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Netherlands Athletes at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Netherlands Medal Count (Tally) 2016 Olympics

Rank Country Country Name Gold Silver Bronze Total

The Netherlands have competed at every edition of Summer Olympic Games since the official debut in 1908. The Dutch athletes didn't take part in 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne to protest against the Soviet invasion of Hungary.

Events Where Dutch Athletes will Participate

2016 Rio Olympics will see athletes competing in close to 20 different events including beach volleyball, cycling, badminton, equestrian, fencing, hockey, sailing, swimming, tennis, table tennis, judo, rowing, and triathlon.

The Tennessee swimmer Kira Toussaint, who is a native of Amstelveen, will be the first Tennessee women's swimmer or diver to compete in the Olympics while still being an active member of the team.

The Netherlands were among the first countries to secure table tennis slots at Rio Olympics 2016. They were also one of the first countries to qualify for men's hockey tournament.


The 2016 Games in Numbers

  • Sports : 27
  • Athletes Participating : 239
  • Events : 125

Netherlands Olympic Team at 2016 Rio Olympics

Athletes NameSports
Rick van der VenArchery
Selena PiekBadminton
Christiaan VarenhorstBeach volleyball
Jantine van der VlistBeach volleyball
Marleen van IerselBeach volleyball
Reinder NummerdorBeach volleyball
Sophie van GestelBeach volleyball
Nouchka FontijnBoxing
Peter MüllenbergBoxing
Laura SmuldersCycling - BMX
Niek KimmannCycling - BMX
Anna van der BreggenCycling - Road
Annemiek van VleutenCycling - Road
Bauke MollemaCycling - Road
Ellen van DijkCycling - Road
Marianne VosCycling - Road
Steven KruijswijkCycling - Road
Tom DumoulinCycling - Road
Wout PoelsCycling - Road
Kirsten WildCycling - Track
Theo BosCycling - Track
Wim StroetingaCycling - Track
Uschi FreitagDiving
Adelinde CornelissenEquestrian
Edward GalEquestrian
Hans Peter MinderhoudEquestrian
Jeroen DubbeldamEquestrian
Tim LipsEquestrian
Bas VerwijlenFencing
Billy BakkerField hockey
Caia van MaasakkerField hockey
Carlien Dirkse van den HeuvelField hockey
Ellen HoogField hockey
Eva de GoedeField hockey
Jaap StockmannField hockey
Jeroen HertzbergerField hockey
Joyce SombroekField hockey
Kelly JonkerField hockey
Kitty van MaleField hockey
Lidewij WeltenField hockey
Maartje PaumenField hockey
Maria VerschoorField hockey
Mink van der WeerdenField hockey
Naomi van AsField hockey
Robbert KempermanField hockey
Robert van der HorstField hockey
Sander de WijnField hockey
Valentin VergaField hockey
Willemijn BosField hockey
Xan de WaardField hockey
Joost LuitenGolf
Bart DeurlooGymnastics
Celine van GernerGymnastics
Epke ZonderlandGymnastics
Eythora ThorsdottirGymnastics
Frank RijkenGymnastics
Jeffrey WammesGymnastics
Lieke WeversGymnastics
Sanne WeversGymnastics
Yuri van GelderGymnastics
Angela MalesteinHandball
Cornelia GrootHandball
Estavana PolmanHandball
Lois AbbinghHandball
Sanne van OlphenHandball
Tess WesterHandball
Yvette BrochHandball
Dex ElmontJudo
Henk GrolJudo
Kim PollingJudo
Marhinde VerkerkJudo
Sanne VerhagenJudo
Ferry WeertmanMarathon swimming
Sharon van RouwendaalMarathon swimming and Swimming
Dorian van RijsselbergheSailing
Marit BouwmeesterSailing
Femke HeemskerkSwimming
Inge DekkerSwimming
Joeri VerlindenSwimming
Maarten BrzoskowskiSwimming
Marrit SteenbergenSwimming
Maud van der MeerSwimming
Ranomi KromowidjojoSwimming
Sebastiaan VerschurenSwimming
Li JiaoTable tennis
Jean-Julien RojerTennis
Kiki BertensTennis
Robin HaaseTennis
Abdi NageeyeTrack & field
Anouk VetterTrack & field
Churandy MartinaTrack & field
Dafne SchippersTrack & field
Fabian FlorantTrack & field
Femke PluimTrack & field
Jamile SamuelTrack & field
Jip VastenburgTrack & field
Lisanne de WitteTrack & field
Maureen KosterTrack & field
Melissa BoekelmanTrack & field
Nadine BroersenTrack & field
Nadine VisserTrack & field
Naomi SedneyTrack & field
Nicky van LeuverenTrack & field
Sifan HassanTrack & field
Solomon BockarieTrack & field
Susan KuijkenTrack & field
Tessa van SchagenTrack & field
Rachel KlamerTriathlon
Anne BuijsVolleyball
Celeste PlakVolleyball
Debby Stam-PilonVolleyball
Femke StoltenborgVolleyball
Judith PietersenVolleyball
Laura DijkemaVolleyball
Lonneke SlöetjesVolleyball
Maret Balkestein-GrothuesVolleyball
Myrthe SchootVolleyball
Robin de KruijfVolleyball
Yvon BeliënVolleyball
Jessica BlaszkaWrestling

List of Netherlands Athletes Participating in the Rio Games

Field hockey161632
Table tennis033

Last Updated On : August 08, 2016

Olympic Athletes - Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

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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