Bahamas at the 2016 Summer Olympics
|Bahamas at the|
2016 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Bahamas Olympic Committee|
|in Rio de Janeiro|
|Competitors||28 in 3 sports|
Shaunae Miller (opening)|
Leevan Sands (closing)
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
The Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. The nation's participation at these Games marked its seventeenth appearance as an independent nation.
The Bahamas Olympic Committee sent a total of 28 athletes, 19 men and 9 women, to the Games, participating only in athletics, swimming, and rowing. Eleven of them had previously competed in London 2012, with Chris Brown leading the men's 4 × 400 m relay squad for the nation's title defense at his fifth consecutive Olympics. Other notable athletes from the Bahamian team featured triple jumper and Beijing 2008 bronze medalist Leevan Sands, swimmer Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, who rounded out the top eight from London in the women's 50 m freestyle, and sprinter Shaunae Miller, who eventually served as the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.
Bahamas left Rio de Janeiro with two medals awarded to the nation's track and field athletes. Among the medalists were the men's 4 × 400 m relay squad, highlighted by Brown and his fellow sprinters Michael Mathieu and Demetrius Pinder, and Miller, who sprang an upset over American top sprinter Allyson Felix with a head-first dive to earn an individual gold for the first time, since Tonique Williams-Darling topped the podium in 2004.
|Gold||Shaunae Miller||Athletics||Women's 400 m||15 August|
|Athletics||Men's 4 × 400 m relay||20 August|
Athletics (track and field)
A total of 24 athletes (18 men and 6 women) were selected to the Bahamian track and field roster as part of the nation's official team announcement on July 21, 2016, with Chris Brown racing in the 400 metres and leading the men's relay squad at his fifth straight Olympics.
- 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
|Adrian Griffith||100 m||Bye||10.53||8||Did not advance|
|Shavez Hart||Bye||10.28||5||Did not advance|
|Jamial Rolle||Bye||10.68||8||Did not advance|
|Shavez Hart||200 m||20.74||7||N/A||Did not advance|
|Demetrius Pinder||DSQ||N/A||Did not advance|
|Teray Smith||20.66||6||N/A||Did not advance|
|Chris Brown||400 m||45.56||4||N/A||Did not advance|
|Steven Gardiner||45.24||2 Q||N/A||44.72||5||Did not advance|
|Alonzo Russell||46.23||5||N/A||Did not advance|
|Jeffery Gibson||400 m hurdles||52.77||45||N/A||Did not advance|
|4 × 400 m relay||2:59.64||2 Q||N/A||2:58.49|
- Field events
|Trevor Barry||High jump||2.29||10 q||2.25||11|
|Donald Thomas||2.29||9 q||2.29||=7|
|Jamal Wilson||2.22||25||Did not advance|
|Latario Collie-Minns||Triple jump||NM||—||Did not advance|
|Leevan Sands||16.53||18||Did not advance|
- Track & road events
|Tynia Gaither||100 m||Bye||11.56||5||Did not advance|
|Sheniqua Ferguson||200 m||23.62||8||N/A||Did not advance|
|Tynia Gaither||22.90||3 q||N/A||23.45||8||Did not advance|
|Anthonique Strachan||22.96||3||N/A||Did not advance|
|Shaunae Miller||400 m||51.16||1 Q||N/A||49.91||2 Q||49.44|
|Pedrya Seymour||100 m hurdles||12.85||3 Q||N/A||12.64||2 Q||12.76||6|
- Field events
|Bianca Stuart||Long jump||6.45||9||Did not advance|
|Emily Morley||Women's single sculls||9:22.12||6 R||8:22.77||4 SE/F||Bye||8:46.09||3 FE||8:56.36||30|
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
Bahamian 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)):
|Dustin Tynes||Men's 100 m breaststroke||1:03.71||44||Did not advance|
|Joanna Evans||Women's 200 m freestyle||2:01.27||37||Did not advance|
|Women's 400 m freestyle||4:07.60||13||N/A||Did not advance|
|Women's 800 m freestyle||8:42.93||23||N/A||Did not advance|
|Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace||Women's 50 m freestyle||24.77||=13 Q||24.60||9||Did not advance|
|Women's 100 m freestyle||54.56||18||Did not advance|
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