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Kiribati at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Kiribati at the Olympic Games

Flag of Kiribati
IOC code  KIR
NOC Kiribati National Olympic Committee
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 3 in 2 sports
Flag bearer David Katoatau
Medals Gold
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

The Oceanic island nation of Kiribati competed at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, United Kingdom from July 27 – August 12, 2012. This was the nation's third appearance at the Olympics.

Three athletes from Kiribati were selected to the team to compete only in athletics and weightlifting. Kiribati also planned to send two athletes to compete in boxing, but the nation failed to qualify.[1] Weightlifter David Katoatau, the oldest member of the contingent, reprised his role to be Kiribati's flag bearer at the opening ceremony. Kiribati, however, has yet to win its first ever Olympic medal.


  • 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
Nooa Takooa 100 m 11.53 7 Did not advance
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Kainguae David 100 m 13.61 8 Did not advance


Kiribati has won 1 quota in weightlifting

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
David Katoatau Men's −94 kg 140 17 185 16 325 17


  1. ^ Kiribati National Olympic Committee – The two I-Kiribati boxers performed admirably in Canberra, but will not be going to London. Retrieved April 15, 2012.
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