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Montenegro at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Montenegro competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's third consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics since it gained independence from Serbia in 2006.

Montenegro at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Montenegro.svg
IOC codeMNE
NOCMontenegrin Olympic Committee
Websitewww.cok.me (Montenegrin) (in English)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors34 in 7 sports
Flag bearerBojana Popović[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Yugoslavia (1920–1992W)
 Independent Olympic Participants (1992S)
 Serbia and Montenegro (1996–2006)

Montenegrin Olympic Committee sent a team of 34 athletes, 17 per gender, to compete in seven different sports at the Olympics, matching the nation's roster size with London 2012.[2][3] Women's handball and men's water polo were the only team-based sports in which Montenegro had representatives at the Games. Among the sports represented by the athletes, Montenegro marked its Olympic debut in tennis.

The Montenegrin team featured a number of returning Olympians; seven of them have attended in every edition of the Games since Montenegro's official debut eight years earlier, including six water polo players, led by captain Predrag Jokić, and half-middleweight judoka Srđan Mrvaljević (men's 81 kg). Meanwhile, handball team captain Bojana Popović, who helped her fellow players deliver a historic silver-medal finish for Montenegro in London four years earlier, became the nation's first ever female athlete to carry the flag in the opening ceremony.[1]

Montenegro narrowly missed an opportunity to add another medal to its Olympic treasury in Rio de Janeiro, as the men's water polo team, led by Jokić, lost to the Italians for the bronze with a score 10–12.[4][5]

Contents

AthleticsEdit

Montenegrin athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[6][7]

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
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Danijel Furtula Discus throw NM Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Slađana Perunović Marathon DNF

HandballEdit

Summary

Key:

  • ET – After extra time
  • P – Match decided by penalty-shootout.
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
Montenegro women's Women's tournament   Spain
L 19–25
  Angola
L 25–27
  Romania
L 21–25
  Norway
L 19–28
  Brazil
L 23–29
6 Did not advance 11

Women's tournamentEdit

The Montenegrin women's handball team qualified for the Olympics by virtue of a top two finish at the second meet of the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Aarhus, Denmark.[8]

Team roster

The following is the Montenegrin roster in the women's handball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[9]

Head coach: Dragan Adžić

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Marina Vukčević (1993-08-24)24 August 1993 (aged 22) 1.78 m 90 0   Metz Handball
2 RW Radmila Miljanić-Petrović (1988-04-19)19 April 1988 (aged 28) 1.57 m 127 180   Budućnost
4 RW Jovanka Radičević (1986-10-23)23 October 1986 (aged 29) 1.69 m 134 709   Vardar
8 RW Marija Jovanović (1985-12-26)26 December 1985 (aged 30) 1.82 m 132 507   Issy-Paris Hand
9 LB Djurdjina Jauković (1997-02-24)24 February 1997 (aged 19) 1.85 m 31 67   Budućnost
10 CB Anđela Bulatović (1987-01-15)15 January 1987 (aged 29) 1.75 m 117 176   Érd
15 RB Andrea Klikovac (1991-05-05)5 May 1991 (aged 25) 1.74 m 50 20   Vardar
17 LB Bojana Popović (1979-11-20)20 November 1979 (aged 36) 1.85 m 49 311   Budućnost
22 GK Sonja Barjaktarović (1986-09-11)11 September 1986 (aged 29) 1.80 m 129 0   Bursa Osmangazi Bld. SK
32 RB Katarina Bulatović (1984-11-15)15 November 1984 (aged 31) 1.86 m 69 397   Budućnost
66 P Ema Ramusović (1996-11-28)28 November 1996 (aged 19) 1.82 m 29 20   Budućnost
77 LW Majda Mehmedović (1990-05-25)25 May 1990 (aged 26) 1.69 m 95 213   CSM București
88 LW Biljana Pavićević (1988-05-12)12 May 1988 (aged 28) 1.70 m 51 71   Budućnost
90 LB Milena Knežević (1990-03-12)12 March 1990 (aged 26) 1.78 m 122 350   Budućnost
92 P Suzana Lazović (1992-01-28)28 January 1992 (aged 24) 1.76 m 92 105   Budućnost
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil (H) 5 4 0 1 138 117 +21 8 Quarter-finals
2   Norway 5 4 0 1 141 121 +20 8
3   Spain 5 3 0 2 125 116 +9 6
4   Angola 5 2 0 3 116 128 −12 4
5   Romania 5 2 0 3 108 119 −11 4
6   Montenegro 5 0 0 5 107 134 −27 0
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.
(H) Host.
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
16:40
Montenegro   19–25   Spain Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 8,115
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
K. Bulatović 5 (10–14) four players 4
  2×  Report   3× 

8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
21:50
Angola   27–25   Montenegro Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Alpaidze, Berekzina (RUS)
Guialo 7 (12–12) K. Bulatović 9
  3×  Report   2× 

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
11:30
Romania   25–21   Montenegro Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Rashed, El-Sayed (EGY)
Neagu 10 (11–9) K. Bulatović 9
  3×  Report   4× 

