Serbia at the
2016 Summer Olympics
IOC codeSRB
NOCOlympic Committee of Serbia
Websitewww.oks.org.rs (in Serbian)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors103 in 14 sports
Flag bearerIvana Anđušić Maksimović[1] (opening)
Tijana Bogdanović (closing)
Medals
Ranked 32nd
Gold
2
Silver
4
Bronze
2
Total
8
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Yugoslavia (1920–1992 W)
 Independent Olympic Participants (1992 S)
 Serbia and Montenegro (1996–2006)

Serbia competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. It was the nation's fourth appearance at the Summer Olympics as an independent nation. The Olympic Committee of Serbia confirmed a roster of 103 athletes, 58 men and 45 women, to compete across 14 sports at the Games.

Serbia left Rio de Janeiro with a total of 8 medals (2 gold, 4 silver, and 2 bronze), signifying the nation's most successful feat in Summer Olympic history since the break-up of Yugoslavia, and also doubling its previous medal tally from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[2] Fifty-four Serbian athletes (about 52 percent of the whole team) contributed to the medal count, with the majority of those coming in traditional team sports (men's water polo, men's and women's basketball, and women's volleyball).[3]

Five Serbian athletes collected medals in their respective individual sports. Among them were Greco-Roman wrestler Davor Štefanek, who became the first Serbian to win an Olympic gold in his signature sport after 32 years; long jumper Ivana Španović, who made history as the nation's first track and field athlete to stand on the Olympic podium in six decades; taekwondo fighter Tijana Bogdanović, who captured a silver in the women's flyweight category (49 kg); and kayak tandem Marko Tomićević and Milenko Zorić, who steadily paddled their way towards a runner-up finish in the long-distance double (men's K-2 1000 m).[4][5]

Medalists

Further information: 2016 Summer Olympics medal table and List of 2016 Summer Olympics medal winners

Competitors

The Olympic Committee of Serbia fielded a team of 103 athletes, 58 men and 45 women, across fourteen sports at the Games. It was the nation's second-largest delegation sent to the Olympics, falling short of the record for the most number of athletes (116) achieved in London four years earlier by nearly 12 percent.[6] Serbia qualified teams in men's water polo and women's volleyball, as well as both the men's and women's basketball for the first time in its Olympic history.

After the Rio Olympics, Serbia men's national water polo team held Olympic Games, World Championship, European Championship, World Cup and World League titles simultaneously

Traditional collective sports accounted for nearly half of the nation's roster, amassing a combined total of 49 athletes. By individual-based sport, however, track and field constituted the largest percentage of athletes on the Serbian team, with 12 entries. There was a single competitor each in road cycling, mountain biking, judo, and table tennis.

Highlighting the list of Serbian athletes were Beijing 2008 bronze medalist Novak Djokovic, who entered the Games as the world's top-ranked tennis player in the men's singles, and taekwondo fighter Milica Mandić, who became the country's first ever Olympic champion in London four years earlier. Rifle shooting legend Stevan Pletikosić, who officially made his sixth Olympic appearance, topped the nation's roster lineup as the oldest and most experienced competitor (aged 43). Meanwhile, Pletikosic's female counterpart Ivana Anđušić Maksimović, who followed her father Goran's sporting legacy to win a silver medal in the small-bore rifle at London 2012, acted as the flag bearer for the Serbian team in the opening ceremony.[1]

Other notable athletes on the Serbian roster included long jumper and European outdoor champion Ivana Španović, pistol shooters Zorana Arunović (European Games gold medalist) and Andrea Arsović (European champion and world's top-ranked), freestyle swimmer and London 2012 finalist Velimir Stjepanović, water polo team captain Živko Gocić, and basketballers Miloš Teodosić (team captain and EuroLeague champion), Nikola Jokić (who currently played for NBA's Denver Nuggets) and Ana Dabović (WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks and EuroBasket MVP).

