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Venezuela at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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

Venezuela at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Venezuela.svg
IOC code VEN
NOC Venezuelan Olympic Committee
Website www.cov.net.ve (in Spanish)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 87 in 20 sports
Flag bearer Rubén Limardo[1]
Medals
Ranked 65th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 1 2 3
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Venezuelan Olympic Committee (Spanish: Comité Olímpico Venezolano, COV) fielded a team of 87 athletes, 62 men and 25 women, to compete in twenty sports at the Games.[2] It was the nation's second-largest delegation sent to the Olympics, falling short of the record set in Beijing 2008 (108) by nearly twenty percent. Men's basketball was the only team-based sport in which Venezuela qualified for the Games, returning to the Olympic basketball for the first time since 1992.[3] Venezuela also made its debut in golf (new to the 2016 Games) and women's beach volleyball, as well as its return to equestrian, rowing, and taekwondo events after eight years.

The Venezuelan roster featured 28 returning Olympians, with fencers Silvio Fernández and Alejandra Benítez, along with multiple-stroke swimmer Albert Subirats, headed to their fourth Games as the most experienced competitors of the team.[2][4] Other notable Venezuelan athletes included artistic gymnast Jessica López, amateur welterweight boxer and Pan American Games champion Gabriel Maestre, 2015 world BMX champion Stefany Hernández, and fencing brothers Francisco and Rubén Limardo, who became the nation's first gold medalist since 1968 at the previous Games. Looking to defend his men's épée title in Rio de Janeiro, the elder Limardo was selected by the public through a nationwide online vote to carry the Venezuelan flag at the opening ceremony, the first male from his country to do so since 2004.[1][5]

Unlike the previous Games, Venezuela failed to produce another gold-medal winning feat in Rio de Janeiro, but left instead with three medals (one silver and two bronze), which matched its overall tally from the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. These medals were awarded to the following athletes for the first time in their respective sporting events: a silver to triple jumper Yulimar Rojas, and a bronze each to Hernández and flyweight boxer Yoel Finol.[6]

Contents

MedalistsEdit

CompetitorsEdit

Sport Men Women Total
Archery 1 1 2
Athletics 9 6 15
Basketball 12 0 12
Boxing 8 0 8
Cycling 6 3 9
Diving 2 0 2
Equestrian 2 0 2
Fencing 5 2 7
Golf 1 0 1
Gymnastics 0 1 1
Judo 0 1 1
Rowing 1 0 1
Sailing 2 0 2
Shooting 1 0 1
Swimming 4 2 6
Table tennis 0 1 1
Taekwondo 1 0 1
Volleyball 0 2 2
Weightlifting 1 3 4
Wrestling 6 3 9
Total 62 25 87

ArcheryEdit

One Venezuelan archer qualified for the men's individual recurve by obtaining one of the eight Olympic places available from the 2015 World Archery Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark.[7][8] Meanwhile, another Venezuelan archer has been added to the squad by securing one of three available Olympic spots in the women's individual recurve at the Pan American Qualification Tournament in Medellín, Colombia.[9]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Elías Malavé Men's individual 651 46   Wang Dp (CHN)
W 6–2
  Worth (AUS)
L 4–6
Did not advance
Leidys Brito Women's individual 614 44   Unruh (GER)
L 4–6
Did not advance

Athletics (track and field)Edit

Venezuelan athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[10][11]

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
  • NM = No mark
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Alberth Bravo 400 m 46.15 6 Did not advance
Luis Orta Marathon N/A 2:27:05 106
Jose Peña 3000 m steeplechase 8:32.38 9 N/A Did not advance
Yerenman Salazar 50 km walk N/A DNF
Richard Vargas 20 km walk N/A 1:22:23 24
Alberth Bravo
Omar Longart
José Meléndez
Freddy Mezones
Arturo Ramírez
4 × 400 m relay 3:02.69 6 N/A Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Yolimar Pineda Marathon N/A 2:47:34 93
Nercely Soto 200 m 22.89 2 Q 22.88 7 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Ahymara Espinoza Shot put 17.27 19 Did not advance
Robeilys Peinado Pole vault DNS Did not advance
Rosa Rodríguez Hammer throw 72.41 3 Q 69.26 10
Yulimar Rojas Triple jump 14.21 7 Q 14.98  

BasketballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Venezuela men's basketball team qualified for the Olympics by attaining a top two finish towards the final match of the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship in Mexico.[12][13]

Team roster

The following is the Venezuela roster for the men's basketball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[14]

Venezuela men's national basketball team – 2016 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
C 0 Echenique, Gregory 25 – (1990-11-23)23 November 1990 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Guaros de Lara  
G/F 2 Lewis, Dwight 28 – (1987-10-07)7 October 1987 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Trotamundos de Carabobo  
C 4 Marriaga, Miguel 32 – (1984-06-06)6 June 1984 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Toros de Aragua  
PG 5 Vargas, Gregory 30 – (1986-02-18)18 February 1986 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Maccabi Haifa  
SG 6 Cox, John 35 – (1981-06-07)7 June 1981 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Bucaneros de La Guaira  
PG 8 Cubillán, David 29 – (1987-07-27)27 July 1987 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Trotamundos de Carabobo  
G/F 10 Vargas, José (C) 34 – (1982-01-23)23 January 1982 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Marinos de Anzoátegui  
PF 14 Ruiz, Miguel 25 – (1990-12-20)20 December 1990 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Trotamundos de Carabobo  
F/C 15 Graterol, Windi 29 – (1986-09-10)10 September 1986 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Guaros de Lara  
PG 19 Guillént, Heissler 29 – (1986-12-17)17 December 1986 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Guaros de Lara  
F 23 Pérez, Anthony 22 – (1993-09-29)29 September 1993 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Ole Miss Rebels  
PF 43 Colmenares, Néstor 28 – (1987-09-05)5 September 1987 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Guaros de Lara  
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 0 524 407 +117 10 Quarter-finals
2   Australia 5 4 1 444 368 +76 9
3   France 5 3 2 423 378 +45 8
4   Serbia 5 2 3 426 387 +39 7
5   Venezuela 5 1 4 315 444 −129 6
6   China 5 0 5 318 466 −148 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
22:30
v
Venezuela   62–86   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 14–18, 9–26, 18–24, 21–18
Pts: Echenique 12
Rebs: Colmenares 6
Asts: Vargas 5
Pts: Bogdanović 19
Rebs: Štimac 9
Asts: Nedović 4
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,063
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Duan Zhu (CHN), Roberto Vázquez (PUR)

8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
19:00
v
United States   113–69   Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 18–18, 30–8, 27–25, 38–18
Pts: George 20
Rebs: Jordan 9
Asts: Lowry 9
Pts: Cox 19
Rebs: Echenique 7
Asts: Vargas 5
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 10,572
Referees: Eddie Viator (FRA), Damir Javor (SLO), Scott Beker (AUS)

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
22:30
v
Venezuela   72–68   China
Scoring by quarter: 25–13, 13–22, 13–15, 21–18
Pts: Colmenares 16
Rebs: Colmenares 5
Asts: Vargas 5
Pts: Guo 17
Rebs: Yi 10
Asts: Guo, Zhou 3
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,223
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Sreten Radović (CRO), Guilherme Locatelli (BRA)

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
22:30
v
France   96–56   Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 23–18, 19–12, 24–17, 30–9
Pts: Lauvergne 17
Rebs: Kahudi 12
Asts: Heurtel 8
Pts: Echenique 12
Rebs: Vargas 7
Asts: Cox 4
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,312
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Robert Lottermoser (GER), Ferdinand Pascual (PHI)

14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
19:00
v
Australia   81–56   Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 16–6, 16–19, 21–18, 28–13
Pts: Goulding 22
Rebs: Broekhoff 8
Asts: Martin 4
Pts: Perez 12
Rebs: Vargas, Ruiz 4
Asts: Vargas 7
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 9,459
Referees: Stephen Seibel (CAN), Sreten Radović (CRO), Carlos Peruga (ESP)

