Papua New Guinea at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Papua New Guinea at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg
IOC code PNG
NOC Papua New Guinea Sports Federation and Olympic Committee
Website www.oceaniasport.com/png
in Beijing
Competitors 7 in 5 sports
Flag bearer Ryan Pini
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Papua New Guinea sent a team to compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. The country's participation, in part, was funded by a large "nationwide fun run" organised in early July, with expectations of 35,000 participating runners.[1] Papua New Guinea was represented by a total of seven athletes.[2]

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
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Mowen Boino[3] 400 m hurdles 51.47 6 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Mae Koime[3] 100 m 11.68 6 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Papua New Guinea qualified one boxer for the Olympic boxing tournament. Jack Willie qualified in the light flyweight class at the Oceania Championships.[4]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Jack Willie Light flyweight  Ruenroeng (THA)
L 2–14
Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ryan Pini 100 m freestyle 49.72 39 Did not advance
200 m freestyle 1:49.04 32 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 52.00 14 Q 51.62 8 Q 51.86 8
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Anna-Liza Mopio-Jane 50 m freestyle 26.47 42 Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Theresa Tona[5] Women's −49 kg  Tran (VIE)
L 0–5
Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Dika Toua[6] Women's −53 kg 80 8 104 7 184 8

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PNG fun run for Olympic fundraising" Archived 2008-08-09 at the Wayback Machine., ABC Radio Australia, July 9, 2008
  2. ^ "Sinking Pacific nations face uncertain Games future", Reuters, August 7, 2008
  3. ^ a b "Toua makes comeback complete in PNG Olympic squad" Archived 2008-07-23 at the Wayback Machine., ABC Radio Australia, July 9, 2008
  4. ^ AIBA Oceania Olympic Boxing Qualification Tournament
  5. ^ "PNG, Marshall Islands athletes qualify for Beijing Olympics", ABC Radio Australia, February 29, 2008
  6. ^ "PNG Olympians land major sponsors" Archived 2008-06-07 at the Wayback Machine., ABC Radio Australia, June 6, 2008