Liberia at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Liberia at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Liberia.svg
NOCLiberia National Olympic Committee
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors2 in 1 sport
Flag bearerEmmanuel Matadi[1]
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Liberia competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's twelfth appearance at the Olympics since its debut in 1956, except for three occasions. Liberia failed to register any athletes at both the 1968 and 1992 Summer Olympics, and also joined the rest of the African nations to boycott the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.

The Liberian team featured two track and field athletes at the Games: sprinters Mariam Kromah and Emmanuel Matadi, who was selected to carry the nation's flag in the opening ceremony.[1][2] Liberia, however, has yet to win its first Olympic medal, as neither of the athletes passed the first round of their respective sporting events.

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

Liberian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[3][4][5]

  • 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
  • NM = No mark

Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Emmanuel Matadi Men's 100 m Bye 10.31 6 Did not advance
Men's 200 m 20.49 5 N/A Did not advance
Mariam Kromah Women's 400 m 52.79 5 N/A Did not advance


  1. ^ a b "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. ^ Frederick, Jace (9 August 2016). "St. Paul sprinter Emmanuel Matadi bears Liberia's flag and hopes". St. Paul Pioneer Press. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  3. ^ " – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  4. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Rio 2016 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  5. ^ Stewart, Megan. "Table for one? Meet the 10 smallest delegations at Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 21 September 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.

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