Slovenia at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Slovenia at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Slovenia.svg
IOC code SLO
NOC Slovenian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.si (in Slovene) (in English)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 60 in 12 sports
Flag bearer Vasilij Žbogar (opening)[1]
Tanja Žakelj (closing)
Medals
Ranked 45th
Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
1
Total
4
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Austria (1912)
 Yugoslavia (1920–1988)
Three of four medalists at a promotional event in Ljubljana after the Games: Vasilij Žbogar (silver), Tina Trstenjak (gold) and Peter Kauzer (silver)

Slovenia competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's seventh consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics as an independent nation.

The Slovenian Olympic Committee (Slovene: Olimpijski Komite Slovenije) fielded a team of 60 athletes, 36 men and 24 women, across 12 sports at the Games.[2] It was the nation's fourth largest delegation sent to the Summer Olympics, but the smallest since 1996. Men's handball was the only team sport in which Slovenia qualified for the Games, returning to the Olympics after being absent from the previous two editions.[3]

Of the 60 participants, twenty-one of them had past Olympic experience, with sailing legend Vasilij Žbogar (bronze in Laser, Athens 2004, and silver in Beijing 2008) headed to his fifth straight Games as the most experienced competitor and a potential medal favorite in the Finn class.[3] The only medalist returning from the previous Games to compete in Rio de Janeiro, Žbogar was selected by the committee to lead the Slovenian delegation as the flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1][4] Other notable Slovenian athletes included world judo champion Tina Trstenjak in the women's 63 kg, two-time slalom kayak world champion Peter Kauzer, and whitewater canoeist and three-time world medalist Benjamin Savšek.

Slovenia left Rio de Janeiro with four medals (1 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze), which matched its overall tally from both Athens 2004 and London 2012.[5] Among the nation's medalists were Trstenjak, who succeeded her personal hero Urška Žolnir to become the Olympic champion in the women's 63 kg; Kauzer, who improved upon his sixth-place feat from London by taking a silver in the men's slalom K-1; and Žbogar, who capped off his fifth Games with a silver and third medal overall of his Olympic career in the Finn class, making him one of the most successful Olympians in the history of independent Slovenia.[6][7]

Medalists[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Slovenian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[8][9]

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
Luka Janežič 400 m 45.33 2 Q 45.07 NR 4 Did not advance
Anton Kosmač Marathon N/A 2:29:48 117
Žan Rudolf 800 m 1:46.93 5 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Robert Renner Pole vault 5.45 22 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Daneja Grandovec Marathon N/A DNF
Maja Mihalinec 200 m 23.38 6 Did not advance
Sabina Veit 23.75 7 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Maruša Černjul High jump 1.92 21 Did not advance
Martina Ratej Javelin throw 59.76 18 Did not advance
Tina Šutej Pole vault 4.55 8 Q 4.50 11

Canoeing[edit]

Slalom[edit]

Slovenian canoeists have qualified a maximum of one boat in each of the following classes through the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships.[10]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Benjamin Savšek Men's C-1 99.69 7 94.36 3 94.36 4 Q 98.70 4 Q 99.36 6
Luka Božič
Sašo Taljat
Men's C-2 105.21 6 113.41 7 105.21 6 Q 111.14 7 Q 107.73 7
Peter Kauzer Men's K-1 91.11 8 96.88 15 91.11 12 Q 91.01 4 Q 88.70 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Urša Kragelj Women's K-1 106.86 6 102.79 4 102.79 7 Q 108.37 9 Q 108.68 9

Sprint[edit]

Slovenian canoeists have qualified one boat in each of the following events through the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships.[11]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Špela Ponomarenko Women's K-1 200 m 40.38 2 Q 40.79 3 FA 40.76 4
Women's K-1 500 m 1:55.93 5 Q 1:58.09 3 FB 1:57.54 10

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Slovenian riders qualified for a maximum of four quota places in the men's Olympic road race by virtue of their top 15 final national ranking in the 2015 UCI World and Europe Tour.[12] One additional spot was awarded to the Slovenian cyclist in the women's road race by virtue of her top 100 individual placement in the 2016 UCI World Rankings.[13]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Matej Mohorič Men's road race Did not finish
Jan Polanc 6:30:05 52
Primož Roglič Men's road race 6:19:43 26
Men's time trial 1:14:55 10
Simon Špilak Men's road race 6:30:05 57
Polona Batagelj Women's road race 3:58:03 32

Mountain biking[edit]

Slovenian mountain bikers qualified for two women's quota places into the Olympic cross-country race, as a result of the nation's sixth-place finish in the UCI Olympic Ranking List of May 25, 2016.

