Estonia

History

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

Archery

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Individual Reena Parnat Reena Parnat

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 400m Hurdles Rasmus Magi
Men’s Marathon Tiidrek Nurme
Roman Fosti
Men’s Javelin Throw Magnus Kirt Declined
Men’s Decathlon Over 3 Eligible Athletes

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Long Jump Ksenija Balta

Badminton

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Singles Raul Must Raul Must
Women’s Singles Kristin Kuuba Kristin Kuuba

Cycling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Cross-Country Qualified Via Rankings Janika Loiv
Men’s Road Race Qualified Via Rankings Tanel Kangert
Peeter Pruus
Men’s Time Trial
(1) (2)
Tanel Kangert Tanel Kangert
Qualified Via Rankings Declined By NOC

Equestrian

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Dressage Dina Ellermann
Horse: Donna Anna
Dina Ellermann
Horse: Donna Anna

Fencing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Individual Epee From Team Quota Julia Beljajeva
From Team Quota Erika Kirpu
From Team Quota Katrina Lehis
Women’s Team Epee Qualified Via Rankings Julia Beljajeva
Erika Kirpu
Katrina Lehis

Judo

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -100kg Grigori Minaskin Grigori Minaskin

Rowing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Quadruple Sculls Juri-Mikk Udam
Allar Raja
Tonu Endrekson
Kaspar Taimsoo
Juri-Mikk Udam
Allar Raja
Tonu Endrekson
Kaspar Taimsoo

Sailing

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

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Peeter Olesk Peeter Olesk
Men’s 10m Air Pistol Double Starter Peeter Olesk

Swimming

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 100m Breaststroke Eneli Jefimova

Tennis

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Singles Anett Kontaveit

Triathlon

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Individual Kaidi Kivioja Kaidi Kivioja

Wrestling

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