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Azerbaijan Olympic Team at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Azerbaijan Medal Count (Tally) 2016 Olympics

Rank Country Country Name Gold Silver Bronze Total

Azerbaijan at 2016 Rio Olympics

The Republic of Azerbaijan has been an active participant in the Olympics as an independent country for about two decades. The country first took part in the 1996 summer games. Ever since, the country has gone on to field contestants in various categories at every appearance, including the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics. The country has also taken part in all winter games since 1998.

However, Azerbaijan took part in the Olympic games as part of the Soviet Union between 1952 and 1988. During the 1992 games, Azerbaijan athletes took part in the Olympics as part of the Unified Team. The Unified Team was made up of athletes from the former Soviet Union.

The country's athletes usually participate in wrestling, shooting, judo, boxing, and even weightlifting among other categories. But these are the only areas where the country has managed to win medals.

Major Achievements So Far

In 1996, Azerbaijan sent 23 athletes to Atlanta and was able to take home a silver medal. In the 2000 Sydney games, the country took home 3 medals, two of which were gold. The other medal was a bronze.

In the 2004 Athens Olympics, Azerbaijan grabbed five medals, but only one was gold and the rest were bronze medals. During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the medal count increased to seven. The country managed a single gold medal, two silver medals, and four bronze medals.

In the 2012 London Olympics, Azerbaijan managed to get 10 medals, including two gold medals, and two silver medals. Unfortunately, in all its winter game appearances, Azerbaijan has not managed to clinch a single medal.

Athletes to watch out for

In total, 55 Azerbaijan athletes will take part in 2016 Rio Olympics. However, 31 of these athletes are naturalized citizens. The list includes popular Cuban-born athletes such as boxer Lorenzo Sotomayer, the nephew of Javier Sotomayer – the Cuban high-jump record breaker who brought laurels to Cuba.

The 2016 Games in Numbers

  • Sports : 17
  • Athletes Participating : 56
  • Events : 64

Azerbaijan Olympic Athletes at 2016 Summer Olympics

Athletes NameSports
Olga SenyukArchery
Albert SelimovBoxing
Magomedrasul MedzhidovBoxing
Teymur MammadovBoxing
Elvin MamishzadaBoxing
Javid ChalabiyevBoxing
Yana AlekseevnaBoxing
Parviz BaghirovBoxing
Rufat HuseynovBoxing
Lorenzo Sotomayor CollazoBoxing
Abdulkadir AbdullayevBoxing
Kamran ShakhsuvarlyBoxing
Jure MegličCanoe slalom
Valentin DemyanenkoCanoe sprint
Inna Osypenko-RadomskaCanoe sprint
Maksym AverinCycling - Road
Olena PavlukhinaCycling - Road
Olga PanarinaCycling - Track
Sabina MikinaFencing
Oleg StepkoGymnastics
Petro PakhnyukGymnastics
Elmar GasimovJudo
Rustam OrujovJudo
Orkhan SafarovJudo
Nijat ShikhalizadaJudo
Ushangi KokauriJudo
Mammadali MehdiyevJudo
Marina DurundaRhythmic gymnastics
Boris YotovRowing
Aleksandar AleksandrovRowing
Ruslan LunevShooting
Boris KirillovSwimming
Fatima AlkaramovaSwimming
Milad Beigi HarcheganiTaekwondo
Farida AzizovaTaekwondo
Radik IsaevTaekwondo
Patimat AbakarovaTaekwondo
Hanna SkydanTrack & field
Hayle IbrahimovTrack & field
Nazim BabayevTrack & field
Evans KiplagatTrack & field
Rostislav PevtsovTriathlon
Rasul ChunayevWrestling
Toghrul AsgarovWrestling
Khetag GazyumovWrestling
Rovshan BayramovWrestling
Haji AliyevWrestling
Sharif SharifovWrestling
Saman TahmasebiWrestling
Mariya StadnikWrestling
Jabrayil HasanovWrestling
Yuliya RatkeviçWrestling
Elvin MursaliyevWrestling
Jamaladdin MagomedovWrestling
Sabah ShariatiWrestling

Olympic Medals Count Azerbaijan

London 2012Summer Games0033
Beijing 2008Summer Games1247
Athens 2004Summer Games1045
Sydney 2000Summer Games2013
Atlanta 1996Summer Games0101

Last Updated On : August 09, 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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