Papua New Guinea at the 2012 Summer Paralympics

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Papua New Guinea at the Paralympic Games

Flag of Papua New Guinea
IPC code  PNG
NPC Papua New Guinea Paralympic Committee
At the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London
Competitors 2 in 2 sports
Flag bearer Francis Kompaon
Medals Gold
Paralympic history (summary)
Summer Games

Papua New Guinea participated in the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, United Kingdom, from August 29 to September 9, 2012.[1][2][3]

At the previous Games, in 2008, sprinter Francis Kompaon had won Papua New Guinea's first ever Paralympic medal, a silver in the men's 100m, T46 category.[4] He qualified for the 2012 Games. The only other qualified athlete for London was Timothy Harabe, in powerlifting in the men's 75 kg event.[5][6]

As in 2008, Francis Kompaon was selected as his country's flag-bearer during the Games' opening ceremony.[7]

Papua New Guinea did not win a medal at these Games.


Francis Kompaon competed in the men's 100m and 200m T46.[6]

In the 200m, he finished sixth (of eight) in his heat, with a new personal best of 23.05.[8]

In the 100m, he finished third (of seven) in heat 2, qualifying for the final as the fastest loser overall with a personal best time of 11.21 (fifth fastest overall over the three heats). In the final, however, he was unable to repeat his Beijing performance; he "injured his hamstring near the finish line" and finished seventh (of eight) in 12.28.[9][10]

Men’s Track and Road Events
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Francis Kompaon 100m T46 11.21 3 q 12.28 7
200m T46 23.05 6 Did not advance


Timothy Harabe competed in the men's 75kg event.[6]

He lifted 160 kg, finishing 10th (out of 13).[11]

Athlete Event Result Rank
Timothy Harabe -75kg 160 kg 10

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