Category Archives: Liberia

MEDAL UPDATE: Which Country Leads

Liberia has 3 athletes left to compete in the 2012 London Olympics. Phobay Kutu-Akoi ranked 42nd in the 100m. The highest Liberia has ever ranked at an Olympic Game is an equal 9th out of 32 ranks  and 34 athletes. This accomplishment was achieved by Liberian boxer Samuel Stewart in the light flyweight division at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea.

As we wait for the final results of Liberia’s remaining athletes, let’s take a look at the current medal results and which countries are leading in Gold Medals. The Top TEN countries currently leading the Olympic games are below.

Four African nations have received medals: South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya and Egypt

For FULL and CURRENT medal updates, CLICK HERE. Don’t forget to visit Mcintosh and Luogon’s page to wish them well as they represent Liberia in the Women’s 400m Hurdle event TOMORROW.

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OLYMPIC UPDATE: Liberia’s Phobay Kutu-Akoi (100m)

Liberia has made its appearance at the 2012 London Olympics. Currently the Women’s 100m match is taking place and Liberia’s Phobay Kutu-Akoi has delivered a solid performance of 11:52. Kutu-Akoi represented Liberia in Heat 3 of Round 1 against Jamaica, Bulgaria, Nigeria, Lithuania, Great Britain, Colombia, and Gambia. She placed 6th and will, unfortunately, not be advancing to the semifinals. However, Liberia is proud of Kutu-Akoi for performing her best; please visit her page to congratulate her on a good performance. Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown, Bulgaria’s Ivet Lalova,and Nigeria’s Gloria Asumnu all qualified to move onto the next round.

Liberia’s Kutu-Akoi finishes sixth in Heat 3. Photo taken from london2012.com

Liberia’s next athletic event will be the Women’s 400m Hurdles on Sunday August 5th. Please visit Raasin Mcintosh and Lou Luogon’s page on the site to wish them well. Stay tuned for more updates.

LIBERIA’S 2012 OLYMPIC TRACK TEAM: National Record Holders

As the countdown begins to the Olympic Track & Field Competition, Liberians are tuning in closer to the London Olympic Games. The Athletics(Track & Field) Event is Liberia’s strongest event, at each Olympic Game. The FOUR,National Record Holding, Athletes who are scheduled to compete for the next TWO WEEKS are gearing up to light the track on fire. Let’s take a closer look at how they hold up.

PHOBAY KUTU AKOI-Women’s 100m *2 National Records

picture taken from LIAF.ORG

National Record(s): Outdoor-100m 11:52(-2.6m/s); 4x400m relay 3:33.24

RAASIN MCINTOSH-Women’s 400m Hurdles *1 National Record

                                                       

National Record(s):Outdoor-4x400m relay 3:33.24

KOU LUOGON- Women’s 400m Hurdles*4 National Records

National Record(s):Outdoor-400m hurdles 55:55; 4x400m relay 3:33.24; Indoor- 200m 24.30; 400m 52.92 OT

JANGY ADDY-Men’s Decathlon*5 National Records

National Record(s):Outdoor- Pole Vault 4.40m; Shot Put 16.86m; Discus Throw 47.08m; Javelin 57.10m; Decathlon 8025pts

You can follow these athletes as they compete against the rest of the world and fight to accomplish their personal best at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Click on the 2012 Liberian Olympic Team menu to get competition dates and results. Leave a comment of SUPPORT for your favorite 2012 Liberian Olympic Team Athletes.

*Note:Liberian Athletes can be followed year round at the Liberian International Athletic Foundation’s Webpage. Click Here to view.

OLYMPIC FLASHBACK: Liberia’s Olympic History

 Liberia made its entrance onto the Summer Olympic world stage at the 1956 Games in Melbourne, Australia. Since then, Liberia has attended EVERY Olympic Game, with the exception of the 1968, 1976, 1980*, and 1992 Summer Olympics. Liberia has sent a total of 42 athletes to the global competition (31 men and 8 women). The athletes, who have had the honor to represent Liberia are listed below.

1956 Melbourne Australia

  • George Johnson, Edward Martins, Emmanuel Putu, James Roberts

1960 Roma, Italy

  • George Johnson,Alifu Massaquoi, Emmanuel Putu, James Roberts

1964 Tokyo,Japan

  • Wesley Johnson

1972 Munchen, West Germany

  • Thomas Howe, Edward Kar, Thomas N’Ma, Dominic Saidu, Andrew Sartee

1984 Los Angeles,United States

  • Oliver Daniels, Grace Ann Dinkins**, Augustus Moulton,Wallace Obey, Samuel Sarkpa, Hassan Tall, Nimley Twegbe (**first female athlete)

1988 Seoul, South Korea

  • Samuel Birch, Oliver Daniels, Tommy Gbay, Thomas Stephens, Sammy Stewart, Simeon Stubblefield, Nimley Twegbe, Melvina Vulah

1996 Atlanta, United States

  • Sayon Cooper, Robert Dennis, Grace Ann Dinkins, Kouty Mawenh, Eddie Neufville

2000 Sydney, Australia

  • Hannah Cooper, Sayon Cooper, Grace Ann Dinkins, Kouty Mawenh, Koiyan Morlu, Andrew Reyes, Paul Sehzue, Bobby True

2004 Athina, Greece

  • Gladys Thompson, Sultan Tucker

2008 Beijing,China

  • Jangy Addy, Kia Davis, Siraj Williams

2012 London, Great Britain

  • Jangy Addy, Phobay Kutu-Akoi, Raasin Mcintosh, Kou Luogon, Levi Saryee

*The original post failed to mention the missed 1980 games. The correct information has been updated in this post.

