|Kuwait at the|
2020 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Kuwait Olympic Committee|
|in Tokyo, Japan|
|Competitors||11 in 5 sports|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
|Other related appearances|
|Independent Olympic Athletes (2016)|
Kuwait 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. It will be the nation's thirteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics, although it competed under the Independent Olympic Athletes at the previous Games in 2016, as a result of the country's suspension by the International Olympic Committee due to government interference.
The following is the list of number of competitors in the Games.
- 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
|Yaqoub Al-Youha||Men's 110 m hurdles|
|Yousef Karam||Men's 400 m|
|Mudhawi Al-Shammari||Women's 100 m|
|Athlete||Event||Round of 16||Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Repechage||Final / BM|
|Mohammad Al-Mosawi||Men's kata|
For the first time since Seoul 1988, Kuwait qualified one boat in the men's single sculls for the Games, by achieving the top time in the C-final and securing the fourth of five berths available at the 2021 FISA Asia & Oceania Olympic Qualification Regatta in Tokyo, Japan.
|Abdulrahman Al-Fadhel||Men's single sculls||8:49.03||5 R||9:04.73||4 SE/F||Bye|
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
Kuwaiti shooters achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2018 ISSF World Championships, the 2019 ISSF World Cup series, and Asian Championships, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by May 31, 2020.
|Abdulrahman Al-Faihan||Men's trap|
|Mansour Al-Rashidi||Men's skeet|
Kuwait 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.
|Abbas Qali||Men's 100 m butterfly|
|Lara Dashti||Women's 50 m freestyle|
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