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Afghanistan at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Afghanistan at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Afghanistan.svg
IOC code AFG
NOC Afghanistan National Olympic Committee
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 3 in 2 sports
Flag bearer Mohammad Tawfiq Bakhshi[1]
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Afghanistan competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's thirteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics, although it had officially made its debut in 1936 and missed five editions.

The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee sent a total of three athletes to the Games, trimming into half of the roster from London 2012. Track sprinters Abdul Wahib Zahiri and Kamia Yousufi received their spots to compete in athletics by wild card entries, while judoka Mohammad Tawfiq Bakhshi was selected to carry the Afghan flag in the opening ceremony.[1]

In the absence of taekwondo fighters, most notably Rohullah Nikpai, Afghanistan failed to earn a single Olympic medal in Rio for the first time since 2004.

AthleticsEdit

Afghanistan has received universality slots from IAAF to send two athletes (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[2][3]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Abdul Wahib Zahiri Men's 100 m 11.56 7 Did not advance
Kamia Yousufi Women's 100 m 14.02 NR 8 Did not advance

JudoEdit

Afghanistan has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a judoka competing in the men's half-heavyweight category (100 kg) to the Olympics.

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mohammad Tawfiq Bakhshi Men's −100 kg   Fonseca (POR)
L 000–100
Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Rio 2016 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.