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Angola at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Angola competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's ninth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics, with the exception of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, because of its support of the Soviet boycott.

Angola at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Angola.svg
IOC code ANG
NOC Angolan Olympic Committee
Website  (in Portuguese)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 25 in 7 sports
Flag bearer Luisa Kiala[1]
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Angolan Olympic Committee (Portuguese: Comité Olímpico Angolano) selected a total of 25 athletes, 8 men and 17 women, for the Games, competing in seven different sports.[2] The nation's team size was roughly ten athletes smaller than the team sent to London four years earlier, and had the second largest share of women in its Summer Olympic history. Women's handball was the only team-based sport in which Angola had its representation at these Games, unable to send any of the nation's basketball teams to the Olympics for the first time since 1988. Among the sports played by the athletes, Angola marked its debut in rowing and a return in sailing and shooting from a two-decade absence.

Notable Angolan athletes featured three-time judoka Antónia Moreira, medley swimmer Pedro Pinotes, trap shooter João Paulo da Silva, who sought for his Olympic comeback in Rio after a 16-year absence, and four-time Olympian and handball team captain Luísa Kiala, who became the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1] Angola, however, has yet to win its first ever Olympic medal.

Contents

AthleticsEdit

Angola has received universality slots from IAAF to send two athletes (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[3][4][2]

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
Hermenegildo Leite Men's 100 m 11.65 7 Did not advance
Liliana Neto Women's 100 m 13.58 7 Did not advance

HandballEdit

Summary

Key:

  • ET – After extra time
  • P – Match decided by penalty-shootout.
Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Angola women's Women's tournament   Romania
W 23–19
  Montenegro
W 27–25
  Norway
L 20–30
  Brazil
L 24–28
  Spain
L 22–26
4   Russia
L 27–31
Did not advance 8

Women's tournamentEdit

Angola women's handball team qualified for the Olympics by winning the 2015 Africa Qualification Tournament in Luanda.[5] They were drawn in Group A of the preliminary round.

Team roster

The following is the Angola roster in the women's handball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[6] view · talk

Head coach: Filipe Cruz

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Neyde Barbosa (1980-09-23)23 September 1980 (aged 35) 1.77 m 38 1   Progresso do Sambizanga
6 RW Juliana Machado (1994-11-06)6 November 1994 (aged 21) 1.70 m 25 48   Primeiro de Agosto
8 CB Lurdes Monteiro (1984-07-11)11 July 1984 (aged 32) 1.70 m 32 49   Primeiro de Agosto
9 W Natália Bernardo (1986-12-25)25 December 1986 (aged 29) 1.70 m 73 192   Primeiro de Agosto
10 P Albertina Kassoma (1996-06-12)12 June 1996 (aged 20) 1.90 m 14 39   Primeiro de Agosto
11 LB Luísa Kiala (1982-01-25)25 January 1982 (aged 34) 1.72 m 104 194   Petro de Luanda
12 GK Cristina Branco (1985-03-15)15 March 1985 (aged 31) 1.70 m 59 0   Primeiro de Agosto
15 RB Azenaide Carlos (1990-06-14)14 June 1990 (aged 26) 1.75 m 50 150   Petro de Luanda
16 GK Teresa Almeida (1988-05-05)5 May 1988 (aged 28) 1.78 m 32 0   Petro de Luanda
17 RB Wuta Dombaxe (1986-04-05)5 April 1986 (aged 30) 1.73 m 32 64   Primeiro de Agosto
21 RB Magda Cazanga (1991-05-28)28 May 1991 (aged 25) 1.84 m 21 28   Petro de Luanda
25 P Liliana Venâncio (1995-09-19)19 September 1995 (aged 20) 1.86 m 6 3   Primeiro de Agosto
31 LW Janete dos Santos (1991-06-10)10 June 1991 (aged 25) 1.75 m 10 0   Progresso do Sambizanga
90 LB Isabel Guialo (1990-04-08)8 April 1990 (aged 26) 1.72 m 33 60   Primeiro de Agosto
Preliminary round
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil (H) 5 4 0 1 138 117 +21 8 Quarter-finals
2   Norway 5 4 0 1 141 121 +20 8
3   Spain 5 3 0 2 125 116 +9 6
4   Angola 5 2 0 3 116 128 −12 4
5   Romania 5 2 0 3 108 119 −11 4
6   Montenegro 5 0 0 5 107 134 −27 0
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.
(H) Host.
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
19:50
v
Romania   19–23   Angola Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 4,465
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
Neagu 8 (9–11) Guialo 5
  2×  Report   3× 