UPDATE: Saryee Does Not Compete

The Judo match scheduled to take place this morning at 10:12a between Liberia’s Saryee and Morocco’s Attaf was a “NO GO.” The reasoning behind the cancellation has not been disclosed; However the site will be updated with the information as soon as it becomes available.

This new development means that the first athlete scheduled to represent Liberia at the 2012 Summer Games is, Liberia’s flag bearer, Phobay Kutu-Akoi. Phobay and Liberia’s remaining athletes are now preparing for the largest event of the London Olympics, the athletics competition. Most spectators refer to this competition as Track & Field. Liberia has Four incredible athletes competing in various track events; make sure to visit their pages for competition schedules and results.

2012 OLYMPIC REWIND: Liberia’s Leymah Gbowee Carries Olympic Flag

The Olympic flag is carried during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, July 28, 2012.
Ezra Shaw, Pool — AP Photo

Liberia is making an impressive mark at this year’s Summer Games. Liberian Humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee was one of the eight individuals elected to carry the Olympic Flag into London’s Olympic Stadium. The honorable event took place during the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games on Saturday July 28th. Gbowee was joined by the following:

 

  •  Shami Chakrabarti, one of Britain’s leading civil liberties campaigners
  • Ban-ki Moon,the United Nations Secretary General
  • Doreen Lawrence, mother of teenager Stephen Lawrence whose life was taken in 1993 exposing “institutional racism”
  • Sally Becker, known as the Angel of Mostar for rescuing children in war-torn Bosnia
  • Marina Silva, Brazilian Environmentalist campaigning for the protection of the Amazon Rain forest (note BRAZIL will be hosting the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro)
  • Haile Gebrselassie, Highly accomplished Ethiopian long distance track and road running athlete
  • Daniel Barenboim, Israeli Argentine born pianist and conductor
  • Muhammed Ali,one of the world’s greatest living sportsmen. Highly acclaimed Boxer, philanthropist and social activist

According to the Telegraph, Each person was chosen to carry the symbol of humanity because they portrayed values of the Olympic movement. It is truly an honor for one of Liberia’s own to be counted among the few that are bestowed such an honor. Follow the site to be updated on Liberia’s involvement in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games and feel free to leave comments of support.

JUDO UPDATE: LIBERIA vs.MOROCCO (Round1)

Liberia’s Levi Saryee will be competing against Morocco’s Safouane Attaf at 10:12 am BST. The winner of this round will be one step closer to, the Olympic Dream, a medal.

The advanced champion will then compete against the winner of the Brazil versus Latvia match. Liberia was one of seventeen countries that received an invitation to compete in the 2012 London Olympic’s Judo Competition. below is a list of how these two athletes matchup.

As the countdown begins until Liberia’s FIRST competition in the 2012 London Olympic games, let’s send support and well wishes to Levi Saryee. Leave your comments below and follow the site for more updates on Saryee and the rest of the 2012 Liberian Olympic Team.

Liberia’s FIRST UP: Levi Saryee

Liberia’s first athlete to take the 2012 Olympic stage is Levi Saryee. Saryee will be competing in the 81kg JUDO Match on Tuesday July 31. The event will begin at 9:30a BST and will continue throughout the day concluding at 4:20p BST.  You can view updated results and images on Saryee’s athletic page as we receive new information.Best wishes to Saryee as he represents Liberia in the JUDO match.

The Liberia Judo Federation is a member of the African Judo Union, which sits under the umbrella of the International Judo Federation. These organizations officiate all official events related to JUDO and maintain the standards and rules of the sport. Click here for more information regarding these groups.

PHOBAY KUTU-AKOI BEARS LIBERIAN FLAG IN OPENING

100m Sprinter Phobay Kutu-Akoi leads the 2012 Liberian Summer Olympic Team into London’s Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony. She is joined by four of her teammates (left-right: Kou Luogon, Raasin Mcintosh, Levi Saryee, Jangy Addy) and Liberian officials.

The first Olympic event that Liberia will be participating in is the JUDO competition. We will be following Mr. Levi Saryee as he represents Liberia in the JUDO match.

INSPIRE A GENERATION: LET’S GO TEAM LIB!!!

Welcome to the unofficial 2012 Liberian Olympic Team Page. Liberia is a country filled with many talented and skillful athletes. This site was created to provide information about the results of the top athletes who make up this year’s Liberian Olympic Team. We applaud and commend each athlete that has qualified to compete at such a prestigious level; and will do our best to cheer them on as they represent Our Dear Liberia.

The theme for the 2012 London Olympics is “Inspire A Generation.” Against all obstacles, these athletes have proven that they can compete with the BEST of the BEST in the WORLD. As we root for our country’s team, I hope that you will be inspired to tap into your own greatness. Not just for the advancement of yourself, but for the assured success of our nation.

“…In Union Strong, Success Is Sure,We Cannot Fail.”  

2012 Liberian Olympic Team

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