Athletics at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Athletics at the 2020 Summer Olympics will be held during the last ten days of the Games. They were due to be held from 31 July – 9 August 2020, at the Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the games have been postponed with the track and field events set for 30 July – 8 August 2021.[1] The sport of athletics at these Games is split into three distinct sets of events: track and field events, road running events, and racewalking events. A total of 48 events will be held, one more than in 2016, with the addition of a mixed relay event.[2]

Athletics
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
VenueNew National Stadium (track and field events)
Odori Park (Sapporo) (marathon and race walk)
Dates30 July – 8 August 2021
No. of events48
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2024 →

ScheduleEdit

Track and field events will be held at the Olympic Stadium, while the race walk and marathon courses were expected to cover at Odori Park in Sapporo.[3] Apart from the race walks and marathon, nine track and field events will hold finals in the morning session to ensure that they receive maximum visibility for the sport across all time zones.[4][5] On 16 October 2019, the IOC announced that there were plans to re-locate the marathon and racewalking events to Sapporo due to heat concerns.[6] The plans were made official on 1 November 2019 after Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike accepted the IOC's decision, despite her belief that the events should have remained in Tokyo.[7]

Legend
P Preliminary round Q Qualification H Heats ½ Semifinals F Final
Men[5][8]
Date Jul 30 Jul 31 Aug 1 Aug 2 Aug 3 Aug 4 Aug 5 Aug 6 Aug 7 Aug 8
Event M E M E M E E E M E M E M E M E M E M E
100 m P H ½ F
200 m H ½ F
400 m H ½ F
800 m H ½ F
1500 m H ½ F
5000 m H F
10,000 m F
110 m hurdles H ½ F
400 m hurdles H ½ F
3000 m steeplechase H F
4 × 100 m relay H F
4 × 400 m relay H F
Marathon F
20 km walk F
50 km walk F
Long jump Q F
Triple jump Q F
High jump Q F
Pole vault Q F
Shot put Q F
Discus throw Q F
Javelin throw Q F
Hammer throw Q F
Decathlon F
Women[5][8]
Date Jul 30 Jul 31 Aug 1 Aug 2 Aug 3 Aug 4 Aug 5 Aug 6 Aug 7 Aug 8
Event M E M E M E M E M E M E M E M E M E M E
100 m H ½ F
200 m H ½ F
400 m H ½ F
800 m H ½ F
1500 m H ½ F
5000 m H F
10,000 m F
100 m hurdles H ½ F
400 m hurdles H ½ F
3000 m steeplechase H F
4 × 100 m relay H F
4 × 400 m relay H F
Marathon F
20 km walk F
Long jump Q F
Triple jump Q F
High jump Q F
Pole vault Q F
Shot put Q F
Discus throw Q F
Javelin throw Q F
Hammer throw Q F
Heptathlon F
Mixed[5][8]
Date Jul 30 Jul 31
Event M E M E
4 × 400 m relay H F

QualificationEdit

The 2020 athletics qualifying system for individual events was fundamentally different from previous versions. Instead of being based on set qualifying standards, the new qualifying system was primarily based on IAAF World Rankings. Qualifying standards provided an alternate pathway, but are to be set high enough that only exceptional performances will meet them. Maximum entries per event were set (unlike previous years where entries were based on how many athletes met the qualifying standard), with the world rankings being used to fill the quota after the standards-based entrants and universality entrants are set.[9][10]

For relays, the qualification is similar to previous years. Eight teams will be selected through the results of a world competition (here, the 2019 World Championships in Athletics) and eight more selected through rankings.[9][10]

Men's events Women's events
Event Entry mark Event Entry mark
100 m 10.05 100 m 11.15
200 m 20.24 200 m 22.80
400 m 44.90 400 m 51.35
800 m 1:45.20 800 m 1:59.50
1500 m 3:35.00 1500 m 4:04.20
5000 m 13:13.50 5000 m 15:10.00
10,000 m 27:28.00 10,000 m 31:25.00
110 m hurdles 13.32 100 m hurdles 12.84
400 m hurdles 48.90 400 m hurdles 55.40
3000 m steeplechase 8:22.00 3000 m steeplechase 9:30.00
Marathon 2:11:30 Marathon 2:29:30
20 km walk 1:21:00 20 km walk 1:31:00
50 km walk 3:50:00 N/A N/A
Long jump 8.22 Long jump 6.82
Triple jump 17.14 Triple jump 14.32
High jump 2.33 High jump 1.96
Pole vault 5.80 Pole vault 4.70
Shot put 21.10 Shot put 18.50
Discus throw 66.00 Discus throw 63.50
Hammer throw 77.50 Hammer throw 72.50
Javelin throw 85.00 Javelin throw 64.00
Decathlon 8350 Heptathlon 6420
4 × 100 m relay Top 8 at WAC +
8 next best from world rankings
4 × 100 m relay Top 8 at WAC +
8 next best from world rankings
4 × 400 m relay 4 × 400 m relay

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
200 metres
details
400 metres
details
800 metres
details
1500 metres
details
5000 metres
details
10,000 metres
details
110 metres hurdles
details
400 metres hurdles
details
3000 metres steeplechase
details
4 × 100 metres relay
details
4 × 400 metres relay
details
Marathon
details
20 kilometres walk
details
50 kilometres walk
details
High jump
details
Pole vault
details
Long jump
details
Triple jump
details
Shot put
details
Discus throw
details
Hammer throw
details
Javelin throw
details
Decathlon
details

* Indicates the athlete only competed in the preliminary heats and received medals.

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
200 metres
details
400 metres
details
800 metres
details
1500 metres
details
5000 metres
details
10,000 metres
details
100 metres hurdles
details
400 metres hurdles
details
3000 metres steeplechase
details
4 × 100 metres relay
details
4 × 400 metres relay
details
Marathon
details
20 kilometres walk
details
High jump
details
Pole vault
details
Long jump
details
Triple jump
details
Shot put
details
Discus throw
details
Hammer throw
details
Javelin throw
details
Heptathlon
details

* Indicates the athlete only competed in the preliminary heats and received medals.

MixedEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
4 × 400 metres relay
details

* Indicates the athlete only competed in the preliminary heats and received medals.

ParticipationEdit

Participating nationsEdit

CompetitorsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Tokyo 2020: Athletics". Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Venue and schedule approved for 2020 Olympic marathon and race walks". World Athletics. 4 December 2019. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Tokyo 2020 marathon and race walking courses announced". World Athletics. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d "Athletics timetable for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games released". World Athletics. 16 April 2019. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  6. ^ "IOC planning to move Tokyo Olympic marathon north to Sapporo in bid to avoid heat". The Japan Times. 16 October 2019. ISSN 0447-5763. Archived from the original on 16 October 2019. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  7. ^ Denyer, Simon; Kashiwagi, Akiko (1 November 2019). "Cool runnings: After heated dispute, Tokyo agrees to shift Olympic marathons to more clement climes". washingtonpost.com. Washington Post. Archived from the original on 1 November 2019. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "Schedule - Athletics Tokyo 2020 Olympics". Olympian Database. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Qualification system for Tokyo 2020 Olympics published by IAAF". Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  10. ^ a b "IAAF Council has approved the qualification system and entry standards". World Athletics. 10 March 2019. Retrieved 12 January 2020.