The following is the list of number of competitors participating in the Games:

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 7 5 12
Basketball 12 12 24
Canoeing 6 4 10
Cycling 1 1 2
Judo 1 0 1
Rowing 4 0 4
Shooting 5 4 9
Swimming 2 2 4
Table tennis 1 0 1
Taekwondo 0 2 2
Tennis 3 3 6
Volleyball 0 12 12
Water polo 13 0 13
Wrestling 3 0 3
Total 58 45 103

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Ivana Španović won first Olympic medal in athletics for Serbia
Ivana Španović won first Olympic medal in athletics for Serbia

Serbian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[7][8]

Key
Track & road events
Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Milan Ristić 110 m hurdles 13.66 6 Did not advance
Anđelko Rističević Marathon N/A 2:30:17 119
Nenad Filipović 50 km walk N/A 4:25:41 46
Predrag Filipović N/A 4:39:48 49
Vladimir Savanović N/A 4:15:53 42
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Tamara Salaški 400 m 52.70 3 Did not advance
Amela Terzić 800 m 2:00.99 2 Q 2:03.81 7 Did not advance
1500 m 4:15.17 10 Did not advance
Olivera Jevtić Marathon N/A DNF
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Asmir Kolašinac Men's shot put 20.16 15 Did not advance
Ivana Španović Women's long jump 6.87 1 Q 7.08 NR 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Dragana Tomašević Women's discus throw 57.67 19 Did not advance
Combined events – Men's decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Mihail Dudaš Result 10.83 7.29 14.23 2.04 49.13 14.65 43.27 4.60 DNS DNF
Points 899 883 742 840 855 892 731 790

Basketball

Main article: Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Men's tournament

Nikola Jokić with Kevin Durant in the group stage game United States
Nikola Jokić with Kevin Durant in the group stage game United States

Main articles: 2016 Serbia men's Olympic basketball team and Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

Serbia men's basketball team qualified for the Olympics by securing its lone outright berth and winning the final match over Puerto Rico at the Belgrade leg of the 2016 FIBA World Qualifying Tournament, signifying the nation's debut in the sport since it gained independence from Montenegro in 2006.[9]

Team roster

The following is the Serbia roster in the men's basketball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics

Serbia men's national basketball team – 2016 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PG 4 Miloš Teodosić (C) 29 – (1987-03-19)March 19, 1987 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) CSKA Moscow Russia
SF 5 Marko Simonović 30 – (1986-05-30)May 30, 1986 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Crvena Zvezda Serbia
SG 7 Bogdan Bogdanović 23 – (1992-08-18)August 18, 1992 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Fenerbahce Turkey
PG 9 Stefan Marković 28 – (1988-04-25)April 25, 1988 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Baloncesto Málaga Spain
SF 10 Nikola Kalinić 24 – (1991-11-08)November 8, 1991 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Fenerbahce Turkey
G 11 Nemanja Nedović 25 – (1991-06-16)June 16, 1991 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Baloncesto Málaga Spain
PF 12 Stefan Birčević 26 – (1989-12-13)December 13, 1989 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Estudiantes Spain
C 13 Miroslav Raduljica 28 – (1988-01-05)January 5, 1988 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Panathinaikos Greece
C 14 Nikola Jokić 21 – (1995-02-19)February 19, 1995 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Denver Nuggets United States
C 15 Vladimir Štimac 28 – (1987-09-25)September 25, 1987 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Crvena Zvezda Serbia
PG 24 Stefan Jović 25 – (1990-11-03)November 3, 1990 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Crvena Zvezda Serbia
PF 25 Milan Mačvan 26 – (1989-11-16)November 16, 1989 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Emporio Armani Italy
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Conditioning trainer
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 6 August 2016
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 United States 5 5 0 524 407 +117 10 Quarter-finals
2  Australia 5 4 1 444 368 +76 9
3  France 5 3 2 423 378 +45 8
4  Serbia 5 2 3 426 387 +39 7
5  Venezuela 5 1 4 315 444 −129 6
6  China 5 0 5 318 466 −148 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.


6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
22:30
Venezuela  62–86  Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 14–18, 9–26, 18–24, 21–18
Pts: Echenique 12
Rebs: Colmenares 6
Asts: Vargas 5
Pts: Bogdanović 19
Rebs: Štimac 9
Asts: Nedović 4
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,063
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Duan Zhu (CHN), Roberto Vázquez (PUR)

8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
14:15
Serbia  80–95  Australia
Scoring by quarter: 23–26, 20–14, 20–22, 17–33
Pts: Raduljica 25
Rebs: Bogdanović 8
Asts: Marković 4
Pts: Mills 26
Rebs: Bogut 12
Asts: Dellavedova 13
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,409
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), Guilherme Locatelli (BRA)

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
14:15
Serbia  75–76  France
Scoring by quarter: 17–26, 19–14, 24–17, 15–19
Pts: Raduljica 16
Rebs: Jokić 7
Asts: Teodosić 9
Pts: de Colo 22
Rebs: Diaw 9
Asts: Diaw 9
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,901
Referees: Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), Stephen Seibel (CAN), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT)

