Marathon N/A 2:30:26 34
Sviatlana Kudzelich 3000 m steeplechase 9:54.77 14 N/A Did not advance
Katsiaryna Paplauskaya 100 m hurdles DSQ N/A Did not advance
Nastassia Staravoitava Marathon N/A 2:30:25 33
Alina Talai 100 m hurdles 12.71 1 Q N/A 12.84 4 Did not advance
Sviatlana Usovich 400 m 52.40 5 N/A Did not advance
Nastassia Yatsevich 20 km walk N/A 1:35:41 48
Volha Astashka
Yuliya Balykina
Katsiaryna Hanchar
Hanna Liapeshka
Alena Neumiarzhitskaya
Katsiaryna Shumak
Alina Talai
4×100 m relay 43.90 7 N/A Did not advance
Iryna Khliustava
Alena Kiyevich
Hanna Tashpulatava
Ilona Usovich
Sviatlana Usovich
Yulyana Yushchanka
4×400 m relay 3:26.52 5 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Nadzeya Astapchuk Shot put 20.76 1 Q 21.36 DSQ*
Yanina Karolchyk-Pravalinskaya 17.87 18 Did not advance
Alena Matoshka Hammer throw 67.03 30 Did not advance
Aksana Miankova 73.10 8 Q 74.40 7
Natallia Mikhnevich Shot put 18.60 10 q 18.42 11
Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova Long jump 6.66 6 q 6.72 7
Maryna Novik Javelin throw 54.31 33 Did not advance
Kseniya Pryiemka-Dziatsuk Triple jump NM Did not advance
Veronika Shutkova Long jump 6.40 12 q 6.54 10
Anastasiya Shvedova Pole vault 4.40 17 Did not advance
Sviatlana Siarova Discus throw 56.70 33 Did not advance
Volha Sudarava Long jump 6.38 14 Did not advance

* Initially awarded gold in the shot put, Astapchuk was disqualified, and stripped of her medal, following positive drugs tests during the Games.

Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Yana Maksimava Result 13.97 1.89 14.09 25.43 5.99 42.33 2:13.37 6198 17
Points 983 1093 800 848 846 712 916

Badminton[edit]

Athlete Event Group Stage Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Alesia Zaitsava Women's singles  Nedelcheva (BUL)
L 7–21, 19–21
 Firdasari (INA)
L 10–21, 21–16, 14–21
3 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Vazgen Safaryants Lightweight BYE  Han S-C (KOR)
L 13–13+
Did not advance
Mikhail Dauhaliavets Light heavyweight  Hvodzyk (UKR)
L 10–18
Did not advance
Siarhei Karneyeu Heavyweight N/A  Castillo (ECU)
W 21–12
 Mammadov (AZE)
L 19–19+
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Sprint[edit]

Belarus has so far qualified boats for the following events

Men
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dzianis Harazha C-1 200 m 41.290 2 Q 41.427 2 FA 43.545 5
Aleh Yurenia K-1 1000 m 3:36.012 3 Q 3:29.825 2 FA 3:32.396 6
Aliaksandr Zhukovski C-1 1000 m 4:06.190 3 Q 3:54.002 4 FA 3:51.166 7
Aliaksandr Bahdanovich
Andrei Bahdanovich
C-2 1000 m 3:42.599 3 Q 3:36.540 2 FA 3:35.206 02 !2
Vadzim Makhneu
Raman Piatrushenka
K-2 200 m 33.129 1 Q 32.641 1 FA 34.266 02 !2
Women
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Marharyta Tsishkevich K-1 200 m 43.841 5 Q 43.033 8 Did not advance
K-1 500 m 2:01.216 6 Q DSQ Did not advance
Volha Khudzenka
Maryna Pautaran
K-2 500 m 1:44.568 4 Q 1:43.152 5 FB 1:44.407 9
Volha Khudzenka
Iryna Pamialova
Nadzeya Papok
Maryna Pautaran
K-4 500 m 1:33.676 3 Q 1:30.883 2 FA 1:31.400 03 !3

