Malta at the 2016 Summer Olympics
|Malta at the|
2016 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Malta Olympic Committee|
|in Rio de Janeiro|
|Competitors||7 in 4 sports|
|Flag bearer||Andrew Chetcuti|
|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. 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.
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. Malta, however, has yet to win its first ever Olympic medal.
- 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
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.
|Athlete||Event||Snatch||Clean & Jerk||Total||Rank|
|Kyle Micallef||Men's −85 kg||DNF||—||—||—||DNF|
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