Angola at the 2016 Summer Olympics
|Angola at the|
2016 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Angolan Olympic Committee|
|in Rio de Janeiro|
|Competitors||25 in 7 sports|
|Flag bearer||Luisa Kiala|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
Angola competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's ninth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics, with the exception of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, because of its support of the Soviet boycott.
The Angolan Olympic Committee (Portuguese: Comité Olímpico Angolano) selected a total of 25 athletes, 8 men and 17 women, for the Games, competing in seven different sports. The nation's team size was roughly ten athletes smaller than the team sent to London four years earlier, and had the second largest share of women in its Summer Olympic history. Women's handball was the only team-based sport in which Angola had its representation at these Games, unable to send any of the nation's basketball teams to the Olympics for the first time since 1988. Among the sports played by the athletes, Angola marked its debut in rowing and a return in sailing and shooting from a two-decade absence.
Notable Angolan athletes featured three-time judoka Antónia Moreira, medley swimmer Pedro Pinotes, trap shooter João Paulo da Silva, who sought for his Olympic comeback in Rio after a 16-year absence, and four-time Olympian and handball team captain Luísa Kiala, who became the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony. Angola, however, has yet to win its first ever Olympic medal.
- 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
|Hermenegildo Leite||Men's 100 m||11.65||7||Did not advance|
|Liliana Neto||Women's 100 m||13.58||7||Did not advance|
- ET – After extra time
- P – Match decided by penalty-shootout.
|Team||Event||Group Stage||Quarterfinal||Semifinal||Final / BM|
|Angola women's||Women's tournament|| Romania
|Did not advance||8|
- Team roster
The following is the Angola roster in the women's handball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Head coach: Filipe Cruz
- Preliminary round
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.
|6 August 2016
|Romania||19–23||Angola||Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro|
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
|Neagu 8||(9–11)||Guialo 5|
|2× 2×||Report||5× 3×|
|8 August 2016
|Angola||27–25||Montenegro||Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro|
Referees: Alpaidze, Berekzina (RUS)
|Guialo 7||(12–12)||K. Bulatović 9|
|5× 3×||Report||4× 2×|
|10 August 2016
|Norway||30–20||Angola||Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro|
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
|Mørk 8||(16–8)||Guialo 8|
|3× 2×||Report||4× 2× 1×|
|12 August 2016
|Angola||24–28||Brazil||Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro|
Referees: Røen, Arntsen (NOR)
|Bernardo 8||(13–13)||Belo 7|
|5× 2×||Report||4× 4×|
|14 August 2016
|Spain||26–22||Angola||Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro|
Referees: Pinto, Menezes (BRA)
|Cabral, Martín 7||(13–12)||Guialo 6|
|5× 4×||Report||8× 3× 1×|
|16 August 2016
|Russia||31–27||Angola||Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro|
Referees: Pinto, Menezes (BRA)
|Kuznetsova 5||(18–14)||Bernardo 8|
|5× 2× 1×||Report||4× 3×|
Angola has qualified one judoka for the women's middleweight category (70 kg) at the Games. Remarkably going to her third Olympics, Antónia Moreira earned a continental quota spot from the African region as the highest-ranked Angolan judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.
|Athlete||Event||Round of 32||Round of 16||Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Repechage||Final / BM|
|Antónia Moreira||Women's −70 kg|| Rodríguez (VEN)
| Koch (GER)
L 000–000 S
|Did not advance|
|Men's lightweight double sculls||6:58.93||5 R||7:29.73||6 SC/D||7:39.59||4 FD||7:01.74||20|
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
Angolan sailors have qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the individual fleet World Championships, and African qualifying regattas, signifying the nation's Olympic return to the sport for the first time since 1992. Another boat was also awarded to the Angolan sailor competing in the men's Laser through a Tripartite Commission invitation.
|Athlete||Event||Race||Net points||Final rank|
|Manuel Lelo||Men's Laser||44||43||45||45||43||43||38||46||43||EL||390||46|
M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race
Angola has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a men's trap shooter to the Olympics, as long as the minimum qualifying score (MQS) was met by March 31, 2016. This also signified the nation's comeback to the sport for the first time since 2000.
|João Paulo de Silva||Men's trap||98||33||Did not advance|
Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)
|Pedro Pinotes||Men's 400 m individual medley||4:25.84||25||N/A||Did not advance|
|Ana Nóbrega||Women's 100 m freestyle||59.23||40||Did not advance|
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