Track and field events at the XXXI Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro



Teoriya i praktika fizicheskoy kultury №1 2017, pp. 97-101

UDC 796.42

Associate Professor, PhD O.M. Mirzoev1, 2
1Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sport, Youth and Tourism (GTsOLIFK), Moscow
2Moscow State Institute of Culture, Moscow

The article offers a competitive performance analysis of the national teams that won gold medals at the Olympic Games in Rio; considers, among other things, unofficial team standings determined by the gold, silver and bronze medals won in the events; gives detailed performance ratings for the top three teams at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro; and makes a comparative team success analysis versus that of the top national track and field competitors at the 2012 Olympic Games in London [3]. Subject to a special analysis were the accomplishments of those teams (including the European ones) who have improved their team standings versus their results in the last Olympics.

Keywords: XXX/ XXXI Olympic Games, unofficial team standing, medals, nations, accomplishments, Russian track and field athletes, world records, national and Olympic records.


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