Namibia at the 2016 Summer Olympics
|Namibia at the|
2016 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Namibian National Olympic Committee|
|in Rio de Janeiro|
|Competitors||10 in 4 sports|
|Flag bearer||Jonas Junias|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
Namibian National Olympic Committee sent a team of 10 athletes, 4 men and 6 women, to compete in track and field, boxing, road cycling, mountain biking, and shooting at the Olympics, matching the nation's roster size with Beijing 2008. The Namibian roster featured four returning Olympians; two of them attended their third straight Games, including marathon runner Beata Naigambo and Africa's top-seeded trap shooter Gaby Ahrens. Meanwhile, amateur light welterweight boxer Jonas Junias, the youngest of the team (aged 22), was chosen to be Namibia's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.
Athletics (track and field)Edit
- 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
|Mynhardt Kawanivi||Men's marathon||2:20:45||70|
|Alina Armas||Women's marathon||2:44:20||75|
Namibia has entered two boxers to compete in the following weight classes into the Olympic boxing tournament. Mathias Hamunyela and Jonas Junias had claimed their Olympic spots at the 2016 African Qualification Tournament in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
|Athlete||Event||Round of 32||Round of 16||Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Final|
|Mathias Hamunyela||Men's light flyweight|| Huseynov (AZE)
| Zhakypov (KAZ)
|Did not advance|
|Jonas Junias||Men's light welterweight|| Amzile (FRA)
|Did not advance|
Namibia has qualified one rider in the men's Olympic road race by virtue of his individual ranking among the next two best ranked NOCs at the 2015 African Championships. One female rider has been added to the Namibian squad to compete in the women's Olympic road race by finishing first at the 2016 African Championships.
|Dan Craven||Men's road race||Did not finish|
|Men's time trial||1:27:47.93||35|
|Vera Adrian||Women's road race||Did not finish|
Namibia has qualified one mountain biker in the women's Olympic cross-country race by virtue of her top individual ranking at the 2015 African Championships.
|Michelle Vorster||Women's cross-country||LAP (2 laps)||26|
|Gaby Ahrens||Women's trap||66||9||Did not advance|
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