Saint Lucia at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Saint Lucia at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Saint Lucia.svg
IOC codeLCA
NOCSaint Lucia Olympic Committee
Websitewww.slunoc.org
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors5 in 3 sports
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Saint Lucia is expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. 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 seventh consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics. Saint Lucia has not yet qualified any competitors outside of the universality places, but all National Olympic Committees are able to send competitors in athletics and swimming. The nation will be seeking its first Olympic medal; Levern Spencer's 6th-place finish in the 2016 high jump is Saint Lucia's best result to date.

The country's planning for the 2020 Games began shortly after the conclusion of the 2016 Summer Olympics, with Saint Lucia Olympic Committee president Fortuna Belrose noting that some athletes had already expressed interest and submitted programmes.[2] Saint Lucia's Olympic hopefuls include Spencer (who would be a four-time Olympian), Jeanelle Scheper (a 2016 Olympian), Albert Reynolds, Sandisha Antoine, and Julien Alfred.[3][4] The COVID-19 pandemic has affected preparations, training, and qualification efforts; Belrose and the SLOC have committed to supporting athletes in qualifying for the postponed Games.[3]

Competitors

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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 0 1 1
Sailing 1 1 2
Swimming 1 1 2
Total 2 3 5

Athletics

Saint Lucian athletes further 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):[5][6]

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
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Levern Spencer Women's high jump

Sailing

Saint Lucia received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send sailors competing in the men's Laser and women's Laser Radial to the Olympic regatta.[7]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Luc Chevrier Men's Laser
Stephanie Devaux-Lovell Women's Laser Radial

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race

Swimming

Saint Lucia 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.[8][7]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jean-Luc Zephir Men's 100 m freestyle
Mikaili Charlemagne Women's 50 m freestyle

See also

References

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Saint Lucia Olympic Committee chief makes plans for Tokyo 2020". Inside the Games. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Olympic Games 2020 Postponed: Dreams Shattered for Saint Lucia's Olympic Hopefuls". The Voice. 26 March 2020. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Saint Lucia's Sandisha Antoine aiming for 2020 Tokyo Olympics". St. Lucia News Online. 5 November 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  5. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  6. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 April 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  7. ^ a b de Beauville, Anthony (26 June 2021). "Saint Lucia Names Team for Tokyo's Olympic Games". The Voice Saint Lucia. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Tokyo Olympics Entry Lists Released, Swimming Begins July 24". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
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