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South Africa Olympic Team at the 2016 Rio Olympics


South Africa Medal Count (Tally) 2016 Olympics



Rank Country Country Name Gold Silver Bronze Total

South Africa at Rio Olympics

The summer Olympics is set to be held in Rio de Janeiro from August 5-21, 2016. This will be the 7th time South Africa will take part after the apartheid era. Before that it had taken part in 12 editions.

Major achievements so far

The South African has bagged 76 Olympic medals so far from previous participations. Most of these medals were won in swimming, boxing and athletics sports. The most recent is Caster Semenya's silver medal that was won at the 2012 Olympics in London. That year, South Africa ranked 23rd with 3 gold, 2 silver, and one bronze medal.

Athletes participating at Rio games

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) is the body tasked with choosing the team. A total of 24 people were named made up of both experienced and rising stars.

Of the 6 athletes selected, 3 were males and 3 were females - all of them will take part in the marathon. Notable names in this list are the 2012 Olympians Lusapho April and Irvette Van Blerk. Others included in this list include Christina Kalmer and Diana Lebo Phalula in the women's category and Sisusiso Nzima and Lungile Gongqa in the Men's marathon.

In cycling and men's road race, Daryl Impey and Louis Meittjes are the torchbearers. In the women canoeing category, Bridgette Hartley will be the one to represent RSA while Stefano Marcia, Roger Hudson and Asenath Jim will be in the sailing team. In diving, Julia Vincent has qualified. The men's swimming team has the highest number of participants, including Jarred Crous, Douglas Erasmus, Bradley Tandy, Myles Brown, Matthew Meyer, Christopher Rield, Michael Meyer, Sebastien Rousseau, Cameron Van de Burgh and Chad Le Clos.

