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Madagascar to send seven athletes to Olympic Games

Country will compete in judo, weightlifting, wrestling, swimming and athletics

  • IANS
  • Published: 15:57 July 19, 2012
  • Gulf News

Madagascar: Seven athletes will represent Madagascar at the London Olympics, an official from the island country’s Olympic Committee has said.

The president of Madagascar’s Olympic Committee, Siteny Andriasoloniaiko, told Xinhua in an interview on Wednesday that Madagascar will participate in five disciplines — judo, weightlifting, wrestling, swimming and athletics.

“Only three of these Malagasy athletes — Soloniaina Josiane Patricia in women’s wrestling, Fetra Ratsimiziva in men’s judo and Nathalia Rakotondramanana in women’s weightlifting — qualified for the Games,” Andriasoloniaiko said.

Andriasoloniaiko said Madagascar received two wild cards in swimming and two in athletics.

The team will arrive in London on July 24. It will be Madagascar’s 12th Olympics.

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