Uruguay at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Uruguay at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Uruguay.svg
IOC codeURU
NOCwww.cou.org.uy (in Spanish)
in London
Competitors29 in 8 sports
Flag bearer Rodolfo Collazo (opening)[1]
Alejandro Foglia (closing)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Uruguay competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's twentieth appearance at the Olympics, Uruguay missed the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, because of its partial support for the United States boycott.

The Uruguayan Olympic Committee (Spanish: Comité Olímpico Uruguayo, COU) sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games since 1968.[2] A total of 29 athletes, 26 men and 3 women, competed in 8 sports. Men's football was the only team-based sport in which Uruguay was represented at these Olympic games. There was only a single competitor in road cycling, judo and shooting.

Notable Uruguayan athletes included football stars Sebastián Coates and team captain Luis Suárez, who both had recently played for Liverpool F.C., siblings Alejandro and Andrea Foglia in men's and women's one-person dinghy sailing, and track hurdler Andrés Silva. Rower Rodolfo Collazo, who competed at his third Olympics along with Silva and the older Foglia, was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

Uruguay, however, failed to win its first Olympic medal since the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where track cyclist Milton Wynants won silver in the points race (currently replaced by the omnium).

Athletics

Uruguay has qualified one athlete in the men's 400 m hurdles through the "A" standard qualification time and qualified one athlete in the women's 400 m hurdles:[3][4]

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
Andrés Silva 400 m hurdles 53.38 8 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Déborah Rodríguez 400 m hurdles 57.04 NR 7 Did not advance
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