Belarus at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Belarus competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games were postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] It was 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
Competitors101 in 17 sports
Flag bearers (opening)Hanna Marusava
Mikita Tsmyh
Flag bearer (closing)Ilya Palazkov
Medals
Ranked 45th
Gold
1
Silver
3
Bronze
3
Total
7
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Poland (1924–1936)
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)
 Unified Team (1992)

BackgroundEdit

IOC sanctionsEdit

For several years, the Belarus Olympic Committee (NOC RB) has been accused of political discrimination in its selection and treatment of athletes. Accusations and athlete tensions came to a head in 2020 after the disputed re-election of Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko, who was also head of the NOC RB at the time, and the widespread protests that followed. There have also been allegations that the NOC RB is associated with the torture of athletes who have spoken out against Lukashenko, which the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been investigating.[2]

Prior to the Games, in December 2020 and again in March 2021, the IOC restricted the NOC RB for athletes' rights violations. The 2020 measures were: banning all NOC RB officials from Olympic events; suspending financial support of the NOC RB; allowing political neutrality for Belarusian athletes; disallowing Belarus from hosting any Olympic events; requesting all other Olympic members to accept the measures in the interest of the safety of Belarusian athletes.[3] The 2021 measures reiterated the 2020 measures as well as: stating that the IOC did not recognise NOC RB officials that also held government positions and requesting that Olympic selection in the nation was non-political.[4]

After the second sanctions in March 2021, and the IOC not recognizing the results of the NOC RB leadership election in the same month, there were calls from other national committees and sports organizations for the NOC RB itself to be unrecognized before the 2020 Olympics began, and for Belarusian athletes to compete independently under the Olympic flag.[2]

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Ivan Litvinovich Gymnastics Men's trampoline 31 July
  Silver Iryna Kurachkina Wrestling Women's freestyle 57 kg 5 August
  Silver Magomedkhabib Kadimagomedov Wrestling Men's freestyle 74 kg 6 August
  Silver Volha Khudzenka
Maryna Litvinchuk
Marharyta Makhneva
Nadzeya Papok
Canoeing Women's K-4 500 metres 7 August
  Bronze Maksim Nedasekau Athletics Men's high jump 1 August
  Bronze Vanesa Kaladzinskaya Wrestling Women's freestyle 53 kg 6 August
  Bronze Alina Harnasko Gymnastics Women's rhythmic individual all-around 7 August

CompetitorsEdit

The following is the list of number of competitors participating in the Games:

Sport Men Women Total
Archery 0 3 3
Artistic swimming N/A 2 2
Athletics 12 18 30
Boxing 4 0 4
Canoeing 6 10 16
Cycling 2 2 4
Equestrian 2 0 2
Gymnastics 3 7 10
Judo 2 1 3
Modern pentathlon 1 2 3
Rowing 2 3 5
Sailing 1 1 2
Shooting 1 2 3
Swimming 4 2 6
Tennis 2 1 3
Weightlifting 1 1 2
Wrestling 5 3 8
Total 48 58 106

SummaryEdit

Disqualification of Belarusian athletesEdit

On 28 July 2021, The Athletics Integrity Unit announced that Belarus was one of several countries which had failed to meet the minimum drug testing requirements as per "Rule 15", which requires at least three no-notice outside of competition blood and urine drug tests no less than three weeks apart for three of their athletics competitors.[5] As such, three unnamed athletes were disqualified from participating in their events.[6] It was later revealed that two of these athletes were runners Hanna Mikhailava and Krystsina Muliarchyk.[7]

Removal of Krystsina Tsimanouskaya from Belarusian teamEdit

Tsimanouskaya qualified to participate at the Summer Olympics in the 100 m and 200 m events only. After several Belarusian athletes were disqualified due to not meeting the minimum drug testing requirements, national sport authorities entered her into the 4 × 400 m relay in addition to her planned events. Tsimanouskaya claimed that this decision was made without her consent and criticized the national sport authorities publicly on her Instagram account.[8][9] On 1 August 2021, she was allegedly taken to Haneda Airport forcibly by the Belarus Olympic Committee. She refused to board a flight back to Belarus,[10] and asked both the International Olympic Committee and Japan for assistance.[11]

