Papua New Guinea at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Papua New Guinea at the Olympic Games

Flag of Papua New Guinea
IOC code  PNG
NOC Papua New Guinea Sports Federation and Olympic Committee
Website www.oceaniasport.com/png
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 8 in 5 sports
Flag bearer Toea Wisil (opening)
Steven Kari (closing)
Medals Gold
0
Silver
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Bronze
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Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

Papua New Guinea competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's ninth appearance at the Olympics. Papua New Guinea has appeared at every Summer Olympics since 1976, except the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow because of its partial support to the United States boycott.

Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC) sent a total of 8 athletes to the Games, an equal share between men and women, to compete in 5 different sports. Swimmer Ryan Pini, who competed at his third Olympics, emerged as the nation's most successful athlete in history, after finishing eighth from Beijing in the men's butterfly event. Sprinter Toea Wisil, who dominated the preliminary standings in London, was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony. Among the sports played by the athletes, Papua New Guinea marked its Olympic debut in judo.

Papua New Guinea, however, has yet to win its first ever Olympic medal.

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 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
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Nelson Stone 400 m 46.71 6 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Toea Wisil 100 m 11.60 1 Q 11.27 4 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Papau New Guinea has qualified 1 judoka

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
Raymond Ovinou Men's −66 kg BYE  Nazaryan (ARM)
L 0000–0100
Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

One swimmer from Papua New Guinea had further achieved qualifying standards in one event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT).[1][2] Papua New Guinea also has gained two "Universality places" from the FINA.[3]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ryan Pini 100 m butterfly 52.68 24 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Judith Meauri 50 m freestyle 27.84 47 Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Papua New Guinea has qualified one quota place in Taekwondo.[4]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
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Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Theresa Tona Women's −49 kg  Kasahara (JPN)
L 0–12 PTG
Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Papua New Guinea has earned a quota in the men's and women's event.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Steven Kari Men's −85 kg 140 18 180 15 320 15
Dika Toua Women's −53 kg 79 15 95 14 174 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  2. ^ FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION – Swimming, FINA, retrieved 8 June 2011 
  3. ^ "FINA Universality Places". FINA. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Oceania Taekwondo Qualification Tournament wrapped up with great success". World Taekwondo Federation. 11 September 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2011.