2012 Summer Paralympics Parade of Nations

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During the Parade of Nations at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games, athletes from each participating country paraded in the Olympic Stadium, preceded by its flag. The flag was borne by a sportsperson from that country chosen either by the National Paralympic Committee or by the athletes themselves.

Parade order[edit]

All nations paraded in alphabetical order except the host country, Great Britain, who entered last.

Countries and flag bearers[edit]

The following is a list of all parading countries with their respective flag bearer, sorted in the order they appeared in the parade.[1] This is sortable by country name under which they entered, the flag bearer's name, or the flag bearer's sport. Names are given as were officially designated by the IPC.

Order Country Flag bearer Sport
1  Afghanistan (AFG) Mohammad Fahim Rahimi Powerlifting
2  Albania (ALB) Haki Dakin Cycling
3  Algeria (ALG) Nadia Medjemedj Athletics
4  Andorra (AND) Jordi Casellas Albioc
5  Angola (ANG) Maria Silva Athletics
6  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) Jamol Pilgrim Athletics
7  Argentina (ARG) Guillermo Marro Swimming
8  Armenia (ARM) Greta Vardanyan Powerlifting
9  Australia (AUS) Greg Smith Wheelchair rugby
10  Austria (AUT) Stanislaw Fraczyk Table tennis
11  Azerbaijan (AZE) Ilham Zakiyev Judo
12  Bahrain (BRN) Ahmed Meshaima Athletics
13  Barbados (BAR) David Taylor Swimming
14  Belarus (BLR) Mikalai Bezyazychny Wheelchair fencing
15  Belgium (BEL) Gino De Keersmaeker Athletics
16  Benin (BEN) Constant Kponhinto Athletics
17  Bermuda (BER) Jessica Lewis Athletics
18  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) Sabahuin Delalić Sitting volleyball
19  Brazil (BRA) Daniel Dias Swimming
20  Brunei (BRU) Shaki Jumaat Athletics
21  Bulgaria (BUL) Dechko Ovcharov Athletics
22  Burkina Faso (BUR) Kadidia Nikiema Cycling
23  Burundi (BDI) Remy Nikobimeze Athletics
24  Cambodia (CAM) Thin Senghon Athletics
25  Cameroon (CMR) Conrat Atangana Powerlifting
26  Canada (CAN) Garett Hickling Wheelchair rugby
27  Cape Verde (CPV) Marcio Miguel da Costa Fernandes Athletics
28  Central African Republic (CAF) Clemarot-Christian Nikova-Rosel Athletics
29  Chile (CHI) Cristian Valenzuela Athletics
30  China (CHN) Zhang Lixin Athletics
31  Colombia (COL) Elkin Alonso Serna Moreno Athletics
32  Comoros (COM) Ahamada Djae Hassani Swimming
33  Costa Rica (CRC)
34  Ivory Coast (CIV) Carine Cynthia Amandine Tchei Powerlifting
35  Croatia (CRO) Darko Kray Athletics
36  Cuba (CUB) Omara Duran Elias Athletics
37  Cyprus (CYP) Karolina Pelentritov Swimming
38  Czech Republic (CZE) Rotislav Pohlomann Athletics
39  North Korea (PRK) Rim Ju Song Swimming
40  Democratic Republic of the Congo (COD) Dedeline Mibamba Kimbata Athletics
41  Denmark (DEN) Peter Rosenmeier Table tennis
42  Djibouti (DJI) Houssein Omar Hassan Athletics
43  Dominican Republic (DOM) Rodny Minier Cycling
44  Ecuador (ECU) Jessica Silvana Lalama Vega Swimming
45  Egypt (EGY) Metwally Mathana Powerlifting
46  El Salvador (ESA) Luis Morales Garcia Athletics
47  Estonia (EST) Are Eller
48  Ethiopia (ETH) Tesfalem Gebru Gebede Athletics
49  Faroe Islands (FRO) Ragnvalour Jensen Swimming
50  Fiji (FIJ) Iliesa Delana Athletics
51  Finland (FIN) Leo Pekka Tahti Athletics
52  Macedonia (MKD) Branimir Jovanovski Shooting
53  France (FRA) Damien Seguin Sailing
54  Gabon (GAB) Thierry Mabicka
55  The Gambia (GAM) Isatou Nyiang Athletics
56  Georgia (GEO) Shota Omarashvili Powerlifting
57  Germany (GER) Daniela Schulte Swimming
58  Ghana (GHA) Raphael Bostoyo Nkegbe Athletics
59  Greece (GRE) Christos Tampaxis Swimming
60  Guatemala (GUA) Isaac Leiva Avila Athletics
61  Guinea-Bissau (GBS)
62  Haiti (HAI) Nephtalie SN Louis Athletics
63  Honduras (HON) Luis Hernandez
64  Hong Kong (HKG) Wah Wai So Athletics
65  Hungary (HUN) Bernadett Biacsci Athletics
66  Iceland (ISL) Helgi Sveinsson Athletics
67  India (IND) Jagbur Singh Athletics
68  Indonesia (INA) Agus Ngaimin Swimming
69  Iran (IRI) Abdolreza Jokar Athletics
70  Iraq (IRQ) Faris Al-Ajeeli Powerlifting
71  Ireland (IRL) Cathal Miller Cycling
72  Israel (ISR) Doron Shaziri Shooting
73  Italy (ITA) Oscar de Pellegrin Archery
74  Jamaica (JAM) Tanto Campbell Athletics
75  Japan (JPN) Keiichi Kimura Swimming
76  Jordan (JOR) Amer Al-Abbadi Shooting
