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Vanuatu at the Olympic Games

Flag of Vanuatu
IOC code  VAN
NOC Спортска асоцијација на Вануату и национален олимписки комитет
надворешна врска
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 3 (1 man, 2 women) in 2 sports
Flag bearer Priscilla Tommy
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
1988 • 1992 • 1996 • 2000 • 2004 • 2008

Vanuatu competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. A total of three ni-Vanuatu athletes competed in two sports.[1] Table Tennis player Priscilla Tommy was the country's flagbearer during the opening ceremony.[2]

Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics

Moses Kamut and Elis Lapenmal, who both won silver medals at the South Pacific Mini Games, qualified as "wildcard entries" to represent Vanuatu in the 100 metres event.[3] Neither managed to qualify from the opening heats of their event.

Men

Athlete Events Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Moses Kamut Men's 100  m 10.81 7 Did not advance
Elis Lapenmal Women's 100 m 13.31 8 Did not advance

Table tennis pictogram.svg Table Tennis

Priscilla Tommy received a Tripartite Commission invitation to compete at the Women's Individual Tournament.[4] She lost her opening round match to a Slovakian opponent.

Women

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Priscilla Tommy Singles  Odorova (SVK)
L 0 - 4
Did not advance

References

  1. ^ "Vanuatu Olympic team is Beijing bound", official website of the Beijing Olympics, July 28, 2008
  2. ^ "Tommy announced as Vanuatu Olympic flagbearer", ABC Radio Australia, May 14, 2008
  3. ^ "Vanuatu table tennis gets Olympic invitation", ABC Radio Australia, May 7, 2008
  4. ^ "Vanuatu table tennis gets Olympic invitation", ABC Radio Australia, May 7, 2008
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