Brunei at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Brunei at the Olympic Games

Flag of Brunei
IOC code  BRU
NOC Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 3 in 2 sports
Flag bearer Maziah Mahusin[1] (opening)
Anderson Lim (closing)
Medals Gold
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

Brunei competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012.

Brunei was the only member country of the International Olympic Committee not to participate in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing; it had intended to do so, but was expelled on the day of the opening ceremony after failing to register any athletes.[2] The country thus made its return to the Olympic Games in 2012.

In the months prior to the London Games, Brunei attracted some media attention as it was pointed out that it was one of only three countries—along with Saudi Arabia and Qatar—never to have sent a female athlete to the Olympics. The International Olympic Committee said it would "press" all three countries to do so, and in March 2012 Brunei submitted its list of eligible athletes, which included a woman, nineteen year-old hurdler and 400-metre runner Maziah Mahusin. Although Mahusin was unlikely to meet the qualifying standards for the Games, she would be able to compete thanks to the Olympics' principle of universality, which states that "NOCs have the possibility of entering unqualified athletes in athletics and swimming should they not have athletes qualified in these sports".[3][4] Brunei subsequently confirmed Mahusin would be part of its delegation.[5] Brunei, however, has yet to earn its first Olympic medal.


  • 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
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ak Hafiy Tajuddin Rositi 400 m 48.67 8 Did not advance
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Maziah Mahusin 400 m 59.28 NR 6 Did not advance


Brunei has gained an "Universality place" from the FINA.[6]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Anderson Lim 200 m freestyle 2:02.26 NR 40 Did not advance

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Staff (19 July 2012). "Big leap for Arab women at the London Olympics". Gulf News. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Brunei expelled from Olympics' opening ceremony", Associated Press, 8 August 2008
  3. ^ "Brunei to Send Its First Female Athlete to the Olympics", International Herald Tribune, 21 March 2012
  4. ^ "Games of the XXX Olympiad, London 2012 Tripartite Commission: Invitation Places: Information Paper for NOCs", International Olympic Committee
  5. ^ "Saudi Arabia to let women compete in Olympics for first time". CNN. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "FINA Universality Places". FINA. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.