Zambia at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Zambia at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Zambia.svg
IOC code ZAM
NOC National Olympic Committee of Zambia
Website www.nocz.co.zm
in Beijing
Competitors 8 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Hastings Bwalya (opening)
Rachael Nachula (closing)
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Rhodesia (1960)

Zambia competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the People's Republic of China, sending eight athletes to the competition. The use of Simplified Chinese stroke count placed it last before the host nation in the Parade of Nations as it takes sixteen strokes to write the first character and four to write the second.

Athletics[edit]

One of the two Zambian athletes managed to advance beyond the opening heats, Rachael Nachula in the women's 400 metres. In her semifinal, however, Nachula finished last and did not make the final.

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 Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Tonny Wamulwa 5000 m 14:06.96 10 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Rachael Nachula 400 m 51.62 3 Q 52.67 8 Did not advance

Badminton[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Eli Mambwe Men's singles Bye  Kehlhoffner (FRA)
L 15–21, 17–21
Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Zambia qualified two boxers for the Olympic boxing tournament. Bwalya qualified at the first African qualifying tournament. [1][2] Chiyanika earned his spot at the second qualifier.[3] All three lost their first bouts and failed to advance.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Cassius Chiyanika Flyweight  Picardi (ITA)
L 3–10
Did not advance
Hastings Bwalya Light welterweight  Mönkh-Erdene (MGL)
L 8–12
Did not advance
Precious Makina Welterweight  Hanati (CHN)
L 4–21
Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Both Zambian swimmers participated in the 50 metre freestyle, but neither of them managed to advance past the first round.

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Zane Jordan 50 m freestyle 24.82 63 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ellen Lendra Hight 50 m freestyle 27.42 53 Did not advance

Qualifiers for the latter rounds of all events are decided on a time only basis, therefore positions shown are overall results versus competitors in all heats.

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