Greece at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Greece 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 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] Greek athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games of the modern era, alongside Australia, Great Britain, and Switzerland. As the progenitor nation of the Olympic Games and in keeping with tradition, Greece is expected to enter first at the New National Stadium during the opening ceremony.

Greece at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Greece.svg
IOC codeGRE
NOCHellenic Olympic Committee
Websitewww.hoc.gr (in Greek and English)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors27 in 7 sports
Flag bearerAnna Korakaki
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

AthleticsEdit

Greek 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):[2][3]

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
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Antigoni Drisbioti Women's 20 km walk
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Miltiadis Tentoglou Men's long jump
Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou Women's pole vault
Paraskevi Papachristou Women's triple jump
Ekaterini Stefanidi Women's pole vault

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Greece entered one rider to compete in the men's Olympic road race, by virtue of his top 50 national finish (for men) in the UCI World Ranking.[4]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Polychronis Tzortzakis Men's road race

TrackEdit

Following the completion of the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Greece entered one rider to compete in the men's omnium based on his final individual UCI Olympic rankings.

Omnium
Athlete Event Scratch Race Tempo Race Elimination Race Points Race Total points Rank
Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points
Christos Volikakis Men's omnium

RowingEdit

Greece qualified one boat in the women's coxless pair for the Games by finishing fifth in the B-final and securing the last of eleven berths available at the 2019 FISA World Championships in Ottensheim, Austria.[5]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Christina Bourbou
Maria Kyridou
Women's pair

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

Greek sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the 2018 Sailing World Championships, the class-associated Worlds, and the continental regattas.[6][7]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Byron Kokkalanis RS:X
Ioannis Mitakis Finn N/A
Pavlos Kagialis
Panagiotis Mantis
470 N/A
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Aikaterini Divari RS:X
Vasileia Karachaliou Laser Radial N/A
Maria Bozi
Rafailina Klonaridou
470 N/A

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

ShootingEdit

Greek 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 May 31, 2020.[8]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Nikolaos Mavrommatis Men's skeet
Anna Korakaki Women's 10 m air pistol
Women's 25 m pistol

SwimmingEdit

Greek 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)):[9][10]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Apostolos Christou 100 m backstroke
Konstantinos Englezakis 800 m freestyle N/A
Kristian Gkolomeev 50 m freestyle
Apostolos Papastamos 200 m individual medley
400 m individual medley N/A
Andreas Vazaios 200 m individual medley
Apostolos Christou
Kristian Gkolomeev
Andreas Vazaios
 
4 × 100 m freestyle relay N/A
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Anna Ntountounaki 100 m butterfly

WrestlingEdit

Greece qualified one wrestler for the women's freestyle 53 kg into the Olympic competition, as a result of her top six finish 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.
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Maria Prevolaraki −53 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. ^ "iaaf.org – 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. ^ "Athletes' quotas for Road Cycling events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". UCI. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  5. ^ "B-finals take on new meaning when Tokyo 2020 spots are available". International Rowing Federation. 31 August 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Eight nations book Tokyo 2020 spot in the Women's 470". World Sailing. 8 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  7. ^ "First Laser, Radial and 49erFX nations confirmed for Tokyo 2020". World Sailing. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Tokyo 2020. FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.