Papua New Guinea at the 2012 Summer Paralympics
|Papua New Guinea at the
2012 Summer Paralympics
|NPC||Papua New Guinea Paralympic Committee|
|Competitors||2 in 2 sports|
|Flag bearer||Francis Kompaon|
|Summer Paralympics appearances|
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. 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.
Papua New Guinea did not win a medal at these Games.
In the 200m, he finished sixth (of eight) in his heat, with a new personal best of 23.05.
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.
- Men’s Track and Road Events
|Francis Kompaon||100m T46||11.21||3 q||12.28||7|
|200m T46||23.05||6||Did not advance|
He lifted 160 kg, finishing 10th (out of 13).
|Timothy Harabe||-75kg||160 kg||10|
- Summer Paralympic disability classification
- Papua New Guinea at the Paralympics
- Papua New Guinea at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- "All Oceania Nations to Head to London 2012 Together", International Paralympic Committee, 9 September 2011
- "Papua New Guinea Paralympic Committee choose Stoke Mandeville Stadium", Stoke Mandeville Stadium
- "South East to host Papua New Guinea Paralympic team", London 2012 official website, 18 September 2009
- "Kompaon a champ on our national day", Post Courier, September 16, 2008
- "Harabe makes London Games", The National, 5 April 2012
- PNG athletes, London 2012 official website
- "Paralympic athletes praise Cardiff for warm welcome", Your Cardiff, 23 August 2012
- Results : men's 200m T46, official website
- Results: men's 100m T46, official website
- "Sport: PNG’s Kompaon misses out on medal in 100m final", Radio New Zealand International, 6 September 2012
- Powerlifting: Men's -75 kg, London 2012 official website