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
19:00
United States 94–91  Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 27–15, 23–26, 22–21, 22–29
Pts: Irving 15
Rebs: George 9
Asts: Irving, Cousins 5
Pts: Jokić 25
Rebs: Jokić 6
Asts: Teodosić 6
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 11,413
Referees: Stephen Seibel (CAN), Guilherme Locatelli (BRA), Piotr Pastusiak (POL)

14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
22:30
Serbia  94–60  China
Scoring by quarter: 24–18, 19–10, 35–15, 16–17
Pts: Bogdanović 19
Rebs: Jokić 7
Asts: Marković, Teodosić 5
Pts: Yi 20
Rebs: Wang 8
Asts: Ailun 8
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,367
Referees: Juan García (ESP), Guilherme Locatelli (BRA), Anne Panther (GER)
Quarterfinal
17 August 2016 (2016-08-17)
22:15
Croatia  83–86  Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 19–20, 19–12, 14–34, 31–20
Pts: Bogdanović 28
Rebs: Planinić 9
Asts: Simon 5
Pts: Bogdanović 18
Rebs: three players 4
Asts: Teodosić 10
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 9,027
Referees: Juan García (ESP), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), Roberto Vázquez (PUR)
Semifinal
19 August 2016 (2016-08-19)
19:00
Australia  61–87  Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 5–16, 9–19, 24–31, 23–21
Pts: Mills, Motum 13
Rebs: Baynes 8
Asts: Broekhoff 4
Pts: Teodosić 22
Rebs: Jokić 11
Asts: Teodosić 5
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 9,655
Referees: Stephen Seibel (CAN), Robert Lottermoser (GER), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT)
Gold medal match
21 August 2016 (2016-08-21)
15:45
Serbia  66–96 United States
Scoring by quarter: 15–19, 14–33, 14–27, 23–17
Pts: Nedović 14
Rebs: Jokić 4
Asts: three players 3
Pts: Durant 30
Rebs: Cousins 15
Asts: Lowry 5
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 10,658
Referees: José Reyes (MEX), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), Juan García (ESP)

Women's tournament

Main article: Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The Serbian women's basketball team qualified for the Olympics by winning the EuroBasket Women 2015 in Hungary.[10]

Team roster

The following is the Serbia roster in the women's basketball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[11]

Serbia women's national basketball team – 2016 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
G 4 Tamara Radočaj 28 – (1987-12-23)23 December 1987 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) UNI Győr Hungary
F 5 Sonja Petrović 27 – (1989-02-18)18 February 1989 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) Phoenix Mercury United States
G 6 Saša Čađo 27 – (1989-07-13)13 July 1989 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) İstanbul Üniversitesi SK Turkey
C 7 Sara Krnjić 25 – (1991-07-15)15 July 1991 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) UNIQA Sopron Hungary
G 8 Nevena Jovanović 26 – (1990-06-30)30 June 1990 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) PEAC-Pécs Hungary
F 9 Jelena Milovanović 27 – (1989-04-28)28 April 1989 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Perfumerías Avenida Spain
G 10 Dajana Butulija 30 – (1986-02-23)23 February 1986 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Lyon Basket France
PF 11 Aleksandra Crvendakić 20 – (1996-03-17)17 March 1996 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) UNIQA Sopron Hungary
C 12 Dragana Stanković 21 – (1995-01-18)18 January 1995 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) PEAC-Pécs Hungary
G 13 Milica Dabović (C) 34 – (1982-02-16)16 February 1982 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Lyon Basket France
G 14 Ana Dabović 26 – (1989-08-18)18 August 1989 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Los Angeles Sparks United States
F 15 Danielle Page 29 – (1986-11-14)14 November 1986 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) CJM Bourges Basket France
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Serbia Bojan Janković
  • Serbia Miloš Pađen
  • Serbia Dragan Ratković
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 6 August 2016
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  United States 5 5 0 520 316 +204 10 Quarter-finals
2  Spain 5 4 1 387 333 +54 9
3  Canada 5 3 2 340 347 −7 8
4  Serbia 5 2 3 385 406 −21 7
5  China 5 1 4 371 428 −57 6
6  Senegal 5 0 5 309 482 −173 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
14:15
Serbia  59–65  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 18–19, 13–12, 13–15, 15–19
Pts: Milovanović 17
Rebs: Petrović 8
Asts: A. Dabović 4
Pts: Xargay 15
Rebs: Ndour 12
Asts: Palau, Torrens 5
Youth Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 2,654
Referees: Roberto Vázquez (PUR), Natalia Cuello (DOM), Piotr Pastusiak (POL)

