Belgium at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Belgium at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo

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Belgium at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
IOC codeBEL
NOCBelgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee
Websitewww.olympic.be (in Dutch and French)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors66 in 11 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Belgium 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] Since the nation's official debut in 1900, Belgian athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, with the exception of the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis.

Athletics

Belgian athletes further 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]

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
 
 
 
 
Men's 4 × 400 m relay
 
 
 
 
Women's 4 × 400 m relay
 
 
 
 
Mixed 4 × 400 m relay
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Ben Broeders Men's pole vault

Basketball

Summary
Team Event Group stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
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Score
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Score
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Score
Rank Opposition
Score
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Rank
Belgium women's Women's tournament







Women's tournament

Belgium women's basketball team qualified for the first time for the Olympics as one of two highest-ranked eligible squads at the Ostend meet of the 2020 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament.[4]

Team roster
  • Women's team event – 1 team of 12 players

Canoeing

Sprint

Belgium qualified a single boat in the women's K-2 200 m for the Games by finishing fourth overall and second among those nations eligible for Olympic qualification at the 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Szeged, Hungary.[5]

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
 
 
Women's K-2 500 m

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

Cycling

Road

Belgium entered a squad of eight riders (five men and three women) to compete in their respective Olympic road races, by virtue of their top 50 national finish (for men) and top 22 (for women) in the UCI World Ranking.[6]

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Remco Evenepoel Road race
Time trial
  Road race
Time trial
  Road race
 
 
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
  Road race
Time trial
  Road race
 

Track

Following the completion of the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Belgian riders accumulated spots for both men and women in madison and omnium based on their country's results in the final UCI Olympic rankings.

Omnium
Athlete Event Scratch race Tempo race Elimination race Points race Total points Rank
Rank Points Time Rank Points Rank Points Points Rank
Men's omnium
Women's omnium
Madison
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
 
 
Men's madison
 
 
Women's madison

Equestrian

Belgium fielded a squad of three equestrian riders into the Olympic team jumping competition by winning the gold medal and securing the first of three available berths for Group A and B at the European Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands.[7] Meanwhile, two riders were added to the Spanish roster based on the following results in the individual FEI Olympic rankings: a top two finish outside the group selection for Group B (South Western Europe) in eventing and a highest overall placement outside the group and continental selection in dressage.[8]

Dressage

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
    Individual

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualified for the final; q = Qualified for the final as a lucky loser

Eventing

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
    Individual

Jumping

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank
    Individual
   
   
 
 
 
See above Team

Field hockey

Summary

Key:

Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
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Opposition
Score
Rank
Belgium men's Men's tournament

Men's tournament

Belgium men's field hockey team qualified for the Olympics by winning the gold medal at the 2019 EuroHockey Nations Championships in Antwerp.[9]

Team roster
  • Men's team event – 1 team of 16 players
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
1  Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1  Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1  Great Britain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1  Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1  South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 25 July 2021. Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) matches won; 3) goal difference; 4) goals for; 5) head-to-head result; 6) field goals scored.
24 July 2021 (2021-07-24)
11:45
v
Netherlands  v  Belgium
Report

26 July 2021 (2021-07-26)
09:30
v
Germany  v  Belgium
Report

27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
18:30
v
Belgium  v  South Africa
Report

29 July 2021 (2021-07-29)
10:00
v
Belgium  v  Canada
Report

30 July 2021 (2021-07-30)
21:15
v
Belgium  v  Great Britain
Report

Gymnastics

Artistic

Belgium fielded a full squad of four gymnasts in the women's artistic gymnastics events by finishing seventh out of nine nations eligible for qualification in the team all-around at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.[10]

Women
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
  Team N/A
 
 
 
Total

Rowing

Belgium qualified one boat in the men's lightweight double sculls for the Games by winning the B-final and securing the last of seven berths available at the 2019 FISA World Championships in Ottensheim, Austria.[11]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
 
 
Men's lightweight double sculls

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

Belgian sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the 2018 Sailing World Championships, the class-associated Worlds, and the continental regattas.[12]

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

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

Swimming

Belgian swimmers 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)):[13][14]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Louis Croenen Men's 200 m butterfly
Fanny Lecluyse Women's 100 m breaststroke
Women's 200 m breaststroke

Taekwondo

Belgium entered one athlete into the taekwondo competition at the Games. Rio 2016 Olympian Jaouad Achab qualified directly for the men's lightweight category (68 kg) by finishing among the top five taekwondo practitioners at the end of the WT Olympic Rankings.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Jaouad Achab Men's −68 kg

See also

References

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 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). IAAF. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 April 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Belgium make history by taking first ever ticket to the Olympics". FIBA. 9 February 2020. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  5. ^ "First round of Olympic canoe sprint quotas allocated". International Canoe Federation. 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Athletes' quotas for Road Cycling events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". UCI. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  7. ^ Parkes, Louise (24 August 2019). "Germany stays in silver medal spot and Britain bags the bronze". FEI. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Tokyo 2020 team and individual quota places confirmed by FEI". FEI. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Les Red Lions écrasent l'Espagne (5-0) et sont champions d'Europe !" [The Red Lions crushed Spain (5–0) to become the European champions] (in French). RTBF International. 24 August 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  10. ^ "U.S., Biles top women's qualification at Stuttgart Worlds". FIG. 5 October 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  11. ^ "B-finals take on new meaning when Tokyo 2020 spots are available". International Rowing Federation. 31 August 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  12. ^ "First Laser, Radial and 49erFX nations confirmed for Tokyo 2020". World Sailing. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Tokyo 2020. FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.


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