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Algeria at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Algeria competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. Since the nation's debut in 1964, Algerian athletes had appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, but did not attend the 1976 Summer Olympics in Moscow, because of the African boycott.

Algeria at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Algeria.svg
IOC code ALG
NOC Algerian Olympic Committee
Website www.coalgerie.com
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 64 in 13 sports
Flag bearer Sonia Asselah[1]
Medals
Ranked 62nd
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 2 0 2
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Algerian Olympic Committee fielded a team of 64 athletes, 53 men and 11 women, across thirteen sports at the Games. It was the nation's largest ever delegation sent to the Olympics, breaking the record of 61 athletes, who attended the London Games four years earlier.[2] Men's football was the only team-based sport in which Algeria had representatives at the Games, returning to the Olympic scene for the first time since 1980. Among the individual-based sports represented by the nation's athletes, Algeria marked its Olympic debut in sailing.

The Algerian team featured twelve returning Olympians, with 37-year-old marathon runner Souad Aït Salem having participated in four Olympic Games as the oldest and most experienced member. Foil fencer Anissa Khelfaoui, along with boxers Abdelhafid Benchabla and Abdelkader Chadi, was among the Algerian athletes headed to their third Olympics, while eight others previously competed in London, including defending champion Taoufik Makhloufi in middle-distance running, former French fencer Victor Sintès, and heavyweight judoka Sonia Asselah, who was selected by the committee to carry the Algerian flag at the opening ceremony, the first by a female in Summer Olympic history.[1][3]

Algeria left Rio de Janeiro with only two silver medals, won by Makhloufi in both the men's 800 and 1500 metres.[4][5]

Contents

MedalistsEdit

Athletics (track and field)Edit

Algerian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[6][7]

A total of 15 athletes (12 men and 3 women) were named to the Algerian track and field team for the Games, including reigning Olympic champion Taoufik Makhloufi in the men's 1500 metres.[8]

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
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Amine Belferar 800 m 1:48.40 3 Q 1:46.55 7 Did not advance
Yassine Hathat 1:46.81 3 Q 1:44.81 3 Did not advance
Taoufik Makhloufi 1:49.17 1 Q 1:43.85 1 Q 1:42.61 NR  
Salim Keddar 1500 m 3:40.63 11 Did not advance
Taoufik Makhloufi 3:46.82 1 Q 3:39.88 2 Q 3:50.11  
Abdelmalik Lahoulou 400 m hurdles 48.62 NR 1 Q 49.08 4 Did not advance
Miloud Rahmani 49.73 5 Did not advance
Hicham Bouchicha 3000 m steeplechase 8:33.61 8 N/A Did not advance
Ali Messaoudi DSQ N/A Did not advance
Bilal Tabti 8:38.87 11 N/A Did not advance
El-Hadi Laameche Marathon N/A DNF
Hakim Sadi N/A 2:26:47 104
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Larbi Bourrada Result 10.75 SB 7.52 SB 13.78 SB 2.10 PB 47.98 14.15 PB 42.39 PB 4.60 66.49 4:14.60 8521 AF 5
Points 917 940 715 896 910 955 713 790 836 849
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Amina Bettiche 3000 m steeplechase 10:26.91 18 Did not advance
Kenza Dahmani Marathon N/A 2:38.37 50
Souad Aït Salem N/A DNF

BoxingEdit

Algeria has entered eight boxers to compete in the following weight classes into the Olympic boxing tournament. 2012 Olympians Abdelkader Chadi and Ilyas Abbadi were the only Algerians to be selected to the Olympic team with a top two finish of their respective division in the World Series of Boxing, while five further boxers (Flissi, Benbaziz, Kedache, Benchabla, and Bouloudinat) claimed their Olympic spots at the 2016 African Qualification Tournament in Yaoundé, Cameroon.[9][10]

Fahem Hammachi secured an additional Olympic place on the Algerian roster as a quarterfinalist losing to the eventual champion Mykola Butsenko of Ukraine at the 2016 AIBA World Qualifying Tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan.[11]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mohamed Flissi Flyweight Bye   Asenov (BUL)
W 3–0
  Finol (VEN)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Fahem Hammachi Bantamweight   de Jesus (BRA)
L 1–2
Did not advance
Reda Benbaziz Lightweight   Abdelaal (EGY)
W 3–0
  Abdurashidov (RUS)
W 3–0
  Otgondalai (MGL)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Abdelkader Chadi Light welterweight   Teixeira (BRA)
L 1–2
Did not advance
Zohir Kedache Welterweight   Donnelly (IRL)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Ilyas Abbadi Middleweight   Ngamissengue (CGO)
W 3–0
  Alimkhanuly (KAZ)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Abdelhafid Benchabla Light heavyweight Bye   Ramirez (VEN)
W 2–0
  Buatsi (GBR)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Chouaib Bouloudinat Heavyweight Bye   St-Pierre (MRI)
L 1–2
Did not advance

