East Timor at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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East Timor at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of East Timor.svg
NOCNational Olympic Committee of East Timor
in Tokyo
Competitors3 in 2 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Indonesia (1984–1996)
 Individual Olympic Athletes (2000)

East Timor, also known as Timor-Leste and officially as the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, 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's will be the nations fifth appearance at the Summer Olympics.


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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 0 1
Swimming 1 1 2
Total 2 1 3


East Timor received universality slots from IAAF to send one athletes to the Olympics.[2]

  • 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
Felisberto de Deus Men's 100 m


East Timor 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, making this country debut at this sport.

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
José da Silva Viegas Men's 50 m freestyle
Imelda Ximenes Women's 50 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. ^ "Road to Olympic Games 2020". World Athletics. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
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