Nicaragua at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Nicaragua at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Nicaragua.svg
NOCComité Olímpico Nicaragüense
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors8 in 6 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Nicaragua 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] It will be the nation's fourteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics, with the exception of the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul because of its partial support of the North Korean boycott.


The following is the list of number of competitors participating in the Games:

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 0 1
Judo 0 1 1
Rowing 1 1 2
Shooting 1 0 1
Swimming 1 1 2
Weightlifting 0 1 1
Total 4 4 8


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

  • 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 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Yeykell Eliuth Romero Men's 100 m


Nicaragua qualified one judoka for the women's heavyweight category (+78 kg) at the Games, signifying the nation's return to the sport for the first time since Atlanta 1996. Izakaya Marenco accepted a continental berth from the Americas 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
Izayana Marenco Women's +78 kg


Nicaragua qualified one boat in the men's single sculls for the Games after finishing fourth in the B-final and securing the third of five berths available at the 2021 FISA Americas Olympic Qualification Regatta in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, marking the country's debut in the sport.[4][5] An additional slot was awarded to another Nicaraguan rower competing in the women's single sculls, as the nation granted an invitation from the Tripartite Commission and the International Rowing Federation.

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Felix Potoy Men's single sculls 7:32.54 4 R 7:44.52 3 SE/F Bye
Evidelia González Women's single sculls 8:25.18 4 R 8:37.55 3 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


Nicaragua received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a men's air pistol shooter to the Olympics, as long as the minimum qualifying score (MQS) was fulfilled by June 5, 2021.[6]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Edwin Barberena Men's 10 m air pistol 554 36 Did not advance


Nicaragua 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.[7]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Miguel Mena Men's 100 m freestyle
Maria Victoria Schutmeizer Women's 100 m freestyle


Nicaragua entered one female weightlifter into the Olympic competition. Sema Nancy Loudrick topped the list of weightlifters from the Americas in the women's 64 kg category based on the IWF Absolute Continental Rankings.[8][9]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Sema Nancy Loudrick Women's –64 kg

See also


  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. ^ "2021 World Rowing Americas Olympic and Paralympic Qualification Regatta". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Americas Qualification Regatta Completed Ahead of Schedule". International Rowing Federation. 6 March 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". ISSF. 31 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Tokyo Olympics Entry Lists Released, Swimming Begins July 24". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Sema Nancy Loudrick representará a Nicaragua en los Juegos Olímpicos de Tokio 2020" [Sema Nancy Loudrick will represent Nicaragua at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics] (in Spanish). Viva Nicaragua. 13 June 2021. Retrieved 29 June 2021.
  9. ^ "IWF Reallocated All Quotas of Member Federations with Multiple ADRVs". International Weightlifting Federation. 6 July 2021. Retrieved 20 July 2021.

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