Jamaica at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Jamaica at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Jamaica.svg
IOC codeJAM
NOCJamaica Olympic Association
Websitewww.joa.org.jm
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors16 in 5 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 British West Indies (1960)

Jamaica 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] The country's participation will mark its seventeenth Summer Olympic appearance as an independent state, although it has previously competed in four other editions as a British colony, and as part of the West Indies Federation.

Competitors

The following is the list of number of competitors participating in the Games:

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 4 8 12
Boxing 1 0 1
Diving 1 0 1
Gymnastics 0 1 1
Swimming 0 1 1
Total 6 10 16

Athletics

Jamaican 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]

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
Men
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
 
 
 
 
4 × 400 m relay
Women
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
 
 
 
 
4 × 100 m relay
 
 
 
 
4 × 400 m relay
Mixed
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
 
 
 
 
4 × 400 m relay

Boxing

Jamaica entered one boxer into the Olympic tournament. Ricardo Brown qualified after the 2021 Pan American Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament which was actually held in Buenos Aires, Argentina cancelled.[4][5]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ricardo Brown Men's super heavyweight

Diving

Jamaica sent one diver into the Olympic competition, after finishing top 18 in the men's springboard at the 2021 FINA Diving World Cup in Tokyo, Japan.

Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Yona Knight-Wisdom Men's 3 m springboard

Gymnastics

Artistic

Jamaica entered one artistic gymnast into the Olympic competition. British-born Danusia Francis booked a spot in the women's individual all-around and apparatus events, by finishing ninth out of the twenty gymnasts eligible for qualification at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.[6][7]

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Danusia Francis All-around

Swimming

Jamaican swimmers further achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[8][9]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Alia Atkinson Women's 100 m breaststroke

See also

References

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ "USA Boxing announces team for Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifier". www.insidethegames.biz. 11 February 2020. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  5. ^ Dennen, John (15 April 2021). "The Americas Olympic qualification event has been cancelled". Boxing News Online. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Francis Qualifies to 2020 Olympic Games". UCLA. 5 October 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2019: Day 2 - as it happened". Olympic Channel. 5 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  8. ^ "FINA – Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Qualification". FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Tokyo 2020. FINA. Retrieved 6 March 2021.


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