Malta at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Malta at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Malta.svg
IOC code MLT
NOC Malta Olympic Committee
Website www.nocmalta.org
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 7 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Andrew Chetcuti[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Malta competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's sixteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics, since its debut in 1928, although it failed to register any athletes in five other editions (1932, 1952, 1956, 1964, and 1976).

Malta Olympic Committee selected a team of seven athletes, four men and three women, to compete in four different sports at the Games; all of them granted wild card entries without having qualified.[1] The nation's roster in Rio de Janeiro was also a replication to those sent to Barcelona (1992), Atlanta (1996), and Sydney (2000), with an equal share of men and women. Among the sports represented by the athletes, Malta marked its Olympic debut in weightlifting.[2]

The Maltese delegation featured three returning Olympians, including double trap shooter and medal prospect William Chetcuti, who set a record as the first Maltese to participate in four straight Games. Joining him were freestyle swimming sprinters Nicola Muscat and Andrew Chetcuti, who became the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[3] Malta, however, has yet to win its first ever Olympic medal.

Athletics[edit]

Malta has received 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

Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Luke Bezzina Men's 100 m 11.04 3 Did not advance
Charlotte Wingfield Women's 100 m 11.86 1 Q 11.90 8 Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Malta has received two invitations from the Tripartite Commission to send shooters competing in the men's double trap and women's pistol events, respectively, to the Olympics.[7][8]

Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
William Chetcuti Men's double trap 125 17 Did not advance
Eleanor Bezzina Women's 10 m air pistol 379 22 N/A Did not advance
Women's 25 m pistol 562 36 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Malta has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[9][10][11]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Andrew Chetcuti Men's 100 m freestyle 51.37 51 Did not advance
Nicola Muscat Women's 50 m freestyle 26.60 53 Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Malta has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send Kyle Micallef in the men's light heavyweight category (85 kg) to the Olympics, signifying the nation's Olympic debut in the sport.[12]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Kyle Micallef Men's −85 kg 118 DNF DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Swimmer Andrew Chetcuti to be Malta's flag bearer in Rio". Times of Malta. 21 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Camilleri, Valhmore (20 July 2016). "Maltese athlete fails dope test". Times of Malta. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Camilleri, Valhmore (22 July 2016). "MOC defends its stance in Games selection process". Times of Malta. Retrieved 25 September 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. ^ "Olympics: Luke Bezzina set to replace Kevin Moore after doping case". Times of Malta. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "Rio 2016: Shooting sport Quota Places overview after exchanges and re-allocations". ISSF. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Men's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "Women's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "Rio 2016 Weightlifting – List of Athletes by Bodyweight Category" (pdf). International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 

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