Israel at the 2020 Summer Olympics
Israel is scheduled to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo from 24 July to 9 August 2020. Since the nation's official debut in 1952, Israeli athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, other than the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow which it opted not to attend because of the nation's support for the US-led boycott. It will be the nation's seventeenth appearance at the Summer Olympics.
|Israel at the|
2020 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Olympic Committee of Israel|
|in Tokyo, Japan|
|Competitors||52 in 9 sports|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
The Israeli delegation so far includes 52 athletes, competing in 9 sports.
- Israeli marathon runner Marhu Teferi met the qualifying time standard at the Seville Marathon, after finishing eighth with a time of 2:10:10.
- Israeli track runner Selamawit Dagnachew finished the 5,000 meter run with a time of 15:08.39 in Kortrijk, Belgium.
- Israeli marathon runner Girmaw Amare had a time of 2:09:54 at the Prague Marathon, and finished eighth.
- Lonah Chemtai Salpeter had a time of 2:19:46 and won the Prague Marathon. She also had a time of 31:15.78 at the 2019 European 10,000m Cup, and finished in second place with a national record.
The Olympic Committee of Israel has not yet released the names of athletes to participate in the delegation.
- 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
|Girmaw Amare||Men's marathon||N/A|
|Selamawit Dagnachew||Women's 5000 m|
|Lonah Chemtai Salpeter||Women's 5000 m|
|Women's 10000 m||N/A|
The national baseball team of Israel has qualified for the Olympics by virtue of winning the Africa/Europe Qualifying Event, which was held in Parma and Bologna, Italy, in September 2019. This is the first time in history Israel has qualified a baseball team into the Olympic Games.
|Women's time trial|
Israel fielded a squad of three equestrian riders in the Olympic team jumping competition for the first time by securing an outright berth as the top-ranked nation at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI)-designated Olympic qualifier for the first batch of Group C (Central and Eastern Europe) in Moscow.
Israel entered three artistic gymnasts into the Olympic competition. Three-time Olympian Alexander Shatilov booked a spot in the men's individual all-around and apparatus events, by finishing seventh out of the twelve gymnasts eligible for qualification, while Lihie Raz received a spare berth from the women's apparatus event, as one of the female gymnasts from the individual all-around, not yet qualified, at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. Ukrainian-born Artem Dolgopyat secured one of the three places available for individual-based gymnasts, neither part of the team nor qualified through the all-around, in the floor exercise at the same tournament.
Linoy Ashram and Nicol Zelikman secured 2 quotas for the Israeli delegation by finishing in 3rd and 11th place, respectively, at the 2019 World Championships all-around individual event. Also, Israel qualified a squad of rhythmic gymnasts for the group all-around by virtue of finishing within the top-five among NOCs that are not yet qualified at the 2019 World Championships. The Olympic Committee of Israel has not yet released the names of athletes to participate in the delegation.
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Israeli sailors qualified three boats in each of the following classes. Gil Cohen and Noa Lasry secured a quota for the Israeli delegation by managing to finish 11th in the women's 470 event at the 2018 Sailing World Championships that took place in Aarhus, Denmark. Mia Morris finish in the 12th place in the women's RS:X event and Ofek Elimelech finish in the 14th position in the men's RS:X event. Both of these results promised two more quotas for the Israeli delegation. The Olympic Committee of Israel has not yet released the names of athletes to participate in the delegation.
|Athlete||Event||Race||Net points||Final rank|
M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race
Israeli shooter Sergy Rikhter achieved quota places for the delegation in the men's 10 metre air rifle shooting event by winning the gold medal at the 2019 European Games. The Olympic Committee of Israel has not yet confirmed the identity of the athlete to compete in the event.
|Men's 10 m air rifle|
Israel sent one surfer to compete in the women's shortboard at the Games. Anat Lelior secured a qualification slot for her nation as the highest-ranked surfer from Europe and one of the top 30 surfers in the overall open division at the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games in Miyazaki, Japan. The quote is final as long as two other female athletes from Israel don't finish in qualifying positions at the 2020 ISA World Surfing Games. In that case, the results from the 2020 World Surfing Games will prevail and the quota from 2019 ISA World Surfing Games will be reallocated to the next best ranked from the respective continent.
|Athlete||Event||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Quarterfinal||Semifinal||Final / BM|
|Anat Lelior||Women's shortboard|
Qualification for Israeli swimmers in the individual swimming events in Tokyo is achieved by achieving the qualifying standards in the 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)): All Israeli swimmers must qualify by achieving the qualification time set by the international federation FINA at one of the target competitions defined by the Israeli Swimming Association (ISA), or one percent faster at any other competition.
Israel can also enter a team for relay events with a top-12 finish at the 2019 FINA World Championships, provided that at least two swimmers in each relay event are qualified for any of the individual events.
|Meiron Cheruti||50 m freestyle|
||4 × 200 m freestyle relay||N/A|
|Anastasia Gorbenko||200 m individual medley|
||4 × 100 m medley relay|
- Atheltes not yet qualified to the 2020 Summer Olympics by the Israeli Swimming Association (ISA)
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