Samoa at the 2012 Summer Paralympics

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Samoa at the
2012 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Samoa.svg
IPC code SAM
NPC Samoa Paralympic Committee
in London
Competitors 2 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Milo Toleafoa
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Paralympics appearances
An interview with the Samoa Chef de Mission in London

Samoa participated in the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, United Kingdom, from August 29 to September 9.[1]

The country was represented by two athletes, both in track and field.[2] Both received a wild card invitation to the Games.[3] Sprinter Milo Toleafoa was the country's flag-bearer during the Games' opening ceremony.[4]

Samoa did not win a medal at these Games.

Athletics[edit]

Milo Toleafoa competed in the men's 400m T38 (cerebral palsy, with a comparatively low level of disability).[2] Toleafoa is a T37 athlete, with a somewhat greater level of disability, but there was no specific T37 event in the 400 metres.[5] In heat 2, he finished fourth out of five, in 1:09.97 - almost fifteen seconds behind the top three athletes, but more than four seconds ahead of Timor-Leste's Filomeno Soares.[6]

Leitu Viliamu

Leitu Viliamu competed in the women's shot put F42-44 (lower limb amputee). She is a T42 athlete, with a greater degree of disability than some of the other competitors, but this is factored into the scoring.[2] Her best throw was 5.32 metres, earning her 257 points; she finished a distant sixth and last.[7]

Men’s Track and Road Events
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Milo Toleafoa 400m T38 1:09.97 4 Did not advance
Women’s Field Events
Athlete Event Distance Points Rank
Leitu Viliamu Shot Put F42-44 5.32 257 6

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "All Oceania Nations to Head to London 2012 Together", International Paralympic Committee, 9 September 2011
  2. ^ a b c Samoa athletes, London 2012 official website
  3. ^ C.f. audio interview on this page.
  4. ^ "Hellen to carry our flag", Solomon Star, 26 August 2012
  5. ^ Milo Toleafoa, London 2012 official website
  6. ^ "Athlétisme - Qualifications et Finales", France Télévisions, 2 September 2012
  7. ^ "Women's Shot Put - F42/44", London 2012 official website