Azerbaijan

History

Azerbaijan made its first Summer Olympic Games appearance in 1996, after gaining independence from the Soviet Union and has competed ever since. The nation typically sends a mid-sized team of athletes in a variety of sports though more commonly in combat sports, particularly in wrestling.

Azerbaijan has won medals at every Summer Olympics it has participated in. In total the nation has won 43 medals in 7 sports with 22 of them being won in wrestling. Boxing has also provided 8 medalists. The most successful athletes were wrestlers Khetag Gazyumov and Mariya Stadnik whom both won medals from 2008-2016. Gazyumov won one silver and two bronzes while Stadnik won two silvers and one bronze. In 2016 Azerbaijan had their best performance, winning 18 medals.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Triple Jump Nazim Babayev
Alexis Copello Declined

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Hammer Throw Hanna Skydan

Badminton

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Singles Ade Resky Dwicahyo Ade Resky Dwicahyo

Boxing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Featherweight Tayfur Aliyev Tayfur Aliyev
Men’s Lightweight Javid Chalabiyev Javid Chalabiyev
Men’s Welterweight Lorenzo Sotomayor Lorenzo Sotomayor
Men’s Light Heavyweight Loren Alfonso Loren Alfonso
Men’s Super Heavyweight Mahammad Abdullayev Mahammad Abdullayev

Cycling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Road Race Qualified Via Rankings Elchin Asadov

Fencing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Individual Sabre Anna Bashta Anna Bashta

Gymnastics

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Artistic Individual Events Ivan Tikhonov Ivan Tikhonov
Women’s Artistic Individual Events Marina Nekrasova Marina Nekrasova
Women’s Rhythmic Individual All-Around Zohra Aghamirova Zohra Aghamirova
Women’s Rhythmic Group All-Around Diana Ahmadbayli
Ayshan Bayramova
Zeynab Hummatova
Aliya Pashayeva
Darya Sorokina
Laman Alimuradova
Zeynab Hummatova
Yelyzaveta Luzan
Narmina Samadova
Darya Sorokina

Judo

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -60kg Karamat Huseynov Karamat Huseynov
Men’s -66kg Over 1 Eligible Athlete Orkhan Safarov
Men’s -73kg Over 1 Eligible Athlete Rustam Orujov
Men’s -81kg Murad Fatiyev Murad Fatiyev
Men’s -90kg Mammadali Mehdiyev Mammadali Mehdiyev
Men’s -100kg Over 1 Eligible Athlete Zelym Mehdiyev
Men’s +100kg Ushangi Kokauri Ushangi Kokauri
Women’s -48kg Aisha Gurbanli Aisha Gurbanli
Women’s +78kg Iryna Kindzerska Iryna Kindzerska

Karate

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -67kg Firdovsi Farzaliyev Firdovsi Farzaliyev
Men’s -75kg Rafael Aghayev Rafael Aghayev
Women’s +61kg Irina Zaretska Irina Zaretska

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Ruslan Lunev Ruslan Lunev
Men’s 10m Air Pistol Double Starter Ruslan Lunev
Men’s Skeet Emin Jafarov Emin Jafarov

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 400m Individual Medley Maksym Shemberev

Taekwondo

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -80kg Milad Beigi Milad Beigi
Women’s -67kg Farida Azizova Farida Azizova

Triathlon

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Rostislav Pevtsov Rostislav Pevtsov

Wrestling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Freestyle -65kg Haji Aliyev Haji Aliyev
Men’s Freestyle -74kg Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev
Men’s Freestyle -97kg Sharif Sharifov Sharif Sharifov
Men’s Greco-Roman -77kg Rafig Huseynov Rafig Huseynov
Men’s Greco-Roman -87kg Islam Abbasov Islam Abbasov
Women’s Freestyle -50kg Mariya Stadnik Mariya Stadnik
Women’s Freestyle -68kg Elis Manolova Elis Manolova