British Virgin Islands at the 2016 Summer Olympics
|British Virgin Islands at the|
2016 Summer Olympics
|NOC||British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee|
|in Rio de Janeiro|
|Competitors||4 in 2 sports|
|Flag bearer||Ashley Kelly|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games since 1996. Four athletes, one man and three women, were selected to the British Virgin Islands team, participating only in both track and field and swimming. Tahesia Harrigan-Scott (women's 100 m) etched her name into the history books as the first-ever female athlete for the British Virgin Islands to compete in three successive Olympic Games, while the rest of her teammates made their debut in Rio de Janeiro, including shot putter Eldred Henry, 16-year-old swimmer Elinah Phillip (women's 50 m freestyle), and Harrigan-Scott's fellow sprinter Ashley Kelly (women's 200 m), who subsequently acted as the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony. British Virgin Islands, however, has yet to win its first Olympic medal.
Athletics (track and field)
- 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
- Field events
|Eldred Henry||Shot put||17.07||34||Did not advance|
- Track & road events
|Tahesia Harrigan-Scott||100 m||Bye||11.54||6||Did not advance|
|Ashley Kelly||200 m||23.61||5||N/A||Did not advance|
|Elinah Phillip||Women's 50 m freestyle||26.26||48||Did not advance|
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