Tunisia at the 2020 Summer Olympics

delegation of Tunisia to the Olympic Games

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Tunisia at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Tunisia.svg
IOC codeTUN
NOCTunisian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.cnot.org.tn (in French)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors63 in 16 sports
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Tunisia 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] Since the nation's official debut in 1960, Tunisian athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, except the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow because of the nation's partial support for the US-led boycott.

Competitors

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

Sport Men Women Total
Archery 1 1 2
Athletics 2 1 3
Boxing 0 2 2
Canoeing 2 2 4
Fencing 2 6 8
Judo 0 3 3
Rowing 0 2 2
Sailing 1 3 4
Shooting 1 1 2
Swimming 2 0 2
Table tennis 1 1 2
Taekwondo 1 0 1
Tennis 0 1 1
Volleyball 12 0 12
Weightlifting 3 2 5
Wrestling 6 4 10
Total 34 29 63

Archery

Two Tunisian archers qualified for the men's and women's individual recurve, respectively, at the Games, by finishing in the top two, among those eligible for Olympic qualification, at the 2019 African Games in Rabat, Morocco.[2]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Mohamed Hammed Men's individual 631 62
Rihab Elwalid Women's individual 609 59
Mohamed Hammed
Rihab Elwalid
Mixed team 1240 N/A

Athletics

Tunisian 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):[3][4]

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
Abdessalem Ayouni Men's 800 m
Mohamed Amine Touati Men's 400 m hurdles
Marwa Bouzayani Women's 3000 m steeplechase N/A

Boxing

Tunisia entered two female boxers into the Olympic tournament for the first time in history. Khouloud Hlimi (women's featherweight) and Mariem Homrani (women's lightweight) secured their spots by advancing to the final match of their respective weight divisions at the 2020 African Qualification Tournament in Diamniadio, Senegal.[5]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Khouloud Hlimi Women's featherweight
Mariem Homrani Women's lightweight

Canoeing

Sprint

Tunisian canoeists qualified three boats in each of the following distances for the Games through the 2019 African Games in Rabat, Morocco.[6]

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ghailene Khattali Men's C-1 1000 m
Mohamed Ali Mrabet Men's K-1 1000 m
Khaoula Sassi Women's K-1 200 m
Afef Ben Ismail
Khaoula Sassi
Women's K-2 500 m

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

Fencing

Tunisian fencers qualified a full squad each in the women's team sabre for the Games as the highest-ranked nation from Africa outside the world's top four in the FIE Olympic Team Rankings. Experienced Olympians Mohamed Samandi (men's foil), Farès Ferjani (men's sabre), Sarra Besbes (women's épée), and Rio 2016 bronze medalist Inès Boubakri scored additional places on the Tunisian team as the highest-ranked fencers vying for qualification from Africa in their respective individual events of the FIE Adjusted Official Rankings.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Mohamed Samandi Foil
Farès Ferjani Sabre
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Sarra Besbes Épée Bye  Isola (ITA)
L 12–14
Did not advance
Inès Boubakri Foil
Nadia Ben Azizi Sabre
Amira Ben Chaabane
Yasmine Daghfous
Nadia Ben Azizi
Amira Ben Chaabane
Yasmine Daghfous
Team sabre N/A

Judo

Tunisia qualified three female judoka for each of the following weight classes at the Games. Nihel Landolsi (women's middleweight, 70 kg), with Nihal Chikhrouhou competing in the women's heavyweight category (+78 kg) at her fourth consecutive Olympics, was selected among the top 18 judoka of their respective weight categories based on the IJF World Ranking List of June 28, 2021, whileGhofran Khelifi (women's lightweight, 57 kg) accepted a continental berth from Africa as the nation's top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position.[7]

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
Ghofran Khelifi Women's –57 kg
Nihel Landolsi Women's –70 kg
Nihal Chikhrouhou Women's +78 kg

Rowing

Tunisia qualified one boat in the women's lightweight double sculls for the Games by winning the gold medal and securing an outright berth at the 2019 FISA African Olympic Qualification Regatta in Tunis.[8][9]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Nour El-Houda Ettaieb
Khadija Krimi
Women's lightweight double sculls

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

Sailing

Tunisian sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the 2021 Lanzarote International Regatta and the 2021 Mussanah Open.

