Slovakia at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Slovakia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Slovakia
IOC code  SVK
NOC Slovak Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.sk (Slovak)
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 47 in 11 sports
Flag bearer Jozef Gönci (opening)
Danka Barteková (closing)
Medals
Rank: 59
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
4
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
 Hungary (1896–1912)
Czechoslovakia (1920–1992)

Slovakia competed the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's fifth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics. The Slovak Olympic Committee sent a total of 47 athletes to the Games, 26 men and 21 women, to compete in 11 sports. There was only a single competitor in badminton, judo, triathlon, and weightlifting.

The Slovak team featured three defending Olympic champions from Beijing: slalom canoers Michal Martikán, and twins Pavol and Peter Hochschorner. Rifle shooter and double bronze medalist Jozef Gönci, who became the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony, competed at his sixth Olympics as the oldest and most experienced athlete, at age 38. Meanwhile, medley swimmer Katarína Listopadová was the youngest of the team, at age 19. Other notable Slovak athletes featured road cyclist and world junior champion Peter Sagan, weightlifter and three-time Olympic veteran Martin Tešovič, and professional tennis player Daniela Hantuchová.

Slovakia left London with a total of four medals (one silver and three bronze), failing to win the gold for the first time in Olympic history and in the post-Czechoslovak era. Among the nation's medalists were shooters Zuzana Štefečeková and Danka Barteková, who took silver and bronze medals in the women's trap and skeet events respectively. On 11 August 2012, Barteková was elected to the IOC Athletes Commission, along with three other athletes.[1] Meanwhile, Michal Martikán, who won bronze in London, became the most successful Slovak athlete in history with a total of five Olympic medals.

Medalists[edit]

Competitors[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Katarína Berešová, during the marathon.

Slovak 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):[2][3]

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 Final
Result Rank
Miloš Bátovský 50 km walk 4:09:32 48
Anton Kučmín 20 km walk 1:22:25 23
Matej Tóth 50 km walk 3:41:24 8
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Michal Kabelka High jump 2.16 30 Did not advance
Marcel Lomnický Hammer throw 74.00 15 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Katarína Berešová Marathon N/A 2:48:11 99
Mária Czaková 20 km walk N/A 1:37:43 53
Lucia Klocová 1500 m 4:07.79 NR 9 q 4:02.99 NR 8 q 4:12.64 8
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Martina Hrašnová Hammer throw 68.41 20 Did not advance
Dana Velďáková Triple jump 14.22 10 q 11.92 12
Jana Velďáková Long jump 6.18 27 Did not advance

Badminton[edit]

Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Monika Fašungová Women's singles  Gu (SIN)
L 5–21, 11–21
 Na (AUS)
L 12–21, 18–21
3 Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Slalom[edit]

Slovakia has qualified boats for the following events

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Michal Martikán Men's C-1 139.46 16 90.56 1 90.56 1 Q 104.04 4 Q 98.31 3
Pavol Hochschorner
Peter Hochschorner
Men's C-2 97.52 2 98.60 1 97.52 2 Q 109.04 2 Q 108.28 3
Jana Dukátová Women's K-1 105.14 5 101.37 4 101.37 6 Q 110.48 4 Q 111.60 6

Sprint[edit]

Slovakia has qualified boats for the following events

Men
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ľubomír Hagara C-1 200 m 43.507 5 Q 41.472 3 FA 43.977 6
Marek Krajčovič K-1 1000 m 3:39.649 7 Did not advance
Peter Gelle
Erik Vlček
K-2 1000 m 3:19.571 3 Q 3:12.690 1 FA 3:12.519 8
Peter Gelle
Martin Jankovec
Juraj Tarr
Erik Vlček
K-4 1000 m 2:55.173 1 FA BYE 2:56.771 6
Women
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ivana Kmeťová K-1 200 m 43.445 6 Q 42.510 5 FB 45.556 14
Ivana Kmeťová
Martina Kohlová
K-2 500 m 1:45.073 5 Q 1:43.653 5 FB 1:47.683 13

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

Cycling[edit]

Slovakia has qualified in the following events

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Peter Sagan Men's road race 5:46:37 34

Mountain biking[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Janka Števková Women's cross-country 1:39:05 21

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
Samuel Piasecký Parallel bars N/A 15.358 N/A 15.358 11 Did not advance
Horizontal bar N/A 12.666 12.666 65 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Mária Homolová All-around 12.066 12.766 10.458 11.733 47.023 57 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Slovakia has qualified 1 judoka

Athlete Event 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
Rank
Milan Randl Men's −90 kg  Iliadis (GRE)
L 0002–0111
Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Slovakia has earned seven qualification berths in shooting events:[4]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Jozef Gönci 50 m rifle 3 positions 1157 31 Did not advance
50 m rifle prone 589 39 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 591 31 Did not advance
Pavol Kopp 50 m pistol 556 20 Did not advance
10 m air pistol 576 21 Did not advance
Juraj Tužinský 50 m pistol 554 23 Did not advance
10 m air pistol 580 15 Did not advance
Erik Varga Trap 121 12 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Danka Barteková Skeet 70 2 Q 90 3
Daniela Pešková 50 m rifle 3 positions 576 34 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 395 14 Did not advance
Zuzana Štefečeková Trap 73 2 Q 93 S/O 3 2

Swimming[edit]

Slovakian swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[5][6]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Tomáš Klobučník 200 m breaststroke 2:13.40 23 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Katarína Filová 100 m freestyle 56.58 31 Did not advance
200 m freestyle 2:02.03 28 Did not advance
Katarína Listopadová 200 m individual medley 2:16.81 28 Did not advance
Denisa Smolenová 100 m butterfly 59.48 28 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 2:11.10 21 Did not advance
Miroslava Syllabová 50 m freestyle 26.07 38 Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Martin Kližan Singles  Roddick (USA)
L 5–7, 4–6
Did not advance
Lukáš Lacko  Petzschner (GER)
L 6–7(5–7), 1–6
Did not advance
Martin Kližan
Lukáš Lacko
Doubles N/A  Tipsarević /
Zimonjić (SRB)
L 3–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Dominika Cibulková Singles  Pironkova (BUL)
L 6–7(4–7), 2–6
Did not advance
Daniela Hantuchová  Li N (CHN)
W 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
 Cornet (FRA)
W 6–3, 6–0
 Wozniacki (DEN)
L 4–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Dominika Cibulková
Daniela Hantuchová
Doubles N/A  A. Radwańska /
U. Radwańska (POL)
L 2–6, 1–6
Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Richard Varga, in red, during the triathlon.

Slovakia has qualified the following athletes.

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Richard Varga Men's 16:56 0:41 59:15 0:30 32:03 1:49:25 22

Weightlifting[edit]

Slovakia has qualified the following quota places.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Martin Tešovič Men's −105 kg 167 12 196 12 363 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results of the IOC Athletes’ Commission Election". IOC. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  3. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS, IAAF, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  4. ^ "Quota places by NATION and Name". ISSF. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  6. ^ FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION – Swimming, FINA, retrieved 8 June 2011