Zambia made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1964 as Northern Rhodesia and has competed as Zambia since 1968 and in all subsequent Olympics, with the exception of 1980 where it participated in the African boycott. The nation sends a small delegation with fewer than 10 athletes participating at each recent Olympics. The athletes generally compete in athletics, boxing, judo and swimming. Zambia has won two medals in its history. Boxer Keith Mwila won bronze in the men’s light flyweight at the 1984 Olympics and hurdler Samuel Matete won silver in the men’s 400m hurdles at the 1996 Olympics.

Qualified Quotas


Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 200m Sydney Siame


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Flyweight Patrick Chinyemba
Men’s Featherweight Everisto Mulenga
Men’s Welterweight Stephen Zimba


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Tournament Musole Ng’ambo
Emeldah Musonda
Lushomo Mweemba
Jackline Nkole
Anita Mulenga
Judith Zulu
Misozi Zulu
Margaret Belemu
Hellen Mubanga
Grace Chanda
Barbara Banda
Rhodah Chileshe
Martha Tembo
Ireene Lungu
Theresa Chewe
Hazel Nali
Mary Mwakapila
Catherine Musonda
Khosa Fikile
Rachael Nachula