Barbados at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Barbados at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Barbados.svg
IOC codeBAR
NOCBarbados Olympic Association
Websitewww.olympic.org.bb
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors12 in 5 sports
Flag bearerRamon Gittens[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 British West Indies (1960)
Barbados at the 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.

Barbados competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's twelfth appearance at the Summer Olympics, with the exception of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, because of its partial support to the United States-led boycott.

The Barbados Olympic Association registered a total of 12 athletes, 7 men and 5 women, to compete in five different sports at these Games, doubling the nation's roster size from London 2012.[2] Among the sports played by the athletes, Barbados marked its Olympic debut in tennis and triathlon, and the return of females to the team for the first time after sending only men to the previous Games.

The Barbadian team featured only two returning Olympians; skeet shooter Michael Maskell, who staged a comeback in Rio for his fifth Olympic appearance as the most experienced member after a twelve-year absence, and sprinter Ramon Gittens, who became the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1]

Barbados, however, failed to win a single Olympic medal since the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where sprinter Obadele Thompson took the bronze in the men's 100 metres.

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

Barbadian 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 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ramon Gittens 100 m Bye 10.25 4 Did not advance
Levi Cadogan 200 m 21.02 7 N/A Did not advance
Burkheart Ellis 20.74 4 N/A Did not advance
Ramon Gittens 20.58 3 N/A Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Kierre Beckles 100 m hurdles 13.01 6 Did not advance
Tia-Adana Belle 400 m hurdles 56.68 4 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Akela Jones High jump 1.85 31 Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Akela Jones Result 13.00 1.89 14.09 24.35 6.30 42.00 2:41.12 6173 20
Points 1124 1093 800 947 943 706 560

Shooting[edit]

Barbados has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send Michael Maskell, who will compete at his fifth Olympics, in the men's skeet, 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 2004.[5][6]

Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Michael Maskell Men's skeet 118 18 Did not advance

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

Swimming[edit]

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

Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Alex Sobers Men's 400 m freestyle 3:59.97 44 Did not advance
Lani Cabrera Women's 400 m freestyle 4:28.95 30 Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Barbados has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send Darian King (world no. 278) in the men's singles into the Olympic tennis tournament, signifying the nation's debut in the sport.[9][10]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Darian King Men's singles  Johnson (USA)
L 3–6, 2–6
Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Barbados has entered one triathlete to compete at the Games, signifying the nation's Olympic debut in the sport. Jason Wilson was ranked among the top 40 eligible triathletes in the men's event based on the ITU Olympic Qualification List as of May 15, 2016.[11]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Jason Wilson Men's 17:31 0:49 Did not finish

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gittens will be flag bearer in Rio". Barbados: The Daily Nation. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  2. ^ "BOA Announces Barbados Contingent For 2016 Rio Olympic Games". Barbados Olympic Association. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 16 July 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. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. International Shooting Sport Federation. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  6. ^ Marville, Justin (21 May 2016). "Maskell gets another crack at Olympics". Barbados: The Daily Nation. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Rio 2016 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Rio 2016. FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  9. ^ "ITF announces entries for Rio 2016 Olympics". International Tennis Federation. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  10. ^ Toppin, Sherrylyn (9 June 2016). "Darian King gets wild card to Rio". Barbados: The Daily Nation. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  11. ^ "National Federations select athletes for Rio Olympics". International Triathlon Union. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.

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