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Great Britain at the 2016 Summer Olympics

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland competed as Great Britain at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. The United Kingdom was represented by the British Olympic Association (BOA), and the team of selected athletes was also known as Team GB. British athletes have appeared in every Summer Olympic Games of the modern era, alongside Australia, France, Greece, and Switzerland, though Great Britain is the only country to have won at least one gold medal at all of them. Although the British Olympic Association is the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for Great Britain and Northern Ireland,[2] Northern Irish athletes can choose whether to compete for Great Britain or for the Republic of Ireland, as they are entitled to citizenship of either nation under the Good Friday Agreement. In 2016 Northern Ireland born representatives in Team GB included returning rowers Alan Campbell, Peter Chambers and Richard Chambers, archer Patrick Huston and four members of the men's field hockey team: David Ames, Mark Gleghorne, Iain Lewers and Ian Sloan.[3][4] The team also represents, and included representation from, the Crown dependencies, among which were Guernsey's Heather Watson and Carl Hester, and from the ten of the thirteen British Overseas Territories represented by the BOA rather than their own NOC,[5] whose representatives include Turks and Caicos sprinter Delano Williams and Anguillan long jumper Shara Proctor.

Great Britain at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
IOC code GBR
NOC British Olympic Association
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 366 in 25 sports
Flag bearer Andy Murray (opening)[1]
Kate Richardson-Walsh (closing)
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold Silver Bronze Total
27 23 17 67
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

These Games were the most successful for Great Britain since 1908, winning a total of 67 medals, which exceeded its London 2012 tally of 65 medals, therefore becoming the first nation to surpass its medal total at the Olympics immediately following one that it hosted.[6] Great Britain also became one of only two nations (the other being Azerbaijan) ever to increase the number of medals achieved in five consecutive Games.[7]

In cycling male cyclist Jason Kenny become only the second British athlete since 1908 to win three gold medals at the same Olympic Games to join Sir Chris Hoy as the most successful all time British Olympians with six gold medals and a silver, while gold for Sir Bradley Wiggins confirmed him as the most decorated British Olympian, with eight medals (five gold) over five Games.

Kenny also became the sixth British Olympian to win an Olympic gold in the same event (men's team sprint) at three successive Games, joining three pre-war water polo players Paul Radmilovic (1908-1920, interrrupted by the cancelled Games of 1916), George Wilkinson and Charles Sydney Smith (both 1904-1912), rower Steve Redgrave (in men's coxless pair from 1988 to 1996)) and sailor Ben Ainslie (in the Finn class between 2004-2012). Kenny was immediately followed onto this list by a seventh 'three-peat', fellow cyclist Ed Clancy, who sealed his third consecutive team pursuit gold medal. Indeed, Clancey and Kenny, along with American road cyclist Kristin Armstrong (in women's time trial) became the first three cyclists to ever achieve the feat.

Cyclist Laura Trott also won two gold medals to become Britain's most successful all time female Olympian with a total of four golds, dressage rider Charlotte Dujardin having briefly taken that title with three golds and a silver from previous incumbent cyclist Victoria Pendleton. Katherine Grainger's fifth consecutive medal, a silver, made her Britain's most decorated female Olympian, and made her one of only five British Olympians (with Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Ben Ainslie, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Jack Beresford) to win medals in five Games running.

Gymnast Max Whitlock won Britain's first ever gold medals in gymnastics, in men's floor and pommel horse, while Great Britain's seven gymnastics medals, a record for the team, included first ever medals in men's individual all-around (also for Whitlock), men's horizontal bar for Nile Wilson, women's floor, for the youngest member of the team, 16 year old Amy Tinkler and trampoline for Bryony Page, while pommel silver medalist Louis Smith became the first British gymnast to medal across three Games.

In rowing, Britain took gold in both the men's coxless four and the men's eights for the first time since 2000, as well as a first ever medal for the women's eight, a silver. Pete Reed and Andrew Triggs Hodge in the eight won their third successive gold medals, having won double gold in the four in 2008 and 2012.

Alistair Brownlee became the first triathlete to successfully defend an Olympic title and his younger brother Jonny Brownlee upgraded his London bronze to a silver in the men's triathlon, one of three events with the men's pommel and men's individual sprint where Great Britain finished first and second. No British woman having ever defended an individual Olympic title, Trott, Dujardin, taekwondo-ka Jade Jones and boxer Nicola Adams became the first four British female Olympians ever to successfully defend individual Olympic titles, with Trott becoming the first British female, and fourth Briton with Mo Farah, Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny to successfully defend two Olympic titles at the same Games.

In athletics in both the men's 5,000 and 10,000 metres Mo Farah successfully defended his Olympic titles to become Britain's most successful ever Olympic track and field athlete with four golds between 2012 and 2016, while Christine Ohorougu, despite failing to reach the 400 metres final, became the second British track and field athlete, after Steve Backley, to win medals in three successive Games anchoring the Great Britain team to bronze in the 4 × 400 metres relay.

In swimming Adam Peaty won gold in the 100 metres breaststroke, the first British male swimmer to win gold since 1988 and also won silver in the 4 × 100 metres medley relay. James Guy, Duncan Scott and Jazz Carlin each won two silvers, the men in the medley relay and the 4 × 200 metres freestyle relay, Carlin in the 'distance double' of 400 metre and 800 metre freestyles behind Katie Ledecky. The six medals was the nation's largest in-pool haul, and was supported by seven separate 4th-place finishes in the pool. The pair of Jack Laugher and Chris Mears became Britain's first Olympic diving champions in the 3 metre synchronised springboard event, while Tom Daley became the first British diver to medal in multiple Games, despite missing out on the 10 metre platform final, with bronze in the 10 metre synchronised platform event.

Great Britain won their fifth consecutive gold medals in both the men's coxless four and from Giles Scott in the Finn sailing class, while Nick Dempsey became the most decorated windsurfer in Olympic history with his third medal, a silver.

In the first Olympic men's golf tournament for 100 years, Justin Rose won gold on the final hole after a close contest with Ryder cup teammate, Henrik Stenson of Sweden.

There was also success for Great Britain in team sports where in the first week of competition Great Britain captained by Tom Mitchell won silver in the inaugural men's rugby sevens tournament after losing to Fiji 43-7 in the gold medal match and in the second week Great Britain captained by Kate Richardson-Walsh went unbeaten and won the country's first gold medal in a team sport at a Summer Olympics since 1988 when they won gold after beating the Netherlands in the gold medal match 2-0 on penalties after the match finished 3-3 at full time in the women's field hockey.

In all, Great Britain, while finishing second in gold medals to the United States, and third in overall medals after the United States and China, won gold medals across more different sports than any other nation at the Games. Great Britain also topped the medal tables in cycling, sailing, triathlon, golf and rowing, and won first ever golds in golf, diving and gymnastics.[8]

Contents

MedallistsEdit

* – Indicates the athlete competed in preliminaries but not the final

Multiple medallistsEdit

The following Team GB competitors won several medals at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Name Medal Sport Event
Kenny, JasonJason Kenny   Gold
  Gold
  Gold
Cycling Men's team sprint
Men's sprint
Men's keirin
Whitlock, MaxMax Whitlock   Gold
  Gold
  Bronze
Gymnastics Men's floor
Men's pommel horse
Men's all around
Farah, MoMo Farah   Gold
  Gold
Athletics Men's 10,000 metres
Men's 5,000 metres
Trott, LauraLaura Trott   Gold
  Gold
Cycling Women's team pursuit
Women's omnium
Dujardin, CharlotteCharlotte Dujardin   Gold
  Silver
Equestrian Individual dressage
Team dressage
Heath, LiamLiam Heath   Gold
  Silver
Canoeing Men's K-1 200 metres
Men's K-2 200 metres
Laugher, JackJack Laugher   Gold
  Silver
Diving Men's synchronized 3 m springboard
Men's 3 m springboard
Peaty, AdamAdam Peaty   Gold
  Silver
Swimming Men's 100 m breaststroke
Men's 4 × 100 m medley relay
Skinner, CallumCallum Skinner   Gold
  Silver
Cycling Men's team sprint
Men's sprint
Carlin, JazminJazmin Carlin   Silver
  Silver
Swimming Women's 400 m freestyle
Women's 800 m freestyle
Guy, JamesJames Guy   Silver
  Silver
Swimming Men's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay
Men's 4 × 100 m medley relay
James, BeckyBecky James   Silver
  Silver
Cycling Women's keirin
Women's sprint
Scott, DuncanDuncan Scott   Silver
  Silver
Swimming Men's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay
Men's 4 × 100 m medley relay

AdministrationEdit

On 29 April 2014, the British Olympic Association announced the appointment of Mark England as Chef-de-Mission to the British Olympic team at Rio 2016.[9]

Medal and performance targetsEdit

UK Sport targeted 47 medals for Rio, the highest target ever for an away Olympics, following the success of the 2012 Games in London.[10] The GB squad surpassed this target on 17 August[11] and finished with a total of 67 medals. The team won gold across 15 sports, which eclipsed even the USA who topped the podium in 13 sports.