The 2016 Games in Numbers

  • Sports : 18
  • Athletes Participating : 143
  • Events : 71

South Africa Olympic Athletes at 2016 RioOlympics

S.NAthletes NamesSports
1Jacob MaliekalJ. MaliekalBadminton
2Bridgitte HartleyB. HartleyCanoe sprint
3James ReidJ. ReidCycling - Mountain bike
4Alan HatherlyA. HatherlyCycling - Mountain bike
5Louis MeintjesL. MeintjesCycling - Road
6Daryl ImpeyD. ImpeyCycling - Road
7Ashleigh MoolmanA. MoolmanCycling - Road
8An-Li Pretorius KachelhofferA. Pretorius KachelhofferCycling - Road
9Julia VincentJ. VincentDiving
10Tanya SeymourT. SeymourEquestrian
11Brandon StoneB. StoneGolf
12Jaco van ZylGolf
13Paula RetoP. RetoGolf
14Ashleigh SimonA. SimonGolf
15Ryan PattersonR. PattersonGymnastics
16Chad HoC. HoMarathon swimming
17Ursula GroblerU. GroblerRowing
18Kirsten McCannK. McCannRowing
19Vincent BreetV. BreetRowing
20Shaun KeelingS. KeelingRowing
21James ThompsonJ. ThompsonRowing
22Lee-Ann PersseL.A. PersseRowing
23Jake GreenJ. GreenRowing
24Lawrence BrittainL. BrittainRowing
25Kate ChristowitzK. ChristowitzRowing
26Cheslin KolbeC. KolbeRugby sevens
27Seabelo SenatlaS. SenatlaRugby sevens
28Werner KokW. KokRugby sevens
29Juan de JonghJ. de JonghRugby sevens
30Cecil AfrikaC. AfrikaRugby sevens
31Kyle BrownK. BrownRugby sevens
32Roscko SpeckmanR. SpeckmanRugby sevens
33Kwagga SmithRugby sevens
34Tim AgabaT. AgabaRugby sevens
35Justin GeduldJ. GeduldRugby sevens
36Dylan SageD. SageRugby sevens
37Philippus SnymanP. SnymanRugby sevens
38Asenathi JimA. JimSailing
39Roger HudsonR. HudsonSailing
40Itumeleng KhuneI. KhuneSoccer
41Keagan DollyK. DollySoccer
42Eric MathohoE. MathohoSoccer
43Abbubaker MobaraA. MobaraSoccer
44Menzi MasukuM. MasukuSoccer
45Rivaldo CoetzeeR. CoetzeeSoccer
46Amanda DlaminiA. DlaminiSoccer
47Gift MotupaG. MotupaSoccer
48Janine van WykJ. van WykSoccer
49Refiloe JaneR. JaneSoccer
50Sanah MolloS. MolloSoccer
51Phumlani NtshangaseP. NtshangaseSoccer
52Kwanda MngonyamaK. MngonyamaSoccer
53Noko MatlouN. MatlouSoccer
54Andile DlaminiA. DlaminiSoccer
55Leandra SmedaL. SmedaSoccer
56Roxanne BarkerR. BarkerSoccer
57Jody FebruaryJ. FebruarySoccer
58Tashreeq MorrisT. MorrisSoccer
59Mamello MakhabaneM. MakhabaneSoccer
60Nompumelelo NyandeniN. NyandeniSoccer
61Jermaine SeoposenweJ. SeoposenweSoccer
62Nothando VilakaziN. VilakaziSoccer
63Lebogang RamalepeL. RamalepeSoccer
64Robyn MoodalyR. MoodalySoccer
65Aubrey ModibaA. ModibaSoccer
66Stephanie MalherbeS. MalherbeSoccer
67Tyroane SandowsT. SandowsSoccer
68Lebo MothibaL. MothibaSoccer
69Deolin MekoaD. MekoaSoccer
70Mothobi MvalaM. MvalaSoccer
71Tebogo MoeraneT. MoeraneSoccer
72Chad le ClosC. Le ClosSwimming
73Cameron van der BurghC. van der BurghSwimming
74Sebastien RousseauS. RousseauSwimming
75Douglas ErasmusD. ErasmusSwimming
76Devon Myles BrownD. BrownSwimming
77Michael Julian MeyerM. MeyerSwimming
78Calvyn JustusC. JustusSwimming
79Dylan BoschD. BoschSwimming
80Christopher ReidC. ReidSwimming
81Caster SemenyaC. SemenyaTrack & field
82Wayde van NiekerkW. Van NiekerkTrack & field
83Dominique ScottD. ScottTrack & field
84Anaso JobodwanaA. JobodwanaTrack & field
85Akani SimbineA. SimbineTrack & field
86Sunette ViljoenS. ViljoenTrack & field
87Wenda NelW. NelTrack & field
88Stephen MokokaS. MokokaTrack & field
89Godfrey Khotso MokoenaG. MokoenaTrack & field
90Henricho BruintjiesH. BruintjiesTrack & field
91L. J. van ZylL.J. van ZylTrack & field
92Carina HornC. HornTrack & field
93Irvette van ZylI. van ZylTrack & field
94Rushwahl SamaaiR. SamaaiTrack & field
95Lusapho AprilL. AprilTrack & field
96Elroy GelantE. GelantTrack & field
97Antonio AlkanaA. AlkanaTrack & field
98Justine PalframanJ. PalframanTrack & field
99Luvo ManyongaL. ManyongaTrack & field
100Sibusiso NzimaS. NzimaTrack & field
101Stefan BritsS. BritsTrack & field
102Tsholofelo ThipeT. ThipeTrack & field
103Willem CoertzenW. CoertzenTrack & field
104Alyssa ConleyA. ConleyTrack & field
105Lebogang ShangeL. ShangeTrack & field
106Tlotliso LeotlelaT. LeotlelaTrack & field
107Rocco van RooyenR. van RooyenTrack & field
108Marc MundellM. MundellTrack & field
109Reinhardt van RensburgR. van RensburgTrack & field
110Jacob RozaniJ. RozaniTrack & field
111Lynique PrinslooL. PrinslooTrack & field
112Anél OosthuizenA. OosthuizenTrack & field
113Christine KalmerC. KalmerTrack & field
114Lindsay HanekomL. HanekomTrack & field
115Clarence MunyaiC. MunyaiTrack & field
116Lungile GongqaL. GongqaTrack & field
117Richard MurrayR. MurrayTriathlon
118Mari RabieM. RabieTriathlon
119Henri SchoemanH. SchoemanTriathlon
120Gillian SandersG. SandersTriathlon


South Africa Olympic Medals

GAMESSUMMER / WINTERMEDALS
  GoldSilverBronzeTotal
London 2012Summer Games3216
Beijing 2008Summer Games0101
Athens 2004Summer Games1326
Sydney 2000Summer Games0235
Atlanta 1996Summer Games3115
Barcelona 1992Summer Games0202
Rome 1960Summer Games0123
Melbourne / Stockholm 1956Summer Games0044
Helsinki 1952Summer Games24410
London 1948Summer Games2114
Berlin 1936Summer Games0101
Los Angeles 1932Summer Games2035
Amsterdam 1928Summer Games1023
Paris 1924Summer Games1113
Antwerp 1920Summer Games34310
Stockholm 1912Summer Games4206
London 1908Summer Games1102

Last Updated On : August 08, 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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