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Montenegro at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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IOC code  MNE
Flag bearer  Bojana Popović
Competitors  34 in 7 sports
Montenegro at the 2016 Summer Olympics
NOC  Montenegrin Olympic Committee
Website  www.cok.me (Montenegrin) (English)
Medals  Gold Silver Bronze Total 0 0 0 0

Montenegro competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's third consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics since it gained independence from Serbia in 2006.

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Montenegrin Olympic Committee sent a team of 34 athletes, 17 per gender, to compete in seven different sports at the Olympics, matching the nation's roster size with London 2012. Women's handball and men's water polo were the only team-based sports in which Montenegro had representatives at the Games. Among the sports represented by the athletes, Montenegro marked its Olympic debut in tennis.

The Montenegrin team featured a number of returning Olympians; seven of them have attended in every edition of the Games since Montenegro's official debut eight years earlier, including six water polo players, led by captain Predrag Jokić, and half-middleweight judoka Srđan Mrvaljević (men's 81 kg). Meanwhile, handball team captain Bojana Popović, who helped her fellow players deliver a historic silver-medal finish for Montenegro in London four years earlier, became the nation's first ever female athlete to carry the flag in the opening ceremony.

Montenegro narrowly missed an opportunity to add another medal to its Olympic treasury in Rio de Janeiro, as the men's water polo team, led by Jokić, lost to the Italians for the bronze with a score 10–12.

Athletics

Montenegrin athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
  • Men
    Women

    Handball

    Summary

    Key:

  • ET – After extra time
  • P – Match decided by penalty-shootout.
  • Women's tournament

    The Montenegrin women's handball team qualified for the Olympics by virtue of a top two finish at the second meet of the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Aarhus, Denmark.

    Team roster

    The following is the Montenegrin roster in the women's handball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics. ‹See Tfd›

    Head coach: Dragan Adžić

    Group play

    Judo

    Montenegro has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a judoka competing in the men's half-middleweight category (81 kg) to the Olympics.

    Sailing

    Montenegro has qualified one boat in the Laser class through the individual fleet World Championships.

    Men

    M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race

    Swimming

    Montenegro has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics, signifying the nation's return to the sport after an eight-year hiatus.

    Tennis

    Montenegro has entered one tennis player for the first time into the Olympic tournament. Danka Kovinić (world no. 54) qualified directly for the women's singles as one of the top 56 eligible players in the WTA World Rankings as of June 6, 2016.

    Water polo

    Summary

    Key:

  • FT – After full time.
  • P – Match decided by penalty-shootout.
  • Men's tournament

    The Montenegro men's water polo team qualified for the Olympics after securing a spot in the final and having attained an automatic berth by virtue of Serbia, as 2015 FINA World League champions, winning the other semifinal at the 2016 European Championships in Belgrade.

    Team roster

    The following is the Montenegrin roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics. ‹See Tfd›

    Head coach: Vladimir Gojković

    Group play
    Quarterfinal
    Semifinal
    Bronze medal match

    References

    Montenegro at the 2016 Summer Olympics Wikipedia


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