Nicaragua at the 2016 Summer Olympics
|Nicaragua at the|
2016 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Comité Olímpico Nicaragüense|
|in Rio de Janeiro|
|Competitors||5 in 4 sports|
|Flag bearer||Rafael Lacayo|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
Nicaragua competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's thirteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics, with the exception of the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul because of its partial support to the North Korean boycott.
Nicaragua Olympic Committee (Spanish: Comité Olímpico Nicaragüense) sent the nation's smallest delegation to the Games since 2004. A total of five athletes, three men and two women, were selected to the Nicaraguan team across four different sports. Majority of Nicaraguan athletes made their Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro, except for butterfly swimmer Dalia Torrez Zamora, who attended her third Games as the oldest (aged 26) and most experienced competitor. Meanwhile, air pistol shooter Rafael Lacayo, the youngest of the team (aged 17), led the delegation as the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony. Nicaragua, 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
|Erick Rodríguez||Men's 1500 m||4:00.30||15||Did not advance|
|Rafael Lacayo||Men's 10 m air pistol||569||39||Did not advance|
Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)
|Miguel Mena||Men's 100 m freestyle||53.40||55||Did not advance|
|Dalia Torrez Zamora||Women's 100 m butterfly||1:05.81||39||Did not advance|
|Athlete||Event||Snatch||Clean & Jerk||Total||Rank|
|Scarleth Mercado||Women's −53 kg||66||11||89||10||155||10|
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