Seychelles at the
2016 Summer Olympics
IOC codeSEY
NOCSeychelles Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors10 in 6 sports
Flag bearer Rodney Govinden[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Seychelles competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's eighth appearance at the Summer Olympics, with the exception of the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul because of its partial support to the North Korean boycott.

The Seychelles Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association (SOCGA) sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games since 1992. A total of ten athletes, eight men and two women, were selected to the Seychellois squad across six sports (athletics, boxing, judo, sailing, swimming, and weightlifting).[1]

Finn yachtsman Allan Julie etching his name into the history records as the oldest participant (aged 39) of the Seychellois squad and the first to compete in five Olympic Games. Apart from Julie, three other athletes were returning Olympians; all of them participated in their second Games, including high jumper Lissa Labiche, lightweight boxer Andrique Allisop, and half-heavyweight judoka Dominic Dugasse (men's 100 kg). Six Seychellois athletes made their Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro, with Laser sailor Rodney Govinden acting as the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1] The Seychelles, however, has yet to win its first Olympic medal.

Athletics

Main articles: Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics and Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Seychelles received universality slots from IAAF to send two athletes (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[1][2][3]

Key
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ned Azemia Men's 400 m hurdles 50.74 NR 8 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Lissa Labiche Women's high jump 1.85 =29 Did not advance

Boxing

Main articles: Boxing at the 2016 Summer Olympics and Boxing at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Seychelles entered one boxer who competed in the men's lightweight division into the Olympic boxing tournament. 2012 Olympian Andrique Allisop had claimed his Olympic spot with a box-off victory at the 2016 African Qualification Tournament in Yaoundé, Cameroon.[4]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Andrique Allisop Men's lightweight  Joyce (IRL)
L 0–3
Did not advance

Judo

Main articles: Judo at the 2016 Summer Olympics and Judo at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Seychelles qualified one judoka for the men's half-heavyweight category (100 kg) at the Games. London 2012 Olympian Dominic Dugasse earned a continental quota spot from the African region, as Seychelles' top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.[5][6]

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
Dominic Dugasse Men's −100 kg Bye  Darwish (EGY)
L 000–100
Did not advance

Sailing

Main articles: Sailing at the 2016 Summer Olympics and Sailing at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Seychellois sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the individual fleet World Championships, and African qualifying regattas.[7][8]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Jean-Marc Gardette Men's RS:X 36 35 33 31 23 31 29 DNF 35 DNF 32 33 EL 355 33
Rodney Govinden Men's Laser 45 41 47 37 43 37 41 41 43 38 N/A EL 365 45
Allan Julie Men's Finn 23 17 23 21 17 18 23 23 22 23 N/A EL 197 23

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

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Seychelles received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[1][9][10]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Adam Viktora Men's 50 m freestyle 24.32 56 Did not advance
Alexus Laird Women's 100 m backstroke 1:03.33 27 Did not advance

Weightlifting

Main articles: Weightlifting at the 2016 Summer Olympics and Weightlifting at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Seychelles received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send Rick Confiance in the men's featherweight category (62 kg) to the Olympics, which signified the nation's Olympic return to the sport after an eight-year hiatus.[1]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Rick Yves Confiance Men's −62 kg 105 14 127 13 232 13

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Bonnelame, Joena; Uranie, Sharon (19 July 2016). "10 athletes prepare to fly the Seychelles' flag at the Rio Olympic Games". Victoria: Seychelles News Agency.
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  3. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Rio 2016 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Morocco take all three women's quota places and nine nations share the men's titles on final day of African Olympic Qualification". AIBA. 20 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  5. ^ "IJF Officially Announces Qualified Athletes for Rio 2016 Olympic Games". International Judo Federation. 23 June 2016. Archived from the original on 7 July 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Another Olympic qualifier for Seychelles!". Seychelles News Agency. 1 June 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  7. ^ Bonnelame, Betymie (14 December 2015). "Two sailors thrilled to be Seychelles first qualifiers for Rio Olympics 2016". Seychelles News Agency. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  8. ^ Butler, Nick (12 December 2015). "Seychelles unveils first two qualifiers for Rio 2016". Inside the Games. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Rio 2016 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Rio 2016. FINA. Retrieved 23 January 2015.