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

Palau at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Palau.svg
IOC codePLW
NOCPalau National Olympic Committee
Websitewww.oceaniasport.com/palau
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors5 in 4 sports
Flag bearerFlorian Skilang Temengil[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Five athletes, three men and two women, were selected to the Palauan team at the Games, competing only in athletics, swimming, freestyle wrestling, and flatwater canoeing (the country's Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro).[2] Two of Palau's Olympians returned: sprinter Rodman Teltull (men's 100 metres), and freestyle wrestler Florian Skilang Temengil (men's 125 kg), who reprised his role of leading the Palauan delegation as the nation's flag bearer for the second time in the opening ceremony, since he did so eight years earlier in Beijing.[1] Palau, however, has yet to win its first ever Olympic medal.

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Athletics (track & field)Edit

Palau has received one universality slot from IAAF to send one male athlete to the Olympics.[3][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

Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Rodman Teltull Men's 100 m 10.53 1 Q 10.64 8 Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

SprintEdit

Palau has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a boat in the women's K-1 500 m to the Olympics, signifying the nation's debut in the sport.[6]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Marina Toribiong Women's K-1 200 m 48.913 6 Q 48.306 8 Did not advance
Women's K-1 500 m 2:14.807 7 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

SwimmingEdit

Palau has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[5][7][8]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Shawn Dingilius-Wallace Men's 50 m freestyle 26.78 72 Did not advance
Dirngulbai Misech Women's 50 m freestyle 29.19 65 Did not advance

WrestlingEdit

Palau has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a wrestler competing in the men's freestyle 125 kg to the Olympics, signifying the nation's comeback to the sport after an eight-year hiatus.[9][10]

Key:

  • VT – Victory by fall.
  • PP – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.

Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Florian Skilang Temengil −125 kg Bye   Ligeti (HUN)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance 19

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. ^ Sablan, Jerick (29 July 2016). "Palau, Marshalls each send 5 athletes to Rio". Pacific Daily News. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  3. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  4. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Rio 2016 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Team Palau to RIO 2016 Announced at the President Office, ROP". Palau National Olympic Committee. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Olympic Canoe Sprint Qualification spots confirmed". International Canoe Federation. 6 September 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Rio 2016 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Rio 2016. FINA. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Wrestling for Rio 2016". United World Wrestling. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Four Universality Places for Wrestling Awarded by IOC". United World Wrestling. 24 May 2016. Archived from the original on 16 September 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.

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