Rwanda at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Rwanda at the
2022 Commonwealth Games
Flag of Rwanda.svg
CGF codeRWA
CGARwanda National Olympic and Sports Committee
Websiteolympicrwanda.org
in Birmingham, England
28 July 2022 (2022-07-28) – 8 August 2022 (2022-08-08)
Competitors16 (10 men and 6 women) in 4 sports
Flag bearers (opening)Ntagengwa Olivier
Diane Ingabire
Flag bearer (closing)TBD
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)

Rwanda will compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England between 28 July and 8 August 2022.[1] It will be Rwanda's fourth appearance at the Games.

Ntagengwa Olivier and Diane Ingabire were the country's flagbearers during the opening ceremony.[2]

Competitors

Rwanda received a quota of 20 open allocation slots from Commonwealth Sport,[3] of which they filled 15. This quota is used to determine the overall team in sports lacking a qualifying system.

The following is the list of number of competitors participating at the Games per sport/discipline.

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 3 4
Beach volleyball 2 0 2
Cycling 5 3 8
Swimming 2 0 2
Total 10 6 16

Athletics

A squad of four athletes was selected as of 10 July 2022.[4]

Men
Track and road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Yves Nimubona 5000 m 13:20.20 5
Women
Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Claire Uwitonze 1500 m 4:24.07 8 Did not advance
Emeline Imanizabayo 5000 m 15:37.87 14
Celine Iranzi 10,000 m 32:48.60 11

Beach volleyball

By virtue of their position in the extended FIVB Beach Volleyball World Rankings (based on performances between 16 April 2018 and 31 March 2022), Rwanda qualified for the men's tournament.[5][6] Two players were selected as of 19 July 2022.[7]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Olivier Ntagengwa
Venuste Gatsinze
Men's tournament  Leo Williams /
Goldschmidt (RSA)
W 2 - 0
 Ismail /
Naseem (MDV)
W 2 - 1
 Burnett /
McHugh (AUS)
L 0 - 2
2 Q  O'Dea /
Fuller (NZL)
W 2 - 0
 Burnett /
McHugh (AUS)
L 0 - 2
Bronze medal match
 Bello /
Bello (ENG)
L 0 - 2
4

Men's tournament

Group B

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  BurnettMcHugh (AUS) 3 3 0 6 6 0 MAX 126 88 1.432 Quarterfinals
2  NtagengwaGatsinze (RWA) 3 2 1 5 4 3 1.333 127 128 0.992
3  WilliamsGoldschmidt (RSA) 3 1 2 4 2 5 0.400 109 132 0.826 Ranking of third-placed teams
4  IsmailNaseem (MDV) 3 0 3 3 2 6 0.333 129 143 0.902
Qualified for the Quarterfinals
30 July 2022
14:30
 NtagengwaGatsinze (RWA) 2–0  WilliamsGoldschmidt (RSA) Smithfield
(21–19, 21–16)
Report

1 August 2022
19:00
 NtagengwaGatsinze (RWA) 2–1  IsmailNaseem (MDV) Smithfield
(21–16, 14–21, 16–14)
Report

3 August 2022
14:30
 BurnettMcHugh (AUS) 2–0  NtagengwaGatsinze (RWA) Smithfield
(21–16, 21–18)
Report
Quarterfinals
5 August 2022
11:00
 O'DeaFuller (NZL) 0–2  NtagengwaGatsinze (RWA) Smithfield
(18–21, 19–21)
Report
Semifinals
6 August 2022
15:00
 NtagengwaGatsinze (RWA) 0–2  BurnettMcHugh (AUS) Smithfield
(18–21, 14–21)
Report
Bronze medal match
7 August 2022
15:00
 BelloBello (ENG) 2–0  NtagengwaGatsinze (RWA) Smithfield
(21–11, 21–12)
Report

Cycling

Following the National Road Championships, a squad of eight cyclists was selected as of 5 July 2022.[8] Moise Mugisha, who was unable to take part in the championships after being hit in a car accident, is also listed as of 10 July 2022.[4]

Road

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Eric Manizabayo Road race 3:37:15 43
Moise Mugisha 3:37:08 36
Samuel Mugisha DNF
Eric Muhoza 3:37:08 33
Byiza Renus Uhiriwe 3:37:08 23
Moise Mugisha Time trial 51:56.70 17
Byiza Renus Uhiriwe 53:52.62 27
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Diane Ingabire Road race DNF
Josiane Mukashma DNF
Jacqueline Tuyishime DNF
Diane Ingabire Time trial 47:39.04 25
Jacqueline Tuyishime 48:04.33 26

Swimming

A squad of two swimmers was selected as of 10 July 2022.[4]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Eloi Maniraguha 50 m freestyle 25.15 54 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 57.79 63 Did not advance
Isihaka Isihaka 50 m butterfly 26.84 46 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 1:00.95 44 Did not advance

References

  1. ^ Nuwamanya, Amon (8 November 2021). "Rwanda To Host The Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay". KT Press. Archived from the original on 8 November 2021. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  2. ^ @RwandaCGA (27 July 2022). "Update: On this Thursday, during the opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2022. Ntagengwa Olivier and Ingabire Diane will be the Flag bears of #Rwanda" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Nsabimana, Eddie (23 March 2022). "Rwandan athletes in preps for Commonwealth Games". The New Times. Archived from the original on 1 April 2022. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  4. ^ a b c Icyegeranyo cy 'Amakuru y 'Imikino yaranze icyumweru | 2022 Taliki 01-07 Nyakanga (PDF) (in Kinyarwanda). RNOSC. p. 4. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 July 2022. Retrieved 13 July 2022.
  5. ^ "Beach Volleyball Line-Up Confirmed For Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games". FIVB. 26 April 2022. Archived from the original on 26 April 2022. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  6. ^ "SI beach volleyball team qualify for Commonwealth Games". Solomon Star. News Corp. 27 April 2022. Archived from the original on 27 April 2022. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  7. ^ Sikubwabo, Damas (19 July 2022). "Rwanda to face South Africa in Commonwealth games opener". The New Times. Archived from the original on 19 July 2022. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  8. ^ Nsabimana, Eddie (5 July 2022). "Rwandan athletes in preps for Commonwealth Games". The New Times. Archived from the original on 5 July 2022. Retrieved 5 July 2022.

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