Panama at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Panama at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Panama.svg
IOC codePAN
NOCComité Olímpico de Panamá
Websitewww.copanama.com (in Spanish)
in Beijing
Competitors5 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Jesika Jiménez
Medals
Ranked 52nd
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Panama competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics which was held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008. Yesika Jimenez was the delegation's flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony.[1]

Panama's participation was initially uncertain. The country was suspended by the International Olympic Committee in July 2007, due to what was described as government interference in Panama's National Olympic Committee. The suspension was lifted in April 2008, enabling the country's athletes to compete for qualification at the Beijing Games.[2]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Irving Saladino[3] Athletics Men's long jump August 18

Athletics[edit]

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
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Bayano Kamani[4] 400 m hurdles 49.05 4 q 50.48 8 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Irving Saladino[4] Long jump 8.01 9 q 8.34 1st, gold medalist(s)

Fencing[edit]

Jesika Jiménez represented Panama.[4]

Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Jesika Jiménez Individual épée  Shemyakina (UKR)
W 15–13
 Duplitzer (GER)
L 10–15
Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Edgar Crespo 100 m breaststroke 1:03.72 53 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Christie Bodden 100 m backstroke 1:07.18 47 Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flag-bearers for Beijing Olympic Games opening ceremony_English_Xinhua". Retrieved 2008-08-24.
  2. ^ "IOC Lifts Olympic Ban on Panama". Retrieved 2008-08-24.
  3. ^ "Saladino wins Panama's first medal". Retrieved 2008-08-24.
  4. ^ a b c "Fencing athlete Jimenez earns Panama's 3rd Beijing-2008 pass". Archived from the original on 2008-08-16. Retrieved 2008-08-24.