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.[12]

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
Karyna Dziominskaya Women's individual 642 29   Siddique (BAN)
W 6–5
  Valencia (MEX)
L 3–7
Did not advance
Karyna Kazlouskaya 607 61   Valencia (MEX)
L 0–6
Did not advance
Hanna Marusava 633 39   Unruh (GER)
W 6–4
  Yamauchi (JPN)
W 6–0
  Boari (ITA)
L 5–6
Did not advance
Karyna Dziominskaya
Karyna Kazlouskaya
Hanna Marusava
Women's team 1882 12 N/A   China (CHN)
W 5–3
  Japan (JPN)
W 5–3
  South Korea (KOR)
L 1–5
  Germany (GER)
L 1–5
4

Artistic swimmingEdit

Belarus fielded a squad of two artistic swimmers to compete in the women's duet event, by winning the bronze medal at the 2021 FINA Olympic Qualification Tournament in Barcelona, Spain.

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Vasilina Khandoshka
Daria Kulagina
Duet 87.2101 10 88.0333 175.2434 10 Q 87.8000 175.0101 11

AthleticsEdit

Belarusian athletes further 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):[13][14]

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
Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Vitali Parakhonka 110 m hurdles 13.61 5 Did not advance
Aliaksandr Liakhovich 20 km walk N/A 1:31:28 45
Dzmitry Dziubin 50 km walk N/A 4:00:25 22
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Rank
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya 100 m Bye 11.47 4 Did not advance
200 m DNC N/A Did not advance
Elvira Herman 100 m hurdles 12.95 4 Q N/A 12.71 5 Did not advance
Hanna Mikhailava
Krystsina Muliarchyk
4 × 400 m relay[a] Disqualified prior to Games
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya DNC N/A Did not advance
Yuliya Bliznets
Elvira Herman
Aliaksandra Khilmanovich
Asteria Limai
3:33.0 8 N/A Did not advance
Volha Mazuronak Marathon N/A 5
Nina Savina 50
Viktoryia Rashchupkina 20 km walk N/A 49
Anna Terlyukevich 31
Anastasiya Rarouskaya 23
Field events
Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Dzmitry Nabokau High jump 2.25 =14 Did not advance
Maksim Nedasekau 2.28 12 q 2.37 NR  
Yauheni Bahutski Discus throw 58.65 27 Did not advance
Hleb Dudarau Hammer throw 71.60 27 Did not advance
Ivan Tsikhan 74.57 18 Did not advance
Yury Vasilchanka 74.00 19 Did not advance
Aliaksei Katkavets Javelin throw 82.72 9 q 83.71 6
Pavel Mialeshka 82.64 11 q 82.28 10
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova Long jump 6.55 14 Did not advance
Viyaleta Skvartsova Triple jump 14.05 18 Did not advance
Karyna Demidik High jump 1.90 =19 Did not advance
Iryna Zhuk Pole vault 4.55 =8 q 4.50 8
Aliona Dubitskaya Shot put 18.89 3 Q 18.73 9
Tatsiana Khaladovich Javelin throw 60.78 13 Did not advance
Hanna Malyshchyk Hammer throw 70.80 13 Did not advance
Nastassia Maslava 65.15 28 Did not advance
Combined events – Men's decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Vitali Zhuk Result 11.04 6.93 16.23 1.96 49.22 14.95 47.01 5.10 59.49 4:42.57 8131 13
Points 852 797 865 767 851 856 808 941 730 664

Changes in women's 4 × 400 metres relay teamEdit

Belarusian athletes had to[clarification needed] participate in the women's 4 × 400 metres relay, but on 28 July two athletes, Hanna Mikhailava (Belarusian: Ганна Міхайлава; Russian: Анна Михайлова) and Krystsina Muliarchyk (Belarusian: Крысціна Мулярчык; Russian: Кристина Мулярчик), were declared ineligible due to insufficient number of doping tests made.[7][15] This situation forced Belarusian sport authorities to replace them. Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya who participated in the 100 m and 200 m events was chosen to be one of the substitutes. However, Tsimanouskaya claimed that this decision was made without her consent and criticized the national sport authorities.[16][17]