Key  N Target missed  Y Target met  Y Y Target exceeded
Sport Medals
target set
Medals or result Target missed,
met, or exceeded
Archery 0 0  Y
Athletics 7–9 7  Y
Badminton 0–1 1  Y
Boxing 3–5 3  Y
Canoeing 3–5 4  Y
Cycling 8–10 12  Y Y
Diving 1–2 3  Y Y
Equestrian 2–4 3  Y
Fencing 0–1 0  Y
Field hockey 1–2 1  Y
Golf 1–2 1  Y
Gymnastics 3–5 7  Y Y
Judo 0–1 1  Y
Modern pentathlon 1–2 0  N
Rowing 6–8 5  N
Rugby sevens 0–1 1  Y
Sailing 3–6 3  Y
Shooting 1–2 2  Y
Swimming 3–5 6  Y Y
Synchronised swimming 0 0  Y
Table tennis 0 0  Y
Taekwondo 1–3 3  Y
Tennis 1–2 1  Y
Triathlon 2–3 3  Y
Weightlifting 0 0  Y
Total 47-79 67  Y

FundingEdit

As with previous games, UK Sport was the body responsible for allocating elite funding for Olympic sports. In December 2012, a record £347 million of funding for Olympic and Paralympic athletes was announced with the aim of becoming the first nation in recent history to win more medals at the Games following being the host nation.[12]

Four sports, basketball, synchronised swimming, water polo, and weightlifting, initially had all their funding withdrawn, while swimming and badminton had their funding cut.[13] Following an appeal process weightlifting had its funding restored.[14]

The Sport and Recreation Alliance, an umbrella body that represents national sports organisations in Britain, raised concerns about how the Scottish independence referendum, which took place on 18 September 2014, would affect sport funding and recognition issues for Scottish athletes who aim to compete at the Olympic Games.[15]

CompetitorsEdit

Nick Skelton, the show jumper, participated at his seventh Olympic Games, a record for a British competitor.[16] He celebrated this achievement by becoming the first British rider to win an individual gold medal in jumping.

The team included seven sets of siblings: Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee (Triathlon), Peter and Richard Chambers (Rowing), Ellie and Rebecca Downie (Gymnastics), Callum and Derek Hawkins (Athletics), Andy and Jamie Murray (Tennis), Cindy Ofili and Tiffany Porter (Athletics), and John and Michael Whitaker (Equestrian). There were also two married couples: Chris and Gabrielle Adcock (Badminton) and Helen and Kate Richardson-Walsh (Hockey). Mark Gleghorne (Hockey) competed for Great Britain while his brother Paul competed for Ireland in the same sport.[17]

ArcheryEdit

One British archer qualified for the men's individual recurve at the Olympics by securing one of three available Olympic spots at the 2016 European Championships in Nottingham.[18] Meanwhile, another British archer was added to the squad by virtue of a top six national finish in the women's individual recurve at the 2016 Archery World Cup meet in Antalya, Turkey.[19]

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
Patrick Huston Men's individual 656 38   van der Ven (NED)
W 6–4
  Ku B-c (KOR)
L 0–6
Did not advance
Naomi Folkard Women's individual 639 23   Rochmawati (INA)
W 6–5
  Kawanaka (JPN)
W 6–0
  dos Santos (BRA)
W 6–2
  Chang H-j (KOR)
L 1–7
Did not advance

AthleticsEdit

Great Britain secured a place in all relay events with the exception of the men's 4 × 100 m relay based on the team's performance at the 2015 IAAF World Relays, before securing a place in the final relay in July 2016 by their position in world rankings. British athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[20][21] The team nominated its athletes with an entry standard for the individual events based on the results at the British Championships, scheduled to take place in Birmingham between 24 and 26 June 2016.[22]

On 24 April 2016, the top two finishers in both the men's and women's 2016 London Marathon won automatic places for Team GB at the Olympics.[23] Two days later, British Athletics confirmed four athletes, and added Derek Hawkins, brother of Callum to the men's marathon, and race walker Dominic King to the 50 km walk.[24]

On 21 May 2016, the Great Britain trials were held for the 10,000 metres, with two places in both the men's and women's races available to the first two across the line, if they had the qualification time. In the women's race, Jess Andrews won in the qualification time, while Beth Potter, who already had the time, came second and also earned a place in Rio. Mo Farah, reigning World and Olympic champion at 5000 and 10000 metres, has been preselected by Great Britain for both men's races. Neither of the first two finishers in the men's race had at that point achieved the qualifying standard, but on 11 June 2016, Ross Millington, who won the trial, managed to also beat the standard, thus confirming his Olympic place.[25]

On 29 May 2016, Katarina Johnson-Thompson achieved the qualification mark in heptathlon at the Gotzis meeting, the designated Olympic trial for Great Britain, joining the pre-selected Jessica Ennis-Hill in that event.[26]

Following the end of the qualifying period on 11 July, a total of 80 athletes (41 men and 39 women) were officially named to Team GB's track and field team for the Games. Apart from Ennis-Hill and Farah, notable athletes also featured defending Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford, two-time medalist Christine Ohuruogu, high jump bronze medalist Robbie Grabarz, Sudanese-born sprinter Rabah Yousif, and long-distance stalwart Jo Pavey, who is set to compete at her fifth Games in the 10,000 metres.[27]

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 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
James Dasaolu 100 m Bye 10.18 3 q 10.16 6 Did not advance
James Ellington Bye 10.29 5 Did not advance
Chijindu Ujah Bye 10.13 2 Q 10.01 SB 4 Did not advance
Adam Gemili 200 m 20.20 2 Q N/A 20.08 3 q 20.123 4
Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake 20.24 2 Q N/A 20.25 5 Did not advance
Danny Talbot 20.27 PB 2 Q N/A 20.25 PB 3 Did not advance
Matthew Hudson-Smith 400 m 45.26 3 Q N/A 44.48 PB 2 Q 44.61 8
Martyn Rooney 45.60 5 N/A Did not advance
Rabah Yousif DNS N/A Did not advance
Elliot Giles 800 m 1:47.88 7 N/A Did not advance
Michael Rimmer 1:45.99 3 Q N/A 1:46.80 8 Did not advance
Charlie Grice 1500 m 3:38.41 10 q** N/A 3:40.050 5 Q 3:51.73 12
Chris O'Hare 3:39.36 4 Q N/A 3:40.93 10 Did not advance
Andrew Butchart 5000 m 13:20.08 5 Q N/A 13:08.61 PB 6
Mo Farah 13:25.25 3 Q N/A 13:03.30  
Tom Farrell 14:11.65 20 N/A Did not advance
Mo Farah 10000 m N/A 27:05.17  
Ross Millington N/A 29:14.95 31
Andy Vernon N/A 28:19.36 SB 25
Laurence Clarke 110 m hurdles 13:55 3 Q N/A 13.47 5 Did not advance
Andrew Pozzi 13:50 2 Q N/A 13.67 5 Did not advance
Jack Green 400 m hurdles 48.96 2 Q N/A 49.54 8 Did not advance
Sebastian Rodger 49.54 6 * N/A Did not advance
Rob Mullett 3000 m steeplechase 8:48.19 12 N/A Did not advance
James Ellington
Chijindu Ujah***
Adam Gemili
Richard Kilty
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey
4 × 100 m relay 38.06 4 q N/A 37.98 5
Nigel Levine
Matthew Hudson-Smith
Delano Williams
Martyn Rooney
Jack Green
Jarryd Dunn
Rabah Yousif
4 × 400 m relay DSQ N/A Did not advance
Callum Hawkins Marathon N/A 2:11:52 9
Derek Hawkins N/A 2:29:24 114
Tsegai Tewelde N/A DNF
Tom Bosworth 20 km walk N/A 1:20:13 NR 6
Dominic King 50 km walk N/A DSQ

* : Seb Rodger originally advanced as the last of the 'fastest losers' to the semifinal, but was excluded after a successful appeal by another runner against disqualification. ** : Charlie Grice was reinstated for the semi-finals following an appeal after obstruction in the heat. *** : Chijindu Ujah raced in heat but not in final.

Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Greg Rutherford Long jump 7.90 10 q 8.29  
Chris Baker High jump 2.26 16 Did not advance
Robbie Grabarz 2.29 5 q 2.33 SB =4
Luke Cutts Pole vault 5.45 22 Did not advance
Chris Bennett Hammer throw 71.32 19 Did not advance
Mark Dry 71.03 21 Did not advance
Nick Miller 70.83 22 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Desiree Henry 100 m Bye 11.08 1 Q 11.09 4 Did not advance
Daryll Neita Bye 11.41 4 Did not advance
Asha Philip Bye 11.34 3 q 11.33 8 Did not advance
Dina Asher-Smith 200 m 22.77 2 Q N/A 22.49 4 q 22.31 SB 5
Jodie Williams 22.69 3 q N/A 22.99 8 Did not advance
Seren Bundy-Davies 400 m 53.63 7 N/A Did not advance
Emily Diamond 51.76 4 q N/A 51.49 6 Did not advance
Christine Ohuruogu 51.40 2 Q N/A 51.22 5 Did not advance
Shelayna Oskan-Clarke 800 m 1:56.67 3 q N/A 1:59.45 SB 5 Did not advance
Lynsey Sharp 2:00.83 1 Q N/A 1:58.65 2 Q 1:57.69 PB 6
Laura Muir 1500 m 4:06.53 3 Q N/A 4:04.16 3 Q 4:12.88 7
Laura Weightman 4:08.37 7 q N/A 4:05.28 5 Q 4:14.95 11
Eilish McColgan 5000 m 15:18.20 5 Q N/A 15:12.09 13
Stephanie Twell 15:25.90 8 N/A Did not advance
Laura Whittle 15:31.30 10 N/A Did not advance
Jess Andrews 10000 m N/A 31:35.92 PB 16
Jo Pavey N/A 31:33.44 SB 15
Beth Potter N/A 33:04.34 34
Cindy Ofili 100 m hurdles 12.75 1 Q N/A 12.71 2 Q 12.63 SB 4
Tiffany Porter 12.87 2 Q N/A 12.82 4 q 12.76 =6
Eilidh Doyle 400 m hurdles 55:46 1 Q N/A 54.99 3 q 54.61 8
Lennie Waite 3000 m steeplechase 10:14.18 17 N/A Did not advance
Daryll Neita
Asha Philip
Desiree Henry
Dina Asher-Smith
4 × 100 m relay 41.93 2 Q N/A 41.77 NR  
Emily Diamond
Eilidh Doyle
Anyika Onuora
Christine Ohuruogu
Kelly Massey
*
4 × 400 m relay 3:24.81 SB 2 Q N/A 3:25.88  
Alyson Dixon Marathon N/A 2:34:11 28
Sonia Samuels N/A 2:34:36 30

* : Kelly Massey raced in heat but not in final.

Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Shara Proctor Long jump 6.36 21 Did not advance
Jazmin Sawyers 6.53 12 q 6.69 8
Lorraine Ugen 6.65 7 q 6.58 11
Morgan Lake High jump 1.94 =15 Q PB 1.93 =10
Holly Bradshaw Pole vault 4.60 =2 Q 4.70 SB 5
Jade Lally Discus throw 54.06 28 Did not advance
Sophie Hitchon Hammer throw 70.37 11 q 74.54 NR  
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Jessica Ennis-Hill Result 12.84 1.89 13.86 23.49 6.34 46.06 2:09.07 6775 SB  
Points 1149 1093 785 1030 956 784 978
Katarina Johnson-Thompson Result 13.48 1.98 NR 11.68 23.26 6.51 36.36 2:10.47 6523 SB 6
Points 1053 1211 640 1053 1010 598 958

BadmintonEdit

Great Britain qualified a total of eight badminton players for each of the following events into the Olympic tournament based on the BWF World Rankings as of 5 May 2016: one entry each in the men's and women's singles, and a pair in the men's, women's, and mixed doubles.[28]

Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Rajiv Ouseph Men's singles   Sasaki (JPN)
W (21–15, 21–9)
  Koukal (CZE)
W (21–14, 21–8)
N/A 1 Q   Sugiarto (INA)
W (21–13, 14–21, 21–16)
  Axelsen (DEN)
L (12–21, 16–21)
Did not advance
Marcus Ellis
Chris Langridge
Men's doubles   Kim G-j /
Kim S-r (KOR)
W (17–21, 25–23, 21–18)
  Boe /
Mogensen (DEN)
L (9–21, 21–9, 16–21)
  Cwalina /
Wacha (POL)
W (21–18, 21–16)
2 Q N/A   Endo /
Hayakawa (JPN)
W (21–19, 21–17)
  Fu Hf /
Zhang N (CHN)
L (14-21, 18-21)
  Chai B /
Hong W (CHN)
W (21–18, 19–21, 21–10)
 
Kirsty Gilmour Women's singles   Zechiri (BUL)
L (21–12, 17–21, 16–21)
  Jaquet (SUI)
W (21–17, 21–15)
N/A 2 Did not advance
Heather Olver
Lauren Smith
Women's doubles   Maheswari /
Polii (INA)
L (10–21, 13–21)
  Poon L Y /
Tse Y S (HKG)
W (21–17, 18–21, 21–16)
  Hoo K M /
Woon K W (MAS)
L (17–21, 22–24)
3 N/A Did not advance
Chris Adcock
Gabrielle Adcock
Mixed doubles   Fischer Nielsen /
Pedersen (DEN)
W (21–19, 22–24, 21–17)
  Xu C /
Ma J (CHN)
L (21–13, 20–22, 15–21)
  Mateusiak /
Zięba (POL)
L (21–18, 25–27, 9–21)
3 N/A Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Great Britain entered twelve boxers to compete in each of the following weight classes into the Olympic boxing tournament. Galal Yafai, Muhammad Ali, Qais Ashfaq, Joseph Cordina, Antony Fowler, Joshua Buatsi, Lawrence Okolie, and Joseph Joyce claimed their Olympic spots at the 2016 European Qualification Tournament in Samsun, Turkey.[29]

London 2012 flyweight champion Nicola Adams and fellow Olympian Savannah Marshall were the only British women to book Olympic spots, as a result of their quarterfinal victories at the World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan.[30] Pat McCormack and Josh Kelly secured further Olympic places for Team GB at the 2016 AIBA World Qualifying Tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan.[31]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Galal Yafai Light flyweight   Fotsala (CMR)
W 3–0
  Argilagos (CUB)
L 1–2
Did not advance
Muhammad Ali Flyweight Bye   Finol (VEN)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Qais Ashfaq Bantamweight   Butdee (THA)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Joseph Cordina Lightweight   Suarez (PHI)
W 2–1
  Tojibaev (UZB)
L 0–2
Did not advance
Pat McCormack Light welterweight   Zhussupov (KAZ)
W 2–1
  Toledo (CUB)
L 1–2
Did not advance
Josh Kelly Welterweight   Mohamed (EGY)
W 3–0
  Yeleussinov (KAZ)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Antony Fowler Middleweight   Alimkhanuly (KAZ)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Joshua Buatsi Light heavyweight   Katende (UGA)
W TKO
  Rasulov (UZB)
W KO
  Benchabla (ALG)
W 3–0
  Niyazymbetov (KAZ)
L 0–3
Did not advance  
Lawrence Okolie Heavyweight   Jakubowski (POL)
W 3–0
  Savón (CUB)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Joseph Joyce Super heavyweight Bye   Morais (CPV)
W TKO
  Jalolov (UZB)
W 3–0
  Dychko (KAZ)
W 3–0
  Yoka (FRA)
L 1–2
 
Women
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Nicola Adams Flyweight Bye   Kob (UKR)
W 3–0
  Ren Cc (CHN)
W 3–0
  Ourahmoune (FRA)
W 3–0
 
Savannah Marshall Middleweight   Nash (SWE)
W 3–0
  Fontijn (NED)
L 0–2
Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

SlalomEdit

British canoeists qualified a maximum of one boat in each of the following classes through the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships and the Olympic selection trials, both held in Lee Valley Park.[32] On 4 November 2015, Team GB announced the names of the four slalom canoeists selected for the Games.[33][34]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank Time Rank Time Rank
David Florence Men's C-1 94.11 1 DNS 94.11 3 Q 99.36 7 Q 109.00 10
David Florence
Richard Hounslow
Men's C-2 103.27 2 DNS 103.27 3 Q 109.60 3 Q 102.01  
Joe Clarke Men's K-1 135.89 13 86.95 1 86.95 2 Q 90.67 3 Q 88.53  
Fiona Pennie Women's K-1 100.52 1 DNS 100.52 3 Q 101.81 2 Q 105.70 6

SprintEdit

British canoeists qualified one boat in each of the following events through the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships and the Olympic selection trials, held in Duisburg (18 to 19 April 2016). Under Olympic rules, the successful canoeists could also enter other events where no Team GB canoeist was separately entered. As a result, Liam Heath, a World Cup gold medalist in the K-1 200 m, would take part in that event, and this was confirmed on 14 June 2016, as well as the participation of Jessica Walker in the equivalent women's event under the same rule.[35][36] On 18 July 2016, as a consequence of the disqualification of the Romanian and Belarussian squads from the Games, Lani Belcher and Angela Hannah, as highest ranked non-qualifier in the 2015 World Championships, were upgraded to a quota place in the K2-500 event.[37]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Liam Heath K-1 200 m 34.327 1 Q 34.076 1 FA 35.197  
Liam Heath
Jon Schofield
K-2 200 m 31.534 3 Q 31.899 1 FA 32.368  
Women
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Rachel Cawthorn K-1 500 m 1:56.612 4 Q 1:58.410 6 FB 1:58.470 15
Jessica Walker K-1 200 m 41.123 5 Q 41.483 4 FB 42.205 15
Lani Belcher
Angela Hannah
K-2 500 m 1:53.948 8 Q 1:49.285 7 FB 1:54.193 15
Rachel Cawthorn
Louisa Gurski
Rebeka Simon
Jessica Walker
K-4 500 m 1:36.853 5 Q 1:36.254 =2 FA 1:40.043 7

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

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

British riders qualified for the following quota places in the men's and women's Olympic road race by virtue of their top 15 final national ranking in the 2015 UCI World Tour (for men) and top 22 in the UCI World Ranking (for women).[38][39]

The BOA announced the eight-athlete squad of road racers (five men and three women) for Team GB on 24 June 2016.[40] On 19 July, it was announced that Peter Kennaugh had withdrawn from the squad due to a lack of race fitness after struggling to recover from injuries sustained in May and that his place in the squad would be taken by Steve Cummings.[41]

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Steve Cummings Road race Did not finish
Chris Froome Road race 6:13:03 12
Time trial 1:13:17.54  
Ian Stannard Road race Did not finish
Geraint Thomas Road race 6:12:34 11
Time trial 1:14:52.85 9
Adam Yates Road race 6:13:08 15
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Lizzie Armitstead Road race 3:51:47 5
Nikki Harris Did not finish
Emma Pooley Road race Did not finish
Time trial 46:31.98 14

TrackEdit

Following the completion of the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, British riders accumulated spots in both men's and women's team pursuit, and men's team sprint, as well as both the men's and women's omnium. As a result of their place in the men's team sprint, Great Britain won the right to enter two riders in both men's sprint and men's keirin.

Great Britain narrowly failed to win a quota place in the women's team sprint. As such, they did not earn the two places in women's sprint and keirin that the team quota place would have gained them. However, Great Britain did earn a single place in the women's keirin, and two places in the women's sprint, by virtue of their final individual UCI Olympic rankings in those events.

