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Ecuador at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Ecuador competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's fourteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics, since its debut in 1924.

Ecuador at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Ecuador.svg
IOC code ECU
NOC Ecuadorian National Olympic Committee
Website www.coe.org.ec (in Spanish)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 38 in 13 sports
Flag bearer Estefania García[1]
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Ecuadorian National Olympic Committee (Spanish: Comité Olímpico Ecuatoriano) fielded a team of 38 athletes, 23 men and 15 women, to compete in 13 sports at the Games.[2][3] It was the nation's largest ever delegation sent to the Olympics, eclipsing the record of 36 athletes who took part at the London Games four years earlier. Athletics had the largest roster by sport with a total of 16 athletes; there was only a single competitor each in sprint canoeing, equestrian eventing, rowing, shooting, and triathlon.

The Ecuadorian team featured 20 returning Olympians, with only two of them attending their fourth consecutive Games: distance runner Byron Piedra (men's marathon) and weightlifter Alexandra Escobar (women's 58 kg). Race walkers Andrés Chocho and Rolando Saquipay were among the Ecuadorians headed to their third Olympic Games, while sixteen others previously competed in London, including Argentina-born sprint kayaker César de Cesare, triathlete Elizabeth Bravo, professional boxers Julio Castillo, Marlo Delgado, and Carlos Quipo, and freestyle wrestler Lissette Antes. A top eight finalist at the 2015 World Championships, Chocho was originally selected to carry the Ecuadorian flag, but decided to focus on his training for the competition. Instead, judoka Estefania García (women's 63 kg) took Chocho's spot at the last minute to lead the team in the opening ceremony.[1]

Ecuador narrowly missed out on its first Olympic medal since 2008, as Escobar placed fourth in the women's 58 kg, the most successful feat of her Olympic career.[4]

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Athletics (track and field)Edit

Ecuadorian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[5][6]

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
  • NM = No mark
Men
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Miguel Ángel Almachi Marathon 2:23:00 85
Segundo Jami 2:31:07 124
Byron Piedra 2:14:12 18
Mauricio Arteaga 20 km walk DSQ
Andrés Chocho DSQ
Daniel Pintado 1:23:44 37
Andrés Chocho 50 km walk DSQ
Rolando Saquipay 4:07:29 34
Claudio Villanueva 4:19:33 45
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Narcisa Landázuri 100 m Bye 11.38 4 q 11.27 6 Did not advance
Ángela Tenorio 100 m Bye 11.35 3 q 11.14 5 Did not advance
200 m 22.94 4 q N/A 22.99 7 Did not advance
María Elena Calle Marathon N/A 2:48:39 99
Rosa Chacha N/A 2:48:52 100
Silvia Paredes N/A 2:48:01 95
Magaly Bonilla 20 km walk N/A 1:34:54 27
Maritza Guaman N/A 1:35:56 36
Paola Pérez N/A 1:33:53 24

BoxingEdit

Ecuador has entered four boxers to compete in each of the following weight classes into the Olympic boxing tournament. Carlos Andres Mina had claimed his Olympic spot with a semifinal victory at the 2016 American Qualification Tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[7] Meanwhile, London 2012 Olympians Carlos Quipo (light flyweight), Marlo Delgado (middleweight), and Julio Castillo (heavyweight) secured additional places on the Ecuadorian roster at the 2016 APB and WSB Olympic Qualifier in Vargas, Venezuela.[8]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Carlos Quipo Men's light flyweight Bye   Gankhuyagiin (MGL)
W 3–0
  Hernández (USA)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Marlo Delgado Men's middleweight   Pinto (VEN)
W 3–0
  Assomo (FRA)
L 1–2
Did not advance
Carlos Andrés Mina Men's light heavyweight   Michel (GER)
W 3–0
  Ward (IRL)
W 2–1
  Bauderlique (FRA)
L TKO
Did not advance
Julio Castillo Men's heavyweight Bye   Tulaganov (UZB)
L 0–3
Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

SprintEdit

Ecuadorian canoeists have qualified one boat in each of the following events through the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships.[9]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
César de Cesare Men's K-1 200 m 35.216 5 Q 35.936 8 FB 37.169 11