On 1 August 2021, Tsimanouskaya was expelled from further competitions by the national sports authorities, reportedly as a consequence of her criticism. On the same day the Belarusian sports officials tried to put her on a plane against her will. She sought the protection of police in Tokyo airport and declared that she is not planning to return to Belarus.[18][19] According to the national athletics team officials, she was expelled for her "emotional and psychological state" after medical examination, but Tsimanouskaya denied that statement.[20] She asked the International Olympic Committee for help.[21]

The four athletes who eventually contested the event – Aliaksandra Khilmanovich, Yuliya Bliznets, Elvira Herman and Asteria Uzo Limai – came last of all nations in the heats and did not advance.[22]

BoxingEdit

Belarus entered four male boxers into the Olympic tournament. Dzmitry Asanau scored a round-of-16 victory to secure a spot in the men's lightweight division at the 2020 European Qualification Tournament in Villebon-sur-Yvette, France.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Dzmitry Asanau Men's lightweight   Al-Kasbeh (JOR)
W 5-0
  Oliveira (BRA)
L 2–3
Did not advance
Aliaksandr Radzionau Men's welterweight   Ekinci (TUR)
W 3–2
  McCormack (GBR)
L 0–5
Did not advance
Vitali Bandarenka Men's middleweight   Isley (USA)
L 0–5
Did not advance
Uladzislau Smiahlikau Men's heavyweight Bye   Plodzicki-Faoagali (SAM)
W 4–1
  Nyika (NZL)
L 0–5
Did not advance

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.[23]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Aleh Yurenia K-1 1000 m 3:43.444 1 SF Bye 3:27.323 6 FB 3:27.190 12
Mikita Borykau
Aleh Yurenia
K-2 1000 m 3:18.952 5 QF 3:10.126 1 SF 3:18.875 3 FA 3:17.769 7
Mikita Borykau
Ilya Fedarenka
Uladzislau Litvinau
Dzmitry Natynchyk
K-4 500 m 1:22.896 3 QF 1:23.848 2 SF 1:24.206 3 FA 1:24.510 5
Women
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Alena Nazdrova C-1 200 m 46.731 3 QF 46.950 1 SF 48.120 5 FB 48.085 11
Nadzeya Makarchanka
Daryna Pikuleva
C-2 500 m 2:09.799 6 QF 2:04.951 3 SF 2:07.205 5 FB 2:04.351 10
Volha Khudzenka K-1 500 m 1:50.732 3 SF Bye 1:52.755 3 FB 1:55.933 14
Maryna Litvinchuk 1:49.606 2 SF Bye 1:56.386 5 FC 1:57.057 22
Volha Khudzenka
Maryna Litvinchuk
K-2 500 m 1:43.377 2 SF Bye 1:37.198 3 FA 1:37.647 6
Volha Khudzenka
Maryna Litvinchuk
Marharyta Makhneva
Nadzeya Papok
K-4 500 m 1:34.785 3 QF 1:35.534 1 SF 1:36.672 2 FA 1:36.073  

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal); SF = Qualify to semifinal round; QF = Qualify to quarterfinal round

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.[24]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Aleksandr Riabushenko Men's road race 6:21:46 66
Alena Amialiusik Women's road race 3:55:05 17
Women's time trial 33:21.41 16

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
Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Points Rank
Yauheni Karaliok Men's omnium 18 6 14 14 18 6 10 50 76 12
Tatsiana Sharakova Women's omnium 11 20 15 12 19 4 14 0 36 16

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).[25] Belarus later withdrew from competing in dressage.

