Belgium at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Belgium at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
IOC code BEL
NOC Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee
Website www.olympic.be (in Dutch) (in French)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 108 in 19 sports
Flag bearer Olivia Borlée (opening) [1]
Nafissatou Thiam (closing)
Medals
Ranked 35th
Gold
2
Silver
2
Bronze
2
Total
6
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Belgium competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. Since the nation's official debut in 1900, Belgian athletes had appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, with the exception of the sparsely attended 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis. The Belgian team consisted of 108 athletes, 70 men and 38 women, to compete across nineteen sports.[2]

Belgium returned home from Rio de Janeiro with six medals (two in each color), which matched its overall tally from the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.[3] A third of the medal tally was distributed to the Belgian cyclists, including the first ever gold of the Games won by Greg Van Avermaet in the men's road race.[4] These Games also marked a historic first for the Belgians on the podium in collective sports after nearly a century, bringing them home a silver medal in the men's field hockey tournament.[5] Indeed, the Belgian men surpassed their female counterparts in the medal count for the first time since 1988.[3]

Apart from Van Avermaet and the men's field hockey team, the other medals were distributed to the following athletes on the Belgian roster: a gold to Nafissatou Thiam, who edged out the defending champion Jessica Ennis-Hill of Great Britain in the women's heptathlon; a silver to Pieter Timmers, who became the first Belgian swimmer to ascend the Olympic podium, since Frédérik Deburghgraeve captured the gold in Atlanta two decades earlier; and two bronzes to judoka Dirk Van Tichelt (men's lightweight) and track cyclist Jolien D'Hoore.[3][6][7]

Medalists[edit]

Competitors[edit]

The Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee fielded a roster of 108 athletes, 70 men and 38 women, to compete across nineteen different sports at these Games; it was the nation's second-largest delegation sent to the Olympics, falling short of the record achieved in London 2012 (111) by a few athletes.[2] Roughly three quarters of the nation's full roster size were made up of males more than their female counterparts, due to the attendance of the men's field hockey squad and the proliferation of men in judo, swimming, and track and field making the cut.

For individual-based sports, Belgium made its Olympic debut in golf (new to the 2016 Games), as well as its return to fencing after 12 years and archery after 16 years. Additionally, the Belgian female gymnasts were selected to compete in the team all-around for the first time at these Games after nearly seven decades.[8] Track and field accounted for the largest number of athletes on the Belgian team, with 26 entries, while there was a single competitor each in archery, sprint canoeing, fencing, rowing, shooting, and weightlifting.

The Belgian roster featured London 2012 bronze medalists Charline Van Snick (women's extra-lightweight judo) and sailing veteran Evi Van Acker (Laser Radial), taekwondo fighter and former Iranian refugee Raheleh Asemani (women's 57 kg),[9] world-ranked tennis player David Goffin, rising heptathlon star Nafissatou Thiam, badminton siblings Yuhan and Lianne Tan, and the prominent Borlée track and field quartet of twins and three-time Olympians Kévin and Jonathan, their younger brother Dylan, and their lone sister and 2008 relay champion Olivia, who eventually served as the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1][10]

Fifteen-year-old gymnast Senna Deriks, who helped the Belgians secure one of available berths in the women's team all-around at the Games, was the country's youngest competitor, with equestrian eventing rider and four-time Olympian Joris Vanspringel rounding out the lineup as the oldest competitor (aged 53). Vanspringel's teammate Karin Donckers topped the list of most experienced athletes on the Belgian roster, by becoming the country's first female to participate in her record six Olympics.[11]

Archery[edit]

One Belgian archer has qualified for the men's individual recurve at the Olympics by virtue of a top five national finish at the 2016 Archery World Cup meet in Antalya, Turkey, signifying the nation's Olympic return to the sport for the first time since 2000.[12]

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
Robin Ramaekers Men's individual 654 42  Tyack (AUS)
W 6–2
 Rodríguez (ESP)
L 0–6
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Belgian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[13][14]

