Papua New Guinea at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Papua New Guinea at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg
IOC codePNG
NOCPapua New Guinea Olympic Committee
Websitewww.pngolympic.org
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors8 in 6 sports
Flag bearerRyan Pini[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Papua New Guinea competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's tenth appearance at the Summer Olympics.

Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC) sent a team of eight athletes, six men and two women, to compete in six sports at the Games, matching the nation's roster size with London 2012.[2] Attending his fourth and final Olympics as the oldest (aged 34) and most experienced competitor, butterfly swimmer and former top 8 finalist Ryan Pini reprised his role of leading the delegation for the second time as Papua New Guinea's flag bearer in the opening ceremony, the first having done so eight years earlier in Beijing.[1][3] Apart from Pini, the Papua New Guinean roster also featured 18-year-old taekwondo fighter Maxemillion Kassman, along with his aunt Samantha, and two returning Olympians from London 2012: sprinter Toea Wisil (women's 100 metres) and judoka Raymond Ovinou (men's 66 kg).[2]

Papua New Guinea, however, has yet to win its first-ever Olympic medal.

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

Papua New Guinean athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[4][5]

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 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Theo Piniau Men's 200 m 22.14 8 N/A Did not advance
Toea Wisil Women's 100 m Bye 11.48 4 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Papua New Guinea has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a male boxer competing in the lightweight division to the Games, signifying the nation's return to the sport after an eight-year hiatus.[6][7]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Thadius Katua Men's lightweight  Abdurashidov (RUS)
L 0–3
Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Papua New Guinea has qualified one judoka for the men's half-lightweight category (66 kg) at the Games. London 2012 Olympian Raymond Ovinou earned a continental quota spot from the Oceania region, as Papua New Guinea's top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.[8]

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
Raymond Ovinou Men's −66 kg  Bouchard (CAN)
L 000–100
Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Papua New Guinea has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send a male swimmer to the Olympics.[9][10]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ryan Pini Men's 100 m butterfly 53.24 =30 Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Papua New Guinea entered two athletes into the taekwondo competition. Maxemillion Kassman and his aunt Samantha secured spots each in the men's lightweight (68 kg) and women's heavyweight category (+67 kg) respectively by virtue of their top finish at the 2016 Oceania Qualification Tournament in Port Moresby.[11]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Maxemillion Kassman Men's −68 kg  Achab (BEL)
L 1–15 PTG
Did not advance
Samantha Kassman Women's +67 kg  Walkden (GBR)
L 1–14 PTG
Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Papua New Guinea has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send Morea Baru in the men's featherweight category (62 kg) to the Olympics.[7]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Morea Baru Men's −62 kg 126 6 164 6 290 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Taule, Troy (22 July 2016). "Pini to be PNG flag bearer at Rio Olympics". Papua New Guinea: Loop.
  2. ^ a b Lavett, Elijah (19 July 2016). "Eight Athletes to Represent PNG in Rio Olympics". EM TV. Archived from the original on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Ryan Pini ready for Olympic swansong". Solomon Star. 27 July 2016. Archived from the original on 1 October 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  4. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  5. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Rio 2016 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Olympic Games Tripartite Commission confirms its five Invitation Places for the men's Rio 2016 boxing competition". AIBA. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Katua and Baru going to Rio". Loop PNG. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Rio 2016 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Rio 2016. FINA. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  11. ^ "8 Taekwondo Athletes, Including 2 'Family Affairs,' Win Places for Rio Olympics at Oceania Tournament". World Taekwondo Federation. 27 February 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2016.

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