Morocco at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Morocco at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo

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Morocco at the
2020 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeMAR
NOCMoroccan Olympic Committee
Arabic: اللجنة الأولمبية الوطنية المغربية
Websitewww.cnom.org.ma (in French)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors50 in 17 sports
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Morocco is expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place during the summer of 2020, the Games were postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] It will be the nation's 15th appearance at the Summer Olympics.

Competitors

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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 14 4 18
Boxing 4 3 7
Canoeing 1 1 2
Cycling 1 0 1
Equestrian 4 0 4
Fencing 1 0 1
Golf 0 1 1
Judo 0 2 2
Karate 0 1 1
Rowing 0 1 1
Shooting 0 1 1
Surfing 1 0 1
Swimming 1 1 2
Taekwondo 1 2 3
Triathlon 1 0 1
Volleyball 2 0 2
Weightlifting 1 0 1
Wrestling 1 0 1
Total 33 17 50

Athletics

Moroccan athletes 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]

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
Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Abdelati El Guesse 800 m
Oussama Nabil
Mostafa Smaili
Soufiane El Bakkali 1500 m
Anass Essayi
Abdelatif Sadiki
Soufiyan Bouqantar 5000 m N/A
Zouhair Talbi 5000 m N/A
10000 m N/A
Abdelkarim Ben Zahra 3000 m steeplechase N/A
Soufiane El Bakkali N/A
Mohamed Tindouft N/A
Mohamed Reda El Aaraby Marathon N/A
Othmane El Goumri N/A
Hamza Sahli N/A
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Rababe Arafi 800 m
1500 m
Siham Hilali 5000 m N/A
Rkia El Moukim Marathon N/A
Majida Maayouf N/A

Boxing

Morocco entered six boxers (three per gender) into the Olympic tournament. Rio 2016 Olympian Khadija El-Mardi, along with five rookies (Baala, Nadir, Assaghir, Cheddar, and Bel Ahbib), secured their spots by advancing to the final match of their respective weight divisions at the 2020 African Qualification Tournament in Diamniadio, Senegal.[4]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mohamed Hamout Featherweight
Abdelhaq Nadir Lightweight
Mohamed Assaghir Light heavyweight
Youness Baala Heavyweight N/A
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Rabab Cheddar Flyweight
Oumayma Bel Ahbib Welterweight
Khadija El-Mardi Middleweight N/A

Canoeing

Slalom

Moroccan canoeists qualified one boat for each of the following classes through the 2021 African Canoe Slalom Championship in La Seu d'Urgell, Spain.[5]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mathis Soudi Men's K-1
Celia Jodar Women's K-1

Cycling

Road

Morocco entered one rider to compete in the men's Olympic road race, by virtue of his top 50 national finish (for men) in the UCI World Ranking.[6]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Mohcine El Kouraji Men's road race

Equestrian

Morocco entered one dressage rider into the Olympic equestrian competition, by finishing in the top two, outside the group selection, of the individual FEI Olympic Rankings for Group F (Africa and Middle East). Meanwhile, a squad of three jumping riders was added to the Moroccan roster by accepting a forfeited spot from Qatar, as the next highest-ranked team, not yet qualified, at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI)-designated Olympic qualifier for Group F in Rabat.[7][8]

Dressage

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
Yessin Rahmouni All At Once Individual

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualified for the final; q = Qualified for the final as a lucky loser

Jumping

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank
Ali Al-Ahrach USA de Riverland Individual
Samy Colman Davino Q
Abdelkebir Ouaddar Istanbull v.h Ooievaarshof
Ali Al-Ahrach
Samy Colman
Abdelkebir Ouaddar
See above Team

Fencing

Morocco entered one fencer into the Olympic competition. Houssam El-Kord claimed a spot in the men's épée as the top-ranked fencer vying for qualification from Africa in the FIE Adjusted Official Rankings.