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 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Bashir Abdi 5000 m 13:42.83 16 N/A Did not advance
10000 m N/A 28:01.49 20
Jonathan Borlée 200 m 20.64 5 Did not advance
400 m 46.01 4 Did not advance
Kevin Borlée 400 m 45.90 5 Did not advance
Michaël Bultheel 400 m hurdles 49.37 5 q 49.46 5 Did not advance
Florent Caelen Marathon N/A 2:17:59 44
Jeroen D'hoedt 3000 m steeplechase 8:48.29 13 N/A Did not advance
Pieter-Jan Hannes 1500 m 3:38.89 8 q 3:43.71 12 Did not advance
Koen Naert Marathon N/A 2:14:53 22
Willem Van Schuerbeeck N/A 2:18:56 56
Jonathan Borlée
Kevin Borlée
Dylan Borlée
Antoine Gillet
Robin Vanderbemden
Julien Watrin
4 × 400 m relay 2:59.25 NR 1 Q N/A 2:58.52 NR 4
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Philip Milanov Discus throw 62.68 12 q 62.22 9
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Thomas Van der Plaetsen Result 11.24 7.66 12.84 2.16 49.63 15.01 43.58 5.40 62.09 4:32.21 8332 8
Points 808 975 657 953 832 848 738 1035 769 717
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Cynthia Bolingo 200 m 23.98 8 Did not advance
Olivia Borlée 23.53 7 Did not advance
Louise Carton 5000 m 15:34.39 11 N/A Did not advance
Axelle Dauwens 400 m hurdles 57.68 7 Did not advance
Veerle Dejaeghere Marathon N/A 2:37:39 47
Renée Eykens 800 m 2:00.00 4 q 2:00.45 5 Did not advance
Els Rens Marathon N/A 2:45:52 84
Manuela Soccol N/A 2:44:18 74
Anne Zagré 100 m hurdles 12.85 2 Q DSQ Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Nafissatou Thiam Result 13.56 1.98 14.91 25.10 6.58 53.13 2:16.54 6810 1st, gold medalist(s)
Points 1041 1211 855 878 1033 921 871

Badminton[edit]

Belgium has qualified two badminton players for each of the following events into the Olympic tournament. London 2012 siblings Yuhan and Lianne Tan were selected among the top 34 individual shuttlers each in the men's and women's singles based on the BWF World Rankings as of 5 May 2016.[15]

Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Yuhan Tan Men's singles  Zilberman (ISR)
L (20–22, 12–21)
 Chou T-c (TPE)
L (14–21, 8–21)
N/A 3 Did not advance
Lianne Tan Women's singles  Wang (USA)
L (17–21, 22–20, 14–21)
 Li Xr (CHN)
L (11–21, 11–21)
 Santos (POR)
W (21–16, 21–18)
3 Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Sprint[edit]

Belgium has received an unused host quota place in the men's K-1 1000 m to the Olympics, as the next highest-ranked eligible nation, not yet qualified, at the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships.[16]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Artuur Peters Men's K-1 1000 m 3:34.178 5 Q 3:37.586 7 FB 3:33.521 11

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Belgian riders qualified for the following quota places in the men's and women's Olympic road race by virtue of their top 15 final national ranking in the 2015 UCI World Tour (for men) and top 22 in the UCI World Ranking (for women).[17][18] The women's road cycling team was named to the Olympic roster on June 9, 2016, with the men joining them on July 22.[19][20]

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Laurens De Plus Road race Did not finish
Philippe Gilbert 6:23.23 42
Serge Pauwels 6:16.17 22
Greg Van Avermaet 6:10.05 1st, gold medalist(s)
Tim Wellens Road race Did not finish
Time trial 1:16:49.71 20
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Ann-Sophie Duyck Road race Did not finish
Time trial 48:17.60 23
Lotte Kopecky Road race 4:02:07 45
Time trial 48:09.86 21
Anisha Vekemans Road race 3:58:03 29

Track[edit]

Following the completion of the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Belgian riders have accumulated spots in both the men's and women's omnium, by virtue of their final individual UCI Olympic rankings in those events.

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
Jasper De Buyst Men's omnium 18 6 4:36.246 16 12 15 10 DNS DNS DNS 28 DNF
Jolien D'Hoore Women's omnium 3 36 3:30.202 3 36 2 38 35.326 4 34 14.195 7 28 27 8 199 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Mountain biking[edit]

Belgian mountain bikers qualified for two men's and one women's quota place into the Olympic cross-country race, as a result of the nation's ninth-place finish for men and twelfth for women, respectively, in the UCI Olympic Ranking List of May 25, 2016. The mountain biking team was named to the Olympic roster on June 9, 2016.[19]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Ruben Scheire Men's cross-country 1:37:36 11
Jens Schuermans 1:39:30 18
Githa Michiels Women's cross-country 1:40:23 21

BMX[edit]

Belgian riders qualified for one women's quota place in BMX at the Olympics, as a result of the nation's top three finish for women in the UCI BMX Individual Ranking List of May 31, 2016. BMX cyclist Elke Vanhoof was named to the Olympic roster on June 9, 2016.[19]

Athlete Event Seeding Semifinal Final
Result Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Elke Vanhoof Women's BMX 35.325 6 13 3 Q 39.538 6

