Category Archives: London

OLYMPIC UPDATE: Jangy Addy (Decathlon)

With Day 1 of the 2012 London Olympic Decathlon event over, Liberia is ranked 20th out of 31 competitors. However, this is not the final ranking. Tomorrow will determine each countries ultimate ranking in the Decathlon at this years Olympic Games. Jangy Addy gave a stellar performance finishing FIRST in each heat that he raced in.  You can view his Overall performance below (note: each rank represents his place in his competition heat or group). Stay tuned for part two. Tomorrow, Addy will attempt to improve his rank by competing in the 110m Hurdles, Javelin, Discus, Pole Vault and 1500m. Wish him well and be sure to congratulate ALL of the athletes, who have represented Liberia at this years Olympic Games.

Jangy Addy finishes 1st in 100m heat
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*LIB*: Risk & Conquer

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LIBERIA’S FINAL ATHLETE: Jangy Addy (Decathlon)

Tomorrow at 10am BST, Liberia’s final athlete, in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, will take to the field. Jangy Addy will be competing in TEN events, over the period of TWO days. This young Liberian athlete has already obtained an international GOLD medal for Liberia during the 2011 All-Africa Games in Mozambique. Addy has also represented Liberia at the previous Olympics in Beijing. On August 8th, Liberians around the world will be tuning in to Liberia’s final opportunity to acquire a 2012 Olympic medal. Regardless of what place Liberia takes in this event, we are proud to have qualified and we are proud of Jangy Addy for representing the nation. Visit his page on the site to wish him well. Below is his schedule; we will be updating his page with results as they become available.

*The 400m Decathlon race will be televised on NBC-NY 4:30-5pm EST. For immediate results from London’s Official Olympic Page CLICK HERE

OLYMPIC EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Phobay Kutu-Akoi

Just days after her race, Liberia’s Phobay Kutu-Akoi responds to some questions sent to her from this site. The questions and her answers are below. Enjoy and lookout for other possible interviews.

1.What has been your most memorable experience in London, so far?

My Most memorable experiences in London so far have been walking out to the stadium to compete and also walking out during opening ceremony. 

2.How does your Olympic Time compare to Your Personal Best?

My personal best of 11.37 is faster than the time I ran at the Olympics, 11.52.

3. How’s the Liberian Olympic Team support & Dynamic?

I love my teammates and everyone gets along well. We are supportive of each other and we all have the same vision and goal of getting our country forward athletically.

4.What will you be doing for the remainder of your time in London?

I will spend a few days with my mother, support and cheer on my teammates, my training partners, watch some other athletes compete in different sports, go sightseeing and enjoy the closing ceremony.

5.How’s the Olympic Village & any shoutouts for your fans to add to the site?

The Olympic Village is cool. There are a lot of choices of food and things to do. It can be compared to walking around a compound of super humans (lol that was only a joke) but I am enjoying my time here.

Yes, a special shoutout  to EVERYONE that has ever said a prayer for me, sent well wishes, posted on Facebook or twitter about team Liberia. I Love You guys. The support is amazing. Also to My family, my amazing friends, St. Johns U family, and the JfK high school family.

This concludes our interview with Liberia’s 100m athlete. Thanks Phobay for the interview and thanks for all of your efforts representing Our SWEET LIBERIA.

OLYMPIC UPDATE:Liberia’s Mcintosh Women’s 400m Hurdles

Today Liberia made its second appearance on this year’s Olympic stage. Raasin Mcintosh took to the track to compete in the Women’s 400m hurdle event. The results are in and Liberia has placed 6th in heat 2 round 1 with a time of 57.39. and will not be advancing on to the semifinals taking place Monday August 5th. Let’s Congratulate Raasin Mcintosh for her efforts in this year’s Olympic games. There is no current information on whether Kou Luogon has competed. The site will be updated as soon as that information becomes available.

The final athlete to represent Liberia in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games is Decathlete Jangy Addy. He will be competing on Wednesday August 8th. Make sure to stop by his page and wish him well.

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.

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.