Athlete Event Time Rank
Tanja Žakelj Women's cross-country 1:35.17 13

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Slovenia has entered one artistic gymnast into the Olympic competition. Teja Belak had claimed her Olympic spot in the women's apparatus and all-around events at the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro.[14]

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Teja Belak Vault 13.650 N/A 13.650 19 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
Slovenia men's Men's tournament  Egypt
W 27–26
 Brazil
W 31–28
 Sweden
W 29–24
 Germany
L 25–28
 Poland
W 25–20
2  Denmark
L 30–37
Did not advance 6

Men's tournament[edit]

The Slovenian men's handball team qualified for the Olympics by virtue of a top two finish at the second meet of the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Malmö, Sweden, signifying the nation's Olympic comeback to the sport for the first time since 2004.[15]

Team roster

The following is the Slovenian roster in the men's handball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[16] The caps and goals are updated as of 17 August 2016.[17]

Head coach: Montenegro Veselin Vujović

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Matevž Skok (1986-09-02)2 September 1986 (aged 29) 1.88 m 62 0 Croatia Zagreb
3 P Blaž Blagotinšek (1994-01-17)17 January 1994 (aged 22) 2.02 m 35 35 Hungary Veszprém
5 LB Nik Henigman (1995-12-04)4 December 1995 (aged 20) 1.99 m 9 9 Slovenia Ribnica
7 RB Vid Kavtičnik (1984-05-24)24 May 1984 (aged 32) 1.91 m 168 474 France Montpellier Handball
8 RW Blaž Janc (1996-11-20)20 November 1996 (aged 19) 1.85 m 12 51 Slovenia Celje
11 RB Jure Dolenec (1988-12-06)6 December 1988 (aged 27) 1.90 m 104 373 France Montpellier Handball
12 GK Gorazd Škof (1977-07-11)11 July 1977 (aged 39) 1.88 m 187 0 France Paris Saint-Germain
13 LW Darko Cingesar (1990-07-25)25 July 1990 (aged 26) 1.87 m 34 54 Croatia Zagreb
15 P Vid Poteko (1991-04-05)5 April 1991 (aged 25) 1.94 m 32 13 Slovenia Celje
18 RB David Miklavčič (1983-01-29)29 January 1983 (aged 33) 1.95 m 95 140 Croatia Zagreb
22 P Matej Gaber (1991-07-22)22 July 1991 (aged 25) 1.97 m 94 112 Hungary MOL-Pick Szeged
23 CB Uroš Zorman (1980-01-09)9 January 1980 (aged 36) 1.90 m 224 519 Poland Vive Targi Kielce
25 CB Marko Bezjak (1986-06-26)26 June 1986 (aged 30) 1.84 m 89 146 Germany SC Magdeburg
31 LW Simon Razgor (1985-09-18)18 September 1985 (aged 30) 1.83 m 45 108 Belarus Meshkov Brest
32 CB Miha Zarabec (1991-10-21) 21 October 1991 (age 26) 1.77 m 18 41 Slovenia Celje
44 CB Dean Bombač (1989-04-04)4 April 1989 (aged 26) 1.89 m 69 120 Poland Vive Targi Kielce
90 GK Urban Lesjak (1990-08-24) 24 August 1990 (age 28) 1.88 m 25 0 Slovenia Celje
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 5 4 0 1 153 141 +12 8[a] Quarter-finals
2  Slovenia 5 4 0 1 137 126 +11 8[a]
3  Brazil (H) 5 2 1 2 141 150 −9 5
4  Poland 5 2 0 3 139 140 −1 4
5  Egypt 5 1 1 3 129 143 −14 3
6  Sweden 5 1 0 4 132 131 +1 2
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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Slovenia 25–28 Germany
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
21:50
Slovenia  27–26  Egypt Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pálsson, Elíasson (ISL)
Janc 8 (15–15) El-Ahmar 7
Suspension 3×Yellow card Report Suspension 4×Yellow card 1×Red card

9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
16:40
Brazil  28–31  Slovenia Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Chiuffa 8 (13–16) Janc 6
Suspension 2×Yellow card Report 13×Suspension 2×Yellow card

11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
19:50
Slovenia  29–24  Sweden Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Lopéz, Ramírez (ESP)
Janc, Razgor 5 (14–13) Tollbring 6
Suspension 4×Yellow card Report Suspension 4×Yellow card

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
09:30
Slovenia  25–28  Germany Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Nikolov, Nachevski (MKD)
Dolenec 6 (12–11) Gensheimer 6
Suspension 4×Yellow card Report Suspension 4×Yellow card

15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
09:30
Poland  20–25  Slovenia Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Bielecki 4 (13–13) Zarabec 7
Suspension 2×Yellow card 1×Red card Report Suspension 2×Yellow card

