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Guatemala at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Guatemala is scheduled to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo from 24 July to 9 August 2020. 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
Competitors9 in 5 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):[1][2]

  • 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
José Alejandro Barrondo Men's 20 km walk
Mirna Ortiz Women's 20 km walk

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.[3]

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.[4]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Men's Laser
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.[5]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Men's skeet
  Women's trap


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)):[6][7]

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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ " – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  2. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Australia's Tom Burton wins 2019 Laser Standard title". World Sailing. 9 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". ISSF. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Tokyo 2020. FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.