Kuwait at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Kuwait at the Olympic Games

Flag of Kuwait
IOC code  KUW
NOC Kuwait Olympic Committee
Website www.kuwaitolympic.com (Arabic) (English)
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 10 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Fehaid Al-Deehani
Medals
Rank: 79
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

Kuwait competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's twelfth consecutive appearance at the Olympics.

On May 24, the International Olympic Committee announced that Kuwaiti athletes would compete under the Olympic flag, as Independent Olympic Athletes, at the Olympics due to two-year suspension of the Kuwait Olympic Committee.[1] On July 14, Kuwaiti athletes were allowed to participate under their own flag, after the suspension was lifted.[2]

Kuwait Olympic Committee sent a total of 10 athletes to the Games, 8 men and 2 women, to compete in 4 different sports. Trap shooter Fehaid Al-Deehani, who participated at his sixth Olympics as the team's most experienced member, reprised his role to be Kuwait's flag bearer at the opening ceremony. He also set the nation's historical milestone, as the first Kuwaiti athlete to win more than a single medal in Olympic history.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Bronze Fehaid Al-Deehani Shooting Men's trap 6 August

Athletics[edit]

Kuwaiti athletes 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):[3][4]

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Fawaz Al-Shammari 110 m hurdles 14.00 7 Did not advance
Mohammad Al-Azemi 800 m DSQ Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Ali Al-Zinkawi Hammer throw 73.40 18 Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Kuwait has ensured berths in the following events of shooting:[5]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Fehaid Al-Deehani Trap 124 2 Q 145 3rd
Double trap 140 3 Q 185 4
Abdullah Al-Rashidi Skeet 116 21 Did not advance
Talal Al-Rashidi Trap 116 26 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Maryam Erzouqi 50 m rifle 3 positions 564 44 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 393 28 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Kuwaiti swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[6][7]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Yousef Al-Askari 200 m butterfly 2:05.41 36 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Faye Sultan 50 m freestyle 27.92 48 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Kuwait has qualified one athlete.

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
Ibrahem Al-Hasan Men's singles  Idowu (CGO)
W 4–2
 Drinkhall (GBR)
L 0–4
Did not advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ IOC Executive Board meeting comes to a close in Quebec, IOC, 25 May 2011, retrieved 19 July 2011 
  2. ^ All 204 NOCs to compete in London, IOC, 16 July 2011, retrieved 19 July 2011 
  3. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  4. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS, IAAF, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  5. ^ "Quota places by nation and name.". International Shooting Sport Federation. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  7. ^ FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION – Swimming, FINA, retrieved 8 June 2011 

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