Saudi Arabia at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Saudi Arabia at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
IOC codeKSA
NOCSaudi Arabian Olympic Committee
Websiteolympic.sa (in Arabic and English)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors29 in 9 sports
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Saudi Arabia 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 twelfth appearance at the Summer Olympics.

Competitors

The following is the list of number of competitors in the Games. Note that reserves in football are not counted:

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 1 2
Football 18 0 18
Judo 1 1 2
Karate 1 0 1
Rowing 1 0 1
Shooting 1 0 1
Swimming 1 0 1
Table tennis 1 0 1
Weightlifting 2 0 2
Total 27 2 29

Athletics

Saudi Arabian 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):[2][3]

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
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Mazen Al-Yassin Men's 400 m
Yasmeen Al-Dabbagh Women's 100 m

Football

Summary

Key:

Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Saudi Arabia men's Men's tournament  Ivory Coast
L 1–2
 Germany  Brazil

Men's tournament

Saudi Arabia men's football team qualified for the Olympics by advancing to the final match of the 2020 AFC U-23 Championship in Thailand, marking the country's recurrence to the sport for the first time since Atlanta 1996.[4][5]

Team roster

Saudi Arabia's 24-man preliminary squad was announced on 16 June 2021.[6] The final squad was announced on 6 July 2021.[7] Turki Al-Ammar withdrew injured and was replaced by Firas Al-Buraikan on 21 July.[8]

Head coach: Saad Al-Shehri

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Amin Bukhari (1997-05-02)2 May 1997 (aged 24) Saudi Arabia Al-Ain
2 2DF Saud Abdulhamid (1999-07-18)18 July 1999 (aged 22) Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
3 2DF Hamad Al-Yami (1999-05-17)17 May 1999 (aged 22) Saudi Arabia Al-Qadsiah
4 2DF Abdulbasit Hindi (1997-02-02)2 February 1997 (aged 24) Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
5 2DF Abdulelah Al-Amri (1997-01-15)15 January 1997 (aged 24) Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr
6 3MF Sami Al-Najei (1997-02-07)7 February 1997 (aged 24) Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr
7 3MF Salman Al-Faraj* (captain) (1989-08-01)1 August 1989 (aged 31) Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
8 3MF Nasser Al-Omran (1997-07-13)13 July 1997 (aged 24) Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab
9 4FW Abdullah Al-Hamdan (1999-09-13)13 September 1999 (aged 21) Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
10 3MF Salem Al-Dawsari* (1991-08-19)19 August 1991 (aged 29) Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
11 3MF Khalid Al-Ghannam (2000-11-07)7 November 2000 (aged 20) Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr
12 1GK Mohammed Al Rubaie (1997-08-14)14 August 1997 (aged 23) Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
13 2DF Yasser Al-Shahrani* (1992-05-25)25 May 1992 (aged 29) Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
14 3MF Ali Al-Hassan (1997-03-04)4 March 1997 (aged 24) Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr
15 3MF Ayman Yahya (2001-05-14)14 May 2001 (aged 20) Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr
16 2DF Khalifah Al-Dawsari (1999-01-02)2 January 1999 (aged 22) Saudi Arabia Al-Qadsiah
17 3MF Ayman Al-Khulaif (1997-05-22)22 May 1997 (aged 24) Saudi Arabia Al-Wehda
18 3MF Abdulrahman Ghareeb (1997-03-31)31 March 1997 (aged 24) Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
19 4FW Firas Al-Buraikan (2000-05-14)14 May 2000 (aged 21) Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr
20 3MF Mukhtar Ali (1997-10-30)30 October 1997 (aged 23) Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr
21 2DF Abdullah Hassoun (1997-03-19)19 March 1997 (aged 24) Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
22 1GK Zaid Al-Bawardi (1997-01-26)26 January 1997 (aged 24) Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 3 Advance to knockout stage
2  Ivory Coast 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
3  Saudi Arabia 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0
4  Germany 1 0 0 1 2 4 −2 0
Updated to match(es) played on 22 July 2021. Source: Tokyo 2020 and FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers


Judo

Saudi Arabia qualified two judoka for the men's lightweight category (73 kg) at the Games. Rio 2016 Olympian Sulaiman Hamad accepted a continental berth from Asia as the nation's top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of June 28, 2021.[9][10]

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
Sulaiman Hamad Men's −73 kg
Tahani Alqahtani Women's +78 kg

Karate

Saudi Arabia entered one karateka into the inaugural Olympic tournament. Tareg Hamedi qualified directly for the men's kumite +75 kg category by topping the final pool round at the 2021 World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Paris, France.[11][10]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Tareg Hamedi Men's +75 kg

Rowing

Saudi Arabia received an invitation from World Rowing to send a rower competing in the men's single sculls to the Games, as the next highest-ranked nation vying for qualification at the 2021 FISA Asia & Oceania Olympic Qualification Regatta in Tokyo, Japan.[12][10]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Husein Alireza Men's single sculls 7:54.18 5 R 8:06.78 2 QF

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

Shooting

Saudi Arabia granted an invitation from ISSF to send four-time Olympian Saeed Al-Mutairi in the men's skeet shooting to the Olympics, as long as the minimum qualifying score (MQS) was fulfilled by June 6, 2021.[13]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Saeed Al-Mutairi Men's skeet

Swimming

Saudi Arabia received a universality invitation from FINA to send a top-ranked male swimmer in his respective individual events to the Olympics, based on the FINA Points System of June 28, 2021.[10]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Yousif Bu Arish Men's 100 m butterfly

Table tennis

Saudi Arabia entered one athlete into the table tennis competition at the Games for the first time in 16 years. Ali Al-Khadrawi secured an outright berth in the men's singles with a gold-medal victory at the 2020 West Asia Olympic Qualification Tournament in Amman, Jordan.[14]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ali Al-Khadrawi Men's singles Bye  Jančařík (CZE)
   

Weightlifting

Saudi Arabia entered one male weightlifter into the Olympic competition. Mahmoud Al-Humayd accepted a spare berth unused by the Tripartite Commission as the next highest-ranked weightlifter vying for qualification in the men's 73 kg category based on the IWF Absolute World Rankings.[10]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Seraj Al-Saleem Men's –61 kg
Mahmoud Al-Humayd Men's –73 kg

References

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  4. ^ "New champions to be crowned as Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia make final". Asian Football Confederation. 22 January 2020. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Korea Republic and Saudi Arabia secure Tokyo 2020 qualification". FIFA. 22 January 2020. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
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  8. ^ "قرر المدير الفني سعد الشهري استبدال لاعب خط الوسط تركي العمار بعد تعرضه للإصابة باللاعب فراس البريكان".
  9. ^ Messner, Nicolas (22 June 2021). "Tokyo 2020: Official Olympic Qualification List". International Judo Federation. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  10. ^ a b c d e "Saudi Arabia makes history by sending largest ever delegation to Tokyo Olympics". Saudi Gazette. 6 July 2021. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  11. ^ "Karatekas from 21 countries win Olympic tickets at ParisKarate2021". World Karate Federation. 13 June 2021. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  12. ^ "Finals racing decides Asia & Oceania Olympic & Paralympic quota spots". International Rowing Federation. 7 May 2021. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  13. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 15 June 2021. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  14. ^ "Ali Alkhadrawi and Hend Zaza book Olympic Games places". ITTF. 26 February 2020. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
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