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Algerian riders qualified for a maximum of two quota places in the men's Olympic road race by virtue of their top 4 national ranking in the 2015 UCI Africa Tour.[12]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Youcef Reguigui Men's road race Did not finish
Abderrahmane Mansouri Did not finish

FencingEdit

Algeria has entered two fencers into the Olympic competition. Two-time Olympian Anissa Khelfaoui claimed an Olympic spot as one of the two highest-ranked fencers from Africa outside the world's top 14 in the FIE Adjusted Official Rankings.[13] Meanwhile, former French foil fencer Victor Sintès rounded out the roster by virtue of a top finish at the African Zonal Qualifier in Algiers.

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Victor Sintès Men's foil Bye   Kruse (GBR)
L 4–15
Did not advance
Anissa Khelfaoui Women's foil Bye   Harvey (CAN)
L 6–15
Did not advance

FootballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Algeria men's football team qualified for the Olympics by attaining a top two finish at the 2015 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal.[14][15]

Team roster

The following is the Algeria squad in the men's football tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team of 18 players was officially named on 14 July.[16] view · talk

Head coach: Pierre-André Schürmann

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Abdelkader Salhi (1993-03-19)19 March 1993 (aged 23) 12 0   ASO Chlef
2 2DF Miloud Rebiaï (1993-12-12)12 December 1993 (aged 22) 0 0   ES Sétif
3 2DF Ayoub Abdellaoui (1993-02-16)16 February 1993 (aged 23) 13 0   USM Alger
4 2DF Abdelghani Demmou* (1989-01-29)29 January 1989 (aged 27) 1 0   MC Alger
5 2DF Ryad Kenniche (c) (1993-04-30)30 April 1993 (aged 23) 7 1   ES Sétif
6 3MF Mohamed Benkhemassa (1993-06-28)28 June 1993 (aged 23) 17 2   USM Alger
7 4FW Baghdad Bounedjah* (1991-11-24)24 November 1991 (aged 24) 6 4   Al Sadd SC
8 3MF Haris Belkebla (1994-01-28)28 January 1994 (aged 22) 0 0   Tours
9 4FW Mohamed Benkablia (1994-02-02)2 February 1994 (aged 22) 0 0   ASM Oran
10 4FW Abderrahmane Meziane (1993-03-07)7 March 1993 (aged 23) 13 4   USM Alger
11 4FW Zakaria Haddouche (1994-08-19)19 August 1994 (aged 21) 9 1   ES Sétif
12 3MF Raouf Benguit (1996-04-05)5 April 1996 (aged 20) 14 0   USM Alger
13 4FW Oussama Darfalou (1993-09-29)29 September 1993 (aged 22) 11 4   USM Alger
14 3MF Sofiane Bendebka* (1992-08-09)9 August 1992 (aged 23) 1 1   NA Hussein Dey
15 2DF Houari Ferhani (1993-02-11)11 February 1993 (aged 23) 13 0   JS Kabylie
16 1GK Farid Chaâl (1994-07-03)3 July 1994 (aged 22) 0 0   USM El Harrach
17 3MF Zakaria Draoui (1994-02-20)20 February 1994 (aged 22) 6 0   CR Belouizdad
18 4FW Rachid Aït-Atmane (1993-02-04)4 February 1993 (aged 23) 1 0   Sporting Gijón
22 1GK Oussama Methazem (1993-12-16)16 December 1993 (aged 22) 0 0   RC Arbaâ

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Portugal 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Quarter-finals
2   Honduras 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
3   Argentina 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4   Algeria 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

4 August 2016 (2016-08-04)
15:00
v
Honduras   3–2   Algeria
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
18:00
v
Argentina   2–1   Algeria
Correa   47'
Calleri   70'
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Bendebka   64'

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
13:00
v
Algeria   1–1   Portugal
Benkablia   30' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Paciência   25' (pen.)

