Slovenia at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Slovenia at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo

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Slovenia at the
2020 Summer Olympics
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NOCSlovenian Olympic Committee (in Slovene and English)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors53 [1] in 14 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Austria (1912)
 Yugoslavia (1920–1988)

Slovenia 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.[2] It will be the nation's eighth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics as an independent nation.


The following is the list of number of competitors in the Games.[3]

Sport Men Women Total
Archery 1 0 1
Athletics 2 5 7
Basketball 12 0 12
Canoeing 2 4 6
Cycling 4 2 6
Golf 0 1 1
Gymnastics 0 1 1
Judo 1 4 5
Sailing 1 2 3
Shooting 0 1 1
Sport climbing 0 2 2
Swimming 1 3 4
Table tennis 3 0 3
Taekwondo 1 0 1
Total 28 25 53


One Slovenian archer booked a place in the men’s individual recurve by finishing in the top four at the Europe Continental Qualification Tournament in Antalya, Turkey.[4]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Žiga Ravnikar Men's individual 651 41


Slovenian 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]

  • 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
Anita Horvat Women's 400 m
Luka Janežič Men's 400 m
Klara Lukan Women's 5000 m N/A
Maja Mihalinec Women's 100 m
Women's 200 m
Maruša Mišmaš Women's 3000 m steeplechase N/A
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Kristjan Čeh Men's discus throw
Tina Šutej Women's pole vault


Men's tournament

Slovenia men's basketball team qualified for the Olympics by securing its lone outright berth and winning the final match over the host Lithuania at the Kaunas leg of the 2020 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, marking the nation's debut in the sport since the breakup of the SFR Yugoslavia.[7]

Team roster

The roster was announced on 17 July 2021.[8]

Slovenia national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PG 5 Luka Rupnik 28 – (1993-05-20)20 May 1993 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Cedevita Olimpija Slovenia
PG 6 Aleksej Nikolić 26 – (1995-02-21)21 February 1995 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque France
SG 7 Klemen Prepelič 28 – (1992-10-20)20 October 1992 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Valencia Spain
F 8 Edo Murić (C) 29 – (1991-11-27)27 November 1991 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Cedevita Olimpija Slovenia
C 10 Mike Tobey 26 – (1994-10-18)18 October 1994 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Valencia Spain
SG 11 Jaka Blažič 31 – (1990-06-30)30 June 1990 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Cedevita Olimpija Slovenia
G/F 15 Gregor Hrovat 26 – (1994-08-18)18 August 1994 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Cholet Basket France
C 27 Žiga Dimec 28 – (1993-02-20)20 February 1993 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Cedevita Olimpija Slovenia
G/F 30 Zoran Dragić 32 – (1989-06-22)22 June 1989 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Baskonia Spain
SF 31 Vlatko Čančar 24 – (1997-04-10)10 April 1997 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Denver Nuggets United States
SF 55 Jakob Čebašek 30 – (1991-04-28)28 April 1991 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Dinamo București Romania
G 77 Luka Dončić 22 – (1999-02-28)28 February 1999 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Dallas Mavericks United States
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • (C) Team captain
  • Age – describes age
    on 25 July 2021
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2  Japan (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible quarterfinals based on ranking
4  Slovenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 26 July 2021. Source: Tokyo 2020 and FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head points difference; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
(H) Host
26 July 2021 (2021-07-26)
Argentina  vs.  Slovenia

29 July 2021 (2021-07-29)
Slovenia  vs.  Japan

1 August 2021 (2021-08-01)
Spain  vs.  Slovenia



Slovenian canoeists qualified one boat for each of the following classes through the 2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in La Seu d'Urgell, Spain.[9]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Benjamin Savšek Men's C-1
Peter Kauzer Men's K-1
Alja Kozorog Women's C-1
Eva Terčelj Women's K-1


Slovenia qualified a single boat in the women's K-2 200 m for the Games by finishing fourth overall and second among those nations eligible for Olympic qualification at the 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Szeged, Hungary.[10]

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Anja Osterman Women's K-1 500 m
Špela Ponomarenko Janić
Anja Osterman
Špela Ponomarenko Janić
Women's K-2 500 m

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



Slovenia entered a squad of five riders (four men and one woman) to compete in their respective Olympic road races, by virtue of their top 50 national finish (for men) and top 22 (for women) in the UCI World Ranking.[11]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Primož Roglič Men's road race
Men's time trial
Tadej Pogačar Men's road race
Jan Polanc
Jan Tratnik
Eugenia Bujak Women's road race

Mountain biking

Slovenia entered one mountain biker to compete in the women's cross-country race by finishing in the top two of the elite division vying for qualification at the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada.

