How many females participated in 2008 Olympics?

How many female athletes competed in the 2008 Olympics?

Number of female participants in the Olympic Summer Games from 1900 to 2016

Characteristic Number of female participants
2008 4,637
2004 4,329
2000 4,069
1996 3,512

How many girls are there in the Olympics?

Of the 613 athletes on this year’s US Olympic team, 329 are female – the most women any country has ever sent to the Olympics.

Who competed in the 2008 Olympics?

Men

Games Gold Silver
200 metres Usain Bolt Jamaica Shawn Crawford United States
400 metres LaShawn Merritt United States Jeremy Wariner United States
800 metres Wilfred Bungei Kenya Ismail Ahmed Ismail Sudan
1500 metres Asbel Kipruto Kiprop Kenya Nicholas Willis New Zealand

How many athletic events do females compete in at the Summer Olympics?

Although women compete in all sports at the summer Olympics, there are still 39 events that are not open to women. Men have to compete in longer and tougher events, such as 110 meters hurdles and tennis matches of five sets, compared to 100 meters hurdles and three sets for women.

Who is the first female to participate in Olympics?

On July 21, 1952, only 17, Nilima Ghose officially became the first Indian woman to participate in the Olympics when she ran the first heat race of the women’s 100m.

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Are there any female only Olympic sports?

Interestingly, there are three sports events; softball, rhythmic gymnastics, and artistic swimming that are exclusive to women athletes. In the history of the Olympics, only female athletes have taken part in these.

How many female athletes are in the 2020 Olympics?

As of August 2021, the number of athletes participating at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics amounted to 5,494 in the case of women and 5,982 in the case of men. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics had the lowest gender gap in terms of participants among hitherto hosted Olympic events.

How many countries participated in 2008 Olympics?

Number of participating countries in the Summer Olympics from 1896 to 2016

Characteristic Number of participating countries
2016 207
2012 204
2008 201
2004 201