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Algeria has entered two artistic gymnasts into the Olympic competition for the first time since 1968. Mohamed Bourguieg and Farah Boufadene claimed their Olympic spots each as the only ranked male and female gymnast from Africa, respectively, at the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro.[20][21]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Mohamed Bourguieg Individual 12.533 12.900 13.033 13.700 13.500 12.833 78.499 48 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Farah Boufadene Individual 13.916 12.200 10.600 11.100 46.433 53 Did not advance

JudoEdit

Algeria has qualified five judokas for each of the following weight classes at the Games. Houd Zourdani, Lyès Bouyacoub, Mohamed-Amine Tayeb, and Abderahmane Benamadi were ranked among the top 22 eligible judokas for men in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016, while London 2012 Olympian Sonia Asselah at women's heavyweight (78 kg) earned a continental quota spot from the African region as the highest-ranked Algerian judoka outside of direct qualifying position.[22][23]

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
Houd Zourdani Men's −66 kg Bye   Kopinsky (SUR)
W 100–000
  Davaadorj (MGL)
L 000–101
Did not advance
Abderahmane Benamadi Men's −90 kg   Juraev (UZB)
L 000–000 S
Did not advance
Lyès Bouyacoub Men's −100 kg Bye   Remarenco (UAE)
W 010–000
  Gasimov (AZE)
L 010–010 S
Did not advance
Mohamed-Amine Tayeb Men's +100 kg N/A   Temuulen (MGL)
W 010–000
  Riner (FRA)
L 000–100
Did not advance
Sonia Asselah Women's +78 kg N/A Bye   Yu S (CHN)
L 000–100
Did not advance

RowingEdit

Algeria has qualified one boat each in both the men's and women's single sculls for the Games at the 2015 African Continental Qualification Regatta in Tunis, Tunisia.

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sid Ali Boudina Men's single sculls 7:45.90 4 R 7:20.84 1 QF 7:13.59 5 SC/D 7:37.19 5 FD 7:06.64 23
Amina Rouba Women's single sculls 8:55.09 4 R 8:04.21 1 QF 8:21.00 6 SC/D 8:22.34 5 FD 7:46.55 21

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

SailingEdit

Algerian sailors have qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the individual fleet World Championships, and African qualifying regattas.[24]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Hamza Bouras RS:X 35 36 34 35 DNF 26 31 DNF 36 DNF 36 24 EL 367 36
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Katia Belabas RS:X DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF 25 27 27 27 27 27 27 EL 290 26
Imène Cherif-Sahraoui Laser Radial 33 35 36 34 DNF DNF 35 38 DNS DNC N/A EL 362 37

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race

ShootingEdit

Algeria has qualified one shooter to compete in the men's 10 m air rifle by virtue of his best finish at the African Continental Championships, as long as he obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by March 31, 2016.[25][26]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Chafik Bouaoud Men's 10 m air rifle 612.1 47 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)

SwimmingEdit

Algerian swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[27][28]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Oussama Sahnoune Men's 50 m freestyle 22.27 25 Did not advance
Men's 100 m freestyle 49.20 31 Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Algeria has qualified one male and one female weightlifter for the Rio Olympics by virtue of a top five national finish (for men) and top four (for women), respectively, at the 2016 African Championships.[29] The team must allocate these places to individual athletes by June 20, 2016. London 2012 Olympian Walid Bidani and rookie Fatima-Zohra Bouchra were named to Algeria's Olympic roster on July 8, 2016.[30][31]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Walid Bidani Men's +105 kg 190 NR 10 220 NR 14 410 NR 13
Fatima-Zohra Bouchra Women's +75 kg 87 16 105 15 192 15

WrestlingEdit

Algeria has qualified a total of three wrestlers for each the following weight classes into the Olympic wrestling tournament. One of them finished among the top six to book an Olympic spot in the men's Greco-Roman 66 kg at the 2015 UWW World Championships, while two additional licenses were awarded to Algerian wrestlers, who progressed to the top two finals at the 2016 African & Oceania Qualification Tournament.[32]

Key:

  • VT – Victory by Fall.
  • PP – Decision by Points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO – Decision by Points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST – Decision by points – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
  • SP – Decision by points – the loser with technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Tarek Benaissa −66 kg Bye   Tsarev (KGZ)
W 3–0 PO
  Chunayev (AZE)
L 1–4 SP
Did not advance 8
Adem Boudjemline −85 kg Bye   Bayryakov (BUL)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 17
Hamza Haloui −98 kg   Guri (BUL)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance 17

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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