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Chile competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. Since the nation's debut in 1896, Chilean athletes have appeared in every Summer Olympic Games of the modern era, except for two different occasions. Chile did not attend the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles at the period of the worldwide Great Depression and was also part of the US-led boycott, when Moscow hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics.

Chile at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Chile.svg
IOC codeCHI
NOCChilean Olympic Committee
Websitewww.coch.cl (in Spanish)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors42 in 16 sports
Flag bearerÉrika Olivera (opening)[1]
Bárbara Riveros (closing)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Chilean Olympic Committee (Spanish: Comité Olímpico de Chile, COCH)) fielded a team of 42 athletes, 25 men and 17 women, to compete in sixteen sports at the Games.[2] It was the nation's largest delegation sent to the Olympics without any association to the team-based sports for the first time. Nearly 25 percent of the Chilean team competed in the track and field, the largest by sport; there was only a single competitor in archery, equestrian, golf, judo, shooting, taekwondo, and triathlon.

The Chilean roster featured five sets of family members, including beach volleyball cousins Esteban and Marco Grimalt, race walking twins Edward and Yerko Araya, London 2012 yachtsman Benjamin Grez and his older brother Cristobal, and two other pairs of rookies sailing each other in the men's and women's 470 class, respectively: sisters Arantza and Begoña Gumucio and brothers Andrés and Francisco Ducasse.[3] Fifteen Chilean athletes previously competed in London, with Laser sailor Matías del Solar and distance freestyle swimmer Kristel Köbrich headed to their fourth Olympics. Meanwhile, marathon runner Érika Olivera, who served as the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony, reached a historic milestone as the first Chilean female to compete in five Olympic Games.[1] Other notable Chilean athletes included world-ranked triathlete Bárbara Riveros, artistic gymnast and London 2012 fourth-place finalist Tomás González, shot putter Natalia Duco, and 16-year-old archer Ricardo Soto.

For the second Olympics in a row, Chile failed to earn a single medal at the Games. Riveros, González, and weightlifter María Fernanda Valdés were the only athletes to achieve the most successful outcome for Chile in Rio de Janeiro, finishing among the top eight in their respective sporting events (fifth for Riveros and seventh each for González and Valdés).[4]

ArcheryEdit

One Chilean archer qualified for the men's individual recurve by securing one of three available Olympic spots at the Pan American Qualification Tournament in Medellín, Colombia.[5]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Ricardo Soto Men's individual 675 13   Prylepau (BLR)
W 5 (29)–5 (27)
  Oliveira (BRA)
W 7–1
  van den Berg (NED)
L 5–6
Did not advance

Athletics (track and field)Edit

Chilean athletes achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[6][7]

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 Final
Result Rank
Víctor Aravena Marathon 2:17:49 42
Edward Araya 50 km walk DSQ
Yerko Araya 20 km walk 1:22:23 25
Daniel Estrada Marathon 2:25:33 98
Enzo Yáñez 2:27:47 108
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Isidora Jiménez 200 m 23.29 5 Did not advance
Érika Olivera Marathon N/A 2:50:29 105
Natalia Romero N/A 3:01:29 123
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Natalia Duco Shot put 18.18 9 q 18.07 10
Karen Gallardo Discus throw 57.81 18 Did not advance

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Chile has qualified one rider in the men's Olympic road race by virtue of his top 20 individual ranking in the 2015 UCI America Tour.[8] One additional spot was awarded to the Chilean cyclist in the women's road race by virtue of her top 100 individual placement in the 2016 UCI World Rankings.[9]

Athlete Event Time Rank
José Luis Rodríguez Men's road race Did not finish
Paola Muñoz Women's road race Did not finish

EquestrianEdit

Chile has entered one eventing rider into the Olympic equestrian competition by virtue of a top finish from Central & South America in the individual FEI Olympic rankings.[10][11]

EventingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Carlos Lobos Ranco Individual 49.30 40 42.80 92.10 30 4.00 96.10 29 Did not advance 96.10 29

GolfEdit

Chile has entered one golfer into the Olympic tournament. Felipe Aguilar (world no. 248) qualified directly among the top 60 players for the men's singles based on the IGF World Rankings as of July 11, 2016.[12]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Score Score Score Score Score Par Rank
Felipe Aguilar Men's 71 71 75 68 285 +1 =39

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Chile has entered two artistic gymnasts into the Olympic competition. London 2012 fourth-place finalist Tomás González and fellow Olympian Simona Castro had claimed their Olympic spots each in the men's and women's apparatus and all-around events, respectively, at the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro.[13][14]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Tomás González Floor 15.066 N/A 15.066 14 Did not advance
Vault N/A 15.149 N/A 15.149 8 Q N/A 15.137 N/A 15.137 7
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Simona Castro All-around 13.733 12.833 13.000 11.833 51.399 52 Did not advance

