Jump to content

Rio 2016 Qualification Events


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 325
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

And with that, the dream of an Asian-born male competing in Handball at the 2016 Olympics dies.

Most of the qualification systems are here.

Psst - Canada's men's football team has qualified for the Olympics exactly twice (last in 84) since they won gold in 1904. Take a look at the countries that participate and do well in Olympic footba

Beach Volleyball Men’s Olympic Ranking teams confirmed

....

Men’s Olympic Ranking, Team, Country, Qualifying Events participated in, Points for best 12 finishes
World Champions - Alison Cerutti/Bruno Oscar Schmidt, Brazil, 14, 7,740
Host Country - Evandro Goncalves/Pedro Solberg, Brazil, 15, 6,250
1, Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen, Netherlands, 18, 6,470
2, Nick Lucena/ Phil Dalhausser, United States, 13, 6,280
3, Reinder Nummerdor/Christiaan Varenhorst, Netherlands, 17, 5,960
4, Jake Gibb/Casey Patterson, United States, 18, 5,680
5, Pablo Herrera/Adrian Gavira, Spain, 19, 5,500
6, Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins, Latvia, 19, 5,390
7, Konstantin Semenov/Viacheslav Krasilnikov, Russia, 21, 5,230
8, Paolo Nicolai/Daniele Lupo, Italy, 20, 5,220
9, Bartosz Losiak/Piotr Kantor, Poland, 26, 5,180
10, Alex Ranghieri/Adrian Carambula, Italy, 19, 5,090
11, Clemens Doppler/Alexander Horst, Austria, 16, 5,020
12, Grzegorz Fijalek/Mariusz Prudel, Poland, 19, 4,920
13, Markus Bockermann/Lars Fluggen, Germany, 23, 4,850
14, Chaim Schalk/Ben Saxton, Canada, 20, 4,820
15, Juan Virgen/Lombardo Ontiveros, Mexico, 22, 4,670
The total number of teams playing in Rio will be 24. The final seven spots will include five spots from the winners of the Continental Cup competition within the five FIVB confederations. Tunisia have already won the African confederation men’s Rio berth. The Asian, European, NORCECA and South American Continental Cup playoffs will be at the end of June.
The second and third-place finishers from each of the confederations will advance to the Continental Cup Finals July 6-10 where the final two spots per gender will be decided in Sochi, Russia. Countries earning spots from the African confederation in the Continental Cup Finals are Morocco and Angola.
The Gstaad Major, the third of five events on the 2016 SWATCH Major Series calendar, will be the site for the drawing of lots for the Beach Volleyball competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The drawing of lots will take place on the evening of July 9 - a few hours after the completion of the women's medal matches in the Swiss Alps village.
Women’s Olympic Ranking teams confirmed
...
Women’s Olympic Ranking, Team, Country, Qualifying Events participated in, Points for best 12 finishes
Host Country, Talita Antunes/Larissa Franca, Brazil, 14, 7,700
World Champions, Agatha Bednarczuk/Barbara Seixas, Brazil, 16, 7,230
1, Kerri Walsh Jennings/April Ross, United States, 14, 6,670
2, Laura Ludwig/Kira Walkenhorst, Germany, 18, 6,500
3, Sarah Pavan/Heather Bansley, Canada, 15, 6,150
4, Madelein Meppelink/Marleen Van Iersel, Netherlands, 17, 5,920
5, Louise Bawden/Taliqua Clancy, Australia, 15, 5,470
6, Marta Menegatti/Viktoria Orsi Toth, Italy, 21, 5,300
7, Karla Borger/Britta Buthe, Germany, 19, 5,260
8, Liliana Fernandez/Elsa Baquerizo, Spain, 21, 4,830
9, Kinga Kolosinska/Monika Brzostek, Poland, 18, 4,800
10, Isabelle Forrer/Anouk Verge-Depre, Switzerland, 24, 4,640
11, Jamie Broder/Kristina Valjas, Canada, 20, 4,640
12, Joana Heidrich/Nadine Zumkehr, Switzerland, 23, 4,620
13, Lauren Fendrick/Brooke Sweat, United States, 19, 4,470
14, Ana Gallay/Georgina Klug, Argentina, 22, 4,220
15, Fan Wang/Yuan Yue, China, 21, 4,150
The total number of teams playing in Rio will be 24. The final seven spots will include five spots from the winners of the Continental Cup competition within the five FIVB confederations. Egypt have already won the African confederation women’s Rio berth. The Asian, European, NORCECA and South American Continental Cup playoffs will be at the end of June.
The second and third-place finishers from each of the confederations will advance to the Continental Cup Finals July 6-10 where the final two spots will be decided in Sochi, Russia. Countries earning spots from the African confederation in the Continental Cup Finals are Rwanda and Nigeria.
The Gstaad Major, the third of five events on the 2016 SWATCH Major Series calendar, will be the site for the drawing of lots for the Beach Volleyball competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The drawing of lots will take place on the evening of July 9 - a few hours after the completion of the women's medal matches in the Swiss Alps village.

