For the pass 2 weeks, we’ve tirelessly watched our Liberian athletes represent Liberia in fierce competition. What might have taken us seconds or days to watch,has taken these athletes YEARS to prepare for. The road to the next Olympic Game starts HERE. The next four years will consist of practicing, training, competing, and qualifying; all in an effort to represent our Dear Liberia in 2016 and possibly bring her a medal. The journey to Rio begins NOW. May the 2012 Liberian Olympic Team inspire other Liberian athletes to begin their quest for the GOLD. May these future athletes receive support from family, friends, the Liberian government, businesses and fellow Liberians around the world. This is by no means an easy journey, but it is one that is possible (as these Olympians and the ones before them have proven). Congratulations 2012 Liberian Olympic Team on a job well done; best wishes to those beginning their journey to RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL.
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.
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
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.
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.
- George Johnson, Edward Martins, Emmanuel Putu, James Roberts
- George Johnson,Alifu Massaquoi, Emmanuel Putu, James Roberts
- Wesley Johnson
- Thomas Howe, Edward Kar, Thomas N’Ma, Dominic Saidu, Andrew Sartee
- Oliver Daniels, Grace Ann Dinkins**, Augustus Moulton,Wallace Obey, Samuel Sarkpa, Hassan Tall, Nimley Twegbe (**first female athlete)
- Samuel Birch, Oliver Daniels, Tommy Gbay, Thomas Stephens, Sammy Stewart, Simeon Stubblefield, Nimley Twegbe, Melvina Vulah
- Sayon Cooper, Robert Dennis, Grace Ann Dinkins, Kouty Mawenh, Eddie Neufville
- Hannah Cooper, Sayon Cooper, Grace Ann Dinkins, Kouty Mawenh, Koiyan Morlu, Andrew Reyes, Paul Sehzue, Bobby True
- Gladys Thompson, Sultan Tucker
- Jangy Addy, Kia Davis, Siraj Williams
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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