Norway at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Norway at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Norway.svg
IOC code NOR
NOC Norwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
Website www.idrett.no (in Norwegian)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 62 in 13 sports
Flag bearer Ole Kristian Bryhn (opening)[1]
Kari Aalvik Grimsbø (closing)
Medals
Ranked 74th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
4
Total
4
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Norway competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. Since the nation's debut in 1900, Norwegian athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, except for two occasions: the sparsely attended 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis and the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, because of its partial support of the United States-led boycott.

Norwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports sent a team of 62 athletes, 29 men and 33 women, to compete in 13 sports at the Games.[2][3] For only the fourth time in Olympic history, Norwegian roster featured more female athletes than males, due to the attendance of the women's handball squad at the Games, returning as two-time defending champions.[4] Among the sports participated by the nation's athletes, Norway made its debut in golf (new to the 2016 Games) and triathlon, as well as returning to taekwondo after being absent from London 2012.

Topping the list of athletes on the Norwegian roster were mountain biker and Athens 2004 champion Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå, who qualified for her fifth Olympic cross-country race as the oldest and most experienced female competitor (aged 43), and rowing legend Olaf Tufte, who sought to add to his medal tally with a fourth medal at his sixth straight Olympics.[5]

Apart from Flesjå and Tufte, several Norwegian athletes also returned to compete in Rio de Janeiro, including handball team captain Kari Aalvik Grimsbø, middle-distance runner Henrik Ingebrigtsen in the men's 1500 m, Gambian-born sprinter Jaysuma Saidy Ndure, and small-bore rifle shooter and London 2012 finalist Ole-Kristian Bryhn, who was nominated by the committee to lead the delegation as the flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1][6]

Norway left Rio de Janeiro with four bronze medals, signifying the country's poorest Olympic performance since 1964, and the first time without any gold medals since 1984.[7] Greco-Roman wrestler Stig André Berge brought home the country's first medal in the sport after 24 years, while Tufte successfully completed a full set of medals by securing a bronze alongside his partner Kjetil Borch in the men's double sculls, following his silver from Sydney 2000, and two golds in the single sculls from Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, respectively.[8][9] Having entered the Games as two-time defending champions, the women's handball squad (led by Grimsbø) suffered a humiliating 37–38 defeat to Russia in the semifinals, but found some solace to overpower the Dutchwomen for the bronze.[10]

Medalists[edit]

Competitors[edit]

The following is the list of number of competitors participating in the Games. Note that reserves in handball are not counted as athletes:[11]

Archery[edit]

One Norwegian archer has qualified for the men's individual recurve at the Olympics by virtue of a top five national finish at the 2016 Archery World Cup meet in Antalya, Turkey.[12]

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
Bård Nesteng Men's individual 663 26  Yu G-l (TPE)
W 6–5
 Furukawa (JPN)
L 0–6
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Norwegian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[13][14]

On May 30, 2016, race walker Håvard Haukenes and long-distance runner Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal were the first Norwegian athletes in track and field to be officially selected to the Olympic roster.[15] Two-time Olympian Erik Tysse, marathon runner Sondre Nordstad Moen, and discus thrower Sven Martin Skagestad were named as part of the second batch of nominated athletes on June 19, 2016.[16] Eleven further athletes rounded out the track and field lineup for the Games on July 15, 2016.[17]

