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Colombia at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Colombia competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's nineteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics. The Colombian Olympic Committee (Spanish: Comité Olímpico Colombiano) sent the nation's largest ever delegation to the Games, with 147 athletes, 74 men and 73 women, competing across 23 sports.[2]

Colombia at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Colombia.svg
IOC code COL
NOC Colombian Olympic Committee
Website www.coc.org.co (in Spanish)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 147 in 23 sports
Flag bearer Yuri Alvear[1]
Medals
Ranked 23rd
Gold Silver Bronze Total
3 2 3 8
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Colombia returned home from Rio de Janeiro with a total of eight medals (three gold, two silver, and three bronze), marking the nation's most successful outcome in Summer Olympic history based on the gold medal count.[3] Moreover, it matched the overall medal tally from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Two of these medals were awarded to the Colombian team in BMX cycling, boxing, and weightlifting, and one each in athletics and judo.

The nation's most significant highlight of the Games came from BMX rider Mariana Pajón, who successfully defended her title in the women's race and set a record as the first Colombian to receive two Olympic gold medals.[4] Apart from Pajón, triple jumper Caterine Ibargüen, and weightlifting veteran Óscar Figueroa also helped the Colombians bring home more golds from Rio de Janeiro than ever before, with Figueroa becoming the first male from his country to top the podium at his fourth and final Olympics.[5]

Boxers Yuberjen Martínez (men's light flyweight) and Ingrit Valencia (women's flyweight) collected two of the country's medals in their signature sport for the first time since 1988, while judoka and triple world champion Yuri Alvear joined the elite club made up of Pajon and freestyle wrestler Jackeline Rentería as the only Colombian women with two Olympic medals, upgrading her bronze from London to a silver in the women's 70 kg division.[3] The remaining medals went to BMX rider Carlos Ramirez in the men's race, and weightlifter Luis Javier Mosquera, who received the bronze in the men's 69 kg, following the disqualification of Kyrgyzstan's Izzat Artykov over a doping offense.[6]

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MedalistsEdit

CompetitorsEdit

The Colombian Olympic Committee (Spanish: Comité Olímpico Colombiano) confirmed a team of 147 athletes, 74 men and 73 women, to compete across 23 sports at the Games.[2][7] It was the nation's largest ever delegation sent to the Olympics, breaking its previous record of 104 athletes set in London four years earlier.

Football (for both men and women) and women's rugby sevens were the only team-based sports in which Colombia qualified for the Games, with the men's football squad returning to the Olympic tournament for the first time in 24 years.[7][8] For individual-based sports, Colombia marked its Olympic debut in golf (new to the 2016 Games) and synchronized swimming.

Track and field accounted for the largest number of athletes on the Colombian team by an individual sport, with 34 entries. There was a single competitor each in golf, sailing, shooting, and table tennis.

Eight of the nation's Olympic medalists from London 2012 returned, including defending champion Mariana Pajón in the women's BMX race, triple jumper Caterine Ibargüen, weightlifter and four-time Olympian Óscar Figueroa (men's 69 kg), judoka and triple world champion Yuri Alvear (women's 70 kg), BMX rider Carlos Oquendo, professional road cyclist Rigoberto Urán, taekwondo fighter Óscar Muñoz (men's 58 kg), and freestyle wrestler Jackeline Rentería, who became the first Colombian woman in history to earn two Olympic medals. 50-year-old trap shooter Danilo Caro headlined the full roster of Colombian athletes by competing at his record fifth Olympics.[9] Along with Figueroa, three Colombian athletes also vied for their fourth consecutive appearance, including race walker Luis Fernando López, backstroke swimmer Omar Pinzón, and weightlifter Ubaldina Valoyes (women's 75 kg).

