Turkmenistan at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Turkmenistan at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Turkmenistan.svg
IOC codeTKM
NOCNational Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan
Websitehttps://olympic.tm/en
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors9 in 4[1] sports
Flag bearers (opening)Gulbadam Babamuratova
Merdan Ataýew
Flag bearer (closing)N/A
Medals
Ranked 77th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)
 Unified Team (1992)

Turkmenistan 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.[2] This was the nation's seventh consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics in the post-Soviet era.

Polina Guryeva won the country's first ever medal by placing second in the women's 59 kg in weightlifting. With that achievement Turkmenistan became the last post-Soviet country to win a medal at the Olympics.

Medallist

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Polina Guryeva Weightlifting Women's 59 kg 27 July

Competitors

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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 0 1
Judo 0 1 1
Swimming 1 1 2
Weightlifting 3 2 5
Total 5 4 9

Athletics

Turkmenistan received universality slots from IAAF to send two athletes (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[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
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Mergen Mämmedow Men's hammer throw 67.53 30 Did not advance

Judo

Turkmenistan entered one female judoka into the Olympic tournament based on the International Judo Federation Olympics Individual Ranking.[4]

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
Gulbadam Babamuratova Women's −52 kg  Cohen (ISR)
L 000–101
Did not advance

Swimming

Turkmenistan has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[5]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Merdan Ataýew Men's 100 m backstroke 55.24 34 Did not advance
Men's 200 m backstroke 2:03.68 29 Did not advance
Darya Semyonova Women's 100 m breaststroke 1:16.37 39 Did not advance

Weightlifting

Turkmen weightlifters qualified for five quota places at the games, based on the Tokyo 2020 Rankings Qualification List of 11 June 2021.[6]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Rejepbaý Rejepow Men's −81 kg 164 3 198 DNF 164 DNF
Öwez Öwezow Men's −109 kg 171 11 200 10 371 10
Hojamuhammet Toýçyýew Men's +109 kg 184 4 230 6 414 4
Kristina Şermetowa Women's −55 kg 90 5 115 5 205 6
Polina Guryeva Women's −59 kg 96 2 121 2 217 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

References

  1. ^ ТУРКМЕНСКИЕ АТЛЕТЫ В ПРЕДДВЕРИИ ОЛИМПИАДЫ
  2. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Road to Olympic Games 2020". World Athletics. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  4. ^ International Judo Federation Olympics Ranking
  5. ^ Определён состав сборной Туркменистана для участия в Олимпийских играх в Токио
  6. ^ Tokyo 2020 Qualification (Weightlifting)
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