Afghanistan at the 2020 Summer Olympics

sporting event delegation

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Afghanistan at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Afghanistan.svg
IOC codeAFG
NOCAfghanistan National Olympic Committee
in Tokyo, Japan
23 July – 8 August 2021
Competitors5 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Farzad Mansouri and Kamia Yousufi (opening)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Afghanistan is expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games have been postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1]

Competitors

The following is the list of number of competitors in the Games.

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 1 2
Shooting 1 0 1
Swimming 1 0 1
Taekwondo 1 0 1
Total 4 1 5

Athletics

Afghanistan received universality slots from World Athletics to send two athletes to the Olympics.[2]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Sha Mahmood Noor Zahi Men's 100 m
Kamia Yousufi Women's 100 m

Shooting

Afghanistan received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a men's rifle shooter to the Olympics, as long as the minimum qualifying score (MQS) was met, marking the nation's Olympic debut in the sport.[3]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Mahdi Yovari Men's 10 m air rifle

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)

Swimming

Afghanistan received a universality invitation from FINA to send one top-ranked swimmers in their respective individual events to the Olympics, based on the FINA Points System of June 28, 2021.

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Fahim Anwari Men's 50 m freestyle

Taekwondo

Afghanistan received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission.[4]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Farzad Mansouri Men's +80 kg  In Kyo-don (KOR)

References

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Road to Olympic Games 2020". World Athletics. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 31 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  4. ^ Mora, Esteban (24 June 2021). "Exclusive: Wild cards for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". www.mastkd.com/. MasTKD. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
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