Malta at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Malta at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Malta.svg
IOC codeMLT
NOCMalta Olympic Committee
Websitewww.nocmalta.org
in Tokyo, Japan
23 July – 8 August 2021
Competitors6 in 5 sports
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Malta 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, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1]

Competitors

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

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

Athletics

Malta received a universality invitation from the World Athletics to send two athletes (one men and one women) 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
Carla Scicluna Women's 100 m

Badminton

For the first time in history, Malta entered one badminton player into the Olympic tournament. Matthew Abela accepted the invitation from the Tripartite Commission and the Badminton World Federation to compete in the men's singles.[3]

Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Matthew Abela Men's singles  Shi (CHN)
  ( ,  )
 Opti (SUR)
W (WO)

Shooting

Malta received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a women's pistol shooter to the Olympics, as long as the minimum qualifying score (MQS) was fulfilled by June 6, 2021.[4]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Eleanor Bezzina Women's 25 m pistol

Swimming

Malta entered in 2 athletes for swimming after successfully applying for universality places, after women's athletes met the Olympic Selection Time (OST) in their respective events[5]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Andrew Chetcuti Men's 100 m freestyle
Sasha Gatt Women's 400 m freestyle
Women's 800 m freestyle

Weightlifting

Malta receiving one tripartite invitation quotas from International Weightlifting Federation.[6]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Yasmin Zammit Stevens Women's 64 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. ^ "Badminton player Matthew Abela to represent Malta in Tokyo 2020". Times of Malta. 2 June 2021. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 31 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Four Virgin Islanders to Compete at Tokyo Olympic Games in July". Saint Thomas Source. Retrieved 4 July 2021.
  6. ^ IWF Absolute Ranking List (25 June 2021)
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