Slovakia made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1996, after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia and has competed ever since. The nation typically sends a medium-sized delegation with around 50 athletes competing in various sports including, athletics, canoeing, cycling, gymnastics, shooting, swimming, tennis and weightlifting.

Slovakia has won at least one medal at each Olympics it has participated in. In total, the nation has won 28 medals across 6 sports. The most successful sports are canoeing (18) and shooting (5). The most successful summer athlete is canoeist Michal Martikan whom won five medals across five Olympics in the men’s C1 slalom; two golds (1996, 2008), two silvers (2000, 2004) and one bronze (2012). In 2016 Slovakia won four medals.

Qualified Quotas


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s K1 Slalom Jakub Grigar Jakub Grigar
Women’s K1 Slalom Eliska Mintalova
Men’s C1 Slalom Alexander Slafkovsky
Men’s K1 1000m Peter Gelle
Men’s K4 500m Erik Vlcek
Adam Botek
Csaba Zalka
Samuel Balaz


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Road Race Qualified Via Rankings
Men’s Time Trial Qualified Via Rankings


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Artistic Individual Events Barbora Mokosova Barbora Mokosova


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 10m Air Rifle Patrik Jany
Men’s 10m Air Pistol Juraj Tuzinsky
Men’s Trap Erik Varga
Women’s Trap Zuzana Rehak-Stefececova
Mixed Team Trap
(1) (2)
Eligible to compete
Erik Varga
Zuzana Rehak-Stefececova
Women’s Skeet Danka Bartekova