Tajikistan at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Tajikistan at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Tajikistan.svg
IOC code TJK
NOC National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Tajikistan
Website www.olympic.tj (in Tajik)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 7 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Dilshod Nazarov[1]
Medals
Ranked 54th
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)
 Unified Team (1992)

Tajikistan competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's sixth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics in the post-Soviet era.

The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Tajikistan sent the nation's smallest delegation to the Olympics since 2000. Seven athletes, five men and two women, were selected to the Tajikistan team across four different sports (athletics, boxing, judo, and swimming).[2] For the first time since its official debut in 1996, Tajikistan did not register any of its athletes in wrestling at these Games.

Among the nation's athletes on the roster were London 2012 lightweight boxer Anvar Yunusov, 15-year-old freestyle swimmer Anastasia Tyurina, who created history as Tajikistan's youngest ever Olympian, and hammer thrower and reigning Asian Games champion Dilshod Nazarov, who became the first ever Tajikistani to compete in four successive Olympic Games.[2] The oldest and most experienced participant (aged 30), Nazarov reprised his role to lead the Tajikistan delegation for the second time as the team captain and flag bearer in the opening ceremony, the first having done so eight years earlier in Beijing.[1]

Tajikistan left Rio de Janeiro with a historic first Olympic gold medal, won by Nazarov.[3][4]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Dilshod Nazarov Athletics Men's hammer throw 20 August

Athletics[edit]

Tajik athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[5][6][7]

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
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Dilshod Nazarov Hammer throw 76.39 3 q 78.68 1st, gold medalist(s)
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Kristina Pronzhenko 200 m 25.53 8 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Tajikistan has entered one boxer to compete in the men's lightweight division into the Olympic boxing tournament. London 2012 Olympian Anvar Yunusov had claimed his Olympic place with a quarterfinal victory at the 2016 AIBA World Qualifying Tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan.[8]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Anvar Yunusov Men's lightweight  Shan J (CHN)
W 3–0
 Conceição (BRA)
L TKO
Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Tajikistan has qualified two judokas for each of the following weight classes at the Games. Komronshokh Ustopiriyon was ranked among the top 22 eligible judokas for men in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016, while Mukhamadmurod Abdurakhmonov at men's half-heavyweight (+100 kg) earned a continental quota spot from the Asian region, as the highest-ranked Tajik judoka outside of direct qualifying position.[9]

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
Komronshokh Ustopiriyon Men's −90 kg Bye  Liparteliani (GEO)
L 000–100
Did not advance
Mukhamadmurod Abdurakhmonov Men's +100 kg N/A  García (CUB)
L 000–100
Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Tajikistan has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[2][10][11]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Olim Qurbonov Men's 50 m freestyle 25.77 62 Did not advance
Anastasia Tyurina Women's 50 m freestyle 31.15 73 Did not advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Дилшод Назаров – парчамбардори Тоҷикистон дар маросими ифтитоҳи Олимпиадаи Рио-2016" [Dilshod Nazarov – the flag bearer at the Olympic opening ceremony in Rio] (in Tajik). National Olympic Committee of Tajikistan. Archived from the original on 22 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Two more Tajik athletes qualify to take part in Rio 2016 Olympic Games". Asia-Plus. 13 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Hammer thrower Nazarov wins first gold for Tajikistan". Olympics. 19 August 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Trevelyan, Mark (19 August 2016). "Nazarov wins men's hammer for Tajikistan's first gold". Reuters. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Rio 2016 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Кристина Пронженко выступит на Олимпиаде в Рио. Вопрос по Атабоеву остается открытым (Christina Pronzhenko will perform at the Olympic Games in Rio. The question remains open for Ataboevu) [Russian]". Avesta. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "World Olympic Qualifier Quarter-Finals see Haiti, Iraq, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan among 23 nations to confirm quota places at Rio 2016". AIBA. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "IJF Officially Announces Qualified Athletes for Rio 2016 Olympic Games". International Judo Federation. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Rio 2016 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Rio 2016. FINA. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 

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