Republic of the Congo at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Republic of the Congo at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg
NOCComité National Olympique et Sportif Congolais
in Tokyo
Competitors3 in 2 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Congo, officially Republic of the Congo 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] It's will be the nations thirteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics, since its debut in 1964. Congolese athletes did not attend the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, and the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal because of the African boycott.


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

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


Congo received the universality slots from the World Athletics to send two athletes (one male and one female) 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 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Gilles Anthony Afoumba Men's 400 m
Natacha Ngoye Akamabi Women's 100 m


Congo received a universality invitation from FINA to send a top-ranked female swimmer in her respective individual events to the Olympics, based on the FINA Points System of June 28, 2021.[3]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Stefan Sangala 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.
  3. ^ "Tokyo Olympics Entry Lists Released, Swimming Begins July 24". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
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