Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Bosnia and Herzegovina at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg
IOC code BIH
NOC Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Website www.okbih.ba (in Bosnian)/(in Serbian)/(in Croatian)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 11 in 5 sports
Flag bearer Amel Tuka (opening & closing)[1][2]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Yugoslavia (1920–1992 W)

Bosnia and Herzegovina 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.

Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina (OKBIH) sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games. A total of 11 athletes, 7 men and 4 women, were selected to the team across five different sports (athletics, judo, shooting, swimming, and tennis).[3] Notable Bosnian athletes featured Kenyan-born marathon runner Lucija Kimani, world no. 87 tennis player and 2010 Youth Olympian Damir Džumhur, shot putter Kemal Mešić, and middle-distance runner and 2015 world bronze medalist Amel Tuka, who became the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1] Bosnia and Herzegovina, however, has yet to win its first Olympic medal as an independent nation.

Athletics[edit]

Bosnian athletes have 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
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Amel Tuka 800 m 1:45.72 2 Q 1:45.24 4 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Hamza Alić Shot put 19.48 26 Did not advance
Kemal Mešić 18.78 30 Did not advance
Mesud Pezer 19.55 24 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Lucija Kimani Marathon 2:58:22 116

Judo[edit]

Bosnia & Herzegovina has qualified one judoka for the women's heavyweight category (+78 kg) at the Games. Larisa Cerić was ranked among the top 14 eligible judokas for women in the IJF World Ranking List of 30 May 2016.[6][7]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Larisa Cerić Women's +78 kg Bye  Chikhrouhou (TUN)
L 000–000 S
Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a women's 10 m air rifle shooter to the Olympics.[8][9]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Tatjana Đekanović Women's 10 m air rifle 410.8 35 Did not advance

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

Swimming[edit]

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

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mihajlo Čeprkalo Men's 1500 m freestyle 15:31.62 37 N/A Did not advance
Amina Kajtaz Women's 100 m butterfly 1:01.67 35 Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send 2010 Youth Olympic bronze medalist Damir Džumhur (world no. 87) in the men's singles into the Olympic tennis tournament, signifying the nation's return to the sport for the first time since 2004.[12][13]

On 19 July 2016, Džumhur was confirmed as a direct entrant to the men's singles, due to the withdrawal of several tennis players from the Games. Hence, his invitation was transferred to fellow player Mirza Bašić (world no. 130).

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
Mirza Bašić Men's singles  Mónaco (ARG)
L 2–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Damir Džumhur  Sela (ISR)
L 4–6, 4–6
Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Amel Tuka nosi bh. zastavu na otvorenju Olimpijskih igara" [Amel Tuka will carry the Bosnian flag at the Olympic opening ceremony] (in Bosnian). N1. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Amel Tuka će nositi zastavu BiH na ceremoniji zatvaranja Olimpijskih igara Rio 2016" [Amel Tuka will carry the Bosnian flag at the Olympic closing ceremony] (in Bosnian). OKBIH. 19 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Eleven athletes from Bosnia and Herzegovina to compete in Rio". Business Standard. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 12 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. ^ "IJF Officially Announces Qualified Athletes for Rio 2016 Olympic Games". International Judo Federation. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Larisa Cerić izborila nastup na Olimpijskim igrama u Riju" [Larisa Cerić will compete at the Olympics] (in Bosnian). Nezavisne novine. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Streljačica Tatjana Đekanović dobila poziv za učešće na Olimpijadi u Riju" [Shooter Tatjana Đekanović received an invitation to participate in the Rio Olympics] (in Bosnian). Faktor.ba. 10 May 2016. Archived from the original on 11 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Rio 2016 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Rio 2016. FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "ITF announces entries for Rio 2016 Olympics". International Tennis Federation. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  13. ^ "Damir Džumhur dobio zvaničnu pozivnicu za Olimpijske igre u Rio de Janeiru" [Damir Džumhur received an official invitation for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro] (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.