Team GB's track cycling squad was officially selected for the Games on 24 June 2016, with seven-time medallist Bradley Wiggins returning to the track scene at his fifth straight Olympics.[40]

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
Jason Kenny Men's sprint 9.551 OR
75.384
1 Q   Levy (GER)
W 10.245
70.278
Bye   Puerta (COL)
W 10.369
69.437
Bye   Constable (AUS)
W 10.341, W 10.219
  Dmitriev (RUS)
L, W 10.048, W 10.071
  Skinner (GBR)
W 10.164, W 9.916
 
Callum Skinner 9.703 OR
74.203
2 Q   Constable (AUS)
W 10.254
70.216
Bye   Constable (AUS)
W 10.359
69.504
Bye   Xu C (CHN)
W 10.299, W 10.212
  Glaetzer (AUS)
W 10.119, W 10.244
  Kenny (GBR)
L, L
 
Becky James Women's sprint 10.721 OR
67.157
1 Q   Ismayilova (AZE)
W 11.377
63.285
Bye   Cueff (FRA)
W 11.375
63.296
Bye   Zhong Ts (CHN)
W 11.289, W 11.243
  Ligtlee (NED)
W 11.246, W 10.970
  Vogel (GER)
L, L
 
Katy Marchant 10.787
66.747
2 Q   Sullivan (CAN)
W 11.499
62.614
Bye   Welte (GER)
W 12.247
58.789
Bye   Krupeckaitė (LTU)
W 11.225, W 11.342
  Vogel (GER)
L, L
  Ligtlee (NED)
W 11.237, W 11.424
 
Team sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Philip Hindes
Jason Kenny
Callum Skinner
Men's team sprint 42.562 OR
63.436
1 Q   Venezuela (VEN)
W 42.640
63.320
2 FA   New Zealand (NZL)
W 42.440 OR
63.619
 

Qualification legend: FA=Gold medal final; FB=Bronze medal final

Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time Rank Opponent
Results
Rank Opponent
Results
Rank
Steven Burke
Ed Clancy
Owain Doull
Bradley Wiggins
Men's team pursuit 3:51.943 1 Q   New Zealand (NZL)
W 3:50.570 WR
1   Australia (AUS)
W 3:50.265 WR
 
Katie Archibald
Elinor Barker
Joanna Rowsell
Laura Trott
Women's team pursuit 4:13.260 WR 1 Q   Canada (CAN)
W 4:12.152 WR
1   United States (USA)
W 4:10.236 WR
 
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st Round Repechage 2nd Round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank
Jason Kenny Men's keirin 1 Q Bye 1 Q  
Callum Skinner 6 REL Did not advance
Becky James Women's keirin 1 Q Bye 2 Q  
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
Mark Cavendish Men's omnium 6 30 4:16.878 2 38 7 28 1:02.868 6 30 12.793 3 36 32 4 194  
Laura Trott Women's omnium 2 38 3:25.054 NR 1 40 1 40 35.253 2 38 13.708 1 40 34 7 230  

Mountain bikingEdit

Great Britain received a spare Olympic berth freed up by Sweden from the UCI to send a mountain biker competing in the Olympic men's cross-country race. On 4 July 2016, British Cycling announced that Grant Ferguson was officially added to the cycling squad for the Games.[42]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Grant Ferguson Men's cross-country 1:39.10 17

BMXEdit

British riders qualified for two men's quota places in BMX at the Olympics, as a result of the nation's fifth-place finish in the UCI Olympic Ranking List of 31 May 2016. Team GB selected London 2012 top 8 finalist Liam Phillips and rookie Kyle Evans to the BMX cycling team for the Games on 24 June 2016.[40]

Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Points Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Kyle Evans Men's BMX 35.776 21 19 7 Did not advance
Liam Phillips 35.095 10 28 8 Did not advance

DivingEdit

British divers qualified for seven of the maximum of eight individual spots and four synchronized teams at the Olympics through the 2015 FINA World Championships and the 2016 FINA World Cup series.[43] The divers who secured the places for Great Britain were not necessarily the athletes who would be selected to represent their country in these events. Instead, they needed to compete at the Olympic trials, held from 10 to 12 June 2016 in Sheffield, to book their places for the Games.[44] A total of eleven divers (five men and six women) were officially named to Team GB on 17 June 2016, featuring London 2012 bronze medalist Tom Daley in both men's individual and synchronized platform.[45]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Jack Laugher 3 m springboard 439.95 7 Q 389.40 12 Q 523.85  
Freddie Woodward 388.15 19 Did not advance
Tom Daley 10 m platform 571.85 1 Q 403.25 18 Did not advance
Jack Laugher
Chris Mears
3 m synchronised springboard N/A 454.32  
Tom Daley
Daniel Goodfellow
10 m synchronised platform N/A 444.45  
Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Rebecca Gallantree 3 m springboard 286.65 20 Did not advance
Grace Reid 304.95 14 Q 314.25 11 Q 318.60 8
Sarah Barrow 10 m platform 277.40 23 Did not advance
Tonia Couch 332.80 5 Q 318.00 10 Q 323.70 12
Alicia Blagg
Rebecca Gallantree
3 m synchronized springboard N/A 292.83 6
Tonia Couch
Lois Toulson
10 m synchronized platform N/A 319.44 5

EquestrianEdit

Great Britain became one of the first three nations to earn places at the Games, qualifying a complete team in dressage by winning the silver medal in the team event at the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games.[46] The Great Britain eventing team also qualified by winning a silver medal at the same event.[47] Great Britain secured a full equestrian team for Rio when the British riders achieved one of three qualification places from the 2015 European Show Jumping Championships.[48]

DressageEdit

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
Fiona Bigwood Orthilia Individual 77.157 8 Q 74.384 16 Q 74.179 77.857 76.018 17
Charlotte Dujardin Valegro 85.071 1 Q 83.025 2 Q 90.000 97.714 93.857  
Carl Hester Nip Tuck 75.529 15 Q 76.485 9 Q 79.107 86.000 82.553 7
Spencer Wilton Super Nova 72.686 25 Q 73.739 21 Did not advance
Fiona Bigwood
Charlotte Dujardin
Carl Hester
Spencer Wilton
See above Team 79.252 2 Q 77.951 2 N/A 78.602  

EventingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
William Fox-Pitt Chilli Morning Individual 37.00 1 30.40 67.40 22 0.00 67.40 18 Q 0.00 67.40 12 67.40 12
Pippa Funnell Billy The Biz 43.90 16 40.40 84.30 28 0.00 84.30 26 Did not advance 84.30 26
Kitty King Ceylor 46.80 26 53.60 100.40 34 0.00 100.40 30 Did not advance 100.40 30
Gemma Tattersall Quicklook 47.20 # 32 89.60 # 136.80 44 4.00 # 140.80 # 41 Did not advance 140.80 41
William Fox-Pitt
Pippa Funnell
Kitty King
Gemma Tattersall
See above Team 127.70 4 124.40 252.10 8 0 252.10 5 N/A 252.10 5

"#" indicates that the score of this rider does not count in the team competition, since only the best three results of a team are counted.

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
Ben Maher Tic Tac Individual 4 =27 Q 4 8 =30 Q 1 9 =23 Q 4 =16 Q 13 17 25 17 25
Nick Skelton Big Star 4 =27 Q 4 8 =30 Q 5 13 =33 Q 0 =1 Q 0 0 =1 JO 0  
John Whitaker Ornellaia 0 =1 Q 23 # 23 57 Did not advance
Michael Whitaker Cassionato 4 # =27 Q 5 9 =42 Q Withdrew Did not advance
Ben Maher
Nick Skelton
John Whitaker
Michael Whitaker
See above Team 8 =8 13 13 12 Did not advance N/A 13 12

"#" indicates that the score of this rider does not count in the team competition, since only the best three results of a team are counted.

FencingEdit

British fencers qualified a full squad in the men's team foil by virtue of being the highest ranking team from Europe outside the world's top four in the FIE Olympic Team Rankings.[49] A trio of men's foil fencers, James Davis, Laurence Halsted and Richard Kruse, along with their reserve Marcus Mepstead, were named to Team GB on 5 May 2016.[50] In the men's individual foil Kruse came close to winning Great Britain's first medal of the Games, and its first fencing medal since the 1964 Games, finishing fourth after losing the bronze medal match to Timur Safin of Russia.[51]

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
James Davis Men's foil Bye   M Ferjani (TUN)
W 15–7
  Safin (RUS)
L 10–15
Did not advance
Laurence Halsted Bye   Chen Hw (CHN)
L 9–15
Did not advance
Richard Kruse Bye   Sintès (ALG)
W 15–4
  Cassarà (ITA)
W 15–12
  Meinhardt (USA)
W 15–13
  Massialas (USA)
L 9–15
  Safin (RUS)
L 13–15
4
James Davis
Laurence Halsted
Richard Kruse
Marcus Mepstead
Men's team foil N/A   Russia (RUS)
L 43–45
Classification semifinal
  Egypt (EGY)
W 45–43
5th place final
  China (CHN)
L 38–45
6

Field hockeyEdit

Summary

Key:

Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Great Britain men's Men's tournament   Belgium
L 1–4
  New Zealand
D 2–2
  Brazil
W 9–1
  Australia
L 1–2
  Spain
D 1–1
5 Did not advance 9
Great Britain women's Women's tournament   Australia
W 2–1
  India
W 3–0
  Argentina
W 3–2
  Japan
W 2–0
  United States
W 2–1
1   Spain
W 3–1
  New Zealand
W 3–0
  Netherlands
W 2–0P
FT: 3–3
 

Men's tournamentEdit

Great Britain's men's field hockey team qualified for the Olympics by having reached the last four at the 2014–15 Men's FIH Hockey World League Semifinals.[52] Only three nations qualified through this route, but India had already secured qualification as continental champions after the team's success at the 2014 Asian Games, so that the remaining teams automatically received the three quotas.

