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

Women’s Events

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

Cycling

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

Gymnastics

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

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Ruslan Lunev

Swimming

Men’s Events

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

Wrestling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Freestyle -97kg Sharif Sharifov
Women’s Freestyle -50kg Mariya Stadnik