Belarusian individuals for eventing were named on June 30, 2021.[26] Aliaksandr Faminou and Martinie withdrew before the competition began.[27]

EventingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Alexander Zelenko Carlo Grande Jr Individual 31.00 18 61.60 92.60 46 Withdrew Did not advance

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Belarus initially 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.[28] 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. Alistratava withdrew in July 2021, and her spot was given to teammate Hanna Traukova.[29] Likhovitskiy also withdrew; however, his spot was given to Czech gymnast David Jessen.[30][31]

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Hanna Traukova All-around 12.600 11.966 10.833 10.833 46.232 77 Did not advance

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.[32] The athletes for both the individual and group all-around were announced on 23 June 2021.[33]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Alina Harnasko Individual 26.400 27.200 23.900 21.750 99.250 4 Q 26.500 27.500 27.400 21.100 102.700  
Anastasiia Salos 25.700 26.300 24.550 22.600 99.150 5 Q 25.425 23.000 24.950 21.800 95.175 8
Athletes Event Qualification Final
5 apps 3+2 apps Total Rank 5 apps. 3+2 apps Total Rank
Hanna Haidukevich
Anastasiya Malakanava
Anastasiya Rybakova
Arina Tsitsilina
Karyna Yarmolenka
Group 36.000 43.650 79.650 8 Q 45.750 38.300 84.050 5

TrampolineEdit

Belarus qualified one gymnast for the men's trampoline by finishing in the top eight at the 2019 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan.[34] An additional spot was earned through the 2019-2020 Trampoline World Cup series.

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Uladzislau Hancharou Men's 113.400 2 60.565 4
Ivan Litvinovich 113.555 1 61.715  

JudoEdit

Belarus entered two judoka (one men and one women) into the Olympic tournament based on the International Judo Federation Olympics Individual Ranking.[35]

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
Dzmitry Minkou Men's −66 kg   El-Idrissi (QAT)
W 101–003
  Yondonperenlei (MGL)
L 003–101
Did not advance
Maryna Slutskaya Women's +78 kg   Wood (TTO)
W 100–000
  Han M-j (KOR)
L 000–100
Did not advance
Mikita Sviryd Men's -100 kg   Frey (GER)
L 000–100
Did not advance

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.[36] 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.[37] Iryna Prasiantsova doesn't participate because only 2 quotas for NOC are available.

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 Points Time Rank Points Time Rank Points Time Rank Points
Ilya Palazkov Men's 24-11 0 3 244 2:01.15 14 308 83.21 29 262 11:35.78 24 605 1419 17
Anastasiya Prokopenko Women's 18-17 0 15 208 2:25.01 34 260 83.49 22 283 11:49.38 4 591 1342 8
Volha Silkina 21-14 1 12 217 2:15.22 17 280 89.07 23 274 12:59.81 23 521 1292 18

RowingEdit

Belarus qualified three 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.[38][39] Another Belarusian rower scored a runner-up finish to book one of the remaining boats available in the women's single sculls at the 2021 FISA Final Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland.[40]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dzmitry Furman
Siarhei Valadzko
Men's pair 7:05.65 4 R 6:52.82 3 SA/B N/A 6:30.66 5 FB 6:25.88 8
Tatsiana Klimovich Women's single sculls 7:51.86 2 QF Bye 8:09.04 4 SC/D 7:33.78 2 FC 7:39.53 13
Alena Furman
Ina Nikulina
Women's lightweight double sculls 7:10.15 4 R 7:26.99 2 SA/B N/A 6:54.78 6 FB 6:57.84 11

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.[41][42]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Mikita Tsirkun Men's RS:X 17 10 23 17 26 19 21 12 18 23 20 20 EL 200 18
Tatiana Drozdovskaya Women's Laser Radial 25 22 20 25 20 8 17 19 23 19 N/A EL 173 21

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 6 June 2021.[43]

Set to compete at her sixth consecutive Games, Viktoria Chaika earned a direct place in the women's 10 m air pistol as the highest-ranked shooter vying for qualification in the ISSF World Olympic Rankings of 6 June 2021.

