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Senegal at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Senegal competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, from August 5 to 21, 2016. This was the nation's fourteenth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics since its debut in 1964.

Senegal at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Senegal.svg
IOC code SEN
NOC Comité National Olympique et Sportif Sénégalais
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 22 in 7 sports
Flag bearer Isabelle Sambou[1]
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Senegalese National Olympic and Sports Committee (French: Comité National Olympique et Sportif Sénégalais, CNOSS) confirmed a team of 22 athletes, 6 men and 16 women, to compete in seven different sports at the Games.[2] The nation's full roster in Rio de Janeiro was roughly nine athletes smaller than those sent to the London Games, and also featured more female athletes than male for the third time in its Summer Olympic history. Women's basketball was the only team-based sport in which Senegal had representatives at the Games, returning to the Olympic scene for the first time since 2000.

The Senegalese roster featured four returning Olympians from London 2012; among them were French-born épée fencer Alexandre Bouzaid, hammer thrower Amy Sene, judoka Hortense Diédhiou, who became the nation's first female athlete to compete in four Olympic Games. Meanwhile, freestyle wrestler Isabelle Sambou, who narrowly missed out the nation's first medal in twenty-four years, led the delegation as the most successful athlete of the previous Games and as Senegal's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1]

Senegal, however, failed to win its first Olympic medal since the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, where Amadou Dia Bâ obtained the silver in the men's 400 m hurdles.

Contents

AthleticsEdit

Senegalese 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
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Amadou N'Diaye 400 m hurdles 49.91 6 Did not advance
Women
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Amy Sene Hammer throw 64.83 25 Did not advance

BasketballEdit

Women's tournamentEdit

Senegal women's basketball team qualified for the Olympics by winning the gold medal and clinching the outright Olympic berth at the AfroBasket Women 2015 in Yaoundé, Cameroon, signifying the nation's return to the sport for the first time since 2000.[5]

Team roster

The following is the Senegal roster for the women's basketball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[6]

Senegal women's national basketball team – 2016 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
G 4 Thiam, Oumoul 26 – (1990-02-03)3 February 1990 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) C.D. Promete  
G 5 Traoré, Aya 33 – (1983-07-27)27 July 1983 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) CB Conquero  
PG 6 Diémé, Bintou 32 – (1984-02-01)1 February 1984 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) Tarbes Gespe Bigorre  
PG 7 Dieng, Fatou 32 – (1983-08-18)18 August 1983 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) CB Al-Qázeres  
F 8 Diouf, Mame Diodio 31 – (1984-12-15)15 December 1984 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Reus Deportiu  
C 9 Wane, Lala 27 – (1989-07-05)5 July 1989 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Wasquehal Fémina  
PF 10 Traoré, Astou 35 – (1981-04-30)30 April 1981 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Saint-Amand  
C 11 Diarra, Maimouna 25 – (1991-01-30)30 January 1991 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Primeiro de Agosto  
PF 12 Sy, Mame-Marie 31 – (1985-03-25)25 March 1985 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) ESB Villeneuve-d'Ascq  
PF 13 Touré, Oumou 28 – (1988-02-18)18 February 1988 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) Toulouse  
C 14 Rosche, Marie-Sadio 28 – (1987-08-10)10 August 1987 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Avenir Basket Chartres  
G 15 Fall, Aida 29 – (1986-10-11)11 October 1986 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) AL Le Havre  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 6 August 2016
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   United States 5 5 0 520 316 +204 10 Quarter-finals
2   Spain 5 4 1 387 333 +54 9
3   Canada 5 3 2 340 347 −7 8
4   Serbia 5 2 3 385 406 −21 7
5   China 5 1 4 371 428 −57 6
6   Senegal 5 0 5 309 482 −173 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
12:00
v
United States   121–56   Senegal
Scoring by quarter: 35–9, 29–12, 30–17, 27–18
Pts: three players 15
Rebs: Fowles, Griner 7
Asts: Bird 8
Pts: Dieng 10
Rebs: Diarra, Ay. Traoré 5
Asts: Dieng 4
Youth Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 2,219
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Ahmed Al-Bulushi (OMA), Nadege Zouzou (CIV)

8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
19:45
v
Senegal   64–101   China
Scoring by quarter: 21–26, 17–21, 15–26, 11–28
Pts: As. Traoré 16
Rebs: Diarra 8
Asts: Dieng 4
Pts: Shao, Sun Mengr. 17
Rebs: Lu 7
Asts: Zhao 6
Youth Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 2,907
Referees: Karen Lasuik (CAN), Carlos Júlio (ANG), Chahinaz Boussetta (MAR)

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
17:45
v
Senegal   58–68   Canada
Scoring by quarter: 10–17, 14–16, 17–22, 17–13
Pts: Traore 24
Rebs: Diarra 9
Asts: Diémé 6
Pts: Nurse 14
Rebs: Tatham 10
Asts: Langolis 6
Youth Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 2,640
Referees: Anne Panther (GER), Carlos Júlio (ANG), Ahmed Al-Bulushi (OMA)

