Liberia at the 2012 Summer Olympics
|Liberia at the
2012 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Liberia National Olympic Committee|
|Competitors||4 in 2 sports|
|Flag bearer||Phobay Kutu-Akoi|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
The team comprised four Liberians: three athletes, and for the first time, one jukoda. Among these athletes, American-born decathlete Jangy Addy only competed at his second consecutive Olympics. Sprinter Phobay Kutu-Akoi, a psychology graduate at St. John's University in New York, was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony. Liberia, however, was unable to win its first Olympic medal.
- 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
- Combined events – Decathlon
|Athlete||Event||100 m||LJ||SP||HJ||400 m||110H||DT||PV||JT||1500 m||Final||Rank|
|Phobay Kutu-Akoi||100 m||Bye||11.52||6||Did not advance|
|Raasin McIntosh||400 m hurdles||57.39||6||N/A||Did not advance|
Liberia had 1 judoka invited, Liva Saryee. However, Saryee did not compete, as he received a bye in the first round and did not start in the second round. It later transpired that Saryee had been proposed for selection by the national judo federation despite never having taken part in any judo competition and being unfamiliar with the rules of the sport.
|Athlete||Event||Round of 32||Round of 16||Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Repechage||Final / BM|
|Liva Saryee||Men's −81 kg|| Attaf (MAR)
|Did not advance|
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