BoxingEdit

Venezuela has entered seven boxers to compete in each of the following weight classes into the Olympic boxing tournament. Luis Angel Cabrera, Luis Arcon, Albert Ramirez, and 2012 Olympian Gabriel Maestre had claimed their Olympic spots at the 2016 American Qualification Tournament in Buenos Aires.[15][16] Meanwhile, Yoel Finol Rivas, Victor Rodríguez, Endry José Pinto, and Edgar Muñoz secured additional places on the Venezuelan roster at the 2016 APB and WSB Olympic Qualifier in Vargas.[17]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Yoel Finol Rivas Men's flyweight   de los Santos (DOM)
W 3–0
  Ali (GBR)
W 3–0
  Flissi (ALG)
W 3–0
  Zoirov (UZB)
L 0–3
Did not advance  
Victor Rodríguez Men's bantamweight   Ham S-m (KOR)
L 1–2
Did not advance
Luis Ángel Cabrera Men's lightweight   Narimatsu (JPN)
L 1–2
Did not advance
Luis Arcón Men's light welterweight   Bachkov (ARM)
L 1–2
Did not advance
Gabriel Maestre Men's welterweight   Marutjan (GER)
W 2–1
  Mangiacapre (ITA)
W WO
  Yeleussinov (KAZ)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Endry José Pinto Men's middleweight   Delgado (ECU)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Albert Ramírez Men's light heavyweight   Khamukov (RUS)
W 2–1
  Benchabla (ALG)
L 1–2
Did not advance
Edgar Muñoz Men's super heavyweight   Jalolov (UZB)
L TKO
Did not advance

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Venezuelan riders qualified for the following quota places in the men's Olympic road race by virtue of their top 5 national ranking in the 2015 UCI America Tour (for men), and top 22 in the 2016 UCI World Ranking (for women).[18] One additional spot was awarded to the Venezuela cyclist in the women's road race, by virtue of a top national finish, not yet qualified, at the 2016 Pan American Championships.[19]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Jonathan Monsalve Men's road race Did not finish
Men's time trial Did not finish
Miguel Ubeto Men's road race Did not finish
Jennifer Cesar Women's road race 4:03:18 50

TrackEdit

Following the completion of the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Venezuelan riders have accumulated spots in the men's team sprint and women's omnium. As a result of their place in the men's team sprint, Venezuela has won the right to enter two riders in both men's sprint and men's keirin.

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Hersony Canelón Men's sprint 10.239
70.319
24 Did not advance
César Marcano 10.649
67.611
27 Did not advance
Team sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Hersony Canelón
César Marcano
Ángel Pulgar
Men's team sprint 44.263
60.999
8 Q   Great Britain (GBR)
L 44.486
60.693
8 Did not advance
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st Round Repechage 2nd Round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank
Hersony Canelón Men's keirin 7 R 5 Did not advance
Ángel Pulgar 7 R 4 Did not advance
Omnium
Athlete Event Scratch race Individual pursuit Elimination race Time trial Flying lap Points race Total points Rank
Rank Points Time Rank Points Rank Points Time Rank Points Time Rank Points Points Rank
Angie González Women's omnium 18 6 3:47.161 17 8 12 18 36.535 12 18 14.660 16 10 1 13 61 18

BMXEdit

Venezuelan riders qualified for one men's and one women's quota place for BMX at the Olympics, as a result of the nation's top three placement for men, not yet qualified, at the 2016 UCI BMX World Championships, and seventh-place finish for women in the UCI Olympic Ranking List of May 31, 2016. London 2012 Olympian Stefany Hernández and rookie Jefferson Milano were named to the Olympic roster on June 1, 2016.[20]

Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Points Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Jefferson Milano Men's BMX 35.945 23 12 3 Q 24 8 Did not advance
Stefany Hernández Women's BMX 35.202 4 N/A 11 3 Q 34.755  

DivingEdit

Venezuelan divers qualified for two individual spots at the Olympics by virtue of a top 18 finish respectively at the 2016 FINA World Cup series.[21]

Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Jesús Liranzo Men's 10 m platform 385.55 21 Did not advance
Robert Páez 378.20 23 Did not advance

EquestrianEdit

Venezuela has entered two jumping riders into the Olympic equestrian competition by virtue of a top six individual finish at the 2015 Pan American Games.[22][23]

JumpingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Emanuel Andrade Hardrock Individual 13 =61 Did not advance
Pablo Barrios Antares 8 =53 Q 12 20 54 Did not advance

