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Haiti competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's sixteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics since its debut in 1900.

Haiti at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Haiti.svg
IOC codeHAI
NOCComité Olympique Haïtien
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors10 in 7 sports
Flag bearerAsnage Castelly[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Haitian Olympic Committee (French: Comité Olympique Haïtien, COH) sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games since 1976. A total of 10 athletes, 7 men and 3 women, were selected to the Haitian team across seven sports.[2]

Eight Haitian athletes were born and raised in the United States, having acquired a dual citizenship to represent their parents' homeland at these Games. Among them were taekwondo fighter Aniya Louissaint, 19-year-old light welterweight boxer Richardson Hitchins, first female swimmer Naomy Grand'Pierre (born in Canada), [3] female hurdler Mulern Jean, male hurdler Jeffrey Julmis, the lone returning athlete from London 2012, and freestyle wrestler Asnage Castelly, who eventually led the team as the oldest competitor (aged 38) and Haiti's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1][4] While the American-born athletes shared their kinship ties with Haiti, freestyle swimmer Frantz Dorsainvil and weightlifter Edouard Joseph (men's 62 kg) were the nation's only homegrown Olympians on the team.

Before Rio de Janeiro, Haitian athletes yielded a tally of two Olympic medals, a silver won by long jumper Silvio Cator in 1928, and a bronze by a team of five rifle shooters in 1924. Haiti, however, did not win its first Olympic medal for nearly nine decades.

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Athletics (track and field)Edit

Haitian 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

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Jeffrey Julmis 110 m hurdles 13.66 3 Q N/A DSQ Did not advance
Darrell Wesh 100 m Bye 10.39 8 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Mulern Jean 100 m hurdles DSQ Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Haiti entered one boxer to compete in the men's light welterweight division into the Olympic boxing tournament. Richardson Hitchins claimed an Olympic spot with a quarterfinal victory at the 2016 AIBA World Qualifying Tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan.[7]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Richardson Hitchins Men's light welterweight   Russell (USA)
L 0–3
Did not advance

JudoEdit

Haiti qualified one judoka for the men's lightweight category (73 kg) at the Games. Josue Deprez earned a continental quota spot from the Pan American region as the highest-ranked Haitian judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.[8]

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
Josue Deprez Men's −73 kg Bye   Wandtke (GER)
L 000–000 S
Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Haiti received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics, signifying the nation's return to the sport for the first time since 1996.[9][10][11]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Frantz Dorsainvil Men's 50 m freestyle 30.86 85 Did not advance
Naomy Grand'Pierre Women's 50 m freestyle 27.46 56 Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Haiti received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send Aniya Louissaint in the women's welterweight category (67 kg) into the Olympic taekwondo competition, signifying the nation's Olympic comeback to the sport for the first time since 2004.[12]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Aniya Louissaint Women's −67 kg   Niaré (FRA)
L 4–5
Did not advance   Gbagbi (CIV)
L 2–7
Did not advance 7

WeightliftingEdit

Haiti received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send Edouard Joseph in the men's featherweight category (62 kg) to the Olympics, signifying the nation's Olympic return to the sport for the first time since 1960.[13]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Edouard Joseph Men's −62 kg 107 14 107 DNF

WrestlingEdit

Haiti received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a wrestler competing in the men's freestyle 74 kg to the Olympics, signifying the nation's debut in the sport.[14][15]

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
Asnage Castelly −74 kg Bye   Yazdani (IRI)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance Bye   Demirtaş (TUR)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance 19

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Fay, Anthony (29 July 2016). "STCC wrestling coach to carry Haitian flag at Olympics". Springfield, Massachusetts: WWLP.
  2. ^ "Haïti aux JO de Rio avec 10 athlètes" [Haiti sends 10 athletes to the Rio Olympics] (in French). Haiti: Le Nouvelliste. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  3. ^ |url=http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/international/ct-naomy-grand-pierre-chicago-swim-olympics-20160812-story.html%7C
  4. ^ Lemoult, Craig (18 June 2016). "Springfield, Mass., Wrestler Hopes To Win Haiti's First Olympic Medal In 88 Years". NPR. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  5. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  6. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Rio 2016 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  7. ^ "World Olympic Qualifier Quarter-Finals see Haiti, Iraq, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan among 23 nations to confirm quota places at Rio 2016". AIBA. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  8. ^ "IJF Officially Announces Qualified Athletes for Rio 2016 Olympic Games". International Judo Federation. 23 June 2016. Archived from the original on 7 July 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Rio 2016 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Rio 2016. FINA. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  11. ^ Ortegon, Karl (9 July 2016). "Meet Naomi Grand'Pierre, Haiti's First Woman to Swim at the Olympics". SwimSwam. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Olympic Taekwondo 'Wild Cards' Go to Central African Republic, Haiti, Honduras and Nepal". World Taekwondo Federation. 25 May 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  13. ^ "Rio 2016 Weightlifting – List of Athletes by Bodyweight Category" (PDF). International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Wrestling for Rio 2016". United World Wrestling. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  15. ^ "Four Universality Places for Wrestling Awarded by IOC". United World Wrestling. 24 May 2016. Archived from the original on 16 September 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.

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