Equestrian[edit]

Belgium has entered two jumping riders into the Olympic equestrian competition by virtue of their top four finish outside the group selection in the individual FEI Olympic Rankings. Two eventing riders and one dressage rider have been added to the squad by virtue of the following results in the individual FEI Olympic rankings: a top nine finish from the combined overall in eventing, and a top two finish from South Western Europe in dressage.[21]

Belgian equestrian team was named on July 12, 2016.[22]

Dressage[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
Jorinde Verwimp Tiamo Individual 70.771 35 Did not advance

Eventing[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Karin Donckers Fletcha van't Verahof Individual 41.10 7 Eliminated Did not advance
Joris Vanspringel Lully des Aulnes 54.30 52 21.60 75.90 26 8.00 83.90 25 Q 4.00 87.90 24 87.90 24

Jumping[edit]

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
Jérôme Guery Grand Cru Individual 0 =1 Q 10 10 =44 Q 5 15 37 Q 8 28 Did not advance 8 28
Nicola Philippaerts Zilverstar DSQ Did not advance

Fencing[edit]

Belgium has entered one fencer into the Olympic competition, signifying the nation's sporting comeback for the first time since 2004. Seppe van Holsbeke had claimed his Olympic spot in the men's sabre by finishing among the top four individuals at the European Zonal Qualifier in Prague, Czech Republic.[23]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Seppe van Holsbeke Men's sabre  Dershwitz (USA)
W 15–12
 Dolniceanu (ROU)
L 13–15
Did not advance

Field hockey[edit]

Summary

Key:

Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Belgium men's Men's tournament  Great Britain
W 4–1
 Brazil
W 12–0
 Australia
W 1–0
 Spain
W 3–1
 New Zealand
L 1–3
1  India
W 3–1
 Netherlands
W 3–1
 Argentina
L 2–4
2nd, silver medalist(s)

Men's tournament[edit]

Belgium men's field hockey team qualified for the Olympics by having achieved a top three finish at the second stop of the 2014–15 Men's FIH Hockey World League Semifinals.[24][25] Only three nations qualified through this route, but India had already secured qualification as the continental champion after the team's success at the 2014 Asian Games, leaving the remaining teams to automatically receive the three quotas.

Team roster

The following is the Belgium roster in the men's field hockey tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[26]

Head coach: Shane McLeod

Reserves:

Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belgium 5 4 0 1 21 5 +16 12 Quarter-finals
2  Spain 5 3 1 1 13 6 +7 10
3  Australia 5 3 0 2 13 4 +9 9
4  New Zealand 5 2 1 2 17 8 +9 7
5  Great Britain 5 1 2 2 14 10 +4 5
6  Brazil (H) 5 0 0 5 1 46 −45 0
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head result.[27]
(H) Host.
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
12:30
Belgium  4–1  Great Britain
Truyens Goal 5'
Cosyns Goal 32'
Gougnard Goal 35'
Charlier Goal 56'
Report Catlin Goal 27'
Umpires:
John Weight (RSA)
Coen van Bunge (NED)

7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
19:30
Brazil  0–12  Belgium
Report Van Aubel Goal 12'
Van Doren Goal 14'54'
Cosyns Goal 18'53'
Denayer Goal 25'
Truyens Goal 28'
Boccard Goal 33'
Briels Goal 33'
Dockier Goal 41'
Charlier Goal 48'
Dohmen Goal 51'
Umpires:
Germán Montes de Oca (ARG)
Javed Shaikh (IND)

9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
20:30
Belgium  1–0  Australia
Cosyns Goal 16' Report
Umpires:
John Wright (RSA)
Marcin Grochal (POL)

11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
13:30
Spain  1–3  Belgium
Quemada Goal 41' Report Charlier Goal 6'
Stockbroekx Goal 16'
Charlier Goal 21'
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
Germán Montes de Oca (ARG)

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
18:00
Belgium  1–3  New Zealand
Van Aubel Goal 58' Report Child Goal 31'
Wilson Goal 37'
Inglis Goal 52'
Umpires:
Germán Montes de Oca (ARG)
John Wright (RSA)

Quarterfinal
14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
12:30
Belgium  3–1  India
Dockier Goal 34'45'
Boon Goal 50'
Report A. Singh Goal 15'
Umpires:
Simon Taylor (NZL)
Nathan Stagno (GBR)

Semifinal
16 August 2016 (2016-08-16)
17:00
Belgium  3–1  Netherlands
Truyens Goal 25'
Dohmen Goal 29'
van Aubel Goal 46'
Report van der Weerden Goal 29'
Umpires:
Germán Montes de Oca (ARG)
Murray Grime (AUS)

