Saudi Arabia

History

Saudi Arabia made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1972 and has competed ever since, with the exception of 1980 where it participated in the United States led boycott. The nation sends a small delegation with between 10-20 athletes competing at recent Olympics. The athletes compete in a variety of sports including, athletics, equestrian, shooting, swimming and weightlifting.

Saudi Arabia has won a total of three medals in its history. Their first two medals came during the 2000 Olympics where hurdler Hadi Al-Somaily won silver in the men’s 400m hurdles and equestrian Khaled Al Eid won bronze in individual show jumping. In 2012 the equestrian show jumping team was able to win a bronze medal.

Qualified Quotas

Football

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Tournament Amin Al-Bukhari
Abdullah Hassoun
Abdulbassit Hindi
Hassan Tombakti
Abdulelah Al-Amri
Sami Al-Najei
Abdulrahman Ghareeb
Nasser Al-Omran
Abdullah Al-Hamdan
Ayman Al-Khulaif
Abdulrahman Al-Yami
Ayman Yahya
Khaled Al-Dubaish
Ali Al-Hassan
Hussain Al-Eisa
Yousef Al-Harbi
Saad Al-Selouli
Khalid Al-Ghannam
Firas Al-Buraikan
Mukhtar Ali
Saleh Al-Ohaymid
Mohammed Al-Yami
Saud Abdulhamid