Honduras at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Honduras competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's eleventh appearance at the Summer Olympics.

Honduras at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Honduras (2008 Olympics).svg
IOC codeHON
NOCComité Olímpico Hondureño
Websitecohonduras.com (in Spanish)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors25 in 7 sports
Flag bearerRolando Palacios[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Honduran Olympic Committee (Spanish: Comité Olímpico Hondureño) sent the nation's second-largest delegation to the Games, matching its roster size with Beijing 2008. A total of 26 athletes, 25 men and 1 woman, were selected to the Honduran team across eight sports, with the men's football squad returning for its third consecutive appearance at these Games.[2] Among the Honduran athletes were weightlifter Cristopher Pavón, butterfly swimmer Allan Gutiérrez, taekwondo fighter Miguel Ferrera, and track sprinter Rolando Palacios, who led the squad as the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1]

Honduras narrowly missed out on its first ever Olympic medal in Rio de Janeiro, as the men's football team, led by captain Bryan Acosta, suffered a 2–3 defeat to the Nigerians for the bronze.[3]

AthleticsEdit

Honduras received a universality slot from IAAF to send a male athlete to the Olympics.:[4][5]

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
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Rolando Palacios Men's 200 m 21.32 7 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Honduras entered one boxer to compete only in the men's lightweight division into the Olympic boxing tournament. Teofimo Lopéz had claimed his Olympic spot with a semifinal victory at the 2016 American Qualification Tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[6]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Teofimo Lopéz Men's lightweight   Oumiha (FRA)
L 0–3
Did not advance

FootballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Honduras men's football team qualified for the Olympics by attaining a top two finish at the 2015 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship in the United States.[7]

Team roster

The following is the Honduras final squad in the men's football tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[8] On 28 July, Kevin López left the squad due to injury and was replaced by Marcelo Espinal.[9]

Head coach:   Jorge Luis Pinto

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals 2016 club
1 1GK Luis López (1993-09-13)13 September 1993 (aged 22) 0 0   Real España
2 2DF Jonathan Paz (1995-06-18)18 June 1995 (aged 21) 0 0   Deportivo Real Sociedad
3 2DF Marcelo Pereira (1995-05-27)27 May 1995 (aged 21) 0 0   Motagua
4 2DF Kevin Álvarez (1996-08-03)3 August 1996 (aged 20) 0 0   Olimpia
5 2DF Allans Vargas (1993-09-25)25 September 1993 (aged 22) 0 0   Real España
6 3MF Bryan Acosta (c) (1993-11-24)24 November 1993 (aged 22) 0 0   Real España
7 3MF Brayan Ramírez (1994-06-16)16 June 1994 (aged 22) 0 0   Juticalpa
8 2DF Johnny Palacios* (1986-12-20)20 December 1986 (aged 29) 0 0   Olimpia
9 4FW Anthony Lozano (1993-04-25)25 April 1993 (aged 23) 0 0   Tenerife
10 3MF Óscar Salas (1993-12-08)8 December 1993 (aged 22) 0 0   Olimpia
11 3MF Marcelo Espinal (1993-02-24)24 February 1993 (aged 23) 0 0 Unattached
12 4FW Romell Quioto* (1991-08-09)9 August 1991 (aged 24) 0 0   Olimpia
13 3MF Jhow Benavídez (1995-12-26)26 December 1995 (aged 20) 0 0   Real España
14 3MF Elder Torres (1995-04-14)14 April 1995 (aged 21) 0 0   Real Monarchs
15 3MF Allan Banegas (1993-10-04)4 October 1993 (aged 22) 0 0   Marathón
16 2DF Brayan García (1993-05-26)26 May 1993 (aged 23) 0 0   Vida
17 4FW Alberth Elis (1996-02-12)12 February 1996 (aged 20) 0 0   Olimpia
18 1GK Harold Fonseca (1993-10-08)8 October 1993 (aged 22) 0 0   Juticalpa

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Portugal 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Quarter-finals
2   Honduras 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
3   Argentina 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4   Algeria 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Honduras  3–2  Algeria
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Honduras  1–2  Portugal
Elis   1' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Figueiredo   21'
Paciência   36'

Argentina  1–1  Honduras
Martínez   90+3' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Lozano   75' (pen.)