8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
14:15
Canada  71–67  Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 21–21, 11–19, 13–17, 26–10
Pts: Nurse 25
Rebs: Raincock-Ekunwe 9
Asts: Langolis, Nurse 5
Pts: Milovanović 19
Rebs: Page 6
Asts: A. Dabović 5
Youth Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 2,377
Referees: Robert Lottermoser (GER), Vaughan Mayberry (AUS), Hwang In-tae (KOR)

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
15:30
United States  110–84  Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 31–21, 25–13, 28–27, 26–23
Pts: Taurasi 25
Rebs: Charles 8
Asts: Taurasi 6
Pts: three players 15
Rebs: A. Dabović 5
Asts: A. Dabović, M. Dabović 4
Youth Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 2,490
Referees: Piotr Pastusiak (POL), Scott Beker (AUS), Nadege Zouzou (CIV)

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
12:15
Serbia  80–72  China
Scoring by quarter: 24–14, 16–20, 26–9, 14–29
Pts: A. Dabović 23
Rebs: Page, Petrović 8
Asts: Petrović 6
Pts: Sun Mengr. 16
Rebs: Huang, Sun Mengr. 7
Asts: three players 3
Youth Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 2,219
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Natalia Cuello (DOM), Nadege Zouzou (CIV)

14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
15:30
Senegal  88–95  Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 15–27, 28–28, 23–21, 22–19
Pts: As. Traoré 30
Rebs: As. Traoré 8
Asts: Diouf 8
Pts: Petrović 20
Rebs: Page 8
Asts: A. Dabović 8
Youth Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 3,113
Referees: Eddie Viator (FRA), Piotr Pastusiak (POL), Hwang In-tae (KOR)
Quarterfinal
16 August 2016 (2016-08-16)
11:00
Australia  71–73  Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 20–20, 17–15, 15–16, 19–22
Pts: Cambage 29
Rebs: Cambage 11
Asts: Taylor 9
Pts: A. Dabović 24
Rebs: four players 4
Asts: Petrović 5
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,630
Referees: Eddie Viator (FRA), Karen Lasuik (CAN), Natalia Cuello (DOM)
Semifinal
18 August 2016 (2016-08-18)
15:00
Spain  68–54  Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 20–9, 13–19, 20–10, 15–16
Pts: Ndour, Torrens 14
Rebs: Nicholls 12
Asts: Palau 7
Pts: Čađo, Petrović 12
Rebs: Page, Petrović 7
Asts: Butulija 3
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 8,818
Referees: Damir Javor (SLO), Scott Beker (AUS), Anne Panther (GER)
Bronze medal match
20 August 2016 (2016-08-20)
11:30
France  63–70  Serbia 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Scoring by quarter: 10–18, 17–9, 15–28, 21–15
Pts: Miyem 18
Rebs: Yacoubou 10
Asts: Époupa 4
Pts: Milovanović 18
Rebs: Page 8
Asts: A. Dabović 5
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 9,039
Referees: Carlos Peruga (ESP), Anne Panther (GER), Natalia Cuello (DOM)

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Sprint

Marko Tomićević and Milenko Zorić won silver medal in the men's K-2 1000 m event.

Serbian canoeists have qualified one boat in each of the following events through the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships.[12]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Marko Novaković K-1 200 m 34.938 3 Q 34.778 5 FB 37.415 13
Dejan Pajić K-1 1000 m 3:36.884 4 Q 3:48.158 8 FB 3:40.502 15
Nebojša Grujić
Marko Novaković
K-2 200 m 31.776 2 Q 32.513 3 FA 32.656 6
Marko Tomićević
Milenko Zorić
K-2 1000 m 3:15.298 1 FA Bye 3:10.969 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Marko Tomićević
Milenko Zorić
Dejan Pajić
Vladimir Torubarov
K-4 1000 m 3:05.272 6 Q 2:59.636 3 FA 3:10.241 8
Serbian team during the women's K-4 500 metres event.
Serbian team during the women's K-4 500 metres event.
Women
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Olivera Moldovan K-1 200 m 43.339 5 Q 42.123 7 Did not advance
Dalma Ružičić-Benedek K-1 500 m 1:54.048 5 Q 1:57.294 3 FA 1:55.095 7
Nikolina Moldovan
Milica Starović
K-2 500 m 1:46.410 5 Q 1:46.008 6 FB 1:48.146 10
Nikolina Moldovan
Olivera Moldovan
Dalma Ružičić-Benedek
Milica Starović
K-4 500 m 1:39.316 7 Q 1:38.398 5 FB 1:42.818 14

