Cyprus at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Cyprus at the
2020 Summer Olympics
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NOCCyprus Olympic Committee (in Greek and English)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors15 in 6 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Cyprus 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, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] It will be the nation's eleventh consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics.


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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 2 1 3
Cycling 0 1 1
Gymnastics 1 0 1
Sailing 2 2 4
Shooting 3 1 4
Swimming 1 1 2
Total 9 6 15


Cypriot 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]

  • 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
Milan Trajkovic Men's 110 m hurdles
Eleni Artymata Women's 400 m
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Apostolos Parellis Men's discus throw



Cyprus entered one rider to compete in the women's Olympic road race, by virtue of her top 100 individual finish (for women) in the UCI World Ranking.[4]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Antri Christoforou Women's road race



Cyprus entered one artistic gymnast into the Olympic competition. Rio 2016 Olympian Marios Georgiou received a spare berth from the men's apparatus events, as one of the seven highest-ranked gymnasts, neither part of the team nor qualified directly through the all-around, at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.[5]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
Marios Georgiou All-around


Cypriot sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the 2018 Sailing World Championships, the class-associated Worlds, and the continental regattas.[6]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Andreas Cariolou Men's RS:X
Pavlos Kontides Men's Laser N/A
Natasa Lappa Women's RS:X
Marilena Makri Women's Laser Radial N/A

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


Cypriot shooters achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2018 ISSF World Championships, the 2019 ISSF World Cup series, European Championships or Games, and European Qualifying Tournament, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by May 31, 2020.[7]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Georgios Achilleos Men's skeet
Dimitris Konstantinou
Andreas Makri Men's trap
Andri Eleftheriou Women's skeet


Cyprus received a universality invitation from FINA to send two top-ranked swimmers (one per gender) in their respective individual events to the Olympics, based on the FINA Points System of June 28, 2021.

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Nikolas Antoniou Men's 50 m freestyle
Men's 100 m freestyle
Kalia Antoniou Women's 50 m freestyle
Women's 100 m freestyle


  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. ^ "Athletes' quotas for Road Cycling events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". UCI. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  5. ^ "10th Olympic spot for Cyprus by Marios Georgiou". Cyprus Olympic Committee. 8 October 2019. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  6. ^ "First Laser, Radial and 49erFX nations confirmed for Tokyo 2020". World Sailing. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". ISSF. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.

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