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
17:45
v
Spain   97–43   Senegal
Scoring by quarter: 26–11, 20–8, 25–13, 26–11
Pts: Torrens 14
Rebs: Nicholls 7
Asts: four players 5
Pts: Sy 16
Rebs: Diarra 6
Asts: three players 2
Youth Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 3,329
Referees: Scott Beker (AUS), Leandro Lezcano (ARG), Chahinaz Boussetta (MAR)

14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
15:30
v
Senegal   88–95   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 15–27, 28–28, 23–21, 22–19
Pts: As. Traoré 30
Rebs: As. Traoré 8
Asts: Diouf 8
Pts: Petrović 20
Rebs: Page 8
Asts: A. Dabović 8
Youth Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 3,113
Referees: Eddie Viator (FRA), Piotr Pastusiak (POL), Hwang In-tae (KOR)

CanoeingEdit

SlalomEdit

Senegal has qualified one canoeist in the men's C-1 class by obtaining a top finish and an outright Olympic berth at the 2015 African Canoe Slalom Championships in Sagana, Kenya.[7][8]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jean-Pierre Bourhis Men's C-1 110.94 16 109.27 15 109.27 18 Did not advance

FencingEdit

Senegal has entered one fencer into the Olympic competition. French-born and 2012 Olympian Alexandre Bouzaid had claimed a spot in the men's épée, as the highest ranking fencer from Africa outside the world's top eight qualified teams in the FIE Adjusted Official Rankings.[9]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Alexandre Bouzaid Men's épée Bye   Boczkó (HUN)
L 9–15
Did not advance

JudoEdit

Senegal has qualified one judoka for the women's lightweight category (57 kg) at the Games. Three-time Olympian Hortense Diédhiou earned a continental quota spot from the African region, as the highest-ranked Senegalese judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.[10][11]

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
Hortense Diédhiou Women's −57 kg   Verhagen (NED)
L 000–100
Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Senegal has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[12][13][14]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Abdoul Niane Men's 50 m freestyle 23.66 48 Did not advance
Awa Ly N'diaye Women's 50 m freestyle DSQ Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Senegal entered one athlete into the taekwondo competition at the Olympics. Balla Dièye secured a spot in the men's lightweight category (68 kg) by virtue of his top two finish at the 2016 African Qualification Tournament in Agadir, Morocco.[15]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Balla Dièye Men's −68 kg   Robak (POL)
L 12–15
Did not advance

WrestlingEdit

Senegal has qualified two wrestlers for each of the following weight classes into the Olympic competition, as a result of their semifinal triumphs at the 2016 African & Oceania Qualification Tournament.[16]

Key:

  • VT – Victory by Fall.
  • PP – Decision by Points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO – Decision by Points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST – Technical superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) 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
Adama Diatta −57 kg   Erdenebat (MGL)
W 3–1 PP
  Bonne (CUB)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 10
Women'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
Isabelle Sambou −53 kg Bye   Nguyễn (VIE)
W 5–0 VT
  Yoshida (JPN)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance Bye   Synyshyn (AZE)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Isabelle Sambou désignée porte drapeau du Sénégal (CNOSS)" [Isabelle Sambou named flag bearer for Senegal (CNOSS)] (in French). Agence de Presse Sénégalaise. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Le Sénégal envoie vingt-deux athlètes aux JO de Rio" [Senegal sends 22 athletes to the Rio Olympics] (in French). Xibaaru.com. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 3 October 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. ^ "Senegal clinch 11th AfroBasket Women title and qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics". FIBA. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "African champions Senegal confirm final roster for Rio". FIBA. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  7. ^ Diandy, Hyacinthe (8 November 2015). "Médaillé d'or aux championnats d'Afrique du Kenya : Jean-Pierre Bourhis, premier Africain en Canoë qualifié pour les Jo 2016" [Jean-Pierre Bourhis wins gold medal at the African Canoe Slalom Champs; goes to 2016 Olympics] (in French). Senegal: Le Quotidien. Retrieved 9 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Three more nations enter the Rio race". International Canoe Federation. 10 November 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Russia top as Olympic qualification by ranking ends". FIE. 5 April 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  10. ^ "IJF Officially Announces Qualified Athletes for Rio 2016 Olympic Games". International Judo Federation. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  11. ^ "Judo : Hortense Diédhiou qualifiée aux Jo de Rio 2016" [Judo: Hortense Diédhiou] (in French). Leral.net. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "Men's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  14. ^ "Women's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  15. ^ "Ten countries secure Rio 2016 places at taekwondo African Qualification Tournament". World Taekwondo Federation. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  16. ^ "Wrestling for Rio 2016". United World Wrestling. Retrieved 19 September 2015.