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 Zharnel Hughes
Reece Prescod
Adam Gemili
Men’s 200m Miguel Francis
Adam Gemili
Zharnel Hughes
Men’s 800m Over 3 Eligible Athletes
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 4x100m Relay Adam Gemili
Zharnel Hughes
Richard Kilty
Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake
Men’s 20km Walk Tom Bosworth
Men’s Marathon Mo Farah
Callum Hawkins
Men’s Triple Jump Benjamin Williams
Men’s Hammer Throw Nick Miller

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 100m Over 3 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 200m Over 3 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 400m Jodie Williams
Laviai Nielsen
Women’s 800m Laura Muir
Lynsey Sharp
Women’s 1500m Over 3 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 5000m Eilish McColgan
Laura Weightman
Melissa Courtney
Women’s 10000m Stephanie Twell
Eilish McColgan
Women’s 400m Hurdles Meghan Beesley
Women’s 4x100m Relay Asha Philip
Dina Asher-Smith
Ashleigh Nelson
Daryll Neita
Imani-Lara Lansiquot
Women’s 4x400m Relay Zoey Clark
Jodie Williams
Emily Diamond
Laviai Nielsen
Jessica Turner
Women’s Marathon Charlotte Purdue
Women’s Pole Vault Holly Bradshaw
Women’s Long Jump Abigail Irozuru
Katarina Johnson-Thompson
Shara Proctor
Women’s Shot Put Sophie McKinna
Women’s Heptathlon Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Mixed Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Mixed 4x400m Relay Rabah Yousif
Zoey Clark
Emily Diamond
Martyn Rooney

Canoeing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s K1 Slalom Bradley Forbes-Cryans
Women’s K1 Slalom Kimberley Woods
Men’s C1 Slalom David Florence
Women’s C1 Slalom Mallory Franklin
Men’s K1 200m Liam Heath

Cycling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Cross-Country Evie Richards
Men’s Time Trial Alex Dowsett

Diving

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 3m Springboard
(1) (2)
Jack Laugher
James Heatly
Women’s 3m Springboard Grace Reid
Men’s 3m Synchronized Springboard Daniel Goodfellow
Jack Laugher
Men’s 10m Platform Thomas Daley
Noah Williams
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
Individual Jumping From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Jumping Ben Maher
Horse: Explosion W
Holly Smith
Horse: Hearts Destiny
Amanda Derbyshire
Horse: Luibanta BH
Scott Brash
Horse: Hello M’Lady

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

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 Dominick Cunningham
Joe Fraser
James Hall
Giarnni Regini-Moran
Max Whitlock
Women’s Artistic Team All-Around Rebecca Downie
Elissa Downie
Georgia-Mae Fenton
Taeja James
Alice Kinsella

Modern Pentathlon

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual
(1) (2)
Joseph Choong
James Cooke
Women’s Individual Kate French

Rowing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Single Sculls Victoria Thornley
Women’s Coxless Pair Samantha Courty
Annie Withers
Men’s Double Sculls John Collins
Graeme Thomas
Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls Emily Craig
Imogen Grant
Men’s Coxless Four Matthew Rossiter
Oliver Cook
Rory Gibbs
Sholto Carnegie
Women’s Coxless Four Sara Parfett
Holly Hill
Polly Swann
Emily Ford
Men’s Quadruple Sculls Jonathan Walton
Angus Groom
Jack Beaumont
Peter Lambert
Women’s Quadruple Sculls Jess Leyden
Melissa Wilson
Mathilda Hodkins-Byrne
Charlotte Hodgkins-Byrne
Men’s Coxed Eight Thomas George
James Rudkin
Josh Bugajski
Mohamed Sbihi
Jacob Dawson
Oliver Wynne-Griffith
Matthew Tarrant
Thomas Ford
Henry Fieldman
Women’s Coxed Eight Fiona Gammond
Zoe Lee
Josephine Wratten
Harriet Taylor
Rowan McKellar
Rebecca Shorten
Karen Bennett
Holly Norton
Matilda Horn

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 Tom Squires
Women’s RS:X Emma Wilson Emma Wilson
Men’s Laser Elliot Hanson
Women’s Laser Radial Alison Young Alison Young
Men’s Finn Edward Wright Giles Scott
Men’s 470 Luke Patience
Chris Grube
Luke Patience
Chris Grube
Women’s 470 Hannah Mills
Eilidh McIntyre
Hannah Mills
Eilidh McIntyre
Men’s 49er James Peters
Fynn Sterritt
Dylan Fletcher-Scott
Stuart Bithell
Women’s 49erFX Sophie Weguelin
Sophie Ainsworth
Charlotte Dobson
Saskia Tidey
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
(1) (2)
Matthew Coward-Holley
Aaron Heading
Women’s Trap Kirsty Barr
Mixed Team Trap Eligible to compete

Sport Climbing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Combined Shauna Coxsey

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Freestyle Ben Proud
David Cumberlidge
Men’s 100m Freestyle Duncan Scott
Men’s 200m Freestyle Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Men’s 800m Freestyle Daniel Jervis
Men’s 100m Backstroke Luke Greenbank
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
Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Duncan Scott
James Guy
Ben Proud
Scott McLay
Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Duncan Scott
Calum Jarvis
Thomas Dean
James Guy
Max Litchfield
Cameron Kurle
Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay Luke Greenbank
Adam Peaty
James Guy
Duncan Scott
James Wilby

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 50m Freestyle Anna Hopkin
Women’s 100m Freestyle Freya Anderson
Anna Hopkin
Women’s 100m Backstroke Georgia Davies
Kathleen Dawson
Women’s 200m Backstroke Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 100m Breaststroke Molly Renshaw
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
Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay Georgia Davies
Molly Renshaw
Alys Thomas
Freya Anderson
Anna Hopkin

Mixed Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay Georgia Davies
Adam Peaty
James Guy
Freya Anderson
James Wilby