Olympics
List of medals won by South Africa in Olympic games. The tally includes records, gold, silver and bronze medalists in various olympic games and athletics events.

South Africa at Olympics

South Africa first sent its athletes to participate at the Olympic Games in 1904. Thereafter, the nation sent athletes to every Summer Olympic Games until 1960. Due to their policy of apartheid, the nation was barred from the Games and did not contend from 1964 to 1988. After South Africa agreed to end apartheid, the nation re-joined the Olympic movement and the nation returned to the Games at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Athletics, boxing, and swimming have remained the top medal-producing sports for South African athletes.

Total Medals : 86
Gold Medals : 25 Silver Medals : 32 Bronze Medals : 29 Overall Rank : 39

Olympic Games Medal Table of South Africa (IOC code: RSA)

Year
Host
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1908 Ireland and London, United Kingdom
1
1
0
2
1912 Stockholm, Sweden
4
2
0
6
1920 Antwerp, Belgium
3
4
3
10
1924 Paris, France
1
1
1
3
1928 Amsterdam, Netherlands
1
0
2
3
1932 Los Angeles, United States
2
0
3
5
1936 Berlin, Germany
0
1
0
1
1948 London, United Kingdom
2
1
1
4
1952 Helsinki, Finland
2
4
4
10
1956 Melbourne, Australia
0
0
4
4
1960 Rome, Italy
0
1
2
3
1992 Barcelona, Spain
0
2
0
2
1996 Atlanta, United States
3
1
1
5
2000 Sydney, Australia
0
2
3
5
2004 Athens, Greece
1
3
2
6
2008 Beijing, China
0
1
0
1
2012 London, United Kingdom
3
2
1
6
2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2
6
2
10
Total
25
32
29
86

South Africa Total Medal Count by Sport

Sport
Gold Silver Bronze Total
Rugby
0
0
1
1
Triathlon
0
0
1
1
Women Athletics
2
6
1
9
Athletics Men
6
8
5
19
Boxing
6
4
9
19
Canoe / Kayak
0
0
1
1
Cycling
1
4
3
8
Rowing
1
1
1
3
Men's Shooting
0
1
0
1
Men's Swimming
3
6
1
10
Women's Swimming
3
0
5
8
Tennis
3
2
1
6

South Africa Medal Count by Athletes

Athlete Name
Sports Gold Silver Bronze Total
Chad le Clos Men's Swimming
1
3
0
4
Penny Heyns Women's Swimming
2
0
1
3
Bevil Rudd Athletics Men
1
0
1
2
Cameron van der Burgh Men's Swimming
1
1
0
2
Caster Semenya Women Athletics
1
1
0
2
Charles Winslow Tennis
1
0
1
2
Daniel Bekker Boxing
0
1
1
2
Hestrie Cloete Women Athletics
0
2
0
2
Roland Mark Schoeman Men's Swimming
0
1
1
2
Sydney Atkinson Athletics Men
1
1
0
2
Alfred Swift Cycling
0
0
1
1
Andries Nieman Boxing
0
0
1
1
Bridgitte Hartley Canoe / Kayak
0
0
1
1
Cecil Afrika Tim Agaba Kyle Brown Juan de Jongh Justin Geduld Francois Hougaard Werner Kok Cheslin Kolbe Dylan Sage Seabelo Senatla Kwagga Smith Philip Snyman Roscko Speckman Rugby
0
0
1
1
Cecil McMaster Athletics Men
0
0
1
1
Charles Catterall Boxing
0
1
0
1
Charles Hefferon Athletics Men
0
1
0
1
Christian Gitsham Athletics Men
0
1
0
1
Clarence Walker Boxing
1
0
0
1
Daphne Hasenjager Women Athletics
0
1
0
1
David CARSTENS Boxing
1
0
0
1
David Smith, Robert Bodley, Ferdinand Buchanan, George Harvey and Frederick Morgan Men's Shooting
0
1
0
1
Dennis Shepherd Boxing
0
1
0
1
Donovan Cech, Ramon di Clemente Rowing
0
0
1
1
Elana Meyer Women Athletics
0
1
0
1
Ernest PIERCE Boxing
0
0
1
1
Esther Brand Women Athletics
1
0
0
1
Frantz Kruger Athletics Men
0
0
1
1
George Estman, Robert Fowler, Thomas Shardelow, and Alfred Swift Cycling
0
1
0
1
George Hunter Boxing
1
0
0
1
Gerald Dreyer Boxing
1
0
0
1
Godfrey Khotso Mokoena Athletics Men
0
1
0
1
Harold Kitson Tennis
0
1
0
1
Harold Kitson and Charles Winslow Tennis
1
0
0
1
Harry Isaacs Boxing
0
0
1
1
Henri Schoeman Triathlon
0
0
1
1
Henry Dafel, Clarence Oldfield, Jack Oosterlaak and Bevil Rudd Athletics Men
0
1
0
1
Henry Kaltenbrunn Cycling
0
1
0
1
Henry Loubscher Boxing
0
0
1
1
HezekiƩl Sepeng Athletics Men
0
1
0
1
James Thompson, Matthew Brittain, John Smith, Sizwe Ndlovu Rowing
1
0
0
1
James Walker, William Smith, Henry Kaltenbrun and Harry Goosen Cycling
0
0
1
1
Jenny MAAKAL Women's Swimming
0
0
1
1
Joan Harrison Women's Swimming
1
0
0
1
John Arthur Boxing
0
0
1
1
Josia Thugwane Athletics Men
1
0
0
1
Ken McArthur Athletics Men
1
0
0
1
Lawrence Brittain Shaun Keeling Rowing
0
1
0
1
Lawrence STEVENS Boxing
1
0
0
1
Leonard Leisching Boxing
0
0
1
1
Llewellyn Herbert Athletics Men
0
0
1
1
Louis Raymond Tennis
1
0
0
1
Luvo Manyonga Athletics Men
0
1
0
1
Lyndon Ferns, Ryk Neethling, Roland Mark Schoeman, Darian Townsend Men's Swimming
1
0
0
1
Malcolm Spence Athletics Men
0
0
1
1
Marianne Kriel Women's Swimming
0
0
1
1
Marjorie CLARK Women Athletics
0
0
1
1
Mary Bedford, Rhoda Rennie, Kathleen Russell, Freddie van der Goes Women's Swimming
0
0
1
1
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi Athletics Men
0
1
0
1
Moira Abernethy, Jeanette Myburgh, Natalie Myburgh and Susan Roberts Women's Swimming
0
0
1
1
Raymond Robinson Cycling
0
0
1
1
Raymond Robinson and Thomas Shardelow Cycling
0
1
0
1
Reggie Walker Athletics Men
1
0
0
1
Rudolph Lewis Cycling
1
0
0
1
Sunette Viljoen Women Athletics
0
1
0
1
Terence Parkin Men's Swimming
0
1
0
1
Theunis van Schalkwyk Boxing
0
1
0
1
Wayde van Niekerk Athletics Men
1
0
0
1
Wayne Ferreira and Piet Norval Tennis
0
1
0
1
William Meyers Boxing
0
0
1
1
William Smith Boxing
1
0
0
1
William Smith and James Walker Cycling
0
1
0
1
Willie Toweel Boxing
0
0
1
1