Algeria at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Algeria at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Algeria.svg
IOC codeALG
NOCAlgerian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.coa.dz
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors44 in 14 sports
Flag bearer Mohamed Flissi
Amel Melih[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Algeria is currently competing at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games were postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[2] Since the nation's debut in 1964, Algerian athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, with the exception of the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, because of the African boycott.

Competitors

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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 7 1 8
Boxing 5 3 8
Canoeing 0 1 1
Cycling 2 0 2
Fencing 2 2 4
Judo 1 1 2
Karate 0 1 1
Rowing 2 0 2
Sailing 1 1 2
Shooting 0 1 1
Swimming 1 2 3
Table tennis 1 0 1
Weightlifting 1 0 1
Wrestling 8 0 8
Total 31 13 44

Athletics

Algerian athletes achieved the entry standards, either by qualifying time or by world ranking, in the following track and field events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[3][4]

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
Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Hicham Bouchicha 3000 m steeplechase N/A
Yassine Hethat 800 m
Abdelmalik Lahoulou 400 m hurdles
Taoufik Makhloufi 1500 m
Djamel Sejati 800 m
Bilal Tabti 3000 m steeplechase N/A
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Loubna Benhadja 100 m
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Yasser Triki Men's triple jump

Boxing

Algeria entered eight boxers (five men and three women) into the Olympic tournament. Mohamed Flissi (men's flyweight), Chouaib Bouloudinat (men's super heavyweight), and three-time Olympian Abdelhafid Benchabla (men's heavyweight), along with four rookies (Nemouchi, Houmri, Boualam, and Khelif), secured their spots by advancing to the final match of their respective weight divisions at the 2020 African Qualification Tournament in Diamniadio, Senegal.[5] Ichrak Chaib completed the nation's boxing lineup by topping the list of eligible boxers from Africa in the women's middleweight division of the IOC's Boxing Task Force Rankings.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mohamed Flissi Flyweight N/A
Younes Nemouchi Middleweight  Ssemujju (UGA)
Mohammed Houmri Light heavyweight  Korbaj (VEN)
Abdelhafid Benchabla Heavyweight  Tursunov (UZB)
W 4–1
 Gadzhimagomedov (ROC)
Chouaib Bouloudinat Super heavyweight N/A  Torrez (USA)
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Roumaysa Boualam Flyweight  Jitpong (THA)
Imane Khelif Lightweight N/A  Homrani (TUN)
Ichrak Chaib Middleweight N/A  Rani (IND)

Canoeing

Sprint

Algeria qualified a single boat (women's K-1 200 m) for the Games by receiving a spare berth freed up by South Africa at the 2019 African Games in Rabat, Morocco, marking the country's Olympic debut in this sporting discipline.[6]

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Amira Kherris Women's K-1 200 m
Women's K-1 500 m

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

Cycling

Road

Algeria entered two riders to compete in the men's Olympic road race, by virtue of their top 50 national finish (for men) in the UCI World Ranking.[7]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Azzedine Lagab Men's road race Did not finish
Men's time trial
Hamza Mansouri Men's road race Did not finish

Fencing

Algeria entered four fencers into the Olympic competition. Salim Heroui (men's foil), Akram Bounabi (men's sabre), Meriem Mebarki (women's foil), and Kaouther Mohamed Belkebir secured places on the Algerian team with a top finish in their respective individual events at the African Zonal Qualifier in Cairo, Egypt.[8]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Salim Heroui Men's foil
Akram Bounabi Men's sabre  Streets (JPN) L 9–15 Did not advance
Meriem Mebarki Women's foil
Kaouther Mohamed Belkebir Women's sabre

Judo

Algeria qualified two judoka (one per gender) for each of the following weight classes at the Games. Fethi Nourine (men's lightweight, 73 kg) accepted a continental berth from Africa as the nation's top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position based on the IJF World Ranking List of June 28, 2021, with two-time Olympian Sonia Asselah (women's heavyweight, +78 kg) receiving an additional slot to the nation's roster as the next highest-ranked judoka vying for qualification in her assigned weight category.[9]

Fethi Nourine withdrew to avoid facing an Israeli athlete. If he won against Mohamed Abdalarasool of Sudan in the round of 64, he would have faced Israeli judoka Tohar Butbul. Nourine withdrew as a means to support Palestine in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. As a response, both Nourine and his coach Amar Benikhlef were suspended by the International Judo Federation.[10][11]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Fethi Nourine Men's −73 kg  Abdalarasool (SUD) WO Did not advance
Sonia Asselah Women's +78 kg N/A  Kalanina (UKR)

Karate

Algeria entered one karateka into the inaugural Olympic tournament. Lamya Matoub secured a place in the women's kumite +61-kg category, as the highest-ranked karateka vying for qualification from the African zone based on the WKD Olympic Rankings.[12]

Kumite
Athlete Event Round Robin Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Lamya Matoub Women's +61 kg

Rowing

Algeria qualified one boat in the men's lightweight double sculls for the Games by winning the gold medal and securing an outright berth at the 2019 FISA African Olympic Qualification Regatta in Tunis, Tunisia.[13][14]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sid Ali Boudina
Kamel Ait Daoud
Men's lightweight double sculls 6:57.32 6 R

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing

Algerian sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the class-associated World Championships and the continental regattas.[15]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Hamza Bouras Men's RS:X
Amina Berrichi Women's RS:X

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race

Shooting

Algeria received an invitation from ISSF to send a shooter in the women's 10 m air rifle to the Olympics, following the disqualification of Egypt's Shimaa Hashad from the 2019 African Championships over a doping offense.[16] The athlete named to the team must have obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by 31 May 2020[17]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Houda Chaabi Women's 10 m air rifle 619.5 39 Did not advance

Swimming

Algerian swimmers further achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[18][19]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Oussama Sahnoune Men's 50 m freestyle
Men's 100 m freestyle
Souad Cherouati Women's 10 km open water N/A
Amel Melih Women's 50 m freestyle
Women's 100 m freestyle

Table tennis

Algeria entered one athlete into the table tennis competition at the Games. Larbi Bouriah scored a semifinal victory to occupy one of the four available spots in the men's singles at the 2020 African Olympic Qualification Tournament in Tunis, Tunisia.[20]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Larbi Bouriah Men's singles  Majoros (HUN)
   

Weightlifting

Algeria entered one male weightlifter into the Olympic competition. Two-time Olympian Walid Bidani topped the list of weightlifters from Africa in the men's +109 kg category based on the IWF Absolute Continental Rankings.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Walid Bidani Men's +109 kg

Wrestling

Algeria qualified eight wrestlers for each of the following classes into the Olympic competition; all of whom advanced to the top two finals to book Olympic spots in the men's freestyle (57, 86, 97, and 125 kg) and men's Greco-Roman wrestling (60, 67, 87, and 97 kg) at the 2021 African & Oceania Qualification Tournament in Hammamet, Tunisia.[21][22]

Key:

  • VT (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by fall.
  • VB (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by injury (VF for forfeit, VA for withdrawal or disqualification)
  • PP (ranking points: 3–1 or 1–3) – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO (ranking points: 3–0 or 0–3) – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST (ranking points: 4–0 or 0–4) – Great superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
  • SP (ranking points: 4–1 or 1–4) – Technical superiority – the loser with technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Abdelhak Kherbache −57 kg
Fateh Benferdjallah −86 kg
Mohammed Fardj −97 kg
Djahid Berrahal −125 kg
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Abdelkarim Fergat −60 kg
Abdelmalek Merabet −67 kg
Bachir Sid Azara −87 kg
Adem Boudjemline −97 kg

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