Samoa at the 2012 Summer Paralympics

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Samoa at the
2012 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Samoa.svg
IPC code SAM
NPC Samoa Paralympic Committee
in London
Competitors 2 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Milo Toleafoa
Summer Paralympics appearances
An interview with the Samoa Chef de Mission in London

Samoa participated in the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, United Kingdom, from August 29 to September 9.[1]

The country was represented by two athletes, both in track and field.[2] They did not qualify for the Games and received a wild card invitation to compete.[3] Sprinter Milo Toleafoa was the country's flag-bearer during the Games' opening ceremony.[4]

Samoa did not win a medal at these Games.


Milo Toleafoa competed in the men's 400m T38 (cerebral palsy, with a comparatively low level of disability).[2] Toleafoa is a T37 athlete, with a somewhat greater level of disability, but there was no specific T37 event in the 400 metres.[5] Toleafoa was the flag bearer for the opening ceremonies.[6] In heat 2, he finished fourth out of five, in 1:09.97 - almost fifteen seconds behind the top three athletes, but more than four seconds ahead of Timor-Leste's Filomeno Soares.[7]

Leitu Viliamu

Leitu Viliamu competed in the women's shot put F42-44 (lower limb amputee). She is a T42 athlete, with a greater degree of disability than some of the other competitors, but this is factored into the scoring.[2] Her best throw was 5.32 metres, earning her 257 points; she finished a distant sixth and last.[8]

Men’s track and road events

Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Milo Toleafoa 400m T38 1:09.97 4 Did not advance

Women’s field events

Athlete Event Distance Points Rank
Leitu Viliamu Shot Put F42-44 5.32 257 6

See also


  1. ^ "All Oceania Nations to Head to London 2012 Together", International Paralympic Committee, 9 September 2011
  2. ^ a b c Samoa athletes, London 2012 official website
  3. ^ C.f. audio interview on this page.
  4. ^ "Hellen to carry our flag" Archived 2012-12-16 at, Solomon Star, 26 August 2012
  5. ^ Milo Toleafoa Archived 2012-09-02 at the Wayback Machine., London 2012 official website
  6. ^ "List of Opening Ceremony flag bearers". August 29, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  7. ^ "Athlétisme - Qualifications et Finales", France Télévisions, 2 September 2012
  8. ^ "Women's Shot Put - F42/44" Archived 2012-09-05 at the Wayback Machine., London 2012 official website
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