The Bahamas made its first Summer Olympic Games appearance in 1952 and has competed ever since, with the exception of 1980 where it participated in the United States-led boycott. Since 1996 The Bahamas have sent between 20-30 athletes to the Olympics with a majority of them competing in athletics.

The Bahamas won their first medal in 1956 where sailors Durward Knowles and Slone Farrington won bronze in the Star class. Since 1992 the nation has won at least one medal at each game. In total the nation has won 14 medals with 12 of them coming in the sport of athletics while the other two came in sailing. The most decorated athlete is Chris Brown whom won four medals in the men’s 4x400m relay spanning across five Olympics (2000-2016). In 2016 The Bahamas won a gold and bronze medal.

Qualified Quotas


Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 100m Samson Colebrooke
Men’s 200m Steven Gardiner
Men’s 400m Steven Gardiner
Men’s High Jump Jamal Wilson
Donald Thomas

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 100m Tynia Gaither
Women’s 200m Over 3 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 400m Shaunae Miller-Uibo
Women’s 100m Hurdles Pedrya Seymour
Devynne Charlton
Women’s 4x400m Relay Qualified Via Rankings