Timor-Leste at the 2002 Asian Games

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Flag of Timor-Leste
IOC code  TLS
NOC National Olympic Committee of Timor-Leste
2002 Asian Games in Busan
Competitors 15
Officials 17
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
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Timor-Leste (East Timor) competed in the 2002 Asian Games held in Busan, South Korea, from September 29 to October 14, 2002. East Timor was the newest Asian country—it declared its independence four months before the Games on May 20, 2002—and participated in the Asian Games for the first time after the independence from Indonesia.[1][2] Indonesia invaded the nation on December 7, 1975, and left in October 19, 1999 after the UN-supervised referendum.[3][4]

East Timor sent a delegation of 15 competitors and 17 officials. The delegation included only one woman athlete, Mariana Diaz Ximenez, who participated in the marathon. The East Timorese delegation was one of the smallest among the participating nations and territories, only Laos had fewer athletes (13) than East Timor.[5] East Timor was one of the five National Olympic Committees that won no medals at the Games.[6][7]

Delegation[edit]

The delegation of East Timor for the 2002 Asian Games consisted 15 athletes and 17 officials. João Viegas Carrascalão accompanied the delegation as East Timor's Asian Games chef de mission.[8]

East Timorese competitors in different sports
Sport Total entries
Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics 2
Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing 2
Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling 1
Karate pictogram.svg Karate 2
Table tennis pictogram.svg Table tennis 1
Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo 1
Tennis pictogram.svg Tennis 2
Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting 1
Total 12

Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics[edit]

Women

The sole woman athlete to represent the nation was Mariana Diaz Ximenez, who participated in the marathon. Ximenez finished ninth of the 11 women participants, in this event in which two athletes did not finish the race. The personal best of Ximenez before the event was 2:34:08, but she achieved a time of 3:22:03.[9][10]

Athlete Events Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Mariana Diaz Ximenez Marathon N/A 3:22:03 9
Men

Xavier do Rego participated for East Timor in the marathon and finished 14th out of 15 athletes, with one athlete not finishing the race.[11]

Athlete Events Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Xavier do Rego Marathon N/A 2:41:36 14

Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing[edit]

East Timor's boxing squad for the Games included two boxers Felix Barreto and Victor Ramos, competing in the flyweight and lightweight classes respectively. Both failed to earn a single point in their respective bouts, and were eliminated in the first round of the event.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Felix Barreto Flyweight  Jongjohor (THA)
L 0–16[12]
Did not advance
Victor Ramos Lightweight  Jong-Sub (KOR)
L RSCO[a][13]
Did not advance

Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling[edit]

Jorge Pereira was the only cyclist from the East Timor to compete. He participated in the four different cycling events– road race, individual time trial, 1 km time trial and individual pursuit. Individual time trial (48.4 km) was the only event in which Pereira completed the race, with a 15th position.

Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Jorge Pereira Road race DNF[b][14]
Jorge Pereira Individual time trial 1:37:40.11 15[15]

Cycling (track) pictogram.svg Track[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Jorge Pereira 1 km time trial DNS[c][16]
Sprints
Athlete Event Qualifying 1st round Finals
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Rank Opposition
Time
Rank
Jorge Pereira Individual pursuit DNS[17]

Karate pictogram.svg Karate[edit]

East Timor entered two karateka—Antonio de Araújo and Filomeno Soares—into the karate competition in Busan. De Araújo got a bye in the 1st preliminary round and lost to Hussain Al-Qattan of Kuwait in the quarterfinals, without gaining a single point.[18][19] Soares eliminated in the first round after losing to Farman Ahmed of Pakistan.[20]

Athlete Event 1st preliminary round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Antonio de Araújo Individual kata Bye  Hussain Al-Qattan (KUW)
L 0–7
Did not advance
Filomeno Soares Kumite −60 kg  Farman Ahmed (PAK)
L 0–3
Did not advance

Table tennis pictogram.svg Table tennis[edit]

Antonio Sales was the sole representative of East Timor in table tennis. Sales lost to Ko Lai Chak in round 32 without winning a single game.[21]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Antonio Sales Men's singles  Chak (HKG)
L 0-4 (2–11, 4–11, 1–11, 2–11)
Did not advance

Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo[edit]

Gil Fernandes competed for East Timor in the −67 kg weight class. He got bye in the first round and lost the pre-quarterfinal match to Pavel Yugay of Uzbekistan after the referee stopped the contest (RSC).[22][23]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Gil Fernandes −67 kg Bye  Pavel Yugay (UZB)
L RSC
Did not advance

Tennis pictogram.svg Tennis[edit]

Two competitors—Antonio Mendes and Matias de Souza—competed for the East Timor in two tennis events in the Geumjeong Tennis Stadium. Mendes lost his first match to Sergei Makashin of Tajikistan, while De Souza reached the second round but lost to Rohan Bopanna of India.

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Antonio Mendes Singles  Sergei Makashin (TJK)
L 0–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Matias de Souza Singles  Sukhbaataryn Sukhjargal (MGL)
W 6–1, 6–1
 Rohan Bopanna (IND)
L 2–6, 0–6
Did not advance
Antonio Mendes,
Matias de Souza
Doubles N/A Hong Kong Brian Hung,
John Hui (HKG)
L 0–6, 0–6
Did not advance

Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting[edit]

Martinho de Araújo was the sole competitor for East Timor in weightlifting, competing in the bantamweight class. De Araújo was the first East Timorese at the Olympics, he represented East Timor in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney in the same weight class.[24] In the 2002 Asian Games, his highest successfully lifted weight in snatch was 67.5 kg, out of 65 and 67.5 kg, and in clean and jerk his best was 90 kg, he also tried two failed attempts for 95 and 100 kg. De Araújo finished in 13th place in the final standings with a total of 157.5 kg, least among all the ranked weightlifters.[25]

Athlete Event Body weight (kg) Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Result 1 2 3 Result
Martinho de Araújo Men's -56 kg 55.20 65.0 67.5 67.5 67.5 90.0 95.0 100.0 90.0 157.5 13

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  • a RSCO refers to Referee Stopped Contest – Outclassed Opponent. Referee stops the boxing bout if a boxer is seriously injured, if one boxer is significantly dominating the other or if the score is severely imbalanced.
  • b Did Not Finish.
  • c Did Not Start.
References
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