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Road

Serbia has qualified one rider in the men's Olympic road race by virtue of his top 200 individual ranking in the 2015 UCI Europe Tour.[13]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Ivan Stević Men's road race Did not finish

Mountain biking

Serbia has qualified one mountain biker for the women's Olympic cross-country race, as a result of her nation's seventeenth-place finish in the UCI Olympic Ranking List of 25 May 2016.[14]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Jovana Crnogorac Women's cross-country LAP (2 laps) 27

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Serbia has qualified one judoka for the men's middleweight category (90 kg) at the Games. Aleksander Kukolj was directly ranked among the top 22 eligible judokas for men in the IJF World Ranking List of 30 May 2016.[15]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Aleksandar Kukolj Men's −90 kg Bye  Žgank (SLO)
W 100–000
 Baker (JPN)
L 000–100
Did not advance

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Serbia has qualified two boats for each of the following rowing classes into the Olympic regatta. One rowing crew had confirmed Olympic place for their boat in the men's pair at the 2015 FISA World Championships in Lac d'Aiguebelette, France, while the men's double sculls rowers had added one more boat to the Serbian roster as a result of their top two finish at the 2016 European & Final Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Nenad Beđik
Miloš Vasić
Men's pair DNF 6:34.52 2 SA/B 6:31.00 5 FB 7:04.71 10
Marko Marjanović
Andrija Šljukić
Men's double sculls 7:07.29 4 R 6:20.62 3 SA/B 6:27.66 5 FB 7:03.13 10

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Serbian shooters have achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2014 ISSF World Shooting Championships, the 2015 ISSF World Cup series, and European Championships or Games, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by 31 March 2016.[16]

The entire shooting squad was named to the Serbian roster for the Games on 6 July 2016, with rifle specialist Stevan Pletikosić becoming the first male shooter to compete at his sixth Olympics. Notable absence in the roster was pistol legend Jasna Šekarić, who bid to establish a historic milestone as one of the first female athletes, alongside Georgian shooter Nino Salukvadze to appear in eight editions of the Games.[17]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Dimitrije Grgić 10 m air pistol 579 9 Did not advance
50 m pistol 552 16 Did not advance
Damir Mikec 10 m air pistol 575 25 Did not advance
50 m pistol 551 18 Did not advance
Stevan Pletikosić 50 m rifle prone 621.6 21 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 1168 25 Did not advance
Milenko Sebić 10 m air rifle 620.0 33 Did not advance
50 m rifle prone 620.4 34 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 1172 11 Did not advance
Milutin Stefanović 10 m air rifle 624.3 12 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Andrea Arsović 10 m air rifle 413.5 26 N/A Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 573 28 N/A Did not advance
Zorana Arunović 10 m air pistol 382 11 N/A Did not advance
25 m pistol 576 19 Did not advance
Ivana Anđušić Maksimović 10 m air rifle 415.4 12 N/A Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 578 19 N/A Did not advance
Bobana Veličković 10 m air pistol 385 6 Q N/A 96.4 7
25 m pistol 576 21 Did not advance

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Serbian swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[18][19]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Čaba Silađi Men's 100 m breaststroke 1:00.76 26 Did not advance
Velimir Stjepanović Men's 100 m freestyle 49.24 32 Did not advance
Men's 200 m freestyle 1:46.64 10 Q 1:47.28 13 Did not advance
Men's 400 m freestyle 3:46.78 14 N/A Did not advance
Anja Crevar Women's 200 m individual medley 2:15.33 27 Did not advance
Women's 400 m individual medley 4:43.19 20 N/A Did not advance
Katarina Simonović Women's 200 m freestyle 2:00.06 30 Did not advance
Women's 400 m freestyle 4:15.57 23 N/A Did not advance

Table tennis

Main article: Table tennis at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Serbia has entered one athlete into the table tennis competition at the Games. Aleksandar Karakašević granted an invitation from ITTF to compete in the men's singles as one of the next seven highest-ranked eligible players, not yet qualified, on the Olympic Ranking List.[20]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Aleksandar Karakašević Men's singles  Yan (AUS)
W 4–2
 Drinkhall (GBR)
L 1–4
Did not advance

Taekwondo

Main article: Taekwondo at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Tijana Bogdanović (left) with Women's −49 kg medalist
Tijana Bogdanović (left) with Women's −49 kg medalist