18-year-old relay track sprinter Anthony Zambrano was Colombia's youngest competitor, with show jumper René Lopez rounding out the field as the oldest competitor (aged 52). Artistic gymnast Jossimar Calvo was initially selected through a nationwide online voting to carry the Colombian flag, but forced to decline the honor due to his competition schedule on the first day of the Games.[10] Instead, Alvear, who entered the Games with a bronze medal from London 2012 and three world titles, took over Calvo's spot at the last minute to lead the Colombian team at the opening ceremony.[11]

ArcheryEdit

Three Colombian archers qualified for the women's events after having secured a top eight finish in the team recurve at the 2015 World Archery Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark.[12][13] Another Colombian archer also qualified for the men's individual recurve by obtaining one of the eight Olympic places available from the same tournament.[14]

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
Andrés Pila Men's individual 654 43   Mohamad (MAS)
L 0–6
Did not advance
Carolina Aguirre Women's individual 605 52   Sartori (ITA)
L 0–6
Did not advance
Ana Rendón 641 18   Bjerendal (SWE)
L 2–6
Did not advance
Natalia Sánchez 609 48   Perova (RUS)
L 5–6
Did not advance
Carolina Aguirre
Ana Rendón
Natalia Sánchez
Women's team 1855 10 N/A   India (IND)
L 3–5
Did not advance

Athletics (track and field)Edit

Colombian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[15][16]

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 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Eider Arévalo 20 km walk N/A 1:21:36 15
Bernardo Baloyes 200 m 20.78 8 Did not advance
Diego Colorado Marathon N/A 2:31:20 125
Gerard Giraldo N/A 2:23:48 88
Luis Fernando López 20 km walk N/A 1:22:32 29
José Leonardo Montaña 50 km walk N/A DNF
Diego Palomeque 400 m 46.48 6 Did not advance
James Rendón 50 km walk N/A DSQ
Yeison Rivas 110 m hurdles 13.87 2 Did not advance
Rafith Rodríguez 800 m 1:46.65 5 Did not advance
Andrés Ruiz Marathon N/A 2:22:09 79
Jorge Armando Ruiz 50 km walk N/A 3:51:42 17
Esteban Soto 20 km walk N/A 1:20:36 9
Bernardo Baloyes
Carlos Lemos
Diego Palomeque
Jhon Perlaza
Anthony Zambrano 
4 × 400 m relay 3:01.84 6 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
John Murillo Triple jump 16.78 8 q 17.09 NR 5
Mauricio Ortega Discus throw 61.62 18 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Erika Abril Marathon N/A 2:44:05 73
Sandra Arenas 20 km walk N/A 1:35:40 32
Kellys Arias Marathon N/A DNF
Yeseida Carrillo 20 km walk N/A 1:36:28 38
Muriel Coneo 1500 m 4:09.50 10 N/A Did not advance
Sandra Galvis 20 km walk N/A DNF
Brigitte Merlano 100 m hurdles 13.09 5 N/A Did not advance
Angie Orjuela Marathon N/A 2:37:05 43
Eliecith Palacios 100 m Bye 11.48 5 Did not advance
Evelyn Rivera Bye 11.59 6 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Caterine Ibargüen Triple jump 14.52 1 Q 15.17  
Sandra Lemos Shot put 16.46 31 Did not advance
Flor Ruiz Javelin throw 62.32 9 q 61.54 9
Yosiri Urrutia Triple jump 13.95 20 Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Evelis Aguilar Result 13.84 1.74 13.60 24.12 6.23 46.90 2:14.32 6263 15
Points 1001 903 767 969 921 800 902

BoxingEdit

Colombia has entered five boxers to compete in each of the following weight classes into the Olympic boxing tournament. Yuberjen Martinez, Jorge Vivas, and Ingrit Valencia had claimed their Olympic spots at the 2016 American Qualification Tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[17][18] Juan Carlos Carrillo and Ceiber Ávila rounded out the Colombian roster at the 2016 APB and WSB Olympic Qualifier in Vargas, Venezuela.[19]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Yuberjen Martínez Men's light flyweight   Lourenço (BRA)
W 3–0
  Ladon (PHI)
W 3–0
  Carmona (ESP)
W 2–1
  Argilagos (CUB)
W 2–1
  Dusmatov (UZB)
L 0–3
 
Ceiber Ávila Men's flyweight Bye   Emigdio (MEX)
W 3–0
  Aloyan (RUS)
L 0–3
Did not Advance
Jorge Vivas Men's middleweight   Ntsengue (CMR)
L 1–2
Did not Advance
Juan Carlos Carrillo Men's light heavyweight   Adylbek Uulu (KGZ)
W 3–0
  Bauderlique (FRA)
L 0–3
Did not Advance
Ingrit Valencia Women's flyweight N/A   Mbougnade (CAF)
W TKO
  Laopeam (THA)
W 3–0
  Ourahmoune (FRA)
L 1–2
Did not advance  