Squad

The following is the Great Britain roster in the men's field hockey tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[53] view · talk

Head coach: Bobby Crutchley

Reserves:

Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Belgium 5 4 0 1 21 5 +16 12 Quarter-finals
2   Spain 5 3 1 1 13 6 +7 10
3   Australia 5 3 0 2 13 4 +9 9
4   New Zealand 5 2 1 2 17 8 +9 7
5   Great Britain 5 1 2 2 14 10 +4 5
6   Brazil (H) 5 0 0 5 1 46 −45 0
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head result.[54]
(H) Host.
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
12:30
v
Belgium   4–1   Great Britain
Truyens   5'
Cosyns   32'
Gougnard   35'
Charlier   56'
Report Catlin   27'
Umpires:
John Weight (RSA)
Coen van Bunge (NED)

7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
17:00
v
Great Britain   2–2   New Zealand
Condon   2'
Middleton   25'
Report Russell   14'
Phillips   19'
Umpires:
Marcin Grochal (POL)
Lim Hong Zhen (SIN)

9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
18:00
v
Brazil   1–9   Great Britain
Smith   4' Report Dixon   9'
Middleton   12'54'
Jackson   27'57'
Martin   37'
Ward   47'59'
Gleghorne   56'
Umpires:
Chen Dekang (CHN)
Coen van Bunge (NED)

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
20:30
v
Great Britain   1–2   Australia
Jackson   58' Report Zalewski   50'
Whetton   55'
Umpires:
Marcin Grochal (POL)
John Wright (RSA)

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
17:00
v
Great Britain   1–1   Spain
Ward   15' Report Alegre   9'
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
Coen van Bunge (NED)

Women's tournamentEdit

Great Britain's women's field hockey team qualified for the Olympics by having achieved a top three finish at the 2014–15 Women's FIH Hockey World League Semifinals.[55] As England also won the 2015 Women's EuroHockey tournament, Great Britain were treated as having qualified as European champions, and relinquished their Hockey World League qualification place to the highest ranking non qualified team, India.

Squad

The following is the Great Britain roster in the women's field hockey tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[56] view · talk

Head coach: Danny Kerry

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Hinch, MaddieMaddie Hinch (1988-10-08)8 October 1988 (aged 27)
4 DF Unsworth, LauraLaura Unsworth (1988-03-08)8 March 1988 (aged 28)
5 DF Cullen, CristaCrista Cullen (1985-08-20)20 August 1985 (aged 30)
6 FW Macleod, HannahHannah Macleod (1990-01-01)1 January 1990 (aged 26)
7 MF Twigg, GeorgieGeorgie Twigg (1990-11-21)21 November 1990 (aged 25)
8 MF Richardson-Walsh, HelenHelen Richardson-Walsh (1981-09-23)23 September 1981 (aged 34)
9 MF Townsend, SusannahSusannah Townsend (1989-07-28)28 July 1989 (aged 27)
11 DF Richardson-Walsh, KateKate Richardson-Walsh (C) (1980-05-09)9 May 1980 (aged 36)
13 DF Quek, SamSam Quek (1988-10-18)18 October 1988 (aged 27)
15 FW Danson, AlexAlex Danson (1985-05-21)21 May 1985 (aged 31)
18 DF Ansley, GiselleGiselle Ansley (1992-03-31)31 March 1992 (aged 24)
19 FW Bray, SophieSophie Bray (1990-05-12)12 May 1990 (aged 26)
20 DF Webb, HollieHollie Webb (1990-09-19)19 September 1990 (aged 25)
24 MF McCallin, ShonaShona McCallin (1992-05-18)18 May 1992 (aged 24)
26 FW Owsley, LilyLily Owsley (1994-12-10)10 December 1994 (aged 21)
28 MF White, NicolaNicola White (1988-01-20)20 January 1988 (aged 28)
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Great Britain 5 5 0 0 12 4 +8 15 Quarter-finals
2   United States 5 4 0 1 14 5 +9 12
3   Australia 5 3 0 2 11 5 +6 9
4   Argentina 5 2 0 3 12 6 +6 6
5   Japan 5 0 1 4 3 16 −13 1
6   India 5 0 1 4 3 19 −16 1
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head result.[57]
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
20:30
v
Great Britain   2–1   Australia
Owsley   26'
Danson   43'
Report Morgan   33'
Umpires:
Laurine Delforge (BEL)
Irene Presenqui (ARG)

8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
18:00
v
India   0–3   Great Britain
Report Ansley   25'
White   27'
Danson   33'
Umpires:
Chieko Soma (JPN)
Amy Baxter (USA)

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
13:30
v
Great Britain   3–2   Argentina
H. Richardson-Walsh   23'25'
Bray   38'
Report F. Habif   41'42'
Umpires:
Michelle Meister (GER)
Miao Lin (CHN)

11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
20:30
v
Japan   0–2   Great Britain
Report Owsley   5'
White   55'
Umpires:
Kylie Seymour (AUS)
Elena Eskina (RUS)

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
18:00
v
Great Britain   2–1   United States
Bray   53'
Danson   56'
Report Vittese   39'
Umpires:
Amber Church (NZL)
Irene Presenqui (ARG)
Quarterfinal
15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
18:00
v
Great Britain   3–1   Spain
Twigg   8'
H. Richardson-Walsh   13'
Owsley   27'
Report Oliva   53'
Umpires:
Kelly Hudson (NZL)
Melissa Trivic (AUS)
Semifinal
17 August 2016 (2016-08-17)
17:00
v
New Zealand   0–3   Great Britain
Report Danson   22'52'
H. Richardson-Walsh   48'
Umpires:
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)
Michelle Joubert (RSA)
Gold medal match
19 August 2016 (2016-08-19)
17:00
v
Netherlands   3–3   Great Britain
Van Male   16'
Paumen   25'
Leurink   37'
Report Owsley   10'
Cullen   26'
White   52'
Penalties
Bos  
Hoog  
Leurink  
Van Geffen  
0–2   H. Richardson-Walsh
  Danson
  H. Richardson-Walsh
  Unsworth
  Webb
Umpires:
Michelle Joubert (RSA)
Laurine Delforge (BEL)

GolfEdit

Great Britain entered four golfers (two per gender) into the Olympic tournament. Justin Rose (world no. 11), Danny Willett (world no. 9), Charley Hull (world no. 27) and Catriona Matthew (world no. 63) qualified directly among the top 60 eligible players for their respective individual events based on the IGF World Rankings as of 11 July 2016.[58][59][60]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Score Score Score Score Score Par Rank
Justin Rose Men's 67 69 65 67 268 −16  
Danny Willett 71 70 69 74 284 E =37
Charley Hull Women's 68 66 74 68 276 −8 =7
Catriona Matthew 71 66 77 70 284 E 29

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Great Britain qualified a full squad of five gymnasts in both the men's and women's artistic gymnastics events through top eight finishes in the team all-around competitions at the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow.[61][62] BOA announced the men's and women's artistic gymnastic squads, highlighted by London 2012 medalists Louis Smith and Max Whitlock, for the Games on July 12, 2016.[63]

Men
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Brinn Bevan Team 14.233 14.733 14.333 14.133 14.966 14.366 86.764 17 N/A 14.866 14.466 15.033 14.933 N/A N/A
Louis Smith N/A 15.700 Q N/A N/A 14.766 N/A
Kristian Thomas 15.233 Q N/A 14.166 14.233 N/A 14.900 N/A 15.033 N/A 15.400 N/A 14.833
Max Whitlock 15.500 Q 15.800 Q 14.600 13.700 15.066 13.566 88.232 12 Q 15.400 15.991 14.500 14.966 14.500 14.500
Nile Wilson 15.066 14.133 14.941 14.700 14.900 15.500 Q 89.240 5 Q 14.666 N/A 15.100 N/A 15.133 15.666
Total 45.799 46.233 43.874 43.066 44.932 44.766 268.670 3 Q 45.099 45.623 44.066 45.399 44.566 44.999 269.752 4
Individual finals
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB
Louis Smith Pommel horse N/A 15.833 N/A 15.833  
Kristian Thomas Floor 15.058 N/A 15.058 7
Max Whitlock All-around 15.200 15.875 14.733 15.133 15.000 14.700 90.641  
Floor 15.633 N/A 15.633  
Pommel horse N/A 15.966 N/A 15.966  
Nile Wilson All-around 14.900 14.066 14.933 15.000 15.700 14.966 89.565 8
Horizontal bar N/A 15.466 15.466  
Women
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Ellie Downie Team 14.833 14.633 14.500 12.500 56.466 24 Q 15.133 14.633 13.366 14.133 N/A
Rebecca Downie N/A 15.233 13.300 N/A N/A 15.400 14.166 N/A
Claudia Fragapane 14.766 12.533 13.400 14.333 55.032 30 14.700 N/A 14.433 14.166
Ruby Harrold 14.600 14.800 N/A 13.633 N/A N/A 14.833 N/A
Amy Tinkler 14.833 N/A 14.500 14.600 Q N/A 14.933 N/A 14.466
Total 44.432 44.666 42.400 42.566 174.064 4 Q 44.766 44.866 41.965 42.765 174.362 5
Individual finals
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F
Ellie Downie All-around 15.100 13.783 13.700 14.300 56.883 13
Amy Tinkler Floor N/A 14.933 14.933  

TrampolineEdit

Great Britain qualified two gymnasts in the women's trampoline by virtue of a top eight finish at the 2015 World Championships in Odense, Denmark.[64][65] Meanwhile, an Olympic berth was secured in the men's event by Nathan Bailey, who finished in the top six at the 2016 Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro.[66]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Nathan Bailey Men's 106.795 9 Did not advance
Bryony Page Women's 100.075 7 Q 56.040  
Katherine Driscoll 100.295 5 Q 53.645 6

JudoEdit

Great Britain qualified a total of seven judokas for each of the following weight classes at the Games. Six of them (McKenzie, Oates, Smythe-Davis, Schlesinger, Conway, and Powell) were ranked among the top 22 eligible judokas for men and top 14 for women in the IJF World Ranking List of 30 May 2016, while Benjamin Fletcher earned a continental quota spot from the European region as Great Britain's top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position. Team GB officially announced the judo team on 16 June 2016.[67][68]

