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 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 Laura Muller
Women’s 200m Tatjana Pinto
Women’s 1500m Konstanze Klosterhalfen
Women’s 5000m Alina Reh
Women’s 10000m Alina Reh
Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Gesa Krause
Women’s 20km Walk Saskia Feige
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

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

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Laser Philipp Buhl
Women’s Laser Radial Svenja Weger
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

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 200m Freestyle Poul Zellmann
Men’s 400m Freestyle Florian Wellbrock
Men’s 800m Freestyle Florian Wellbrock
Ruwen Straub
Men’s 1500m Freestyle Florian Wellbrock
Ruwen Straub
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 10km Open Water Florian Wellbrock
Rob Muffels

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 400m Freestyle 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 10km Open Water Leonie Beck
Finnia Wunram

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