Mozambique at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Mozambique at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Mozambique.svg
IOC code MOZ
NOC Comité Olímpico Nacional de Moçambique
in London
Competitors 6 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Kurt Couto[1]
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Mozambique competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's ninth consecutive appearance at the Olympics. Few weeks before the Games, Mozambique athletes trained at Comberton Village College in Cambridge.[2]

The Mozambique National Olympic Committee (Portuguese: Comité Olímpico Nacional de Moçambique) sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games, after the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. A total of 6 athletes, 4 men and 2 women, competed in athletics, boxing, judo, and swimming. Track hurdler Kurt Couto, who was considered Mozambique's best medal prospect at the Olympics, reprised his role as the nation's flag bearer for the third consecutive time. Mozambique, however, failed to win a single Olympic medal since the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where middle-distance runner Maria Mutola became the nation's champion.

Athletics[edit]

Mozambique 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):[3][4]

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 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Kurt Couto 400 m hurdles 49.31 3 Q 51.55 8 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Silvia Panguana 100 m hurdles 14.68 8 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Mozambique has so far qualified boxers for the following events[5]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Juliano Gento Maquina Light flyweight  Aleksandrov (BUL)
L 7–22
Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Mozambique has qualified 1 judoka.[6]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Neuso Sigauque Men's −60 kg Bye  Lomo (SOL)
L 0010–0100
Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Mozambique has gained two "Universality places" from the FINA.[7]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Chakyl Camal 50 m freestyle 24.43 38 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jessica Teixeira Vieira 50 m freestyle 27.39 44 Did not advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (24 June 2012). "Mocambique/Kurt Couto porta-bandeira nos Jogos Olimpicos de Londres" [Mozambique / Kurt Couto will be the flag bearer in London Olympics]. Sapo.mz (in Portuguese). Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge/Armed-police-set-to-guard-Olympic-torch-07092011.htm
  3. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  4. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS (PDF), IAAF, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  5. ^ "Final African Olympic Quota Places revealed". AIBA. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Judo Qualification" (PDF). IJF. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "FINA Universality Places" (PDF). FINA. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.