Liberia at the 2012 Summer Olympics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Liberia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Liberia
IOC code  LBR
NOC Liberia National Olympic Committee
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 4 in 2 sports
Flag bearer Phobay Kutu-Akoi[1]
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

Liberia competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's eleventh appearance at the Olympics since its debut in 1956.

Four Liberian athletes were selected to the team, competing in athletics, and in judo for the first time. Among these athletes, American-born decathlete Jangy Addy only competed at his second consecutive Olympics. Sprinter Phobay Kutu-Akoi, a psychology graduate at the St. John's University in New York, was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.[2] Liberia, however, has yet to win its first ever Olympic medal.

Athletics[edit]

Liberian athletes have 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]

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
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Jangy Addy Result 10.89 6.90 14.97 1.93 48.64 14.23 45.61 4.20 50.36 5:08.14 7586 23
Points 885 790 788 740 878 945 779 673 594 514
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Phobay Kutu-Akoi 100 m BYE 11.52 6 Did not advance
Raasin McIntosh 400 m hurdles 57.39 6 N/A Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Liberia had 1 judoka invited, Liva Saryee.[5] However, Saryee did not compete, as he received a bye in the first round and did not start in the second round. It later transpired that Saryee had been proposed for selection by the national judo federation despite never having taken part in any judo competition and being unfamiliar with the rules of judo.[6]

Men
Athlete Event 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
Rank
Liva Saryee Men's −81 kg  Attaf (MAR)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance

References[edit]