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

Archery

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Tom Hall
Patrick Huston
Alexander Wise
Women’s Individual Sarah Bettles
Naomi Folkard
Bryony Pitman
Men’s Team Tom Hall
Patrick Huston
Alexander Wise
Women’s Team Sarah Bettles
Naomi Folkard
Bryony Pitman
Mixed Team Eligible to Compete

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 100m Reece Prescod
Zharnel Hughes
Men’s 800m Jake Wightman
Men’s 1500m Charlie Da’Vall Grice
Josh Kerr
Jake Wightman
Men’s 5000m Andrew Butchart
Men’s 110m Hurdles Andrew Pozzi
Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Zak Seddon
Men’s 20km Walk Tom Bosworth
Men’s Marathon Mo Farah
Callum Hawkins
Men’s Hammer Throw Nick Miller

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 100m Dina Asher-Smith
Imani Lansiquot
Women’s 200m Dina Asher-Smith
Amy Hunt
Jodie Williams
Women’s 400m Jodie Williams
Laviai Nielsen
Women’s 800m Laura Muir
Lynsey Sharp
Women’s 1500m Laura Muir
Eilish McColgan
Sarah McDonald
Women’s 5000m Eilish McColgan
Melissa Courtney
Women’s 10000m Stephanie Twell
Eilish McColgan
Women’s Marathon Charlotte Purdue
Women’s Pole Vault Holly Bradshaw
Women’s Heptathlon Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Diving

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 3m Springboard Jack Laugher
Men’s 3m Synchronized Springboard Daniel Goodfellow
Jack Laugher
Women’s 10m Platform Lois Toulson
Men’s 10m Synchronized Platform Thomas Daley
Matthew Lee

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

Football

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Tournament Karen Bardsley
Lucy Bronze
Alex Greenwood
Keira Walsh
Steph Houghton
Millie Bright
Nikita Parris
Jill Scott
Jodie Taylor
Fran Kirby
Toni Duggan
Demi Stokes
Carly Telford
Leah Williamson
Abbie McManus
Jade Moore
Rachel Daly
Ellen White
Georgia Stanway
Karen Carney
Mary Earps
Beth Mead
Lucy Staniforth

Modern Pentathlon

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Joseph Choong

Rugby Sevens

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Tournament Richard de Carpentier
Michael Ellery
Philip Burgess
Daniel Norton
Charlton Kerr
Thomas Mitchell
William Edwards
Benjamin Harris
Oliver Lindsay-Hague
William Muir
Jamie Barden
Harry Glover
Women’s Tournament Claire Allan
Abigail Brown
Ellie Kildunne
Heather Fisher
Helena Rowland
Deborah Fleming
Emma Uren
Ceila Quansah
Alex Matthews
Megan Jones
Holly Aitchison
Hardy Wilson

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 Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Men’s 800m Freestyle Daniel Jervis
Men’s 1500m Freestyle Daniel Jervis
Men’s 200m Backstroke Luke Greenbank
Brodie Williams
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