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 Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Jaysuma Saidy Ndure 200 m 20.78 =7 Did not advance
Filip Ingebrigtsen 1500 m DSQ Did not advance
Henrik Ingebrigtsen 3:38.50 5 Q 3:42.51 11 Did not advance
Karsten Warholm 400 m hurdles 48.49 1 Q 48.81 4 Did not advance
Sondre Nordstad Moen Marathon N/A 2:14:17 19
Erik Tysse 20 km walk N/A 1:26:06 48
Håvard Haukenes 50 km walk N/A 3:46:33 7
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Sven Martin Skagestad Discus throw 62.45 13 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ezinne Okparaebo 100 m Bye 11.43 4 Did not advance
Hedda Hynne 800 m 2:01.64 5 N/A Did not advance
Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal 5000 m 15:17.83 4 Q N/A 14:57.53 7
10000 m N/A 31:14.07 9
Isabelle Pedersen 100 m hurdles 12.86 3 Q N/A 12.88 3 Did not advance
Amalie Iuel 400 m hurdles 56.75 6 N/A Did not advance
Ingeborg Løvnes 3000 m steeplechase 9:44.85 13 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Tonje Angelsen High jump 1.80 32 Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Norwegian riders qualified for five quota places in the men's Olympic road race by virtue of their top 15 national finish in the 2015 UCI World Tour.[18] One additional spot was awarded to the Norwegian cyclist in the women's road race by virtue of her top 100 individual placement in the 2016 UCI World Rankings.[19]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Sven Erik Bystrøm Men's road race Did not finish
Edvald Boasson Hagen Men's road race Did not finish
Men's time trial 1:21:12.35 30
Vegard Stake Laengen Men's road race 6:30:05 50
Lars Petter Nordhaug 6:30:05 48
Vita Heine Women's road race 3:58:34 33
Women's time trial 50:23.39 25

Mountain biking[edit]

Norway has qualified one mountain biker for the women's Olympic cross-country race, as a result of her nation's tenth-place finish in the UCI Olympic Ranking List of May 25, 2016.

Athlete Event Time Rank
Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå Women's cross-country 1:33:34 10

BMX[edit]

Norwegian riders qualified for one men's quota place for BMX at the Olympics, as a result of the nation's top four finish in the UCI BMX Individual Ranking List of May 31, 2016. BMX rider Tore Navrestad were named as part of the second batch of nominated athletes to the Olympic roster on June 19, 2016.[16]

Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Points Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Tore Navrestad Men's BMX 36.484 28 19 6 Did not advance

Golf[edit]

Norway has entered three golfers into the Olympic tournament. Espen Kofstad (world no. 291), Suzann Pettersen (world no. 18), and Marianne Skarpnord (world no. 155) qualified directly among the top 60 eligible players for their respective individual events based on the IGF World Rankings as of 11 July 2016.[20][21]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Score Score Score Score Score Par Rank
Espen Kofstad Men's 72 76 69 69 286 +2 =43
Suzann Pettersen Women's 71 69 69 68 277 −7 10
Marianne Skarpnord 69 66 75 73 283 −1 =25

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Norway has entered one artistic gymnast into the Olympic competition for the first time since 2000. Stian Skjerahaug had claimed his Olympic spot in the men's apparatus and all-around events at the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro.[22]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Stian Skjerahaug All-around 14.166 14.233 13.266 14.700 14.266 13.700 84.331 32 Did not advance

Handball[edit]

Summary

Key:

  • ET – After extra time
  • P – Match decided by penalty-shootout.

Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Norway women's Women's tournament  Brazil
L 28–31
 Spain
W 27–24
 Angola
W 30–20
 Montenegro
W 28–19
 Romania
W 28–27
2  Sweden
W 33–20
 Russia
L 37–38ET
 Netherlands
W 36–26
3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Women's tournament[edit]

The Norwegian women's handball team qualified for the Olympics by winning the 2015 World Championships in Denmark.[23]

Team roster

The following is the Norwegian roster in the women's handball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[24]

