Germany

History

Germany made its first Summer Olympic appearance at the inaugural games in 1896. The nation did not participate in 1920, 1924 and 1948 due to being banned for its role in World War I and World War II. In 1952 Germany returned, but only athletes from West Germany competed (athletes from Saar competed separately). The International Olympic Committee recognizes the United Team of Germany (1956-1964), West Germany (1968-1988) and East Germany (1968-1988) to be separate entities. Germany would return after reunification at the 1992 Olympics and have competed ever since. The nation sends one of the largest delegations with over 375 athletes competing at each Olympics since 1992.

Germany has medaled at every Olympics it has participated in and has finished in the top 10, including first in 1936 at almost all games. In total the nation has won over 600 medals with the most successful sports being athletics, canoeing, swimming, equestrian and rowing. The most successful athletes are swimmer Franziska van Almsick (medals in 1992-2004) and equestrian Isabell Werth (medals in 1992-2000, 2012 & 2016) with both winning 10 medals each. Almsick won four silver and six bronze medals in women’s 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 4x100m freestyle relay, 4x200m freestyle relay and 4x100m medley relay. Werth won six gold and four silver medals in individual dressage and team dressage. Canoeist Brigit Fischer won 12 medals though four of them were won when she competed for East Germany. In 2016 Germany won 42 medals.

Qualified Quotas

Archery

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Individual Michelle Kroppen
Elena Richter
Lisa Unruh
Women’s Team Michelle Kroppen
Elena Richter
Lisa Unruh

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 20km Walk Christopher Linke
Nils Brembach
Men’s Pole Vault Torben Blech
Raphael Holzdeppe
Men’s Discus Throw Martin Wierig
Christopher Harting
Men’s Javelin Throw Over 3 Eligible Athletes
Men’s Decathlon Niklas Kaul
Kai Kazmirek

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 100m Tatjana Pinto
Gina Luckenkemper
Laura Muller
Women’s 200m Tatjana Pinto
Lisa Kwayie
Women’s 1500m Konstanze Klosterhalfen
Women’s 5000m Konstanze Klosterhalfen
Alina Reh
Women’s 10000m Alina Reh
Women’s 100m Hurdles Cindy Roleder
Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Gesa Krause
Women’s 4x100m Relay Lisa-Marie Kwayie
Yasmin Kwadwo
Jessica-Bianca Wessolly
Gina Luckenkemper
Women’s 20km Walk Saskia Feige
Women’s High Jump Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch
Women’s Long Jump Malaika Mihambo
Women’s Triple Jump Kristin Gierisch
Women’s Shot Put Christina Schwanitz
Women’s Discus Throw Claudine Vita
Nadine Muller
Kristin Pudenz
Women’s Javelin Throw Christin Hussong
Women’s Heptathlon Carolin Schafer

Canoeing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s K1 Slalom Hannes Aigner
Women’s K1 Slalom Ricarda Funk
Women’s C1 Slalom Andrea Herzog
Men’s K2 1000m Max Hoff
Jacob Schopf
Men’s K4 500m Tom Liebscher
Ronald Rauhe
Max Rendschmidt
Max Lemke
Women’s K4 500m Tina Dietze
Franziska John
Sabrina Hering-Pradler
Caroline Arft
Men’s C1 1000m Sebastian Brendel
Men’s C2 1000m Peter Kretschmer
Yul Oeltze
Women’s C2 500m Lisa Jahn
Ophelia Preller

Cycling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Time Trial Tony Martin
Women’s Time Trial Lisa Klein

Diving

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 3m Springboard Patrick Hausding
Women’s 3m Springboard Tina Punzel

Equestrian

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Dressage From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Dressage Jessica von Bredow-Werndl
Horse: TSF Dalera BB
Dorothee Schneider
Horse: Sammy Davis Jr.
Sonke Rothenberger
Horse: Cosmo
Isabell Werth
Horse: Bella Rose
Individual Eventing From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Eventing Ingrid Klimke
Horse: SAP Hale Bob OLD
Andreas Dibowski
Horse: FRH Corrida
Kai Ruder
Horse: Colani Sunrise
Julia Krajewski
Horse: Chipmunk FRH
Individual Jumping From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Jumping Simone Blum
Horse: DSP Alice
Laura Klaohake
Horse: Catch Me If You Can OLD
Maurice Tebbel
Horse: Don Diarado
Marcus Ehning
Horse: Pret A Tout

