Ireland

History

Ireland made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1924 and has competed ever since, with the exception of the 1932 Olympics. The nation sends a medium sized delegation of typically over 50 athletes to each Olympics. The athletes compete in a variety of sports with the most common being athletics, boxing, equestrian and sailing.

Ireland won its first medal in 1928 and has won a total of 31 across six sports. The most successful sports are boxing (16), athletics (7) and swimming (4). Ireland’s most successful athlete is swimmer Michelle Smith whom won four medals at the 1996 Olympics. She won three gold medals in women’s 400m freestyle, 200m individual medley and 400m individual medley and one bronze in women’s 200m butterfly. In 2016 Ireland won 2 medals.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Men’s Events

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 20km Walk Alex Wright
Men’s 50km Walk Brendan Boyce
Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 1500m Ciara Mageean

Equestrian

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Eventing From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Eventing Padraig McCarthy
Horse: Mr Chunky
Sarah Ennis
Horse: Horseware Stellor Rebound
Sam Watson
Horse: Horseware Ardagh Highlight
Cathal Daniels
Horse: Rioghan Rua

Modern Pentathlon

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Individual Natalya Coyle

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Laser Radial Aisling Keller

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 100m Backstroke Shane Ryan
Men’s 100m Breaststroke Darragh Greene
Men’s 200m Breaststroke Darragh Greene