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Burkina Faso at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Burkina Faso competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's ninth appearance at the Summer Olympics, having participated since the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich under the name Upper Volta.

Burkina Faso at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg
IOC codeBUR
NOCBurkinabé National Olympic and Sports Committee
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors5 in 3 sports
Flag bearerRachid Sidibé[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Upper Volta (1972)
Burkina Faso at the 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.

Five Burkinabe athletes, three men and two women, were selected to the team, tying the record for the nation's roster size with London 2012.[2] Two of them returned for their second Olympic appearance from the previous Games: hurdler Marthe Koala and freestyle swimmer Angelika Ouedraogo. Meanwhile, heavyweight judoka Rachid Sidibé led the team as Burkina Faso's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1]

Burkina Faso, however, has yet to win its first Olympic medal.

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AthleticsEdit

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

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
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Hugues Fabrice Zango Triple jump 15.99 34 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Marthe Koala 100 m hurdles 13.41 8 Did not advance

JudoEdit

Burkina Faso qualified one judoka for the men's heavyweight category (+100 kg) at the Games. Rachid Sidibe earned a continental quota spot from the African region as Burkina Faso's top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.[5]

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
Rachid Sidibé Men's +100 kg   Khammo (UKR)
L 000–100
Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Burkina Faso received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[6][7][8]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Tindwende Sawadogo Men's 50 m freestyle 26.38 67 Did not advance
Angelika Ouedraogo Women's 50 m freestyle 29.44 =67 Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "JO 2016: les porte-drapeaux africains à Rio" [2016 Olympics: African flag bearers for Rio] (in French). Radio France Internationale. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Jeux olympiques : 5 compétiteurs burkinabè à Rio" [Olympic Games: 5 Burkina] (in French). aOuaga.com. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 13 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. ^ "IJF Officially Announces Qualified Athletes for Rio 2016 Olympic Games". International Judo Federation. 23 June 2016. Archived from the original on 7 July 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Men's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Women's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016.

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