Russian athletes at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Russia was expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, now postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] It would have been the country's seventh consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics as an independent nation. However, on 9 December 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned Russia from all international sport for four years, after it was found that data provided by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency had been manipulated by Russian authorities with a goal of protecting athletes involved in its state-sponsored doping scheme. As at the 2018 Winter Olympics, WADA will allow individual cleared Russian athletes to compete neutrally under a title to be determined (which may not include the name "Russia", unlike the use of "Olympic Athletes from Russia" in 2018).[2] Russia later filed an appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the WADA decision.[3]

Independent Olympic Participants at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Olympic flag.svg
IOC codeIOP
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors171 in 18 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)
 Unified Team (1992)
 Russia (1994–2016)
 Olympic Athletes from Russia (2018)

ArcheryEdit

Three Russian archers qualified for the women's events by reaching the quarterfinal stage of the women's team recurve at the 2019 World Archery Championships in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.[4]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
  Women's individual
 
 
 
 
 
Women's team N/A

Artistic swimmingEdit

Russia fielded a squad of eight artistic swimmers to compete in the women's duet and team events, by winning the 2019 LEN European Champions Cup.[5]

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
 
 
Duet
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Team N/A

BasketballEdit

Summary
Team Event Group stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Russia men's 3×3 Men's 3×3 tournament





Russia women's 3×3 Women's 3×3 tournament





3×3 basketballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Russia men's national 3x3 team qualified directly for the Olympics by securing an outright berth, as one of the three highest-ranked squads, in the men's category of the FIBA rankings.[6]

Team roster
  • Men's team event – 1 team of 4 players

Women's tournamentEdit

Russia women's national 3x3 team qualified directly for the Olympics by securing an outright berth, as one of the four highest-ranked squads, in the women's category of the FIBA rankings.[6]

Team roster
  • Women's team event – 1 team of 4 players

BoxingEdit

Russia entered one male boxer into the Olympic tournament. Albert Batyrgaziev scored a round-of-16 victory to secure a spot in the men's featherweight division at the 2020 European Qualification Tournament in London, United Kingdom.[7]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Albert Batyrgaziev Men's featherweight

CanoeingEdit

SlalomEdit

Russian canoeists qualified one boat for each of the following classes through the 2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in La Seu d'Urgell, Spain.[8]

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

SprintEdit

Russian canoeists qualified five boats in each of the following distances for the Games through the 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Szeged, Hungary.[9]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
 
 
C-2 1000 m
K-1 1000 m
 
 
 
 
K-4 500 m N/A
Women
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
C-1 200 m
 
 
 
 
K-4 500 m N/A

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

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Russia entered a squad of four riders (three men and one woman) to compete in their respective Olympic road races, by virtue of their top 50 national finish (for men) and her top 100 individual finish (for women) in the UCI World Ranking.[10]

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

TrackEdit

Following the completion of the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Russian riders accumulated spots for both men and women in team sprint, as well as the women's omnium and madison, based on their country's results in the final UCI Olympic rankings. As a result of their place in the men's and women's team sprint, Russia won its right to enter two riders in both men's and women's sprint and men's and women's keirin.

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
  Men's sprint  
 
   
 
  Women's sprint  
 
   
 
Team sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
 
 
 
Men's team sprint  
 
 
 
Women's team sprint  
 

Qualification legend: FA=Gold medal final; FB=Bronze medal final

Keirin
Athlete Event 1st Round Repechage 2nd Round 3rd Round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank
  Men's keirin
 
  Women's keirin
 
Omnium
Athlete Event Scratch Race Tempo Race Elimination Race Points Race Total points Rank
Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points
Women's omnium
Madison
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
 
 
Women's madison

DivingEdit

Russian divers qualified for five individual spots and a synchronized team at the Olympics through the 2019 FINA World Championships and the 2019 European Championships.

