Estonia at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Estonia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Estonia
IOC code  EST
NOC Estonian Olympic Committee
Website www.eok.ee (Estonian)
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 47 in 13 sports
Officials 28
Flag bearer Martin Padar (opening)
Gerd Kanter (closing)
Medals
Rank: 46
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
2
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Other related appearances
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Estonia competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, People's Republic of China. This is a list of the results of all Estonian athletes who qualified for the Olympics and were nominated by Estonian Olympic Committee. The Estonian delegation, the largest in the nation's Olympic history,[1] marched into the Beijing National Olympic stadium as the 160th nation, before Haiti and after Ireland delegations during the opening ceremony. Estonia was represented in the Beijing Olympic Games by 47 athletes in total of 13 different sporting events. Jüri Jaanson, who competed at his sixth Olympics, was the oldest and most experienced team member, at age 43.[2]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Kanter, GerdGerd Kanter Athletics Men's discus throw
 Silver Jaanson, JüriJüri Jaanson
Tõnu Endrekson
Rowing Men's double sculls

Athletics[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for a

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
Tiidrek Nurme 1500 m 3:38.59 NR 9 Did not advance
Pavel Loskutov Marathon N/A 2:39:01 75
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Märt Israel Discus throw 61.98 14 Did not advance
Gerd Kanter 64.66 5 Q 68.82 1
Mihkel Kukk Javelin throw 75.56 21 Did not advance
Taavi Peetre Shot put 19.57 26 Did not advance
Aleksander Tammert Discus throw 63.10 10 q 61.38 12
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Mikk Pahapill Result 11.15 7.04 14.36 2.11 50.90 14.51 49.35 4.80 67.07 4:47.03 8178 11
Points 827 823 750 906 774 910 857 849 845 637
Andres Raja Result 10.89 7.29 14.79 1.96 48.98 14.06 39.83 4.80 67.16 4:49.60 8118 13
Points 885 883 777 767 862 967 661 849 846 621
Women
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Moonika Aava Javelin throw 56.94 26 Did not advance
Ksenija Balta Long jump 6.38 27 Did not advance
Anna Iljuštšenko High jump 1.89 21 Did not advance
Kaire Leibak Triple jump 14.19 11 q 14.13 10
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Kaie Kand Result 14.47 1.65 12.91 25.49 5.75 42.51 2:13.36 5677 33*
Points 913 795 721 842 774 716 916

* The athlete who finished in second place, Lyudmila Blonska of the Ukraine, tested positive for a banned substance.[3] Both the A and the B tests were positive, therefore Blonska was stripped of her silver medal, and Kand moved up a position.

Badminton[edit]

Estonia had qualified two berths in men's and women's badminton events.

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
Raul Must Men's singles  Wacha (POL)
L 14–21, 15–21
Did not advance
Kati Tolmoff Women's singles  Magee (IRL)
L 21–18, 18–21, 19–21
Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Estonia had qualified three quota places in road cycling. For the first time in Olympic history, it also sent its first female road cyclist. Rein Taaramäe, who finished seventeenth in men's road race, achieved the best result for the nation's sport.

Athlete Event Time Rank
Tanel Kangert Men's road race 6:36:48 69
Rein Taaramäe Men's road race 6:30:49 48
Men's time trial 1:05:47 17
Grete Treier Women's road race 3:33:17 30

Track[edit]

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Round 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)
Rank
Daniel Novikov Men's sprint 11.187
64.360
21 Did not advance

Fencing[edit]

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
Nikolai Novosjolov Individual épée  Nabil (EGY)
W 15–8
 Jeannet (FRA)
L 14–15
Did not advance

Gymnastics[edit]

Rhythmic[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Rope Hoop Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Rope Hoop Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Irina Kikkas Individual 15.650 15.225 15.700 16.200 62.775 20 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Martin Padar Men's +100 kg BYE  Kim S-B (KOR)
W 1100–0000
 Schlitter (BRA)
L 0000–0010
Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Andrei Jämsä Single sculls 7:48.20 4 QF N/A 7:05.48 4 SC/D 7:16.38 2 FC 7:19.60 17
Tõnu Endrekson
Jüri Jaanson
Double sculls 6:27.95 3 SA/B BYE N/A 6:21.11 2 FA 6:29.05 2
Igor Kuzmin
Vladimir Latin
Allar Raja
Kaspar Taimsoo
Quadruple sculls 5:42.22 4 R 6:01.46 1 SA/B N/A 5:54.57 4 FB 5:48.12 9

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]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Johannes Ahun RS:X 35 34 32 34 31 30 29 25 30 28 EL 273 33
Deniss Karpak Laser 16 20 41 37 38 2 4 35 14 CAN EL 166 25

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

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Andrei Inešin Skeet 115 18 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Martti Aljand 100 m breaststroke 1:02.46 NR 45 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:16.52 46 Did not advance
Danil Haustov 100 m freestyle 50.92 51 Did not advance
Martin Liivamägi 200 m individual medley 2:03.56 35 Did not advance
Miko Mälberg 50 m freestyle 22.37 NR 25 Did not advance
Andres Olvik 200 m backstroke 2:03.66 40 Did not advance
Vladimir Sidorkin 200 m freestyle 1:51.27 NR 45 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Triin Aljand 50 m freestyle 25.29 21 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 56.10 33 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 59.43 NR 32 Did not advance
Elina Partõka 200 m freestyle 2:00.64 NR 28 Did not advance
Anna-Liisa Põld 400 m individual medley 4:58.21 35 N/A Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

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
Maret Ani Women's singles  Šafářová (CZE)
L 4–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Kaia Kanepi  Pennetta (ITA)
W 6–2, 7–6(8–6)
 Razzano (FRA)
W 6–4, 7–5
 Li N (CHN)
L 6–4, 2–6, 0–6
Did not advance
Maret Ani
Kaia Kanepi
Women's doubles N/A  Azarenka /
Poutchek (BLR)
L 2–6, 2–6
Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Marko Albert Men's 18:09 0:29 59:12 0:29 35:54 1:54:13.58 41

Volleyball[edit]

Beach[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Kristjan Kais
Rivo Vesik
Men's Pool A
 HerreraMesa (ESP)
L 0 – 2 (18–21, 21–23)
 WuXu (CHN)
L 1 – 2 (21–15, 11–21, 13–15)
 GoschHorst (AUT)
L 1 – 2 (16–21, 21–18, 12–15)
4 Did not advance

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