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

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Yauheni Hutarovich Men's road race 5:46:37 53
Vasil Kiryienka Men's road race Did not finish
Men's time trial 54:30.29 12
Branislau Samoilau Men's road race Did not finish
Alena Amialiusik Women's road race 3:35:36 15

Track[edit]

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
Olga Panarina Women's sprint 11.080
64.981
5  Lee H-j (KOR)
W 11.608
62.026
BYE  Krupeckaitė (LTU)
L
 Sullivan (CAN)
 Hansen (NZL)
W 11.443
62.920
 Pendleton (GBR)
L
Did not advance 5th place final
 Krupeckaitė (LTU)
 Guerra (CUB)
 Shulika (UKR)
L
8
Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time Rank Opponent
Results
Rank Opponent
Results
Rank
Alena Dylko
Maryia Lohvinava
Aksana Papko
Tatsiana Sharakova
Women's team pursuit 3:22.850 8 Q  New Zealand (NZL)
3:21.942
8  Germany (GER)
3:20.245
7
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st Round Repechage 2nd Round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank
Olga Panarina Women's keirin 6 R 5 Did not advance 15
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
Tatsiana Sharakova Women's omnium 14.701 12 28 2 15 3:38.301 5 12 36.748 13 59 9

Diving[edit]

Belarus has qualified in the following events.

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Timofei Hordeichik 10 m platform 350.05 31 Did not advance
Vadim Kaptur 420.60 21 Did not advance

Equestrian[edit]

Eventing
Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Aliaksandr Faminou Pasians Individual 63.78 68 52.80 116.50 57 34.00 150.50 52 Did not advance 150.50 52
Alena Tseliapushkina Passat 69.10 70 Eliminated Did not advance

Fencing[edit]

Belarus has qualified 3 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
Aliaksandr Buikevich Individual sabre BYE  Apithy (FRA)
W 15–11
 Dumitrescu (ROU)
L 6–15
Did not advance
Dmitri Lapkes BYE  Beaudry (CAN)
W 15–10
 Morehouse (USA)
L 13–15
Did not advance
Valery Pryiemka  Honeybone (GBR)
W 9–15
 Montano (ITA)
L 9–15
Did not advance
Aliaksandr Buikevich
Dmitri Lapkes
Aliaksei Likhacheuski
Valery Pryiemka
Team sabre N/A  Italy (ITA)
L 44–45
Classification semi-final
 Germany (GER)
L 40–45
7th place final
 United States (USA)
W 45–35
7

Football[edit]

Belarus men's football team qualified for the event after win a play-off of the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.[7]

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

Men's tournament[edit]

Team roster

The following is the Belarus squad in the men's football tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[8] view · talk

Coach: Georgi Kondratiev

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals 2012 club
1 1GK Hutar, AlyaksandrAlyaksandr Hutar (1989-04-18)18 April 1989 (aged 23) Belarus BATE Borisov
2 3MF Drahun, StanislawStanislaw Drahun* (c) (1988-06-04)4 June 1988 (aged 24) Belarus Dinamo Minsk
3 2DF Kuzmyanok, IharIhar Kuzmyanok (1990-07-06)6 July 1990 (aged 22) Belarus Gomel
4 2DF Palitsevich, SyarheySyarhey Palitsevich (1990-04-09)9 April 1990 (aged 22) Belarus Dinamo Minsk
5 3MF Baha, DzmitryDzmitry Baha (1990-01-04)4 January 1990 (aged 22) Belarus BATE Borisov
6 2DF Hawrylovich, AlyakseyAlyaksey Hawrylovich (1990-01-05)5 January 1990 (aged 22) Belarus Naftan Novopolotsk
7 2DF Vitus, MaksimMaksim Vitus (1989-02-11)February 11, 1989 (aged 23) Belarus Neman Grodno
8 4FW Kornilenko, SergeiSergei Kornilenko* (1983-06-14)14 June 1983 (aged 29) Russia Krylia Sovetov
9 4FW Khvashchynski, UladzimirUladzimir Khvashchynski (1990-05-10)10 May 1990 (aged 22) Belarus Dinamo Brest
10 3MF Bressan, RenanRenan Bressan* (1988-11-03)3 November 1988 (aged 23) Belarus BATE Borisov
11 4FW Varankow, AndreyAndrey Varankow (1989-02-08)8 February 1989 (aged 23) Belarus Neman Grodno
12 2DF Kazlow, AlyakseyAlyaksey Kazlow (1989-07-11)11 July 1989 (aged 23) Belarus Torpedo Zhodino
13 3MF Aleksiyevich, IllyaIllya Aleksiyevich (1991-02-10)10 February 1991 (aged 21) Belarus BATE Borisov
14 4FW Zubovich, YahorYahor Zubovich (1989-06-01)1 June 1989 (aged 23) Belarus Naftan Novopolotsk
15 3MF Salavey, ArtsyomArtsyom Salavey (1990-11-01)1 November 1990 (aged 21) Belarus Torpedo Zhodino
16 3MF Gordeichuk, MikhailMikhail Gordeichuk (1989-10-23)23 October 1989 (aged 22) Belarus Belshina Bobruisk
17 2DF Palyakow, DzyanisDzyanis Palyakow (1991-04-17)17 April 1991 (aged 21) Belarus BATE Borisov
18 1GK Shcharbakow, AndreyAndrey Shcharbakow (1991-01-31)31 January 1991 (aged 21) Belarus BATE Borisov
19 4FW Skavysh, MaksimMaksim Skavysh[9] (1989-11-13)13 November 1989 (aged 22) Belarus Belshina Bobruisk

