Eritrea (ERI)

Overview

NOCEritrean National Olympic Committee
Flagbearers16

Participants

Olympic Games 27
Youth Olympic Games 20
Other competitors with ERI nationality 3

Description

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) granted provisional recognition to the National Olympic Committee for Eritrea in 1998 and full recognition followed in 1999. Eritrea was the northernmost province of Ethiopia until it became independent in May 1993. Prior to Eritrean independence, several of their athletes competed for Ethiopia at the Olympics. Eritrea first competed at the Olympics in 2000 at Sydney, represented by two male and one female runners in track & field athletics. In 2004, Zersenay Tadesse won a bronze medal for Eritrea in the men’s 10,000 metres run. Through 2012, Eritrean athletes have only competed in track & field athletics at the Olympics, represented by 22 men and 3 women, and a single cyclist, Daniel Teklehaymanot, who competed in 2012 and 2016. In 2018 Shannon Ogbani-Abeda was Eritrea’s first competitor at the Olympic Winter Games, in Alpine skiing.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
2000 Summer Olympics Eritrea Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Eritrea Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Eritrea Olympic Games 8 2 10 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Eritrea Youth Olympic Games 5 2 7 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Eritrea Olympic Games 11 1 12 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Eritrea Youth Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Eritrea Youth Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Eritrea Olympic Games 11 1 12 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Eritrea Youth Olympic Games 5 4 9 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Eritrea Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Athletics 22 3 25 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 1 0 1 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Athletics 5 4 9 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 7 3 10 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 0 1 2
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 1 0 2 3

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Zersenay Tadese ERI 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Abrar Osman Adem ERI 1 0 0 1
Samrawit Mengisteab ERI 0 0 1 1
Abel Yamane ERI 0 0 1 1