77  Kazakhstan (KAZ) Anuar Akhmetov Swimming
78  Kenya (KEN) Henry Kirwa Athletics
79  South Korea (KOR) Kim Gyu Dae Athletics
80  Kuwait (KUW) Hamad Aladwani Athletics
81  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) Nurgul Osmonova
82  Laos (LAO) Eay Simay Powerlifting
83  Latvia (LAT) Andis Ozolnieks Athletics
84  Lebanon (LIB) Edward Maalouf Cycling
85  Lesotho (LES) Moretlo Mary Letsoara Athletics
86  Liberia (LBR) James Siaffa Powerlifting
87  Libya (LBA) Abdelrahim Busanan
88  Lithuania (LTU) Rolandas Urbonas Athletics
89  Macau (MAC) In I Lao Wheelchair fencing
90  Madagascar (MAD) Raherinandrasana Revelinot Athletics
91  Malaysia (MAS) Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli Athletics
92  Mali (MLI) Mahamane Sacho Athletics
93  Malta (MLT) Matthew Sultana Swimming
94  Mauritania (MTN) Lehbib Yehdiha Athletics
95  Mauritius (MRI) Patricia Mustapha Athletics
96  Mexico (MEX) Patricia Valle Swimming
97  Moldova (MDA) Larisa Marinenkova Powerlifting
98  Mongolia (MGL) Undralbat Lkhagva Shooting
99  Montenegro (MNE) Marijana Gorahovic Athletics
100  Morocco (MAR) Laila Elgaraa Athletics
101  Mozambique (MOZ) Maria Muchavo Athletics
102  Myanmar (MYA) Win Naing Athletics
103  Namibia (NAM) Ananias Shikongo Athletics
104  Nepal (NEP) Bikram Rama Athletics
105  Netherlands (NED) Ronald Hertog Athletics
106  New Zealand (NZL) Michael Johnson Shooting
107  Nicaragua (NCA) Wapra Holmonn Gabriel de Jesus Athletics
108  Niger (NIG) Ibrahim Tamangue Athletics
109  Nigeria (NGR) Patricia Ndidimaka Nnaji Athletics
110  Norway (NOR) Aleksander Wang-Hansen Sailing
111  Oman (OMA) Issam Khuda Al-Balushi Powerlifting
112  Pakistan (PAK) Haider Ali Athletics
113  Palestine (PLE) Khamis Zaqout Athletics
114  Panama (PAN) Said Gomez Athletics
115  Papua New Guinea (PNG) Francis Kompaon Athletics
116  Peru (PER) Pompilio Falconi Athletics
117  Philippines (PHI) Josephine Medina Table tennis
118  Poland (POL) Renata Chilewska Athletics
119  Portugal (POR) Inês Fernandes Athletics
120  Puerto Rico (PUR) Julio Reguero Sailing
121  Qatar (QAT) Abdulqadir Abdulrahman Athletics
122  Romania (ROU) Edvard Novak Cycling
123  Russia (RUS) Alexey Ashapatov Athletics
124  Rwanda (RWA) Hermas Muvunyi Athletics
125  Samoa (SAM) Milo Toleafoa Athletics
126  San Marino (SMR) Cristian Bernardi Athletics
127  Saudi Arabia (KSA) Masaud Osamah Al Shanqiti Athletics
128  Senegal (SEN) Ndiaye Mor Athletics
129  Serbia (SRB) Draženko Mitrović Athletics
130  Sierra Leone (SLE) Mohamed Kamara Athletics
131  Singapore (SIN) Ruisi Theresa Goh Swimming
132  Slovakia (SVK) Vladislav Janovjak Cycling
133  Slovenia (SLO) Mateja Pintar Table tennis
134  Solomon Islands (SOL) Hellen Glenda Saohaga Athletics
135  South Africa (RSA) Oscar Pistorius Athletics
136  Spain (ESP) Tessa Perales Swimming
137  Sri Lanka (SRI) Lal Pushpakumara Pattiwila Arachchilage Athletics
138  Suriname (SUR) Biondi Misasi Athletics
139  Sweden (SWE) Jonas Jacobsson Shooting
140  Switzerland (SUI) Beat Boesch Athletics
141  Syria (SYR) Rasha Alshikh Powerlifting
142  Chinese Taipei (TPE) Lin Wen-Hsin Table tennis
143  Tajikistan (TJK) Parviz Odinaev Powerlifting
144  Tanzania (TAN) Zaharani Mwenemti Athletics
145  Thailand (THA) Saysunee Jana Wheelchair fencing
146  East Timor (TLS) Filomeno Soares Athletics
147  Tonga (TGA) Aloalo Liku Athletics
148  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) Ronald Greene Athletics
149  Tunisia (TUN) Abderrahim Zhiou Athletics
150  Turkey (TUR) Gizem Girismen Archery
151  Turkmenistan (TKM) Sohbet Charyyev Athletics
152  Uganda (UGA) Christine Akullo Athletics
153  Ukraine (UKR) Margaryta Pryvalykhina Sitting volleyball
154  United Arab Emirates (UAE) Mohammed Khalaf Powerlifting
155  United States (USA) Scott Danberg Athletics
156  Uruguay (URU) Gonzalo Gabriel Jutra Irinitz Swimming
157  Virgin Islands (ISV) Lee Frawley Equestrian
158  Uzbekistan (UZB) Husniddin Norbekov Athletics
159  Vanuatu (VAN) Marcel Houssimoli Athletics
160  Venezuela (VEN) Naomi Suazo Judo
161  Vietnam (VIE) Ngoc Hung Cao Athletics
162  Zambia (ZAM) Lassam Katongo Athletics
163  Zimbabwe (ZIM) Elliot Mujaji Athletics
164  Great Britain (GBR) Peter Norfolk Wheelchair tennis

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Opening Ceremony flag bearers". paralympic.org. International Paralympic Committee. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012.