Israel

History

Israel made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1952 and has competed ever since, with the exception of the 1980 Olympics where it participated in the United States led boycott. The nation sends a medium size delegation with at least 30 athletes competing at each Olympics since 2000. The athletes compete in various sports with the most common ones being, athletics, fencing, gymnastics, judo, sailing, shooting and swimming.

Israel won its first medal at the 1992 Olympics and has won a total of nine medals across three sports; five in judo, three in sailing and one in canoeing. The most successful athlete is sailor Gal Fridman where he won bronze at the 1996 Olympics in the men’s Mistral class and in 2004 he won the nation’s only gold medal in the same event. In 2016 Israel won two medals.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Marathon Girmaw Amare
Maru Teferi

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 5000m Lonah Salpeter
Selamawit Dagnachew
Women’s 10000m Lonah Salpeter
Women’s Marathon Lonah Salpeter

Equestrian

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Jumping From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Jumping Daniel Bluman
Horse: Ladriano Z
Ashlee Bond
Horse: Chela LS
Elad Yaniv
Horse: Alvaro du Gue
Dani Waldman
Horse: Lizziemary

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s RS:X Ofek Elimeleh
Women’s RS:X Maya Morris
Women’s 470 Gil Cohen
Noa Lasry

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 10m Air Rifle Sergey Richter

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Freestyle Meiron Cheruti
Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Denis Loktev
Daniel Namir
Tomer Frankel
Gal Cohen Groumi

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 200m Individual Medley Anastasya Gorbenko

Mixed Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay Anastasia Gorbenko
Itay Goldfaden
Tomer Frankel
Andrea Murez