Morocco at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Morocco 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.

Morocco at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Morocco.svg
IOC codeMAR
NOCMoroccan Olympic Committee
Arabic: اللجنة الأولمبية الوطنية المغربية
Websitewww.cnom.org.ma (in French)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors30 in 8 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

AthleticsEdit

Moroccan 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]

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
Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Mostafa Smaili 800 m
Abdalaati Iguider 1500 m
Brahim Kaazouzi
Abdelkarim Ben Zahra 3000 m steeplechase N/A
Soufiane El Bakkali N/A
Mohamed Tindouft N/A
Marathon N/A
N/A
N/A
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Rababe Arafi 1500 m
Siham Hilali 5000 m N/A
Rkia El Moukim Marathon N/A
Souad Kabouchia N/A

BoxingEdit

Morocco entered six boxers (three per gender) into the Olympic tournament. Rio 2016 Olympian Khadija El-Mardi, along with five rookies (Baala, Nadir, Assaghir, Cheddar, and Bel Ahbib), secured their spots by advancing to the final match of 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
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Abdelhaq Nadir Men's lightweight
Mohamed Assaghir Men's light heavyweight
Youness Baala Men's heavyweight N/A
Rabab Cheddar Women's flyweight
Oumayma Bel Ahbib Women's welterweight
Khadija El-Mardi Women's middleweight N/A

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Morocco 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.[5]

Athlete Event Time Rank
  Men's road race

EquestrianEdit

Morocco entered one dressage rider into the Olympic equestrian competition, by finishing in the top two, outside the group selection, of the individual FEI Olympic Rankings for Group F (Africa and Middle East). Meanwhile, a squad of three jumping riders was added to the Moroccan roster by accepting a forfeited spot from Qatar, as the next highest-ranked team, not yet qualified, at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI)-designated Olympic qualifier for Group F in Rabat.[6][7]

DressageEdit

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
    Individual

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualifed for the final; q = Qualifed for the final as a lucky loser

JumpingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank
    Individual
   
   
 
 
 
See above Team

RowingEdit

Morocco qualified one boat in the women's single sculls for the Games by finishing fourth in the A-final and securing the second of five berths available at the 2019 FISA African Olympic Qualification Regatta in Tunis, Tunisia, marking the country's debut in the sport.[8]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
  Women's single sculls

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

ShootingEdit

Moroccan 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, and African Championships, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by May 31, 2020.[9]

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

SurfingEdit

Morocco sent one surfer to compete in the men's shortboard at the Games. Ramzi Boukhiam secured a qualification slot for his nation, as the highest-ranked and last remaining surfer from Africa, at the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games in Miyazaki, Japan.[10]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ramzi Boukhiam Men's shortboard

TaekwondoEdit

Morocco entered three athletes into the taekwondo competition at the Games. Achraf Mahboubi, Oumaima El-Bouchti, and Nada Laaraj secured the spots on the Moroccan squad with a top two finish each in the men's welterweight (80 kg), women's flyweight (49 kg), and women's lightweight category (57 kg), respectively, at the 2020 African Qualification Tournament in Rabat.[11][12]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Achraf Mahboubi Men's −80 kg
Oumaima El-Bouchti Women's −49 kg
Nada Laaraj Women's −57 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. ^ "Boxing Olympic Qualification – Dakar: Day 7 As It Happened". Olympic Channel. 26 February 2020. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Athletes' quotas for Road Cycling events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". UCI. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Moroccan Equestrian Team to Compete in 2020 Tokyo Olympics". Morocco World News. 19 February 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Tokyo 2020 team and individual quota places confirmed by FEI". FEI. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Africa goes for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic qualification". International Rowing Federation. 16 October 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  10. ^ "2019 ISA World Surfing Games presented by Vans Charges into Home Stretch Towards Historic Team and Men's Medals". International Surfing Association. 13 September 2019. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Taekwondo: Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria secure 2020 Olympic tickets". Blueprint. 23 February 2020. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  12. ^ "Six countries earned Olympic taekwondo berth on the second day of the African Qualification Tournament for Tokyo 2020". World Taekwondo. 23 February 2020. Retrieved 24 February 2020.