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Tonga at the 2012 Summer Olympics


Tonga at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Tonga at the Olympic Games

Flag of Tonga
IOC code  TGA
NOC Tonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 3 in 2 sports
Flag bearer Amini Fonua (opening)
Joseph Andy Lui (closing)
Medals Gold
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

The Oceanic island nation of Tonga competed at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's eighth consecutive appearance at the Olympics.

Three Tongan athletes received their spots in athletics and swimming by wild card entries, without having qualified.[1] Shot putter Ana Po'uhila was the nation's only athlete in the team to compete at her second Olympics. Meanwhile, breaststroke swimmer Amini Fonua, a telecommunications student, major in media studies, at Texas A&M University, was Tonga's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

Tonga, however, failed to win its first ever Olympic medal since the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, where Paea Wolfgramm won silver for boxing.


  • Athletics 1
  • Swimming 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


  • 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
Joseph Andy Lui 100 m 11.17 4 Did not advance
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Ana Po'uhila Shot put 15.80 29 Did not advance


Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Amini Fonua 100 m breaststroke 1:03.65 41 Did not advance

See also


  1. ^ "Sport: Tonga looking to use London Games as building block", Radio New Zealand International, 24 June 2012
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