Croatia made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1992 after gaining independence from Yugoslavia and has competed ever since. The nation sends a large delegation of athletes, typically over 80 compete. Croatia competes in a variety of sports though sends sizable groups in athletics, handball, sailing, shooting and water polo.

Croatia has won medals at every Summer Olympics it has participated in and has won a total of 33 in 12 sports. Their most successful sports include athletics (5), rowing (5) and aquatics (4 with 1 in swimming and 3 in water polo). They also medal in other team sports including three in handball and one in basketball. Croatia’s most successful summer athlete is handball player Venio Losert whom won two golds (1996 and 2004) and one bronze (2012) medals with the men’s handball team.

Qualified Quotas


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Laser Tonci Stipanovic
Men’s 49er Sime Fantela
Mihovil Fantela


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 10m Air Rifle Petar Gorsa
Miran Maricic
Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Snjezana Pejcic
Men’s Trap Josip Glasnovic


Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 800m Freestyle Franko Grgic
Men’s 1500m Freestyle Franko Grgic
Marin Mogic