Uzbekistan

History

Uzbekistan made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1996, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and has competed ever since. The nation sends a large delegation with around 60 athletes whom compete in a variety of sports including, athletics, boxing, canoeing, gymnastics, judo, shooting, swimming, weightlifting and wrestling.

Uzbekistan has won at least one medal at each Olympics it has competed in. In total, the nation has won 31 medals across 5 sports. The most successful sports include boxing (14), wrestling (8) and judo (4). The most successful athletes are judoka Rishod Sobirov and wrestler Artur Taymazov whom both won three medals. Sobirov won three bronze medals in 2008 (men’s -60kg), 2012 (-60kg) and 2016 (-66kg) and Taymazov won silver at the 2000 Olympics in men’s freestyle -130kg and two gold medals in 2004 and 2012 in men’s freestyle -120kg. In 2016 Uzbekistan won 13 medals, its best ever performance.

Qualified Quotas

Canoeing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s C2 500m Dilnoza Rakhmatova
Nilufar Zokirova

Cycling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Road Race Muradjan Khalmuratov
Women’s Road Race Olga Zabelinskaya

Gymnastics

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Artistic Individual Events Rasuljon Abdurakhimov
Women’s Artistic Individual Events Oksana Chusovitina

Modern Pentathlon

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Alexander Savkin
Women’s Individual Alise Fakhrutdinova

Tennis

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Singles Denis Istomin

Wrestling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Freestyle -125kg Khasanboy Rakhimov
Men’s Greco-Roman -60kg Elmurat Tasmuradov
Men’s Greco-Roman -77kg Jalgasbay Berdimuratov
Men’s Greco-Roman -87kg Rustam Assakalov