Athlete Event Qualification Qualification 2 Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Yury Shcherbatsevich Men's 10 m air rifle 626.6 15 N/A Did not advance
Men's 50 m rifle 3 positions 1176 8 406.3 7
Viktoria Chaika Women's 10 m air pistol 576 11 Did not advance
Women's 25 m pistol 571 36 Did not advance
Maria Martynova Women's 10 m air rifle 624.3 24 Did not advance
Women's 50 m rifle 3 positions 1166 17 Did not advance
Yury Shcherbatsevich
Maria Martynova
Mixed 10 m air rifle team 622.6 23 Did not advance

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)):[44][45]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ilya Shymanovich Men's 100 m breaststroke 59.33 =9 Q 59.08 7 Q 59.36 8
Mikita Tsmyh Men's 100 m backstroke 54.88 33 Did not advance
Yauhen Tsurkin Men's 100 m butterfly 52.90 42 Did not advance
Artsiom Machekin
Ilya Shymanovich
Mikita Tsmyh
Yauhen Tsurkin
Men's 4 × 100 m medley relay 3:34.82 12 N/A Did not advance
Anastasiya Shkurdai Women's 100 m freestyle 55.17 28 Did not advance
Women's 100 m backstroke DNS Did not advance
Women's 100 m butterfly 56.99 7 Q 57.19 8 Q 57.05 8
Alina Zmushka Women's 100 m breaststroke 1:07.58 21 Did not advance
Women's 200 m breaststroke 2:27.59 26 Did not advance
Nastassia Karakouskaya
Anastasiya Kuliashova
Anastasiya Shkurdai
Alina Zmushka
Women's 4 × 100 m medley relay 4:00.49 12 N/A Did not advance
Anastasiya Kuliashova
Anastasiya Shkurdai
Ilya Shymanovich
Mikita Tsmyh
Mixed 4 × 100 m medley relay 3:46.35 12 N/A Did not advance

TennisEdit

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Egor Gerasimov Men's singles   Simon (FRA)
W 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Fognini (ITA)
L 4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Did not advance
Ilya Ivashka   Monfils (FRA)
W 6–4, 4–6, 7–5
  Kukushkin (KAZ)
W 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–3
  Nishikori (JPN)
L 6–7(7–9), 0–6
Did not advance
Egor Gerasimov
Ilya Ivashka
Men's doubles N/A   Daniell /
Venus (NZL)
L 3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Did not advance
Aryna Sabalenka Women's singles   Linette (POL)
W 6–2, 6–1
  Vekić (CRO)
L 4–6, 6–3, 6–7(3–7)
Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Belarusian weightlifters qualified for two quota places at the games, based on the Tokyo 2020 Rankings Qualification List of 11 June 2021.[46]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Yauheni Tsikhantsou Men's –96 kg 173 6 201 DNF 173 DNF
Darya Naumava Women's –76 kg 103 6 131 5 234 5

WrestlingEdit

Belarus qualified eight wrestlers for each of the following classes into the Olympic competition. Two of them 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, while five additional licenses were awarded to the Belarusian wrestlers, who progressed to the top two finals of their respective weight categories at the 2021 European Olympic Qualification Tournament in Budapest, Hungary.[47][48] Another Belarusian wrestler claimed one of the remaining slots in the men's freestyle 74 kg to complete the nation's roster at the 2021 World Qualification Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.[49]

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 freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Magomedkhabib Kadimagomedov −74 kg   Garzón (CUB)
W 3–1 PP
  Dake (USA)
W 4–0 ST
  Chamizo (ITA)
W 3–1 PP
Bye   Sidakov (ROC)
L 0-7 PO0
 
Ali Shabanau −86 kg   Taylor (USA)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance   Amine (SMR)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance
Aliaksandr Hushtyn –97 kg   Salas (CUB)
L 3-4 PP0
Did not advance
Dzianis Khramiankou –125 kg   Mönkhtör (MGL)
L 1–3 PO
Did not advance
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
Kiryl Maskevich −87 kg   Metwally (EGY)
L 1–4 SP
Did not advance
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Vanesa Kaladzinskaya −53 kg   Ana (ROU)
W 4–0 ST
  Phogat (IND)
W 5–0 VT
  Pang Qy (CHN)
L 2–2 PP
Bye   Winchester (USA)
W 4-0 VT
 
Iryna Kurachkina −57 kg   Malik (IND)
W 3–1 PP
  Koblova (ROC)
W 3–1 PP
  Nikolova (BUL)
W 4–0 ST
Bye   Kawai (JPN)
0L 0-5
 
Vasilisa Marzaliuk −76 kg   Rotter-Focken (GER)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance   Zhou Q (CHN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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