British Virgin Islands at the 2020 Summer Olympics

sporting event delegation

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British Virgin Islands at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg
NOCBritish Virgin Islands Olympic Committee
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors3 in 2 sports
Flag bearers (opening)Elinah Phillip
Kyron McMaster
Flag bearer (closing)N/A
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The British Virgin Islands competed 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 was the nation's tenth consecutive 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
Swimming 0 1 1
Total 1 2 3


Athletes from the British Virgin Islands achieved 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 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Kyron McMaster Men's 400 m hurdles 48.79 1 Q 48.26 1 Q 47.08 NR 4
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Chantel Malone Women's long jump 6.82 5 Q 6.50 12


British Virgin Islands received a universality invitation from FINA to send a top-ranked female swimmer in her respective individual events to the Olympics, based on the FINA Points System of June 28, 2021.[4]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Elinah Phillip Women's 50 m freestyle 25.74 34 Did not advance

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. ^ "Tokyo Olympics Entry Lists Released, Swimming Begins July 24". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
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