Serbia entered two athletes into the taekwondo competition at the Olympics. Reigning Olympic champion Milica Mandić qualified automatically for the women's heavyweight category (+67 kg) by finishing in the top 6 WTF Olympic rankings.[21] 2015 European Games silver medalist Tijana Bogdanović secured the remaining spot on the Serbian team by virtue of her top two finish in the women's flyweight category (49 kg) at the 2016 European Qualification Tournament in Istanbul, Turkey.[22]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Tijana Bogdanović Women's −49 kg  Abakarova (AZE)
W 3–2
 Wu Jy (CHN)
W 17–7
 Manjarrez (MEX)
W 10–0
Bye  Kim S-h (KOR)
L 6–7
2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Milica Mandić Women's +67 kg  Skaar (NOR)
W 8–2
 Walkden (GBR)
L 0–5
Did not advance

Tennis

Novak Djokovic and Nenad Zimonjić in the second round of Men's doubles.
Novak Djokovic and Nenad Zimonjić in the second round of Men's doubles.

Main article: Tennis at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Serbia has entered six tennis players (three men and three women) into the Olympic tournament. Beijing 2008 bronze medalist and world no. 1 seed Novak Djokovic and London 2012 Olympian Viktor Troicki (world no. 21) qualified directly for the men's singles as three of the top 56 eligible players in the ATP World Rankings, while Ana Ivanovic (world no. 25) and three-time Olympian Jelena Janković (world no. 24) did so for the women's singles based on their WTA World Rankings as of 6 June 2016.

Having been directly entered to the singles, Djokovic and Janković also opted to play with their partners Nenad Zimonjić and Aleksandra Krunić, respectively, in the men's and women's doubles.[23][24]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Novak Djokovic Men's singles  del Potro (ARG)
L 6–7(4–7), 6–7(2–7)
Did not advance
Viktor Troicki  A Murray (GBR)
L 3–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Novak Djokovic
Nenad Zimonjić
Men's doubles N/A  Čilić /
Draganja (CRO)
W 6–2, 6–2
 Melo /
Soares (BRA)
L 4–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Ana Ivanovic Women's singles  Suárez Navarro (ESP)
L 6–2, 1–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Jelena Janković Withdrew on 7 August due to pectoralis injury
Aleksandra Krunić  Mladenovic (FRA)
L 1–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Jelena Janković
Aleksandra Krunić
Women's doubles N/A  Konta /
Watson (GBR)
L 2–6, 1–6
Did not advance

Volleyball

The group stage game against China
The group stage game against China

Main article: Volleyball at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Indoor

Women's tournament

Main article: Volleyball at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The Serbian women's volleyball team qualified for the Olympics by reaching the top two towards the final match of the 2015 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup in Japan.[25]

Team roster

The following is the Serbian roster in the women's volleyball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[26][27]

Head coach: Zoran Terzić

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2015–16 club
1 Bianka Buša 25 July 1994 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 293 cm (115 in) 282 cm (111 in) Romania CSM Târgoviște
2 Jovana Brakočević 5 March 1988 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 310 cm (120 in) 295 cm (116 in) Turkey Vakıfbank Istanbul
4 Bojana Živković 29 March 1988 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 292 cm (115 in) Switzerland Voléro Zürich
6 Tijana Malešević 18 March 1991 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 286 cm (113 in) Italy AGIL Novara
9 Brankica Mihajlović 13 April 1991 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 315 cm (124 in) 311 cm (122 in) Turkey Fenerbahçe
10 Maja Ognjenović (C) 6 August 1984 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 293 cm (115 in) Italy Nordmeccanica Piacenza
11 Stefana Veljković 9 January 1990 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 305 cm (120 in) Poland Chemik Police
12 Jelena Nikolić 13 April 1982 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 315 cm (124 in) 300 cm (120 in) Turkey Bursa BB
15 Jovana Stevanović 30 June 1992 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 308 cm (121 in) 295 cm (116 in) Italy Pomi Casalmaggiore
16 Milena Rašić 25 October 1990 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 318 cm (125 in) 315 cm (124 in) Turkey VakifBank Istanbul
17 Silvija Popović (L) 15 March 1986 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 286 cm (113 in) 276 cm (109 in) Switzerland Voléro Zürich
19 Tijana Bošković 8 March 1997 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 317 cm (125 in) Turkey Eczacıbaşı VitrA
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  United States 5 5 0 14 15 5 3.000 470 400 1.175 Quarter-finals
2  Netherlands 5 4 1 11 14 7 2.000 455 425 1.071
3  Serbia 5 3 2 10 12 6 2.000 410 394 1.041
4  China 5 2 3 7 9 9 1.000 398 389 1.023
5  Italy 5 1 4 3 4 12 0.333 351 374 0.939
6  Puerto Rico 5 0 5 0 0 15 0.000 277 379 0.731
Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers


