Fiji at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Fiji at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Fiji.svg
IOC codeFIJ
NOCFiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee
Websitewww.fasanoc.org.fj
in Tokyo
Competitors30 in 6 sports
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Fiji 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] Since the nation's debut in 1956, Fijian athletes have taken part in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, except for two occasions. Fiji failed to register any athletes at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and joined the American-led boycott when Moscow hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics.

Competitors

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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 0 1
Judo 1 0 1
Rugby sevens 12 12 24
Sailing 0 1 1
Swimming 1 1 2
Table tennis 0 1 1
Total 15 15 30


Athletics

Fiji received universality slots from IAAF to send two athletes (one male and one female) 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 Preliminary round Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Banuve Tabakaucoro Men's 100 m

Judo

Fiji entered one male judoka into the Olympic tournament based on the International Judo Federation Olympics Individual Ranking.[3]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
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Result
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Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Tevita Takayawa −100 kg

Rugby sevens

Men's tournament

The Fiji national rugby sevens team qualified for the Olympics by advancing to the quarterfinals in the 2019 London Sevens, securing a top four spot in the 2018–19 World Rugby Sevens Series.[4]

Team roster

Head coach: Gareth Baber

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Events Points
1 FW Kalione Nasoko (1990-12-02)2 December 1990 (aged 30) 26 319
2 FW Josua Vakurunabili (1992-06-10)10 June 1992 (aged 29) 25 235
3 FW Meli Derenalagi (1998-11-26)26 November 1998 (aged 22) 16 110
4 FW Iosefo Masi (1998-05-09)9 May 1998 (aged 23) 0 0
5 BK Asaeli Tuivuaka (1995-12-22)22 December 1995 (aged 25) 8 55
6 BK Semi Radradra (1992-06-13)13 June 1992 (aged 29) 4 49
7 BK Vilimoni Botitu (1998-06-15)15 June 1998 (aged 23) 16 265
8 FW Waisea Nacuqu (1993-05-24)24 May 1993 (aged 28) 34 661
9 BK Napolioni Bolaca (1996-10-20)20 October 1996 (aged 24) 8 205
10 BK Jiuta Wainiqolo (1999-03-10)10 March 1999 (aged 22) 0 0
11 BK Aminiasi Tuimaba (1995-03-26)26 March 1995 (aged 26) 15 332
12 BK Jerry Tuwai (c) (1989-03-23)23 March 1989 (aged 32) 54 674
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Fiji 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2  Great Britain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible quarter-finals based on ranking
4  Japan (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 26 July 2021. Source: World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host
26 July 2021 (2021-07-26)
9:00
Fiji  v  Japan
(Tokyo 2020)

26 July 2021 (2021-07-26)
17:00
Fiji  v  Canada
(Tokyo 2020)

27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
9:30
Fiji  v  Great Britain
(Tokyo 2020)

Women's tournament

The Fiji women's national rugby sevens team qualified for the Olympics by winning the gold medal and securing an outright berth at the 2019 Oceania Women's Sevens Championships in Suva.[5]

Team roster
  • Women's team event – 1 team of 12 players
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2  France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Fiji 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible quarter-finals based on ranking
4  Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 29 July 2021. Source: World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.

Sailing

Fijian sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the class-associated World Championships, and the continental regattas, marking the country's recurrence to the sport for the first time in two decades.

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Sophia Morgan Women's Laser Radial

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

Swimming

Fiji qualified two swimmers in two events.

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Taichi Vakasama 200 m breaststroke
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Cheyenne Rova 50 m freestyle

Table tennis

Fiji entered one athlete into the table tennis competition at the Games. With the cancellation of the 2021 Oceania Qualification Tournament, Rio 2016 Olympian Sally Yee accepted an invitation to compete in the women's singles for the second time, as the highest-ranked table tennis player vying for qualification from Oceania in the ITTF World Olympic Rankings of May 1, 2021.

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
Sally Yee Women's singles  Edghill (GUY)
L 1–4
Did not advance

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. ^ International Judo Federation Olympics Ranking
  4. ^ "HSBC London 7s: Fiji qualifies for 2020 Olympics". Fiji Times. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  5. ^ Naivalurua, Navitalai (9 November 2019). "Fijiana 7s team qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics after winning Oceania Olympic Qualifiers". Fiji Village. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
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