Cape Verde at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Cape Verde at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Cape Verde.svg
IOC codeCPV
NOCComité Olímpico Caboverdeano
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors5 in 4 sports
Flag bearerMaria Andrade[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Cape Verde competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. The nation's participation in Rio de Janeiro marked its sixth appearance at the Summer Olympics since its debut in 1996.

Cape Verdean Olympic Committee (Portuguese: Comité Olímpico Caboverdeano) sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games, overhauling the record by two more athletes than in Atlanta, Athens, and London. A total of five athletes, two men and three women, were selected to the team across four different sports, with sprinter Lidiane Lopes returning for her second appearance from London 2012.[2] Maria Andrade, who became Cape Verde's first taekwondo fighter at the Games, led her team as the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[3] Apart from taekwondo as the nation's Olympic debut, Cape Verde also staged its comeback in boxing and rhythmic gymnastics.

Cape Verde, however, has yet to win its first Olympic medal. Hurdler Jordin Andrade was the only Cape Verdean athlete to produce a best finish for the team at the Games, placing sixth with a national record in the semifinal heat of the men's 400 m hurdles.[4]

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

Cape Verdean athletes achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[5][6]

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

Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Jordin Andrade Men's 400 m hurdles 49.35 4 q N/A 49.32 6 Did not advance
Lidiane Lopes Women's 100 m 12.38 NR 4 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Cape Verde entered one boxer to compete in the men's super heavyweight division into the Olympic competition for the second time (first being in 2004). Davilson Morais had received an unused Olympic spot in the men's super heavyweight division as the next highest-ranked boxer, after Tunisia made its decision to decline a berth won by Aymen Trabelsi at the 2016 African Qualification Tournament.[7]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Davilson Morais Men's super heavyweight Bye  Joyce (GBR)
L TKO
Did not advance

Gymnastics[edit]

Rhythmic[edit]

Cape Verde received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a rhythmic gymnast in the individual all-around, marking the nation's Olympic return to the sport for the third time in history (the first and second being in 2004 and 2008, respectively).[8]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Elyane Boal Individual 9.833 10.033 9.991 8.783 38.640 26 Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Cape Verde entered one athlete into the taekwondo competition for the first time at the Olympics. Maria Andrade secured a spot in the women's flyweight category (49 kg) by virtue of her top two finish at the 2016 African Qualification Tournament in Agadir, Morocco.[9]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Maria Andrade Women's −49 kg  Wongpattanakit (THA)
L 6–18 PTG
Did not advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Cabo Verde considera 'histórico' presença de três atletas por mérito próprio" [Cape Verde considered a "historic presence" of three athletes in their own right] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 30 July 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  3. ^ da Moura, Bruno (4 August 2016). "Maria 'Zezinha' Andrade será a porta bandeira de Cabo Verde na cerimonia dos Jogos Olímpicos" [Maria ‘Zezinha’ Andrade will be Cape Verde's flag bearer in the Olympic opening ceremony] (in Portuguese). DTudo1Pouco. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  4. ^ Tust, Jay (16 August 2016). "Andrade almost sets personal record, but fails to qualify for finals". Northwest Cable News. Archived from the original on 13 October 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  5. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  6. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Rio 2016 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  7. ^ "135 quota places for Rio 2016 booked through the four AIBA Continental Olympic Qualification Tournaments". AIBA. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Lists of Rio 2016 qualifiers updated in Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline Gymnastics". FIG. 26 April 2016. Archived from the original on 26 April 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Ten countries secure Rio 2016 places at taekwondo African Qualification Tournament". World Taekwondo Federation. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2016.

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