Qatar at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Qatar at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Qatar.svg
IOC code QAT
NOC Qatar Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.qa/en (in English) (in Arabic)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 38 in 10 sports
Flag bearer Sheikh Ali Al-Thani[1]
Medals
Ranked 69th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Qatar 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.

The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) sent the nation's largest ever delegation to the Games. A total of 38 athletes, 36 men and 2 women, were selected to the Qatari team across ten different sports, roughly more than a triple of its full roster size at London 2012.[2] Twenty-three of them were born outside Qatar, including eleven handball players, two boxers, a table tennis player, and a beach volleyballer.[3] In addition to three aforementioned sports, Qatar marked its Olympic debut in equestrian jumping and judo, as well as its return to weightlifting after 12 years.

The Qatari team was highlighted by two of its prominent athletes and Olympic bronze medalists from the previous Games: high jumper and current Asian record holder Mutaz Essa Barshim, and skeet shooter Nasser Al-Attiyah, who attended his sixth Games as the oldest and most experienced competitor (aged 45).[4] Other notable athletes on the Qatari delegation also included Asia's fastest sprinter Femi Ogunode, table tennis legend Li Ping, freestyle swimmer Nada Arkaji, and equestrian rider Sheikh Ali Al-Thani, who eventually served as the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[5]

Qatar left Rio de Janeiro with a historic silver-medal feat by Barshim, upgrading his bronze from London four years earlier. Meanwhile, Al-Thani and hammer thrower Ashraf Amgad Elseify narrowly missed out of the podium to join with Barshim on the nation's medal tally, finishing among the top six in their respective sporting events.[6]

Medalists[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Qatari athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[7][8]

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 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Femi Ogunode 100 m Bye 10.28 5 Did not advance
200 m 20.36 4 N/A Did not advance
Abdelalelah Haroun 400 m 45.76 2 Q N/A 46.66 7 Did not advance
Abubaker Haydar Abdalla 800 m 1:47.81 5 N/A Did not advance
Abdulrahman Musaeb Balla DNS N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Mutaz Essa Barshim High jump 2.29 =1 Q 2.36 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Ahmed Bader Magour Javelin throw 77.19 16 Did not advance
Ashraf Amgad Elseify Hammer throw 73.47 12 q 75.46 5
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Dalal Mesfer Al-Harith 400 m 1:07.12 7 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Qatar has entered two boxers to compete in each of the following weight classes into the Olympic boxing tournament, signifying the nation's debut in the sport. Turkish-born Hakan Erşeker had claimed his Olympic place as a quarterfinalist losing to the eventual champion Enrico Lacruz of the Netherlands at the 2016 AIBA World Qualifying Tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan.[9][10] Meanwhile, light welterweight boxer Thulasi Tharumalingam secured an additional place on the Qatari roster with his semifinal triumph at the 2016 APB and WSB Olympic Qualifier in Vargas, Venezuela.[11]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Hakan Erşeker Men's lightweight  Tojibaev (UZB)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Thulasi Tharumalingam Men's light welterweight  Baatarsükh (MGL)
L 0–3
Did not advance

Equestrian[edit]

Qatar has entered a team of four jumping riders into the Olympic equestrian competition with a first-place finish at the 2015 FEI Nations Cup Series in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, signifying the nation's debut in the sport.[12][13]

Jumping[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Hamad Al-Attiyah Appagino Individual 8 =53 Q 5 13 50 Q DNS Did not advance
Ali Al-Rumaihi Gunder 1 =25 Q 1 2 14 Q 2 4 =7 Q 4 =16 Q 1 5 =16 5 =16
Sheikh Ali Al-Thani First Division 0 =1 Q 4 4 =15 Q 1 5 =13 Q 0 =1 Q 0 0 =1 JO 8 6
Bassem Hassan Mohammed Dejavu 4 =27 Q 4 8 =30 Q 5 13 33 Q 8 =28 Did not advance 8 =28
Hamad Al-Attiyah
Ali Al-Rumaihi
Sheikh Ali Al-Thani
Bassem Hassan Mohammed
See above Team 5 7 9 N/A 9 Did not advance N/A 9 9

"#" indicates that the score of this rider does not count in the team competition, since only the best three results of a team are counted.

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
Qatar men's Men's tournament  Croatia
W 30–23
 France
L 20–35
 Tunisia
D 25–25
 Denmark
L 25–26
 Argentina
W 22–18
4  Germany
L 22–34
Did not advance 8

Men's tournament[edit]

Qatar men's handball team qualified for the Olympics by winning the title and securing a lone outright berth at the 2015 Asian Qualification Tournament in Doha, signifying the nation's debut in the sport.[14]

Team roster

The following is the Qatari roster in the men's handball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[15][16]

