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German Athletes at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Germany will participate at the 2016 Summer Olympics to be held from August 5 to 21, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This will be Germany's seventh consecutive appearance at the mega tournament following its unification in 1990.

German Team and Its Participation

It will send 241 competitors to the games who would compete in 21 sports.

The Germans would be competing in a wide array of sports such as archery, athletics, football, handball, swimming, table tennis, weightlifting, wrestling, field hockey, gymnasts, cycling, and many other sports.

Since the start of the modern Games in 1896, Germany has hosted two Summer Olympics Games - 1936 and 1972.

Following the First and Second World Wars, Germany was banned from participating in the tournament during the years 1920, 1924 and 1948.

In 1980, West Germany refused to participate in the Summer Olympics held in Moscow due to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. East Germany boycotted the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles in support of the Soviet Union.

In the 2012 Summer Olympics held in London, England, Germany sent 392 competitors to the games who competed in 23 sports. Germany stood sixth on the table bagging a total of 44 medals - 11 gold, 19 silver, and 14 bronze.

The 2016 Games in Numbers

  • Sports : 34
  • Athletes Participating : 432
  • Events : 222

Germany Olympic Team at 2016 Rio Olympics

Athletes NamesSports
Marc ZwieblerBadminton
Laura LudwigBeach volleyball
Kira WalkenhorstBeach volleyball
Sabine SpitzCycling - Mountain bike
Manuel FumicCycling - Mountain bike
Tony MartinCycling - Road
Emanuel BuchmannCycling - Road
Simon GeschkeCycling - Road
Roger KlugeCycling - Track
Kristina VogelCycling - Track
Patrick HausdingDiving
Sascha KleinDiving
Isabell WerthEquestrian
Ingrid KlimkeEquestrian
Ludger BeerbaumEquestrian
Michael JungEquestrian
Marcus EhningEquestrian
Kristina SpreheEquestrian
Christian AhlmannEquestrian
Dorothee SchneiderEquestrian
Sandra AuffarthEquestrian
Moritz FürsteField hockey
Martin KaymerGolf
Sandra GalGolf
Alex ČejkaGolf
Fabian HambüchenGymnastics
Marcel NguyenGymnastics
Elisabeth SeitzGymnastics
Pauline SchäferGymnastics
Sophie SchederGymnastics
Kim BuiGymnastics
Uwe GensheimerHandball
Christian DissingerHandball
Silvio HeinevetterHandball
Andreas WolffHandball
Kai HäfnerHandball
Tobias ReichmannHandball
Patrick GroetzkiHandball
Hendrik PekelerHandball
Finn LemkeHandball
Max MeyerSoccer
Julian BrandtSoccer
Melanie LeupolzSoccer
Timo HornSoccer
Niklas SüleSoccer
Matthias GinterSoccer
Sven BenderSoccer
Leon GoretzkaSoccer
Lars BenderSoccer
Davie SelkeSoccer
Serge GnabrySoccer
Dzsenifer MarozsánSoccer
Nils PetersenSoccer
Lena GoeßlingSoccer
Simone LaudehrSoccer
Sara DäbritzSoccer
Alexandra PoppSoccer
Anja MittagSoccer
Jeremy ToljanSoccer
Tabea KemmeSoccer
Leonie MaierSoccer
Lukas KlostermannSoccer
Saskia BartusiakSoccer
Melanie BehringerSoccer
Grischa PrömelSoccer
Annike KrahnSoccer
Max ChristiansenSoccer
Alexandra WenkSwimming
Paul BiedermannSwimming
Marco KochSwimming
Franziska HentkeSwimming
Annika BruhnSwimming
Christian DienerSwimming
Dorothea BrandtSwimming
Timo BollTable tennis
Dimitrij OvtcharovTable tennis
Angelique KerberTennis
Laura SiegemundTennis
Andrea PetkovicTennis
Dustin BrownTennis
Philipp KohlschreibeTennis
Annika BeckTennis
Jan-Lennard StrufTennis
Anna-Lena GrönefeldTennis
Robert HartingTrack & field
Tatjana PintoTrack & field
Gina LückenkemperTrack & field
Gesa Felicitas KrauseTrack & field
Alexandra WesterTrack & field
Julian ReusTrack & field
David StorlTrack & field
Christina SchwanitzTrack & field
Christina ObergföllTrack & field
Max HeßTrack & field
Konstanze KlosterhalfenTrack & field
Anja ScherlTrack & field
Marie-Laurence JungfleischTrack & field
Anna HahnerTrack & field
Thomas RöhlerTrack & field
Betty HeidlerTrack & field
Cindy RolederTrack & field
Arne GabiusTrack & field
Linda StahlTrack & field
Christoph HartingTrack & field
Lisa MayerTrack & field
Sosthene MoguenaraTrack & field
Kristin GierischTrack & field
Rebekka HaaseTrack & field
Nadine MüllerTrack & field
Lisa RyzihTrack & field
Raphael HolzdeppeTrack & field
Carolin SchäferTrack & field
Lisa HahnerTrack & field
Malaika MihamboTrack & field
Christin HussongTrack & field
Martina StrutzTrack & field
Jackie BaumannTrack & field
Christina HeringTrack & field
Eike OnnenTrack & field
Shanice CraftTrack & field

List of Germany Competitors Participating in the Rio Games

Field hockey161632
Modern pentathlon224
Table tennis336

Germany Medals Table

Olympic GamesGoldSilverBronze
Sochi 2014 Winter Games865
London 2012 Summer Games182215
Vancouver 2010 Winter Games10137
Beijing 2008 Summer Games161015
Turin 2006 Winter Games11126
Athens 2004 Summer Games141620
Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Games12168
Sydney 2000 Summer Games131726
Nagano 1998 Winter Games1298
Atlanta 1996 Summer Games201827
Lillehammer 1994 Winter Games978
Albertville 1992 Winter Games11107
Barcelona 1992 Summer Games332128
Helsinki 1952 Summer Games0717
Oslo 1952 Winter Games122
Berlin 1936 Summer Games332630
Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936 Winter Games330
Los Angeles 1932 Summer Games3125
Lake Placid 1932 Winter Games002
Amsterdam 1928 Summer Games10713
St. Moritz 1928 Winter Games001
Stockholm 1912 Summer Games5137
London 1908 Summer Games356
St Louis 1904 Summer Games445
Paris 1900 Summer Games422
Athens 1896 Summer Games652

Last Updated On : August 05, 2016

Olympic Athletes - Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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