Athletics at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Athletics at the 2020 Summer Olympics will be held during the last ten days of the Games, from 31 July – 9 August 2020, at the Olympic Stadium. 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.[1]

Athletics
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
VenueNew National Stadium
Imperial Palace Garden
Dates31 July – 9 August
No. of events48
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ScheduleEdit

Track and field events will be held at the Olympic Stadium, while the race walk and marathon courses will cover both modern and traditional districts in Tokyo, starting and finishing at the Imperial Palace Garden and Olympic Stadium, respectively. 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.[2]>[3]

Legend
P Preliminary round Q Qualification H Heats ½ Semifinals F Final
Men[3]
Date Jul 31 Aug 1 Aug 2 Aug 3 Aug 4 Aug 5 Aug 6 Aug 7 Aug 8 Aug 9
Event M A M A M A M A M A M A M A M A M A M A
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[3]
Date Jul 31 Aug 1 Aug 2 Aug 3 Aug 4 Aug 5 Aug 6 Aug 7 Aug 8 Aug 9
Event M A M A M A M A M A M A M A M A M A M A
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[3]
Date Jul 31 Aug 1
Event M A M A
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.[4][5]

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.[4][5]

Event Men Women
100 metres 10.05 11.15
200 metres 20.24 22.80
400 metres 44.90 51.35
800 metres 1:45.20 1:59.50
1500 metres 3:35.00 4:04.20
5000 metres 13:13.50 15:10.00
10,000 metres 27:28.00 31:25.00
Marathon 2:11:30 2:29:30
3000 metres steeplechase 8:22.00 9:30.00
110/100 metre hurdles 13.32 12.84
400 metres hurdles 48.90 55.40
High jump 2.33 m (7 ft 7 12 in) 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Pole vault 5.80 m (19 ft 14 in) 4.70 m (15 ft 5 in)
Long jump 8.22 m (26 ft 11 12 in) 6.82 m (22 ft 4 12 in)
Triple jump 17.14 m (56 ft 2 34 in) 14.32 m (46 ft 11 34 in)
Shot put 21.10 m (69 ft 2 12 in) 18.50 m (60 ft 8 14 in)
Discus throw 66.00 m (216 ft 6 14 in) 63.50 m (208 ft 4 in)
Hammer throw 77.50 m (254 ft 3 in) 72.50 m (237 ft 10 14 in)
Javelin throw 85.00 m (278 ft 10 14 in) 64.00 m (209 ft 11 12 in)
Decathlon/Heptathlon 8350 points 6420 points
20 kilometres race walk 1:21:00 1:31:00
50 kilometres race walk 3:50:00

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

  1. ^ "Tokyo 2020: Athletics". Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Tokyo 2020 marathon and race walking courses announced". World Athletics. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d "Athletics timetable for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games released". World Athletics. 16 April 2019. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Qualification system for Tokyo 2020 Olympics published by IAAF". Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  5. ^ a b "IAAF Council has approved the qualification system and entry standards". World Athletics. 10 March 2019. Retrieved 12 January 2020.