Uganda at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Uganda at the Olympic Games

Flag of Uganda
IOC code  UGA
NOC Uganda Olympic Committee
Website www.nocuganda.com
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 15 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Ganzi Mugula[1]
Medals
Rank: 50
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

Uganda competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from July 27 to August 12, 2012. This was the nation's fourteenth appearance at the Olympics, except the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, because of the African boycott.

The Ugandan Olympic Committee sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games, after the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. A total of 15 athletes, 11 men and 4 women, competed in five different sports. Four Ugandan athletes had competed in Beijing, including steeplechase runner Benjamin Kiplagat and long-distance runner Moses Kipsiro, who nearly missed out of medal standings in the finals. Freestyle swimmer Ganzi Mugula, who served as Uganda's team captain, was also the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony. For the first time since 1956, Uganda did not qualify athletes in boxing.

Uganda left London with its first Olympic gold medal since 1972, won by Stephen Kiprotich in men's marathon.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Stephen Kiprotich Athletics Men's marathon 12 August

Athletics[edit]

Ugandan 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
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Jacob Araptany 3000 m steeplechase 8:35.85 7 N/A Did not advance
Thomas Ayeko 10000 m N/A 27:58.96 16
Benjamin Kiplagat 3000 m steeplechase 8:18.44 6 q N/A DSQ
Abraham Kiplimo 5000 m 13:31.57 15 N/A Did not advance
Stephen Kiprotich Marathon N/A 2:08:01 1st
Moses Kipsiro 5000 m 13:17.68 7 q N/A 13:52.25 15
10000 m N/A 27:39.22 10
Geoffrey Kusuro 5000 m 13:59.74 18 N/A Did not advance
Julius Mutekanga 800 m 1:48.41 5 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Janet Achola 1500 m 4:11.64 11 Did not advance
Dorcus Inzikuru 3000 m steeplechase 9:35.29 7 N/A Did not advance
Jane Suuto Marathon N/A 2:44:46 93

Badminton[edit]

Uganda has qualified one athlete in the following event[4]

Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Edwin Ekiring Men's singles  Wong W K (HKG)
L 10–21, 8–21
 Leverdez (FRA)
L 12–21, 11–21
3 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Uganda has gained two "Universality places" from the FINA.[5]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ganzi Mugula 50 m freestyle 27.58 53 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jamila Lunkuse 50 m freestyle 28.44 52 Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Uganda has qualified 1 athlete.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Charles Ssekyaaya Men's −62 kg 105 14 130 13 235 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (20 July 2012). "Museveni flags off Uganda Olympic team". New Vision Uganda. Retrieved 23 July 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. ^ "Olympics". Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "FINA Universality Places". FINA. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 

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