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


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

Table Tennis

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Singles Sarah Hanffou


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