São Tomé and Príncipe at the 2020 Summer Olympics

São Tomé and Príncipe 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 seventh consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics.

São Tomé and Príncipe at the
2020 Summer Olympics
NOCComité Olímpico de São Tomé e Príncipe
in Tokyo, Japan
July 23, 2021 (2021-07-23) – August 8, 2021 (2021-08-08)
Competitors3 in 2 sports
Flag bearers (opening)D'Jamila Tavares
Buly Da Conceição Triste
Flag bearer (closing)N/A
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Competitors edit

The following is the list of number of competitors in the Games.

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 0 1 1
Canoeing 2 0 2
Total 2 1 3

Athletics edit

São Tomé and Príncipe received a universality slot from the World Athletics to send a female track and field athlete to the Olympics.[2]

  • 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
D'Jamila Tavares Women's 800 m 2:16.72 PB 8 Did not advance

Canoeing edit

Sprint edit

São Tomé and Príncipe qualified a single boat (men's C-2 1000 m) for the Games by winning the gold medal at the 2019 African Games in Rabat, Morocco.[3]

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Roque Ramos Men's C-1 1000 m 5:00.977 7 QF 5:10.506 8 Did not advance
Buly Triste 4:57.659 6 QF 4:55.527 7 Did not advance
Roque Ramos
Buly Triste
Men's C-2 1000 m 4:34.880 7 QF 4:44.055 5 FB Bye 4:12.075 14

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

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. ^ "Road to Olympic Games 2020". World Athletics. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  3. ^ "African Olympic sprint quotas announced". International Canoe Federation. 6 September 2019. Retrieved 6 September 2019.