Palau at the 2020 Summer Olympics

sporting event delegation

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Palau at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Palau.svg
NOCPalau National Olympic Committee
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors3 in 2 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Palau 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 sixth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics.


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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 0 1
Swimming 1 1 2
Total 2 1 3


Palau received a universality slot from the 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
Adrian Ililau Men's 100 m


Palau 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.

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Shawn Dingilius-Wallace Men's 50 m freestyle
Osisang Chilton Women's 50 m freestyle


  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.
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