Zambia at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Zambia at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo

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Zambia at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Zambia.svg
IOC codeZAM
NOCNational Olympic Committee of Zambia
Websitewww.nocz.co.zm
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors26 in 5 sports
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Zambia 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 fourteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics, although it marked its official debut in 1964 under the name Northern Rhodesia.

Competitors

The following is the list of number of competitors in the Games. Note that reserves in football are not counted:

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 1 2
Boxing 3 0 3
Football 0 18 18
Judo 1 0 1
Swimming 1 1 2
Total 6 20 26

Athletics

Zambian athletes 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):[2][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
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Sydney Siame Men's 200 m
Roda Njobvu Women's 100 m
Women's 200 m

Boxing

Zambia entered three male boxers into the Olympic tournament. Patrick Chinyemba (men's flyweight), Everisto Mulenga (men's featherweight), and Stephen Zimba (men's welterweight) secured the spots on the Zambian squad by advancing to the final match of their respective weight divisions at the 2020 African Qualification Tournament in Diamniadio, Senegal.[4]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Patrick Chinyemba Men's flyweight
Everisto Mulenga Men's featherweight
Stephen Zimba Men's welterweight

Football

Summary

Key:

Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Zambia women's Women's tournament  Netherlands
L 3–10
 China PR  Brazil

Women's tournament

Zambia women's football team qualified for the first time at the Olympics by winning the fifth and final round against Cameroon at the 2020 CAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament.[5]

Team roster

The following 22 athletes were named on 2 July 2021.[6]

Head coach: Bruce Mwape

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Catherine Musonda (1998-02-20)20 February 1998 (aged 23) Zambia Indeni Roses
2 2DF Fikile Khosa (1996-07-24)24 July 1996 (aged 24) Zambia Red Arrows
3 2DF Lushomo Mweemba (2001-04-10)10 April 2001 (aged 20) Zambia Green Buffaloes
4 2DF Esther Siamfuko (2004-08-08)8 August 2004 (aged 16) Zambia Queens Academy
5 2DF Anita Mulenga (1995-05-03)3 May 1995 (aged 26) Zambia Green Buffaloes
6 3MF Mary Wilombe (1997-09-22)22 September 1997 (aged 23) Zambia Red Arrows
7 4FW Lubandji Ochumba (2001-07-01)1 July 2001 (aged 20) Zambia Red Arrows
8 2DF Margaret Belemu (1997-02-24)24 February 1997 (aged 24) Zambia Red Arrows
9 4FW Hellen Mubanga (1995-05-23)23 May 1995 (aged 26) Spain Zaragoza CFF
10 3MF Grace Chanda (1997-06-11)11 June 1997 (aged 24) Zambia Red Arrows
11 4FW Barbra Banda (captain) (2000-03-20)20 March 2000 (aged 21) China Shanghai Shengli
12 4FW Avell Chitundu (1997-07-30)30 July 1997 (aged 23) Zambia ZESCO United
13 2DF Martha Tembo (1998-03-08)8 March 1998 (aged 23) Zambia Green Buffaloes
14 3MF Ireen Lungu (1997-10-06)6 October 1997 (aged 23) Zambia Green Buffaloes
15 3MF Agness Musase (1997-07-11)11 July 1997 (aged 24) Zambia Green Buffaloes
16 1GK Hazel Nali (1998-04-04)4 April 1998 (aged 23) Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva
17 3MF Racheal Kundananji (2000-06-03)3 June 2000 (aged 21) Kazakhstan BIIK Kazygurt
18 2DF Vast Phiri (1996-02-03)3 February 1996 (aged 25) Zambia ZESCO United
19 3MF Evarine Katongo (2002-12-29)29 December 2002 (aged 18) Zambia ZISD Queens
20 2DF Esther Mukwasa (1996-10-24)24 October 1996 (aged 24) Zambia Indeni Roses
21 3MF Hellen Chanda (1998-06-19)19 June 1998 (aged 23) Zambia Red Arrows
22 1GK Ngambo Musole (1998-06-26)26 June 1998 (aged 23) Zambia ZESCO United
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 1 1 0 0 10 3 +7 3 Advance to knockout stage
2  Brazil 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 3
3  China PR 2 0 1 1 4 9 −5 1 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4  Zambia 2 0 1 1 7 14 −7 1
Updated to match(es) played on 24 July 2021 (1 of 2 matches finished). Source: Tokyo 2020 and FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Zambia 3–10 Netherlands
Report (Tokyo 2020)
Report (FIFA)

China PR 4–4 Zambia
Report (Tokyo 2020)
Report (FIFA)
Attendance: 0

Brazil Match 16 Zambia
Report (Tokyo 2020)
Report (FIFA)

Judo

Zambia qualified one judoka for the men's half-lightweight category (66 kg) at the Games. Steven Mungandu accepted a continental berth from Africa as the nation's top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of June 28, 2021.[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
Steven Mungandu Men's −66 kg

Swimming

Zambia 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.[8]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Shaquille Moosa Men's 50 m freestyle
Tilka Paljk Women's 50 m freestyle

References

  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. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Boxing Olympic Qualification – Dakar: Day 7 As It Happened". Olympic Channel. 26 February 2020. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Zambia earn historic ticket to Tokyo 2020". FIFA. 10 March 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Mwape Unveils Tokyo Bound Copper Queens Squad". Football Association of Zambia. 2 July 2021. Retrieved 4 July 2021.
  7. ^ Messner, Nicolas (22 June 2021). "Tokyo 2020: Official Olympic Qualification List". International Judo Federation. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Tokyo Olympics Entry Lists Released, Swimming Begins July 24". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
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