Uruguay at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Uruguay at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Uruguay.svg
IOC code URU
NOC Uruguayan Olympic Committee
Website www.cou.org.uy (in Spanish)
in London
Competitors 29 in 8 sports
Flag bearer Rodolfo Collazo (opening)[1]
Alejandro Foglia (closing)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Uruguay competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's twentieth appearance at the Olympics, except the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, because of its partial support to the United States boycott.

The Uruguayan Olympic Committee (Spanish: Comité Olímpico Uruguayo, COU) sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games since 1968.[2] A total of 29 athletes, 26 men and 3 women, competed in 8 sports. Men's football was the only team-based sport in which Uruguay had its representation in these Olympic games. There was only a single competitor in road cycling, judo and shooting.

Notable Uruguayan athletes featured football stars Sebastián Coates and team captain Luis Suárez, who both had recently played for the Liverpool F.C., siblings Alejandro and Andrea Foglia in one-person dinghy sailing, and track hurdler Andrés Silva. Rower Rodolfo Collazo, who competed at his third Olympics along with Silva and the older Foglia, was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

Uruguay, however, failed to win its first Olympic medal since the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where track cyclist Milton Wynants won silver for the points race (currently replaced by Omnium).

Athletics[edit]

Uruguay has qualified one athlete in the men's 400 m hurdles through the "A" standard qualification time and qualified one athlete in the women's 400 m hurdles:[3][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
Andrés Silva 400 m hurdles 53.38 8 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Déborah Rodríguez 400 m hurdles 57.04 NR 7 Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

Uruguay had qualified one cyclist in the men's road race through the UCI America tour.

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Jorge Soto Men's road race Did not finish

Football[edit]

Uruguay qualified a team in the men's tournament through the 2011 South American Youth Championship.[5]

Men's tournament[edit]

Team roster

The following is the Uruguay squad in the men's football tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[6]

Coach: Óscar Tabárez

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals 2012 club
1 1GK Campana, MartinMartín Campaña (1989-05-29)29 May 1989 (aged 23) 3 0 Uruguay Cerro Largo
2 2DF Arias, RamonRamón Arias (1992-07-27)27 July 1992 (aged 19) 3 0 Uruguay Defensor Sporting
3 2DF Polenta, DiegoDiego Polenta (1992-02-06)6 February 1992 (aged 20) 1 0 Italy Genoa
4 2DF Coates, SebastianSebastián Coates (1990-10-07)7 October 1990 (aged 21) 2 0 England Liverpool
5 2DF Albin, EmilianoEmiliano Albín (1989-01-24)24 January 1989 (aged 23) 3 0 Uruguay Peñarol
6 2DF Rolin, AlexAlexis Rolín (1989-02-07)7 February 1989 (aged 23) 3 0 Uruguay Nacional
7 4FW Cavani, EdinsonEdinson Cavani* (1987-02-14)14 February 1987 (aged 25) 2 3 Italy Napoli
8 3MF Calzada, MaximilianoMaximiliano Calzada (1990-04-21)21 April 1990 (aged 22) 3 0 Uruguay Nacional
9 4FW Suarez, LuisLuis Suárez* (c) (1987-01-24)24 January 1987 (aged 25) 2 3 England Liverpool
10 3MF Ramirez, GastonGastón Ramírez (1990-12-02)2 December 1990 (aged 21) 2 1 Italy Bologna
11 4FW Hernandez, AbelAbel Hernández (1990-08-08)8 August 1990 (aged 21) 2 1 Italy Palermo
12 4FW Urretaviscaya, JonathanJonathan Urretaviscaya (1990-03-19)19 March 1990 (aged 22) 2 0 Portugal Benfica
13 2DF Aguirregaray, MatiasMatías Aguirregaray (1989-04-01)1 April 1989 (aged 23) 2 0 Italy Palermo
14 3MF Lodeiro, NicolasNicolás Lodeiro (1989-03-21)21 March 1989 (aged 23) 2 0 Brazil Botafogo
15 3MF Rodriguez, DiegoDiego Rodríguez (1989-09-04)4 September 1989 (aged 22) 3 0 Uruguay Defensor Sporting
16 3MF Viudez, TabareTabaré Viudez (1989-09-08)8 September 1989 (aged 22) 3 0 Uruguay Nacional
17 3MF Arevalo Rios, EgidioEgidio Arévalo Ríos* (1982-01-01)1 January 1982 (aged 30) 2 0 Italy Palermo
18 1GK Gelpi, LeandroLeandro Gelpi (1991-02-27)27 February 1991 (aged 21) 0 0 Uruguay Peñarol

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Great Britain 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Qualified for knockout stage
2  Senegal 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
3  Uruguay 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
4  United Arab Emirates 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
Source:
United Arab Emirates  1–2  Uruguay
Matar Goal 23' Report Ramírez Goal 42'
Lodeiro Goal 56'
Attendance: 51,745[7]
Senegal  2–0  Uruguay
Konaté Goal 10'37' Report
Attendance: 75,093[8]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Great Britain  1–0  Uruguay
Sturridge Goal 45+1' Report
Attendance: 70,438[9]

Judo[edit]

Uruguay had qualified one judoka in the men's middleweight (90 kg) class through additional places for the Americas.

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
Juan Romero Men's −90 kg  Song D-n (KOR)
L 0000–1001
Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

Uruguay had qualified one boat in the men's lightweight double sculls through the Latin America Continental Qualification Regatta.

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Rodolfo Collazo
Emiliano Dumestre
Lightweight double sculls 6:58.63 4 R 6:51.67 5 SC/D 7:11.20 3 FC 6:51.94 16

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

Uruguay had qualified one boat each for the following events.

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Alejandro Foglia Laser 15 3 28 27 30 6 9 3 5 6 2 106 8
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Andrea Foglia Laser Radial 39 34 37 26 32 40 38 31 33 33 EL 303 38

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

Shooting[edit]

Uruguay had qualified one shooter in the men's 10 m air rifle.

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Rudi Lausarot 10 m air rifle 575 47 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Uruguay had qualified one swimmer in the men's 100 m freestyle through the Olympic selection time, and the other in the women's 100 m backstroke as a wildcard:[10][11]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Gabriel Melconian 100 m freestyle 50.68 35 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Inés Remersaro 100 m backstroke 1:08.03 43 Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rodolfo Collazo llevará la bandera". Ovacióndigital (in Spanish). 2012-07-10. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "This time it's different". El Observador. 2012-03-27. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  4. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS (PDF), IAAF, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  5. ^ "Brazil hit heights once more". FIFA.com. 2011-02-14. Retrieved 2011-06-24. 
  6. ^ "Convocatoria Uruguay Fútbol Juegos Olímpicos Londres 2012" (in Spanish). lovingfutbol.com. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "United Arab Emirates – Uruguay". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Senegal – Uruguay". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Great Britain – Uruguay". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  11. ^ FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION – Swimming (PDF), FINA, retrieved 8 June 2011 

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