Chinese Taipei in its current state made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1956 where it was known as the Republic of China. It competed as the Republic of China until 1972 where it was forced to switch its name, causing the nation to boycott the 1976 and 1980 Olympics. They returned in 1984 with the agreed designation of Chinese Taipei and have competed ever since. Chinese Taipei sends a medium sized delegation of around 50 athletes whom compete in a variety of sports including, archery athletics, badminton, cycling, judo, shooting, table tennis, taekwondo and weightlifting.
Chinese Taipei won its first medal in 1960 and has won a total of 24 medals across 6 sports, including the recently reintroduced baseball. The most successful sports are taekwondo (8) and weightlifting (8). The most successful athletes are table tennis player Chen Jing (women’s singles; silver in 1996, bronze in 2000), taekwondo athletes Chu Mu-yen (men’s -58kg; gold in 2004, bronze in 2008) and Huang Chih-hsiung (bronze in 2000 in men’s -58kg and silver in 2004 in men’s -68kg) and weightlifter Hsu Shu-ching (women’s -53kg; gold in 2012, gold in 2016). In 2016 Chinese Taipei won three medals.
|Event||Qualifying Athletes||Selected Athletes|
|Women’s 25m Pistol||Tien Chia-chen|