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Bhutan at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Bhutan at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Bhutan.svg
IOC code BHU
NOC Bhutan Olympic Committee
Website bhutanolympiccommittee.org
in Beijing
Competitors 2 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Tashi Peljor
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Bhutan sent a delegation to compete in the 2008 Summer Olympics, held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from 8–24 August 2008. This was Bhutan's seventh time participating in a Summer Olympic Games. The delegation consisted of two archers, Tashi Peljor and Dorji Dema. Neither was able to win their first round match.

Background[edit]

The Bhutan Olympic Committee was recognized by the International Olympic Committee on 31 December 1982.[1] The Kingdom first participated in the Summer Olympic Games at the 1984 Summer Olympics, and have taken part in every Summer Olympics since then, making Beijing their seventh appearance in a Summer Olympiad.[2] They have never participated in a Winter Olympic Games.[2] The 2008 Summer Olympics were held from 8–24 August 2008; a total of 10,942 athletes represented 204 National Olympic Committees.[3] The Bhutanese delegation consisted of two archers, Tashi Peljor and Dorji Dema.[4] Peljor was the flag bearer for the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony.[2][5]

Archery[edit]

Bhutan sent archers to the Olympics for the seventh time.[6][7] The Tripartite Commission awards universality places, including three of each gender for archery to nations not otherwise qualified;[8] they awarded Bhutan one of its invitation spots in each of the men's and women's competitions.[9] Bhutan's competitors were Tashi Peljor[10] in the men's individual and Dorji Dema[11] in the women's individual.

Peljor was 30 years old at the time of the Beijing Olympics, and had previously represented Bhutan at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[12] In the ranking round of the men's individual competition he scored 632 points and earned himself the 54th seed.[13] In the first round of the knockout phase, he lost 110–100 to Wang Cheng-pang of Chinese Taipei.[14] The gold medal was eventually won by Viktor Ruban of Ukraine, the silver medal was earned by Park Kyung-mo of South Korea, and the bronze was won by Bair Badënov of Russia.[15]

Dema was 24 years old at the time of these Olympics and was making her Olympic debut.[16] In the ranking round of the women's individual, she scored 567 points and slotted herself into the 61st seed.[17] In the first knockout round, she lost, 109–107, to Khatuna Narimanidze of Georgia.[18] The gold medal was eventually won by Zhang Juanjuan of China, the silver was taken by Park Sung-hyun of South Korea, and the bronze by her fellow South Korean Yun Ok-hee.[19]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Tashi Peljor Men's individual 632 54  Wang C-P (TPE)
L 100–110
Did not advance
Dorji Dema Women's individual 567 61  Narimanidze (GEO)
L 107–109
Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bhutan – National Olympic Committee (NOC)". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 26 March 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Bhutan". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 13 June 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - results & video highlights". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Bhutan at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on July 4, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "Closing Ceremony Flag Bearers" (pdf). International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Bhutan Archery Women's Individual Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on June 25, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "Bhutan Archery Men's Individual Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on June 25, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  8. ^ "Tripartite Commission identifies NOCs for Rio 2016 Invitation Places". World Archery. 15 November 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Olympic Invitation Places finalized by the Tripartite Commission". World Archery. 19 March 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  10. ^ "FITA Olympic Qualification – Men" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on May 28, 2008. Retrieved May 14, 2008.
  11. ^ "FITA Olympic Qualification – Women" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 17, 2012. Retrieved September 10, 2008.
  12. ^ "Tashi Peljor Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on July 12, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  13. ^ "Archery at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Men's Individual Ranking Round". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on July 6, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  14. ^ "Archery at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Men's Individual Round One". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on July 6, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  15. ^ "Archery at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Men's Individual". Sports Reference. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Dorji Dema Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on April 5, 2018. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  17. ^ "Archery at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Women's Individual Ranking Round". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on July 5, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  18. ^ "Archery at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Women's Individual Round One". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on July 5, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  19. ^ "Archery at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Women's Individual". Sports Reference. Retrieved 13 August 2018.