Marshall Islands at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Marshall Islands at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Marshall Islands.svg
IOC code MHL
NOC Marshall Islands National Olympic Committee
Website www.oceaniasport.com/marshalls
in London
Competitors 4 in 2 sports
Flag bearer Haley Nemra (opening)
Giordan Harris (closing)
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Marshall Islands competed at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, from July 27 to August 12, 2012. This was the nation's second appearance at the Olympics. The delegation included four athletes, one male and one female athlete in athletics and one male and one female athlete in swimming. Middle-distance runner Haley Nemra was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony. The Marshal Islands failed to win a medal at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

History[edit]

The Marshal Islands participated in two Summer Olympic Games between its debut at the 2008 Games in Beijing, China and the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. The Marshal Islands made their olympic debut in 2008 sending five athletes.[1][2] The athletes form the Marshall Islands attended a month long training camp in Australia prior to prepare for the London Games.[3]

The Marshal Islands created its National Olympic Committee in 2001, and gained International Olympic Committee recognition in 2006 during the IOC's on February 9, 2006.[4] The addition of the Marshal Islands along with Montenegro and Tuvalu the following year brought the total number of nations competing at the 2008 Summer Olympics to 205.[5][6]

Athletics[edit]

The Marshal Islands were represented by one male and one female athlete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in athletics: Timi Garstang and Haley Nemra.[7] This was the first olympic appearance for Garstang and the second olympic appearance for Nemra.[8][9] Nemra previously competed in the women's 800 meter at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[9][10] Namara was also the flag barrier for these Olympic Games.[7]

Timi Garstang competed in the men's 100 meter, where he finished last out of seven athletes in his heat.[8][11] The medals for the event went to athletes from Jamaica and the United States.[11]

Haley Nemara competed in the women's 800 meter, where she finished sixth out of seven athletes in her heat.[9][12] The medals in the event went to athletes from Russia and South Africa.[12]

Key
Both Nemara and Garstang competed at London Olympic Stadium in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
  • 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
Timi Garstang 100 m 12.81 7 Did not advance[11]
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Haley Nemra 800 m 2:14.90 6 Did not advance[12]

Swimming[edit]

The Marshal Islands were represented by one male and one female athlete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in swimming: Giordan Harris and Ann-Marie Hepler.[7] This was the first olympic appearance for both Harris and Hepler.[13][14]

Giordan Harris competed in the men's 50 meter freestyle, where he finished sixth in his heat and placed forty-sixth in the standings.[13][15] The medals in the event went to athletes from France, the United States, and Brazil[15]

Ann-Marie Hepler competed in the women's 50 meter freestyle, where she finished third in her heat and placed forty-ninth in the standings[14][16] The medals in the event went to athletes from the Netherlands, and Belarus.[16]

Men
The London Aquatics Centre where the swimming events were held during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Giordan Harris 50 m freestyle 26.88 6 Did not advance[13]
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ann-Marie Hepler 50 m freestyle 28.06 3 Did not advance[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marshall Islands at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Sports-Reference. 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  2. ^ "Marshall Islands | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Sports-Reference. 2016-01-21. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  3. ^ "Marshall Islands athletes train in Australia for Olympics". Radio Australia. 2012-07-23. Archived from the original on 2014-04-05. 
  4. ^ "About MINOC - Marshall Islands National Olympic Committee - SportsTG". SportsTG. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  5. ^ "Two new National Olympic Committees on board!". International Olympic Committee. 2007-07-06. Retrieved 2007-07-08. the number of National Olympic Committees across the globe now totals 205 
  6. ^ "2008 Summer Olympics Country Profile". NBC Olympics. NBCOlympics.com. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  7. ^ a b c "Marshall Islands at the 2012 London Summer Games | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Sports-Reference. 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  8. ^ a b "Timi Garstang Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Sports-Reference. 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  9. ^ a b c "Haley Nemra Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Sports-Reference. 2015-10-08. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  10. ^ "Athletics at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Women's 800 metres | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Sports-Reference. 2015-11-16. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  11. ^ a b c "Athletics at the 2012 London Summer Games: Men's 100 metres | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Sports-Reference. 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  12. ^ a b c "Athletics at the 2012 London Summer Games: Women's 800 metres | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Sports-Reference. 2015-11-16. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  13. ^ a b c "Giordan Harris Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Sports-Reference. 2015-09-12. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  14. ^ a b c "Ann-Marie Hepler Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Sports-Reference. 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  15. ^ a b "Swimming at the 2012 London Summer Games: Men's 50 metres Freestyle | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Sports-Reference. 2015-09-21. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  16. ^ a b "Swimming at the 2012 London Summer Games: Women's 50 metres Freestyle | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Sports-Reference. 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2017-02-07.