Grenada at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Grenada at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Grenada.svg
IOC code GRN
NOC Grenada Olympic Committee
Website www.grenadaolympic.com
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 7 in 2 sports
Flag bearer Kirani James[1]
Medals
Ranked 69th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Grenada competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's ninth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics.

Grenada Olympic Committee sent a total of seven athletes, five men and two women, to the Games, competing only in athletics and swimming.[2] The Grenadian team featured two returning athletes from London 2012; decathlete Kurt Felix and track sprinter Kirani James, who became the nation's first ever Olympic champion, earning the gold in the men's 400 metres. As the most successful athlete of the Games, James was selected to carry the Grenadian flag for the second consecutive time in the opening ceremony.[3]

Grenada left Rio de Janeiro with an Olympic silver medal won by James in the men's 400 metres, unable to defend his title from the previous Games.[4]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Kirani James Athletics Men's 400 m 14 August

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

Grenadian athletes have so far 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

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Kirani James 400 m 44.93 1 Q 44.02 1 Q 43.76 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Bralon Taplin 45.15 1 Q 44.44 1 Q 44.45 7
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Kurt Felix Result 10.93 7.42 14.77 2.07 49.14 SB 14.79 45.10 4.50 69.92 PB 4:30.53 PB 8323 9
Points 876 915 776 868 855 875 769 760 888 741
Lindon Victor Result 10.83 7.11 14.80 1.98 49.80 15.74 53.24 4.40 63.54 4:44.73 7998 16
Points 899 840 777 785 824 762 938 731 791 651
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Kanika Beckles 400 m 52.41 5 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

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

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Corey Ollivierre Men's 100 m breaststroke 1:08.68 46 Did not advance
Oreoluwa Cherebin Women's 100 m butterfly 1:10.40 41 Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Noel, Selwin (19 July 2016). "18-member Grenada Teram For Rio". Wee FM. Retrieved 14 September 2016. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Wray, Cheryl (5 August 2016). "Alabama's Kirani James carries flag for Grenada in Rio 2016 opening ceremonies". AL.com. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  4. ^ Bonesteel, Matt (22 August 2016). "All hail Grenada, your true Olympic champion". The Washington Post. Retrieved 14 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. ^ "Ready for Rio SPIRE swimmers train for 2016 Summer Olympics". Star Beacon. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "York YMCA swimmer to race at Olympics for Grenada". York Daily Record. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 

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