United Arab Emirates at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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United Arab Emirates at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
IOC code UAE
NOC United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee
Website www.uaenoc.ae (Arabic) (English)
in Beijing
Competitors 9 in 7 sports
Flag bearer Maitha Al Maktoum[1]
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The United Arab Emirates competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. This Emirati delegation was the largest in the history of the United Arab Emirates.[2] The United Arab Emirates was attempting to add to their only medal, which was awarded at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

The country sent female athletes to the Olympic Games for the first time. Maitha Al Maktoum competed in taekwondo, and Latifa bint Ahmed Al Maktoum in show jumping (equestrian). The former is the daughter of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.[3]

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 Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Omar Jouma Bilal Al-Salfa 200 m 21.00 7 Did not advance

Equestrian[edit]

Show jumping[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Latifa bint Ahmed Al Maktoum Kalska De Semilly Individual 11 61 15 26 54 Did not advance 26 54

Judo[edit]

Saeed Rashid Al Qubaisi is the first Emirati to represent the United Arab Emirates in judo and the only judoka representing the United Arab Emirates in the 2008 Olympics.[4][5]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Saeed Rashid Al Qubaisi Men's −73 kg  August (RSA)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance

Sailing[edit]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Adil Mohammad Laser 38 38 42 43 11 36 42 38 27 CAN EL 272 42

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race; CAN = Race cancelled;

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Ahmad Al Maktoum Trap 110 30 Did not advance
Double trap 136 7 Did not advance
Saeed Al Maktoum Skeet 114 22 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Obaid Al Jasmi 100 m freestyle 53.29 61 Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Maitha Al Maktoum Women's −67 kg  Hwang K-S (KOR)
L 1–5
Did not advance  Šarić (CRO)
L 0–4
Did not advance

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Maitha proud to be a flag-bearer". Gulf News. 2008-07-09. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  2. ^ "UAE to send biggest ever contingent". Gulf News. 2008-04-03. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  3. ^ "Should Saudi Arabia be Banned from the Olympics?". Huffington Post. 2008-07-29. 
  4. ^ International Judo Federation
  5. ^ "Al Qubaisi elated to represent UAE". Gulf News. 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2008-08-03.