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
  3 m springboard
 
  10 m platform
 
 
 
10 m synchronized platform N/A
Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
  3 m springboard

EquestrianEdit

Russia fielded a squad of three equestrian riders into the Olympic team dressage competition by securing an outright berth as the top-ranked nation at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI)-designated Olympic qualifier for Group C (Central and Eastern Europe) in Moscow.[11] Meanwhile, two eventing spots were awarded to the Russian equestrians based on the results in the individual FEI Olympic rankings for Group C (Central and Eastern Europe).[12]

DressageEdit

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

EventingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
    Individual
   

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Russia fielded a full squad of four gymnasts each in both the men's and women's artistic gymnastics events by virtue of a top three finish in the team all-around at the 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Doha, Qatar.[13][14]

Men
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
  Team N/A
 
 
 
Total
Women
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
  Team N/A
 
 
 
Total


RhythmicEdit

Russia qualified a squad of rhythmic gymnasts for the group all-around by virtue of a top-three finish at the 2018 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.[15] Two more rhythmic gymnasts were added to the roster by finishing in the top sixteen of the individual all-around at the 2019 World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.[16]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
  Individual
 
Athletes Event Qualification Final
5 apps 3+2 apps Total Rank 5 apps. 3+2 apps Total Rank
 
 
 
 
 
Group

TrampolineEdit

Russia qualified one gymnast each for the men's and women's trampoline by finishing in the top eight, respectively, at the 2019 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan.[17]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Men's
Women's

Modern pentathlonEdit

Russian athletes qualified for the following spots in the modern pentathlon at the Games. Alexander Lifanov and Adelina Ibatullina confirmed places each in the men's and women's event, respectively, with the former and the latter finishing seventh among those eligible for Olympic qualification at the 2019 European Championships in Bath, England.[18][19]

Athlete Event Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(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
Alexander Lifanov Men's
Adelina Ibatullina Women's

SailingEdit

Russian sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the 2018 Sailing World Championships, the class-associated Worlds, and the continental regattas.[20][21]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Men's RS:X
Men's Laser N/A
 
 
Men's 470 N/A
Women's RS:X
Women's Laser Radial N/A

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

ShootingEdit

Russian 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.[22]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
  10 m air rifle
 
  10 m air pistol
  25 m rapid fire pistol
 
  Trap
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
10 m air rifle
  50 m rifle 3 positions
 
25 m pistol
  Trap
Skeet
Mixed
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
 
 
10 m air rifle team
 
 
10 m air pistol team
 
 
Trap team

Sport climbingEdit

Russia entered three sport climbers into the Olympic tournament. Yulia Kaplina qualified directly for the women's combined event, by finishing in the top six of those eligible for qualification at the 2019 IFSC World Olympic Qualifying Event in Toulouse, France.[23] Meanwhile, Viktoria Meshkova and Alexey Rubtsov completed the Russian sport climbing roster for the rescheduled Games, by winning the gold medal and securing an outright berth at the 2020 IFSC European Championships in Moscow.[24]

Athlete Event Qualification Total Final Total
Speed Lead Bouldering Speed Lead Bouldering
Time Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Time Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Alexey Rubtsov Men's
Yulia Kaplina Women's
Viktoria Meshkova

SwimmingEdit

Russian 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)):[25][26] To assure their selection to the Olympic team, swimmers must finish in the top two of each individual event with the federation's corresponding standard slightly faster than the FINA A-cut at the Russian Championships & Olympic Trials (April 3 to 9) in Kazan.

