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Macedonia at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Macedonia, under the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.

Macedonia at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of North Macedonia.svg
IOC codeMKD
NOCOlympic Committee of North Macedonia
Websitewww.mok.org.mk (in Macedonian)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors6 in 4 sports
Flag bearerAnastasia Bogdanovski[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Yugoslavia (1920–1988)
 Independent Olympic Participants (1992)

The Olympic Committee of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia selected a team of six athletes, two men and four women, to compete in four different sports at these Games.[2] For the first time in Olympic history, Macedonia was represented by more women than men.

Five Macedonian athletes made their Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro, with individual medley swimmer Marko Blaževski returning for his second appearance from London 2012. Joining him was freestyle swimmer Anastasia Bogdanovski, who set a historic milestone as Macedonia's first female flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1]

Macedonia, however, failed to earn a single Olympic medal for the fourth consecutive in a row.

AthleticsEdit

Macedonian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[3][4]

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 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Riste Pandev Men's 100 m 10.72 1 Q 10.71 9 Did not advance
Drita Islami Women's 400 m hurdles 1:01.18 7 N/A Did not advance

JudoEdit

Macedonia has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a judoka competing in the women's half-middleweight category (63 kg) to the Olympics, signifying the nation's Olympic debut in the sport.[5]

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
Katerina Nikoloska Women's −63 kg   Katipoğlu (TUR)
L 000–000 S
Did not advance

ShootingEdit

Macedonia has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send Nina Balaban in the women's air rifle to the Olympics, as long as the minimum qualifying score (MQS) was met by March 31, 2016. This also signified the nation's Olympic comeback to the sport after an eight-year hiatus.[6][7]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Nina Balaban Women's 10 m air rifle 407.7 42 Did not advance

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

SwimmingEdit

Macedonia has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[8][9][10]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Marko Blaževski Men's 200 m individual medley 2:02.54 26 Did not advance
Anastasia Bogdanovski Women's 200 m freestyle 2:00.52 NR 33 Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Анастасија Богдановски, македонски знаменосец во Рио" [Anastasija Bogdanovski, Macedonian flag bearer for Rio]. ekipa.mk (in Macedonian). 21 July 2016. Archived from the original on 22 July 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "МОК потврди: Македонија со пет спортисти на Олимпијадата во Рио" [MOK confirmed: Macedonia sends five athletes to the Rio Olympics] (in Macedonian). Derbi. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  3. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  4. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Rio 2016 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Македонија со претставник во џудо на ЛОИ во Рио" [Macedonia's representative in judo at the Rio Olympics] (in Macedonian). Sitel. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  7. ^ "НИНА БАЛАБАН – прв потврден учесник на ОИ РИО 2016" [Nina Balaban, the first confirmed athlete for Rio 2016] (in Macedonian). Macedonian Olympic Committee. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. ^ "Rio 2016 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Rio 2016. FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ "МОK не го прифаќа Блажевски со Б-норма да плива во Рио" [MOK did not accept Blaževski's FINA B-cut to swim in Rio] (in Macedonian). Skopje, Macedonia: Dnevnik. 11 July 2016. Archived from the original on 3 October 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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