JudoEdit

Chile has qualified one judoka for the men's middleweight category (90 kg) at the Games. Thomas Briceño earned a continental quota spot from the Pan American region as highest-ranked Chilean judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.[15][16]

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
Thomas Briceño Men's −90 kg   Khalaf (JOR)
W 011–000
  Gwak D-h (KOR)
L 000–100
Did not advance

RowingEdit

Chile has qualified one boat each in the men's and women's lightweight double sculls, respectively, at the 2016 Latin American Continental Qualification Regatta in Valparaiso.[17][18]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Felipe Cárdenas
Bernardo Guerrero
Men's lightweight double sculls 6:38.95 3 R 7:11.38 4 SC/D 7:24.71 3 FC 6:47.67 17
Melita Abraham
Josefa Vila
Women's lightweight double sculls 7:20.63 4 R 8:11.97 4 SC/D 8:20.26 3 FC 7:46.99 17

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

SailingEdit

Chilean sailors have qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the individual fleet World Championships, and South American qualifying regattas.[19][20]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Matías del Solar Laser 22 35 22 32 35 24 34 33 24 12 N/A EL 238 30
Andrés Ducasse
Francisco Ducasse
470 24 22 24 20 18 4 23 25 23 14 N/A EL 172 24
Benjamín Grez
Cristóbal Grez
49er 12 18 15 19 18 21 7 20 21 14 12 15 EL 171 20
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Nadja Horwitz
Sofía Middleton
470 9 11 18 16 10 2 10 11 16 15 N/A EL 100 11
Arantza Gumucio
Begoña Gumucio
49erFX 16 14 18 14 15 19 12 14 17 17 15 16 EL 168 18

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

ShootingEdit

Chile has qualified one shooter in the women's skeet by virtue of her best finish at the seventh stop of the 2015 ISSF World Cup series in Gabala, Azerbaijan.[21]

Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Francisca Crovetto Women's skeet 62 19 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)

SwimmingEdit

Chilean 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)):[22][23]

Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Felipe Tapia Men's 1500 m freestyle 16:02.44 45 Did not advance
Kristel Köbrich Women's 400 m freestyle 4:16.07 24 Did not advance
Women's 800 m freestyle 8:34.34 17 Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Chile entered one athlete into the taekwondo competition at the Olympics. Ignacio Morales secured a spot in the men's lightweight category (68 kg) by virtue of his top two finish at the 2016 Pan American Qualification Tournament in Aguascalientes, Mexico.[24]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ignacio Morales Men's −68 kg   Tazegül (TUR)
L 1–14 PTG
Did not advance

TennisEdit

Chile has entered two tennis players into the Olympic tournament. Julio Peralta and Hans Podlipnik had claimed one of eight ITF Olympic men's doubles places, as Chile's top-ranked tennis pair outside of direct qualifying position in the ATP World Rankings as of June 6, 2016.[25]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Julio Peralta
Hans Podlipnik
Men's doubles   Johnson /
Sock (USA)
L 2–6, 2–6
Did not advance

TriathlonEdit

Chile has secured a quota in the women's triathlon event as a result of Barbara Riveros' triumph at the 2015 Pan American Games.[26][27]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Bárbara Riveros Women's 19:13 0:52 1:01:24 0:39 35:21 1:57:29 5

VolleyballEdit

BeachEdit

Chile men's beach volleyball team qualified directly for the Olympics by winning the final match over Venezuela at the 2016 CSV Continental Cup in Rosario, Argentina, signifying the nation's Olympic debut to the sport.[28]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Esteban Grimalt
Marco Grimalt
Men's Pool E
  NummerdorVarenhorst (NED)
L 0 – 2 (16–21, 13–21)
  KrasilnikovSemenov (RUS)
L 0 – 2 (17–21, 14–21)
  FijałekPrudel (POL)
L 1 – 2 (13–21, 21–16, 9–15)
4 Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Chile has qualified one female weightlifter for the Rio Olympics by virtue of a top four national finish at the 2016 Pan American Championships. Meanwhile, an unused men's Olympic spot was added to the Chilean weightlifting team by IWF, as a response to the vacancy of women's quota places in the individual World Rankings and to the "multiple positive cases" of doping on several nations.[29] The team must allocate these places to individual athletes by June 20, 2016.[30]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Julio Acosta Men's −62 kg 120 10 146 11 266 11
María Fernanda Valdés Women's −75 kg 107 =6 135 =6 242 7

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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