Lebanon is scheduled to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This will be the nation’s seventeenth appearance at the Summer Olympics. Lebanon did not attend the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne as a response to the Suez Crisis.
Lebanese athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):
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
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ahmad Hazer Men’s 110 m hurdles
Chirine Njeim Women’s marathon N/A
Main articles: Canoeing at the 2016 Summer Olympics and Canoeing at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Qualification
Lebanon has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send Richard Merjan in the men’s C-1 race, signifying the nation’s Olympic debut in the sport.
Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Richard Merjan Men’s C-1
Main articles: Fencing at the 2016 Summer Olympics and Fencing at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Qualification
Lebanon has entered one fencer into the Olympic competition. London 2012 Olympian Mona Shaito secured a spot in the women’s foil as one of the two highest-ranked fencers from Asia outside the world’s top 14 in the FIE Adjusted Official Rankings.
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Mona Shaito Women’s foil
Main articles: Judo at the 2016 Summer Olympics and Judo at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Qualification
Lebanon has qualified one judoka for the men’s half-middleweight category (81 kg) at the Games. Nacif Elias was ranked among the top 22 eligible judokas for men in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.
Nacif Elias Men’s −81 kg
Main articles: Shooting at the 2016 Summer Olympics and Shooting at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Qualification
Lebanon has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send London 2012 Olympian Ray Bassil in the women’s trap, as long as the minimum qualifying score (MQS) was met by March 31, 2016.
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Ray Bassil Women’s trap
Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)
Main articles: Swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics and Swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Qualification
Lebanon has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Anthony Barbar Men’s 50m freestyle
Gabrielle Doueihy Women’s 400 m freestyle N/A
Main articles: Table tennis at the 2016 Summer Olympics and Table tennis at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Qualification
Lebanon has entered one athlete into the table tennis competition at the Games. Mariana Sahakian secured the Olympic spot in the women’s singles as the highest-ranked table tennis player coming from the West Asia zone at the Asian Qualification Tournament in Hong Kong.
Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
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