8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
21:50
v
Angola   27–25   Montenegro Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Alpaidze, Berekzina (RUS)
Guialo 7 (12–12) K. Bulatović 9
  3×  Report   2× 

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
16:40
v
Norway   30–20   Angola Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Mørk 8 (16–8) Guialo 8
  2×  Report   2×  1× 

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
09:30
v
Angola   24–28   Brazil Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Røen, Arntsen (NOR)
Bernardo 8 (13–13) Belo 7
  2×  Report   4× 

14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
19:50
v
Spain   26–22   Angola Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pinto, Menezes (BRA)
Cabral, Martín 7 (13–12) Guialo 6
  4×  Report   3×  1× 

Quarterfinal
16 August 2016 (2016-08-16)
20:30
v
Russia   31–27   Angola Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pinto, Menezes (BRA)
Kuznetsova 5 (18–14) Bernardo 8
  2×  1×  Report   3× 

JudoEdit

Angola has qualified one judoka for the women's middleweight category (70 kg) at the Games. Remarkably going to her third Olympics, Antónia Moreira earned a continental quota spot from the African region as the highest-ranked Angolan judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.[7]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Antónia Moreira Women's −70 kg   Rodríguez (VEN)
W 100–000
  Koch (GER)
L 000–000 S
Did not advance

RowingEdit

Angola has qualified one boat in the men's lightweight double sculls for the Games at the 2015 African Continental Qualification Regatta in Tunis, Tunisia.[8][9]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
André Matias
Jean-Luc Rasamoelina
Men's lightweight double sculls 6:58.93 5 R 7:29.73 6 SC/D 7:39.59 4 FD 7:01.74 20

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

Angolan sailors have qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the individual fleet World Championships, and African qualifying regattas, signifying the nation's Olympic return to the sport for the first time since 1992.[10][11] Another boat was also awarded to the Angolan sailor competing in the men's Laser through a Tripartite Commission invitation.

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Manuel Lelo Laser 44 43 45 45 DNF 43 43 38 46 43 EL 390 46
Paixão Afonso
Matias Montinho
470 25 26 27 27 26 23 26 26 26 24 EL 229 26

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

ShootingEdit

Angola has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a men's trap shooter to the Olympics, as long as the minimum qualifying score (MQS) was met by March 31, 2016. This also signified the nation's comeback to the sport for the first time since 2000.[12][13]

Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
João Paulo de Silva Men's trap 98 33 Did not advance

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

SwimmingEdit

Angola has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[14][15][16]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Pedro Pinotes Men's 400 m individual medley 4:25.84 25 N/A Did not advance
Ana Nóbrega Women's 100 m freestyle 59.23 40 Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "Rio 2016: Caravana angolana aos Jogos Olímpicos fixada em 25 atletas" [Rio 2016: Angolan team sets at 25 athletes for the Olympics] (in Portuguese). ANGOP. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "iaaf.org – 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. ^ "Angola, Tunisia make impressive start in Handball tournament". StarAfrica.com. 20 March 2015. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Andebol: 1º de Agosto domina convocatória para os jogos olímpicos "Rio 2016"!" [Handball: Primiero de Agosto dominates the squad for the Olympics] (in Portuguese). Primeiro de Agosto. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "IJF Officially Announces Qualified Athletes for Rio 2016 Olympic Games". International Judo Federation. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "African qualifying regatta awards 10 more places in Rio 2016 Olympic Games rowing events". Rio 2016. 14 October 2015. Archived from the original on 16 August 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Rowing: Angola qualifies for 2016 Olympic Games". ANGOP. 23 October 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Angola books place at Rio 2016". ISAF. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Angola busca a qualificação" [Angola seeks for a qualifying bid]. Jornal dos Desportos. 17 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  13. ^ "Tiro aos Pratos: Angolano Paulo Silva confirmado nos Jogos Olímpicos" [Trap shooting: Angola's Paulo Silva confirms for the Olympics] (in Portuguese). ANGOP. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "Rio 2016 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Rio 2016. FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  16. ^ "Nadadora militar conhece a ordem nos Jogos do Rio" [Military swimmer knows the order of the Rio Games] (in Portuguese). Jornal de Angola. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.