Ghana at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Ghana was scheduled to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo from 24 July to 9 August 2020, but 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 fifteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics, having taken part in all but three editions since its debut (as the Gold Coast) in 1952. Ghana did not attend the 1976 Olympics because of the African boycott and did not attend the 1980 Olympics because of the United States boycott.

Ghana at the
2020 Summer Olympics
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NOCGhana Olympic Committee
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors4 in 2 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)


Ghanaian athletes 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):[2][3]

  • 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
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Joseph Amoah Men's 100 m Bye
Men's 200 m N/A
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Nadia Eke Women's triple jump


Ghana entered two boxers into the Olympic tournament. London 2012 Olympian Sulemanu Tetteh (men's flyweight) and rookie Samuel Takyi (men's featherweight) scored a box-off victory each to secure places in their respective weight divisions at the 2020 African Qualification Tournament in Diamniadio, Senegal.[4]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Sulemanu Tetteh Men's flyweight
Samuel Takyi Men's featherweight


  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ " – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Boxing Olympic Qualification – Dakar: Day 7 As It Happened". Olympic Channel. 26 February 2020. Retrieved 27 February 2020.