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
16:40
Montenegro   19–28   Norway Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Jauković 5 (11–16) Mørk 6
  2×  Report   3× 

14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
09:30
Montenegro   23–29   Brazil Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Mousaviyan, Kolahdouzan (IRI)
Pavićević 6 (10–12) Belo 6
  4×  Report   3× 

JudoEdit

Montenegro has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a judoka competing in the men's half-middleweight category (81 kg) to the Olympics.[10]

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
Srđan Mrvaljević Men's −81 kg Bye   Duminică (MDA)
L 000–002
Did not advance

SailingEdit

Montenegro has qualified one boat in the Laser class through the individual fleet World Championships.[11][12]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Milivoj Dukić Laser 12 26 35 24 33 19 32 34 33 29 EL 232 29

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

SwimmingEdit

Montenegro has 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 after an eight-year hiatus.[13][14][15]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Maksim Inić Men's 50 m freestyle 23.88 51 Did not advance
Jovana Terzić Women's 100 m freestyle 59.59 42 Did not advance

TennisEdit

Montenegro has entered one tennis player for the first time into the Olympic tournament. Danka Kovinić (world no. 54) qualified directly for the women's singles as one of the top 56 eligible players in the WTA World Rankings as of June 6, 2016.[16][17]

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
Danka Kovinić Women's singles   Keys (USA)
L 3–6, 3–6
Did not advance

Water poloEdit

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
Montenegro men's Men's tournament   France
W 7–4
  Croatia
L 7–8
  Italy
L 5–6
  United States
W 8–5
  Spain
D 9–9
4   Hungary
W 4–2P
FT: 9–9
  Croatia
L 8–12
  Italy
L 10–12
4

Men's tournamentEdit

The Montenegro men's water polo team qualified for the Olympics after securing a spot in the final and having attained an automatic berth by virtue of Serbia, as 2015 FINA World League champions, winning the other semifinal at the 2016 European Championships in Belgrade.[18]

Team roster

The following is the Montenegrin roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[19]

Head coach: Vladimir Gojković

Name Pos. Height Weight Date of birth 2016 club
1 Zdravko Radić GK 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 24 June 1979   Lazio
2 Draško Brguljan D 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 27 December 1984   Orvosegyetem
3 Vjekoslav Pasković D 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 23 March 1985   Galatasaray
4 Antonio Petrović CF 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 24 September 1982   Primorje Rijeka
5 Darko Brguljan CB 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 5 November 1990   Canottieri Napoli
6 Aleksandar Radović D 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 24 February 1987   Waspo Hannover
7 Mlađan Janović D 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 11 June 1984   Galatasaray
8 Uroš Čučković D 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 25 April 1990   Eger
9 Aleksandar Ivović CB 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 24 February 1986   Pro Recco
10 Saša Mišić CF 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 27 March 1987   Kinef Kirishi
11 Filip Klikovac CF 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 118 kg (260 lb) 7 February 1989   Posillipo
12 Predrag Jokić (c) CB 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 3 February 1983   Waspo Hannover
13 Miloš Šćepanović GK 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 9 October 1982   Galatasaray
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 5 3 1 1 46 35 +11 7 Quarter-finals
2   Croatia 5 3 0 2 37 37 0 6
3   Italy 5 3 0 2 40 41 −1 6
4   Montenegro 5 2 1 2 36 32 +4 5
5   United States 5 2 0 3 35 35 0 4
6   France 5 1 0 4 28 42 −14 2
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference.
6 August 2016
19:30
Report France   4–7   Montenegro Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Mark Koganov (AZE), Péter Molnár (HUN)
Score by quarters: 0–2, 0–3, 1–0, 3–2
four players 1 Goals Radović 3

8 August 2016
20:50
Report Croatia   8–7   Montenegro Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 2–1, 1–2, 3–2
three players 2 Goals Brguljan, Janović 2

10 August 2016
13:00
Report Montenegro   5–6   Italy Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Péter Molnár (HUN), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 1–1, 0–1, 3–2
Brguljan 2 Goals Di Fulvio 3

12 August 2016
11:40
Report United States   5–8   Montenegro Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Radosław Koryzna (POL), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 0–0, 2–2, 2–4
Samuels 2 Goals Da. Brguljan 2

14 August 2016
12:50
Report Montenegro   9–9   Spain Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Sergey Naumov (RUS), Radosław Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 3–2, 2–4, 2–1
three players 2 Goals Molina 2
Quarterfinal
16 August 2016
11:00
Report Hungary   9–9   Montenegro Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Mark Koganov (AZE), Joseph Peila (USA)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 2–3, 3–3, 3–1  PSO: 2–4
Erdélyi, Vámos 3 Goals Ivović 3
Semifinal
18 August 2016
12:20
Report Montenegro   8–12   Croatia Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Joseph Peila (USA)
Score by quarters: 3–4, 2–3, 1–1, 2–4
Brguljan, Ivović 3 Goals Bušlje 4
Bronze medal match
20 August 2016
13:00
Report Montenegro   10–12   Italy Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Sergey Naumov (RUS)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 3–3, 2–4, 4–3
Janović 3 Goals C. Presciutti 4

ReferencesEdit

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