Antigua and Barbuda at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Antigua and Barbuda at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg
NOCThe Antigua and Barbuda Olympic Association
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors6 in 4 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Antigua and Barbuda 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] It will be the nation's eleventh appearance at the Summer Olympics.


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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 1 2
Boxing 1 0 1
Sailing 0 1 1
Swimming 1 1 2
Total 3 3 6


Athletes from Antigua and Barbuda 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):[2][3]

  • 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
Cejhae Greene Men's 100 m Bye
Joella Lloyd Women's 100 m


Antigua and Barbuda entered one boxer into the Olympic tournament for the first time since 1988. With the cancellation of the 2021 Pan American Qualification Tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alston Ryan finished fifth in the men's featherweight division to secure a place on the Antiguan team based on the IOC's Boxing Task Force Rankings for the Americas.[4]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Alston Ryan Men's lightweight  Khartsyz (UKR)


Antigua and Barbuda received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to compete in the Laser Radial class, marking the country's recurrence to the sport for the first time in two decades.[5]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Jalese Gordon Women's Laser Radial

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


Antigua and Barbuda 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.[6]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Stefano Mitchell Men's 100 m freestyle
Samantha Roberts Women's 50 m freestyle

See also


  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ " – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 April 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ Baptiste, Neto (15 May 2021). "Antiguan Boxer Gets Olympics Berth". Antigua Observer. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  5. ^ Baptiste, Neto (25 May 2021). "Young Sailor Jalese Gordon To Make Waves At Tokyo Olympics". Antigua Observer. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Tokyo Olympics Entry Lists Released, Swimming Begins July 24". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
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