Cameroon

History

Cameroon made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1964 and has competed ever since, though they did participate in the African boycott of 1976 after a portion of their athletes competed. Since the 1996 Olympics the nation has sent at least 15 athletes, typically competing in athletics, boxing, judo, weightlifting and wrestling.

The nation has won a total of five medals at the Olympics coming in athletics, boxing and football with the first one coming in 1968. The most successful athlete was triple jumper Francoise Mbango Etone (medals in 2004-2008) whom won two golds in women’s triple jump. The third gold medal won by Cameroon was the men’s football team where they won at the 2000 Olympics. In 2016 Cameroon failed to win a medal.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 200m Emmanuel Eseme

Boxing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Welterweight Albert Mengue Albert Mengue
Men’s Middleweight Wilfried Ntsengue Wilfried Ntsengue
Men’s Super Heavyweight Maxime Njieyo Yegnong Maxime Njieyo Yegnong

Judo

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s -70kg Ayuk Arrey Sophina Ayuk Arrey Sophina
Women’s +78kg Hortence Mballa Atangana Hortence Mballa Atangana

Table Tennis

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Singles Sarah Hanffou Sarah Hanffou

Weightlifting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s -76kg Jeanne Eyenga Mboosi Jeanne Eyenga Mboosi
Women’s -87kg Clementine Meukeugni Clementine Meukeugni

Wrestling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Freestyle -53kg Joseph Essombe Joseph Essombe