FencingEdit

Venezuelan fencers have qualified a full squad each in the men's team épée by virtue of being the highest ranking team from America outside the world's top four in the FIE Olympic Team Rankings.[24][25] Aiming to appear at fourth Olympics, Alejandra Benítez had claimed the spot on the Venezuelan team in the women's sabre as one of the two highest-ranked fencers coming from the America zone in the FIE Adjusted Official Rankings.[26] Isis Giménez and 2011 Pan American Games bronze medalist Antonio Leal rounded out the Venezuelan fencing roster by finishing among the top two in the men's and women's foil, respectively, at the Pan American Zonal Qualifier in San José, Costa Rica.

Men
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
Silvio Fernández Épée   Jung J-s (KOR)
L 8–15
Did not advance
Francisco Limardo   Ferreira (BRA)
W 15–9
  Jérent (FRA)
W 15–14
  Novosjolov (EST)
L 12–15
Did not advance
Rubén Limardo Bye   Fayez (EGY)
L 5–15
Did not advance
Silvio Fernández
Francisco Limardo
Rubén Limardo
Kelvin Cañas*
Team épée N/A   Brazil (BRA)
W 45–25
  France (FRA)
L 29–45
Classification semifinal
  South Korea (KOR)
L 40–45
7th place final
  Russia (RUS)
L 30–36
8
Antonio Leal Foil   van Haaster (CAN)
L 7–15
Did not advance
Women
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
Isis Giménez Foil Bye   Jeon H-s (KOR)
L 8–10
Did not advance
Alejandra Benítez Sabre   Hafez (EGY)
W 15–11
  Márton (HUN)
L 14–15
Did not advance

GolfEdit

Venezuela has entered one golfer into the Olympic tournament. Jhonattan Vegas (world no. 240) qualified directly among the top 60 players for the men's event based on the IGF World Rankings as of July 11, 2016.[27]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Score Score Score Score Score Par Rank
Jhonattan Vegas Men's 72 76 71 70 289 5 =50

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Venezuela has entered one artistic gymnast for the first time into the Olympic competition. Jessica López confirmed her third straight Olympic appearance by securing a spot in the women's apparatus and all-around events at the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro.[28]

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Jessica López All-around 14.933 15.333 Q 13.933 12.733 56.932 13 Q 14.833 15.100 13.800 14.233 57.966 7
Uneven bars N/A 15.333 N/A 15.333 7 Q N/A 15.333 N/A 15.333 6

JudoEdit

Venezuela has qualified one judoka for the women's middleweight category (70 kg) at the Games. Elvismar Rodríguez earned a continental quota spot from the Pan American region, as the highest-ranked Venezuelan judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.[29][30]

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
Elvismar Rodríguez Women's −70 kg   Moreira (ANG)
L 000–100
Did not advance

RowingEdit

Venezuela has qualified one boat in the men's single sculls for the Games at the 2016 Latin American Continental Qualification Regatta in Valparaiso, Chile.[31]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jakson Vicent Monasterio Men's single sculls 7:28.36 6 R 7:28.67 5 SE/F Bye 7:50.56 2 FE 7:57.83 29

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

SailingEdit

Venezuelan sailors have qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the individual fleet World Championships, and South American qualifying regattas.[32]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Daniel Flores RS:X 18 22 26 20 11 33 34 37 32 DNF 23 25 EL 160 27
José Gutiérrez Laser 35 36 36 42 40 35 40 19 37 37 N/A EL 314 38

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

ShootingEdit

Venezuela has qualified one shooter to compete in the men's rifle events by virtue of his best finish at the 2015 Pan American Games, as long as he obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by March 31, 2016.[33]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Julio Iemma Men's 10 m air rifle 612.7 45 Did not advance
Men's 50 m rifle prone 621.5 22 Did not advance
Men's 50 m rifle 3 positions 1155 40 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)

