Portugal at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Portugal 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] Portuguese athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games since the nation's debut in 1912.

Portugal at the
2020 Summer Olympics
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NOCOlympic Committee of Portugal
Websitewww.comiteolimpicoportugal.pt (in Portuguese)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors34 in 10 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)


Portuguese 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 & road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
João Vieira Men's 50 km walk
Catarina Ribeiro Women's marathon
Carla Salomé Rocha
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Pedro Pablo Pichardo Men's triple jump
Patrícia Mamona Women's triple jump
Evelise Veiga



Portugal qualified one canoeist for the men's K-1 class by finishing in the top eighteen at the 2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in La Seu d'Urgell, Spain.[4]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Antoine Launay Men's K-1


Portuguese canoeists qualified three boats in each of the following distances for the Games through the 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Szeged, Hungary.[5]

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Men's K-1 1000 m
Men's K-4 500 m N/A
Women's K-1 200 m

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)



Portugal entered two riders to compete in the men's Olympic road race, by virtue of their top 50 national finish (for men) in the UCI World Ranking.[6]

Athlete Event Time Rank
  Men's road race
Men's time trial
  Men's road race
Men's time trial


Following the completion of the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Portugal entered one rider to compete in the women's omnium based on her final individual UCI Olympic rankings.[7]

Athlete Event Scratch Race Tempo Race Elimination Race Points Race Total points Rank
Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points
Maria Martins Women's omnium


Portugal fielded a squad of three equestrian riders into the Olympic team dressage competition by finishing eighth overall and securing the last of three available berths for Group A and B at the European Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands.[8] MeanwhIle, one jumping rider was added to the Portuguese roster by finishing in the top two, outside the group selection, of the individual FEI Olympic Rankings for Groups B (South Western Europe).[9]


Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
    Individual N/A
See above Team N/A

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


Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank



Portugal entered one artistic gymnast into the Olympic competition. Rio 2016 Olympian Ana Filipa Martins booked a spot in the women's individual all-around and apparatus events, by finishing last out of the twenty gymnasts eligible for qualification at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.[10]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
Ana Filipa Martins All-around


Portuguese sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the 2018 Sailing World Championships, the class-associated Worlds, and the continental regattas.[11]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Men's 49er

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


Portuguese 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, European Championships or Games, and European Qualifying Tournament, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by May 31, 2020.[12]

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


Portugal sent one surfer to compete in the men's shortboard at the Games. Frederico Morais secured a qualification slot for his nation, as the highest-ranked surfer from Europe, at the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games in Miyazaki, Japan.[13]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Frederico Morais Men's shortboard


Portuguese 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)):[14][15]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Gabriel Lópes Men's 200 m individual medley
Alexis Santos
Diana Durães Women's 1500 m freestyle N/A
Tamila Holub N/A
Ana Monteiro Women's 200 m butterfly

Table tennisEdit

Portugal entered four athletes into the table tennis competition at the Games. The men's team secured a berth by advancing to the quarterfinal round of the 2020 World Olympic Qualification Event in Gondomar, permitting a maximum of two starters to compete in the men's singles tournament.[16] Meanwhile, Rio 2016 Olympian Fu Yu scored an outright semifinal victory to book one of three Olympic spots available in the women's singles at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus.[17]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
  Men's singles
Men's team N/A
Fu Yu Women's singles


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  4. ^ "Olympic quota places take shape after first day of slalom heats". International Canoe Federation. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  5. ^ "First round of Olympic canoe sprint quotas allocated". International Canoe Federation. 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Athletes' quotas for Road Cycling events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". UCI. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Portugal confirma presença olímpica no ciclismo de pista feminino" [Portugal confirms Olympic presence in women's track cycling] (in Portuguese). Portugal: Público. 4 March 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
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  9. ^ "Tokyo 2020 team and individual quota places confirmed by FEI". FEI. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2019: Day 2 - as it happened". Olympic Channel. 5 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  11. ^ "First phase of Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification concludes at Hempel Sailing World Championships". World Sailing. 11 August 2018. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Tokyo 2020. FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  16. ^ Marshall, Ian (24 January 2020). "2020 ITTF World Team Qualification Tournament: Day Three". ITTF. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  17. ^ "Timo Boll and Fu Yu clinch European Games titles". ITTF. 26 June 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2019.