Gold medal match
18 August 2016 (2016-08-18)
17:00
Belgium  2–4  Argentina
Cosyns Goal 3'
Boccard Goal 45'
Report P. Ibarra Goal 12'
Ortiz Goal 15'
Peillat Goal 22'
Mazzilli Goal 60'
Umpires:
John Wright (RSA)
Christian Blasch (GER)

Golf[edit]

Belgium has entered three golfers into the Olympic tournament. Nicolas Colsaerts (world no. 124), Thomas Pieters (world no. 66), and Chloe Leurquin (world no. 402) qualified directly among the top 60 eligible players for their respective individual events based on the IGF World Rankings as of 11 July 2016.[28][29]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Score Score Score Score Score Par Rank
Nicolas Colsaerts Men's 68 71 71 73 283 −1 =30
Thomas Pieters 67 66 77 65 275 −9 4
Chloe Leurquin Women's 79 78 71 75 303 +19 56

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Belgium has fielded a full squad of six artistic gymnasts (one man and five women) into the Olympic competition. The women's squad had claimed one of the remaining four spots in the team all-around for the first time since 1948, while an additional Olympic berth had been awarded to the Belgian male gymnast, who participated in the apparatus and all-around events at the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro.[8][30] Lone male gymnast Dennis Goossens, along with the women's squad, were named to the Belgian roster for the Games on July 14, 2016.[31]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Dennis Goossens Rings N/A 15.366 N/A 15.366 7 Q N/A 14.933 N/A 14.933 8
Women
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Senna Deriks Team 14.000 13.533 N/A Did not advance
Nina Derwael 13.900 15.133 13.966 13.533 56.532 19 Q
Rune Hermans 13.133 13.775 13.700 13.900 54.508 34
Gaëlle Mys 14.133 N/A 13.833 13.566 N/A
Laura Waem N/A 14.133 13.966 13.366 N/A
Total 42.033 43.041 41.765 40.999 167.838 12
Individual finals
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F
Nina Derwael All-around 13.966 15.300 13.300 13.733 56.299 19

Judo[edit]

Belgium has qualified a total of five judokas for each of the following weight classes at the Games. Jasper Lefevere, Toma Nikiforov, London 2012 Olympians Joachim Bottieau and bronze medalist Charline van Snick, and two-time Olympian Dirk van Tichelt were ranked among the top 22 eligible judokas for men and top 14 for women in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.[32][33]

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
Jasper Lefevere Men's −66 kg  Smagulov (KAZ)
L 000–000 S
Did not advance
Dirk Van Tichelt Men's −73 kg Bye  Zemouri (QAT)
W 100–000
 An C-r (KOR)
W 010–000
 Iartcev (RUS)
W 011–010
 Ono (JPN)
L 000–111
Bye  Ungvári (HUN)
W 100–000
3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Joachim Bottieau Men's −81 kg Bye  Marconcini (ITA)
L 000–000 S
Did not advance
Toma Nikiforov Men's −100 kg Bye  Mahjoub (IRI)
W 100–000
 Gviniashvili (GEO)
L 000–101
Did not advance
Charline Van Snick Women's −48 kg N/A  Ungureanu (ROU)
W 100–000
 Menezes (BRA)
L 000–001
Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

Belgium has qualified one boat in the men's single sculls for the Olympics by virtue of his top three finish at the 2016 European & Final Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland.[34]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Hannes Obreno Men's single sculls 7:09.06 1 QF Bye 6:48.90 1 SA/B 7:06.76 3 FA 6:47.42 4

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

Sailing[edit]

Belgian sailors have qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the individual fleet Worlds, and Oceanian qualifying regattas.[35] They also picked up a spare Olympic berth freed by Africa as the next highest-ranked eligible crew in the 49er class based on the results at the 2015 World Championships.[36] The sailing crew, highlighted by London 2012 bronze medalist Evi van Acker, was named to the Olympic roster on June 2, 2016.[37]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Wannes Van Laer Men's Laser 27 30 12 11 23 12 23 13 1 18 N/A EL 140 17
Yannick Lefèbvre
Tom Pelsmaekers
Men's 49er 19 14 13 17 9 3 8 8 12 20 14 8 EL 125 17
Evi Van Acker Women's Laser Radial 2 13 2 29 16 15 11 2 1 5 N/A 6 78 4

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

Shooting[edit]

Belgium has qualified one shooter in the men's trap by securing an available Olympic berth at the 2015 World Shotgun Championships in Lonato, Italy, as long as he obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by March 31, 2016.[38] The berth was awarded to rookie Maxime Mottet, as one of the nominated athletes from the second batch being named to the Olympic team.[34]

Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Maxime Mottet Men's trap 116 10 Did not advance

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

Swimming[edit]

Belgian 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)):[39][40]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jasper Aerents 50 m freestyle 22.61 39 Did not advance
Basten Caerts 200 m breaststroke 2:13.44 32 Did not advance
Louis Croenen 200 m butterfly 1:56.48 14 Q 1:56.03 8 Q 1:57.04 8
François Heersbrandt 50 m freestyle 22.58 38 Did not advance
Glenn Surgeloose 100 m freestyle 48.65 19 Did not advance
200 m freestyle 1:47.19 17 Q* 1:47.36 14 Did not advance
Pieter Timmers 100 m freestyle 48.46 9 Q 48.14 NR 6 Q 47.80 NR 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Emmanuel Vanluchene 200 m individual medley 2:01.36 23 Did not advance
Jasper Aerents
Dieter Dekoninck
Glenn Surgeloose
Pieter Timmers
Emmanuel Vanluchene
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 3:14.16 7 Q N/A 3:13.57 NR 6
Louis Croenen
Dieter Dekoninck
Glenn Surgeloose
Pieter Timmers
Emmanuel Vanluchene
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 7:08.72 6Q N/A 7:11.64 8
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kimberly Buys 100 m butterfly 57.91 NR 12 Q 58.63 14 Did not advance
Fanny Lecluyse 100 m breaststroke 1:08.80 28 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:27.16 17 Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Belgium entered three athletes into the taekwondo competition at the Olympics. Si Mohamed Ketbi and Jaouad Achab qualified automatically for their respective weight classes by finishing in the top 6 WTF Olympic rankings.[41][42] Initially a member of the Refugee Olympic Athletes, Iranian-born Raheleh Asemani acquired a dual citizenship to compete internationally for Belgium at the Olympics by virtue of a top two finish in the women's lightweight category (57 kg) at the European Qualification Tournament in Istanbul, Turkey.[43]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Si Mohamed Ketbi Men's −58 kg  Khalil (AUS)
L 1–8
Did not advance
Jaouad Achab Men's −68 kg  M Kassman (PNG)
W 15–1 PTG
 Robak (POL)
W 9–7
 Denisenko (RUS)
L 1–6
Bye  Lee D-h (KOR)
L 7–11
5
Raheleh Asemani Women's −57 kg  Carstens (PAN)
W 13–1 PTG
 Jones (GBR)
L 2–7
Did not advance  Bakkal (MAR)
W 12–0 PTG
 Malak (EGY)
L 0–1
5

Tennis[edit]

Belgium has entered three tennis players (one man and two women) into the Olympic tournament. David Goffin (world no. 11), Kirsten Flipkens (world no. 61), and Yanina Wickmayer (world no. 50) qualified directly among the top 56 eligible players for their respective singles events based on the ATP and WTA World Rankings as of June 6, 2016.[44][45]

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
David Goffin Men's singles  Groth (AUS)
W 6–4, 6–2
 Sela (ISR)
W 6–3, 6–3
 Bellucci (BRA)
L 6–7(10–12), 4–6
Did not advance
Kirsten Flipkens Women's singles  V Williams (USA)
W 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
 Šafářová (CZE)
W 6–2, ret
 Siegemund (GER)
L 4–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Yanina Wickmayer  Strýcová (CZE)
L 6–7(6–8), 1–6
Did not advance
Kirsten Flipkens
Yanina Wickmayer
Women's doubles N/A  Voskoboeva /
Shvedova (KAZ)
W 6–1, ret
 Muguruza /
Suárez Navarro (ESP)
L 5–7, 6–2, 2–6
Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Belgium has qualified four triathletes for each of the following events at the Olympics. Jelle Geens, Marten van Riel, Claire Michel, and Katrien Verstuyft were ranked among the top 40 eligible triathletes each in the men's and women's event, respectively, based on the ITU Olympic Qualification List as of May 15, 2016.[46]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Jelle Geens Men's 18:36 0:49 59:14 0:37 32:49 1:52:05 38
Marten Van Riel 17:27 0:49 55:03 0:34 32:10 1:46:03 6
Claire Michel Women's 21:11 0:56 Lapped
Katrien Verstuyft 22:08 1:00 Lapped

Weightlifting[edit]

Belgium has received an unused quota place from IWF to send a male weightlifter to the Olympics, as a response to the complete ban of the Russian weightlifting team from the Games due to "multiple positive" cases of doping.[47]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Tom Goegebuer Men's −56 kg 111 12 130 14 241 14

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