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Colombian riders qualified for a maximum of five quota places in the men's Olympic road race by virtue of their top 5 final national ranking in the 2015 UCI World Tour.[20] One additional spot was awarded to the Colombian cyclist in the women's road race by virtue of her top 100 individual placement in the 2016 UCI World Rankings.[21] The men's road cycling team, headlined by world no. 5 rider Nairo Quintana and London 2012 silver medalist Rigoberto Urán, were named to the Olympic roster on April 17, 2016.[22] However, Quintana stepped back, admitting that he decided to focus on the upcoming Vuelta a España instead.

Athlete Event Time Rank
Esteban Chaves Men's road race 6:13:39 21
Sergio Henao Did not finish
Miguel Ángel López Did not finish
Jarlinson Pantano Did not finish
Rigoberto Urán Men's road race Did not finish
Men's time trial Did not start
Ana Sanabria Women's road race 4:01:29 40

TrackEdit

Following the completion of the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Colombian riders have accumulated five spots in both the men's and women's sprint, men's and women's keirin, and men's omnium, by virtue of their final individual Olympic rankings in those events. The full track cycling team was named to the Colombian roster for the Games on July 6, 2016.[23]

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Fabián Puerta Men's sprint 9.981
72.137
16 Q   Glaetzer (AUS)
L
  Sarnecki (POL)
  Pervis (FRA)
W 10.272
70.093
  Kenny (GBR)
L
  Xu C (CHN)
  Webster (NZL)
L
Did not advance 9th place final
  Webster (NZL)
  Levy (GER)
  Hoogland (NED)
L
10
Santiago Ramírez 10.199
70.595
23 Did not advance
Juliana Gaviria Women's sprint 11.505
62.581
24 Did not advance
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st Round Repechage 2nd Round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank
Fabián Puerta Men's keirin 2 Q Bye 3 Q 5
Martha Bayona Women's keirin 3 R 1 Q DNF 10
Omnium
Athlete Event Scratch race Individual pursuit Elimination race Time trial Flying lap Points race Total points Rank
Rank Points Time Rank Points Rank Points Time Rank Points Time Rank Points Points Rank
Fernando Gaviria Men's omnium 5 26 4:26.649 10 22 3 36 1:02.469 4 34 13.273 10 22 41 1 181 4

Mountain bikingEdit

Colombia has qualified one mountain biker for the men's Olympic cross-country race, by virtue of a top two national finish, not yet qualified, at the Pan American Championships.[24]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Jonathan Botero Men's cross-country 1:35:44 5

BMXEdit

Colombian riders qualified for two men's and one women's quota place in BMX at the Olympics, as a result of the nation's seventh-place finish for men and fourth for women in the UCI Olympic Ranking List of May 31, 2016. Reigning Olympic champion Mariana Pajón, London 2012 bronze medalist Carlos Oquendo, and rookie Carlos Ramirez were named to the Colombian team at the conclusion of the World Championships on May 29, 2016.[25]

Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Points Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Carlos Oquendo Men's BMX 35.341 14 9 2 Q 14 6 Did not advance
Carlos Ramirez 35.423 19 11 4 Q 11 3 Q 35.517  
Mariana Pajón Women's BMX 34.508 1 N/A 3 1 Q 34.093  

DivingEdit

Colombian divers qualified for three individual spots at the Olympics by virtue of a top 18 finish respectively at the 2016 FINA World Cup series.[26]

Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Sebastián Morales Men's 3 m springboard 447.05 5 Q 406.55 11 Q 364.50 12
Victor Ortega Men's 10 m platform 386.85 20 Did not advance
Sebastián Villa 350.40 25 Did not advance
Diana Pineda Women's 3 m springboard 276.90 23 Did not advance

EquestrianEdit

Colombia has entered two riders into the Olympic equestrian competition by virtue of a top six individual finish at the 2015 Pan American Games.[27][28]

JumpingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Daniel Bluman Apardi Individual 15 63 Did not advance
René Lopez Con Dios III 8 =53 Q 13 21 =55 Did not advance

FencingEdit

Colombia has entered two fencers into the Olympic competition. London 2012 Olympian Saskia García had claimed an Olympic spot in the women's foil as the highest-ranked fencer from America outside the world's top 14 in the FIE Adjusted Official Rankings.[29] Meanwhile, John Edison Rodríguez rounded out the Colombian roster as the sole winner of the men's épée at the Pan American Zonal Qualifier in San José, Costa Rica.

