Belarus at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Belarus 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 a date not later than summer 2021, because of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.[1] It will be the nation's seventh consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics in the post-Soviet era.

Belarus at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Belarus.svg
IOC codeBLR
NOCBelarus Olympic Committee
Websitewww.noc.by (in Russian and English)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors49 in 11 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Poland (1924–1936)
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)
 Unified Team (1992)

ArcheryEdit

Three Belarusian archers qualified for the women's events by reaching the quarterfinal stage of the women's team recurve at the 2019 World Archery Championships in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.[2]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
  Women's individual
 
 
 
 
 
Women's team N/A

CanoeingEdit

SprintEdit

Belarusian canoeists qualified a total of eight boats in each of the following distances for the Games through the 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Szeged, Hungary.[3]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
  C-1 1000 m
  K-1 1000 m
 
 
 
 
K-4 500 m N/A
Women
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
  C-1 200 m
 
 
C-2 500 m
  K-1 500 m
 
 
K-2 500 m
 
 
 
 
K-4 500 m N/A

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Belarus entered one rider each to compete in the men's and women's Olympic road races, by virtue of his top 50 national finish (for men) and her top 22 (for women) in the UCI World Ranking.[4]

Athlete Event Time Rank
  Men's road race
  Women's road race
Women's time trial

TrackEdit

Following the completion of the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Belarus entered two riders to compete each in the men's and women's omnium, respectively, based on their final individual UCI Olympic rankings.

Omnium
Athlete Event Scratch race Tempo race Elimination race Points race Total points Rank
Rank Points Time Rank Points Rank Points Points Rank
Men's omnium
Women's omnium

EquestrianEdit

Belarus entered two eventing riders into the Olympic equestrian competition by securing the second and third of six available slots, respectively, outside the group and continental selection, in the individual FEI Olympic rankings. MeanwhIle, one dressage rider was added to the Belarusian roster by finishing in the top two, outside the group selection, of the individual FEI Olympic rankings for Group C (Central and Eastern Europe).[5]

DressageEdit

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
    Individual

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualifed for the final; q = Qualifed for the final as a lucky loser

EventingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
    Individual
   

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Belarus entered two artistic gymnasts into the Olympic competition. Anastasiya Alistratava booked a spot in the women's individual all-around and apparatus events, by finishing fifteenth out of the twenty gymnasts eligible for qualification at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.[6] On the men's side, Rio 2016 Olympian Andrey Likhovitskiy received a spare berth from the apparatus events, as one of the seven highest-ranked gymnasts, neither part of the team nor qualified directly through the all-around, at the same tournament.

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Andrey Likhovitskiy All-around
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Anastasiya Alistratava All-around

RhythmicEdit

Belarus qualified a squad of rhythmic gymnasts for the individual and group all-around by finishing in the top 16 (for individual) and top 5 (for group), respectively, at the 2019 World Championships in Baku.[7]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
  Individual
 
Athletes Event Qualification Final
5 apps 3+2 apps Total Rank 5 apps. 3+2 apps Total Rank
 
 
 
 
 
Group

TrampolineEdit

Belarus qualified one gymnast for the men's trampoline by finishing in the top eight at the 2019 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan.[8]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Men's

Modern pentathlonEdit

Belarusian athletes qualified for the following spots to compete in modern pentathlon. Iryna Prasiantsova secured her selection in the women's race by winning the bronze medal and finishing second among those eligible for Olympic qualification at the 2019 European Championships in Bath, England.[9] She was joined by her fellow rookie Volha Silkina, who booked her place with a gold-medal victory at the 2019 UIPM World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.[10]

Athlete Event Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Combined: shooting/running
(10 m air pistol)/(3200 m)
Total points Final rank
RR BR Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Penalties Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points
Iryna Prasiantsova Women's
Volha Silkina

RowingEdit

Belarus qualified two boats for each of the following rowing classes into the Olympic regatta. Rowing crews in the men's pair and women's lightweight double sculls confirmed Olympic places for their boats at the 2019 FISA World Championships in Ottensheim, Austria.[11][12]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
 
 
Men's pair
 
 
Women'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

SailingEdit

Belarusian sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the class-associated World Championships, and the continental regattas.[13][14]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Men's RS:X
Women's Laser Radial N/A

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

ShootingEdit

Belarusian shooters achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2018 ISSF World Championships, the 2019 ISSF World Cup series, European Championships or Games, and European Qualifying Tournament, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by 31 May 2020.[15]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Men's 50 m rifle 3 positions
Women's 50 m rifle 3 positions

SwimmingEdit

Belarusian swimmers further achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[16][17]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ilya Shymanovich Men's 100 m breaststroke
Mikita Tsmyh Men's 100 m backstroke
 
 
 
 
Men's 4 × 100 m medley relay N/A
Anastasiya Shkurdai Women's 100 m butterfly
 
 
 
 
Mixed 4 × 100 m medley relay N/A

WrestlingEdit

Belarus qualified two wrestlers for each of the following classes into the Olympic competition; all of whom finished among the top six to book Olympic spots in the men's Greco-Roman 87 kg and women's freestyle 57 kg at the 2019 World Championships.

Key:

  • VT (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by fall.
  • VB (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by injury (VF for forfeit, VA for withdrawal or disqualification)
  • PP (ranking points: 3–1 or 1–3) – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO (ranking points: 3–0 or 0–3) – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST (ranking points: 4–0 or 0–4) – Great superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
  • SP (ranking points: 4–1 or 1–4) – Technical superiority – the loser with technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mikalai Stadub −87 kg
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Iryna Kurachkina −57 kg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "12 countries qualify team places for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at World Championships". World Archery. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  3. ^ "First round of Olympic canoe sprint quotas allocated". International Canoe Federation. 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Athletes' quotas for Road Cycling events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". UCI. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Tokyo 2020 team and individual quota places confirmed by FEI". FEI. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2019: Day 2 - as it happened". Olympic Channel. 5 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Places to Tokyo 2020, The World Games 2021 booked". FIG. 20 September 2019. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Gao and Mori make history as Trampoline Worlds finish with a flourish". FIG. 1 December 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Ireland's Natalya Coyle qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympics". TheJournal.ie. 11 August 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  10. ^ O'Kane Patrick (6 September 2019). "Silkina wins women's title at UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Championships". Inside the Games. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  11. ^ "B-finals take on new meaning when Tokyo 2020 spots are available". International Rowing Federation. 31 August 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Plenty of Tokyo 2020 qualifiers, loads of pride at World Rowing Championships". International Rowing Federation. 29 August 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Dane, Belgium win Laser Radial Worlds". Scuttlebutt Sailing News. 24 July 2019. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Friends win medals at the 2019 RS:X World Championship". World Sailing. 29 September 2019. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Tokyo 2020. FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.

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