Virgin Islands at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Virgin Islands at the Olympic Games

Flag of the United States Virgin Islands
IOC code  ISV
NOC Virgin Islands Olympic Committee
Website www.virginislandsolympics.com
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 7 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Tabarie Henry (opening)
LaVerne Jones-Ferrette (closing)
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Virgin Islands competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from July 27 to August 12, 2012. This was the nation's eleventh appearance at the Olympics, except the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, because of the United States boycott.

The Virgin Islands Olympic Committee sent a total of 7 athletes to the Games, 4 men and 3 women, to compete in three different sports, tying the record (two athletes and sports less for each) set by Beijing. Two athletes from the Virgin Islands had competed in Beijing, including sprinter and three-time Olympic athlete LaVerne Jones-Ferrette. Track runner and Olympic semi-finalist Tabarie Henry was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

Virgin Islands, however, failed to win its first Olympic medal since the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, where sailor Peter Holmberg won the silver for Finn class. Jones-Ferrette, who considered as the nation's medal prospect, nearly missed out of the final rounds in her respective sporting events.

Athletics[edit]

Athletes from the Virgin Islands 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):[1][2]

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 Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Tabarie Henry 400 m 45.43 4 q 45.19 6 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Muhammad Halim Triple jump 16.39 18 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
LaVerne Jones-Ferrette 100 m Bye 11.07 NR 2 Q 11.22 4 Did not advance
200 m 22.64 2 Q N/A 22.62 4 Did not advance
Allison Peter 100 m Bye 11.41 7 Did not advance
200 m 23.00 4 q N/A 23.35 8 Did not advance

Sailing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Cy Thompson Laser 24 22 32 23 17 21 16 26 36 22 EL 203 25
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Mayumi Roller Laser Radial 40 41 40 41 41 22 35 40 35 41 EL 335 40

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race;

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Branden Whitehurst 100 m freestyle 51.04 36 Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  2. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS, IAAF, retrieved 4 June 2011