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
John Édison Rodríguez Men's épée   Karyuchenko (UKR)
W 15–7
  Imre (HUN)
L 8–15
Did not advance
Saskia van Erven Women's foil Bye   Mohamed (HUN)
L 12–15
Did not advance

FootballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Colombia men's football team qualified for the Olympics with a 2–1 victory over the United States at the second leg of the CONCACAF-CONMEBOL play-off, signifying the nation's Olympic comeback for the first time after 24 years.[30]

Team roster

The following is the Colombia squad in the men's football tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team of 18 players was officially named on 14 July.[31] Andrés Rentería withdrew due to injury and was replaced by Arley Rodríguez.[32] view · talk

Head coach: Carlos Restrepo

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Cristian Bonilla (1993-06-02)2 June 1993 (aged 23) 4 0   Atlético Nacional
2 2DF William Tesillo* (1990-02-02)2 February 1990 (aged 26) 2 0   Santa Fe
3 2DF Deivy Balanta (1993-02-09)9 February 1993 (aged 23) 4 0   Junior
4 2DF Deiver Machado (1993-09-02)2 September 1993 (aged 22) 3 0   Millonarios
5 2DF Felipe Aguilar (1993-01-20)20 January 1993 (aged 23) 2 0   Atlético Nacional
6 3MF Jefferson Lerma (1994-10-25)25 October 1994 (aged 21) 2 0   Levante
7 4FW Arley Rodríguez (1993-02-09)9 February 1993 (aged 23) 4 0   Atlético Nacional
8 4FW Dorlan Pabón* (1988-01-24)24 January 1988 (aged 28) 2 0   Monterrey
9 4FW Miguel Borja (1993-01-26)26 January 1993 (aged 23) 2 0   Atlético Nacional
10 4FW Teófilo Gutiérrez* (c) (1985-05-17)17 May 1985 (aged 31) 2 1   Sporting CP
11 4FW Harold Preciado (1994-06-01)1 June 1994 (aged 22) 4 1   Deportivo Cali
12 3MF Andrés Felipe Roa (1993-05-25)25 May 1993 (aged 23) 4 0   Deportivo Cali
13 2DF Helibelton Palacios (1993-06-11)11 June 1993 (aged 23) 4 0   Deportivo Cali
14 3MF Sebastián Pérez (1993-03-29)29 March 1993 (aged 23) 3 0   Atlético Nacional
15 3MF Wílmar Barrios (1993-10-16)16 October 1993 (aged 22) 5 0   Deportes Tolima
16 3MF Kevin Balanta (1997-04-28)28 April 1997 (aged 19) 4 0   Deportivo Cali
17 2DF Cristian Borja (1993-02-18)18 February 1993 (aged 23) 7 0   Santa Fe
18 1GK Luis Hurtado (1994-01-24)24 January 1994 (aged 22) 2 0   Deportivo Cali
19 2DF Juan Sebastián Quintero (1995-03-23)23 March 1995 (aged 21) 0 0   Deportivo Cali

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Nigeria 3 2 0 1 6 6 0 6 Quarter-finals
2   Colombia 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
3   Japan 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
4   Sweden 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

4 August 2016 (2016-08-04)
19:00 (18:00 UTC–4)
v
Sweden   2–2   Colombia
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
22:00 (21:00 UTC–4)
v
Japan   2–2   Colombia
Asano   67'
Nakajima   74'
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Gutiérrez   59'
Fujiharu   65' (o.g.)
Arena da Amazônia, Manaus
Attendance: 26,603[34]
Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
19:00
v
Colombia   2–0   Nigeria
Gutiérrez   4'
Pabón   63' (pen.)
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Quarterfinal

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
22:00
v
Brazil   2–0   Colombia
Neymar   12'
Luan   83'
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Women's tournamentEdit