http://rio2016.fivb.com/en/news/womens-olympic-ranking-teams-confirmed?id=61963

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hosts France, Turkey, Spain, and China all punched their tickets to qualify for Rio yesterday in Nantes, France. The fifth spot will be decided between the winner of the Argentina/Belarus winner and Cuba/South Korea winner games. My pick is Belarus.

South Korea is a little too young but rapidly gaining strong international experience. Yet they can capably shock if they're on. Cuba will surely miss Yamara Amargo, out due to pregnancy, at this stage here even as many of their players are in their prime. Don't have the size. Argentina, as much as I would like to see them get it, is progressing nicely but needs more consistent international experience outside of the Americas. Does it have enough offense to support them?

http://www.fiba.com/oqtwomen/2016/news/spain-turkey-china-and-france-punch-tickets-to-rio-2016

Link to post
Share on other sites

Spain, with an incredibly emotional victory, claim the final qualification spot in men's sevens.

Epic victory! It's getting very little attention from the media here in Spain, but this has been one of the greatest moments for Spanish sport in this two years of Olympic qualifying because of how unexpected it was, who the opponents were, the comebacks and winning tries in the final plays against Russia and Samoa and how happy and moved the players were at the end. Awesome!

Link to post
Share on other sites

IBF will punish boxers who compete in Rio Olympics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The International Boxing Federation will punish fighters who compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics by removing them from the sanctioning body's rankings or vacating their titles.

The IBF announced its decision Monday, joining the WBC in an aggressive campaign by sanctioning bodies to keep prominent pros out of the Olympics.

Citing safety concerns that amount to violations of its principles of sportsmanlike competition, the IBF said it will remove any professional Olympic fighters from its rankings for a year. The body would also take its title belt away from a champion fighting in the Olympics.

"Making this decision was not difficult for us," IBF President Daryl Peoples said. "We felt it was important for the IBF to get involved and take a stance against professional boxers competing against amateurs due to safety concerns, as part of our commitment to this sport is to promote the health and well-being of the boxers."

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) recently decided to allow professional boxers to attempt to qualify for Rio, but the organization's hopes for a tournament featuring big names have been unrealized to date. No prominent boxers have accepted the invitation, with just one Olympic qualifying event remaining in Venezuela next month.

The IBF's champions include heavyweight Anthony Joshua, light heavyweight Sergey Kovalev, middleweight Gennady Golovkin and welterweight Kell Brook. None of the fighters is considering an Olympic run, and Joshua has called the plan "dangerous."

While some fighters from both the pro and amateur ranks have spoken up in favor of the change, many more boxers and trainers have strongly condemned the plan, seeing danger in pitting seasoned pros against amateurs.

The WBC already announced its intention to impose a two-year ban on Olympic fighters within its upper rankings.

Although Olympic qualifying continues next month, the likelihood of any prominent pros fighting in Rio appears to be slim. Most major boxers have already decided not to attempt it, including Manny Pacquiao, Wladimir Klitschko, Kovalev, Golovkin, Andre Ward, Amir Khan and two-time gold medalists Vasyl Lomachenko and Zou Shiming.