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 9
 Egypt 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4
 Belarus 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
 New Zealand 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1
26 July 2012
19:45
v
Belarus  1–0  New Zealand
Baha Goal 45+1' Report
City of Coventry Stadium, Coventry
Attendance: 14,457[10]
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)
29 July 2012
15:00
v
Brazil  3–1  Belarus
Pato Goal 15'
Neymar Goal 65'
Oscar Goal 90+3'
Report Bressan Goal 8'
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 66,212[11]
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)
1 August 2012
14:30
v
Egypt  3–1  Belarus
Salah Goal 56'
Mohsen Goal 73'
Aboutrika Goal 79'
Report Varankow Goal 87'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 8,732[12]
Referee: Roberto García (Mexico)

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Dzmitry Kaspiarovich Vault N/A 16.333 N/A 16.333 9 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Nastassia Marachkouskaya Vault N/A 13.800 N/A 13.800 10 Did not advance
Balance beam N/A 13.558 13.800 35 Did not advance

Rhythmic[edit]

Belarus takes the silver medal in team-all around rhythmic gymnastics.
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Liubov Charkashyna Individual 28.050 28.400 27.450 26.550 110.450 5 Q 28.100 28.000 27.525 28.075 111.700 03 !3
Melitina Staniouta 27.500 26.700 27.600 26.875 108.675 12 Did not advance
Athlete Event Qualification Final
5 balls 3 ribbons
2 hoops
Total Rank 5 balls 3 ribbons
2 hoops
Total Rank
Maryna Hancharova
Anastasia Ivankova
Nataliya Leshchyk
Aliaksandra Narkevich
Ksenia Sankovich
Alina Tumilovich
Team 27.900 26.850 54.750 3 Q 27.825 27.675 55.500 02 !2

Trampoline[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Viachaslau Modzel Men's 103.880 12 Did not advance
Tatsiana Piatrenia Women's 104.755 3 55.670 5

Judo[edit]

Men
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
Yauhen Biadulin Men's −100 kg  Schmidt (ARG)
W 1001–0000
 Khaibulaev (RUS)
L 0003–0111
Did not advance
Ihar Makarau Men's +100 kg  El Shehaby (EGY)
W 0021–0002
 Kamikawa (JPN)
W 0011–0001
 Kim S-M (KOR)
L 0002–0011
Did not advance  Brayson (CUB)
W 1001–0000
 Tölzer (GER)
L 0001–1000
Did not advance 5

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Belarus has qualified four athletes in modern pentathlon.