Men
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
Ashley McKenzie −60 kg Bye   Özlü (TUR)
W 003–000
  Smetov (KAZ)
L 000–001
Did not advance
Colin Oates −66 kg Bye   Le Blouch (FRA)
L 000–000 YUS
Did not advance
Benjamin Fletcher −100 kg Bye   Gviniashvili (GEO)
L 000–100
Did not advance
Women
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
Nekoda Smythe-Davis −57 kg   Filzmoser (AUT)
W 001–000
  Pavia (FRA)
L 000–010
Did not advance
Alice Schlesinger −63 kg   Bak J-y (KOR)
W 100–000
  van Emden (NED)
L 000–000 S
Did not advance
Sally Conway −70 kg   Miled (TUN)
W 100–000
  Émane (FRA)
W 100–001
  Bolder (ISR)
W 100–000
  Alvear (COL)
L 000–010
Bye   Graf (AUT)
W 001–000
 
Natalie Powell −78 kg Bye   Mazouz (GAB)
W 100–000
  Tcheuméo (FRA)
L 000–000 S
Did not advance   Malzahn (GER)
L 000–100
Did not advance 7

Modern pentathlonEdit

British athletes qualified for the following spots to compete in modern pentathlon. If more than two competitors qualified in either the men's or women's event, selection for the two places available to each gender was to be made by the British Olympic Association in conjunction with Pentathlon GB. Freyja Prentice became the third British woman to qualify for Rio as a result of her world ranking at the end of May 2016. As the two previously qualified athletes failed to guarantee their selection at the 2016 World Modern Pentathlon Championships, the choice of which two women would go to the Games was determined by the selectors before the team was named on 8 June; in the event, London 2012 silver medalist Samantha Murray and rookie Kate French were selected.[69]

Athlete Event Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Combined: shooting/running
(10 m air pistol)/(3200 m)
Total points Final rank
RR BR Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Penalties Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points
Joe Choong Men's 22–13 2 8 222 1:58.50 3 345 7 8 293 11:51.59 29 589 1451 9
Jamie Cooke 14–21 1 28 184 1:55:60 OR 1 354 7 11 288 11:31.07 20 609 1436 14
Kate French Women's 17–18 0 18 202 2:16.17 15 292 0 1 300 12:43.08 8 537 1331 5*
Samantha Murray 14–21 8 25 192 2:10.81 4 308 21 22 279 12:38.54 7 542 1321 8*

* Promoted following disqualification of higher ranked player for doping[70].

RowingEdit

Great Britain qualified twelve out of fourteen boats for each of the following rowing classes into the Olympic regatta, with the majority of crews (except women's single & quadruple sculls) having confirmed Olympic places for their boats at the 2015 FISA World Championships in Lac d'Aiguebelette, France. They also had to have competed at the British Rowing Olympic Trials in Caversham (March 21 to 23) to assure their selection to the Olympic team for the Games.[71]

A total of 43 rowers were officially named to Team GB's Olympic squad on June 9, 2016, with double silver medalist Frances Houghton aiming to appear at her fifth Olympics and London 2012 bronze medalist Alan Campbell racing in the single sculls at his fourth. The crew also featured reigning Olympic champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning from the women's pair, and two-time gold medalists Pete Reed and Andrew Triggs Hodge from the men's four. A squad of twelve rowers, not including cox Phelan Hill was announced for the men's eight; Team GB announced at the same time that the men's pair, and two 'spares' or reserves, would be selected at a later date from those members of the twelve that were not seated in the largest boat. Following the breaking up of the women's double sculls partnership of Katherine Grainger and Victoria Thornley, and their failure thereafter to make the women's eight squad, the double sculls was also not announced, although selector David Tanner confirmed later that evening that the pair of Grainger and Thornley would be selected.[72]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Alan Campbell Single sculls 7:08.31 1 QF Bye 6:49.41 2 SA/B 7:09.54 4 FB DNS 12
Stewart Innes
Alan Sinclair
Pair 6:50.77 2 SA/B Bye N/A 6:26.37 2 FA 7.07.99 4
John Collins
Jonathan Walton
Double sculls 6:43.93 4 R 6:19.60 1 SA/B N/A 6:13.83 3 FA 7:01.25 5
Richard Chambers
Will Fletcher
Lightweight double sculls 6:25.62 2 SA/B Bye N/A 6:38.76 4 FB 6:28.81 7
Alex Gregory
Constantine Louloudis
George Nash
Mohamed Sbihi
Four 5:55.59 1 SA/B Bye N/A 6:17.13 1 FA 5:58.61  
Mark Aldred
Chris Bartley
Peter Chambers
Jono Clegg
Lightweight four 6:01.27 2 SA/B Bye N/A 6:10.46 4 FB 6:31.54 7
Angus Groom
Peter Lambert
Sam Townsend
Jack Beaumont
Quadruple sculls 5:52.77 4 R 5:53.10 2 FA N/A 6:13.08 5
Paul Bennett
Scott Durant
Matt Gotrel
Matt Langridge
Tom Ransley
Pete Reed
William Satch
Andrew Triggs Hodge
Phelan Hill
(cox)
Eight 5:34.23 1 FA Bye N/A 5:29.63  
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Helen Glover
Heather Stanning
Pair 7:05.05 1 SA/B Bye 7:18.69 1 FA 7:18.29  
Katherine Grainger
Victoria Thornley
Double sculls 7:05.32 2 SA/B Bye 6:52.47 2 FA 7:41.05  
Katherine Copeland
Charlotte Taylor
Lightweight double sculls 7:10.25 5 R 8:05.70 3 SC/D 7:59.11 1 FC 7:37.89 14
Karen Bennett
Olivia Carnegie-Brown
Jessica Eddie
Katie Greves
Frances Houghton
Zoe Lee
Polly Swann
Melanie Wilson
Zoe De Toledo
(cox)
Eight 6:09.52 1 FA Bye N/A 6:03.98  

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

Rugby sevensEdit

In international competition the constituent nations of Great Britain ordinarily compete as separate unions representing England, Scotland and Wales. For the purposes of qualification for the 2016 Olympics the three British unions agreed in advance of the 2013–14 men's and women's Sevens World Series that their highest-finishing teams in that season would represent all three unions in the first stage of qualification during the 2014–15 series. The England men's and women's teams earned the right to represent the British unions in that stage of their respective competitions.[73]

Men's tournamentEdit

The England men's team secured a qualifying berth for Great Britain at the Olympics by having achieved one of the top four places in the 2014–15 Sevens World Series.[74]

Squad

The following is the Great Britain roster in the men's rugby sevens tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[75] view · talk

Head coach: Simon Amor

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Events Points Union
1 FW Mark Robertson (1984-12-30)30 December 1984 (aged 31) 47 426  Unattached
2 BK Ruaridh McConnochie (1991-10-23)23 October 1991 (aged 24) 9 45  Unattached
3 FW Phil Burgess (1988-07-01)1 July 1988 (aged 28) 22 212  Unattached
4 BK Dan Norton (1988-03-22)22 March 1988 (aged 28) 57 1,064  Unattached
5 FW James Rodwell (1984-08-23)23 August 1984 (aged 31) 69 445  Unattached
6 BK Tom Mitchell (c) (1989-07-22)22 July 1989 (aged 27) 34 897   Harlequin
7 BK Dan Bibby (1991-02-06)6 February 1991 (aged 25) 25 321  Unattached
8 FW James Davies (1990-10-25)25 October 1990 (aged 25) 14 180   Scarlets
9 BK Ollie Lindsay-Hague (1990-10-08)8 October 1990 (aged 25) 15 110   Harlequin
10 FW Sam Cross (1992-08-26)26 August 1992 (aged 23) 27 170   Newport
11 BK Marcus Watson (1991-06-27)27 June 1991 (aged 25) 32 424   Newcastle Falcons
12 BK Mark Bennett (1993-02-03)3 February 1993 (aged 23) 2 35   Glasgow Warriors
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Great Britain 3 3 0 0 73 45 +28 9 Quarter-finals
2   Japan 3 2 0 1 64 40 +24 7
3   New Zealand 3 1 0 2 59 40 +19 5
4   Kenya 3 0 0 3 19 90 −71 3
Source: World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.
9 August 2016
12:00
v
Great Britain   31–7   Kenya
Try: Norton 2' m
Burgess 4' c
Bibby (2) 6' m, 12' c
Bennett 7' c
Con: Mitchell (3/4)
Bibby (0/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Odhiambo 8' c
Con: Adema (1/1)
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (France)

9 August 2016
17:00
v
Great Britain   21–19   Japan
Try: Rodwell (2) 1' c, 2' c
Watson 13' c
Con: Mitchell (3/3)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Lemeki (2) 6' c, 14' m
Sakai 11' c
Con: Goya (1/1)
Sakai (1/2)

10 August 2016
12:30
v
New Zealand   19–21   Great Britain
Try: R. Ioane 9' m
Ware 11' c
Ormond 13' c
Con: Kaka (2/3)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Bennett 2' c
Davies 5' c
Norton 7' c
Con: Mitchell (3/3)
Quarterfinal
10 August 2016
18:00
v
Great Britain   5–0 (a.e.t.)   Argentina
Try: Bibby 18'
Pen: Mitchell (0/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Pen: Revol (0/1)
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Semifinal
11 August 2016
15:00
v
Great Britain   7–5   South Africa
Try: Norton 8' c
Con: Mitchell (1/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Brown 2' m
Con: Afrika (0/1)
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
Gold medal match
11 August 2016
19:00
v
  Fiji   43–7   Great Britain  
Try: Kolinisau 1' m
Tuwai 3' c
Veremalua 7' m
Nakarawa 8' m
Ravouvou 10' c
Tuisova 14' c
Mata 19' c
Con: Ravouvou (1/2)
Kolinisau (2/4)
Taliga (1/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Norton 16' c
Con: Watson (1/1)

