Ghana at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Ghana at the Olympic Games

Flag of Ghana
IOC code  GHA
NOC Ghana Olympic Committee
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 9 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Maxwell Amponsah
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

*As the Gold Coast

Winter Games

Ghana competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's thirteenth appearance at the Olympics, except for three different editions. Ghana did not attend in two Olympic games (1976 and 1980) because of the African and United States boycott.

Ghana Olympic Committee sent a total of 9 athletes, 6 men and 3 women, to compete in 4 sports, sharing the same record with Beijing. Half of its team had competed at their first Olympic games; sprinter Vida Anim, on the other hand, was the first Ghanaian female athlete to participate in her fourth Olympics. Heavyweight boxer and African champion Maxwell Amponsah, who later withdrew from the Games because of sustained injuries, was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.[1] Ghana, however, failed to win an Olympic medal in London since its last time at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

Athletics[edit]

Ghanaian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of three athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and one 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
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Ignisious Gaisah Long jump 7.79 18 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Vida Anim 200 m 23.71 8 Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 LJ JT 800 Final Rank
Margaret Simpson Result Withdrew due to injury
Points

Boxing[edit]

Ghana qualified a total of four boxers.[4] Heavyweight boxer Maxwell Amponsah withdrew from the Games after failing to recover from an injury sustained during a qualification match months before the competition.[1]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Tetteh Sulemanu Light flyweight  Ortíz (PUR)
L 6–20
Did not advance
Duke Akueteh Micah Flyweight  Lavigilante (MRI)
W 18–14
 Conlan (IRL)
L 8–19[5]
Did not advance
Isaac Zion Kojo Dogboe Bantamweight  Shimizu (JPN)
L 9–10
Did not advance
Maxwell Amponsah Heavyweight N/A Retired

Judo[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 64 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
Opposition
Result
Rank
Emmanuel Nartey Men's −73 kg BYE  Elmont (NED)
L 0003–0111
Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Ghana has qualified 1 athlete.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Alberta Ampomah Women's +75 kg 73 14 101 12 174 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Associated Press (29 July 2012). Ghana boxer and flagbearer Maxwell Amponsah out of Olympics, not recovered from broken jaw, The Washington Post. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  3. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS, IAAF, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  4. ^ "Final African Olympic Quota Places revealed". AIBA. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Duke Micah - Events and results". Official London 2012 website. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 

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