Iceland at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Iceland at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Iceland.svg
IOC code ISL
NOC National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland
Website www.olympic.is (in Icelandic)
in London
Competitors 28 in 6 sports
Flag bearer Ásdís Hjálmsdóttir (opening)
Ragna Ingólfsdóttir (closing)
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Iceland competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. The nation celebrated its centennial anniversary in the Olympics, having participated at every games since 1912, except for four occasions.

The National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland sent the nation's third largest delegation to the Games, with a total of 28 athletes, 22 men and 6 women, to compete in 6 sports, including men's handball, the nation's only team-based sport at these Olympic games. Javelin thrower and Olympic hopeful Ásdís Hjálmsdóttir was Iceland's first female flag bearer at the opening ceremony since 2000.

Iceland, however, failed to win a single Olympic medal in London, after the men's national handball team, silver medalists from Beijing, lost to Hungary in the quarterfinal round. Meanwhile, Hjálmsdóttir, who qualified for the final rounds of the women's javelin throw event, finished farther from the standings.

Athletics[edit]

Icelandic athletes participated in the following events:

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
Kári Steinn Karlsson (left) finished forty-second in men's marathon.
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Kári Steinn Karlsson Marathon 2:18:47 42
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Óðinn Björn Þorsteinsson Shot put 17.62 36 Did not advance
Women
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Ásdís Hjálmsdóttir Javelin throw 62.77 NR 8 Q 59.09 11

Badminton[edit]

Iceland qualified one athlete in badminton.[1]

Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Ragna Ingólfsdóttir Women's singles  Stapušaitytė (LTU)
W 21–10, 21–16
 Jie Y (NED)
L 12–21, 23–25
2 Did not advance

Handball[edit]

  • Men's team event – 1 team of 15 players

Men's tournament[edit]

The following is the Iceland roster in the men's handball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2][3] view · talk

