Myanmar at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Myanmar at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Myanmar.svg
IOC code MYA
NOC Myanmar Olympic Committee
Website www.myasoc.org (in Burmese)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 7 in 5 sports
Flag bearer Yan Naing Soe[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Burma (1948-1988)

Myanmar 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 Olympics, although it had previous competed in most editions under the name Burma. Myanmar did not attend the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal for political reasons.

Myanmar Olympic Committee sent a team of seven athletes, four men and three women, to compete in five different sports at the Olympics.[2] The nation's roster size was relatively larger by a single athlete than those sent to both Beijing 2008 and London 2012 with six each. Most of them were awarded places in their respective sporting events through wild card entries and Tripartite Commission invitations, with the exception of pistol shooter Ye Tun Naung, who qualified directly for the Games on merit. Half-heavyweight judoka Yan Naing Soe led the delegation as the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1]

Myanmar, however, has yet to win its first Olympic medal. San Yu Htwe, who arrived in Rio de Janeiro on a Tripartite Commission invitation, overwhelmed some of the highest-ranked archers in two elimination rounds to produce a best result for Myanmar at the Games, before falling short of the third round to South Korea's defending champion Ki Bo-bae.[3]

Archery[edit]

Myanmar has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a female archer to the Olympic tournament.[4]

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
San Yu Htwe Women's individual 608 51  Kuoppa (FIN)
W 7–3
 Brown (USA)
W 7–3
 Ki B-b (KOR)
L 0–6
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Myanmar has received universality slots from IAAF to send two athletes (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[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 Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
San Naing Men's 5000 m 15:51.05 24 N/A Did not advance
Swe Li Myint Women's 800 m 2:16.98 8 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Myanmar has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a judoka competing in the men's half-heavyweight category (100 kg) to the Olympics.

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
Yan Naing Soe Men's −100 kg Bye  George (TTO)
W 002–000
 Frey (GER)
L 000–100
Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Myanmar has qualified one shooter in the men's pistol events by virtue of Ye Tun Naung's performances in the 2015 ISSF World Cup series and Asian Championships, as long as he obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by March 31, 2016.[7]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Ye Tun Naung Men's 10 m air pistol 572 33 Did not advance
Men's 50 m pistol 552 17 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)

Swimming[edit]

Myanmar have received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[8][9][10]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Thint Myaat Men's 100 m butterfly 1:02.54 43 Did not advance
Ei Ei Thet Women's 50 m freestyle 30.25 70 Did not advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Myanmar to send 7 athletes to Rio Olympics". Xinhua. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Htwe San Yu cements Myanmar's bracket-busting reputation". World Archery. 11 August 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Rio 2016 Qualification – Women" (PDF). World Archery Federation. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 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. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Men's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Women's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016.

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