Head coach: Iceland Thorir Hergeirsson

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Kari Aalvik Grimsbø (1985-01-04)4 January 1985 (aged 31) 1.80 m 137 0 Hungary Győri ETO
2 LB Mari Molid (1990-08-08)8 August 1990 (aged 25) 1.78 m 92 56 Denmark Randers HK
3 CB Emilie Hegh Arntzen (1994-01-01)1 January 1994 (aged 22) 1.83 m 32 18 Norway Byåsen HE
4 LB Veronica Kristiansen (1990-07-10)10 July 1990 (aged 26) 1.75 m 70 189 Denmark FC Midtjylland
5 LB Ida Alstad (1985-06-13)13 June 1985 (aged 31) 1.72 m 135 308 Norway Byåsen HE
6 P Heidi Løke (1982-12-12)12 December 1982 (aged 33) 1.73 m 166 619 Hungary Győri ETO
9 RB Nora Mørk (1991-04-05)5 April 1991 (aged 25) 1.69 m 77 329 Hungary Győri ETO
10 CB Stine Bredal Oftedal (1991-09-25)25 September 1991 (aged 24) 1.68 m 115 228 France Issy-Paris Hand
14 P Marit Malm Frafjord (1985-11-25)25 November 1985 (aged 30) 1.82 m 175 357 Norway Larvik HK
16 GK Katrine Lunde (1980-03-30)30 March 1980 (aged 36) 1.80 m 253 3 Russia Rostov-Don
18 RW Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth Koren (1984-08-01)1 August 1984 (aged 32) 1.75 m 271 967 Norway Larvik HK
22 RW Amanda Kurtović (1991-07-25)25 July 1991 (aged 25) 1.75 m 73 183 Norway Larvik HK
23 LW Camilla Herrem (1986-10-08)8 October 1986 (aged 29) 1.67 m 184 483 Republic of Macedonia Vardar
24 LW Sanna Solberg (1990-06-16)16 June 1990 (aged 26) 1.78 m 76 137 Norway Larvik HK
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil (H) 5 4 0 1 138 117 +21 8 Quarter-finals
2  Norway 5 4 0 1 141 121 +20 8
3  Spain 5 3 0 2 125 116 +9 6
4  Angola 5 2 0 3 116 128 −12 4
5  Romania 5 2 0 3 108 119 −11 4
6  Montenegro 5 0 0 5 107 134 −27 0
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.
(H) Host.
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
09:30
Norway  28–31  Brazil Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,780
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Mørk 12 (16–17) Belo 12
Suspension 2×Yellow card Report Suspension 2×Yellow card 1×Red card

8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
14:40
Spain  24–27  Norway Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Cabral 5 (10–11) Kristiansen 7
Suspension 2×Yellow card Report Suspension 4×Yellow card 1×Red card

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
16:40
Norway  30–20  Angola Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Mørk 8 (16–8) Guialo 8
Suspension 2×Yellow card Report Suspension 2×Yellow card 1×Red card

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
16:40
Montenegro  19–28  Norway Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Jauković 5 (11–16) Mørk 6
Suspension 2×Yellow card Report Suspension 3×Yellow card

14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
16:40
Norway  28–27  Romania Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Alpaidze, Berekzina (RUS)
Kristiansen 7 (14–13) Neagu 11
Suspension 3×Yellow card Report Suspension 3×Yellow card

Quarterfinal
16 August 2016 (2016-08-16)
17:00
Sweden  20–33  Norway Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Gulldén 9 (7–19) Oftedal 6
Suspension 3×Yellow card Report Suspension 2×Yellow card

Semifinal
18 August 2016 (2016-08-18)
20:30
Norway  37–38 (ET)  Russia Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Mørk 14 (16–18) Bobrovnikova 8
Suspension 3×Yellow card Report Suspension 4×Yellow card

FT: 31–31 ET: 6–7


Bronze medal match
20 August 2016 (2016-08-20)
11:30
Netherlands  26–36  Norway Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Groot 6 (13–19) Mørk 7
 3×Yellow card Report Suspension 1×Yellow card

Rowing[edit]

Norway has qualified three boats for each of the following rowing classes into the Olympic regatta. Two rowing crews had confirmed Olympic places for their boats each in the men's single sculls and men's pair at the 2015 FISA World Championships in Lac d'Aiguebelette, France, while the men's double sculls rowers had added one more boat to the Norwegian roster as a result of their top two finish at the 2016 European & Final Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland. The rowing team was named as part of the first batch of nominated athletes to the Olympic roster on May 30, 2016.[15]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Nils Jakob Hoff Men's single sculls 7:17.47 1 QF Bye 6:57.94 3 SA/B 7:39.12 6 FB 7:02.66 11
Kjetil Borch
Olaf Tufte
Men's double sculls 6:30.58 2 SA/B Bye N/A 6:13.50 2 FA 6:53.25 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Kristoffer Brun
Are Strandli
Men's lightweight double sculls 6:24.81 1 SA/B Bye N/A 6:38.65 2 FA 6:31.39 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