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Ecuador 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.[10][11]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Byron Guamá Men's road race Did not finish

BMXEdit

Ecuadorian riders qualified for one men's quota place for BMX at the Olympics, as a result of the nation's top four finish in the UCI BMX Individual Ranking List of May 31, 2016.[12]

Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Points Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Alfredo Campo Men's BMX 36.463 27 28 8 Did not advance

EquestrianEdit

Ecuador has entered one eventing rider into the Olympic equestrian competition by virtue of a top two finish from a combined group of North, Central, & South America in the individual FEI Olympic rankings.[13]

EventingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Nicolas Wettstein Nadeville Merze Individual 56.00 55 Retired Did not advance

JudoEdit

Ecuador has qualified three judokas for each of the following weight classes at the Games. Lenin Preciado and Freddy Figueroa were ranked among the top 22 eligible judokas for men in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016, while London 2012 Olympian Estefania García at women's half-middleweight (63 kg) earned a continental quota spot from the Pan American region, as Ecuador's top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position.[14][15]

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
Lenin Preciado Men's −60 kg Bye   Chammartin (SUI)
L 002–010
Did not advance
Freddy Figueroa Men's +100 kg N/A   Kim S-m (KOR)
L 000–102
Did not advance
Estefania García Women's −63 kg N/A   Bangoura (GUI)
W 100–000
  Unterwurzacher (AUT)
L 000–010
Did not advance

RowingEdit

Ecuador has qualified one boat in the men's single sculls for the Olympics at the 2016 Latin American Continental Qualification Regatta in Valparaiso, Chile, signifying the nation's Olympic sporting debut.[16]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Bryan Sola Zambrano Men's single sculls 7:48.77 5 R 7:28.30 4 SE/F Bye 7:52.86 3 FE 7:53.54 28

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

ShootingEdit

Ecuador has qualified one shooter in the women's pistol events by virtue of her best finish at the American Continental Championships and other selection competitions, as long as she obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by March 31, 2016.[17]

Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Andrea Pérez Peña Women's 25 m pistol 561 37 Did not advance

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

SwimmingEdit

Ecuadorian 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)):[18][19]

Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Esteban Enderica Men's 1500 m freestyle 15:10.15 23 Did not advance
Iván Enderica Ochoa Men's 10 km open water N/A 1:53:16.2 16
Samantha Arévalo Women's 10 km open water N/A 1:57:27.2 9

TriathlonEdit

Ecuador has entered one triathlete to compete at the Games. London 2012 Olympian Elizabeth Bravo was selected as the highest-ranked triathlete from the Americas in the women's event based on the ITU Points List.[20]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Elizabeth Bravo Women's 20:10 0:55 1:05:54 0:44 40:09 2:07:52 47

WeightliftingEdit

Ecuadorian weightlifters have qualified two women's quota places for the Rio Olympics based on their combined team standing by points at the 2014 and 2015 IWF World Championships.[21] A single men's Olympic spot had been added to the Ecuadorian roster by virtue of a top seven national finish at the 2016 Pan American Championships. The team must allocate these places to individual athletes by June 20, 2016.[22]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Fernando Salas Men's +105 kg 184 16 221 13 405 14
Alexandra Escobar Women's −58 kg 100 4 123 4 223 4
Neisi Dajomes Women's −69 kg 107 6 135 6 242 6

WrestlingEdit

Ecuador has qualified two wrestlers for each of the following weight classes into the Olympic competition. One of them finished in the top two final to book an Olympic spot in the men's Greco-Roman 59 kg at the 2016 Pan American Qualification Tournament, while the other had claimed the remaining Olympic slot in the women's freestyle 58 kg to round out the Ecuadorian roster at the initial meet of the World Qualification Tournament in Ulaanbaatar.[23][24]

Key:

  • VT – Victory by Fall.
  • PP – Decision by Points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO – Decision by Points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST – Decision by points – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
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
Andrés Montaño −59 kg Bye   Wang Lm (CHN)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance 17
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
Lissette Antes −58 kg   Cherdivara (MDA)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 19

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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