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
 
 
 
 
4 × 100 m freestyle relay N/A
 
 
 
 
4 × 200 m freestyle relay N/A
 
 
 
 
4 × 100 m medley relay N/A
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
 
 
 
 
4 × 100 m freestyle relay N/A
 
 
 
 
4 × 200 m freestyle relay N/A
 
 
 
 
4 × 100 m medley relay N/A
Mixed
Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
 
 
 
 
4 × 100 m medley relay

TaekwondoEdit

Russia entered four athletes into the taekwondo competition at the Games. Mikhail Artamonov (men's 58 kg), Maksim Khramtsov (men's 80 kg), defending world champion Vladislav Larin (men's +80 kg), and Tatiana Kudashova (women's 57 kg) qualified directly for their respective weight classes by finishing among the top five taekwondo practitioners at the end of the WT Olympic Rankings.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mikhail Artamonov Men's −58 kg
Maksim Khramtsov Men's −80 kg
Vladislav Larin Men's +80 kg
Tatiana Kudashova Women's −57 kg

VolleyballEdit

BeachEdit

Russia men's beach volleyball pair qualified for the Olympics by winning the gold medal and securing an outright berth at the 2019 FIVB World Championships in Hamburg, Germany.[27]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
 
 
Men's  
 
 
 

IndoorEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Russia men's volleyball team qualified for the Olympics by securing an outright berth as the highest-ranked nation for pool E at the Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournament in Saint Petersburg.[28]

Team roster
  • Men's team event – 1 team of 12 players
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1   Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2   United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   Tunisia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Updated to match(es) played on 31 January 2020. Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers


24 July 2021 (2021-07-24)
14:20
v
Russia   v   Argentina Ariake Arena, Tokyo


26 July 2021 (2021-07-26)
11:05
v
United States   v   Russia Ariake Arena, Tokyo


28 July 2021 (2021-07-28)
21:45
v
Brazil   v   Russia Ariake Arena, Tokyo


30 July 2021 (2021-07-30)
21:45
v
Russia   v   France Ariake Arena, Tokyo


1 August 2021 (2021-08-01)
14:20
v
Russia   v   Tunisia Ariake Arena, Tokyo

Women's tournamentEdit

Russia women's volleyball team qualified for the Olympics by securing an outright berth as the highest-ranked nation for pool E at the Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournament in Kaliningrad.[29]

Team roster
  • Women's team event – 1 team of 12 players
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1   China 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2   United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   Turkey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers


25 July 2021 (2021-07-25)
09:00
v
Russia   v   Italy Ariake Arena, Tokyo


27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
09:00
v
Russia   v   Argentina Ariake Arena, Tokyo


29 July 2021 (2021-07-29)
16:25
v
China   v   Russia Ariake Arena, Tokyo


31 July 2021 (2021-07-31)
11:05
v
United States   v   Russia Ariake Arena, Tokyo


2 August 2021 (2021-08-02)
14:20
v
Russia   v   Turkey Ariake Arena, Tokyo

Water poloEdit

Women's tournamentEdit

Russia women's national water polo team qualified for the Olympics by advancing to the final match and securing an outright berth at the 2020 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary.[30]

Team roster
  • Women's team event – 1 team of 12 players (initially the IOC approved teams of only 11 players, but they agreed FINA on expanding them up to 12 players in November 2019)

WrestlingEdit

Russia qualified nine wrestlers for each of the following classes into the Olympic competition; all of whom finished among the top six to book Olympic spots in the men's freestyle (all classes except 125 kg), men's Greco-Roman (60, 67 and 97 kg), and women's freestyle 50 kg at the 2019 World Championships.[31]

Key:

  • VT (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by fall.
  • VB (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by injury (VF for forfeit, VA for withdrawal or disqualification)
  • PP (ranking points: 3–1 or 1–3) – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO (ranking points: 3–0 or 0–3) – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST (ranking points: 4–0 or 0–4) – Great superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
  • SP (ranking points: 4–1 or 1–4) – Technical superiority – the loser with technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Zaur Uguev −57 kg
Gadzhimurad Rashidov −65 kg
Zaurbek Sidakov −74 kg
Artur Naifonov −86 kg
Abdulrashid Sadulaev −97 kg
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Sergey Emelin −60 kg
Artem Surkov −67 kg
Musa Evloev −97 kg
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ekaterina Poleshchuk −50 kg

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