Grenada at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Grenada at the Olympic Games

Flag of Grenada
IOC code  GRN
NOC The Grenada Olympic Committee
Website www.grenadaolympic.com
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 10 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Kirani James (opening)
Neisha Bernard-Thomas (closing)
Medals
Rank: 50
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

Grenada competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's eighth consecutive appearance at the Olympics. Few weeks before the Games, Grenadian athletes trained at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre near Horsham, West Sussex.

Grenada Olympic Committee sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games, with a total of 10 athletes (6 men and 4 women), competing in 4 different sports. Taekwondo jin Andrea St. Bernard, who competed for the nation's Olympic debut in her sport, was the oldest athlete of the team, at age 32. Track runner and world junior champion Kirani James, the youngest athlete at age 19, was Grenada's flag bearer at the opening ceremony, and subsequently, became the nation's first Olympic medalist when he took the gold medal in the Men's 400 metres.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Kirani James Athletics Men's 400 metres 6 August

Athletics[edit]

Athletes from Grenada 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):[2][3]

Men's 100 m[edit]

Paul Williams was the only Grenadan participant in the 2012 Olympic Men's 100m sprint event. He participated in the fifth heat of the 4 August qualification match against seven other competitors, including Jamaican finalist Asafa Powell. Williams ran his event in 10.65 seconds, ranking seventh place. He completed the event 0.61 seconds slower than Jamaican runner Asafa Powell, who ranked first in the heat. Overall, Williams ranked 54th out of the 65 athletes who ranked in the qualification round. Ryan Bailey of the United States of America, who ranked first in the qualification round, was 0.77 seconds faster than Williams, who did not advance to further rounds.

Men's 400 m[edit]

Grenada sent two athletes, Rondell Bartholomew and Kirani James, as part of their delegation to represent it in the Men's 400m sprint. James won the country's first Olympic gold in a personal best of 43.94 seconds. He becomes the eighth fastest man in history over one lap and sets a new national record. Bartholomew did pull out of the race, so he didn't progress to do the heat.

Women's 200 m[edit]

Grenada sent Janelle Redhead, as part of their delegation to represent it in the Women's 200m sprint. Redhead participated in the second heat during the 6 August qualification round, ranking third of nine athletes. Redhead earned a time of 23.08  seconds. Overall, Redhead ranked 22th[clarification needed] of 57 athletes. She did progress to the quarterfinals.

Women's 400 m[edit]

Kanika Beckles was the only Grenadan participant in the 2012 Olympic women's 400m sprint event. Beckles did not start the race, so she didn't progress to do the heat

Records[edit]

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
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Rondell Bartholomew 400 m DNS N/A Did not advance
Kirani James 45.23 1 Q N/A 44.59 1 Q 43.94 1st
Joel Redhead 200 m 21.22 8 N/A Did not advance
Paul Williams 100 m BYE 10.65 7 Did not advance
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Kurt Felix Result 11.12 7.63 13.28 2.05 50.17 DNS DNF
Points 834 967 684 850 807 0
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Kanika Beckles 400 m DNS Did not advance
Neisha Bernard-Thomas 800 m 2:03.23 6 q 2:00.68 8 Did not advance
Janelle Redhead 200 m 23.08 3 Q 23.51 8 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Esau Simpson was the sole Grenadan participant in the 2012 Olympic Men's 100 metre freestyle. He participated in the second heat of the 31 July qualification round. Simpson finished his event in 53.26 seconds, ranking first among the other competitors in his heat. Overall, Simpson was ranked 43rd, of the 49 athletes who swam in the qualification round. As a result, Esau Simpson did not advance to any further rounds of competition.[4]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Esau Simpson 100 m freestyle 53.26 43 Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Grenanda has qualified 1 woman.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Andrea St. Bernard Women's −67 kg  Tatar (TUR)
L 1–5
Did not advance  McPherson (USA)
L 2–15
Did not advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kirani James wins 400, first gold for Grenada". USA Today. 6 August 2012. Retrieved 4 September 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. ^ Men's 100m Freestyle

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