Bahrain at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Bahrain at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Bahrain.svg
NOCBahrain Olympic Committee
in London
Competitors12 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Azza Al Qasmi
Ranked 79th
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Bahrain competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This nation marked its eighth appearance in the Summer Olympics. However, there were concerns about the nation's participation to the games due to its recent political uprising.

Bahrain Olympic Committee selected a team of 12 athletes to the Games, 8 women and 4 men, to compete only in athletics, shooting, and swimming.[1] For the first time in its history, Bahrain was represented by more female than male athletes at an Olympic event, which did not happen before for an Arab gold nation. Most of them, however, were naturalized athletes (being born from a foreign country) in order to represent the nation in sports.

Bahrain left London with its first ever Olympic medal, won by middle-distance runner Maryam Yusuf Jamal in the women's 1500 metres.


Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Maryam Yusuf Jamal Athletics Women's 1500 m 10 August

IOC reallocated the medals in Women's 1500 metres event due to the disqualification of the gold and silver medallists Aslı Çakır Alptekin and Gamze Bulut, and bronze medalist Maryam Yusuf Jamal advanced to the gold.


Qualifying standards in the athletics events include fielding up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard[2][3]

  • 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 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Belal Mansoor Ali 1500 m 3:38.69 10 q 3:35.40 7 q 3:37.98 10
Bilisuma Shugi 5000 m 13:31.84 25 N/A Did not advance
Ali Hasan Mahboob 10000 m N/A DNF
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Genzeb Shumi Regasa 800 m 2:07.77 3 Q 2:01.76 6 Did not advance
1500 m 4:14.02 8 Did not advance
Mimi Belete 1500 m 4:07.01 5 Q 4:05.91 8 Did not advance
Maryam Yusuf Jamal 4:05.39 3 Q 4:02.18 4 Q 4:10.74 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Lishan Dula Marathon N/A 2:36:20 62
Tejitu Daba 5000 m 15:05.59 6 q N/A 15:21.34 12
Shitaye Eshete 5000 m 15:05.48 8 q N/A 15:19.13 10
10000 m N/A 30:47.25 6


Bahrain has one female shooter to compete in the Olympics.[1]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Azza Al Qasmi 50 m rifle 3 positions 576 33 Did not advance


Bahrain has two athletes participating in the swimming events.[1]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Khalid Alibaba 100 m butterfly 1:04.05 43 Did not advance
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sara Al Flaij 50 m freestyle 33.81 68 Did not advance


  1. ^ a b c "14 Bahrainis to vie for Olympics gold". Trade Arabia. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  2. ^ " – Top Lists". IAAF. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  3. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS (PDF), IAAF, retrieved 4 June 2011

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