Georgia made its first Summer Olympic appearance as an independent nation in 1996, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and has competed ever since. The nation sends a delegation of over 30 athletes to each Olympics where they compete in a variety of sports such as, archery, athletics, gymnastics, judo, shooting, weightlifting and wrestling.

Georgia has won at least one medal at every Olympics it has participated in. In total they have won 33 medals in 5 sports. Their most successful sports include wrestling (18), judo (8) and weightlifting (5). Five athletes have won two medals; wrestler Eldar Kurtanidze, weightlifter Giorgi Asanidze, wrestler Giorgi Gogshelidze, judoka Lasha Shavdatuashvili and wrestler Vladimer Khinchegashvili. In 2016 Georgia won seven medals, equalling its record with the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

Qualified Quotas


Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Triple Jump Lasha Gulelauri Lasha Gulelauri
Men’s Shot Put Giorgi Mujaridze Giorgi Mujaridze


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Flyweight Sakhil Alakhverdovi Sakhil Alakhverdovi


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Sabre Sandro Bazadze Sandro Bazadze


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 10m Air Pistol Nino Salukvadze Nino Salukvadze


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Freestyle -74kg Avtandil Kentchadze Avtandil Kentchadze
Men’s Freestyle -97kg Elizbar Odikadze Elizbar Odikadze
Men’s Freestyle -125kg Geno Petriashvili Geno Petriashvili
Men’s Greco-Roman -67kg Ramaz Zoidze Ramaz Zoidze
Men’s Greco-Roman -87kg Lasha Gobadze Lasha Gobadze
Men’s Greco-Roman -97kg Giorgi Melia Giorgi Melia
Men’s Greco-Roman -130kg Iakob Kajaia Iakob Kajaia