Panama at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Panama at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Panama.svg
IOC code PAN
NOC Comité Olímpico de Panamá
Website www.copanama.com (Spanish)
in London
Competitors 8 in 5 sports
Flag bearer Irving Saladino[1] (opening)
Omar Simmonds (closing)
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Panama competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's sixteenth appearance at the Olympics since its debut in 1920. Panama did not compete in four different occasions, including the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, because of its partial support to the United States boycott.

Comité Olímpico de Panamá sent a total of 8 athletes, 6 men and 2 women, to compete in 5 sports, tying its record with Montreal in 1976, and with Los Angeles in 1984. Two of their athletes competed at their second consecutive Olympics, including breaststroke swimmer Edgar Crespo. Long jumper Irving Saladino, who won Panama's first ever Olympic gold medal in Beijing, became the nation's first male flag bearer at the opening ceremony since 1992.

Panama, however, failed to win a single Olympic medal for the first time since 2004, following the nation's poor athletic performance at these Games, and Saladino's unsuccessful attempt in the qualifying rounds of his event.

Athletics[edit]

Panamanian 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):[2][3]

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
Alonso Edward 200 m DSQ Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Irving Saladino Long jump NM Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Andrea Ferris 800 m 2:05.59 5 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Juan Huertas Lightweight  Verdejo (PUR)
L 5–11
Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Panama has qualified 1 judoka.

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
Omar Simmonds Pea Men's −81 kg Bye  Bottieau (BEL)
L 0001–1100
Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Panamanian swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[4][5] Panama also has gained an "Universality place" from the FINA.[6]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Diego Castillo 200 m butterfly 2:04.72 35 Did not advance
Édgar Crespo 100 m breaststroke 1:02.18 35 Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Panama was given a wild card entrant.[7]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Carolena Carstens[8] Women's −49 kg  Yagüe (ESP)
L 2–7
Did not advance  Alegría (MEX)
L 2–7
Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Campeón olímpico Saladino será abanderado de Panamá para Londres-2012". AFP (in Spanish). Terra. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  3. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS (PDF), IAAF, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  4. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  5. ^ FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION – Swimming (PDF), FINA, retrieved 8 June 2011 
  6. ^ "FINA Universality Places" (PDF). FINA. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Cambodia, Mali, Panama, Yemen Earn 1 Wild Card Each for London Olympic Taekwondo Competition". WTF. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Carolena Carstens at the official 2012 Olympics website". London2012.com. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 

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