Chinese Taipei at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Chinese Taipei 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] "Chinese Taipei" is the designated name used by Taiwan to participate in some international organizations and almost all sporting events, including the Olympic Games. Neither the common name "Taiwan" nor the official name "Republic of China" can be used due primarily to opposition from the People's Republic of China. It will also be the nation's tenth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics.

Chinese Taipei at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
IOC codeTPE
NOCChinese Taipei Olympic Committee
Websitewww.tpenoc.net (in Chinese and English)
in Tokyo
Competitors31 in 9 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Summer appearances
Other related appearances
 Republic of China (1924–1972)

ArcheryEdit

Taiwanese archers qualified each for the men's and women's events by reaching the quarterfinal stage of their respective team recurves at the 2019 World Archery Championships in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.[2]

The Taiwanese archery team for the Games, led by two-time Olympian Tan Ya-ting and reigning world champion Lei Chien-ying in the women's individual recurve, was announced on 16 January 2020, based on the results at the Olympic Team Trials.[3][4]

Men
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Deng Yu-cheng Individual
Tang Chih-chun
Wei Chun-heng
Deng Yu-cheng
Tang Chih-chun
Wei Chun-heng
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Women
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Lei Chien-ying Individual
Lin Chia-en
Tan Ya-ting
Lei Chien-ying
Lin Chia-en
Tan Ya-ting
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Mixed
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Team

BoxingEdit

Chinese Taipei entered four female boxers into the Olympic tournament. Reigning world bantamweight champion Huang Hsiao-wen (women's flyweight), 2019 world bronze medalist Lin Yu-ting (women's featherweight), Wu Shih-yi (women's lightweight), and Rio 2016 Olympian Chen Nien-chin (women's welterweight) secured the spots on the Taiwanese squad by advancing to the semifinal match of their respective weight divisions at the 2020 Asia & Oceania Qualification Tournament in Amman, Jordan.[5][6]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
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Huang Hsiao-wen Women's flyweight
Lin Yu-ting Women's featherweight
Wu Shih-yi Women's lightweight
Chen Nien-chin Women's welterweight

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Chinese Taipei entered one rider each to compete in the men's Olympic road race, by finishing in the top two, not yet qualified, at the 2019 Asian Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.[7]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Feng Chun-kai Men's road race

EquestrianEdit

Chinese Taipei entered one jumping rider into the Olympic competition by finishing in the top two, outside the group selection, of the individual FEI Olympic Rankings for Group G (South East Asia and Oceania).[8]

JumpingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank
    Individual

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Chinese Taipei fielded a full team of five artistic gymnasts (four men and one woman) into the Olympic competition. The men's squad claimed one of the remaining nine spots in the team all-around at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, making its first trip to the Games since 1964. On the women's side, Ting Hua-tien received a spare berth from the apparatus events, as one of the twelve highest-ranked gymnasts, neither part of the team nor qualified directly through the all-around, at the same tournament.[9]

Men
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
  Team N/A
  N/A
  N/A
  N/A
Total
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Ting Hua-tien All-around

KarateEdit

Chinese Taipei entered one karateka into the inaugural Olympic tournament. 2019 world bronze medalist Wen Tzu-yun qualified directly for the women's kumite 55-kg category by finishing among the top four karateka at the end of the combined WKF Olympic Rankings.[10]

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Wen Tzu-yun Women's −55 kg

ShootingEdit

Taiwanese 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, and Asian Championships, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by 31 May 2020.[11]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
  Men's 10 m air rifle
  Men's trap
  Women's 10 m air rifle
  Women's 10 m air pistol
  Women's 25 m pistol

SwimmingEdit

Taiwanese 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)):[12][13]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Wang Hsing-hao Men's 200 m individual medley
Wang Kuan-hung Men's 200 m butterfly

Table tennisEdit

Chinese Taipei entered six athletes into the table tennis competition at the Games. The men's and women's teams secured their respective berths by advancing to the quarterfinal round of the 2020 World Olympic Qualification Event in Gondomar, Portugal, permitting a maximum of two starters to compete each in the men's and women's singles tournament.[14] Moreover, an additional berth was awarded to the Taiwanese table tennis players competing in the inaugural mixed doubles by advancing to the semifinal stage of the 2019 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Zhengzhou, China.[15]

Men
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  Singles
 
 
 
 
Team N/A
Women
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  Singles
 
 
 
 
Team N/A
Mixed
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Doubles

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. ^ "Chinese Taipei names team for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". World Archery. 16 January 2020. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  4. ^ "東京奧運射箭代表隊國手名單拍板定案" [National archery team for the Tokyo Olympics is officially named] (in Chinese). Youth Daily News. 16 January 2020. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Boxing Olympic Qualification: The Key Takeaways From Amman". Olympic Channel. 12 March 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Two more Taiwanese boxers qualify for Tokyo Olympics". Focus Taiwan. 10 March 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Athletes' quotas for Road Cycling events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". UCI. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Tokyo 2020 team and individual quota places confirmed by FEI". FEI. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Russians retain top qualification spots at Stuttgart Worlds". FIG. 7 October 2019. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  10. ^ "WKF announces first qualified athletes for Tokyo 2020". World Karate Federation. 18 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Tokyo 2020. FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  14. ^ Marshall, Ian (24 January 2020). "2020 ITTF World Team Qualification Tournament: Day Three". ITTF. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  15. ^ "Zhengzhou review: Olympic champion falls, Olympic places reserved". ITTF. 12 December 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2020.