Kuwait at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Kuwait at the
2020 Summer Olympics
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NOCKuwait Olympic Committee
Websitewww.kuwaitolympic.net (in Arabic and English)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors11 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.[1] 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.

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 2 1 3
Karate 1 0 1
Rowing 1 0 1
Shooting 4 0 4
Swimming 1 1 2
Total 9 2 11


Kuwaiti 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]

  • 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
Yaqoub Al-Youha Men's 110 m hurdles
Yousef Karam Men's 400 m
Mudhawi Al-Shammari Women's 100 m


Kuwait received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send Mohammad Al-Mosawi in the men's kata category to the Olympics.[4]

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.[5]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
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.[6]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Abdulrahman Al-Faihan Men's trap
Talal Al-Rashidi
Mansour Al-Rashidi Men's skeet
Abdullah Al-Rashidi


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.

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Abbas Qali Men's 100 m butterfly
Lara Dashti Women's 50 m freestyle


  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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 April 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Last Olympians for Karate Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 confirmed". World Karate Federation. 21 June 2021. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Finals racing decides Asia & Oceania Olympic & Paralympic quota spots". International Rowing Federation. 7 May 2021. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.

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