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Ireland Olympic Team at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Ireland at 2016 Rio Olympics

Ireland is among the teams participating at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The Irish team has been consistently participating in Summer Olympics since 1924. In addition to that, it has been participating in the winter Olympics from the year 1992. So far, Ireland Olympic team has won 28 medals at the summer Olympics.

Players to watch at 2016 Summer Olympics

Ireland team consists of 73 athletes who qualified to participate in Rio. In athletics, where a gold medal has not been won since 1956, there would be 17 participants. Mark English and Ciara Everard are participating in the 800 m event.

In boxing, which has given the Irish Olympic team 16 of the 28 medals so far, eight players will participate this year. Katie Taylor, the Olympic champion, will lead them to Rio for more medals. Apart from Taylor, the team has promising participants such as Michael Conlan and Joe Ward—both of them won bronze medal in previous Olympics.

In the sailing event, don’t miss out Annalise Murphy who is promising to emerge as a medal winner considering she had finished fourth in 2012 London Olympics.

Medals won so far by Ireland in Olympics

By now the Irish team has 28 medals, 16 of which have been won by boxing participants. Ireland will participate in boxing, hockey, swimming, equestrian, sailing, rowing, cycling, diving, gymnastics, badminton, and triathlon.

The 2016 Games in Numbers

  • Sports : 15
  • Athletes Participating : 80
  • Events : 63

Ireland Olympic Athletes at 2016 Summer Olympics

Athletes NameSports
Chloe MageeBadminton
Scott EvansBadminton
Katie TaylorBoxing
Michael ConlanBoxing
Paddy BarnesBoxing
Joe WardBoxing
David Oliver JoyceBoxing
Brendan IrvineBoxing
Steven DonnellyBoxing
Michael O'ReillyBoxing
Daniel MartinCycling - Road
Nicolas RocheCycling - Road
Shannon McCurleyCycling - Track
Oliver DingleyDiving
Greg BroderickEquestrian
Judy ReynoldsEquestrian
Jonty EvansEquestrian
Padraig McCarthyEquestrian
Mark KyleEquestrian
Clare AbbottEquestrian
David HarteField hockey
Ronan GormleyField hockey
Mitch DarlingField hockey
Chris CargoField hockey
Paul GleghorneField hockey
Kirk ShimminsField hockey
Alan SothernField hockey
John JermynField hockey
Jonathan BellField hockey
Kyle GoodField hockey
John JacksonField hockey
Peter CaruthField hockey
Shane O'DonoghueField hockey
Eugene MageeField hockey
Michael WattField hockey
Conor HarteField hockey
Pádraig HarringtonGolf
Séamus PowerGolf
Leona MaguireGolf
Stephanie MeadowGolf
Ellis O'ReillyGymnastics
Kieran BehanGymnastics
Natalya CoyleModern pentathlon
Arthur Lanigan O'KeeffeModern pentathlon
Sanita PuspureRowing
Claire LambeRowing
Gary O'DonovanRowing
Paul O'DonovanRowing
Sinead LynchRowing
Annalise MurphySailing
Ryan SeatonSailing
Matt McGovernSailing
Saskia TideySailing
Finn LynchSailing
Andrea BrewsterSailing
Fiona DoyleSwimming
Nicholas QuinnSwimming
Shane RyanSwimming
Robert HeffernanTrack & field
Paul PollockTrack & field
Mark EnglishTrack & field
Ciara MageeanTrack & field
Fionnuala McCormackTrack & field
Tori PenaTrack & field
Michelle FinnTrack & field
Thomas BarrTrack & field
Ciara EverardTrack & field
Sara Louise TreacyTrack & field
Kerry O'FlahertyTrack & field
Brendan BoyceTrack & field
Alex WrightTrack & field
Kevin SeawardTrack & field
Breege ConnollyTrack & field
Mick ClohiseyTrack & field
Lizzie LeeTrack & field
Aileen ReidTriathlon
Bryan KeaneTriathlon

Olympic Medals Tally Ireland

London 2012Summer Games1124
Beijing 2008Summer Games0123
Sydney 2000Summer Games0101
Atlanta 1996Summer Games3014
Barcelona 1992Summer Games1102
Los Angeles 1984 Summer Games0101
Moscow 1980 Summer Games0112
Tokyo 1964 Summer Games0011
Melbourne / Stockholm 1956 Summer Games1135
Helsinki 1952 Summer Games0101
Los Angeles 1932 Summer Games2002
Amsterdam 1928 Summer Games1001

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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