Quarterfinal
17 August 2016 (2016-08-17)
17:00
Denmark  37–30  Slovenia Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Lopéz, Ramírez (ESP)
M. Hansen, L. Hansen 8 (16–13) Bezjak, Janc 6
Suspension 3×Yellow card Report Suspension 4×Yellow card

Judo[edit]

Slovenia has qualified a total of five judokas for the following weight classes at the Games. Mihael Žgank, Tina Trstenjak, Anamari Velenšek, and two-time Olympian Rok Drakšič were ranked among the top 22 eligible judokas for men and top 14 for women in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016, while Adrian Gomboc at men's half-lightweight (66 kg) earned a continental quota spot from the European region, as the highest-ranked Slovenian judoka outside of direct qualifying position.[18]

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
Adrian Gomboc Men's −66 kg Bye  Margvelashvili (GEO)
W 100–000
 Punza (ZAM)
W 101–000
 Bouchard (CAN)
W 100–000
 Basile (ITA)
L 000–000 S
Bye  Sobirov (UZB)
L 000–110
5
Rok Drakšič Men's −73 kg Bye  Muki (ISR)
L 000–100
Did not advance
Mihael Žgank Men's −90 kg Bye  Kukolj (SRB)
L 000–100
Did not advance
Tina Trstenjak Women's −63 kg N/A Bye  Gwend (ITA)
W 000–000 S
 Yang Jx (CHN)
W 101–000
 M Silva (BRA)
W 101–000
Bye  Agbegnenou (FRA)
W 101–000
1st, gold medalist(s)
Anamari Velenšek Women's −78 kg N/A Bye  Turks (UKR)
W 001–000
 Castillo (CUB)
W 100-000
 Harrison (USA)
L 000–100
Bye  Malzahn (GER)
W 100–000
3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Sailing[edit]

Slovenian sailors have qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the individual Worlds, and European qualifying regattas.[19]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Vasilij Žbogar Men's Finn 3 1 7 10 15 8 5 4 9 8 6 68 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Veronika Macarol
Tina Mrak
Women's 470 2 6 5 4 DSQ 12 4 DSQ 5 6 1 67 6

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

Shooting[edit]

Slovenian 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.[20]

Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Boštjan Maček Men's trap 113 22 Did not advance
Živa Dvoršak Women's 10 m air rifle 414.7 17 N/A Did not advance
Women's 50 m rifle 3 positions 572 30 N/A Did not advance

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

Swimming[edit]

Slovenian 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)):[21][22]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Martin Bau 1500 m freestyle 15:29.95 36 N/A Did not advance
Damir Dugonjič 100 m breaststroke 1:00.41 21 Did not advance
Anže Tavčar 100 m freestyle 49.38 36 Did not advance
200 m freestyle 1:49.96 39 Did not advance
Robert Žbogar 200 m butterfly 1:57.05 22 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Anja Klinar 400 m freestyle 4:09.07 18 N/A Did not advance
800 m freestyle DNS N/A Did not advance
200 m butterfly 2:08.43 14 Q 2:09.44 15 Did not advance
Tjaša Oder 800 m freestyle 8:33.14 13 N/A Did not advance
Špela Perše 10 km open water N/A 1:58.59 16
Tjaša Vozel 100 m breaststroke 1:11.15 35 Did not advance
Anja Klinar
Tjaša Oder
Tjaša Pintar
Janja Šegel
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 8:02.22 15 N/A Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Slovenia has entered one athlete into the table tennis competition at the Games. 2012 Olympian Bojan Tokič secured one of ten available Olympic spots in the men's singles by winning the group final match at the European Qualification Tournament in Halmstad, Sweden.[23]

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
Bojan Tokič Men's singles Bye  No Alamian (IRI)
W 4–1
 Wang Zy (POL)
W 4–2
 Apolónia (POR)
W 4–1
 Ovtcharov (GER)
L 1–4
Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Slovenia has entered one tennis player into the Olympic tournament. Due to the withdrawal of several tennis players from the Games, Polona Hercog (world no. 84) received a spare ITF Olympic place to compete in the women's singles, as the next highest-ranked eligible player, not yet qualified, in the WTA World Rankings as of June 6, 2016.[24][25]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Polona Hercog Women's singles  Puig (PUR)
L 3–6, 2–60
Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Slovenia has entered one triathlete to compete at the Games. London 2012 Olympian Mateja Šimic was ranked among the top 40 eligible triathletes in the women's event based on the ITU Olympic Qualification List as of May 15, 2016.[26][27]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Mateja Šimic Women's 19:37 01:06 1:03:59 00:38 37:08 2:02.28 31

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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