6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
22:35
Serbia  3–0  Italy Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 4,373
Referees: Piotr Dudek (POL), Arturo Di Giacomo (BEL)
(27–25, 25–20, 25–23)
Result Statistics

8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
17:05
Serbia  3–0  Puerto Rico Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,730
Referees: Kang Joo-hee (KOR), Andrey Zenovich (RUS)
(29–27, 25–18, 25–20)
Result Statistics

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
15:00
United States  3–1  Serbia Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,134
Referees: Hernán Casamiquela (ARG), Rogerio Espicalsky (BRA)
(25–17, 21–25, 25–18, 25–19)
Result Statistics

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
09:30
China  0–3  Serbia Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 3,509
Referees: Kang Joo-hee (KOR), Susana Rodríguez (ESP)
(19–25, 19–25, 22–25)
Result Statistics

14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
09:30
Serbia  2–3  Netherlands Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,387
Referees: Susana Rodríguez (ESP), Andrey Zenovich (RUS)
(22–25, 20–25, 25–22, 25–18, 8–15)
Result Statistics
Quarterfinal
16 August 2016 (2016-08-16)
18:00
Russia  0–3  Serbia Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,121
Referees: Susana Rodríguez (ESP), Hernán Casamiquela (ARG)
(9–25, 22–25, 21–25)
Result Statistics
Semifinal
18 August 2016 (2016-08-18)
13:00
Serbia  3–2  United States Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,837
Referees: Andrey Zenovich (RUS), Nasr Shaaban (EGY)
(20–25, 25–17, 25–21, 16–25, 15–13)
Result Statistics
Gold medal match
20 August 2016 (2016-08-20)
22:15
China  3–1  Serbia Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 8,773
Referees: Susana Rodríguez (ESP), Patricia Rolf (USA)
(19–25, 25–17, 25–22, 25–23)
Result Statistics

Water polo

Main article: Water polo at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Serbia men's national water polo team celebrates after the gold medal match
Serbia men's national water polo team celebrates after the gold medal match
Summary

Key:

Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Serbia men's Men's tournament  Hungary
D 13–13
 Greece
D 9–9
 Brazil
L 5–6
 Australia
W 10–8
 Japan
W 12–8
4  Spain
W 10–7
 Italy
W 10–8
 Croatia
W 11–7
1st place, gold medalist(s)

Men's tournament

Main article: Water polo at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

The Serbian men's water polo team qualified for the Olympics by winning the 2015 FINA World League Super Final in Italy.[28]

Team roster

The following is the Serbian roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[29]

Head coach: Dejan Savić

SRB – Serbia (as of 5 August 2016)
No. Player Pos. L/R Height Weight Date of birth (age) Apps Club
1 Gojko Pijetlović 10GK 4B 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1983-08-07)7 August 1983 (aged 32) 198 Romania CSM Digi Oradea
2 Dušan Mandić 50D 1L 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb) (1994-06-16)16 June 1994 (aged 22) 111 Italy Pro Recco
3 Živko Gocić (C) 20CB 2R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1982-08-22)22 August 1982 (aged 33) 353 Hungary Szolnoki Vízilabda SC
4 Sava Ranđelović 20CB 2R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb) (1993-07-17)17 July 1993 (aged 23) 82 Italy AN Brescia
5 Miloš Ćuk 50D 2R 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1990-12-21)21 December 1990 (aged 25) 124 Hungary Egri VK
6 Duško Pijetlović 40CF 2R 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 97 kg (214 lb) (1985-04-25)25 April 1985 (aged 31) 261 Italy Pro Recco
7 Slobodan Nikić 40CF 2R 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 106 kg (234 lb) (1983-01-25)25 January 1983 (aged 33) 346 Turkey Galatasaray S.K.
8 Milan Aleksić 20CB 2R 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1986-05-13)13 May 1986 (aged 30) 202 Hungary Szolnoki Vízilabda SC
9 Nikola Jakšić 20CB 2R 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1997-01-17)17 January 1997 (aged 19) 48 Serbia VK Partizan
10 Filip Filipović 50D 1L 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 101 kg (223 lb) (1987-05-02)2 May 1987 (aged 29) 297 Italy Pro Recco
11 Andrija Prlainović 50D 2R 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1987-04-28)28 April 1987 (aged 29) 271 Hungary Szolnoki Vízilabda SC
12 Stefan Mitrović 50D 2R 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1988-03-29)29 March 1988 (aged 28) 198 Hungary Szolnoki Vízilabda SC
13 Branislav Mitrović 10GK 4B 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) (1985-01-30)30 January 1985 (aged 31) 119 Hungary Egri VK
Average 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 28 years, 190 days 201
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Hungary 5 2 3 0 57 43 +14 7 Quarter-finals
2  Greece 5 2 2 1 41 40 +1 6
3  Brazil (H) 5 3 0 2 40 39 +1 6
4  Serbia 5 2 2 1 49 44 +5 6
5  Australia 5 2 1 2 44 40 +4 5
6  Japan 5 0 0 5 36 61 −25 0
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference.
(H) Host
6 August 2016
09:00
Report Serbia  13–13  Hungary Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Radosław Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 3–5, 3–4, 3–2, 4–2
Filipović 3 Goals Hosnyánszky 3

