Tanzania at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Tanzania at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Tanzania.svg
IOC code TAN
NOC Tanzania Olympic Committee
in London
Competitors 6 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Zakia Mrisho Mohamed
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Tanzania competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's twelfth appearance at the Olympics, except the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, because of the African boycott.

The Tanzanian Olympic Committee sent the nation's smallest delegation to the Games since 2000. A total of six athletes, four men and two women, competed only in athletics, boxing, and swimming. Half of the team have competed in Beijing, including marathon runner Zakia Mrisho Mohamed, who eventually became the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

Tanzania, however, failed to win its first ever Olympic medal since the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, where steeplechase runner Filbert Bayi, and long-distance runner Suleiman Nyambui won silver for each of their respective sporting events.


Tanzanian 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):[1][2]

  • 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
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Faustine Mussa Marathon 2:17:39 33
Samson Ramadhani 2:24:53 66
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Zakia Mrisho Mohamed 5000 m 15:39.58 16 Did not advance


Tanzania has so far qualified boxers for the following events[3]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Selemani Salum Kidunda Welterweight  Belous (MDA)
L 7–20
Did not advance


Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ammaar Ghadiyali 100 m freestyle 1:01.07 55 Did not advance
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Magdalena Moshi 100 m freestyle 1:05.80 45 Did not advance


  1. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  2. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS (PDF), IAAF, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  3. ^ "Final African Olympic Quota Places revealed". AIBA. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 

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