Samoa at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Samoa at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Samoa.svg
IOC codeSAM
NOCSamoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee Inc.
Websitewww.sasnoc.com
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors8 in 5 sports
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Samoa 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 tenth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympic Games, although it had previously competed in four editions under the name Western Samoa.

The Samoan government in July 2021 released an order which bared athletes based in Samoa to compete in the Olympics due to rising COVID-19 infections in Japan. This meant that only Samoan athletes based overseas could compete in the games.[2][3]

Competitors

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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 0 1
Boxing 2 0 2
Canoeing 2 1 3
Judo 1 0 1
Sailing 1 0 1
Total 7 1 8

Athletics

Samoan 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):[4][5]

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
Alex Rose Men's discus throw

Boxing

Samoa entered two male boxers into the Olympic tournament for the first time since Beijing 2008. Marion Faustino Ah Tong (men's welterweight) and the reigning Pacific Games champion Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali (men's heavyweight) topped the list of eligible boxers from Asia and Oceania in their respective weight divisions to secure places on the Samoan team based on the IOC's Boxing Task Force Rankings.[6]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Marion Faustino Ah Tong Men's welterweight
Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali Men's heavyweight N/A

Canoeing

Sprint

Samoan canoeists qualified boats in each of the following distances for the Games through the 2020 Oceania Championships in Penrith, New South Wales.[7]

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Rudolph Berking-Williams Men's C-1 1000 m
Men's K-1 200 m
Clifton Tuva'a Men's K-1 200 m
Men's K-1 1000 m
Rudolph Berking-Williams
Clifton Tuva'a
Men's K-2 1000 m
Anne Cairns Women's K-1 200 m
Women's K-1 500 m

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final A (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

Judo

Samoa qualified one judoka for the men's half-middleweight category (81 kg) at the Games. Peniamina Percival accepted a continental berth from Oceania as the nation's top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of June 28, 2021.[8]

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
Peniamina Percival Men's −81 kg

Sailing

Samoan sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the class-associated World Championships, and the continental regattas, marking the country's debut in the sport.

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Eroni Leilua Men's Laser

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

Weightlifting

Samoan weightlifters qualified for three quota places at the games, based on the Tokyo 2020 Rankings Qualification List of 11 June 2021.[9]

On 1 July 2021, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, per the statement from the Samoan Olympic Committee, Samoa decided to withdraw their three weightlifters' participation at the games. [10]

References

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "3 Samoan weightlifters to miss Olympics over virus concerns". Associated Press. 2 July 2021. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Samoa govt pulls team from Tokyo Games - Radio New Zealand". Reuters. 1 July 2021. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  4. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  5. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Samoan boxers qualify for Tokyo Olympics". Radio New Zealand. 23 March 2021. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Sport: Samoa's Anne Cairns secures spot in Tokyo Olympics". Radio New Zealand. 15 February 2020. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  8. ^ Messner, Nicolas (22 June 2021). "Tokyo 2020: Official Olympic Qualification List". International Judo Federation. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  9. ^ Tokyo 2020 Qualification (Weightlifting)
  10. ^ "Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Samoa withdraws weightlifters over Covid-19 curbs but other athletes to attend". Reuters. Retrieved 1 July 2021.

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