Rwanda at the 2012 Summer Paralympics

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Rwanda at the
2012 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Rwanda.svg
IPC code RWA
NPC National Paralympic Committee of Rwanda
in London
Competitors 14 in 3 sports
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Paralympics appearances

Rwanda competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, United Kingdom, from 29 August to 9 September 2012.[1]

Team

Dominique Bizimana served as the President of the National Paralympic Committee of Rwanda in 2012, along with being a member of the men's national sitting volleyball team.[2] The delegation stayed at Cavesson House in the Paralympic Village.[3]

Athletics

Men's track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Hermas Muvunyi 400 m T46 49.75 1 Q 49.59 AF 5
800 m T46 1:58.18 2 Q DSQ
Theoneste Nsengimana 1500 m T46 4:08.83 8 Did not advance

Powerlifting

Men
Athlete Event Result Rank
Theogene Hakizimana 82.5 kg 175 10

Volleyball

Men's tournament

The team was the first from Sub-Saharan Africa to participate at the Paralympic Games.[4] Many members of the team went to London having survived or having had family who survived the Rwandan genocide. Two member of the national squad lost limbs fighting against those who committed the 1992 genocide. One of those team members who lost a leg was Dominique Bizimana.[2]

Roster

The following is the Rwandan roster in the men's volleyball tournament of the 2012 Summer Paralympics.[5] view · talk

Name Date of birth Position 2012 club
1 Bizimana, DominiqueDominique Bizimana 20 July 1976 Rwanda Intwari Handisport Club
2 Rutikanga, JamesJames Rutikanga 13 December 1990 Rwanda Intwari Handisport Club
3 Tuyisenge, VincentVincent Tuyisenge 8 April 1983 Rwanda THT Nyarugenge
4 Rukundo, JeanJean Rukundo 1 January 1964 Rwanda HVP Gatagara
6 Murema, Jean BaptisteJean Baptiste Murema 2 June 1982 Rwanda Intwari Handisport Club
7 Twagirayezu, CallixteCallixte Twagirayezu 28 August 1975 Rwanda Intwari Handisport Club
8 Ngizwenimana, Jean BoscoJean Bosco Ngizwenimana 1 January 1983 Rwanda Intwari Handisport Club
9 Gahamanyi, Jean BaptisteJean Baptiste Gahamanyi 20 October 1987 Rwanda HVP Gatagara
10 Hagenimana, FulgenceFulgence Hagenimana 5 May 1990 Rwanda HVP Gatagara
11 Ngirinshuti, EricEric Ngirinshuti 1 September 1988 Rwanda THT Nyarugenge
15 Vuningabo, EmileEmile Vuningabo 9 October 1986 Rwanda Intwari Handisport Club
Group play
 
Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Iran 8 4 0 12 1 12.000 322 207 1.556
2  Bosnia and Herzegovina 7 3 1 10 3 3.333 309 240 1.288
3  Brazil 6 2 2 6 6 1.000 257 230 1.117
4  China 5 1 3 3 9 0.333 243 266 0.914
5  Rwanda 4 0 4 0 12 0.000 115 300 0.383
30 August 2012
21:00
v
Iran  3 – 0  Rwanda ExCeL London, London
Referee(s): Janko Plešnik (SLO), Dee Wauchope (GBR)
Report(s): Report
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
11
6
8
25
31 August 2012
14:00
v
Brazil  3 – 0  Rwanda ExCeL London, London
Referee(s): Stephen Giugni (AUS), Glynn Archibald (GBR)
Report(s): Report
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
5
5
13
23
2 September 2012
9:00
v
China  3 – 0  Rwanda ExCeL London, London
Referee(s): Dee Wauchope (GBR), Ute Fischer (GER)
Report(s): Report
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
10
13
17
40
3 September 2012
21:00
v
Bosnia and Herzegovina  3 – 0  Rwanda ExCeL London, London
Referee(s): Benno Meijer (NED), Glynn Archibald (GBR)
Report(s): Report
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
7
12
8
27
9th/10th place classification
7 September 2012
14:00
v
Morocco  1 – 3  Rwanda ExCeL London, London
Referee(s): Dee Wauchope (GBR)
Report(s): Report
25
25
22
23
95
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
20
27
25
25
97

See also

References

  1. ^ "Rwanda - 2012 Paralympic News, Athletes, Medals". LOCOG. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Rwandan volleyball team to compete at Paralympics". BBC News. 2012-08-30. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  3. ^ "Olympics/Paralympics, who stayed where?" (PDF). Get Living London. 2012. 
  4. ^ Rwandan sitting volleyball team's Paralympic dreams, BBC, 2012-07-06, retrieved 2016-10-25 
  5. ^ Men's Sitting Volleyball – Teams – Rwanda, london2012.com. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
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