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Aruba at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Aruba at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Aruba.svg
IOC code ARU
NOC Aruban Olympic Committee
Website www.olympicaruba.com (Papiamento)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 7 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Nicole van der Velden[1]
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Netherlands Antilles (1952–1984)
Sailor Nicole van der Velden led the Aruban team in the opening ceremony.

Aruba 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.

Aruban Olympic Committee sent the nation's largest team to the Games since the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. A total of seven athletes, three men and four women, were selected to compete in four different sports (judo, sailing, swimming, and taekwondo). Five of them made their Olympic debut at these Games, with Laser Radial sailor Philipine van Aanholt, who previously represented as a member of the Independent Olympic Athletes, and judoka Jayme Mata returning for their second appearance from London 2012. Nacra 17 sailor and 2010 Youth Olympian Nicole van der Velden served as the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1][2] Aruba, however, has never won a single Olympic medal.

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JudoEdit

Aruba has qualified one judoka for the men's half-lightweight category (66 kg) at the Games. London 2012 Olympian Jayme Mata earned a continental quota spot from the Pan American region, as the highest-ranked Aruban judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.[3]

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
Jayme Mata Men's −66 kg Bye   Mahit (VAN)
W 100–000
  Sobirov (UZB)
L 000–100
Did not advance

SailingEdit

Aruban sailors have qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the individual fleet World Championships, and the 2015 Pan American Games, signifying the nation's return to the sport after a 24-year hiatus.[4][5]

Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Philipine van Aanholt Laser Radial 24 21 18 32 27 27 21 19 24 26 EL 206 28
Mixed
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Nicole van der Velden
Thijs Visser
Nacra 17 15 18 1 15 14 1 19 17 10 16 16 14 EL 135 16

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

SwimmingEdit

Aruba has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[6][7]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mikel Schreuders Men's 200 m freestyle 1:55.10 45 Did not advance
Allyson Ponson Women's 50 m freestyle 26.00 45 Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Aruba entered one athlete into the taekwondo competition for the first time at the Olympics. Monica Pimentel secured a spot in the women's flyweight category (49 kg) by virtue of her top two finish at the 2016 Pan American Qualification Tournament in Aguascalientes, Mexico.[8]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Monica Pimentel Women's −49 kg   Aziez (FRA)
L 1–2
Did not advance

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rio 2016, more flag bearers for sailing than Beijing and London combined". International Sailing Federation. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "IJF Officially Announces Qualified Athletes for Rio 2016 Olympic Games". International Judo Federation. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pan American Games serves up four Rio 2016 qualifiers". ISAF. 20 July 2015. Archived from the original on 21 July 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Aruba, Germany and Spain Claim Rio 2016 Nacra 17 Spots". ISAF. 13 July 2015. Archived from the original on 30 September 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Rio 2016 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Rio 2016. FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Eleven countries book Rio 2016 places at taekwondo Pan American Qualification Tournament". World Taekwondo Federation. 11 March 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016.