Women's tournamentEdit

The England women's team secured a qualifying berth for Great Britain at the Olympics by having achieved one of the top four places in the 2014–15 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series.[76]

Squad

The following is the Great Britain squad in the women's rugby sevens tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[77] view · talk

Head coach: Simon Middleton

Backs Forwards
1 Claire Allan 2 Abbie Brown
3 Alice Richardson 6 Katy McLean
4 Emily Scarratt (c) 7 Heather Fisher
5 Danielle Waterman 12 Amy Wilson-Hardy
8 Emily Scott
9 Natasha Hunt
10 Joanne Watmore
11 Jasmine Joyce
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Great Britain 3 3 0 0 91 3 +88 9 Quarter-finals
2   Canada 3 2 0 1 83 22 +61 7
3   Brazil (H) 3 1 0 2 29 77 −48 5
4   Japan 3 0 0 3 10 111 −101 3
Source: World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host.
6 August 2016
12:00
v
Great Britain   29–3   Brazil
Try: Watmore 5' c
Hunt (2) 9' c, 12' m
Joyce 14' m
Scott 14' m
Con: McLean (2/3)
Watmore (0/2)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Pen: Kochhann (1/1) 7'
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Alhambra Nievas (Spain)

6 August 2016
17:00
v
Great Britain   40–0   Japan
Try: Wilson-Hardy 1' c
Richardson 4' c
Watmore 6' c
McLean 7' m
Scott 10' c
Fisher 16' c
Con: Richardson (3/3)
McLean (0/1)
Scott (2/2)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)

7 August 2016
12:30
v
Canada   0–22   Great Britain
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Richardson 4' m
Wilson-Hardy 6' m
Scarratt (2) 10' m, 12' c
Con: Richardson (1/2)
McLean (0/2)
Quarterfinal
7 August 2016
18:00
v
Great Britain   26–7   Fiji
Try: Brown (2) 1' c, 12' c
Richardson 4' c
Waterman 7' m
Con: McLean (3/4)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Naiqato 3' c
Con: Tinai (1/1)
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Alhambra Nievas (Spain)
Semifinal
8 August 2016
15:00
v
Great Britain   7–25   New Zealand
Try: Richardson 4' c
Con: McLean (1/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Woodman (3) 2' m, 7' m, 8' m
Tui 5' m
Manuel 10' m
Con: Nathan-Wong (0/5)
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Amy Perrett (Australia)
Bronze medal match
8 August 2016
18:30
v
  Canada   33–10   Great Britain
Try: Paquin 3' c
Landry (2) 6' c, 16' c
Farella 9' m
Russell 10' c
Con: Landry (4/5)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Waterman 4' m
Joyce 13' m
Con: McLean (0/1)
Richardson (0/1)
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Amy Perrett (Australia)

SailingEdit

Great Britain qualified one boat for each of the following classes at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, bringing the maximum quota of 15 sailors, in ten boats.[78] The sailors who secured the quotas for Great Britain were not necessarily the athletes who would be selected to represent their country in these events. On 9 September 2015, Team GB announced the names of the first six sailors to be selected for places at the Rio 2016 regatta.[79] Five more sailors were added to the list of confirmed athletes for Rio on 8 March 2016, with the windsurfer Nick Dempsey appearing at his fifth Olympics.[80] The men's 470 (Patience & Grube) and 49er (Fletcher & Sign) crews completed the Team GB's sailing lineup for the Olympics on 4 May 2016.[81]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Nick Dempsey RS:X 1 1 2 1 4 8
RDG
2 5 8 5 7 8 8 52  
Nick Thompson Laser 8 17 9 15 2 1 24 7 6 22 N/A 16 103 6
Giles Scott Finn 17 3 2 1 11 1 1 3 8 2 N/A 4 36  
Chris Grube
Luke Patience
470 21 5 5 6 1 27 20 4 3 4 N/A 6 75 5
Dylan Fletcher
Alain Sign
49er 15 10 7 20 14 4 5 6 9 1 6 3 20 100 6
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Bryony Shaw RS:X 7 20 9 7 14 12 3 5 2 4 4 4 12 83 9
Alison Young Laser Radial 13 17 12 26 6 9 7 10 16 1 N/A 2 93 8
Saskia Clark
Hannah Mills
470 4 7 1 6 1 8 1 3 2 3 N/A 16 44  
Sophie Ainsworth
Charlotte Dobson
49erFX 2 11 5 8 7 10 2 5 9 15 14 8 20 101 8
Mixed
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Ben Saxton
Nicola Groves
Nacra 17 3 4 2 7 5 3 13 12 16 15 15 12 18 109 9

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

ShootingEdit

British shooters achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2014 and 2015 ISSF World Championships, the 2015 ISSF World Cup series, and European Championships or Games, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by March 31, 2016.[82]

On 10 November 2015, Team GB announced the names of the six sport shooters to compete at the Games.[83][84]

Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Tim Kneale Men's double trap 139 3 Q 26 (+2) 3 q 28 4
Edward Ling Men's trap 120 2 Q 12 (+3) 4 q 13  
Steven Scott Men's double trap 138 4 Q 26 (+2) 3 q 30  
Elena Allen Women's skeet 64 14 Did not advance
Amber Hill 70 5 Q 13 6 Did not advance
Jennifer McIntosh Women's 10 m air rifle 414.7 15 N/A Did not advance
Women's 50 m rifle 3 positions 578 18 N/A Did not advance

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

SwimmingEdit

British swimmers achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), or potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[85][86] All British swimmers had to qualify by finishing in the top two of the Olympic trials having gained the GB qualifying A standard set by British Swimming in the relevant final (that time being the fastest time of the sixteenth fastest swimmer internationally in that event in 2015).

Great Britain secured its first spot for Rio 2016 when Jack Burnell finished fifth in the 10 km open water marathon at the 2015 FINA World Championships.[87] Meanwhile, in the pool, British swimmers earned places for Rio in all the relay events at the same meet with the exception of the women's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay; therefore, they will rely on the ranking times for one of the final four places available in these events.

On 21 April 2016, British Swimming announced the final squad of 26 swimmers for the Olympics.[88] Among them were 2015 World champions Adam Peaty and James Guy, Commonwealth champion Jazmin Carlin, and incoming three-time Olympians Robbie Renwick and Hannah Miley.[89]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Craig Benson 200 m breaststroke 2:11.19 15 Q 2:10.93 13 Did not advance
Jack Burnell 10 km open water N/A DSQ
James Guy 200 m freestyle 1:46.13 5 Q 1:46.23 8 Q 1:45.49 4
400 m freestyle 3:45.31 5 Q N/A 3:44.68 6
100 m butterfly 51.78 =8 Q 52.10 14 Did not advance
Cameron Kurle 200 m freestyle 1:49.08 35 Did not advance
Max Litchfield 400 m individual medley 4:11.95 5 Q N/A 4:11.62 4
Ieuan Lloyd 200 m individual medley 1:59.74 15 Q 1:59.49 10 Did not advance
Stephen Milne 400 m freestyle 3:46.00 17 N/A Did not advance
1500 m freestyle 14:57.23 10 N/A Did not advance
Ross Murdoch 100 m breaststroke 59.47 3 Q 1:00.05 11 Did not advance
Adam Peaty 57.55 WR 1 Q 57.62 1 Q 57.13 WR  
Benjamin Proud 50 m freestyle 21.83 7 Q 21.54 NR 5 Q 21.68 4
100 m freestyle 49.14 29 Did not advance
Duncan Scott 100 m freestyle 48.01 NR 3 Q 48.20 7 Q 48.01 5
Timothy Shuttleworth 1500 m freestyle 15:13.01 27 N/A Did not advance
Chris Walker-Hebborn 100 m backstroke 53.54 10 Q 53.75 11 Did not advance
Daniel Wallace 200 m individual medley 1:59.44 11 Q 1:57.97 5 Q 1:58.54 8
Andrew Willis 200 m breaststroke 2:08.92 3 Q 2:07.73 2 Q 2:07.78 4
James Guy
Stephen Milne
Robbie Renwick*
Duncan Scott
Daniel Wallace
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 7:06.31 1 Q N/A 7:03.13 NR  
James Guy
Adam Peaty
Duncan Scott
Chris Walker-Hebborn
4 × 100 m medley relay 3:30.47 NR 1 Q N/A 3:29.24 NR  

* – Indicates athlete swam in the preliminaries but not in the final race.

Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jazmin Carlin 400 m freestyle 4:02.88 2 Q N/A 4:01.23  
800 m freestyle 8:19.67 3 Q N/A 8:16.17  
Georgia Coates 200 m freestyle 1:59.33 27 Did not advance
Georgia Davies 100 m backstroke 59.86 7 Q 59.85 10 Did not advance
Eleanor Faulkner 200 m freestyle 2:00.51 32 Did not advance
Francesca Halsall 50 m freestyle 24.26 2 Q 24.41 4 Q 24.14 4
Camilla Hattersley 800 m freestyle 8:33.65 15 N/A Did not advance
Hannah Miley 200 m individual medley 2:11.84 12 Q 2:12.15 =12 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:33.74 4 Q N/A 4:32.54 4
Siobhan-Marie O'Connor 200 m individual medley 2:08.44 2 Q 2:07.57 NR 1 Q 2:06.88 NR  
Keri-Anne Payne 10 km open water N/A 1:57:23.9 7
Molly Renshaw 100 m breaststroke 1:07.92 23 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:23.37 5 Q 2:22.33 NR 3 Q 2:22.72 6
Chloe Tutton 100 m breaststroke 1:06.88 12 Q 1:07.29 12 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:23.34 4 Q 2:22.71 7 Q 2:22.34 4
Aimee Willmott 200 m butterfly 2:09.71 19 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:34.08 5 Q N/A 4:35.04 7
Jazmin Carlin
Georgia Coates
Eleanor Faulkner
Camilla Hattersley
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 7:54.17 9 N/A Did not advance
Georgia Coates
Georgia Davies
Siobhan-Marie O'Connor
Chloe Tutton
4 × 100 m medley relay 3:59.34 8 Q N/A 3:56.96 NR 7

Synchronized swimmingEdit

Great Britain was able to submit a squad of two synchronized swimmers to compete only in the women's duet, after picking up one of four spare berths freed by the continental selection for being the next highest ranking nation at the FINA Olympic test event in Rio de Janeiro.[90][91] Katie Clark and Olivia Federici, who were both part of the Great Britain lineup for the team event at the 2012 Games, were confirmed as the British representatives in May 2016.[92]

Athlete Event Free routine (preliminary) Technical routine Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Katie Clark
Olivia Federici
Duet 79.9667 18 80.7650 160.7317 17 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Great Britain qualified a team of three athletes for the table tennis competition at the Games. London 2012 Olympians Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford were automatically selected among the top 22 eligible players in the men's singles based on the ITTF Olympic Rankings.[93] On 3 June 2016, Sam Walker was named as the third member of the Great Britain team, with Tom Jarvis also named, as travelling reserve.[94]

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
Paul Drinkhall Men's singles Bye   Karakašević (SRB)
W 4–1
  Gao N (SIN)
W 4–3
  Gaćina (CRO)
W 4–2
  Samsonov (BLR)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Liam Pitchford Bye   Kenjaev (UZB)
W 4–1
  Jung Y-s (KOR)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Paul Drinkhall
Liam Pitchford
Sam Walker
Men's team N/A   France (FRA)
W 3–2
  China (CHN)
L 0–3
Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Great Britain fielded a squad of four athletes into the taekwondo competition at the Olympics by finishing in the top 6 of the WTF Olympic rankings in their respective classes. Defending Olympic champion Jade Jones, and former World and reigning European champion Bianca Walkden qualified automatically for their respective weight classes. The quota secured in the men's 80 kg category could be allocated to either Lutalo Muhammad or Damon Sansum, and was at the discretion of British Taekwondo in collaboration with the British Olympic Association; in the event, the higher ranked Muhammad got the nod on 22 June 2016.[95][96][97] The remaining British spot was awarded to Mahama Cho in the men's heavyweight category (+80 kg) by virtue of his top two finish at the 2016 European Qualification Tournament in Istanbul, Turkey.[98][99]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Lutalo Muhammad Men's −80 kg   Shkara (AUS)
W 14–0 PTG
  López (USA)
W 9–2
  Beigi (AZE)
W 12–7
Bye   Cisse (CIV)
L 6–8
 
Mahama Cho Men's +80 kg   Obame (GAB)
W 12–6
  Mardani (IRI)
W 4–3 SUD
  Isayev (AZE)
L 1–4
Bye   Siqueira (BRA)
L 4–5
5
Jade Jones Women's −57 kg   Bakkal (MAR)
W 12–4
  Asemani (BEL)
W 7–2
  Glasnović (SWE)
W 9–4
Bye   Calvo (ESP)
W 16–7
 
Bianca Walkden Women's +67 kg   S Kassman (PNG)
W 14–1 PTG
  Mandić (SRB)
W 5–0
  Zheng Sy (CHN)
L 1–4 SUD
Bye   Dislam (MAR)
W 7–1
 

TennisEdit

Great Britain entered four tennis players into the Olympic tournament. Reigning Olympic champion Andy Murray (world no. 2), along with returning Olympian Heather Watson (world no. 56) from London 2012 and rookie Johanna Konta (world no. 18), qualified directly among the top 56 eligible players for their respective singles events based on the ATP and WTA World Rankings as of 6 June 2016. Murray also teamed up with his older brother Jamie in the men's doubles by virtue of the latter's top-10 ATP ranking.[100]

On 1 July 2016, the International Tennis Federation announced that further places would be allocated to Kyle Edmund in the men's singles, and the pair of Colin Fleming and Dominic Inglot in the men's doubles.[101]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Kyle Edmund Singles   Thompson (AUS)
W 6–4, 6–2
  Daniel (JPN)
L 6–4, 7–5
Did not advance
Andy Murray   Troicki (SRB)
W 6–3, 6–2
  Mónaco (ARG)
W 6–3, 6–1
  Fognini (ITA)
W 6–1, 2–6, 6–3
  Johnson (USA)
W 6–0, 4–6, 7–6(7–2)
  Nishikori (JPN)
W 6–1, 6–4
  del Potro (ARG)
W 7–5, 4–6, 6–2, 7–5
 
Colin Fleming
Dominic Inglot
Doubles N/A   González /
Reyes-Varela (MEX)
L 3–6, 0–6
Did not advance
Andy Murray
Jamie Murray
N/A   Bellucci /
 (BRA)
L 6–7(6–8), 6–7(14–16)
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Johanna Konta Singles   Vogt (LIE)
W 6–3, 6–1
  Garcia (FRA)
W 6–2, 6–3
  Kuznetsova (RUS)
W 3–6, 7–5, 7–5
  Kerber (GER)
L 1–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Heather Watson   Peng S (CHN)
W 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
  Svitolina (UKR)
L 3–6, 6–1, 3–6
Did not advance
Johanna Konta
Heather Watson
Doubles N/A   Janković /
Krunić (SRB)
W 6–1, 6–2
  Chan H-c /
Chan Y-j (TPE)
L 6–3, 0–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Mixed
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Johanna Konta
Jamie Murray
Doubles   Mattek-Sands /
Sock (USA)
L 4–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Heather Watson
Andy Murray
  Suárez Navarro /
Ferrer (ESP)
W 6–3, 6–3
  Mirza /
Bopanna (IND)
L 4–6, 4–6
Did not advance

TriathlonEdit

British triathletes qualified for the following events at the 2016 Olympic Games. Gordon Benson secured a quota in the men's triathlon event as a result of winning the gold medal at the 2015 European Games, while Non Stanford and Vicky Holland added two more quotas to the British team in the women's triathlon event by finishing second and third at the ITU World Qualification Event in Rio de Janeiro.[102][103] Stanford and Holland then assured themselves places on the British team in accordance with the selection criteria set by the British Triathlon Federation, by finishing second and third in the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Chicago.[104] Two times world champion Helen Jenkins was confirmed as the third British athlete for the women's event over Commonwealth Games champion Jodie Stimpson, following victory for Jenkins in the World Triathlon Series event in Gold Coast, Australia, used by Great Britain as a selection event, and brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, who both won medals at the previous Games, were chosen for the men's event. European Games gold medalist Gordon Benson was the last triathlete to be selected for the Games on 7 June 2016, selected to fill the quota place he had won for Great Britain at those Games.[105]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Gordon Benson Men's 18:09 0:53 Did not finish
Alistair Brownlee 17:24 0:50 55:04 0:34 31:09 1:45:01  
Jonathan Brownlee 17:24 0:50 55:04 0:33 31:16 1:45:07  
Vicky Holland Women's 19:09 0:54 1:01:26 0:38 34:54 1:57:01  
Helen Jenkins 19.11 0:56 1:04:37 0:38 35:45 2:01:07 19
Non Stanford 19:10 0:53 1:01:25 0:41 34:55 1:57.04 4

WeightliftingEdit

Great Britain qualified one male and one female weightlifter for the Rio Olympics by virtue of a top seven national finish (for men) and top six (for women), respectively, at the 2016 European Championships.[106] The team were required to allocate these places to individual athletes by 20 June 2016.[107]

First-time Olympians Sonny Webster and Rebekah Tiler were named to Team GB's weightlifting team for the Games on 29 June 2016.[108]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Sonny Webster Men's −94 kg 148 14 185 13 333 14
Rebekah Tiler Women's −69 kg 101 9 126 10 227 10

Sports not contested by Great Britain in RioEdit

BasketballEdit

Neither the men's nor the women's team qualified.

FootballEdit

Following the appearance of a British team in both the men's and women's tournaments as the nation hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the Football Association initially indicated it was unlikely that a men's team would be entered to take part in the Rio Olympics as the component nations of Great Britain were to compete separately in the men's 2015 European Under-21 Championship which acted as the qualifying competition.[109][110] However, in February 2015, the FA indicated a change in its policy, championed by Gareth Southgate, the England under-21 coach, who held the view that, as the only global tournament for that age group (there is no FIFA under 21/under 23 World Cup), the Olympic tournament would provide valuable experience for the players. As a consequence, the FA indicated its willingness to the BOA to run a men's team for the Olympic Games.[111]

England women's national football team qualified for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup but is not an Olympic member nation, as they are part of Great Britain. Although England were one of the top three European teams, the last Olympic spot went to the fourth-best UEFA team. The Football Association had originally declared on 2 March 2015 its intention to enter and run teams on behalf of the British Olympic Association at the 2016 Olympics should England qualify.[112] However, following strong objections from the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish football associations, as well as a commitment from FIFA that they would not allow entry of a British team unless all four Home Nations were in agreement, the Football Association announced on 30 March 2015 that they would not seek entry into the Olympic tournament.[113]

HandballEdit

Team GB did not qualify.

VolleyballEdit

Team GB had no qualified teams.

Water poloEdit

Team GB did not qualify.

WrestlingEdit

Great Britain did not qualify any athletes.

See alsoEdit

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