Paraguay at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Paraguay at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg
IOC code PAR
NOC Comité Olímpico Paraguayo
Website www.cop.org.py (Spanish)
in London
Competitors 8 in 6 sports
Flag bearer Benjamin Hockin
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Paraguay competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's eleventh appearance at the Olympics, except the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow because of its partial support to the United States boycott.

Comité Olímpico Paraguayo sent a total of 8 athletes, an equal share between men and women, to compete in 6 sports. Javelin thrower Leryn Franco, who competed at her third Olympics, was considered one of the most beautiful women in these Olympic Games, because of her professional career as a model and a beauty pageant contestant.[1] Freestyle swimmer Benjamin Hockin, who played for Great Britain in Beijing, and embraced British roots to represent his mother's home land, became the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony. Paraguay, however, failed to win a single Olympic medal in London, since the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where the men's football team won the silver.

Athletics[edit]

Paraguayan 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
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Augusto Stanley 400 m 47.21 6 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Leryn Franco Javelin throw 51.45 34 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

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
Abraham Acevedo Men's −66 kg Bye  García (AND)
L 0001–0020
Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

Paraguay has qualified the following boat by invitation.

Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Gabriela Mosqueira Single sculls 7:52.07 3 QF Bye 8:14.36 5 SC/D 8:10.15 6 FD 8:34.51 20

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Swimming[edit]

Paraguayan 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 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[4][5]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Benjamin Hockin 100 m freestyle 50.12 32 Did not advance
200 m freestyle 1:48.91 29 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 53.65 35 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Karen Riveros 100 m freestyle 59.86 41 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Paraguay has so far qualified one table tennis player.

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Marcelo Aguirre Men's singles Bye  Didukh (UKR)
L 3–4
Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Verónica Cepede Royg Women's singles  Lepchenko (USA)
L 5–7, 7–6(8–6), 2–6
Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hottest Olympian Leryn Franco Leaves London With Admirers, But No Medals". The Inquistr. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  3. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS (PDF), IAAF, retrieved 20 August 2011 
  4. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  5. ^ FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION – Swimming (PDF), FINA, retrieved 29 September 2011