Saint Lucia at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Saint Lucia at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Saint Lucia.svg
IOC code LCA
NOC Saint Lucia Olympic Committee
Website www.slunoc.org
in London
Competitors 4 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Levern Spencer
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Saint Lucia competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's fifth consecutive appearance at the Olympics.

Four athletes from Saint Lucia were selected to the team, competing only in track and field, sailing, and swimming. The Saint Lucian team also tied its record for the number of athletes with Beijing at a single Olympics. High jumper Levern Spencer reprised her role to be the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony for the second time. Saint Lucia, however, has yet to win its first ever Olympic medal.

History[edit]

Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries possession of Saint Lucia was contested between France and England. Possession of Saint Lucia swapped hands between the two nations 14 times. Saint Lucia was finally ceded by the French to the English in 1814. Saint Lucia was granted self governance in 1967, and then independence in 1979.[1]

Saint Lucia formed its National Olympic Committee in 1987. Saint Lucia's NOC was officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee on 24 September, 1993. As of 2012 Saint Lucia had competed four Olympics since their debut at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States.[2]

Athletics[edit]

Athletes from Saint Lucia 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):[3][4]

Saint Lucia was represented by one male and one female athlete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in athletics. Darvin Edwards represented the nation in the men's high jump while Levern Spencer represented the nation in the women's high jump.[5] This was the first Olympic appearance for Edwards, and the second appearance Spencer who had previously competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.[6][7]

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
  • NM - No mark

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Darvin Edwards High jump NM Did not advance[6]
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Levern Spencer High jump 1.90 19 Did not advance[7]

Sailing[edit]

Saint Lucia was represented by one female athlete at the 2012 Olympics in sailing, Beth Lygoe.[8] This was Lygoe's first Olympic appearance.[9]

Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Beth Lygoe Laser Radial 38 37 28 38 39 29 37 37 26 23 EL 293 37[9]

M = Medal race; EL = Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Saint Lucia was represented by one female athlete at the 2012 Olympics in swimming, Danielle Beaubrun.[10] This was Beaubrun's second appearance at the olympic, Beaubrun previously competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.[11]

Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Danielle Beaubrun 100 m breaststroke 1:11.12 36 Did not advance[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central America and Caribbean :: Saint Lucia". Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  2. ^ "Our History - St Lucia Olympic Committee". Saint Lucia Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  3. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  4. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS (PDF), IAAF, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  5. ^ "Saint Lucia Athletics at the 2012 London Summer Games | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  6. ^ a b "Darvin Edwards Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  7. ^ a b "Levern Spencer Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  8. ^ "Saint Lucia Sailing at the 2012 London Summer Games | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  9. ^ a b "Beth Lygoe Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  10. ^ "Saint Lucia Swimming at the 2012 London Summer Games | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  11. ^ a b "Danielle Beaubrun Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 

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