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Bahamas at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Bahamas at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Bahamas.svg
IOC code BAH
NOC Bahamas Olympic Committee
Website www.bahamasolympiccommittee.org
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 28 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Shaunae Miller (opening)[1]
Leevan Sands (closing)
Medals
Ranked 51st
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 0 1 2
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Bahamas competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. The nation's participation at these Games marked its seventeenth appearance as an independent nation.

The Bahamas Olympic Committee sent a total of 28 athletes, 19 men and 9 women, to the Games, participating only in athletics, swimming, and rowing. Eleven of them had previously competed in London 2012, with Chris Brown leading the men's 4 × 400 m relay squad for the nation's title defense at his fifth consecutive Olympics. Other notable athletes from the Bahamian team featured triple jumper and Beijing 2008 bronze medalist Leevan Sands, swimmer Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, who rounded out the top eight from London in the women's 50 m freestyle, and sprinter Shaunae Miller, who eventually served as the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1]

Bahamas left Rio de Janeiro with two medals awarded to the nation's track and field athletes. Among the medalists were the men's 4 × 400 m relay squad, highlighted by Brown and his fellow sprinters Michael Mathieu and Demetrius Pinder, and Miller, who sprang an upset over American top sprinter Allyson Felix with a head-first dive to earn an individual gold for the first time, since Tonique Williams-Darling topped the podium in 2004.[2]

Contents

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Shaunae Miller Athletics Women's 400 m 15 August
  Bronze Chris Brown
Steven Gardiner
Michael Mathieu
Stephen Newbold
Demetrius Pinder
Alonzo Russell
Athletics Men's 4 × 400 m relay 20 August

Athletics (track and field)Edit

Bahamian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[3][4]

A total of 24 athletes (18 men and 6 women) were selected to the Bahamian track and field roster as part of the nation's official team announcement on July 21, 2016, with Chris Brown racing in the 400 metres and leading the men's relay squad at his fifth straight Olympics.[5]

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 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Adrian Griffith 100 m Bye 10.53 8 Did not advance
Shavez Hart Bye 10.28 5 Did not advance
Jamial Rolle Bye 10.68 8 Did not advance
Shavez Hart 200 m 20.74 7 N/A Did not advance
Demetrius Pinder DSQ N/A Did not advance
Teray Smith 20.66 6 N/A Did not advance
Chris Brown 400 m 45.56 4 N/A Did not advance
Steven Gardiner 45.24 2 Q N/A 44.72 5 Did not advance
Alonzo Russell 46.23 5 N/A Did not advance
Jeffery Gibson 400 m hurdles 52.77 45 N/A Did not advance
Chris Brown
Steven Gardiner
Michael Mathieu
Stephen Newbold
Demetrius Pinder
Alonzo Russell
4 × 400 m relay 2:59.64 2 Q N/A 2:58.49  
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Trevor Barry High jump 2.29 10 q 2.25 11
Donald Thomas 2.29 9 q 2.29 =7
Jamal Wilson 2.22 25 Did not advance
Latario Collie-Minns Triple jump NM Did not advance
Leevan Sands 16.53 18 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Tynia Gaither 100 m Bye 11.56 5 Did not advance
Sheniqua Ferguson 200 m 23.62 8 N/A Did not advance
Tynia Gaither 22.90 3 q N/A 23.45 8 Did not advance
Anthonique Strachan 22.96 3 N/A Did not advance
Shaunae Miller 400 m 51.16 1 Q N/A 49.91 2 Q 49.44  
Pedrya Seymour 100 m hurdles 12.85 3 Q N/A 12.64 2 Q 12.76 6
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Bianca Stuart Long jump 6.45 9 Did not advance

RowingEdit

For the first time in Olympic history, Bahamas has qualified one boat in the women's single sculls for the Games at the 2016 Latin American Continental Qualification Regatta in Valparaiso, Chile.[6]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Emily Morley Women's single sculls 9:22.12 6 R 8:22.77 4 SE/F Bye 8:46.09 3 FE 8:56.36 30

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

SwimmingEdit

Bahamian 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)):[7][8]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dustin Tynes Men's 100 m breaststroke 1:03.71 44 Did not advance
Joanna Evans Women's 200 m freestyle 2:01.27 37 Did not advance
Women's 400 m freestyle 4:07.60 13 N/A Did not advance
Women's 800 m freestyle 8:42.93 23 N/A Did not advance
Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace Women's 50 m freestyle 24.77 =13 Q 24.60 9 Did not advance
Women's 100 m freestyle 54.56 18 Did not advance

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Shaunae to carry the flag for Team Bahamas". The Nassau Guardian. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Murray, Nick. "Shaunae Miller dives for 400m gold, upsets American Felix". Canadian Broadcasting Corporationdate=16 August 2016. Retrieved 11 September 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. ^ "28-Member Team Bahamas Named For Rio Olympics". Bahamasdate=21 July 2016: The Tribune. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Olympic qualification spots confirmed for the Americas". FISA. 20 April 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Rio 2016 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Rio 2016. FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.