Mauritius at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Mauritius at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Mauritius.svg
IOC codeMRI
NOCMauritius Olympic Committee
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors12 in 8 sports
Flag bearerKate Foo Kune[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Mauritius competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's ninth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics.

Mauritius Olympic Committee confirmed a team of 11 athletes, five men and six women, to compete in eight sports at the Games.[2] The nation's roster in Rio de Janeiro was relatively larger than those sent to both Beijing 2008 and London 2012 by a single athlete. Among the sports represented by the athletes, Mauritius marked its Olympic comeback in badminton and weightlifting after an eight-year absence.

Three Mauritian athletes returned from the previous Games, including judoka Christianne Legentil (women's 52 kg), freestyle swimmer Heather Arseth, and triathlete Fabienne St. Louis, who was able to compete despite being diagnosed with salivary gland cancer eight months earlier.[3] Meanwhile, Africa's top-ranked badminton player and 2010 Youth Olympian Kate Foo Kune was selected by the committee to carry the Mauritian flag at the opening ceremony.[1]

For the second consecutive time, Mauritius left Rio de Janeiro without a single Olympic medal. Unable to reach the final, Legentil managed to reproduce her seventh-place feat from London 2012 as the most successful finish for the Mauritians at these Games, losing the match to Russia's Natalia Kuziutina in the repechage round.[4]

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

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

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
David Carver Marathon 2:26:16 102
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Jonathan Drack Triple jump 16.21 28 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Aurelie Alcindor 200 m 24.55 7 Did not advance

Badminton[edit]

Mauritius has qualified one badminton player for the women's singles into the Olympic tournament. Kate Foo Kune picked up a continental berth as Africa's top shuttler based on her performance in the BWF World Rankings as of 5 May 2016, signifying the country's return to the sport after a 16-year hiatus.[7]

Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Kate Foo Kune Women's singles  Buranaprasertsuk (THA)
L (7–21, 18–21)
 Chen H-y (AUS)
W (21–16, 21–19)
2 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Mauritius has entered two boxers to compete in the following weight classes into the Olympic boxing tournament. Merven Clair and top seeded boxer Kennedy St-Pierre had claimed their Olympic spots at the 2016 African Qualification Tournament in Yaoundé, Cameroon.[8]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Merven Clair Men's middleweight  Abdin (EGY)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Kennedy St-Pierre Men's heavyweight Bye  Bouloudinat (ALG)
W 2–1
 Levit (KAZ)
L 0–3
Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Mauritius has qualified one judoka for the women's half-lightweight category (52 kg) at the Games. London 2012 quarterfinalist Christianne Legentil earned a continental quota spot from the African region as Mauritius' top-ranked judoka based on points in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.[9]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Christianne Legentil Women's −52 kg  Fahmy (KSA)
W 100–000
 Cohen (ISR)
W 001–000
 Kelmendi (KOS)
L 000–000 S
Did not advance  Kuziutina (RUS)
L 000–100
Did not advance 7

Swimming[edit]

Mauritius has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[10][11][12]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Bradley Vincent Men's 100 m freestyle 50.89 49 Did not advance
Heather Arseth Women's 100 m freestyle 58.89 37 Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Mauritius has entered one triathlete to compete at the Games. London 2012 Olympian Fabienne St Louis was selected as the highest-ranked triathlete from Africa in the women's event based on the ITU Points List.[13]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Fabienne St. Louis Women's 25:30 Did not finish

Weightlifting[edit]

Mauritius has received an unused quota place from IWF to send a female weightlifter to the Olympics, signifying the nation's return to the sport after an eight-year hiatus.[14][15]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Roilya Ranaivosoa Women's −48 kg 80 8 93 10 173 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Porte-drapeau de la délégation Mauricienne : Kate Foo Kune, l'histoire retiendra" [Kate Foo Kune made history, will be the flag bearer for the Mauritian delegation] (in French). Le Mauricien. 23 July 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  2. ^ "12 athlètes mauriciens au JO 2016" [12 Mauritian athletes at the 2016 Olympics] (in French). La Gazette de Maurice. 1 August 2016. Archived from the original on 27 September 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  3. ^ Reardon, Morgan (22 August 2016). "Inspiring athlete overcomes cancer diagnosis to compete at the Rio Olympics". United Kingdom: The Sun. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Rio 2016 – Judo : Christianne Legentil, 7e comme à Londres" [Rio 2016 – Judo: Christianne Legentil finished seventh, same result as London] (in French). Le Mauricien. 8 August 2016. Archived from the original on 27 September 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  5. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  6. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Rio 2016 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  7. ^ Sukumar, Dev (5 May 2016). "Provisional List of Olympic Qualifiers Published". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 8 May 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Weekend's finalists confirmed as first boxers from African Olympic qualification event secure quota places for Rio". AIBA. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Men's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Women's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  13. ^ "National Federations select athletes for Rio Olympics". International Triathlon Union. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  14. ^ "Second day of the IWF Executive Board meeting in Tbilisi". International Weightlifting Federation. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  15. ^ "Rio 2016 Weightlifting – List of Athletes by Bodyweight Category" (PDF). International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved 21 July 2016.

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