Cook Islands at the 2016 Summer Olympics
|Cook Islands at the|
2016 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee|
|in Rio de Janeiro|
|Competitors||9 in 5 sports|
|Flag bearer||Ella Nicholas|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee selected a team of nine athletes, four men and five women, for the Games across five different sports. It was the nation's largest delegation sent to the Olympics, beating the record of eight athletes who attended the London Games four years earlier. For the second straight time in history, Cook Islands was represented by more female than male athletes at an Olympic circuit.
The Cook Islands roster featured three returning Olympians from London 2012, including sprinter Patricia Taea (women's 100 m), weightlifter Luisa Peters (women's +75 kg), and slalom kayaker Ella Nicholas, who accepted the honor of being the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony, along with her older brother Bryden. Cook Islands, however, has yet to win an Olympic medal.
- 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
|Alex Beddoes||Men's 800 m||1:52.76||9||N/A||Did not advance|
|Patricia Taea||Women's 100 m||12.30||2 Q||12.41||8||Did not advance|
Cook Islands canoeists have qualified a maximum of one boat in each of the following classes. Because Australia and New Zealand both permitted to compete in the men's and women's K-1 through the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, the spots have been automatically awarded to the Cook Islands as no continental race would be held with less than three nations eligible.
|Run 1||Rank||Run 2||Rank||Best||Rank||Time||Rank||Time||Rank|
|Bryden Nicholas||Men's K-1||105.18||18||125.64||20||105.18||21||Did not advance|
|Ella Nicholas||Women's K-1||119.69||17||316.72||21||119.69||18||Did not advance|
Sailors from the Cook Islands have qualified one boat each in men's Laser and women's Laser Radial class through the individual fleet World Championships, and Oceanian qualifying regattas.
|Athlete||Event||Race||Net points||Final rank|
|Taua Henry||Men's Laser||40||39||43||34||37||40||45||44||41||EL||362||46|
|Teau McKenzie||Women's Laser Radial||30||36||35||34||32||33||35||34||35||EL||303||35|
M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race
|Wesley Roberts||Men's 1500 m freestyle||15:44.32||44||N/A||Did not advance|
|Tracy Keith-Matchitt||Women's 100 m freestyle||58.99||38||Did not advance|
|Athlete||Event||Snatch||Clean & Jerk||Total||Rank|
|Luisa Peters||Women's +75 kg||100||14||124||14||224||14|
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