Head coaches: Guðmundur Guðmundsson

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Gustavsson, Bjorgvin PallBjörgvin Páll Gústavsson (1985-05-24)24 May 1985 (aged 27) 1.90 m Germany SC Magdeburg
2 P Svavarsson, VignirVignir Svavarsson (1980-06-20)20 June 1980 (aged 32) 1.94 m Germany TSV Hannover-Burgdorf
3 P Kristjansson, KariKári Kristjánsson (1981-04-23)23 April 1981 (aged 31) 1.98 m Germany HSG Wetzlar
4 CB Palmarsson, AronAron Pálmarsson (1990-07-19)19 July 1990 (aged 22) 1.93 m Germany THW Kiel
5 LB Ingimundarson, IngimundurIngimundur Ingimundarson (1980-01-29)29 January 1980 (aged 32) 1.93 m Iceland Fram Reykjavik
6 RW Hallgrimsson, Asgeir OrnÁsgeir Örn Hallgrímsson (1984-02-17)17 February 1984 (aged 28) 1.91 m Germany TSV Hannover-Burgdorf
7 LB Atlason, ArnorArnór Atlason (1984-07-23)23 July 1984 (aged 28) 1.91 m Denmark AG København
9 LB Sigurdsson, Gudjon ValurGuðjón Valur Sigurðsson (1979-08-08)8 August 1979 (aged 32) 1.87 m Denmark AG København
10 CB Gudjonsson, SnorriSnorri Guðjónsson (1981-10-17)17 October 1981 (aged 30) 1.87 m Denmark AG København
11 RB Stefansson, OlafurÓlafur Stefánsson (1973-07-03)3 July 1973 (aged 39) 1.96 m Denmark AG København
15 RW Petersson, AlexanderAlexander Petersson (1980-07-02)2 July 1980 (aged 32) 1.86 m Germany Füchse Berlin
16 GK Gudmundsson, HreidarHreiðar Guðmundsson (1980-11-29)29 November 1980 (aged 31) 1.93 m Norway Nøtterøy IF
17 P Jakobsson, Sverre AndreasSverre Andreas Jakobsson (1977-02-08)8 February 1977 (aged 35) 1.96 m Germany TV Großwallstadt
18 P Gunnarsson, RobertRóbert Gunnarsson (1980-05-22)22 May 1980 (aged 32) 1.90 m Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen
Group play
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
 Iceland 5 5 0 0 167 132 +35 10
 France 5 4 0 1 159 110 +49 8
 Sweden 5 3 0 2 156 115 +41 6
 Tunisia 5 2 0 3 121 125 −4 4
 Argentina 5 1 0 4 113 138 −25 2
 Great Britain 5 0 0 5 96 182 −86 0
Qualified for the quarterfinals
29 July 2012
09:30
v
Iceland  31 – 25  Argentina Copper Box, London
Attendance: 3,701[4]
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Sigurðsson 9 (15–14) Simonet 5
Suspension 3×YC Report Suspension 3×YC
31 July 2012
09:30
v
Tunisia  22 – 32  Iceland Copper Box, London
Attendance: 3,559[5]
Referees: Al-Nuaimi, Omar (UAE)
Bannour 10 (8–19) Pálmarsson 8
Suspension 4×YC Report Suspension 4×YC
2 August 2012
21:15
v
Sweden  32 – 33  Iceland Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,590[6]
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Källman 9 (13–17) Pálmarsson 9
Suspension 3×YC Report Suspension 3×YC
4 August 2012
19:30
v
Iceland  30 – 29  France Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,521[7]
Referees: Krstić, Ljubić (SLO)
Petersson 6 (16–15) Fernandez 9
Suspension 3×YC Report Suspension 2×YC
6 August 2012
16:15
v
Iceland  41 – 24  Great Britain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,856[8]
Referees: Abdulla, Bamutref (QAT)
Sigurðsson 8 (18–15) Larsson 9
Suspension 3×YC Report Suspension 3×YC
Quarter-final
8 August 2012
11:00
v
Iceland  33 – 34 (ET)  Hungary Basketball Arena, London
Attendance: 9,063[9]
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Sigurðsson 8 (12–16) Nagy 9
Suspension 3×YC Report Suspension 3×YC

FT: 27–27 ET: 3–3, 3–4

Judo[edit]

Iceland qualified 1 judoka.

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
Þormóður Árni Jónsson Men's +100 kg  Silva (BRA)
L 0000–0100
Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Ásgeir Sigurgeirsson 10 m air pistol 580 14 Did not advance
50 m pistol 544 32 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Iceland qualified the following swimmers:

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Árni Már Árnason 50 m freestyle 22.81 31 Did not advance
Anton Sveinn McKee 1500 m freestyle 15:29.40 25 N/A Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:25.06 31 N/A Did not advance
Jakob Jóhann Sveinsson 100 m breaststroke 1:02.65 36 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:16.72 31 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sarah Blake Bateman 50 m freestyle 25.28 =16* Did not advance
100 m butterfly 59.87 32 Did not advance
Eygló Ósk Gústafsdóttir 100 m backstroke 1:02.40 32 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 2:11.31 20 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:16.81 28 Did not advance
Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir 100 m breaststroke DNS Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:29.60 28 Did not advance
Sarah Blake Bateman
Eygló Ósk Gústafsdóttir
Eva Hannesdóttir
Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir
4 × 100 m medley relay 4:07.09 15 N/A Did not advance

* Lost swim-off

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympics". Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Iceland team roster". london2012.com. 19 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Iceland Team Rosters" (PDF). ihf.info. 24 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Iceland – Argentina" (PDF). IHF. 29 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Tunisia – Iceland" (PDF). IHF. 31 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sweden – Iceland" (PDF). IHF. 2 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Iceland – France" (PDF). IHF. 4 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Iceland – Great Britain" (PDF). IHF. 6 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Iceland – Hungary" (PDF). IHF. 8 August 2012.