Burkina Faso at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Burkina Faso at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg
NOCBurkinabé National Olympic and Sports Committee
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors2 in 2 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Burkina Faso 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 appearance at the Summer Olympics, having participated since the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich under the name Upper Volta.


Burkinabé 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):[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
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Hugues Fabrice Zango Men's triple jump



Burkina Faso entered one rider to compete in the men's road race for the first time in history, by finishing in the top two, not yet qualified, at the 2019 African Championships in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.[4]

Athlete Event Time Rank
  Men's road race


  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. ^ "Athletes' quotas for Road Cycling events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". UCI. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
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