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Barbados at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Barbados at the Olympic Games

Flag of Barbados
IOC code  BAR
NOC Barbados Olympic Association
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 6 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Ryan Brathwaite (opening)
Kyle Maxwell (closing)
Medals Gold
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Other related appearances
British West Indies (1960)

Barbados competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This nation marked its eleventh appearance at the Olympic games.

The Barbados Olympic Association sent the nation's smallest team to the Games. A total of six athletes, all men, participate only in athletics, judo, and swimming. The nation's female athletes, however, failed to compete for the first time in its history since its national debut at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. The Barbadian team also included backstroke and medley swimmer Bradley Ally, who competed at his third Olympic games. Sprint hurdler Ryan Brathwaite was appointed by the committee to be the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

Barbados left London, however, without winning a single Olympic medal for the third consecutive time. Brathwaite, the nation's Olympic hopeful, nearly missed out of the medal standings, finishing abruptly in fifth place.


  • Athletics 1
  • Judo 2
  • Swimming 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Athletes from Barbados have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard):[1][2]

  • 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
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ryan Brathwaite 110 m hurdles 13.23 2 Q N/A 13.23 2 Q 13.40 5
Shane Brathwaite DNF N/A Did not advance
Ramon Gittens 100 m BYE 10.35 6 Did not advance
Greggmar Swift 110 m hurdles 13.62 5 N/A Did not advance


Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Kyle Maxwell Men's −73 kg BYE  Nakaya (JPN)
L 0001–0100
Did not advance


Swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[3][4]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Bradley Ally 100 m backstroke 56.27 40 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:00.85 =22 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:21.32 25 N/A Did not advance

See also


  1. ^ " – Top Lists". IAAF. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  2. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS, IAAF, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  3. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  4. ^ FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION – Swimming, FINA, retrieved 8 June 2011 

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