Estonia made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1920 after gaining independence from Russia. The nation would compete until 1936 where they became a part of the Soviet Union. Estonia wouldn’t compete independently again until 1992 where they regained independence after the dissolution of the Soviet Union; they have been competing ever since. The nation competes with around three to four dozen athletes at each Olympics in various sports, most commonly in athletics, rowing, sailing, swimming and wrestling.

Estonia has won at least one medal in most Summer Olympics it has participated in with only 1932 and 1996 being exceptions. In total the nation has won 34 medals in 8 sports with the most successful sports being wrestling (11), weightlifting (7) and athletics (6). Nine athletes have won at least two medals at a Summer Games including wrestler Kristjan Palusalu whom won two gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in men’s freestyle heavyweight and men’s Greco-Roman heavyweight. In 2016 Estonia won a single medal in rowing.

Qualified Quotas


Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Javelin Throw Magnus Kirt
Men’s Decathlon Maicel Uibo
Johannes Erm


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Road Race Qualified Via Rankings
Men’s Time Trial
(1) (2)
Tanel Kangert
Qualified Via Rankings


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s RS:X Ingrid Puusta
Men’s Laser Karl-Martin Rammo


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Greco-Roman -130kg Heiki Nabi
Women’s Freestyle -76kg Epp Mae