Samoa at the 2012 Summer Paralympics
|Samoa at the Paralympic Games|
|At the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London|
|Competitors||2 in 1 sport|
|Flag bearer||Milo Toleafoa|
|Paralympic history (summary)|
The country was represented by two athletes, both in track and field. Both received a wild card invitation to the Games. Sprinter Milo Toleafoa was the country's flag-bearer during the Games' opening ceremony.
Samoa did not win a medal at these Games.
Milo Toleafoa competed in the men's 400m T38 (cerebral palsy, with a comparatively low level of disability). Toleafoa is a T37 athlete, with a somewhat greater level of disability, but there was no specific T37 event in the 400 metres. In heat 2, he finished fourth out of five, in 1:09.97 - almost fifteen seconds behind the top three athletes, but more than four seconds ahead of Timor-Leste's Filomeno Soares.
Leitu Viliamu competed in the women's shot put F42-44 (lower limb amputee). She is a T42 athlete, with a greater degree of disability than some of the other competitors, but this is factored into the scoring. Her best throw was 5.32 metres, earning her 257 points; she finished a distant sixth and last.
- Men’s Track and Road Events
|Milo Toleafoa||400m T38||1:09.97||4||Did not advance|
- Women’s Field Events
|Leitu Viliamu||Shot Put F42-44||5.32||257||6|
- Summer Paralympic disability classification
- Samoa at the Paralympics
- Samoa at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- "All Oceania Nations to Head to London 2012 Together", International Paralympic Committee, 9 September 2011
- Samoa athletes, London 2012 official website
- C.f. audio interview on this page.
- "Hellen to carry our flag", Solomon Star, 26 August 2012
- Milo Toleafoa, London 2012 official website
- "Athlétisme - Qualifications et Finales", France Télévisions, 2 September 2012
- "Women's Shot Put - F42/44", London 2012 official website