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Mali at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mali competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. Since the nation made its debut in 1964, Malian athletes had appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, with the exception of the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal because of the African boycott.

Mali at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Mali.svg
IOC code MLI
NOC Comité National Olympique et Sportif du Mali
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 6 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Ismaël Coulibaly[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Mali National Olympic and Sports Committee (French: Comité National Olympique et Sportif du Mali) selected a team of six athletes, four men and two women, to compete only in athletics, judo, swimming, and taekwondo at the Games, matching the nation's roster size with London 2012.[2] Among the Malian athletes were freestyle swimmer Fatoumata Samassékou, the lone returning Olympian from the previous Games, and taekwondo fighter and 2015 world bronze medalist Ismaël Coulibaly, who led the squad as the most successful member and the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1][3] Mali, however, has yet to win its first ever Olympic medal.

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Athletics (track and field)Edit

Mali has received universality slots from IAAF to send two athletes (one male and one female) 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

Men
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Mamadou Chérif Dia Triple jump 16.47 24 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Djénébou Danté 400 m 52.85 5 Did not advance

JudoEdit

Mali has qualified one judoka for the men's half-heavyweight category (100 kg) at the Games. Ayouba Traore earned a continental quota spot from the African region, as the highest-ranked Malian judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.[6]

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
Ayouba Traoré Men's −100 kg Bye   Maret (FRA)
L 000–100
Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Mali has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[7][8][9]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Oumar Touré Men's 100 m butterfly 57.56 41 Did not advance
Fatoumata Samassékou Women's 50 m freestyle 33.71 =81 Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Mali entered one athlete into the taekwondo competition at the Olympics. 2015 Worlds bronze medalist Ismaël Coulibaly secured a spot in the men's welterweight category (80 kg) by virtue of his top two finish at the 2016 African Qualification Tournament in Agadir, Morocco.[10]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ismaël Coulibaly Men's −80 kg   Beigi (AZE)
L 6–13
Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Jo Rio 2016 : Les athlètes maliens auront bien défendu les couleurs du pays" [Rio Olympics 2016: Malian athletes will defend the colors of their country] (in French). Maliweb.net. 14 August 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  3. ^ Magassa, Mousa (29 July 2016). "JO 2016 : Ismael Coulibaly, espoir d'une première médaille pour le Mali" [2016 Olympics: Ismael Coulibaly, aiming for Mali's first medal] (in French). Le Journal du Mali. Retrieved 25 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. ^ "IJF Officially Announces Qualified Athletes for Rio 2016 Olympic Games". International Judo Federation. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Men's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Women's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Ten countries secure Rio 2016 places at taekwondo African Qualification Tournament". World Taekwondo Federation. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2016.

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