Rwanda at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Rwanda at the Olympic Games

Flag of Rwanda
IOC code  RWA
NOC Comité National Olympique et Sportif du Rwanda
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 7 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Adrien Niyonshuti[1]
Medals Gold
0
Silver
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Bronze
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Total
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Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

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

The Rwandan National Olympic and Sports Committee (French: Comité National Olympique et Sportif du Rwanda), sent the nation's largest team to the Games, after the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. A total of 7 athletes, 5 men and 2 women, competed in 4 sports. Among the sports played by the athletes, Rwanda also marked its Olympic debut in judo. Mountain biker and Rwandan Genocide survivor Adrien Niyonshuti was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.[2] Rwanda, however, has yet to win its first ever Olympic medal.

Athletics[edit]

Athletes from Rwanda 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):[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
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Robert Kajuga 10000 m 27:56.67 14
Jean Pierre Mvuyekure Marathon 2:30:19 79
Women
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Claudette Mukasakindi Marathon 2:51:07 101

Cycling[edit]

Adrien Niyonshuti in men's cross-country race

Rwanda has qualified a mountain cyclist based on their performance at the 2011 African Continental Mountain Bike Championship.[5] Niyonshuti finished in penultimate place, out of the 40 athletes who managed to complete the course.

Mountain biking[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Adrien Niyonshuti Men's cross-country 1:42:46 39

Judo[edit]

Rwanda's Fred Yannick Uwase was given an invitation to compete.[6] He was given a bye in the first round, but lost against Brazil's Bruno Mendonça in the round of 32.

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
Fred Yannick Uwase Men's −73 kg BYE  Mendonça (BRA)
L 0000–0100
Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Rwanda has gained two "Universality placse" from the FINA.[7]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jackson Niyomugabo 50 m freestyle 27.38 52 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Alphonsine Agahozo 50 m freestyle 30.72 58 Did not advance

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