Football

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Tournament Alexander Nubel
Florian Muller
Markus Schubert
Benjamin Henrichs
Lukas Klostermann
Jonathan Tah
Timo Baumgartl
Maximilian Mittelstadt
Waldemar Anton
Felix Uduokhai
Robin Koch
Maximilian Eggestein
Levin Oztunali
Mahmoud Dahoud
Suat Serdar
Nadiem Amiri
Florian Neuhaus
Arne Maier
Eduard Lowen
Lukas Nmecha
Luca Waldschmidt
Marco Richter
Johannes Eggestein

Gymnastics

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Artistic Individual Events From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Women’s Artistic Individual Events From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Men’s Artistic Team All-Around Lukas Dauser
Philipp Herder
Nick Klessing
Karim Rida
Andreas Toba
Women’s Artistic Team All-Around Kim Bui
Emelie Petz
Pauline Schaefer
Elisabeth Seitz
Sarah Voss

Modern Pentathlon

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Patrick Dogue
Women’s Individual Annika Schleu

Rowing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Single Sculls Oliver Zeidler
Men’s Double Sculls Tim Ole Naske
Stephan Krueger
Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls Jonathan Rommelmann
Jason Osborne
Men’s Quadruple Sculls Karl Schulze
Timo Piontek
Max Appel
Hans Gruhne
Women’s Quadruple Sculls Daniela Schultze
Michaela Staelberg
Franziska Kampmann
Frieda Haemmerling
Men’s Coxed Eight Johannes Weissenfeld
Laurits Follert
Christopher Reinhardt
Torben Johannesen
Jakob Schneider
Malte Jakschik
Richard Schmidt
Hannes Ocik
Martin Sauer

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Laser Philipp Buhl
Women’s Laser Radial Svenja Weger
Women’s 470 Frederike Loewe
Anna Markfort
Men’s 49er Tim Fischer
Fabian Graf

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Isabella Straub
Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
(1) (2)
Oliver Geis
Christian Reitz
Women’s 25m Pistol
(1) (2)
Doreen Vennekamp
Monika Karsch
Women’s Skeet Nele Wissmer

Sport Climbing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Combined Alexander Megos

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Freestyle Artem Selin
Men’s 200m Freestyle Poul Zellmann
Men’s 400m Freestyle Florian Wellbrock
Men’s 800m Freestyle Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Men’s 1500m Freestyle Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Men’s 200m Backstroke Christian Diener
Men’s 200m Breaststroke Marco Koch
Maximilian Pilger
Men’s 100m Butterfly Marius Kusch
Men’s 200m Butterfly David Thomasberger
Men’s 200m Individual Medley Philip Heintz
Men’s 400m Individual Medley Philip Heintz
Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Damian Wierling
Marius Kusch
Josha Salchow
Christoph Fildebrandt
Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Poul Zellmann
Rafael Miroslaw
Jacob Heidtmann
Damian Wierling
Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay Christian Diener
Fabian Schwingenschlogl
Marius Kusch
Damian Wierling
Men’s 10km Open Water Florian Wellbrock
Rob Muffels

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 400m Freestyle Sarah Kohler
Leonie Beck
Women’s 800m Freestyle Sarah Kohler
Leonie Beck
Women’s 1500m Freestyle Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 100m Backstroke Laura Riedemann
Women’s 100m Butterfly Angelina Kohler
Women’s 200m Butterfly Franziska Hentke
Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Annika Bruhn
Reva Foos
Julia Mrozinski
Jessica Steiger
Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Reva Foos
Isabel Marie Gose
Marie Pietruschka
Annika Bruhn
Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay Laura Riedemann
Anna Elendt
Angelina Kohler
Jessica Steiger
Women’s 10km Open Water Leonie Beck
Finnia Wunram

Mixed Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay Laura Riedemann
Fabian Schwingenschlogl
Marius Kusch
Jessica Steiger

Table Tennis

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Singles From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Women’s Singles From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Men’s Team Timo Boll
Patrick Franziska
Dimitrij Ovtcharov
Women’s Team Ying Han
Nina Mittelham
Xiaona Shan
Petrissa Solja
Mixed Doubles Patrick Franziska
Petrissa Solja

Wrestling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Greco-Roman -67kg Frank Stabler
Men’s Greco-Roman -87kg Denis Kudla
Men’s Greco-Roman -130kg Eduard Popp
Women’s Freestyle -68kg Anna Schell
Women’s Freestyle -76kg Aline Rotter-Focken