Solomon Islands at the Olympics
Nestled in the subtle Pacific Ocean, Solomon Islands made its maiden appearance at the Summer Olympic Games in 1984, and has sent delegations from then on. The highly-coveted Olympic medal continues to elude the Oceania nation.
In the 2012 edition of the Summer Olympic Games, the nation sent four athletes that competed in judo, weightlifting and track and field.
Solomon Islands’ participation at the Rio Games marked its 9th straight appearance at the Olympics. The nation competed in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games and went home empty-handed although its representative, Jenlu Tegu Wini, finished a decent 15th place in the 63-kg category in the weightlifting competition. The nation also fielded athletes in the men’s and women’s 5,000 meters run in the track and field competition. Both athletes failed to progress to the next round of their event.