Head coach: Spain Valero Rivera López

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 RB Žarko Marković (1986-06-01)1 June 1986 (aged 30) 1.96 m 22 152 Qatar El Jaish
4 LB Hassan Mabrouk (1982-07-29)29 July 1982 (aged 34) 1.90 m 30 64 Qatar El Jaish
5 LB Marko Bagarić (1985-12-31)31 December 1985 (aged 30) 2.01 m Qatar Al Rayyan
6 RB Mustafa Alsaltialkrad (1987-03-16)16 March 1987 (aged 29) 1.86 m
7 LB Bertrand Roiné (1981-02-17)17 February 1981 (aged 35) 1.98 m 40 70 Qatar Al Ahli
9 LB Rafael Capote (1987-10-05)5 October 1987 (aged 28) 1.96 m 34 131 Qatar El Jaish
11 LW Abdulrazzaq Murad (1990-06-29)29 June 1990 (aged 26) 1.86 m 77 169 Qatar Al-Gharafa
12 GK Danijel Šarić (1977-06-27)27 June 1977 (aged 39) 1.95 m 22 0 Spain Barcelona
13 RW Eldar Memišević (1992-06-21)21 June 1992 (aged 24) 1.78 m 100 196 Qatar El Jaish
14 P Bassel Al-Rayes (1979-03-04)4 March 1979 (aged 37) 1.80 m 36 146 Qatar Al Rayyan
15 RW Nasreddine Megdich (1991-08-29)29 August 1991 (aged 24) 1.78 m 16 27 Qatar Al Rayyan
16 GK Goran Stojanović (1977-02-24)24 February 1977 (aged 39) 1.91 m 37 0 Qatar El Jaish
19 P Borja Vidal (1981-12-25)25 December 1981 (aged 34) 2.06 m 34 79 Qatar Al-Qiyada
25 CB Kamalaldin Mallash (1992-01-01)1 January 1992 (aged 24) 1.80 m 62 109 Qatar El Jaish
94 LB Ameen Zakkar (1994-06-15)15 June 1994 (aged 22) 1.95 m 35 62 Qatar Al Rayyan
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Croatia 5 4 0 1 147 134 +13 8[a] Quarter-finals
2  France 5 4 0 1 152 126 +26 8[a]
3  Denmark 5 3 0 2 136 127 +9 6
4  Qatar 5 2 1 2 122 127 −5 5
5  Argentina 5 1 0 4 110 126 −16 2
6  Tunisia 5 0 1 4 118 145 −27 1
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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Croatia 29–28 France
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
09:30
Croatia  23–30  Qatar Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Štrlek 5 (8–15) Marković 10
Suspension 3×Yellow card Report Suspension 1×Yellow card

9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
09:30
Qatar  20–35  France Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
three players 4 (13–16) Abalo 7
Suspension 2×Yellow card Report Suspension 3×Yellow card

11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
09:30
Tunisia  25–25  Qatar Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Boughanmi 8 (12–11) Capote 12
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13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
14:40
Denmark  26–25  Qatar Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Rashed, El-Sayed (EGY)
Svan 7 (14–14) Markovic 7
Suspension 4×Yellow card Report Suspension 3×Yellow card

15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
21:50
Qatar  22–18  Argentina Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Capote, Memišević 4 (12–9) Simonet 5
Suspension 3×Yellow card Report Suspension 4×Yellow card

Quarterfinal
17 August 2016 (2016-08-17)
13:30
Germany  34–22  Qatar Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
three players 5 (16–12) Capote 9
Suspension 3×Yellow card Report Suspension 3×Yellow card

Judo[edit]

Qatar has qualified one judoka for the men's lightweight category (73 kg) at the Games, signifying the nation's debut in the sport. Morad Zemouri earned a continental quota spot from the Asian region, as Qatar's top-ranked judoka outside a direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.[17]

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
Morad Zemouri Men's−73 kg Bye  van Tichelt (BEL)
L 000–100
Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Qatari shooters have achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2015 ISSF World Cup series, and Asian Championships, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) as of March 31, 2016.[18]

Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Nasser Al-Attiyah Men's skeet 111 31 Did not advance
Rashid Saleh Hamad 109 32 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Qatar has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[19][20][21]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Noah Al-Khulaifi Men's 100 m backstroke 1:07.47 39 Did not advance
Nada Arkaji Women's 100 m butterfly 1:18.86 45 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Qatar has entered one athlete into the table tennis competition at the Games. Chinese import Li Ping secured the Olympic spot in the men's singles as the highest-ranked table tennis player coming from the West Asia zone at the Asian Qualification Tournament in Hong Kong.[22]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Li Ping Men's singles Bye  Pattantyús (HUN)
W 4–0
 Ovtcharov (GER)
L 3–4
Did not advance

Volleyball[edit]

Beach[edit]

Qatar men's beach volleyball team qualified directly for the Olympics by winning the final match over China at the AVC Continental Cup in Cairns, Australia, signifying the nation's debut in the sport.[9][23]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Jefferson Pereira
Cherif Younousse
Men's Pool F
 GibbPatterson (USA)
L 0 – 2 (16–21, 16–21)
 GaviraHerrera (ESP)
W 2 – 1 (13–21, 21–18, 15–12)
 HuberSeidl (AUT)
W 2 – 1 (18–21, 21–19, 15–12)
2 Q  Krasilnikov
Semenov (RUS)
L 0 – 2 (13–21, 13–21)
Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Qatar has received an unused quota place from IWF to send a male weightlifter to the Olympics, signifying the nation's comeback to the sport for the first time since 2004.[9][24]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Faris Ibrahim Men's −85 kg 158 =10 203 7 361 8

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