Guatemala at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Guatemala 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] It will be the nation's fifteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics since its debut in 1952, despite failing to register any athletes in three other editions (1956 to 1964).

Guatemala at the
2020 Summer Olympics
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NOCGuatemalan Olympic Committee (in Spanish)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors11 in 6 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)


Guatemalan 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]

  • 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 and road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Erick Barrondo Men's 20 km walk
José Alejandro Barrondo
Mirna Ortiz Women's 20 km walk



Guatemala 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
José David Canastuj Men's road race

Modern pentathlonEdit

Guatemalan athletes qualified for the following spots to compete in modern pentathlon. Rio 2016 Olympian Charles Fernández secured a selection in men's event with a gold medal victory at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima.[5]

Athlete Event Fencing
(épée one touch)
(200 m freestyle)
(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
Charles Fernández Men's


Guatemalan sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the class-associated Worlds, and the continental regattas.[6]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Juan Ignacio Maegli Men's Laser
Isabella Maegli Women's Laser Radial

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


Guatemalan 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, the 2019 Pan American Games, and Championships of the Americas, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by May 31, 2020.[7]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Juan Schaeffer Men's skeet
Adriana Ruano Women's trap
Ana Waleska Soto


Guatemalan 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)):[8][9]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Luis Martínez Men's 100 m butterfly

See alsoEdit


  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. ^ "Athletes' quotas for Road Cycling events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". UCI. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Oro para Charles Fernández y boleto a Olímpicos de Tokio" [Charles Fernández wins the gold and an Olympic ticket to Tokyo] (in Spanish). Guatemala: La Hora. 29 July 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Australia's Tom Burton wins 2019 Laser Standard title". World Sailing. 9 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". ISSF. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Tokyo 2020. FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.