Iraq at the 2020 Summer Olympics

sporting event delegation

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Iraq at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Iraq.svg
NOCNational Olympic Committee of Iraq (in Arabic)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors4 in 3 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Iraq 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] This will be the nation's fifteenth appearance at the Summer Olympic Games since its debut in 1948.


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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 1 2
Rowing 1 0 1
Shooting 0 1 1
Total 2 2 4


Iraq received universality slots from IAAF to send two athletes (one male and one female) 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 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Taha Hussein Yaseen Men's 400 m
Dana Hussain Women's 200 m


Iraq qualified one boat in the men's single sculls for the Games by finishing fourth at final-B and securing the fourth of five berths available at the 2021 FISA Asia & Oceania Olympic Qualification Regatta in Tokyo, Japan.[3]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mohammed Al Khafaji Men's single sculls 8:57.01 5 R 7:41.72 2 QF

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage


Iraq received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a women's air pistol shooter to the Olympics, as long as the minimum qualifying score (MQS) was fulfilled by June 5, 2021.[4]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Fatimah Al-Kaabi Women's 10 m air pistol

See also


  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. ^ "Finals racing decides Asia & Oceania Olympic & Paralympic quota spots". International Rowing Federation. 7 May 2021. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". ISSF. 31 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.

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