Uruguay at the 2012 Summer Olympics
|Uruguay at the|
2012 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Uruguayan Olympic Committee|
|Competitors||29 in 8 sports|
|Flag bearer||Rodolfo Collazo (opening)|
Alejandro Foglia (closing)
|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. 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.
- 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
|Andrés Silva||400 m hurdles||53.38||8||Did not advance|
|Déborah Rodríguez||400 m hurdles||57.04 NR||7||Did not advance|
Uruguay had qualified one cyclist in the men's road race through the UCI America tour.
|Jorge Soto||Men's road race||Did not finish|
- Team roster
The following is the Uruguay squad in the men's football tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Coach: Óscar Tabárez
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||2012 club|
|1||GK||Martín Campaña||29 May 1989 (aged 23)||3||0||Cerro Largo|
|2||DF||Ramón Arias||27 July 1992 (aged 19)||3||0||Defensor Sporting|
|3||DF||Diego Polenta||6 February 1992 (aged 20)||1||0||Genoa|
|4||DF||Sebastián Coates||7 October 1990 (aged 21)||2||0||Liverpool|
|5||DF||Emiliano Albín||24 January 1989 (aged 23)||3||0||Peñarol|
|6||DF||Alexis Rolín||7 February 1989 (aged 23)||3||0||Nacional|
|7||FW||Edinson Cavani*||14 February 1987 (aged 25)||2||3||Napoli|
|8||MF||Maximiliano Calzada||21 April 1990 (aged 22)||3||0||Nacional|
|9||FW||Luis Suárez* (c)||24 January 1987 (aged 25)||2||3||Liverpool|
|10||MF||Gastón Ramírez||2 December 1990 (aged 21)||2||1||Bologna|
|11||FW||Abel Hernández||8 August 1990 (aged 21)||2||1||Palermo|
|12||FW||Jonathan Urretaviscaya||19 March 1990 (aged 22)||2||0||Benfica|
|13||DF||Matías Aguirregaray||1 April 1989 (aged 23)||2||0||Palermo|
|14||MF||Nicolás Lodeiro||21 March 1989 (aged 23)||2||0||Botafogo|
|15||MF||Diego Rodríguez||4 September 1989 (aged 22)||3||0||Defensor Sporting|
|16||MF||Tabaré Viudez||8 September 1989 (aged 22)||3||0||Nacional|
|17||MF||Egidio Arévalo Ríos*||1 January 1982 (aged 30)||2||0||Palermo|
|18||GK||Leandro Gelpi||27 February 1991 (aged 21)||0||0||Peñarol|
* Over-aged player.
- Group play
|1||Great Britain||3||2||1||0||5||2||+3||7||Qualified for knockout stage|
|4||United Arab Emirates||3||0||1||2||3||6||−3||1|
|United Arab Emirates||1–2||Uruguay|
|Matar 23'||Report||Ramírez 42'
|Konaté 10', 37'||Report|
Uruguay had qualified one judoka in the men's middleweight (90 kg) class through additional places for the Americas.
|Athlete||Event||Round of 32||Round of 16||Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Repechage||Final / BM|
|Juan Romero||Men's −90 kg|| Song D-n (KOR)
|Did not advance|
Uruguay had qualified one boat in the men's lightweight double sculls through the Latin America Continental Qualification Regatta.
|Lightweight double sculls||6:58.63||4 R||6:51.67||5 SC/D||7:11.20||3 FC||6:51.94||16|
Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage
Uruguay had qualified one boat each for the following events.
|Athlete||Event||Race||Net points||Final rank|
|Athlete||Event||Race||Net points||Final rank|
|Andrea Foglia||Laser Radial||39||34||37||26||32||38||31||33||33||EL||303||38|
M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race;
Uruguay had qualified one shooter in the men's 10 m air rifle.
|Rudi Lausarot||10 m air rifle||575||47||Did not advance|
|Gabriel Melconian||100 m freestyle||50.68||35||Did not advance|
|Inés Remersaro||100 m backstroke||1:08.03||43||Did not advance|
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