Tonga at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Tonga at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo

Encyclopedia from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tonga at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Tonga.svg
IOC codeTGA
NOCTonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee
Websitewww.oceaniasport.com/tonga
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors6 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Pita Taufatofua
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Tonga 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, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] It will be the nation's tenth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics.

Competitors

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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 0 1
Swimming 1 1 2
Taekwondo 1 1 2
Weightlifting 0 1 1
Total 3 3 6

Athletics

Tonga has received universality slots from IAAF to send two athletes (one male and one female) to the Olympics.

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
Ronald Fotofili Men's 100 m

Swimming

Tonga qualified two swimmers in two events.

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Amini Fonua 100 m breaststroke
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Noelani Day 50 m freestyle

Taekwondo

Tonga entered two athletes into the taekwondo competition at the Games. Rio 2016 Olympian Pita Taufatofua (men's +80 kg) and Malia Paseka (women's 67 kg) secured spots with a victory each in their respective weight classes at the 2020 Oceania Qualification Tournament in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[2][3]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Pita Taufatofua Men's +80 kg
Malia Paseka Women's −67 kg

Weightlifting

Tonga receiving one tripartite invitation quotas from International Weightlifting Federation.[4]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Kuinini Manumua Women's +87 kg

References

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Australia, New Zealand and Tonga secure places at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". World Taekwondo. 29 February 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Pita Taufatofua, Tonga flag bearer, wins Tokyo Olympic qualifier". NBC Olympics. 28 February 2020. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  4. ^ IWF Absolute Ranking List (25 June 2021)
Original content from Wikipedia, shared with licence Creative Commons By-Sa - Tonga at the 2020 Summer Olympics