Togo at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Togo at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Togo.svg
IOC code TOG
NOC Comité National Olympique Togolais
in London
Competitors 6 in 5 sports
Flag bearer Benjamin Boukpeti (opening)
Kouami Sacha Denanyoh (closing)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Togo competed at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, from July 27 to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's ninth appearance at the Olympics, except the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, and the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow because of the African and the United States boycott.

The Togo National Olympic Committee (French: Comité National Olympique Togolais) sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games after the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. A total of six athletes, four men and two women, competed in five different sports, including the nation's debut in swimming and table tennis. Freestyle swimmer Adzo Kpossi, at age 13, became the youngest athlete ever to compete in these Olympic games. Meanwhile, judoka Kouami Sacha Denanyoh, at age 32. was the oldest of the team, and competed at his third Olympics since 2000 (except the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he was not selected). Slalom kayaker Benjamin Boukpeti was Togo's greatest highlight to these games. He set numerous historical records, as the first Togolese athlete to win an Olympic medal in Beijing with a bronze, to compete in his third consecutive Olympic games, and lastly, to reprise his role of carrying the nation's flag for the second time at the opening ceremony.

Togo, however, left London without winning a single Olympic medal, following Boukpeti's last-place finish in the men's slalom kayak finals.

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 Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Lankantien Lamboni 400 m hurdles DSQ Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Bamab Napo 100 m 12.24 3 q 12.35 8 Did not advance

Canoeing

Slalom

Togo was given a tripartite invitation.[1]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Benjamin Boukpeti Men's K-1 95.28 17 90.52 10 90.52 14 Q 98.13 6 Q 152.23 10

Judo

Togo has had 1 judoka invited.[2]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Kouami Sacha Denanyoh Men's −81 kg  Bozbayev (KAZ)
L 0000–0200
Did not advance

Swimming

Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Adzo Kpossi 50 m freestyle 37.55 72 Did not advance

Table tennis

Togo has been given a wild card.

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mawussi Agbetoglo Men's singles  Han (AUS)
L 2–4
Did not advance

References

  1. ^ Canoe Slalom Olympic Qualifiers. Archived 2013-05-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ IntJudo – Invited Country to take part at the London Games


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