Norwegian sailors have qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the individual fleet Worlds, and European qualifying regattas.[25]

On May 30, 2016, returning Olympian Kristian Ruth (Laser), along with Finn yachtsman Anders Pedersen and skiff sisters Ragna and Maia Agerup, were the first Norwegian sailors to be officially selected to the Olympic roster.[15] Meanwhile, windsurfer Maria Mollestad and Laser Radial sailor Tiril Bue rounded out the crew selection as part of the second batch of nominated athletes on June 19, 2016.[16]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Kristian Ruth Laser UFD 13 32 2 29 16 25 BFD 15 30 N/A EL 209 27
Anders Pedersen Finn 8 16 18 8 22 16 9 14 5 15 N/A EL 32 17
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Maria Mollestad RS:X 14 10 20 14 18 20 14 6 11 7 17 11 EL 142 12
Tiril Bue Laser Radial 18 18 13 6 19 24 22 25 18 27 N/A EL 163 23
Maia Agerup
Ragna Agerup
49erFX 10 18 15 17 9 17 13 4 6 13 17 11 EL 132 14

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race

Shooting[edit]

Norwegian shooters have achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2014 and 2015 ISSF World Championships, the 2015 ISSF World Cup series, and European Championships or Games, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by March 31, 2016.[26] Two-time Olympian Are Hansen, along with returnees Odd Arne Brekne, Ole Kristian Bryhn, and Malin Westerheim from London 2012, were named to the Olympic roster at the Munich leg of the ISSF World Cup series on June 1, 2016.[27]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Odd Arne Brekne Men's 50 m rifle prone 620.9 28 Did not advance
Men's 50 m rifle 3 positions 1171 13 Did not advance
Ole Kristian Bryhn Men's 10 m air rifle 617.9 40 Did not advance
Men's 50 m rifle prone 616.7 43 Did not advance
Men's 50 m rifle 3 positions 1777 3 Q 400.4 8
Are Hansen Men's 10 m air rifle 624.4 10 Did not advance
Malin Westerheim Women's 10 m air rifle 412.2 30 Did not advance
Women's 50 m rifle 3 positions 578 17 Did not advance

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

Swimming[edit]

Norwegian swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[28][29]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Henrik Christiansen Men's 200 m freestyle 1:50.09 40 Did not advance
Men's 400 m freestyle 3:47.90 17 N/A Did not advance
Men's 1500 m freestyle 14:55.40 8 Q N/A 15:02.66 8
Susann Bjørnsen Women's 50 m freestyle 25.05 24 Did not advance
Women's 100 m freestyle 55.35 27 Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Norway entered one athlete into the taekwondo competition at the Olympics. Tina Skaar secured a place in the women's heavyweight category (+67 kg) by virtue of her top two finish at the 2016 European Qualification Tournament in Istanbul, Turkey.[30]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Tina Skaar Women's +67 kg  Mandić (SRB)
L 2–8
Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Norway has entered one triathlete to compete at the Games. Kristian Blummenfelt was ranked among the top 43 eligible triathletes in the men's event based on the ITU Olympic Qualification List as of May 15, 2016.[31]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Kristian Blummenfelt Men's 17:39 0:49 56:12 0:34 32:17 1:47:31 13

Wrestling[edit]

Norway has qualified two wrestlers for each of the following weight classes into the Olympic competition. One of them had claimed an Olympic spot in the men's Greco-Roman 59 kg with his semifinal triumph at the initial meet of the World Qualification Tournament in Ulaanbaatar, while the other did the same feat in the women's freestyle 69 kg at the final meet in Istanbul.[32][33]

Key:

  • VT – Victory by Fall.
  • PP – Decision by Points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO – Decision by Points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST – Decision by points – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.

Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Stig André Berge −59 kg  Lee J-b (KOR)
W 3–0 PO
 Daurov (BLR)
W 3–0 PO
 Ota (JPN)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance Bye  Kebispayev (KAZ)
W 3–0 PO
 Bayramov (AZE)
W 3–1 PP
3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Signe Marie Store −69 kg Bye  Fransson (SWE)
L 0−3 PO
Did not advance 18

See also[edit]

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