Gabon at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Gabon at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Gabon.svg
IOC code GAB
NOC Comité Olympique Gabonais
in London
Competitors 24 in 5 sports
Flag bearer Ruddy Zang Milama[1]
Medals
Ranked 69th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Gabon competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's ninth appearance at the Olympics, excluding the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, both affected by the African and the American-led boycott.

Gabon Olympic Committee (French: Comité Olympique Gabonais) sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games. A total of 24 athletes, 22 men and 2 women, to compete in 5 sports. Men's football was the only team-based sport in which Gabon had its representation in these Olympic games. Sprinter Ruddy Zang Milama was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

Gabon left London with its first ever Olympic medal. Taekwondo jin Anthony Obame won the silver in the men's super heavyweight division, narrowly losing to Italy's Carlo Molfetta.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Anthony Obame Taekwondo Men's +80 kg 11 August

Athletics[edit]

Gabonese 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 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Wilfried Bingangoye 100 m 10.89 3 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ruddy Zang Milama 100 m Bye 11.14 3 Q 11.31 7 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Gabon has so far qualified boxers for the following events[4]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Braexir Lemboumba Bantamweight  Encarnación (DOM)
L 6–15
Did not advance
Yannick Mbemy Welterweight  Tüvshinbat (MGL)
L 4–17
Did not advance

Football[edit]

Gabon's men's football team has qualified.

Men's tournament[edit]

Team roster

The following is the Gabon squad in the men's football tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5][6]

Coach: Claude Albert Mbourounot

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals 2012 club
1 1GK Didier Ovono* (c) (1983-01-23)23 January 1983 (aged 29) France Le Mans
2 2DF Muller Dinda (1995-09-22)22 September 1995 (aged 16) Gabon Cercle Mbéri
3 2DF Stevy Nzambe (1991-09-04)4 September 1991 (aged 20) France Marseille
4 3MF Franck Engonga (1993-07-26)26 July 1993 (aged 19) Gabon USM Libreville
5 2DF Bruno Ecuele Manga* (1988-07-16)16 July 1988 (aged 24) France Lorient
6 2DF Rémy Ebanega (1989-11-17)17 November 1989 (aged 22) Gabon Bitam
7 4FW Allen Nono (1992-08-15)15 August 1992 (aged 19) Gabon USM Libreville
8 3MF Alexander N'Doumbou (1992-01-04)4 January 1992 (aged 20) France Orléans
9 4FW Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (1989-06-18)18 June 1989 (aged 23) France Saint-Étienne
10 3MF Lévy Madinda (1992-06-11)11 June 1992 (aged 20) Spain Celta Vigo B
11 4FW Axel Meye (1995-06-06)6 June 1995 (aged 17) Gabon Bitam
12 3MF Merlin Tandjigora (1990-04-06)6 April 1990 (aged 22) France Carquefou
13 3MF Cédric Boussoughou (1991-07-20)20 July 1991 (aged 21) Gabon Mangasport
14 3MF André Biyogo Poko (1993-01-01)1 January 1993 (aged 19) France Bordeaux
15 3MF Henri Ndong (1992-08-23)23 August 1992 (aged 19) Gabon Bitam
16 2DF Emmanuel Ndong (1992-05-04)4 May 1992 (aged 20) Gabon Sogéa
17 3MF Jerry Obiang (1992-06-10)10 June 1992 (aged 20) Gabon Sogéa
18 1GK Anthony Mfa Mezui (1991-03-07)7 March 1991 (aged 21) France Metz
21 3MF Samson Mbingui[7] (1992-02-09)9 February 1992 (aged 20) Gabon Mangasport

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Mexico 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7 Qualified for knockout stage
2  South Korea 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
3  Gabon 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2 2
4   Switzerland 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
Source:
Gabon  1–1   Switzerland
Aubameyang Goal 45' Report Mehmedi Goal 5' (pen.)
Attendance: 15,748[8]
Mexico  2–0  Gabon
Dos Santos Goal 63'90+2' (pen.) Report
South Korea  0–0  Gabon
Report

Judo[edit]

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
Audrey Koumba Women's −78 kg  Ntahonvukiye (BDI)
W 0020–0000
 Joó (HUN)
L 0000–0100
Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Anthony Obame Men's +80 kg  Thomsen-Fuataga (SAM)
W 9–2
 Despaigne (CUB)
W 1–0 SDP
 Tanrıkulu (TUR)
W 3–2
Bye  Molfetta (ITA)
L 9–9 SUP
2nd, silver medalist(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff. "Gabon – London 2012 Olympics". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  3. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS (PDF), IAAF, archived from the original (PDF) on 28 April 2011, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  4. ^ "Final African Olympic Quota Places revealed". AIBA. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Aubameyang included in Gabon's Olympic football squad". BBC Sport. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Men's Olympic Football Tournament London 2012 - List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 2012-07-13. p. 4. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  7. ^ Replaced Bruno Ecuele Manga who was not released by his club on the eve of the competition.
  8. ^ "Gabon – Switzerland". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Mexico – Gabon". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "South Korea – Gabon". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 

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