Japan's first Olympics was the 1912 Summer Games in Stockholm where they had two athletes competing. 1) Shizo Kanakuri competed in men's marathon. 2) Yahiko Mishima competed in men's 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, and 400 meter dash. Neither athlete won a medal.
No Australian athlete competed in the men's or woman's 100 meter dash at the 2008 Games in Beijing.
The 2008 Games will be Somalia's 7th time competing. No Somalian athlete has won an Olympic medal. The 2008 team will have two athletes. Samiyo Yusuf will compete in the women's 400 meter and 800 meter runs and Abdinasir Sneed will compete in the men's 5000 and 10000 meter runs.
New Zealand first sent a woman athlete to the Olympics in the first Olympics it competed in as a separate nation, the 1920 Summer Games in Antwerp. That was swimmer Violet Walrond who competed in the 100 meter freestyle, finishing 5th, and the 300 meter freestyle, finishing 7th.
Jessica Ennis is a track and field athlete. She has competed in several events, such as the 100 meter hurdles, high jump, heptathlon and pentathlon.
At the 2008 Games in Beijing, that was Anastasiya Svechnikova of Uzbekistan who was 15 years, 334 days old when she competed in women's javelin throw.The youngest athlete whose age can be documented that ever competed in athletics at the Olympics is Céléstine N'Drin of Ivory Coast who was 13 years, 3 days old when she competed in women's 800 meter run at the 1976 Games in Montreal.
2 ... Fathia Ali Bouraleh competed in women's 100 meter dash and Mahamoud Farah competed in men's 1500 meter run.
Over Trinidad and Tobago's history at the Olympics, women have competed in athletics, swimming, badminton, and taekwondo. 11 women competed for Trinidad and Tobago at the 2008 Games in Beijing ... 10 in athletics and 1 in swimming. At the 2004 Games in Athens, 9 women competed in athletics and swimming. At the 2000 Games in Sydney, 5 women competed in athletics, swimming, and taekwondo. At the 1996 Games in Atlanta, 4 women competed in athletics, swimming, and badminton. No women were on Trinidad and Tobago's Olympic team at the 1992 Games in Barcelona. Since 1992 ... In athletics, women have competed in 100 meter dash, 4x100 meter relay, 100 meter hurdles, 400 meter hurdles, heptathlon, high jump, long jump, shot put, and hammer throw. In swimming, women have competed in 50 meter freestyle, 100 meter freestyle, 100 meter breaststroke, 200 meter breaststroke, and 100 meter butterfly. In taekwondo, women have competed in featherweight class. In badminton, women have competed in singles. Through the 2008 Games, no woman competing for Trinidad and Tobago has won an Olympic medal.
Liu Changchun was the Republic of China's first Olympic athlete, competing in the 100 meter dash at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
That was Laura Pierre who competed in the women's 200 meter dash at the 1972 Games in Munich. She finished 4th in her heat and did not qualify for the semi-finals.
Brunei sent one athlete to the 2004 Olympics, a 1500 meter runner named Jimmy Anak Ahar who finished 13th in his heat and did not advance. Liechenstein sent one athlete, in 10 meter air rifle competition named Oliver Geissmann, who finished 22nd.