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Algeria Olympic Team at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Algeria at 2016 Rio Olympics

In 2016 Rio Olympics, Algeria will make its 13th appearance. The nation has participated in all Olympic Games since 1964, except for the 1976 games, which they failed to participate due to the African boycott.

Their first appearance in the winter edition was in the year 1992 when the games were hosted in Albertville, France. Since then, they have participated thrice but are yet to win a medal. Algeria sent its largest delegation of athletes in the summer games of 2004 but sent a measly 38 athletes to 2012 London Olympics.

Algeria’s medal tally

In the 15 Olympic Games that the country has participated – 12 summer and 3 winter games – it has won 15 medals which averages to one medal per event. The medals include 5 gold, 2 silver and 8 bronze medals. Algeria is one of those countries that bagged all of their medals in the summer games. The country is ranked 63rd in the worldwide medal ranking.

Players and events at the 2016 Olympics

The team has 40 athletes who have qualified in a number of events. In the 2016 Olympics, they will be participating in athletics, boxing, fencing, cycling, soccer, shooting, sailing, and rowing among others. The team expects to win most of its medals in athletics and boxing which they have had numerous successes in the past.

The team hopes to go beyond their low medal count. Athletes such as Mohamed Flissi (Boxing) and Taoufik Makhloufi (track and field) hold the hopes of a nation in their hands as they await their chance to make their countrymen proud.

However, the opinion held by most sports experts is that anything above four medals will surpass what is expected of them at the games.

The 2016 Games in Numbers

  • Sports : 13
  • Athletes Participating : 68
  • Events : 54

Algeria Olympic Athletes at 2016 Summer Olympics

Athletes NameSports
Mohamed FlissiBoxing
Abdelhafid BenchablaBoxing
Abdelkader ChadiBoxing
Chouaib BouloudinatsBoxing
Ilyas AbbadiBoxing
Reda BenbazizBoxing
Fahem HammachiBoxing
Youcef ReguiguiCycling - Road
Abderrahmane MansouriCycling - Road
Victor SintesFencing
Anissa KhelfaouiFencing
Farah BoufadeneGymnastics
Mohamed Abdeldjalil BourguiegGymnastics
Sonia AsselahJudo
Abderahmane BenamadiJudo
Lyes BouyakoubJudo
Mohammed Amine TayebJudo
Houd ZourdaniJudo
Amina RoubaRowing
Sid BoudinaRowing
Hamza BourasSailing
Katia BelabbasSailing
Imane Cherif SahraouiSailing
Chafik BouaoudShooting
Baghdad BounedjahSoccer
Haris BelkeblaSoccer
Abdelghani DemmouSoccer
Abdelraouf BenguitSoccer
Farid ChaâlSoccer
Ayoub AbdellaouiSoccer
Oussama DarfalouSoccer
Ryad KennicheSoccer
Mohamed BenkabliaSoccer
Houari FerhaniSoccer
Abdelkader SalhiSoccer
Zakaria HaddoucheSoccer
Mohamed BenkhemassaSoccer
Sofiane BendebkaSoccer
Zakaria DraouiSoccer
Abdelkader Meziane-BentaharSoccer
Miloud RebiaiSoccer
Oussama SahnouneSwimming
Taoufik MakhloufiTrack & field
Bilal TabtiTrack & field
Larbi BourradaTrack & field
Salim KeddarTrack & field
Souad Aït SalemTrack & field
Abdelmalik LahoulouTrack & field
Kenza DahmaniTrack & field
Amina BetticheTrack & field
Miloud RahmaniTrack & field
Hicham BouchichaTrack & field
Yassine HathatTrack & field
Mohamed AmeurTrack & field
El Hadi LaamecheTrack & field
Amine BelferarTrack & field
Ali MessaoudiTrack & field
Walid BidaniWeightlifting
Bouchra Fatima Zohra HirechWeightlifting
Tarek Aziz BenaissaWrestling
Hamza HalouiWrestling
Adem BoudjemlineWrestling

Olympic Medals Count Algeria

London 2012Summer Games1001
Beijing 2008Summer Games0112
Sydney 2000Summer Games1135
Atlanta 1996Summer Games2013
Barcelona 1992Summer Games1012
Los Angeles 1984 Summer Games0022

Last Updated On : August 05, 2016

Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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