Qatar at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Qatar at the Olympic Games

Flag of Qatar
IOC code  QAT
NOC Qatar Olympic Committee
Website www.qatarolympics.org (English) (Arabic)
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 12 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Bahiya Al-Hamad (opening)
Mohammed Bakhet (closing)
Medals
Rank: 75
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
2
Total
2
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

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

Following the 2008 Summer Olympics, Qatar, along with Saudi Arabia and Brunei, was one of only three countries never have sent a female athlete to the Olympic Games. In 2010, however, the Qatar Olympic Committee announced that it "hoped to send up to four female athletes in shooting and fencing" to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[1][2] In early 2012, it was reported that Qatari female swimmer Nada Arkaji and sprinter Noor Al-Malki had each received a wildcard invitation from the International Olympic Committee to compete at the Olympics.[3] Qatar later announced, it would be including four female competitors in its delegation: Nada Arkaji, Noor Al-Malki, Bahiya Al-Hamad in rifle shooting; and Aya Majdi in table tennis. Bahiya Al-Hamad set the nation's historic record as the first Qatari female flag bearer at the opening ceremony.[4][5]

This was Qatar's most successful Olympics after 12 years, winning a total of two Olympic medals. Skeet shooter Nasser Al-Attiyah, and high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim both claimed bronze medals for the first time in their respective sporting events.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Bronze Nasser Al-Attiyah Shooting Men's skeet 31 July
 Bronze Mutaz Essa Barshim Athletics Men's high jump 7 August

Athletics[edit]

Qatari 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):[6][7]

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
Mohamad Al-Garni 1500 m 3:39.67 5 Q 3:36.78 9 Did not advance
Mohammed Abduh Bakhet Marathon N/A 2:25:17 68
Musaeb Abdulrahman Balla 800 m 1:46.37 2 Q 1:47.52 7 Did not advance
Hamza Driouch 1500 m 3:39.67 2 Q 3:49.40 11 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Mutaz Essa Barshim High jump 2.26 =8 q 2.29 3
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Noor Al-Malki 100 m DNF Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Qatar has ensured berths in the following events of shooting:[8]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Rashid Al-Athba Trap 121 10 Did not advance
Double trap 136 7 Did not advance
Nasser Al-Attiyah Skeet 121 4 144 S/O 6 3
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Bahiya Al-Hamad 50 m rifle 3 positions 555 46 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 395 17 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Qatar has qualified one athlete and also gained an "Universality place" from the FINA.[9]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Ahmed Atari 400 m individual medley 5:21.30 36 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Nada Arkaji 50 m freestyle 30.89 58 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Qatar selected one female athlete by wild card.

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
Aya Majdi Women's singles  Zhang M (CAN)
L 0–4
Did not advance

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