China

History

The People’s Republic of China made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1952, but would not appear again until 1984 after which they would compete in all subsequent games. They were the hosts of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The nation sends one of the largest delegations of athletes to the Olympic with more than 200 competing at each games since 1984. The athletes compete in a diverse set of sports including several team sports.

China won its first medal at the 1984 Olympics and is one of the top performing nations. In total China has won 541 medals in 26 sports, including the recently reintroduced sport of softball. Their most successful sports include aquatics (117 with 69 in diving, 43 in swimming and 5 in synchronized swimming), gymnastics (73 with 61 in artistic, 1 in rhythmic and 11 in trampoline), shooting (56), weightlifting (54), table tennis (53) and badminton (41). China’s most successful summer athlete is diver Wu Minxia (medals in 2004-2016) where she won four gold medals in women’s 3m synchronized springboard and a gold, silver and bronze medals in women’s 3m springboard. In 2016 China won 70 medals.

Qualified Quotas

Archery

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Individual Zhang Xinyan

Gymnastics

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Artistic Events From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Men’s Team Artistic All-Around Deng Shudi
Lin Chaopan
Sun Wei
Xiao Ruoteng
Zou Jingyuan
Women’s Individual Artistic Events From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Women’s Team Artistic All-Around Chen Yile
Liu Tingting
Liu Jinru
Luo Huan
Zhang Jin

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Laser Radial Zhang Dongshuang
Women’s 470 Wei Mengxi
Gao Haiyan

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Yang Haoran
Men’s 10m Air Rifle Hui Zicheng
Mixed Team 10m Air Rifle Zhao Ruozhu
Yang Haoran
Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Lin Junmin
Zhang Jian
Women’s 10m Air Pistol Wang Qian
Mixed Team 10m Air Pistol Wang Qian
Wang Meng Yi
Women’s Trap Wang Xiaojing

Tennis

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Singles Wang Qiang