Over 11000 athletes from 206 countries took part in the first South-American Olympic Games.
The athletes competed for 306 medal sets in 38 sports.
The USA team spearheaded unofficial Rio 2016 teams rankings with 121 medals (46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze ones). The top three also included the teams of Great Britain (27—23—17; 67 total), China (26—18—26; 70 total). The Belarusian team (1—4—4; 9 total) placed 40th. Overall, 87 countries scored at least a medal in the Rio Games.
123 Belarusian athletes participated at the Olympic Games 2016.
Uladzislau Hancharou became the Olympic champion in Trampoline.
Daryia Naumava (Weightlifting, -75kg), Vadzim Straltsou (Weightlifting, -105kg), Maryia Mamashuk (Wrestling Freestyle, -63kg), Ivan Tsikhan (Hammer Throw) became silver medalists.