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New Zealand Athletes at the 2016 Summer Olympics

New Zealand Medal Count (Tally) 2016 Olympics

Rank Country Country Name Gold Silver Bronze Total

New Zealand will compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Kiwis are having high hopes from their 25th appearance at the Summer Olympics. The country will send a team of 55 athletes, which includes 28 men and 27 women. New Zealand will compete in six sporting events.

New Zealand Team and Sporting Events

While six athletes will compete in canoeing and four in cycling, the rowing will witness highest participation with 31 athletes. Ten New Zealanders will fight for the top place in sailing.

New Zealand, which has produced rowers like Mahe Drysdale - the current Olympic champion and the five-time World champion in the single sculls - is looking forward to win gold this year as well. The country will also bet on Ryan Taylor, who is one of the promising shooters and a potential medal winner. The 36-year-old Taylor will contest the men's 50-meter prone.

The athletes would look to better their performance in 2012 London Olympics where they had won 13 medals.


The 2016 Games in Numbers

  • Sports : 26
  • Athletes Participating : 209
  • Events : 105

New Zealand Olympic Team at 2016 Rio Olympics

Athletes NameSports
Luuka JonesCanoe slalom
Mike DawsonCanoe slalom
Lisa CarringtonCanoe sprint
Sam GazeCycling - Mountain bike
George BennettCycling - Road
Linda VillumsenCycling - Road
Natasha HansenCycling - Track
Hayden RoulstonCycling - Track
Edward DawkinsCycling - Track
Sam WebsterCycling - Track
Lauren EllisCycling - Track
Ethan MitchellCycling - Track
Aaron GateCycling - Track
Elizabeth CuiDiving
Mark ToddEquestrian
Jonathan PagetEquestrian
Jonelle PriceEquestrian
Gemma FlynnField hockey
Anita PuntField hockey
Kayla WhitelockField hockey
Charlotte HarrisonField hockey
Simon ChildField hockey
Samantha CharltonField hockey
Rose KeddellField hockey
Sophie CocksField hockey
Shea McAleeseField hockey
Petrea WebsterField hockey
Stacey MichelsenField hockey
Ryan ArchibaldField hockey
Bradley ShawField hockey
Sally RutherfordField hockey
Nick WilsonField hockey
Hugo InglisField hockey
Lydia KoGolf
Danny LeeGolf
Ryan FoxGolf
Courtney McGregorGymnastics
Misha KoudinovGymnastics
Kane RadfordMarathon swimming
Emma TwiggRowing
Mahé DrysdaleRowing
Hamish BondRowing
Eric MurrayRowing
Robert MansonRowing
George BridgewaterRowing
Rebecca ScownRowing
Zoe StevensonRowing
Julia EdwardRowing
Sophie MacKenzieRowing
Ruby TewRowing
Genevieve BehrentRowing
Eve MacfarlaneRowing
Kerri GowlerRowing
Alistair BondRowing
Jade UruRowing
Sonny Bill WilliamsRugby sevens
Rieko IoaneRugby sevens
Akira IoaneRugby sevens
Gillies KakaRugby sevens
DJ ForbesRugby sevens
Augustine PuluRugby sevens
Scott CurryRugby sevens
Kayla McAlisterRugby sevens
Tim MikkelsonRugby sevens
Portia WoodmanRugby sevens
Joe WebberRugby sevens
Teddy StanawayRugby sevens
Huriana ManuelRugby sevens
Regan WareRugby sevens
Kelly BrazieRugby sevens
Peter BurlingSailing
Blair TukeSailing
Josh JuniorSailing
Jo AlehSailing
Olivia PowrieSailing
Erin NaylerSoccer
Katie BowenSoccer
Anna GreenSoccer
Ali RileySoccer
Hannah WilkinsonSoccer
Rosie WhiteSoccer
Abby ErcegSoccer
Amber HearnSoccer
Katie DuncanSoccer
Ria PercivalSoccer
Betsy HassettSoccer
Jasmine PereiraSoccer
Kirsty YallopSoccer
Annalie LongoSoccer
Sarah GregoriusSoccer
Rebecca RollsSoccer
Meikayla MooreSoccer
Lauren BoyleSwimming
Helena GassonSwimming
Corey MainSwimming
Glenn SnydersSwimming
Matt HutchinsSwimming
Bradlee AshbySwimming
Andrea KildayTaekwondo
Michael VenusTennis
Marcus DaniellTennis
Valerie AdamsTrack & field
Eliza McCartneyTrack & field
Nick WillisTrack & field
Jacko GillTrack & field
Zane RobertsonTrack & field
Tomas WalshTrack & field
Angela PettyTrack & field
Julian MatthewsTrack & field
Stuart FarquharTrack & field
Lucy OliverTrack & field
Nikki HamblinTrack & field
Alana BarberTrack & field
Quentin RewTrack & field
Dylan SchmidtTrampoline
Andrea HewittTriathlon
Nicky SamuelsTriathlon
Ryan SissonsTriathlon
Tracey LambrechsWeightlifting
Richard PattersonWeightlifting

List of New Zealand Athletes Participating in the Rio Games

Field hockey161632
Rugby sevens121224

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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