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Houssam El-Kord Men's épée

Golf

Morocco entered one golfer into the Olympic tournament. Maha Haddioui (world no. 418) qualified directly among the top 60 eligible players for the women's event based on the IGF World Rankings as of 29 July 2021.[9]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Score Score Score Score Score Par Rank
Maha Haddioui Women's

Judo

Morocco qualified two female judoka for each of the following weight classes at the Games. Rio 2016 Olympian Assmaa Niang was selected among the top 18 judoka of the women's middleweight category (70 kg) based on the IJF World Ranking List of June 28, 2021, while rookie Soumiya Iraoui (women's half-lightweight, 52 kg) accepted a continental berth from Africa as the nation's top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position.[10]

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
Soumiya Iraoui Women's –52 kg
Assmaa Niang Women's –70 kg

Karate

Morocco entered one karateka into the inaugural Olympic tournament. Btissam Sadini qualified directly for the women's kumite 61-kg category by topping the final pool round at 2021 World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Paris, France.[11]

Kumite
Athlete Event Round Robin Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Btissam Sadini Women's –61 kg

Rowing

Morocco qualified one boat in the women's single sculls for the Games by finishing fourth in the A-final and securing the second of five berths available at the 2019 FISA African Olympic Qualification Regatta in Tunis, Tunisia, marking the country's debut in the sport.[12]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sarah Fraincart Women's single sculls 8:32.78 5 R 8:42.78 5 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

Shooting

Moroccan 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 African Championships, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by May 31, 2020.[13]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Ibtissam Marirhi Women's skeet

Surfing

Morocco sent one surfer to compete in the men's shortboard at the Games. Ramzi Boukhiam secured a qualification slot for his nation, as the highest-ranked and last remaining surfer from Africa, at the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games in Miyazaki, Japan.[14]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ramzi Boukhiam Men's shortboard

Swimming

Morocco 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.[15]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Samy Boutouil Men's 100 m freestyle
Lina Khiyara Women's 200 m freestyle

Taekwondo

Morocco entered three athletes into the taekwondo competition at the Games. Achraf Mahboubi, Oumaima El-Bouchti, and Nada Laaraj secured the spots on the Moroccan squad with a top two finish each in the men's welterweight (80 kg), women's flyweight (49 kg), and women's lightweight category (57 kg), respectively, at the 2020 African Qualification Tournament in Rabat.[16][17]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Achraf Mahboubi Men's −80 kg
Oumaima El-Bouchti Women's −49 kg  Sim (KOR)
L 10–19
Did not advance
Nada Laaraj Women's −57 kg

Triathlon

Morocco entered one triathlete to compete at the Olympics for the first time in history. Mehdi Essadiq topped the field of triathletes vying for qualification from Africa in the men's event based on the individual ITU World Rankings of 15 June 2021.[18]

Individual
Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Mehdi Essadiq Men's

Volleyball

Beach

Morocco men's beach volleyball team qualified directly for the Olympics by winning the gold medal at the 2018–2020 CAVB Continental Cup Final in Agadir.[19]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Mohamed Abicha
Zouheir El Graoui
Men's Pool E
 BrylFijałek (POL)

 EvandroSchmidt (BRA)

 E GrimaltM Grimalt (CHI)

Weightlifting

Morocco entered one male weightlifter into the Olympic competition. Abderrahim Moum topped the list of weightlifters from Africa in the men's 73 kg category based on the IWF Absolute Continental Rankings.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Abderrahim Moum Men's –73 kg

Wrestling

Morocco qualified one wrestler for the men's Greco-Roman 77 kg into the Olympic competition, by progressing to the top two finals at the 2021 African & Oceania Qualification Tournament in Hammamet, Tunisia.[20]

Key:

  • VT (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by fall.
  • VB (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by injury (VF for forfeit, VA for withdrawal or disqualification)
  • PP (ranking points: 3–1 or 1–3) – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO (ranking points: 3–0 or 0–3) – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST (ranking points: 4–0 or 0–4) – Great superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
  • SP (ranking points: 4–1 or 1–4) – Technical superiority – the loser with technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Zied Ayet Ikram −77 kg

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