Libya at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Libya at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Libya.svg
IOC codeLBA
NOCLibyan Olympic Committee
Websiteolympic.ly (in Arabic)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors7 in 6 sports
Flag bearerMohamed Fuad Hrezi[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Libya competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's eleventh appearance at the Olympics since its debut at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo; seven of them were represented by the Libyan athletes under the name Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

Libyan Olympic Committee sent a total of seven athletes, six men and one woman, to compete in six sports at the Games; all of them made their Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro. Notable Libyan athletes were breaststroke swimmer Daniah Hagul, the lone female and the youngest of the team (aged 17), and marathon runner Mohamed Fuad Hrezi, who was awarded the honor of carrying the Libyan flag in the opening ceremony.[2] Libya, however, has yet to win its first ever Olympic medal.

Archery[edit]

Libya has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a male archer to the Olympic tournament, signifying the nation's Olympic debut in the sport.[3]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Ali El-Ghrari Men's individual 568 63  Ellison (USA)
L 0–6
Did not advance

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

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

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 Final
Result Rank
Mohamed Fuad Hrezi Men's marathon 2:21:17 77

Judo[edit]

Libya has qualified one judoka for the men's extra-lightweight category (60 kg) at the Games. Mohamed El-Kawisah earned a continental quota spot from the African region, as the highest-ranked Libyan judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.[6]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mohamed El-Kawisah Men's −60 kg Bye  Smetov (KAZ)
L 000–100
Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

Libya has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a rower in the men's single sculls to the Rio regatta, signifying the nation's Olympic debut in the sport.

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Al-Hussein Gambour Men's single sculls 7:43.85 5 R 7:45.09 4 SE/F Bye 8:13.17 4 FF 7:41.77 32

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Swimming[edit]

Libya has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[7][8][9]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ahmed Attellesey Men's 50 m freestyle 23.89 53 Did not advance
Daniah Hagul Women's 100 m breaststroke 1:25:47 43 Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Libya entered one athlete into the taekwondo competition at the Olympics for the first time since 2004. Yousef Shriha secured a spot in the men's flyweight category (58 kg) by virtue of his top two finish at the 2016 African Qualification Tournament in Agadir, Morocco.[10]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Yousef Shriha Men's −58 kg  Navarro (MEX)
L 9–23 PTG
Did not advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. ^ Zaptia, Sami (6 August 2016). "Libya's Olympic team of seven take part in opening ceremony". Libya Herald. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Rio 2016 Qualification – Men" (PDF). World Archery Federation. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  4. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  5. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Rio 2016 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  6. ^ "IJF Officially Announces Qualified Athletes for Rio 2016 Olympic Games". International Judo Federation. 23 June 2016. Archived from the original on 7 July 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Men's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Women's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  10. ^ "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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