Gabon made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1972. It then participated in two boycotts in 1976 and 1980 before returning in 1984 and has competed ever since. The nation typically sends a very small delegation of around 5 athletes to each Olympics though it sent a relatively large one in 2012 due to qualifying in football. Typically the nation competes in athletics, boxing, judo and taekwondo. Gabon has won a single medal where Anthony Obame won silver in men’s +80kg taekwondo at the 2012 Olympics.

Qualified Quotas


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s +80kg Anthony Obame