Quarterfinal
South Korea  0–1  Honduras
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Elis   59'
Attendance: 36,704[13]
Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)

Semifinal
Brazil  6–0  Honduras
Neymar   1'90+1' (pen.)
Gabriel Jesus   26'35'
Marquinhos   51'
Luan   79'
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Bronze medal match
Honduras  2–3  Nigeria
Lozano   71'
Pereira   86'
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Sadiq   34'56'
Umar   49'
Attendance: 9,091[15]
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)

JudoEdit

Honduras qualified one judoka for the men's heavyweight category (+100 kg) at the Games. Cuban-born Ramón Pileta earned a continental quota spot from the Pan American region as Honduras' top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.[16][17]

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
Ramón Pileta Men's +100 kg   R Silva (BRA)
L 000–110
Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Honduras received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[18][19]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Allan Gutiérrez Castro Men's 100 m butterfly 55.20 39 Did not advance
Sara Pastrana Women's 200 m freestyle 2:03.19 38 Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Honduras received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send Beijing 2008 Olympian Miguel Ferrera in the men's welterweight category (80 kg) into the Olympic taekwondo competition.[20]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Miguel Ferrera Men's −80 kg   Khodabakhshi (IRI)
L 1–13 PTG
Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Honduras received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send London 2012 Olympian Cristopher Pavón in the men's middle-heavyweight category (94 kg) to the Olympics.[21]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Cristopher Pavón Men's −94 kg 145 15 180 15 325 15

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Rolando Palacios será el abanderado por Honduras en los Juegos Olímpicos de Río" [Rolando Palacios will be the flag bearer of Honduras at the 2016 Olympics] (in Spanish). Diario Diez. 20 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Así será la agenda de los atletas hondureños en Río" [The agenda for the Honduran athletes in Rio] (in Spanish). Honduras: El Heraldo. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  3. ^ Okeleji, Oluwashina (20 August 2016). "Olympics 2016: Nigeria beat Honduras to win men's football bronze". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  4. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  5. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Rio 2016 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Reigning Champions Claressa Shields and Roniel Iglesias secure Olympic qualification in Buenos Aires". AIBA. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Honduras, Mexico book Rio 2016 tickets". FIFA. 10 October 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  8. ^ "OFICIAL: Los 18 convocados de Honduras para los Juegos Olímpicos de Río de Janeiro" [OFFICIAL: The 18 called for Honduras for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games] (in Spanish). Diez. 25 July 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Honduras pierde a Kevin López para Río 2016; lo sustituye Marcelo Espinal" [Honduras lost Kevin López for Rio 2016; Marcelo Espinal replaces him] (in Spanish). La Tribuna. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Match Report: HON vs ALG" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Match Report: HON vs POR" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Match Report: ARG vs HON" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Match Report: KOR vs HON" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Match Report: BRA vs HON" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  15. ^ "Match Report: HON vs NGA" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  16. ^ "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.
  17. ^ "Ramón Pileta, un cubano que representará a Honduras en los Olímpicos" [Ramón Pileta, a Cuban who will represent Honduras at the Olympics] (in Spanish). Diario Diez. 2 May 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  18. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  19. ^ "Rio 2016 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Rio 2016. FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  20. ^ "Olympic Taekwondo 'Wild Cards' Go to Central African Republic, Haiti, Honduras and Nepal". World Taekwondo Federation. 25 May 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  21. ^ Gómez Rosa, Gerson (1 July 2016). "Joel Pavón entra en el listado oficial para Rio 2016" [Joel Pavon enters the official list for Rio 2016] (in Spanish). Tegucigalpa, Honduras: El Heraldo. Retrieved 4 July 2016.

External linksEdit

  • [[1]HON/summer/2016/ Honduras at the 2016 Summer Olympics] at SR/Olympics