Samoa

History

Samoa made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1984 as Western Samoa and has competed ever since. The nation changed its name to Samoa after the 1996 Olympics. Samoa sends a small delegation with around 10 athletes to each Olympics. The athletes typically compete in athletics, boxing and weightlifting. Samoa won its first and only Olympic medal in 2008 where weightlifter Ele Opeloge won silver in the women’s +75kg.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Discus Throw Alex Rose Alex Rose

Boxing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Welterweight Marion Ah Tong Marion Ah Tong
Men’s Heavyweight Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali

Canoeing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s K1 200m Tuva’a Clifton Tuva’a Clifton
Eligible to Compete Rudolf Williams
Women’s K1 200m Eligible to Compete Anne Cairns
Men’s K1 1000m Eligible to Compete Tuva’a Clifton
Women’s K1 500m Anne Cairns Anne Cairns
Men’s K2 1000m Eligible to Compete Tuva’a Clifton
Rudolf Williams
Men’s C1 1000m Rudolf Williams Rudolf Williams

Judo

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -81kg Peniamina Percival Peniamina Percival

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Laser Eroni Leilua Eroni Leilua

Weightlifting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -67kg Vaipava Ioane Declined By NOC
Men’s -96kg Don Opeloge Declined By NOC
Women’s +87kg Iuniarra Sipaia Declined By NOC