Athlete Event Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Combined: shooting/running
(10 m air pistol)/(3000 m)
Total points Final rank
Results Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Penalties Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points
Dzmitry Meliakh Men's 17–18 =13 808 2:03.67 13 1316 172 31 1028 11:33.18 33 2228 5380 30
Stanislau Zhurauliou 20–15 =6 880 2:06.80 21 1280 80 19 1120 10:58.10 20 2368 5648 16
Anastasiya Prokopenko Women's 15–20 =25 760 2:28.50 33 1020 60 12 1140 11:06.00 OR 1 2336 5256 6
Hanna Vasilionak 16–19 =22 784 2:32.87 36 968 184 31 1016 12:49.61 29 1924 4692 32

Rowing[edit]

Belarus has qualified 2 boats.

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Aliaksandr Kazubouski
Vadzim Lialin
Dzainis Mihal
Stanislau Shcharbachenia
Four 5:53.26 3 SA/B BYE 6:05.26 5 FB 6:09.31 7
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ekaterina Karsten-Khodotovitch Single sculls 7:30.31 1 QF BYE 7:42.00 2 SA/B 7:44.94 3 FA 8:02.86 5

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

Sailing[edit]

Belarus has so far qualified 1 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*
Mikalai Zhukavets RS:X 26 22 23 14 26 16 27 21 DNF 28 EL 167 27
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Tatiana Drozdovskaya Laser Radial 10 7 23 16 16 13 19 16 DSQ 18 EL 138 15

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

Shooting[edit]

Belarus has ensured seven quota places in the shooting events at the Games.[13]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Vitali Bubnovich 50 m rifle 3 positions 1164 17 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 595 11 Did not advance
Illia Charheika 10 m air rifle 597 5 Q 698.6 7
Yury Dauhapolau 10 m air pistol 571 30 Did not advance
Andrei Kavalenka Trap 101 34 Did not advance
Andrei Kazak 50 m pistol 547 31 Did not advance
Kanstantsin Lukashyk 50 m pistol 547 30 Did not advance
10 m air pistol 582 11 Did not advance
Sergei Martynov 50 m rifle prone 600 1 Q 705.5 01 !1
Yury Shcherbatsevich 50 m rifle 3 positions 1171 4 Q 1267.3 8
50 m rifle prone 591 30 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Viktoria Chaika 25 m pistol 578 25 Did not advance
10 m air pistol 385 6 Q 485.2 5

Swimming[edit]

Belarus sent a total of 8 swimmers at the London games, after having achieved qualifying standards in their respective 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)):[14][15] Belarus left London with a remarkable milestone in swimming, winning only two silver medals by Aliaksandra Herasimenia in the women's 50 m freestyle and 100 m freestyle events, respectively.

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Pavel Sankovich 100 m backstroke 54.53 NR 18 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 53.47 33 Did not advance
Yury Suvorau 400 m individual medley 4:23.06 NR =26 N/A Did not advance
Yauhen Tsurkin 100 m freestyle 50.53 34 Did not advance
Uladzimir Zhyharau 1500 m freestyle 15:48.67 30 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Aliaksandra Herasimenia 50 m freestyle 24.76 5 Q 24.45 NR 2 Q 24.28 NR 02 !2
100 m freestyle 53.63 4 Q 53.78 7 Q 53.38 02 !2
100 m butterfly 58.50 13 Q 58.41 13 Did not advance
Sviatlana Khakhlova 50 m freestyle 25.36 20 Did not advance
Aksana Dziamidava
Aliaksandra Herasimenia
Sviatlana Khakhlova
Yuliya Khitraya
4×100 m freestyle relay 3:40.67 13 N/A Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Belarus has qualified two athletes for singles table tennis events. Based on their world rankings as of 16 May 2011 Vladimir Samsonov has qualified for the men's event and Viktoria Pavlovich for the women's.[16]

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
Vladimir Samsonov Men's singles BYE  Henzell (AUS)
W 4–3
 Zhang J (CHN)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Viktoria Pavlovich Women's singles BYE  Silbereisen (GER)
W 4–2
 Wang Y (SIN)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Aleksandra Privalova BYE  Xing H (CGO)
W 4–2
 Liu J (AUT)
L 2–4
Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Belarus has qualified three athletes for tennis events. After losing to U.S. tennis star Serena Williams in the semi-finals, Victoria Azarenka managed to win the bronze medal in the women's singles against Russia's Maria Kirilenko. The following day, Azarenka and her partner Max Mirnyi defeated Great Britain's Andy Murray, men's singles champion, and his partner Laura Robson to win the gold medal during the final match in the first ever mixed doubles event.[17] Azarenka and Mirnyi, not only claimed the title, but also set the nation's historical milestone to their sport.

