Portugal at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Portugal at the Olympic Games

Flag of Portugal
IOC code  POR
NOC Olympic Committee of Portugal
Website www.comiteolimpicoportugal.pt (Portuguese)
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 77 in 13 sports
Flag bearer Telma Monteiro (opening)[1]
Fernando Pimenta (closing)[2]
Medals
Rank: 69
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Portugal competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics, held in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This nation celebrated its centennial anniversary in the Olympics, having participated at every games since 1912. The Olympic Committee of Portugal sent a total of 77 athletes to the Games, 45 men and 32 women, to compete in 13 sports. Despite having the same number of athletes as in Beijing Portugal did not qualify athletes in archery, fencing, and taekwondo.[3]

Thirty-eight of the Portuguese athletes had competed in Beijing, including sailor Gustavo Lima, who finished fourth in men's Laser class, and race walker Ana Cabecinha, who set a national record for her sporting event. Windsurfer and multiple-time European champion João Rodrigues became the first Portuguese athlete to compete in six Olympic games. Meanwhile, former middle-distance runner Luís Feiteira made his Olympic comeback in London to compete in the men's marathon after a sixteen-year absence. Pistol shooter João Costa, at age 47, was the oldest athlete on the team, while breaststroke swimmer Ana Rodrigues was the youngest at age 18. Judoka Telma Monteiro, who claimed two titles each in World Cup, and in the European championships, became Portugal's first female flag bearer at the opening ceremony since 1996.

Portugal left London with only a silver medal, won by sprint kayak pair Emanuel Silva and Fernando Pimenta. This was considered the nation's worst Olympic games since 1992, following a poor performance among the athletes, and the absence of former Olympic medalists in the team because of sustained injuries. Notable absences included the defending champion Nelson Évora in the men's triple jump, triathlete Vanessa Fernandes, former medalists Francis Obikwelu and Rui Silva, and long jumper Naide Gomes.[3]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Pimenta, FernandoFernando Pimenta
Silva, EmanuelEmanuel Silva
Canoeing Men's K-2 1000 m 8 August

Athletics[edit]

The following athletes have achieved qualifying standards in athletics events (up to a maximum of three athletes per event with the 'A' Standard, and one athlete per event with the 'B' Standard):[4][5]

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 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
João Almeida 110 m hurdles 13.69 6 Did not advance
Arnaldo Abrantes 200 m 20.88 5 Did not advance
Luis Feiteira[6] Marathon N/A 2:19:40 48
Pedro Isidro[6] 50 km walk N/A 3:58:59 40
Jorge Paula 400 m hurdles 51.40 8 Did not advance
Alberto Paulo 3000 m steeplechase 8:40.74 12 N/A Did not advance
Rui Pedro Silva Marathon N/A DNF
João Vieira 20 km walk N/A 1:20:41 11
50 km walk N/A DNF
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Marcos Chuva Long jump 7.55 28 Did not advance
Marco Fortes Shot put 20.07 15 Did not advance
Edi Maia Pole vault 5.20 24 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Jéssica Augusto Marathon N/A 2:25:11 7
Vera Barbosa 400 m hurdles 55.22 NR 3 Q 56.27 7 Did not advance
Marisa Barros Marathon N/A 2:26:13 13
Ana Cabecinha 20 km walk N/A 1:28:03 9
Clarisse Cruz 3000 m steeplechase 9:30.06 5 q N/A 9:32.44 11
Ana Dulce Félix 10000 m N/A DNS
Marathon N/A 2:28:12 21
Inês Henriques 20 km walk N/A 1:29:54 15
Sara Moreira 5000 m DNS N/A Did not advance
10000 m N/A 31:16.44 14
Vera Santos 20 km walk N/A 1:35:51 49
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Patricia Mamona Triple jump 14.11 13 Did not advance
Irina Rodrigues Discus throw 57.23 32 Did not advance
Vânia Silva Hammer throw 62.81 35 Did not advance
Maria Leonor Tavares Pole vault 4.10 =31 Did not advance

Badminton[edit]

Athlete Event Group Stage Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Pedro Martins Men's singles  Gade (DEN)
L 21–14, 21–8
N/A 2 Did not advance
Telma Santos Women's singles  Jayasinghe (SRI)
W 21–9, 21–11
 Inthanon (THA)
L 21–12, 21–6
2 Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Fernando Pimenta
Emanuel Silva
K-2 200 m DNS Did not advance
K-2 1000 m 3:13.710 2 Q 3:14.017 3 FA 3:09.699 2
Women
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Teresa Portela K-1 200 m 42.673 3 Q 41.562 3 FA 46.549 8
K-1 500 m 1:51.887 2 Q 1:53.064 3 FB 1:53.597 11
Beatriz Gomes
Joana Vasconcelos
K-2 500 m 1:44.660 2 Q 1:43.305 3 FA 1:44.924 6
Beatriz Gomes
Teresa Portela
Helena Rodrigues
Joana Vasconcelos
K-4 500 m 1:32.785 2 FA Bye 1:33.453 6

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

Cycling[edit]

David Rosa in the men's cross-country race

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Manuel Cardoso Men's road race 5:46:37 49
Rui Costa 5:46:05 13
Nelson Oliveira Men's road race 5:46:37 69
Men's time trial 54:41.57 18

Mountain biking[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
David Rosa Men's cross-country 1:33:50 23

Equestrian[edit]

