Lesotho at the 2020 Summer Olympics

sporting event delegation

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Lesotho at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Lesotho.svg
NOCLesotho National Olympic Committee
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors2 in 1 sport
Flag bearer (opening)TOCOG volunteer
Flag bearer (closing)Neheng Khatala
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Lesotho competed 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] It was the nation's twelfth appearance at the Summer Olympics, with the exception of the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, because of its partial support to the African boycott. Lesotho was the second to last nation to enter before the USA and France did.


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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 1 2
Total 1 1 2


Lesotho athletes achieved the World Athletics entry standards, by qualifying time, in the following track and field events:[2][3]

Lesotho did not need the universality category to enter its athletes.

  • 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
Khoarahlane Seutloali Men's marathon 2:25:03 SB 67
Neheng Khatala Women's marathon 2:33:15 20


  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.
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