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Eya Guezguez
Sarra Guezguez
Women's 49erFX
Mehdi Gharbi
Rania Rahali
Mixed Nacra 17

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

Shooting

Tunisian shooters achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2018 ISSF World Championships, the 2019 ISSF World Cup series, and African Championships, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by May 31, 2020.[10]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Ala Al-Othmani Men's 10 m air pistol 563 34 Did not advance
Olfa Charni Women's 10 m air pistol
Women's 25 m pistol

Swimming

Tunisian 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)):[11][12]

Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Ayoub Hafnaoui Men's 400 m freestyle
Men's 800 m freestyle
Oussama Mellouli Men's 10 km open water N/A

Table tennis

Tunisia entered two athletes into the table tennis competition at the Games. 2010 Youth Olympic bronze medalist Adem Hmam and Fadwa Garci scored their semifinal victories to occupy one of the four available spots each in the men's and women's singles, respectively, at the 2020 African Olympic Qualification Tournament in Tunis.[13]

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
Adem Hmam Men's singles Bye  Lei (UKR)
   
Fadwa Garci Women's singles  Bolor-Erdene (MGL)
L 1–4
Did not advance

Taekwondo

Tunisia entered one athlete into the taekwondo competition at the Games. Mohamed Khalil Jendoubi secured a spot in the men's flyweight category (58 kg) with a top two finish at the 2020 African Qualification Tournament in Rabat, Morocco.[14]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mohamed Khalil Jendoubi Men's −58 kg

Tennis

Tunisia entered one tennis player into the Olympic tournament. Playing in the court at her third straight Games, Ons Jabeur (world no. 26) qualified directly as one of the top 56 official entrants in the women's singles based on the WTA World Rankings of June 13, 2021.[15]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Ons Jabeur Women's singles

Volleyball

Indoor

Men's tournament

Tunisia men's volleyball team qualified for the Olympics by winning the pool round with three match points and securing an outright berth at the African Olympic Qualification Tournament in Cairo, Egypt, marking the country's recurrence to the sport after an eight-year absence.[16]

Team roster

The following is the Tunisian roster.[17]

Head coach: Italy Antonio Giacobbe

Group play
Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  Brazil 1 1 0 3 3 0 MAX 75 57 1.316 Quarterfinals
2 ROC 1 1 0 3 3 1 3.000 96 86 1.116
3  Argentina 1 0 1 0 1 3 0.333 86 96 0.896
4  Tunisia 1 0 1 0 0 3 0.000 57 75 0.760
5  United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6  France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Updated to match(es) played on 24 July 2021. Source: Tokyo 2020 and FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers


24 July 2021 (2021-07-24)
12:02
v
Brazil  3–0  Tunisia Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Hamid Al-Rousi (UAE), Fabrice Collados (FRA)
(25–22, 25–20, 25–15)
Result Statistics

26 July 2021 (2021-07-26)
16:25
v
France  v  Tunisia Ariake Arena, Tokyo

Statistics

28 July 2021 (2021-07-28)
11:05
v
United States  v  Tunisia Ariake Arena, Tokyo

Statistics

30 July 2021 (2021-07-30)
16:25
v
Argentina  v  Tunisia Ariake Arena, Tokyo

Statistics

1 August 2021 (2021-08-01)
14:20
v
ROC v  Tunisia Ariake Arena, Tokyo

Statistics

Weightlifting

Tunisia entered five weightlifters (three men and two women) into the Olympic competition. Rio 2016 Olympian Karem Ben Hnia finished sixth of the eight highest-ranked weightlifters in the men's 73 kg category based on the IWF Absolute World Rankings, with rookies Ramzi Bahloul (men's 81 kg), Aymen Bacha (men's 109 kg), Chaima Rahmouni (women's 64 kg), and 2014 Youth Olympic bronze medalist Nouha Landoulsi (women's 55 kg) topping the field of weightlifters vying for qualification from Africa in their respective weight categories based on the IWF Absolute Continental Rankings.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Karem Ben Hnia Men's –73 kg
Ramzi Bahloul Men's –81 kg
Aymen Bacha Men's –109 kg
Nouha Landoulsi Women's –55 kg
Chaima Rahmouni Women's –64 kg

Wrestling

Tunisia qualified ten wrestlers for each of the following classes into the Olympic competition; all of whom advanced to the top two finals to book Olympic spots in the men's freestyle (65 and 97 kg), men's Greco-Roman (67, 77, 97, and 130 kg) and women's freestyle wrestling (50, 57, 62, and 76 kg) at the 2021 African & Oceania Qualification Tournament in Hammamet.[18][19][20]

Key:

  • VT (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by fall.
  • VB (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by injury (VF for forfeit, VA for withdrawal or disqualification)
  • PP (ranking points: 3–1 or 1–3) – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO (ranking points: 3–0 or 0–3) – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST (ranking points: 4–0 or 0–4) – Great superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
  • SP (ranking points: 4–1 or 1–4) – Technical superiority – the loser with technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Haithem Dakhlaoui −65 kg
Mohamed Saadaoui −97 kg
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Souleymen Nasr −67 kg
Lamjed Maafi −77 kg
Haykel Achouri −97 kg
Amine Guennichi −130 kg
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Sarra Hamdi −50 kg
Siwar Bousetta −57 kg
Marwa Amri −62 kg
Zaineb Sghaier −76 kg

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