Madagascar at the 2020 Summer Olympics

sporting event delegation

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Madagascar at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Madagascar.svg
IOC codeMAD
NOCComité Olympique Malgache
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors6 in 4 sports
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Madagascar 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] This will be the nation's thirteenth appearance at the Olympics, since its debut in 1964.

Competitors

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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 0 1
Judo 0 1 1
Swimming 1 1 2
Weightlifting 2 0 2
Total 4 2 6

Athletics

Madagascar received a universality slot from the World Athletics to send a male athlete to the Olympics.[2]

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
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Todisoa Rabearison Men's 400 m

Judo

Madagascar qualified one judoka for the women's half-middleweight category (63 kg) at the Games. Damiella Nomenjanahary accepted a continental berth from Africa as the nation's top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of June 28, 2021.[3]

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
Damiella Nomenjanahary Women's −63 kg

Swimming

Madagascar 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.[4]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Heriniavo Rasolonjatovo Men's 100 m backstroke
Tiana Rabarijaona Women's 400 m freestyle

Weightlifting

Madagascar entered two weightlifters into the Olympic competition. Brothers Eric (men's 61 kg) and Tojonirina Andriantsitohaina (men's 67 kg) topped the field of weightlifters from the African zone in their respective weight divisions based on the IWF Absolute Continental Rankings.[5]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Eric Andriantsitohaina Men's −61 kg
Tojonirina Andriantsitohaina Men's −67 kg

References

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Road to Olympic Games 2020". World Athletics. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  3. ^ Messner, Nicolas (22 June 2021). "Tokyo 2020: Official Olympic Qualification List". International Judo Federation. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Tokyo Olympics Entry Lists Released, Swimming Begins July 24". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Haltérophilie – JO 2021: après Tojonirina, son frère Eric Andriantsitohaina obtient aussi sa qualification" [Weightlifting: After Tojonirina, Eric Andriantsitohaina obtained a quota place] (in French). International Table Tennis Federation. 12 June 2021. Retrieved 24 June 2021.


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