Lomachenko believes the field will look much different at the Tokyo Games in 2020 when professionals have more time to adapt to the short rounds, frequent fights and daily weigh-ins of the Olympic-style sport.

http://www.themonitor.com/sports/boxing/ibf-will-punish-boxers-who-compete-in-rio-olympics/article_20dedef2-cd29-5b9d-8956-17df6ea6b03e.html

Link to post
Share on other sites

Swimming: Phelps drops 200 free at Olympic trials and 200 fly will be first of 4 events, Lochte out of 400 IM

OMAHA, Nebraska (AFP) - Michael Phelps won't swim the 200 metres freestyle at the US Olympic trials, leaving the 18-time gold medallist with four events in his push to qualify for the Rio Games.

"My first event will be the 2 (200) fly," he said late on Sunday, as he turned out at CenturyLink Centre to see training partner and friend Chase Kalisz book an Olympic berth with a victory in the 400m individual medley.

After the 200m butterfly, which begins with heats on Tuesday morning, Phelps is also entered in the 100m fly, the 100m freestyle and 200m IM.

Phelps, who turns 31 on Thursday, won the 200m free at the 2008 Beijing Games as part of his historic eight-gold haul.

But he hasn't excelled in the event since coming out of the brief retirement that followed the London Games.

While a strong 200m free swim at the trials might boost Phelps's claim to a 4x200m free relay berth, it's not essential.

Any swimmer on the Rio team can be selected for any relay, and Phelps' coach Bob Bowman, who will serve as head coach of the US men in Rio, said before the trials that a strong showing in other events would be enough to put Phelps in the relay mix.

"I think you have to weigh how he does in these trials," Bowman said. "If he's at his top level, you have to assume he's at his top level across the board.

"We'll see how things go and look at the field and look at what we've got."

Lochte, the 2012 Olympic champion in the 400m IM, was denied a Rio berth as Kalisz led a changing of the guard in the punishing event.

Lochte, hindered by a groin injury suffered on the breaststroke leg in the morning heats, took the final out fast, hoping to build an insurmountable lead.

But 22-year-old Kalisz powered past the fast-fading Lochte on the breaststroke leg and held on over the finishing freestyle to win in 4min 09.54sec.

"I had to go out faster than usual because I couldn't use my legs in breaststroke," Lochte said. "I did everything I could in that race. It just wasn't enough. (I've) just got to forget about it and move forward.

"I'm going to keep working on it day-in and day-out, and hopefully it gets better," added the 11-time Olympic medallist who could still have a chance to qualify for a fourth Olympics in one of four more events in which he's entered.

The 31-year-old said he considered pulling out of the final.

"But it's the Olympic trials," he said. "If I had a broken leg I'd still go out there and swim. I went out there and did my best - it wasn't enough."

Kalisz's time made him second-fastest in the world this year behind Japan's Kosuke Hagino.

Jay Litherland, who swims for the US despite having New Zealand and Japanese citizenship as well, produced the fastest freestyle split in the field to grab second in 4:11.02 and put himself on the road to a first Olympic appearance.

Lochte was third and out of the Rio running a full second behind in 4:12.02.

Kalisz said he could barely remember the race that booked his first Olympic berth.

"Honestly the whole thing went by so fast. I feel like I'm in a different reality right now. I can't begin to explain what I'm feeling right now."

Phelps, whose 400m IM world record from 2008 still stands, has dropped the event from his programme as he pursues a fifth and final Olympic appearance.

"I know how Ryan feels," he said. "That race is tough. That's one of the hardest races you can put your body through."

But Phelps thought Lochte could bounce back, despite the injury.

Maya DiRado won the women's 400m IM in an impressive 4:33.73, with 2012 Olympic silver medallist Elizabeth Beisel more than three seconds behind in 4:36.81.

DiRado's time put her in the top five in the world this year.

In the only other final on the opening night of the meeting, Connor Jaeger won the men's 400m freestyle in 3:43.79, with Conor Dwyer second in 3:44.66.

AFP

http://www.straitstimes.com/sport/swimming-phelps-drops-200-free-at-olympic-trials-and-200-fly-will-be-first-of-4-events-lochte

Link to post
Share on other sites
Lochte and Franklin disappoint on another night of surprises at US Olympic Trials

Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin each missed out on securing individual spots at Rio 2016 on another night of shock results at the United States Olympic Trials in Omaha.