Colombia women's football team qualified for the Olympics by finishing second behind Brazil at the 2014 Copa América Femenina in Ecuador.[37]

Team roster

The following is the Colombia squad in the women's football tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team of 18 players was officially named on 14 July 2016.[38] view · talk

Head coach: Felipe Taborda

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Catalina Pérez (1994-11-08)8 November 1994 (aged 21) 5 0   University of Miami
2 3MF Carolina Arbeláez (1995-03-08)8 March 1995 (aged 21) 1 0   Formas Íntimas
3 3MF Natalia Gaitán (c) (1991-04-03)3 April 1991 (aged 25) 39 4   Valencia CF
4 3MF Diana Ospina (1989-03-03)3 March 1989 (aged 27) 33 3   Formas Íntimas
5 2DF Isabella Echeverri (1994-06-16)16 June 1994 (aged 22) 15 1   University of Toledo
6 2DF Liana Salazar (1992-09-16)16 September 1992 (aged 23) 13 0   Futuro Soccer
7 4FW Ingrid Vidal (1991-04-22)22 April 1991 (aged 25) 54 11   CD Palmiranas
8 2DF Mildrey Pineda (1989-10-01)1 October 1989 (aged 26) 25 2   CD Palmiranas
9 2DF Oriánica Velásquez (1989-08-01)1 August 1989 (aged 27) 41 2   Club Gol Star
10 3MF Leicy Santos (1996-05-16)16 May 1996 (aged 20) 15 2   Club Gol Star
11 3MF Catalina Usme (1989-12-25)25 December 1989 (aged 26) 44 20   Formas Íntimas
12 4FW Nicole Regnier (1995-02-28)28 February 1995 (aged 21) 1 0   Rayo Vallecano
13 2DF Angela Clavijo (1993-09-01)1 September 1993 (aged 22) 19 0   Club Kamatsa
14 2DF Nataly Arias (1986-04-02)2 April 1986 (aged 30) 58 6   Formas Íntimas
15 3MF Tatiana Ariza (1991-02-21)21 February 1991 (aged 25) 38 8   Houston Aces
16 4FW Lady Andrade (1992-01-10)10 January 1992 (aged 24) 45 9   Western New York Flash
17 2DF Carolina Arias (1990-09-02)2 September 1990 (aged 25) 42 0   Orsomarso S.C.
18 1GK Sandra Sepúlveda (1988-03-03)3 March 1988 (aged 28) 39 0   F.C. Kiryat Gat
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Quarter-finals
2   France 3 2 0 1 7 1 +6 6
3   New Zealand 3 1 0 2 1 5 −4 3
4   Colombia 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

3 August 2016 (2016-08-03)
22:00
v
France   4–0   Colombia
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Attendance: 6,847[39]
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea)

6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
20:00
v
Colombia   0–1   New Zealand
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Hearn   31'
Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Attendance: 8,505[40]
Referee: Gladys Lengwe (Zambia)

9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
19:00 (18:00 UTC–4)
v
Colombia   2–2   United States
C. Usme   26'90' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
C. Dunn   41'
Pugh   59'
Arena da Amazônia, Manaus
Attendance: 30,557[41]
Referee: Teodora Albon (Romania)

GolfEdit

Colombia has entered one golfer into the Olympic tournament. Mariajo Uribe (world no. 103) qualified directly among the top 60 eligible players for the women's event based on the IGF World Rankings as of July 11, 2016.[42]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Score Score Score Score Score Par Rank
Mariajo Uribe Women's 70 71 74 66 281 −3 =19

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Colombia has entered two artistic gymnasts into the Olympic competition. A Colombian male gymnast, whose name had yet to be determined, and Catalina Escobar 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.[43][44]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Jossimar Calvo All-around 14.175 15.033 14.166 13.766 15.400 14.966 87.506 13 Q 14.650 14.700 14.433 14.833 15.366 14.933 88.915 10
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Catalina Escobar Uneven bars N/A 13.058 N/A 13.058 61 Did not advance
Balance beam N/A 10.200 N/A 10.200 82 Did not advance
Floor N/A 3.700 3.700 82 Did not advance

