Democratic Republic of the Congo at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Democratic Republic of the Congo at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg
IOC codeCOD
NOCComité Olympique Congolais
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors7 in 4 sports
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Democratic Republic of the Congo 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 eleventh consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics, although it had previously competed in four editions under the name Zaire.

Competitors

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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 0 1
Boxing 2 2 4
Judo 0 1 1
Taekwondo 0 1 1
Total 3 4 7

Athletics

Democratic Republic of the Congo received a universality slot from the World Athletics to send a male athlete to the Olympics.[2]

Key
  • 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 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Oliver Mwimba Men's 100 m

Boxing

The Democratic Republic of the Congo entered four boxers (two per gender) into the Olympic tournament for the first time since London 2012. David Tshama scored an outright semifinal victory to secure a spot in the men's middleweight division at the 2020 African Qualification Tournament in Diamniadio, Senegal.[3]

Fiston Mbaya Mulumba (men's lightweight), Marcelat Sakobi Matshu (women's featherweight), and Naomie Yumba Therese (women's lightweight) completed the nation's boxing lineup by topping the list of eligible boxers from Africa in their respective weight divisions of the IOC's Boxing Task Force Rankings.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Fiston Mbaya Mulumba Men's lightweight
David Tshama Men's middleweight
Marcelat Sakobi Matshu Women's featherweight  Petecio (PHI)
L 0–5
Did not advance
Naomie Yumba Therese Women's lightweight

Judo

Democratic Republic of the Congo qualified one judoka for the women's half-heavyweight category (78 kg) at the Games. Marie Branser accepted a continental berth from Africa as the nation's top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of June 28, 2021.[4]

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
Marie Branser Women's –78 kg

Taekwondo

Democratic Republic of the Congo received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission and the World Taekwondo Federation to send Naomie Katoka in the women's welterweight category (67 kg) to the Olympics.[5]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Naomie Katoka Women's −67 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. ^ "Road to Olympic Games 2020". World Athletics. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Boxing Olympic Qualification – Dakar: Day 7 As It Happened". Olympic Channel. 26 February 2020. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  4. ^ Messner, Nicolas (22 June 2021). "Tokyo 2020: Official Olympic Qualification List". International Judo Federation. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  5. ^ "131 of world's best confirmed for Tokyo 2020". World Taekwondo. 14 July 2021. Retrieved 16 July 2021.


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