Brazil

History

Brazil made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1920 and has competed ever since, with the exception of 1928. Brazil hosted the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The nation sends one of the largest athlete delegations to the games, having over 200 athletes at each Olympic game since 1996. With such a large team Brazil typically competes in most sports, including multiple entries among team sports.

Brazil has earned its first medal at its debut in 1920 and has earned at least one medal at each Summer Olympics since 1948. In total they have won 128 medals in 14 sports with the most successful sports being beach and indoor volleyball (23), judo (22), sailing (18), athletics (16) and swimming (14). Besides volleyball Brazil has won multiple medals in other team sports including football (8) and basketball (5). The most successful athletes were sailors Robert Scheidt (medals in 1996-2012) and Torben Grael (medals in 1984-2004) with both winning five medals. Scheidt won two golds and a silver on the Laser class and then switched to the Star class and won a silver and a bronze while Grael won silver in the Soling class and then switched to the Star class and won two golds and two bronze. In 2016 Brazil, as hosts won 19 medals, a record for the nation.

Qualified Quotas

Football

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Tournament Aline
Aline Milene
Andressa Alves
Andressinha
Bia Zaneratto
Barbara
Cristiane
Daiane
Debinha
Erika
Formiga
Leticia Izidoro
Marta
Millene Karine
Monica
Poliana
Rafaelle
Raquel
Rilany
Tamires
Thaisa
Thais

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Laser Joao Pedro Herrlein
Women’s 49erFX Martine Soffiatti
Kahena Kunze
Mixed Nacra 17 Foiling Samuel Albrecht
Gabriela Nicolino de Sa