Kosovo at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Kosovo at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo

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Kosovo at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Kosovo.svg
IOC codeKOS
NOCOlympic Committee of Kosovo
Websitenoc-kosovo.org (in Albanian and Serbian)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors11 in 6 sports
Flag bearer Majlinda Kelmendi
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Yugoslavia (1920–1992W)
 Independent Olympic Participants (1992S)
 Serbia and Montenegro (1996–2006)
 Serbia (2008–2012)

Kosovo is scheduled to participate at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, from 23 July to 8 August 2021. It will be represented by the Olympic Committee of Kosovo (KOK/OKK) with a delegation of two people.

Background

Following the 127th IOC Session in 2014, Kosovo was announced as an official member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and coincidentally obtained the right to participate as an independent nation in international sports events.[1] Therefore, Kosovo made its Olympic debut as a member state at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[1] Marking the nation's second Summer Olympic participation, the 2020 Summer Olympics were originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020 but have been postponed in relation to the pandemic of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).[2]

Competitors

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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 0 1
Boxing 0 1 1
Judo 1 4 5
Shooting 1 0 1
Swimming 1 1 2
Wrestling 1 0 1
Total 5 6 11

Athletics

Kosovo received a universality slot from the IAAF to send one athlete to the Olympics.[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 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Musa Hajdari 800 m

Boxing

Kosovo entered one female boxer into the Olympic tournament after receiving the tripartite invitation quotas.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Donjeta Sadiku Women's featherweight

Judo

Kosovo entered five judoka (one men and four women) into the Olympic tournament based on the International Judo Federation Olympics Individual Ranking.[4]

Men
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
Akil Gjakova −73 kg
Women
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
Distria Krasniqi –48 kg
Majlinda Kelmendi –52 kg
Nora Gjakova –57 kg
Loriana Kuka –78 kg

Shooting

Kosovo received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a men's rifle shooter to the Olympics, as long as the minimum qualifying score (MQS) was met.[5]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Drilon Ibrahimi Men's 10 m air rifle
Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)

Swimming

Kosovo 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.

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Olt Kondirolli Men's 100 m freestyle
Eda Zeqiri Women's 400 m freestyle

Wrestling

Kosovo qualified one wrestler for the men's freestyle 125 kg, by acknowledging a license from the United World Wrestling, following the disqualification of two wrestlers for anti-doping rules violations.[6] Moreover, these Games marked the country's debut in the sport.

Key:

  • VT (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by fall.
  • VB (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by injury (VF for forfeit, VA for withdrawal or disqualification)
  • PP (ranking points: 3–1 or 1–3) – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO (ranking points: 3–0 or 0–3) – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST (ranking points: 4–0 or 0–4) – Great superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
  • SP (ranking points: 4–1 or 1–4) – Technical superiority – the loser with technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Egzon Shala −125 kg

References

  1. ^ a b "127th IOC Session comes to close in Monaco". Olympic Games. 9 December 2014. Archived from the original on 17 June 2021. Retrieved 17 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympic Games. 24 March 2020. Archived from the original on 24 May 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Road to Olympic Games 2020". World Athletics. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  4. ^ International Judo Federation Olympics Ranking
  5. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 31 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Trio of Olympic Licenses Reassigned After Anti-Doping Rules Violations". United World Wrestling. 19 February 2020. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
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