News | Iceland Monitor | Sun 17 Jul 2016 | 12.30 GMT | Modified 16 Aug 2016 14.37
Meet Team Iceland for Rio 2016!
With less than a month to go to the opening ceremony of 2016 of the Rio Olympic Games in Brazil, eight Icelanders have secured the right to represent their country.
Meet Team Iceland!
Aníta Hinriksdóttir (Atletics)
Anton Sveinn Mckee (Swimming)
Ásdís Hjálmsdóttir (Atletics)
Eygló Ósk Gústafsdóttir (Swimming)
Guðni Valur Guðnason (Atletics)
Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir (Swimming)
Irina Sazonova (Gymnastics)
Þormóður Árni Jónsson (Judo)
The games will be held on 5-12 August. Since the country’s first Olympic participation back in 1908, Icelandic athletes have won a total of four medals – two silver and two bronze – in athletics (2), judo, and handball.
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