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Comoros At the 2008 Summer Olympics

Flag of the Comoros.svg
IOC codeCOM
NOCComité Olympique et Sportif des Iles Comores
in Beijing
Competitors3 in 2 sports
Flag bearer Feta Ahamada
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Comoros took part in the 2008 Summer Olympics, held in Beijing, China from 8 to 24 August 2008.[1] It was Comoros's fourth appearance in the summer Olympics since its debut in 1996.[2] The Comoros team included three athletes: runners Mhadjou Youssouf and Feta Ahamada, and swimmer Mohamed Attoumane.[3] Ahamada, a 100 metres sprinter, was the flag bearer for the opening ceremony,[4] the first woman to be given the honour.[2] None of the Comoros athletes progressed further than the qualifying heats.[5][6]

Background

Comoros had participated in the three previous Summer Olympics, debuting in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.[2] At their debut, the country sent four athletes to the games, all of whom competed in athletics;[7] it remains their largest delegation as of 2014.[2] No Comorian athlete has ever won a medal at an Olympic Games.[2]

Three athletes from Comoros were selected to compete in the 2008 Olympics: Mhadjou Youssouf in the men's track and field 100 metres, Feta Ahamada in the women's track and field 100 metres and Mohamed Attoumane in the men's 50 metre freestyle swimming.[5][6]

Athletics

The Beijing National Stadium, where Youssouf and Ahamada competed in track and field events

At the 2008 Olympics, Comoros was represented by one male athlete in athletics,[6] sprinter Mhadjou Youssouf.[6] At age 18, Youssouf was the country's youngest competitor,[3] and was competing at his first Olympics.[8] He competed in the 100 metres on 15 August in Beijing,[9] and finished 6th out of 8 in heat five.[9] His time of 10.62seconds was a personal best,[9] which, as of October 2014, is still his personal best.[10] Overall, Youssouf finished 55th out of 80 competitors.[11] The fastest athlete was Tyrone Edgar (10.13seconds) and the slowest athlete that progressed to the quarterfinals was Uchenna Emedolu (10.46seconds).[11] Youssouf, who was 0.16seconds behind Emedolu, did not progress to the quarterfinals.[11]

Competing at her first Olympics,[12]Feta Ahamada was the only woman competing in the track and field events at the 2008 Summer Olympics for the Comoros.[3] She competed in the 100 metre event on 19 August.[13] Ahamada, drawn into heat seven for the event, ran a time of 11.88seconds and finished sixth in her heat, 0.55seconds behind the winner, Ivet Lalova.[13] She finished 52nd out of 85 athletes overall and was 2.92seconds faster than the slowest athlete, Robina Muqimyar.[14] Ahamada was 0.75seconds behind the fastest athlete (Oludamola Osayomi) and 0.23seconds behind the slowest athlete who progressed to the quarterfinals, Thi Huong Vu.[14] Therefore, Ahamada did not progress to the quarterfinals.[14]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Mhadjou Youssouf 100 m 10.62 6 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Feta Ahamada 100 m 11.88 6 Did not advance

Swimming

The Beijing National Aquatics Center is where Attoumane competed in their events.

Mohamed Attoumane represented Comoros as its only swimmer competing in the Beijing Olympics.[3] The oldest Comorian at the games, Attoumane, took part in the men's 50metre freestyle race.[15] He was born in September 1981, and was 26 years old when he appeared for his races.[15] Attoumane had not previously competed at any Olympic games.[15] Attoumane competed in heat six of the preliminaries on 14 August.[16] He finished last in his eight-man heat in a time of 29.63seconds, 5.63seconds behind the heat winner, Yellow Yeiyah.[16] Out of the ninety-seven swimmers competing in the event, Attoumane finished 91st.[16] He was 8.17 seconds behind the fastest athlete, Amaury Leveaux, and was 7.46 seconds behind the slowest athlete that progressed to the semi-finals, Gideon Louw.[16]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mohamed Attoumane 50 m freestyle 29.63 91 Did not advance

References

  1. ^ "Countries Participating in Olympics". Sporting99.com. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Sports Reference - Countries - Comoros". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "Sports Reference - Beijing 2008 - Comoros". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "List of flagbearers Bejing [sic] 2008" (PDF). olympic.org. 8 August 2008. p. 1. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Sports Reference - Beijing 2008 - Comoros - Swimming". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d "Sports Reference - Beijing 2008 - Comoros - Athletics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "Sports Reference - Atlanta 1996 - Comoros". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "Sports Reference - Olympics - Athletes - Comoros - Mhadjou Youssouf". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ a b c "IAAF - Results - Olympic Games - 2008 - 100 metres - Men - Heats - Result". IAAF. Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "IAAF - Athletes - Comoros - Mhadjou Youssouf". Mhadjou Youssouf. Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ a b c "IAAF - Results - Olympic Games - 2008 - 100 metres - Men - Heats - Summary". IAAF. Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ "Sports Reference - Olympics - Athletes - Comoros - Ahamada Feta". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ a b "IAAF - Results - Olympic Games - 2008 - Women - 100 meters - Heats - Results". IAAF. Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ a b c "IAAF - Results - Olympic Games - 2008 - Women - 100 meters - Heats - Summary". IAAF. Retrieved 2014.
  15. ^ a b c "IAAF - Athletes - Comoros - Mohamed Attoumane". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2014.
  16. ^ a b c d "2008 Summer Olympics Results - Swimming - Men's 50 metres freestyle". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014.

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