Malawi at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Malawi at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Malawi.svg
IOC codeMAW
NOCOlympic and Commonwealth Games Association of Malawi
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors5 in 3 sports
Flag bearerKefasi Chitsala[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Rhodesia (1960)

Malawi competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's tenth appearance at the Summer Olympics. Malawi did not attend the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, because of its support to the African and United States-led boycott.

Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association of Malawi selected a squad of five athletes, three men and two women, to compete only in track and field, swimming, and archery (the nation's Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro) at the Games; all of them received their spots through wild card entries or Tripartite Commission invitations, without having qualified.[2] Long-distance runner Kefasi Chitsala acted as Malawi's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1] Malawi, however, has yet to win its first Olympic medal.

Archery[edit]

Malawi 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
Areneo David Men's individual 603 62  Pasqualucci (ITA)
L 0–6
Did not advance

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

Malawi has received two universality slots from IAAF to send two athletes (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[4][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

Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Kefasi Chitsala Men's 5000 m 14:52.89 23 Did not advance
Tereza Master Women's marathon N/A 2:48:34 98

Swimming[edit]

Malawi 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
Brave Lifa Men's 50 m freestyle 28.54 83 Did not advance
Ammara Pinto Women's 50 m freestyle 30.32 71 Did not advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Dancers thrill Malawi Team at Olympics". Malawi: The Daily Times. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 25 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 22 July 2016.
  5. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Rio 2016 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Malawi names record team for Rio 2016 Olympics Games". Malawi Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 19 August 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "Men's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Women's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016.

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