JudoEdit

Colombia has qualified two judokas for each of the following weight classes at the Games. Remarkably going to her third Olympics, London 2012 bronze medalist Yuri Alvear was ranked among the top 14 eligible judokas for women in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016, while her fellow Olympian Yadinis Amaris at women's lightweight (57 kg) earned a continental quota spot from the Pan American region, as the highest-ranked Colombian judoka outside of direct qualifying position.[45][46]

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
Yadinis Amaris Women's −57 kg   Gjakova (KOS)
L 000–100
Did not advance
Yuri Alvear Women's −70 kg Bye   Pérez (PUR)
W 000–000 S
  Bernabéu (ESP)
W 100–000
  Conway (GBR)
W 010–000
Bye   Tachimoto (JPN)
L 000–100
 

Rugby sevensEdit

Women's tournamentEdit

The Colombia women's team qualified automatically based on their top finish at the 2015 CONSUR Women's Sevens Championships.[47]

Team roster
  • The following is the Colombia roster in the women's rugby sevens tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[48] view · talk

Head coach: Laurent Palau

Backs Forwards
2 Nathalie Marchino 1 Nicole Acevedo
4 Khaterinne Medina 3 Alejandra Betancur (c)
6 Isabel Romero 5 Ana Ramírez
8 Solangie Delgado 7 Estefanía Ramírez
9 Camila Lopera 10 Guadalupe López
11 Sharon Acevedo
12 Laura González
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Australia 3 2 1 0 101 12 +89 8 Quarter-finals
2   Fiji 3 2 0 1 48 43 +5 7
3   United States 3 1 1 1 67 24 +43 6
4   Colombia 3 0 0 3 0 137 −137 3
Source: World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.
6 August 2016
13:30
v
Australia   53–0   Colombia
Try: Williams 1' m
Caslick (3) 3' c, 7' m, 8' c
Tonegato 5' m
Parry 7' m
Beck (2) 10' c, 13' c
Turner 12' m
Con: Dalton (3/8)
Etheridge (1/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)

6 August 2016
18:00
v
United States   48–0   Colombia
Try: Kelter (2) 1' c, 6' c
Doyle 6' m
Johnson (2) 7' m, 13' m
Javelet 8' c
Carlyle 11' c
Fa'avesi 14' m
Con: Kelter (2/3)
Baravilala (2/3)
Stephens (0/2)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Beatrice Benvenuti (Italy)

7 August 2016
13:00
v
Fiji   36–0   Colombia
Try: Daveau (2) 1' c, 3' m
Tinai 5' c
Roqica 7' m
Riwai 9' c
Nagasau 14' m
Con: Tinai (2/4)
Riwai (1/1)
Tisolo (0/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Rose Labreche (Canada)
Classification semifinal (9–12)
7 August 2016
16:00
v
Brazil   24–0   Colombia
Try: Ramalho 3' m
Teles (2) 6' c, 7' m
Muhlbauer 9' c
Con: Kochhann (2/4)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Sakurako Kawasaki (Japan)
Eleventh place game
8 August 2016
12:30
v
Colombia   10–22   Kenya
Try: S. Acevedo 1' m
Medina 7' m
Con: Lopera (0/2)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Okelo (2) 4' m, 11' c
I. Otieno 9' m
Masinde 14' m
Con: Awino (1/3)
Nziwa (0/1)
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Rose Labreche (Canada)

SailingEdit

Colombia has qualified a boat in the men's RS:X class by virtue of a top finish for Central & South America at the 2016 ISAF World Cup regatta in Miami, Florida, United States.[49]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Santiago Grillo RS:X 29 24 24 32 DNF 24 28 23 14 29 35 DNF EL 299 30

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

ShootingEdit

Colombia has received a wildcard invitation from ISSF to send Danilo Caro, who will be going to his sixth Olympics, in the men's trap, as long as the minimum qualifying score (MQS) was fulfilled by March 31, 2016.[50][51]

Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Danilo Caro Men's trap 110 27 Did not advance

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

SwimmingEdit

Colombian 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)):[52][53]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jonathan Gómez Men's 200 m butterfly 1:56.65 15 Q 1:57.47 15 Did not advance
Jorge Murillo Men's 100 m breaststroke 59.93 NR 14 Q 1:00.81 16 Did not advance
Men's 200 m breaststroke 2:12.81 28 Did not advance
Omar Pinzón Men's 200 m backstroke 1:59.69 22 Did not advance
Isabella Arcila Women's 50 m freestyle 25.35 30 Did not advance

