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Cameroon at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Cameroon competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's fourteenth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics.

Cameroon at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Cameroon.svg
IOC codeCMR
NOCCameroon Olympic and Sports Committee
Websitewww.cnosc.org (in French)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors24 in 6 sports
Flag bearerWilfried Ntsengue[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Cameroon Olympic Sports Committee (French: Comité National Olympique et Sportif du Cameroun) sent a total of 24 athletes, 5 men and 19 women, to the Games, competing in six different sports. For the second straight time in history, Cameroon was represented by more female than male athletes due to its presence of the women's volleyball team.[2]

Notable athletes in the Cameroon team were professional boxers Mahaman Smaila and Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam, who both staged their Olympic comebacks in Rio de Janeiro for nearly a decade, and wrestler Annabelle Ali, who joined triple jumper and double gold medalist Françoise Mbango-Etone as the only Cameroonians to appear in three consecutive editions of the Games. Middleweight boxer Wilfried Ntsengue, the youngest member of the team (aged 18), was the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1]

Cameroon left Rio de Janeiro without a single Olympic medal. Ali narrowly missed out of Cameroon's first medal of the Games, after losing the match to Russia's Ekaterina Bukina for the bronze in the women's 75 kg category.[3]

Athletics (track and field)Edit

Cameroonian athletes achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[4][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
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Auriol Dongmo Women's shot put 17.92 10 q 16.82 12
Joëlle Mbumi Nkouindjin Women's triple jump 13.11 36 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Cameroon entered four boxers to compete in each of the following weight classes into the Olympic boxing tournament. Simplice Fotsala, Wilfried Ntsengue, and 2008 Olympian Mahaman Smaila had claimed their Olympic spots at the 2016 African Qualification Tournament in Yaoundé.[6] Returning for his second Games from a 12-year absence, light heavyweight boxer Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam rounded out the Cameroonian roster with his semifinal triumph at the 2016 APB and WSB Olympic Qualifier in Vargas, Venezuela.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Simplice Fotsala Men's light flyweight   Yafai (GBR)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Mahaman Smaila Men's light welterweight   Gözgeç (TUR)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Wilfried Ntsengue Men's middleweight   Vivas (COL)
W 2–1
  Abdin (EGY)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam Men's light heavyweight   Borges (BRA)
L 0–3
Did not advance

JudoEdit

Cameroon qualified one judoka for the women's half-heavyweight category (78 kg) at the Games. Vanessa Atangana earned a continental quota spot from the Africa region as Cameroon's top-ranked 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
Hortence Atangana Women's −78 kg   Pogorzelec (POL)
L 000–000 S
Did not advance

VolleyballEdit

IndoorEdit

Women's tournamentEdit

Cameroon women's volleyball team qualified for the Olympics by attaining a top finish and securing a lone outright berth at the African Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Yaoundé.[8]

Team roster

The following was the Cameroonian roster in the women's volleyball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[9][10]

Head coach: Jean-René Akono

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2015–16 club
1 Stéphanie Fotso Mogoung 25 September 1987 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 296 cm (117 in) 259 cm (102 in)   VBC Chamalières
2 Christelle Tchoudjang (C) 7 July 1989 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 295 cm (116 in) 260 cm (100 in)   VBC Chamalières
4 Raïssa Nasser (L) 19 August 1994 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 270 cm (110 in) 265 cm (104 in)   La Rochelle
5 Théorine Aboa Mbeza 25 August 1992 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 285 cm (112 in) 270 cm (110 in)   FAP Yaoundé
6 Laetitia Moma Bassoko 9 October 1993 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 312 cm (123 in) 287 cm (113 in)   VBC Chamalières
7 Henriette Koulla 14 September 1992 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 275 cm (108 in) 250 cm (98 in)   Tremblay AC
10 Berthrade Bikatal 23 July 1992 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 297 cm (117 in) 253 cm (100 in)   Nyong-et-Kéllé
11 Victoire L'or Ngon Ntame 31 December 1985 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 288 cm (113 in) 253 cm (100 in)   INJS Yaoundé
12 Fawziya Abdoulkarim 1 March 1989 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 292 cm (115 in) 259 cm (102 in)   Bafia Evolution
13 Madeleine Bodo Essissima 29 April 1992 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 275 cm (108 in) 270 cm (110 in)   FAP Yaoundé
14 Yolande Amana Guigolo 15 September 1997 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 275 cm (108 in) 270 cm (110 in)   Bafia Evolution
15 Emelda Piata Zessi 8 April 1997 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 275 cm (108 in) 270 cm (110 in)   Bafia Evolution
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1   Brazil (H) 5 5 0 15 15 0 377 272 1.386 Quarter-finals
2   Russia 5 4 1 12 12 4 3.000 393 323 1.217
3   South Korea 5 3 2 9 10 7 1.429 384 372 1.032
4   Japan 5 2 3 6 7 9 0.778 347 364 0.953
5   Argentina 5 1 4 2 3 14 0.214 319 407 0.784
6   Cameroon 5 0 5 1 2 15 0.133 328 410 0.800
Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.