Athlete Event Time Rank
Tanja Žakelj Women's cross-country


Slovenia entered one golfer into the Olympic tournament. Pia Babnik (world no. 301) qualified directly among the top 60 eligible players for the women's event based on the IGF World Rankings.[12]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Score Score Score Score Score Par Rank
Pia Babnik Women's



Slovenia entered one rhythmic gymnast into the Olympic competition for the first time, by receiving a spare berth freed up by host nation Japan, as the next highest-ranked athlete, not yet qualified, in the individual all-around at the 2019 World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.[13][14]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Ekaterina Vedeneeva Individual


Slovenia qualified five judoka (one man and four women) for each of the following weight classes at the Games. All of them, highlighted by Rio 2016 Olympians Adrian Gomboc (men's half-lightweight, 66 kg) and defending champion Tina Trstenjak (women's half-middleweight, 63 kg), were selected among the top 18 judoka of their respective weight classes based on the IJF World Ranking List of June 28, 2021.[15]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Adrian Gomboc Men's −66 kg
Maruša Štangar Women's –48 kg
Kaja Kajzer Women's –57 kg
Tina Trstenjak Women's –63 kg
Anamari Velenšek Women's +78 kg


Slovenian sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the 2018 Sailing World Championships, the class-associated Worlds, and the continental regattas.[16]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Žan Luka Zelko Men's Laser
Veronika Macarol
Tina Mrak
Women's 470

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


Slovenia granted an invitation from ISSF to send two-time Olympian Živa Dvoršak (women's 50 m rifle 3 positions) to the rescheduled Games as the highest-ranked shooter vying for qualification in the ISSF World Olympic Rankings of 6 June 2021.[17][18]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Živa Dvoršak Women's 10 m air rifle 627.2 11 Did not advance
Women's 50 m rifle 3 positions

Sport climbing

Slovenia entered two sport climbers into the Olympic tournament. Janja Garnbret qualified directly for the women's combined event, by winning the gold medal and securing one of the seven provisional berths at the 2019 IFSC World Championships in Hachioji, Japan.[19][20] Meanwhile, Mia Krampl finished in the top six of those eligible for qualification at the IFSC World Qualifying Event in Toulouse, France, earning a quota place and joining with Gambret on the Slovenian roster.[21]

Athlete Event Qualification Total Final Total
Speed Lead Bouldering Speed Lead Bouldering
Time Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Time Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Janja Garnbret Women's
Mia Krampl


Slovenian swimmers further achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[22][23]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Martin Bau Men's 400 m freestyle N/A
Men's 800 m freestyle N/A
Katja Fain Women's 800 m freestyle N/A
Women's 1500 m freestyle N/A
Women's 400 m individual medley N/A
Špela Perše Women's 10 km open water N/A
Janja Šegel Women's 100 m freestyle
Women's 200 m freestyle

Table tennis

Slovenia entered three athletes into the table tennis competition at the Games. For the first time in history, the men's team secured a berth by advancing to the quarterfinal round of the 2020 World Olympic Qualification Event in Gondomar, Portugal, permitting a maximum of two starters to compete in the men's singles tournament.[24]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Darko Jorgić Men's singles Bye
Bojan Tokić Bye  Hazin (CAN)
Darko Jorgić
Deni Kozul
Bojan Tokić
Men's team N/A  South Korea


Slovenia entered one athlete into the taekwondo competition at the Games for the first time since London 2012. Ivan Trajkovič qualified directly for the men's heavyweight category (+80 kg) by finishing among the top five taekwondo practitioners at the end of the WT Olympic Rankings.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Ivan Trajkovič Men's +80 kg


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