Albania at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Albania at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo

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Albania at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Albania.svg
IOC codeALB
NOCAlbanian National Olympic Committee
Websitenocalbania.org.al (in Albanian)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors9 in 6 sports
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Albania is set to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Initially scheduled to take place during the summer of 2020, the games were postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] It will be the nation's ninth appearance at the Olympics, which started with its debut in 1972.

Competitors

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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 1 2
Gymnastics 1 0 1
Judo 1 0 1
Shooting 0 1 1
Swimming 1 1 2
Weightlifting 2 0 2
Total 6 3 9

Athletics

Albanian athletes further achieved the entry standards, by world ranking (one female) or by Universality place (one man), in the following track and field events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[2][3]

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 Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Luiza Gega Women's 3000 m steeplechase
Women's 5000 m
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Izmir Smajlaj Men's long jump

Gymnastics

Artistic

Albania received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a male gymnast to the Games, marking the country's debut in the sport.

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Matvei Petrov All-around

Judo

Albania entered one male judoka into the Olympic tournament after International Judo Federation awarded them a tripartite commission quota.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Indrit Cullhaj Men's −66 kg  Sancho Chinchila (CRC)

Shooting

Albania received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a women's air pistol shooter to the Olympics, as long as the minimum qualifying score (MQS) was fulfilled by June 5, 2021.[4]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Manuela Delilaj Women's 10 m air pistol

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

Swimming

Albania received a universality invitation from FINA to send two top-ranked swimmers (one per gender) 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
Kledi Kadiu Men's 100 m freestyle
Nikol Merizaj Women's 100 m freestyle

Weightlifting

Albanian weightlifters qualified for two quota places at the games, based on the Tokyo 2020 Rankings Qualification List of 11 June 2021.[5]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Briken Calja Men's −73 kg
Erkand Qerimaj Men's −81 kg

References

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Archived from the original on 24 May 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020 Entry Standards" (PDF). World Athletics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 April 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 31 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  5. ^ "menu". www.iwf.net.
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