6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
15:00
Brazil   3–0   Cameroon Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,890
Referees: Heike Kraft (GER), Liu Jiang (CHN)
(25–14, 25–21, 25–13)
Result Statistics

8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
11:35
Japan   3–0   Cameroon Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,400
Referees: Rogerio Espicalsky (BRA), Hernán Casamiquela (ARG)
(25–20, 25–15, 25–17)
Result Statistics

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
17:05
Russia   3–0   Cameroon Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,396
Referees: Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT), Mohammad Shahmiri (IRI)
(25–19, 25–22, 25–23)
Result Statistics

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
11:35
Argentina   3–2   Cameroon Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,345
Referees: Taoufik Boudaya (TUN), Arturo di Giacomo (BEL)
(19–25, 25–19, 26–28, 25–21, 15–13)
Result Statistics

14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
11:35
South Korea   3–0   Cameroon Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,893
Referees: Luis Macias (MEX), Rogerio Espicalsky (BRA)
(25–15, 25–22, 25–20)
Result Statistics

WeightliftingEdit

Cameroon qualified one male and one female weightlifter for the Rio Olympics by virtue of a top five national finish (for men) and top four (for women), respectively, at the 2016 African Championships.[11] The team had to allocate these places to individual athletes by June 20, 2016.[12]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Petit Minkoumba Men's −94 kg 140 16 165 16 305 16
Arcangeline Fouodji Women's −69 kg 82 16 105 14 187 14

WrestlingEdit

Cameroon qualified three wrestlers for each of the following weight classes into the Olympic tournament, as a result of their semifinal triumphs at the 2016 African & Oceania Qualification Tournament.[13]

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
Rebecca Muambo −48 kg   Yankova (BUL)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance 16
Joseph Essombe −53 kg Bye   Argüello (VEN)
L 0–5 VT
Did not advance 16
Annabelle Ali −75 kg Bye   Weffer (VEN)
W 3–0 PO
  Manyurova (KAZ)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance Bye   Németh (HUN)
W 3–1 PP
  Bukina (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Agé de 18 ans, le boxeur Wilfried Seyi désigné porte-étendard du Cameroun aux JO" [At age 18, boxer Wilfried Seyi assigned as Cameroons flag bearer at the Olympics] (in French). L'ouverture sur le Cameroun. 16 July 2016. Archived from the original on 17 July 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Cameroun : 24 athlètes aux jeux Olympiques de Rio" [Cameroon: 24 athletes at the Rio Olympics] (in French). Camer Post. 22 July 2016. Archived from the original on 21 September 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  3. ^ Kaifa, David (18 August 2016). "JO 2016: tristes issues pour Annabel Laure Ali et Isabelle Sambou" [2016 Olympics: Sad exits for Isabelle Sambou and Annabel Laure Ali] (in French). Radio France Internationale. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  4. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  5. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Rio 2016 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Weekend's finalists confirmed as first boxers from African Olympic qualification event secure quota places for Rio". AIBA. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "Cameroon upset Egypt for Rio 2016 Olympic berth". FIVB. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  9. ^ "JO : La liste des 12 joueuses sélectionnées" [Olympic Games: The list of 12 players selected] (in French). Fédération Camerounaise de Volley-Ball. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Cameroon FIVB Olympic Profile". FIVB. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Exciting competitions for the African quota places in Cameroon". International Weightlifting Federation. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  12. ^ "Rio 2016 Weightlifting – List of Athletes by Bodyweight Category" (PDF). International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Wrestling for Rio 2016". United World Wrestling. Retrieved 19 September 2015.

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