Bhutan at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Bhutan at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Bhutan.svg
IOC codeBHU
NOCBhutan Olympic Committee
Websitebhutanolympiccommittee.org
in Tokyo, Japan
23 July – 8 August 2021
Competitors4 in 4 sports
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Bhutan 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 tenth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics.

Competitors

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

Sport Men Women Total
Archery 0 1 1
Judo 1 0 1
Shooting 0 1 1
Swimming 1 0 1
Total 2 2 4

Archery

One Bhutanese archer (Karma) directly qualified for the women's individual recurve at the Games by reaching the semifinal stage and obtaining one of the three available spots at the 2019 Asian Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.[2] This marks the first time that a Bhutanese athlete to get an Olympic quota spot in any sport.[3]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Karma Women's individual 616 56

Judo

Bhutan entered one male judoka into the Olympic tournament after International Judo Federation awarded them a tripartite invitation quota. This signified the country’s Olympic debut in the sport.

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
Ngawang Namgyel Men's –60 kg  Akkuş (TUR)
L 000-010
Did not advance

Shooting

Bhutan received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a women's rifle 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
Lenchu Kunzang Women's 10 m air rifle 618.1 43 Did not advance

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

Swimming

Bhutan 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. This signified the country’s Olympic debut in the sport.

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sangay Tenzin Men's 100 m freestyle

References

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Karma qualifies Bhutan an Olympic quota place for the first time in history". World Archery. 28 November 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Tokyo Olympics: Bhutan's archer Karma waits to challenge Dee". Times of India. 24 July 2021. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 31 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
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