Samoa at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Samoa at the Olympic Games

Flag of Samoa
IOC code  SAM
NOC Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee Inc.
Website www.oceaniasport.com/samoa
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 8 in 6 sports
Flag bearer Ele Opeloge (opening)
Kaino Thomsen (closing)
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
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Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

Samoa competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's eighth appearance at the Olympics, although four other games were first appeared under the name Western Samoa.

Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee Inc. (SASNOC) sent the nation's second-largest delegation to the Games, tying its record for the number of athletes with Los Angeles. A total of 8 athletes, 5 men and 3 women, competed in 6 sports. Two athletes made their second consecutive Olympic appearance, including sprint kayaker Rudolph Berking-Williams. Weightlifter Ele Opeloge, who was considered Samoa's best medal prospect after finishing fourth in Beijing, reprised her role as the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony. Among the sports played by the athletes, Samoa marked its Olympic debut in taekwondo. Samoa, however, has yet to win its first ever Olympic medal.

Archery[edit]

Samoa has qualified one archer; Maureen Tuimalealiifano is competing in the women's individual event.[1]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Maureen Tuimalealiifano Women's individual 520 63  Lee S-j (KOR) (2)
L 0–6
Did not advance

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 Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Emanuele Fuamatu Shot put 17.78 35 Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Sprint[edit]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Rudolph Berking-Williams Men's C-1 200 m 51.483 6 Q 54.471 8 Did not advance
Men's C-1 1000 m 4:54.211 6 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

Judo[edit]

Samoa has qualified 1 judoka

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Aleni Smith[1] Men's −73 kg BYE  Ježek (CZE)
L 0000–0100
Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Samoa has qualified two quota places in Taekwondo.[2]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Kaino Thomsen-Fuataga[1] Men's +80 kg  Obame (GAB)
L 2–9
Did not advance  Despaigne (CUB)
L 2–14
Did not advance
Talitiga Crawley[1] Women's +67 kg  Mandić (SRB)
L 2–16
Did not advance  Espinoza (MEX)
L 0–13
Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Samoa has qualified the following quota places.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Toafitu Perive Men's −77 kg 122 12 167 11 289 11
Ele Opeloge Women's +75 kg 117 9 150 6 267 6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "BlueSky Team Samoa". Samoa Association of Sport and National Olympic Committee. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Oceania Taekwondo Qualification Tournament wrapped up with great success". World Taekwondo Federation. 11 September 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 

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