Lochte, clearly hampered by a groin injury, had already missed out in the 400 metres individual medley event in which he was defending champion, finishing third on the first night of finals.

He missed out again in the 200m freestyle after fading in the final length of the race as Townley Haas paced his effort superbly to touch in 1min 45.66sec.

Conor Dwyer clocked 1:45.67 for the second spot, while Jack Conger and Lochte finished third and fourth respectively, so will have to be content with a place in the 4x200m freestyle relay squad.

Another London 2012 champion who will be unable to defend their title will be Franklin, who could only finish seventh in the 100m backstroke final in 1:00.24.

Olivia Smoliga and Kathleen Baker took the two spots in 59.02 and 59.29 respectively.

Athens 2004 100m backstroke champion Natalie Coughlin also missed out after finishing eighth in a high-quality final.

Franklin will hope for better fortunes in the 200m freestyle final tomorrow after qualifying in fourth place behind a blistering 1:55.10 from Katie Ledecky.

Her 100m performance may have been affected by coming just 23 minutes after this semi-final effort.

Ryan Murphy was among other winners on the third day of finals in Omaha, claiming 100m backstroke spoils in 52.26.

David Plummer touched second in 52.28, with Matt Grevers missing out after only managing third.

Lilly King and Katie Mieli claimed the two 100m breaststroke spots after finishing first and second in times of 1:05.20 and 1:06.07.

Michael Phelps was another star name to look ominously good as he romped to victory in his 200m butterfly semi-final in 1:55.17, touching a mammoth 1.1 seconds clear of Pace Clark.

The Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 200m winner will be seeking to avenge his shock defeat to South African rival Chad Le Clos at London 2012.

http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1039004/lochte-and-franklin-disappoint-on-another-night-of-surprises-at-us-olympic-trials

Link to post
Share on other sites

Michael Phelps headed to record fifth Olympics after winning 200m butterfly

The most decorated Olympian in history will have a chance to add to his trophy case.

Michael Phelps punched his ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympics, and became the first male swimmer to ever make five U.S. Olympic teams, by finishing first in the 200m butterfly Wednesday night at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha.

Phelps had the fastest time in preliminaries and semifinals, so it was no surprise when he pulled away from the field in the final with a time of 1:54.84.

Tom Shields came in second with a time of 1:55.81, and will also be headed to Rio.

Phelps, who turns 31 on Thursday, has already won the most gold medals (18) and overall medals (22) in Olympic history. He won eight gold medals in Beijing in 2008, a record for a single Olympics.

The 200m butterfly win tonight brought Phelps full circle -- he finished fifth in the same event at his first Olympics in Sydney as a 15-year-old.

Phelps' victory was a shot in the arm for the "old guard" of USA swimming, which has seen some disappointments thus far at the trials.

Injury-plagued Ryan Lochte, an 11-time Olympic medalist, finished third and failed to make the team in the 400m individual medley. He then finished fourth in the 200m freestyle, which earned him a spot on four-man relay team.

Meanwhile five-time medalist Missy Franklin will not defend her 100m backstroke gold after a stunning seventh-place finish in the finals on Tuesday night, but she earned a spot on the team by finishing second in the 200m freestyle in the race before Phelps on Wednesday.

Both Lochte and Franklin have chances left to qualify in other events.

The swimming trials continue through Sunday, with the Rio opening ceremony set for Aug. 5.

http://www.cbssports.com/olympics/news/michael-phelps-headed-to-record-fifth-olympics-after-winning-200m-butterfly/

Link to post
Share on other sites

Rio 2016: Final Entry List for Diving available

The Olympic diving programme consists of eight events as follows: men’s 3m, men’s 3m synchro, men’s 10m, men’s 10m synchro, women’s 3m, women’s 3m synchro, women’s 10m, women’s 10m synchro.*

A total of 136 divers, represented by 68 men and 68 women, are confirmed. See complete list of diver here.

28 nations will be going to Brazil: Australia, Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, People’s democratic republic of Korea, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Russia, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela.

...

http://www.fina.org/news/rio-2016-final-entry-list-diving-available

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...