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
Alexander Bury
Max Mirnyi
Men's doubles N/A  Bhupathi /
Bopanna (IND)
L 7–6(7-4), 6–7(7-4), 8-6
Did not advance
Victoria Azarenka Women's singles  Begu (ROU)
W 6–1, 3–6, 6–1
 Martínez (ESP)
W 6–1, 6–2
 Petrova (RUS)
W 7–6(8–6), 6–4
 Kerber (GER)
W 6–4, 7–5
 S. Williams (USA)
L 1–6, 2–6
 Kirilenko (RUS)
W 6–4, 6–3
03 !3
Victoria Azarenka
Max Mirnyi
Mixed doubles N/A  Kerber /
Petzschner (GER)
W 6–2, 6–2
 Paes /
Mirza (IND)
W 7–5, 7–6 (7–5)
 Raymond /
M. Bryan (USA)
W 3–6, 6–4, [10–7]
 Robson /
Murray (GBR)
W 2–6, 6–3, [10–8]
1 !1

Weightlifting[edit]

Belarus has qualified 4 men and 4 women.

Iryna Kulesha (right) won a bronze medal in the women's 75 kg division.
Men
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Andrei Rybakou −85 kg 175 DNF DNF
Mikalai Novikau 167 6 196 9 363 8
Aliaksandr Makaranka −94 kg 175 =7 209 11 384 10
Yauheni Zharnasek +105 kg 196 7 230 9 426 9
Women
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Nastassia Novikava −58 kg 103 =4 127 7 230 7
Dzina Sazanavets −69 kg 115 =1 141 4 256 4
Maryna Shkermankova 113 =4 143 =2 256 03 !3
Iryna Kulesha −75 kg 121 3 148 3 269 03 !3

Wrestling[edit]

Belarus has qualified eleven quotas.

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
Ali Shabanau −66 kg BYE  Frayer (USA)
W 3–0 PO
 Hasanov (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 10
Soslan Gattsiev −84 kg BYE  Louafi (ALG)
W 3–1 PP
 Zvirbulis (LAT)
W 3–1 PP
 Espinal (PUR)
L 1–3 PP
BYE  Marsagishvili (GEO)
L 1–3 PP
5
Ruslan Sheikhau −96 kg BYE  Gazyumov (AZE)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 17
Alexei Shemarov −120 kg BYE  Ligeti (HUN)
W 3–1 PP
 Dlagnev (USA)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 8
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
Elbek Tazhyieu −55 kg BYE  Hasegawa (JPN)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 16
Aliaksandr Kikiniou −74 kg BYE  Dilmukhamedov (KAZ)
W 3–0 PO
 Julfalakyan (ARM)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance BYE  Kobonov (KGZ)
W 3–0 PO
 Ahmadov (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
5
Alim Selimau −84 kg BYE  Khugayev (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance BYE  Gadzhiyev (KAZ)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 12
Tsimafei Dzeinichenka −96 kg  Abdelfatah (EGY)
W 3–1 PP
 Arusaar (EST)
W 3–1 PP
 Guri (BUL)
W 3–0 PO
 Totrov (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
BYE  Lidberg (SWE)
L 1–3 PO
5
Ioseb Chugoshvili −120 kg BYE  Nabi (EST)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance BYE  Banak (POL)
W 3–0 PO
 Eurén (SWE)
L 1–3 PP
5
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
Vanesa Kaladzinskaya −48 kg BYE  Eshimova (KAZ)
W 5–0 VT
 Huynh (CAN)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 8
Vasilisa Marzaliuk −72 kg  Zlateva (BUL)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance  Fransson (SWE)
W 3–1 PP
 Ali (CMR)
W 3–0 PO
 Unda (ESP)
L 0–3 PO
5

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