Seychelles at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Seychelles at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Seychelles.svg
IOC code SEY
NOC Seychelles Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association
in London
Competitors 6 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Dominic Dugasse[1] (opening)
Lissa Labiche (closing)
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The African island country of Seychelles competed at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's eighth appearance at the Olympics, except the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul because of its partial support to the North Korean boycott.

The Seychelles Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association (SOCGA) sent the nation's smallest delegation to the Games. A total of 6 athletes, 4 men and 2 women, competed in four different sports. Four Seychellois athletes received their spots in track and field, and in swimming by wild card entries. Judoka and Olympic qualifier Dominic Dugasse was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony. For the first time since 1984, Seychellois athletes did not qualify in sailing and weightlifting.

Seychelles has yet to win its first ever Olympic medal.

Athletics[edit]

With no one outright qualifying Jean-Yves Esparon was picked to compete by the Seychelles Athletics Federation, he had just recently broke the national junior 200 meters record.[2] The 17 year old ran his heat in 21.99 seconds and came in 8th so didn't qualify for the next round.[3] Lissa Labiche received an invite to the Games from the IAAF after winning the gold medal at the African Athletics Championships,[2] at the Olympics she was the youngest female high jumper and finished 10th in her qualifying pool and 20th overall so didn't reach the final.[4]

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
Jean-Yves Esparon 200 m 21.99 8 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Lissa Labiche High jump 1.85 20 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Seychelles has qualified one boxer.[5] Allisop won his ticket to the 2012 Summer Olympics when he reached the semi finals at the African Olympic qualification tournament held in Morocco,[2] at the games he was up against Indian boxer Jai Bhagwan who had reached the quarterfinals of the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Baku.[6] Allisop lost all three rounds with the final score being 8-18.[7]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Andrique Allisop Lightweight  Bhagwan (IND)
L 8–18
Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Seychelles has qualified 1 judoka Judoka Dugasse automatically qualified through the African Judo Union Continental quota when he amaased over 30 points for his weight division,[2] Dugasse was unlucky to have been drawn against 2008 Summer Olympics bronze medalist Henk Grol and he was beaten after 1 minute 27 seconds.[8]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Dominic Dugasse Men's −100 kg  Grol (NED)
L 0000–1001
Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Both swimmers were invited to compete by FINA,[2] Mangroo finished his heat in 6th place and 50th overall so didn't qualify for the next round,[9] Fanchette was only 14 years old and finished her heat last and 35th overall and didn't advance to the next round.[10]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Shane Mangroo 100 m freestyle 56.46 50 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Aurelie Fanchette 200 m freestyle 2:23.49 35 Did not advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (23 July 2012). "President hands over country's colours to flag bearer Dugasse". Seychelles Nation Online. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "XXX Olympic Games in London". nation.sc. Retrieved 22 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Jean-Yves Esparon". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 22 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "High Jump 2012 Olympics". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 22 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Final African Olympic Quota Places revealed
  6. ^ "Profile: Jai Bhagwan". NDTV. 26 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Andrique Allisop". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 22 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Dominic Dugasse". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 22 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Shane Mangroo". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 22 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Aurelie Fanchette". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 22 October 2016.