Cameroon at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Cameroon at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Cameroon.svg
IOC codeCMR
NOCCameroon Olympic and Sports Committee
Websitewww.cnosc.org (in French)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors5 in 3 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Cameroon 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 fifteenth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics.

Competitors

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

Sport Men Women Total
Boxing 3 0 3
Table tennis 0 1 1
Wrestling 0 1 1
Total 3 2 5

Boxing

Cameroon entered three male boxers into the Olympic tournament. Rio 2016 Olympian Wilfried Ntsengue (men's middleweight), along with rookies Albert Mengue (men's welterweight) and Maxime Yegnong (men's super heavyweight), secured their spots by advancing to the final match of their respective weight divisions at the 2020 African Qualification Tournament in Diamniadio, Senegal.[2]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Albert Mengue Men's welterweight
Wilfried Ntsengue Men's middleweight
Maxime Yegnong Men's super heavyweight N/A

Table tennis

Cameroon entered one athlete into the table tennis competition at the Games for the first time in eight years. London 2012 Olympian Sarah Hanffou scored a semifinal victory to occupy one of the four available spots in the women's singles at the 2020 African Olympic Qualification Tournament in Tunis, Tunisia.[3]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Sarah Hanffou Women's singles

Wrestling

Cameroon qualified one wrestler for the women's freestyle 53 kg into the Olympic competition, by progressing to the top two finals at the 2021 African & Oceania Qualification Tournament in Hammamet, Tunisia.[4]

Key:

  • VT (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by fall.
  • VB (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by injury (VF for forfeit, VA for withdrawal or disqualification)
  • PP (ranking points: 3–1 or 1–3) – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO (ranking points: 3–0 or 0–3) – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST (ranking points: 4–0 or 0–4) – Great superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
  • SP (ranking points: 4–1 or 1–4) – Technical superiority – the loser with technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Joseph Essombe –53 kg

References

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Boxing Olympic Qualification – Dakar: Day 7 As It Happened". Olympic Channel. 26 February 2020. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Ibrahima Diaw caused major upset, Olufunke Oshonaike sets record". ITTF. 29 February 2020. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  4. ^ Olanowski, Eric (3 April 2021). "Tunisia Takes Quartet of Olympic Berths, Nigeria Nabs Trio of Tokyo Spots". United World Wrestling. Retrieved 4 April 2021.


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