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Suriname at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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

Suriname at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Suriname.svg
IOC code SUR
NOC Suriname Olympic Committee
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 6 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Soren Opti[1]
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Suriname Olympic Committee sent a team of six athletes, four men and two women, to compete in four different sports at the Games, matching the nation's roster size with Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992.[2] All of them were awarded universality places to compete in their respective sporting events, except for sprinter Jurgen Themen, the lone returning Olympian from London 2012, who qualified directly for the Games on merit. Apart from Thumen, notable athletes on the nation's roster featured swimming stalwart Renzo Tjon A Joe (men's 50 m freestyle) and badminton player Soren Opti, who was selected to carry the Surinamese flag in the opening ceremony.[1]

Suriname, however, failed to win a single Olympic medal since the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, where Anthony Nesty became the nation's first ever champion in the men's 100 m butterfly.

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Athletics (track and field)Edit

Surinamese 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
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jurgen Themen Men's 100 m Bye 10.47 8 Did not advance
Sunayna Wahi Women's 100 m 12.09 1 Q 12.25 8 Did not advance

BadmintonEdit

Suriname has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a badminton player in the men's singles event.[5]

Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Soren Opti Men's singles   Lee C W (MAS)
L (2–21, 3–21)
  Wong (SIN)
L (5–21, 6–21)
3 Did not advance

JudoEdit

Suriname has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a judoka competing in the men's half-lightweight category (66 kg) to the Olympics, signifying the nation's Olympic return to the sport for the first time since 1988.

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
Yigal Kopinsky Men's −66 kg Bye   Zourdani (ALG)
L 000–100
Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Suriname has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[6][7][8]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Renzo Tjon A Joe Men's 50 m freestyle 22.23 NR =21 Did not advance
Evita Leter Women's 100 m breaststroke 1:14.96 37 Did not advance

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Millerson, Marciano (2 August 2016). "Surinaamse olympians optimistisch over kansen in Rio" [Surinamese Olympians are optimistic about their opportunities in Rio] (in Dutch). De Ware Tijd. Retrieved 4 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. ^ "Trio Get Rio 2016 Tripartite Places". Badminton World Federation. 25 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Men's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Women's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016.