Saudi Arabia


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.

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