Belarus

History

Belarus made its first Summer Olympic Games appearance in 1996 after gaining independence from the Soviet Union and has competed ever since. The nation is one of the more successful post-Soviet nations as they send over 100 athletes to each game, competing in a variety of sports, notably in gymnastics and wrestling.

Belarus has medaled at each Olympics it has participated in, winning between 9-17 medals for a total of 77 medals in 13 sports. The most successful sports include athletics (14), gymnastics (11) and wrestling (11). Four summer athletes have won four medals for Belarus; rower Ekaterina Karsten (medals in 1996-2008), canoeists Vadzim Makhneu and Raman Piatrushenka (medals in 2004-2012) and gymnast Vitaly Scherbo (medals in 1996). In 2016 Belarus won nine medals.

Qualified Quotas

Archery

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Individual Karyna Dziominskaya
Karyna Kazlouskaya
Hanna Marusava
Women’s Team Karyna Dziominskaya
Karyna Kazlouskaya
Hanna Marusava

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50km Walk Dmitriy Dziubin
Men’s High Jump Maksim Nedasekau
Men’s Hammer Throw Hleb Dudarau

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 200m Krystsina Tsimanouskaya
Women’s 1500m Daryia Barysevich
Women’s 100m Hurdles Elvira Herman
Alina Talay
Women’s 20km Walk Viktoryia Rashchupkina
Women’s Marathon Volha Mazuronak
Nina Savina
Women’s High Jump Karyna Taranda
Women’s Pole Vault Iryna Zhuk
Women’s Shot Put Aliona Dubitskaya
Women’s Hammer Throw Hanna Malyshik
Women’s Javelin Throw Tatsiana Khaladovich

Canoeing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s K1 1000m Alah Yurenia
Women’s K1 500m Volha Khudzenka
Women’s K2 500m Maryna Litvinchuk
Volha Khudzenka
Men’s K4 500m Aliaksei Misiuchenka
Stanislau Daineka
Uladzislau Litvinau
Dzmitry Natynchyk
Women’s K4 500m Maryna Litvinchuk
Volha Khudzenka
Nadzeya Papok
Marharyta Makhneva
Women’s C1 200m Alena Nazdrova
Women’s C2 500m Volha Klimava
Nadzeya Makarchanka

Cycling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Time Trial Alena Amialiusik

Gymnastics

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Artistic Individual Events Andrey Likhovitskiy
Women’s Artistic Individual Events Anastasiya Alistratava
Women’s Rhythmic Individual All-Around Anastasiia Salos
Katsiaryna Halkina
Women’s Rhythmic Group All-Around Hanna Haidukevich
Anastasiya Rybakova
Hanna Shvaiba
Aryna Sushchynskaya
Arina Tsitsilina
Karyna Yarmolenka

Modern Pentathlon

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Individual
(1) (2)
Iryna Prasiantsova
Volha Silkina

Rowing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Coxless Pair Dzmitry Furman
Siarhei Valadzko
Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls Anastasiia Ianina
Alena Furman

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s RS:X Artem Javadav
Women’s Laser Radial Tatiana Drozdovskaya

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Yury Shcherbatsevich
Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Maria Martynova

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 100m Backstroke Mikita Tsmyh
Men’s 100m Breaststroke Ilya Shymanovich
Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay Mikita Tsmyh
Ilya Shymanovich
Yauhen Tsurkin
Artsiom Machekin

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 100m Butterfly Anastasiya Shkurdai

Mixed Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay Mikita Tsmyh
Ilya Shymanovich
Anastasiya Shkurdai
Aksana Dziamidava

Wrestling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Greco-Roman -87kg Mikalai Stadub
Women’s Freestyle -57kg Iryna Kurachkina