Rio 2016 Olympics: Aquatic Sport Participant Lists Released (Updated with Water Polo)

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FINA, the International Governing Body of aquatic sport, in conjunction with the the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Committee has begun to release of the names of athletes competing in each of the 2016 Rio Olympic Aquatic Sports. Aquatic sports included in the Olympic Games include: marathon (open water) swimming, synchronized swimming, diving, water polo, and swimming.

Note: Swimming World will continuously update the following page with Olympic information about the aquatic event and a list of the international athletes competing in their respective aquatic events. Links will also be included. 

Sport: Marathon Swimming

Event: 10k Marathon Swimming for men and women

Competition Dates: August 15-16, 2016

Olympic Venue: Copacabana Beach, in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro

Number of athletes: 50 (25 men, 25 women)

Maximum number of athletes per country: 4 (2 men and 2 women)

Competition Format: Over the course of two consecutive days, the men’s and women’s races will take place just off the coast of the Copacabana Beach. Each competition will include four loops of 2.5km each, for a total 10km race. It is expected that the an average duration of each race will be two hours.

Qualification: Athletes qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics based on their results in either the FINA World Championships 2015, or FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier (June 11-12, 2016 in Setubal, POR)

Marathon Swimming Olympic Qualification Tournament Page

Competing Athletes: Below is a snapshot of some of the athletes confirmed for participation in the event. The link to the full list can be found below

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Rio 2016 Marathon Swimming – Participating Athletes

 

Sport: Diving

Events: (Men and Women) 3m springboard, 10m platform, 3m springboard synchro, 10m platform synchro

Competition Dates: August 7-20, 2016

Olympic Venue: Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre, with a 6,500 seat capacity

Number of athletes: 136

Maximum number of athletes per country: 16 (8 men, 8 women)

Competition format: In individual events – up to 34 divers (maximum 2 divers per country), with preliminaries, semi-final (best 18) and final (best 12); in synchro events – 8 teams (maximum one team per country), direct final

Qualification: Athletes qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics based on their results in the FINA World Championships Kazan 2015, FINA Diving World Cup Rio 2016, or Continental Championships

Diving Qualification Olympic Page

Competing Athletes: Below is a snapshot of some of the athletes confirmed for participation in the event. The link to the full list can be found below

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Rio 2016 Participating Athletes – Diving
Sport: Water Polo

Events: Men’s (12 teams) and women’s (8 teams) tournaments

Dates: August 6-20, 2016

Olympic Venue: The first week, the tournaments will be held at the newly-remodeled Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre (which holds a capacity of 6,500). The second week, the tournaments will be held at the Aquatics Stadium (which hold a capacity of 14,000).

Number of athletes: 260 (156 men, 104 women)

Maximum number of athletes per country: 26 (13 men and 13 women)

Competition format: Men: The 12 teams competing teams are divided into two groups of 6. Days 1-5 consist of the preliminary rounds. Day 6 is the quarter-final round, day 7 is the semi-final round, with the final round on day 8.

Women: The 8 teams competing are divided in two groups of 4. Days 1-3 consist of the preliminary rounds. Day 4 is the quarter-final round, day 5 is semi-final round, with the final round on day 6. (Note: the men’s and women’s tournament days will alternate.)

Qualification pathway: Athletes qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games based on the following results: (Men) Qualification based on placing in the 2015 FINA World League, 2015 FINA World Championships, Continental Championships/Host Country or the Olympic Games Qualification Tournament. (Women) Qualification based on placing in the Continental Championships/Host Country or Olympic Games Qualification Tournament.

Water Polo Qualification Olympic Page

Competing Teams: Below is a snapshot of some of the teams confirmed for participation in the event. The link to the full list can be found below

Note: The Draws of the Men’s & Women’s Olympic Games Water Polo Tournaments 2016 were held in Trieste (ITA) following the conclusion of the FINA Men’s Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2016 on Sunday April 10, 2016.

MEN:

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WOMEN: 

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Rio 2016 Participating Teams – Water Polo