New Zealand


New Zealand made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1920 and has competed ever since. At the 1908 and 1912 Olympics New Zealand competed jointly with Australia and was known as Australasia. New Zealand sends one of the largest teams where over the last three Olympics almost 200 athletes competed across most of the sports on the Olympic program.

New Zealand has won at least one medal in most Olympics it has participated in with the exceptions being 1948 and 1980. In total the nation has won 117 medals across 13 sports. The most successful sports include athletics (24), rowing (24) and sailing (22). The most successful athlete is equestrian Mark Todd where he won six medals. Todd won medals in individual eventing; two gold (1984 & 1988) and one bronze (2000) medals and in team eventing; one silver (1992) and two bronze (1988, 2012) medals. In 2016 New Zealand won 18 medals, its best ever medal total.

Qualified Quotas


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Eventing From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Eventing Tim Price
Horse: Cekatinka
Jonelle Price
Horse: Classic Moet
Mark Todd
Horse: McClaren
Blyth Tait
Horse: Dassett Courage


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Tournament Elizabeth Anton
CJ Bott
Katie Bowen
Victoria Esson
Anna Green
Sarah Gregorius
Betsy Hassett
Grace Jale
Annalie Longo
Meikayla Moore
Sarah Morton
Erin Nayler
Nadia Olla
Ria Rercival
Ali Riley
Emma Rolston
Katie Rood
Paige Satchell
Stephanie Skilton
Malia Steinmetz
Rebekah Stott
Rosie White


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Laser Sam Meech
Men’s Finn Josh Junior
Men’s 470 Paul Snow-Hansen
Daniel Willcox
Men’s 49er Logan Dunning Beck
Oscar Gunn
Women’s 49erFX Alexandra Maloney
Molly Meech
Mixed Nacra 17 Foiling Olivia MacKay
Micah Wilkinson