DR Congo at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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DR Congo at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg
IOC code COD
NOC Comité Olympique Congolais
in London
Competitors 4 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Ilunga Mande Zatara (opening)[1]
Cédric Mandembo (closing)
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Democratic Republic of the Congo competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's ninth appearance at the Olympics since its debut in 1968, although four of its appearances were under the name "Zaire".

Four athletes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo were selected to the team, 3 men and 1 woman, to compete only in athletics, boxing, and judo. Marathon runner Ilunga Mande Zatara was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony. Democratic Republic of Congo, however, has yet to win its first Olympic medal.

On the day after the closing ceremonies, four members from the national delegation were reported missing in London: judoka Cédric Mandembo and his coach Ibula Masengo, boxing coach Blaise Bekwa, and athletics coach Guy Nkita.[2]

Athletics[edit]

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 Final
Result Rank
Ilunga Mande Zatara Marathon DNF
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Chancel Ilunga Sankuru 1500 m 5:05.25 14 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

DR Congo qualified one boxer for the Games; Meji Mwamba competed in the men's super heavyweight division.[3]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Meji Mwamba Men's super heavyweight  Majidov (AZE)
L RSC
Did not advance

Judo[edit]

DR Congo qualified a single judoka.[4]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Cédric Mandembo Men's +100 kg  Mikhailine (RUS)
L 0000–0100
Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (17 July 2012). "DR Congo: Olympic committee shrinks London 2012 delegation to 28". Fiji Times. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "DR Congo Olympians 'missing' in London". BBC News Online. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "286 Boxers Competing at London 2012 Olympic Games Officially Announced". Boxing Insider. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Judo Qualification" (PDF). IJF. 9 May 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 June 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 

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