Belgium

History

Belgium made its first Summer Olympic Games appearance in 1900. The nation missed the next games, but returned in 1908 and has competed ever since. Belgium hosted the 1920 Summer Olympic Games in Antwerp. The nation competes with a decent sized team, but more recently competed with around a 100 in the past three games and in a variety of sports including cycling and equestrian along with team sports such as field hockey and historically water polo.

Belgium has earned medals at every Summer Olympics it has competed in with the exception of the 1932 games. They have won a total of 148 medals in 18 sports, including the defunct sport of tug of war. The most successful sports include cycling (26) and archery (20) while 12 medals were also won in athletics, equestrian and judo. The most successful athlete was archer Hubert van Innis whom won 10 medals at the 1900 and 1920 games. During the 2016 Olympics Belgium won six medals.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 5000m Isaac Kimeli
Men’s 4x400m Relay Jonathan Sacoor
Robin Vanderbemden
Dylan Borlee
Kevin Borlee
Julien Watrin
Men’s Marathon Bashir Abdi
Koen Naert

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 400m Hurdles Hanne Claes
Women’s 4x400m Relay Hanne Claes
Imke Vervaet
Paulien Couckuyt
Camille Laus
Women’s High Jump Nafissatou Thiam
Women’s Long Jump Nafissatou Thiam
Women’s Heptathlon Nafissatou Thiam

Mixed Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Mixed 4x400m Relay Dylan Borlee
Hanne Claes
Camille Laus
Kevin Borlee
Robin Vanderbemden
Imke Vervaet

Canoeing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s K2 500m Hermien Peters
Lize Broekx

Cycling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Time Trial Remco Evenepoel

Equestrian

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Jumping From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Jumping Pieter Devos
Horse: Claire Z
Jos Verlooy
Horse: Igor
Jerome Guery
Horse: Quel Homme de Hus
Gregory Wathelet
Horse: MJT Nevados S

Field Hockey

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Tournament Loic Van Doren
Arthur Van Doren
John-John Dohmen
Florent van Aubel
Cedric Charlier
Gauthier Boccard
Nicolas De Kerpel
Emmanuel Stockbroekx
Alexander Hendrickx
Thomas Briels
Felix Denayer
Vincent Vanasch
Simon Gougnard
Arthur De Sloover
Antoine Kina
Loick Luypaert
Victor Wegnez
Tom Boon

Gymnastics

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Artistic Individual Events From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Women’s Artistic Team All-Around Maellyse Brassart
Margaux Daveloose
Nina Derwael
Senna Deriks
Jade Vansteenkiste

Rowing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls Tim Brys
Niels van Zandweghe

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Laser Radial Emma Passchaert

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 100m Freestyle Pieter Timmers
Men’s 200m Butterfly Louis Croenen

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 100m Breaststroke Fanny Lecluyse
Women’s 200m Breaststroke Fanny Lecluyse