Paraguay at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Paraguay competed 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 was the nation's thirteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics, with the exception of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow because of the nation's partial support for the US-led boycott.

Paraguay at the
2020 Summer Olympics
NOCComité Olímpico Paraguayo (in Spanish)
in Tokyo, Japan
July 23, 2021 (2021-07-23) – August 8, 2021 (2021-08-08)
Competitors8 in 6 sports
Flag bearers (opening)Verónica Cepede
Fabrizio Zanotti
Flag bearer (closing)Derlis Ayala
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Competitors edit

The following is the list of number of competitors participating in the Games:

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 1 2
Cycling 0 1 1
Golf 1 0 1
Rowing 0 1 1
Swimming 1 1 2
Tennis 0 1 1
Total 3 5 8

Athletics edit

Paraguayan 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]

  • 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 Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Derlis Ayala Men's marathon 2:18:34 SB 43
Ana Camila Pirelli Women's 100 m hurdles 13.98 SB 9 Did not advance

Cycling edit

Road edit

Paraguay entered one rider each to compete in the women's Olympic road race for the first time in history, by securing an outright berth, as the highest-ranked cyclist, not yet qualified, at the 2019 Pan American Championships in Mexico.[4]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Agua Marina Espínola Women's road race Did not finish

Golf edit

Paraguay entered one golfer into the Olympic tournament. Rio 2016 Olympian Fabrizio Zanotti (world no. 280) qualified directly among the top 60 eligible players for the men's event based on the IGF World Rankings of 20 June 2021.[5]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Score Score Score Score Score Par Rank
Fabrizio Zanotti Men's 73 67 68 69 277 −7 =35

Rowing edit

Paraguay qualified one boat in the women's single sculls for the Games by winning the silver medal and securing the second of five berths available at the 2021 FISA Americas Olympic Qualification Regatta in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, signifying the country's return to the sport for the first time since 2012.[6]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Alejandra Alonso Women's single sculls 8:11.88 4 R 8:08.91 1 QF 8:29.80 5 SC/D 7:43.33 4 FD 7:55.63 21

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

Swimming edit

Paraguay received a universality invitation from FINA to send two top-ranked swimmers (one per gender) in their respective individual events to the Olympics, based on the FINA Points System of June 28, 2021.[7]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ben Hockin Men's 100 m freestyle 50.41 44 Did not advance
Men's 100 m butterfly 54.81 =51 Did not advance
Luana Alonso Women's 100 m butterfly 1:00.37 28 Did not advance

Tennis edit

Paraguay entered one tennis player into the Olympic tournament. Verónica Cepede Royg secured the outright berth in the women's singles by winning the bronze medal at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, replacing the slot from the U.S. tennis player Caroline Dolehide.[8]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Verónica Cepede Royg Women's singles   Wang Q (CHN)
L 4–6, 3–6
Did not advance

See also edit

References edit

  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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 April 2019. 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. ^ "Four Americans headed to Tokyo as Olympic qualifying wraps after U.S. Open". Golf Channel. 21 June 2021. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Americas Qualification Regatta Completed Ahead of Schedule". International Rowing Federation. 6 March 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Tokyo Olympics Entry Lists Released, Swimming Begins July 24". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Barty, Osaka headline entries for Tokyo Olympics". Women's Tennis Association. 15 June 2021. Retrieved 2 July 2021.