SwimmingEdit

Venezuelan swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[34][35]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Carlos Claverie 100 m breaststroke 1:01.13 30 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:10.35 14 Q 2:11.56 15 Did not advance
Erwin Maldonado 10 km open water N/A 1:54:33.6 21
Cristian Quintero 50 m freestyle 22.92 44 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 49.25 34 Did not advance
200 m freestyle 1:47.02 14 Q 1:48.00 16 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 3:50.84 33 N/A Did not advance
Albert Subirats 100 m backstroke 55.44 31 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 53.23 29 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Paola Pérez 10 km open water N/A 1:59:07.7 20
Andreina Pinto 400 m freestyle 4:08.34 16 N/A Did not advance
800 m freestyle 8:30.92 12 N/A Did not advance
200 m butterfly 2:10.60 23 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Venezuela has entered one athlete into the table tennis competition at the Games. Gremlins Arvelo secured the Olympic spot in the women's singles by virtue of her top six finish at the 2016 Latin American Qualification Tournament in Santiago, Chile.[36]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Gremlis Arvelo Women's singles Bye   Zhang (USA)
L 0–4
Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Venezuela entered one athlete into the taekwondo competition at the Olympics. Edgar Contreras secured a spot in the men's lightweight category (68 kg) by virtue of his top two finish at the 2016 Pan American Qualification Tournament in Aguascalientes, Mexico.[37]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Edgar Contreras Men's −68 kg   Denisenko (RUS)
L 2–12
Did not advance   Tazegül (TUR)
W 5–4 SUD
  González (ESP)
L 3–4
5

VolleyballEdit

BeachEdit

Venezuela women's beach volleyball team qualified directly for the Olympics by winning the final match over Argentina at the 2016 CSV Continental Cup in Rosario.[38]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Norisbeth Agudo
Olaya Pérez
Women's Pool F
  Meppelinkvan Iersel (NED)
L 0 – 2 (17–21, 11–21)
  BawdenClancy (AUS)
L 0 – 2 (21–9, 21–14)
  AlfaroCharles (CRC)
W 2 – 0 (21–16, 21–19)
Lucky Losers
  BorgerBüthe (GER)
L 0 – 2 (13–21, 8–21)
3 Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Venezuelan weightlifters have qualified three women's quota places for the Rio Olympics based on their combined team standing by points at the 2014 and 2015 IWF World Championships. Meanwhile, a single men's Olympic spot was added to the Venezuelan roster by virtue of his top 15 individual finish, among those who had not secured any quota places through the World or Pan American Championships, in the IWF World Rankings as of June 20, 2016. The place was awarded to Jesús López in the men's featherweight division (62 kg).[39]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Jesús López Men's −62 kg 125 7 125 DNF
Yusleidy Figueroa Women's −58 kg 85 14 116 8 201 9
Yaniuska Espinosa Women's +75 kg 121 5 152 7 273 7
Naryury Pérez 117 8 145 DNF 117 DNF

WrestlingEdit

Venezuela has qualified a total of nine wrestlers for each of the following weight classes into the Olympic competition. Majority of Olympic berths were awarded to Venezuelan wrestlers, who progressed to the top two finals at the 2016 Pan American Qualification Tournament.[40][41] Meanwhile, two further wrestlers had claimed the remaining Olympic slots to round out the Venezuelan roster at the initial meet of the World Qualification Tournament in Ulaanbaatar.

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
Pedro Ceballos −86 kg Bye   Zaghloul (EGY)
W 3–0 PO
  Sadulaev (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance Bye   Veréb (HUN)
W 3–1 PP
  Sharifov (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
5
José Daniel Díaz −97 kg Bye   Ibragimov (KAZ)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance 18
Men's Greco-Roman
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
Raiber Rodríguez −59 kg Bye   Bayramov (AZE)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance 18
Wuileixis Rivas −66 kg Bye   Norouzi (IRI)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 14
Luillys Pérez −98 kg Bye   Rezaei (IRI)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance 17
Erwin Caraballo −130 kg Bye   Kayaalp (TUR)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance Bye   Shariati (AZE)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance 19
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
Betzabeth Argüello −53 kg Bye   Essombe (CMR)
W 5–0 VT
  Prevolaraki (GRE)
W 3–1 PP
  Yoshida (JPN)
L 0–3 PO
Bye   Synyshyn (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
5
María Acosta −69 kg Bye   Mostafa (EGY)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 17
Jaramit Weffer −75 kg Bye   Ali (CMR)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 17

See alsoEdit

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