Suriname at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Suriname at the Olympic Games

Flag of Suriname
IOC code  SUR
NOC Suriname Olympic Committee
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 5 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Chinyere Pigot (opening)
Kirsten Nieuwendam (closing)
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

The South American nation of Suriname competed at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's twelfth appearance at the Olympics, except the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, because of the United States boycott.

Five Surinamese athletes, three men and two women, were selected to the team, competing only in track and field, badminton, and swimming. All of them received their spots by wild card entries, without having qualified. Freestyle swimmer Chinyere Pigot, an accounting student at the University of Connecticut, was Suriname's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

Suriname, however, failed to win a single Olympic medal at these games, since the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, where former champion Anthony Nesty won the bronze for butterfly swimming.

Athletics[edit]

Suriname has selected 2 athletes by a wildcard.

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 Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Jurgen Themen 100 m 10.55 1 Q 10.53 6 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Kirsten Nieuwendam 200 m 24.07 8 Did not advance

Badminton[edit]

Suriname was given a wild card.[1]

Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Virgil Soeroredjo Men's singles  Sasaki (JPN)
L 7–21, 12–21
2 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Diguan Pigot 100 m breaststroke 1:05.55 43 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Chinyere Pigot 50 m freestyle[2] 26.30 40 Did not advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Badminton Men's Singles Olympic Selection". BWF. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "UConn Swimmers to Represent Suriname at Olympics". Retrieved 24 May 2012.