Dressage[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
Gonçalo Carvalho Rubi Individual 71.520 22 Q 74.222 13 Q 74.643 80.571 77.607 16

Jumping[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank
Luciana Diniz Lennox Individual 8 =60 Q 0 8 =31 Q 4 12 =26 Q 1 =7 Q 9 10 =17

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Manuel Campos All-around 14.166 12.500 14.433 14.200 14.400 13.200 82.899 35 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Zoi Mafalda Marques de Lima All-around 12.033 13.566 11.766 12.266 49.631 53 Did not advance

Trampoline[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Diogo Ganchinho Men's 61.440 15 Did not advance
Ana Rente Women's 100.275 11 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

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
João Pina Men's −73 kg Bye  Soroka (UKR)
L 0011–0102
Did not advance
Joana Ramos Women's −52 kg N/A Bye  Gneto (FRA)
L 0000–1001
Did not advance
Telma Monteiro Women's −57 kg N/A  Malloy (USA)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance
Yahima Ramirez Women's −78 kg N/A  Gibbons (GBR)
L 0100–0000
Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Pedro Fraga
Nuno Mendes
Lightweight double sculls 6:37.91 2 SA/B Bye 6:37.99 3 FA 6:44.80 5

Qualification legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
João Rodrigues RS:X 20 16 9 11 23 7 25 22 20 3 EL 132 14
Gustavo Lima Laser 21 24 27 35 13 18 3 20 34 13 EL 173 22
Álvaro Marinho
Miguel Nunes
470 12 2 16 5 11 7 17 3 10 28 10 93 8
Afonso Domingos
Frederico Melo
Star 14 15 15 16 9 10 7 14 10 14 EL 108 15
Women
Fleet racing
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Carolina Mendelblatt RS:X Did not compete[Note 1]
Sara Carmo Laser Radial 32 22 17 20 27 20 32 38 28 24 EL 222 28
Match racing
Athlete Event Round Robin Rank Knockouts Rank

FRA

FIN

USA

GBR

NZL

RUS

SWE

NED

ESP

DEN

AUS
Q-final S-final Final
Rita Gonçalves
Mariana Lobato
Diana Neves
Elliott 6m L L L L L L W L L L L 11 Did not advance
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 M*
Francisco Andrade
Bernardo Freitas
49er 7 2 10 9 10 6 13 5 8 12 9 10 5 14 15 14 134 8

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race;

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
João Costa[8] 10 m air pistol 583 8 Q 682.3 7
50 m pistol 559 9 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Joana Castelão 10 m air pistol 381 15 Did not advance
25 m pistol 571 33 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Portuguese swimmers have achieved qualifying standards in the swimming events (up to a maximum of two swimmers per event with the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially one with the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[9][10]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Carlos Almeida 100 m breaststroke 1:01.40 25 Did not advance
Diogo Carvalho 200 m individual medley 2:00.40 18 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:23.06 26 N/A Did not advance
Arseniy Lavrentyev 10 km open water N/A 1:51:37.2 19
Simão Morgado 100 m butterfly 53.26 32 Did not advance
Pedro Oliveira 200 m backstroke 1:58.83 NR 20 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 1:58.45 22 Did not advance
Tiago Venâncio 200 m freestyle 1:52.36 34 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sara Oliveira 100 m butterfly 1:00.44 36 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 2:11.54 24 Did not advance
Ana Rodrigues 100 m breaststroke 1:10.62 35 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

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
Marcos Freitas Men's singles Bye  Lin J (DOM)
W 4–0
 Oh S-E (KOR)
L 0–4
Did not advance
João Monteiro Bye  Henzell (AUS)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Tiago Apolónia
Marcos Freitas
João Monteiro
Men's team N/A  Great Britain (GBR)
W 3–0
 South Korea (KOR)
L 2–3
Did not advance
Lei Huang Mendes Women's singles Bye  Komwong (THA)
L 3–4
Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Portugal has qualified the following athletes.

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Bruno Pais Men's 18:57 0:42 58:44 0:29 32:30 1:51:22 41
João Silva 17:22 0:36 58:54 0:26 30:33 1:47:51 9

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mendelblatt did not show up for the first day of women's RS:X competition, justifying her absence to Mário Santos, the Portuguese chef de mission, due to "personal and medical reasons". Unable to be contacted for further enquiries and explanations, Santos cancelled Mendelblatt's accreditation.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Telma Monteiro será a porta-estandarte da Missão Olímpica Londres 2012 na cerimónia de abertura dos Jogos". missaolondres2012.pt. Olympic Committee of Portugal. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fernando Pimenta será o porta-estandarte da Missão Olímpica Londres 2012 na cerimónia de encerramento dos Jogos". missaolondres2012.pt. Olympic Committee of Portugal. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Missão Olímpica para os Jogos de Londres está oficialmente fechada" [Olympic delegation for the London Games is officially closed] (in Portuguese). Olympic Committee of Portugal. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  5. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS, IAAF, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  6. ^ a b "Pedro Isidro e Luis Feiteira integrados na Missão Londres 2012" (in Portuguese). Olympic Committee of Portugal. 23 July 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  7. ^ Robinson, Georgina (31 July 2012). "Mystery surrounds withdrawal of Portuguese windsurfer". Brisbane Times (Brisbane, Australia). Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Quota places by Nation and Name". ISSF. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  10. ^ FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION – Swimming, FINA, retrieved 18 September 2011