Uruguay at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Uruguay at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Uruguay.svg
NOCUruguayan Olympic Committee
Websitewww.cou.org.uy (in Spanish)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors11 in 5 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Uruguay 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 1920, Uruguayan athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, with the exception of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, because of its partial support to the United States-led boycott.


Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 2 3
Judo 1 0 1
Rowing 2 0 2
Sailing 1 2 3
Swimming 1 1 2
Total 6 5 11


Uruguayan athletes further achieved the entry standards, by world ranking, in the following track and field events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event, one man was qualified by Universality place):[2][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 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Déborah Rodríguez Women's 800 m
María Pía Fernández Women's 1500 m
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Emiliano Lasa Men's long jump


Uruguay qualified one judoka for the men's half-middleweight category (81 kg) at the Games. Alain Aprahamian accepted a continental berth from the Americas as the nation's top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of June 28, 2021.[4]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Alain Aprahamian Men's −81 kg Bye


Uruguay qualified one boat in the men's lightweight double sculls for the Games by winning the gold medal and securing the first of three berths available at the 2021 FISA Americas Olympic Qualification Regatta in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[5]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Bruno Cetraro
Felipe Kluver
Men'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


Uruguayan sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the class-associated World Championships, and the continental regattas.[6]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Dolores Moreira Women's Laser Radial N/A
Pablo Defazio
Dominique Knüppel
Mixed Nacra 17

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


Uruguay received a universality invitation from FINA to send two top-ranked swimmers (one per gender) in their respective individual events to the Olympics, based on the FINA Points System of June 28, 2021.[7]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Enzo Martínez Men's 50 m freestyle
Nicole Frank Women's 200 m individual medley

See also


  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 April 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ Messner, Nicolas (22 June 2021). "Tokyo 2020: Official Olympic Qualification List". International Judo Federation. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Americas Qualification Regatta Completed Ahead of Schedule". International Rowing Federation. 6 March 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Dane, Belgium win Laser Radial Worlds". Scuttlebutt Sailing News. 24 July 2019. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Tokyo Olympics Entry Lists Released, Swimming Begins July 24". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 16 July 2021.

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