Haiti at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Haiti at the Olympic Games

Flag of Haiti
IOC code  HAI
NOC Comité Olympique Haïtien
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 5 in 2 sports
Flag bearer Linouse Desravine (opening)
Marlena Wesh (closing)
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

Haiti competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's fifteenth appearance at the Olympics, since its national debut at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. Comité Olympique Haïtien selected a team of five athletes, 3 men and 2 women, to compete only in athletics and judo.

Four Haitian athletes, however, were born in the United States. With hundreds of thousands of people rendered homeless by a devastating earthquake in 2010, Haiti struggled to produce world-class athletes, but those with the nation's links were still eager to represent their ancestors' homeland in numerous sporting events, including the Olympic games. 21-year old judoka Linouse Desravine, however, was Haiti's lone homegrown athlete, who later became the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.[1]

Before London, Haitian athletes had won one silver medal by Silvio Cator in 1928, and one bronze medal by five rifle shooters in 1924. Haiti, however, did not win its first Olympic medal for more than 80 years. Triple jumper Samyr Laine advanced successfully into the final rounds of his event, but missed out of the nation's first medal in London after finishing farther from the standings.

Athletics[edit]

The following athletes qualified to compete in the athletics.

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Moise Joseph 800 m 1:48.46 6 Did not advance
Jeffrey Julmis 110 m hurdles 13.87 8 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Samyr Laine Triple jump 16.81 10 q 16.65 11
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Marlena Wesh 200 m DNS Did not advance
400 m 51.98 3 Q 52.49 8 Did not advance

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
Linouse Desravine Women's −52 kg  Bundmaa (MGL)
L 0000–0100
Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Haiti's Olympic team in London isn't very Haitian". Sports Illustrated. 22 July 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 

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