Synchronized swimmingEdit

Colombia has fielded a squad of two synchronized swimmers to compete only in the women's duet by virtue of their eleventh-place finish at the FINA Olympic test event in Rio de Janeiro.[54][55]

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Estefanía Álvarez
Mónica Arango
Duet 80.3363 17 80.4667 160.8030 17 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Colombia has entered one athlete into the table tennis competition at the Games. Lady Ruano secured the Olympic spot in the women's singles by virtue of her top six finish at the 2016 Latin American Qualification Tournament in Santiago, Chile.[56][57]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Lady Ruano Women's singles Bye   Vacenovská (CZE)
L 0–4
Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Colombia entered two athletes into the taekwondo competition at the Olympics. 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Óscar Muñoz, and 2008 Olympian Doris Patiño secured the spots in the men's flyweight (58 kg) and women's lightweight category (57 kg) respectively by virtue of their top two finish at the 2016 Pan American Qualification Tournament in Aguascalientes, Mexico.[58]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Óscar Muñoz Men's −58 kg   Bragança (POR)
L 3–14
Did not advance
Doris Patiño Women's −57 kg   Malak (EGY)
L 0–13 PTG
Did not advance

TennisEdit

Colombia has entered three tennis players into the Olympic tournament. Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah qualified directly for the men's doubles by virtue of their combined top 30 placement in the ATP World Rankings as of June 6, 2016.[59][60] Meanwhile, Mariana Duque received a spare ITF Olympic place to compete in the women's singles, as the next highest-ranked eligible player, not yet qualified, in the WTA World Rankings, as a result of three players' withdrawal from the Games due to concerns on Zika virus.[61]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Juan Sebastián Cabal
Robert Farah
Men's doubles N/A   Herbert /
Mahut (FRA)
W 7–6(7–4), 6–3
  Johnson /
Sock (USA)
L 4–6, 6–7(1–7)
Did not advance
Mariana Duque Women's singles   Kerber (GER)
L 3–6, 5–7
Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Colombian weightlifters have qualified five men's and four women's quota places for the Rio Olympics based on their combined team standing by points at the 2014 and 2015 IWF World Championships. The team must allocate these places to individual athletes by June 20, 2016.[62]

Men
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Habib de las Salas −56 kg 119 8 147 8 264 6
Óscar Figueroa −62 kg 142 1 176 1 318  
Edwin Mosquera −69 kg 140 16 170 16 310 16
Luis Javier Mosquera 145 5 183 3 338  *
Andrés Caicedo −77 kg 155 7 191 5 346 6

* Mosquera originally placed fourth behind initial bronze medalist Izzat Artykov of Kyrgyzstan. Artykov was later disqualified after testing positive for a banned substance called strychnine. The bronze medal stripped from Artykov is reallocated to Mosquera.[63]

Women
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Lina Rivas −58 kg 96 8 120 7 216 7
Mercedes Pérez −63 kg 104 5 130 4 234 4
Leydi Solís −69 kg 110 4 143 3 253 4
Ubaldina Valoyes −75 kg 111 5 136 4 247 4

WrestlingEdit

Colombia has qualified a total of five wrestlers for each of the following weight classes into the Olympic competition. Two of them had booked Olympic spots each in the women's freestyle (58 & 75 kg) at the 2015 World Championships, while the majority of Olympic berths were awarded to Colombian wrestlers, who progressed to the top two finals at the 2016 Pan American Qualification Tournament.[64][65]

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.
Men'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
Carlos Izquierdo −74 kg Bye   Hasanov (AZE)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance 18
Men's Greco-Roman
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
Carlos Muñoz −75 kg   Bácsi (HUN)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance 20
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
Carolina Castillo −48 kg Bye   Chov (CAM)
W 4–0 ST
  Yankova (BUL)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 8
Jackeline Rentería −58 kg Bye   Sovero (PER)
W 3–1 PP
  Ratkevich (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 8
Andrea Olaya −75 kg Bye   Gray (USA)
L 0–5 VT
Did not advance 15

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