Iceland at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Iceland at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Iceland.svg
IOC code ISL
NOC National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland
Website www.olympic.is (in Icelandic)
in Beijing
Competitors 29 in 5 sports
Flag bearer Örn Arnarson (opening)
Sigfús Sigurðsson (closing)
Medals
Ranked 70th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Iceland sent a team to compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, People's Republic of China. With their silver medal in men's handball. they obtained their fourth olympic medal and their first team medal.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Silver Iceland national handball team
Sturla Ásgeirsson   Ingimundur Ingimundarson
Arnór Atlason   Sverre Andreas Jakobsson
Logi Eldon Geirsson   Alexander Petersson
Snorri Steinn Guðjónsson   Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson
Hreiðar Guðmundsson   Sigfús Sigurðsson
Róbert Gunnarsson   Ólafur Stefánsson
Björgvin Páll Gustavsson   Bjarni Fritzson
Ásgeir Örn Hallgrímsson
Handball Men's tournament

Athletics

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 Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Bergur Ingi Pétursson Hammer throw 71.63 25 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Þórey Edda Elísdóttir Pole vault 4.15 23 Did not advance
Ásdís Hjálmsdóttir Javelin throw 48.59 50 Did not advance

Badminton

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
Ragna Ingólfsdóttir Women's singles  Hirose (JPN)
L 6–21, 7–19ret
Did not advance

Handball

Men's tournament

Roster

The following is the Iceland roster in the men's handball tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

Head coach: Guðmundur Guðmundsson

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Björgvin Páll Gústavsson (1985-05-24)24 May 1985 (aged 23) 1.90 m 25 1 Germany TV Bittenfeld
3 LB Logi Eldon Geirsson (1982-10-10)10 October 1982 (aged 25) 1.91 m 63 171 Germany TBV Lemgo
5 P Sigfús Sigurðsson (1975-05-07)7 May 1975 (aged 33) 1.98 m 142 301 Iceland Valur
6 RB Ásgeir Örn Hallgrímsson (1984-02-17)17 February 1984 (aged 24) 1.91 m 83 116 Denmark GOG Svendborg
7 LB Arnór Atlason (1984-07-23)23 July 1984 (aged 24) 1.91 m 58 98 Denmark FCK Handball
9 LB Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson (1979-08-08)8 August 1979 (aged 29) 1.87 m 191 885 Germany VfL Gummersbach
10 CB Snorri Guðjónsson (1981-10-17)17 October 1981 (aged 26) 1.87 m 123 401 Denmark GOG Svendborg
11 RB Ólafur Stefánsson (1973-07-03)3 July 1973 (aged 35) 1.96 m 263 1250 Spain BM Ciudad Real
14 LW Sturla Ásgeirsson (1980-07-20)20 July 1980 (aged 28) 1.86 m 6 11 Denmark Aarhus GF Håndbold
15 RW Alexander Petersson (1980-07-02)2 July 1980 (aged 28) 1.86 m 65 249 Germany SG Flensburg-Handewitt
16 GK Hreiðar Guðmundsson (1980-11-29)29 November 1980 (aged 27) 1.93 m 57 0 Sweden IK Sävehof
17 P Sverre Andreas Jakobsson (1977-02-08)8 February 1977 (aged 31) 1.96 m 44 12 Iceland HK Kopavogur
18 P Róbert Gunnarsson (1980-05-22)22 May 1980 (aged 28) 1.90 m 118 370 Germany VfL Gummersbach
19 LB Ingimundur Ingimundarson (1980-01-29)29 January 1980 (aged 28) 1.93 m 27 34 Norway Elverum Håndball
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
 South Korea 5 3 0 2 122 129 –7 6
 Denmark 5 2 2 1 137 131 +6 6
 Iceland 5 2 2 1 151 146 +5 6
 Russia 5 2 1 2 136 131 +5 5
 Germany 5 2 1 2 126 130 –4 5
 Egypt 5 0 2 3 127 132 –5 2
10 August 2008
10:45
Russia  31 – 33  Iceland Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Krstic, Ljubic (SLO)
Igropulo 9 (16–19) Guðjónsson 12
Suspension 3×Yellow card Report Suspension 3×Yellow card
12 August 2008
20:45
Iceland  33 – 29  Germany Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
Guðjónsson 8 (17–14) Kraus 13
Suspension 3×Yellow card Report Suspension 2×Yellow card 1×Red card
14 August 2008
14:00
South Korea  22 – 21  Iceland Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Baum, Goralczyk (POL)
Yoon Kyung-shin 6 (10–9) Geirsson, Sigurðsson 5
Suspension 3×Yellow card Report Suspension 4×Yellow card
16 August 2008
20:45
Denmark  32 – 32  Iceland Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Canbro, Claesson (SWE)
Nøddesbo 6 (18–17) Guðjónsson 8
Suspension 3×Yellow card Report Suspension 2×Yellow card 1×Red card
18 August 2008
09:00
Iceland  32 – 32  Egypt Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Din, Dinu (ROU)
Sigurðsson 10 (14–17) Zaky 9
Suspension 4×Yellow card Report Suspension 3×Yellow card
Quarterfinal
20 August 2008
14:15
Poland  30 – 32  Iceland Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
Jachlewski, Tkaczyk 6 (19–14) Petersson 6
Suspension 3×Yellow card 1×Red card Report Suspension 2×Yellow card
Semifinal
22 August 2008
20:15
Iceland  36 – 30  Spain Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Referees: Krstic, Ljubic (SLO)
Sigurðsson, Geirsson 7 (17–15) Rocas 7
Suspension 4×Yellow card Report Suspension 3×Yellow card 1×Red card
Gold medal game
24 August 2008
15:45
Iceland  23 – 28  France Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Stefánsson 5 (10–15) Karabatić 8
Suspension 3×Yellow card Report Suspension 3×Yellow card
Final rank

 Silver

Judo

Athlete Event Preliminary 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
Opposition
Result
Rank
Þormóður Árni Jónsson Men's +100 kg Bye  Figueroa (PUR)
W 1000–0001
 Roudaki (IRI)
L 0001–1000
Did not advance

Swimming

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Árni Már Árnason 50 m freestyle 22.81 NR 44 Did not advance
Örn Arnarson 100 m freestyle 50.68 49 Did not advance
100 m backstroke 56.15 35 Did not advance
Jakob Jóhann Sveinsson 100 m breaststroke 1:02.50 47 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:15.58 38 Did not advance
Hjörtur Már Reynisson 100 m butterfly 54.17 52 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sarah Blake Bateman 100 m backstroke 1:03.82 41 Did not advance
Erla Dögg Haraldsdóttir 100 m breaststroke 1:11.78 40 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:20.53 35 Did not advance
Ragnheiður Ragnarsdóttir 50 m freestyle 25.82 36 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 56.35 35 Did not advance
Sigrún Brá Sverrisdóttir 200 m freestyle 2:04.82 45 Did not advance

References

  1. ^ "Iceland men's handball team roster". NBC Olympics. 1 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Men's Handball Team Roster – Iceland (ISL)" (PDF). 2008 Beijing. LA84 Foundation. 1 February 2013. p. 2492. 

External links

  • ISI.is:Þátttakendur
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