Great Britain

History

Great Britain made its first Summer Olympic appearance at the inaugural 1896 games and is one of few nations to have competed at all of the games. They were the hosts for three Olympics; 1908, 1948 and 2012, all held in London. The nation sends one of the largest delegations to the Olympics with over 200 athletes competing in most games. Great Britain competes in most sports, including team events, with athletics, cycling, rowing, sailing and swimming being well represented.

Great Britain has won at least one medal in all of the Summer Olympics it has competed in and has a total of around 850 medals. They are the third most successful nation, behind the United States and the former Soviet Union. The most successful sports are athletics, cycling, swimming, rowing, sailing and boxing. The most successful athlete is cyclist Bradley Wiggins whom has won eight medals from 2000-2016. He has won two golds (2004 & 2008) in the men’s individual pursuit, two golds (2008 & 2016), one silver (2004) and one bronze (2000) in the men’s team pursuit, one gold (2012) in the men’s road time trial and one bronze (2004) in the men’s Madison. In 2016 Great Britain won 67 medals, its second best ever performance.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 100m Reece Prescod
Men’s Marathon Mo Farah
Callum Hawkins

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 200m Dina Asher-Smith
Women’s Marathon Charlotte Purdue

Equestrian

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Dressage From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Dressage Spencer Wilton
Horse: Super Nova II
Emile Faurie
Horse: Dono di Maggio
Carl Hester
Horse: Hawtins Delicato
Charlotte Dujardin
Horse: Mount St John Freestyle
Individual Eventing From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Eventing Rosalind Canter
Horse: Allsat B
Piggy French
Horse: Quarrycrest Echo
Tom McEwen
Horse: Toledo de Kerser
Gemma Tattersall
Horse: Arctic Soul

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s RS:X Kieran Holmes Martin
Women’s RS:X Emma Wilson
Men’s Laser Elliot Hanson
Women’s Laser Radial Alison Young
Men’s Finn Edward Wright
Men’s 470 Luke Patience
Chris Grube
Women’s 470 Hannah Mills
Eilidh McIntyre
Men’s 49er James Peters
Fynn Sterritt
Women’s 49erFX Sophie Weguelin
Sophie Ainsworth
Mixed Nacra 17 Foiling John Gimson
Anna Burnet

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Seonaid McIntosh
Men’s Trap Matthew Coward-Holley
Women’s Trap Kirsty Barr
Mixed Team Trap Eligible to compete

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Freestyle Ben Proud
Men’s 100m Freestyle Duncan Scott
Men’s 200m Freestyle Duncan Scott
James Guy
Men’s 1500m Freestyle Daniel Jervis
Men’s 200m Backstroke Luke Greenbank
Men’s 100m Breaststroke Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Men’s 200m Breaststroke Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Men’s 100m Butterfly James Guy
Men’s 200m Individual Medley Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Men’s 400m Individual Medley Max Litchfield

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 100m Freestyle Freya Anderson
Anna Hopkin
Women’s 200m Backstroke Jessica Fullalove
Women’s 200m Breaststroke Molly Renshaw
Women’s 200m Butterfly Alys Thomas
Laura Stephens
Women’s 200m Individual Medley Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 400m Individual Medley Aimee Willmott