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Cambodia at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Cambodia competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. The nation's participation marked its sixth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics, although it had previously appeared in three editions (1956, 1964, and 1972) under the name Kampuchea.

Cambodia at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Cambodia.svg
IOC code CAM
NOC National Olympic Committee of Cambodia
Website www.noccambodia.org (in Khmer) (in English)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 6 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Sorn Seavmey[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

National Olympic Committee of Cambodia sent a total of six athletes, two men and four women, to the Games, competing only in athletics, swimming, taekwondo, and freestyle wrestling, the country's sporting debut in Rio de Janeiro.[2] Five of them, including freestyle swimmer and three-time Olympian Hemthon Vitiny, received their spots to compete at the Games by wild card entries. Taekwondo fighter Sorn Seavmey, the only qualified sportswoman on merit, led the team as Cambodia's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1] Cambodia, however, has yet to win its first Olympic medal.

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AthleticsEdit

Cambodian athletes achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[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
Track & road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Kuniaki Takizaki Men's marathon 2:45:55 139
Nary Ly Women's marathon 3:20:20 133

SwimmingEdit

Cambodia received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[5][6]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Pou Sovijja Men's 100 m freestyle 54.55 57 Did not advance
Hemthon Vitiny Women's 50 m freestyle 29.37 66 Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Cambodia entered one athlete into the taekwondo competition at the Olympics. Sorn Seavmey secured a spot in the women's heavyweight category (+67 kg) by virtue of her victory at the 2016 Asian Qualification Tournament in Manila, Philippines.[1][7]

Moreover, Seavmey became the first athlete ever from her country to qualify for the Olympics on merit (all other athletes that have competed for Cambodia, have done so through invitational quotas).[1]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Sorn Seavmey Women's +67 kg   Oogink (NED)
L 1–7
Did not advance

WrestlingEdit

Cambodia received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a wrestler competing in the women's freestyle 48 kg category, signifying the nation's Olympic return to the sport for the first time since 1996.[8][9]

Key
  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
  • ST – Technical superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Chov Sotheara −48 kg Bye   Castillo (COL)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance 16

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Etchells, Daniel (16 April 2016). "Seavmey makes Cambodian history with success at Asian Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament". Insidethegames. Dunsar Media Company Limited. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Cambodia's 6 top athletes to contest at Rio 2016 Summer Olympics". Fresh News Asia. 3 June 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. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Rio 2016 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Rio 2016. FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Ten Countries Secure Rio 2016 Berths at Asian Qualification Tournament". World Taekwondo Federation. 17 April 2016. Archived from the original on 19 April 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "Wrestling for Rio 2016". United World Wrestling. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "Four Universality Places for Wrestling Awarded by IOC". United World Wrestling. 24 May 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 

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