Papua New Guinea at the 2012 Summer Paralympics

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Papua New Guinea at the Paralympic Games

Flag of Papua New Guinea
IPC code  PNG
NPC Papua New Guinea Paralympic Committee
At the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London
Competitors 2 in 2 sports
Flag bearer Francis Kompaon
Medals Gold
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Silver
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Bronze
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Paralympic history (summary)
Summer Games

Papua New Guinea participated in the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, United Kingdom, from August 29 to September 9, 2012.[1][2][3]

At the previous Games, in 2008, sprinter Francis Kompaon had won Papua New Guinea's first ever Paralympic medal, a silver in the men's 100m, T46 category.[4] He qualified for the 2012 Games. The only other qualified athlete for London was Timothy Harabe, in powerlifting in the men's 75 kg event.[5][6]

As in 2008, Francis Kompaon was selected as his country's flag-bearer during the Games' opening ceremony.[7]

Papua New Guinea did not win a medal at these Games.

Athletics[edit]

Francis Kompaon competed in the men's 100m and 200m T46.[6]

In the 200m, he finished sixth (of eight) in his heat, with a new personal best of 23.05.[8]

In the 100m, he finished third (of seven) in heat 2, qualifying for the final as the fastest loser overall with a personal best time of 11.21 (fifth fastest overall over the three heats). In the final, however, he was unable to repeat his Beijing performance; he "injured his hamstring near the finish line" and finished seventh (of eight) in 12.28.[9][10]

Men’s Track and Road Events
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Francis Kompaon 100m T46 11.21 3 q 12.28 7
200m T46 23.05 6 Did not advance

Powerlifting[edit]

Timothy Harabe competed in the men's 75kg event.[6]

He lifted 160 kg, finishing 10th (out of 13).[11]

Men
Athlete Event Result Rank
Timothy Harabe -75kg 160 kg 10

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