8 August 2016
09:00
Report Serbia  9–9  Greece Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Mark Koganov (AZE), Joseph Peila (USA)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 0–2, 4–3, 4–2
Filipović 2 Goals Fountoulis 4

10 August 2016
19:30
Report Brazil  6–5  Serbia Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Benjamin Mercier (FRA), Ni Shi Wei (CHN)
Score by quarters: 0–2, 3–1, 2–0, 1–2
Vrlić 2 Goals five players 1

12 August 2016
22:10
Report Serbia  10–8  Australia Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Francesc Buch (ESP)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 2–3, 2–1, 4–2
three players 2 Goals Cotterill 2

14 August 2016
19:30
Report Serbia  12–8  Japan Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Nenad Peris (CRO), Benjamin Mercier (FRA)
Score by quarters: 2–5, 3–0, 4–2, 3–1
Filipović 6 Goals Takei 5
Quarterfinal
16 August 2016
12:20
Report Serbia  10–7  Spain Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Radosław Koryzna (POL), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 3–1, 4–2, 0–2, 3–2
Mandić 4 Goals Molina 3
Semifinal
18 August 2016
16:30
Report Italy  8–10  Serbia Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 0–3, 2–3, 0–1, 6–3
three players 2 Goals three players 2
Gold medal match
20 August 2016
17:50
Report Croatia  7–11  Serbia Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Péter Molnár (HUN)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 1–3, 2–3, 2–2
Sukno 3 Goals Mandić 4

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Kristijan Fris in the first round of the men's Greco-Roman 59 kg.
Kristijan Fris in the first round of the men's Greco-Roman 59 kg.

Serbia has qualified three wrestlers for each the following weight classes into the Olympic competition. One of them finished among the top six to secure an Olympic spot in the men's Greco-Roman 66 kg at the 2015 World Championships, while two more Olympic places were awarded to Serbian wrestlers, who progressed to the top two finals at the 2016 European Qualification Tournament.[30]

Key:

Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Kristijan Fris −59 kg Bye  Tasmuradov (UZB)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 13
Davor Štefanek −66 kg Bye  Inoue (JPN)
W 4–0 ST
 Stäbler (GER)
W 3–1 PP
 Bolkvadze (GEO)
W 5–0 VT
Bye  Arutyunyan (ARM)
W 3–1 PP
1st place, gold medalist(s)
Viktor Nemeš −75 kg Bye  Turdiev (UZB)
W 3–1 PP
 Madsen (DEN)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance Bye  Abdevali (IRI)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 8

Reaction to Kosovo's participation

Because of Albanian boycotts after the breakup of Yugoslavia, only Serbs from Kosovo and Metohija participated as part of Serbia and Montenegro and Serbia at the Olympics. On 17 February 2008 Kosovo's Parliament declared independence from Serbia, but Serbia doesn't recognize it and considers it its southern province.[31] On 9 December 2014 the International Olympic Committee recognized the Olympic Committee of Kosovo despite it not being a member or observer state of the United Nations, and therefore Kosovo is a participant at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[32]

In reaction to the decision of the International Olympic Committee to accept Kosovo as a full member, Vlade Divac said that the Serbian Olympic Committee did all they could while foreign minister Ivica Dačić and minister of sports Vanja Udovičić expressed disapproval, with Divac adding there would be no boycott of the games.[33][34] Prior to the Rio 2016 opening ceremony, Udovičić advised Serbian athletes to withdraw themselves from any medal ceremonies if they have to share the podium with athletes from Kosovo.[35] Some athletes from Kosovo, such as volleyball player Milena Rašić and basketball player Marko Simonović, participated as part of the Serbian team and both of them won medals.

See also

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