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The Gambia at the 2012 Summer Olympics


The Gambia at the 2012 Summer Olympics

The Gambia at the Olympic Games

Flag of the Gambia
IOC code  GAM
NOC Gambia National Olympic Committee
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 2 in 1 sports
Flag bearer Suwaibou Sanneh
Medals Gold
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

Gambia competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August, 2012. This was the nation's eighth appearance at the Olympics.

Two athletes from the track and field were selected to the team. Qualified sprinter Suwaibou Sanneh, who competed at his second consecutive Olympics, was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony. Gambia, however, has yet to win its first Olympic medal.


Gambian 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 Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Suwaibou Sanneh 100 m BYE 10.21 5 q 10.18 NR 8 Did not advance
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Saruba Colley 100 m 12.21 2 Q 12.06 8 Did not advance

See also


  1. ^ " – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  2. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS, IAAF, retrieved 20 August 2011 
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