Meet Team Iceland for Rio 2016!

The Olympic Stadium for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The Olympic Stadium for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photo: AFP

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)

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Eggert

Ant­on Sveinn Mckee (Swimming)

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ómar

Ásdís Hjálms­dótt­ir (Atletics)

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Kristinn

Eygló Ósk Gúst­afs­dótt­ir (Swimming)

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ómar Óskarsson

Guðni Val­ur Guðna­son (Atletics)

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Eggert Jóhannesson

Hrafn­hild­ur Lúth­ers­dótt­ir (Swimming)

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Árni Sæberg

Ir­ina Sazonova (Gymnastics)

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Golli

Þormóður Árni Jóns­son (Judo)

Photo: Brynjar Gauti

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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