Togo at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Togo at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Togo.svg
NOCTogolese National Olympic Committee (in English)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors4 in 4 sports
Flag bearers (opening)Claire Ayivon
Dodji Fanny
Flag bearer (closing)Claire Ayivon
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Togo competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games were postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] Since the nation made its debut in 1972, Togolese athletes participated in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, except for two occasions, the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, and the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow because of the African and the US-led boycotts, respectively.

Togo stood with four athletes in four sports. The Togolese athletes didn't win any medals, marking the third consecutive Olympiad without any Togolese medals. Togo had previously won a single medal; Benjamin Boukpeti at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[2]


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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 0 1
Rowing 0 1 1
Swimming 1 0 1
Table tennis 1 0 1
Total 3 1 4


Togo received a universality slot from the World Athletics to send a male athlete to the Olympics.[3]

  • 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 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Fabrice Dabla Men's 100 m 10.57 2 Q DSQ Did not advance


Togo qualified one boat in the women's single sculls for the Games by finishing second in the B-final and securing the fourth of five berths available at the 2019 FISA African Olympic Qualification Regatta in Tunis, Tunisia.[4][5]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Claire Ayivon Women's single sculls 8:48.07 5 R 9:04.23 4 SE/F Bye 9:15.29 4 FF 8:44.42 31

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


Togo received a universality invitation from FINA to send one top-ranked swimmers in their respective individual events to the Olympics, based on the FINA Points System of June 28, 2021.[6]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mawupemon Otogbe Men's 50 m freestyle 25.68 57 Did not advance

Table tennis

Togo received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to compete in the men's singles event, signifying the nation's return to the sport for the first time since London 2012.[7]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Dodji Fanny Men's singles Bye  Gaćina (CRO)
L 0–4
Did not advance


  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "NOC Entries - Team Togo". Archived from the original on 6 August 2021. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Road to Olympic Games 2020". World Athletics. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Africa goes for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic qualification". International Rowing Federation. 16 October 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  5. ^ "JO 2020/Aviron : la Togolaise Claire Ayivon qualifiée" [Rowing: Togo's Claire Ayivon qualified for the 2020 Olympics] (in French). Djena Sport. 12 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Tokyo Olympics Entry Lists Released, Swimming Begins July 24". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Singles and Mixed Doubles contenders confirmed for Tokyo". International Table Tennis Federation. 7 June 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2021.

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