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American Samoa at the 2016 Summer Olympics

American Samoa competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's eighth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics.

American Samoa at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of American Samoa.svg
IOC code ASA
NOC American Samoa National Olympic Committee
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 4 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Tanumafili Jungblut[1]
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Four American Samoan athletes, three men and one woman, were selected for the Games, competing only in athletics, judo, and weightlifting; all of them made their Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro through wild card entries and universality places, without having qualified. Among the nation's athletes were American-born sprinters Isaac Silafau and Jordan Mageo (the lone female of the team), lightweight judoka Benjamin Waterhouse (men's 73 kg), and weightlifter Tanumafili Jungblut, who led the delegation as American Samoa's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1][2] American Samoa, however, has yet to win its first ever Olympic medal.



American Samoa has received universality slots from IAAF to send two athletes (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[3][4]

  • 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
Isaac Silafau Men's 100 m 11.51 5 Did not advance
Jordan Mageo Women's 100 m 13.72 6 Did not advance


American Samoa has qualified one judoka for the men's lightweight category (73 kg) at the Games. Benjamin Waterhouse earned a continental quota spot from the Oceania region as the nation's lone judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.[5]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Benjamin Waterhouse Men's −73 kg Bye   Repiyallage (SRI)
L 000–101
Did not advance


American Samoa has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send Tanumafili Jungblut in the men's middle-heavyweight category (94 kg) to the Olympics, signifying the nation's Olympic return to the sport for the first time since 2004.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Tanumafili Jungblut Men's −94 kg 141 DNF DNF


  1. ^ a b "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Jones, Dan (30 July 2016). "American (Samoa) dream". Mail Tribune. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  3. ^ " – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Rio 2016 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "IJF Officially Announces Qualified Athletes for Rio 2016 Olympic Games". International Judo Federation. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.