FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, August 18. THANKS to some tireless analysis from the World Swim Coaches Association, Swimming World has some more number crunching to present to our readers from the 2012 London Olympics.
A summary of the Swimming portion (pool events only) from the 2012 Olympics:
-Number of nations: 167
Africa= 35 (21.0%)
Americas= 36 (21.6%)
Asia= 37 (22.2%)
Europe= 48 (28.7%)
Oceania= 11 (6.6%)
-Number of swimmers: 887 (51.6% males, 48.4% females)
Africa= 75 ( 8.5%)
Americas= 165 (18.6%)
Asia= 152 (17.1%)
Europe= 418 (47.1%)
Oceania= 77 ( 8.7%)
-Number of prelims swims: 1,149
Africa= 90 ( 7.8%)
Americas= 219 (19.1%)
Asia= 179 (15.6%)
Europe= 571 (49.7%)
Oceania= 90 ( 7.8%)
-Number nations with:
— 1-10 Prelims swims: 138 nations (36 had 1 swim, 66 had 2 swims)
–11-20 Prelims swims: 13 nations
— 21+ Prelims swims: 16 nations
-6 nations had entries in all 32 events: Australia, Canada, China, Great Britain, Hungary and USA.
–Most swims in Prelims: USA (58), Australia & Great Britain (55
each), China (50), and Hungary (42).
–Most swims in Semis: USA (39), Australia (33), Great Britain &
Japan (21 each), and Canada (19).
–Most swims in Finals: USA (50), Australia (28), Great Britain (23),
China (20) and Japan (19).
-Nations swimming in:
–prelims= 167 nations
— semis= 43 nations
— finals= 33 nations
-Nations whose top finish was in Finals:
–Africa (3): South Africa, Tunisia and Zimbabwe;
–Americas (8): Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad &
Tobago, USA and Venezuela;
–Asia (3): China, Japan and South Korea;
–Europe (17): Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany,
Great Britain, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland,
Russia, Serbia, Spain and Sweden;
–Oceania (2): Australia and New Zealand.
-Nations whose top finish was in Semis:
–Africa (2): Kenya and Morocco;
–Americas (2): Cayman Islands and Colombia;
–Asia (1): Singapore;
–Europe (7): Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg, Romania, Slovenia,
Switzerland and Ukraine.
–Oceania (0): –.
-Nations whose top finish was in Prelims:
–Africa (30): Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi,
Cameroon, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, C?te d'Ivoire,
Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guinea, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi,
Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Swaziland,
Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia;
–Americas (26): Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Barbados,
Bermuda, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El
Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua,
Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent &
Grenadines, Suriname, Uruguay and Virgin Islands;
–Asia (33): Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Chinese Taipei,
Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait,
Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal,
Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Syria,
Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and
–Europe (24): Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia &
Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Georgia,
Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova,
Monaco, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia and Turkey;
–Oceania (9): American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Marshall
Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea and Tonga.