South Africa at the 2020 Summer Olympics

South Africa is scheduled to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo from 24 July to 9 August 2020. It will be the nation's eighth consecutive appearance at the Games in the post-apartheid era, and twentieth overall in Summer Olympic history.

South Africa at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of South Africa.svg
IOC codeRSA
NOCSouth African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sascoc.co.za
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors82 in 11 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Artistic swimmingEdit

South Africa fielded a squad of two artistic swimmers to compete in the women's duet event, by securing a berth as the highest-ranked pair, not yet qualified, from Africa at the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, marking the country's return to the sport for the first time since Barcelona 1992.

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

AthleticsEdit

South African 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):[1][2]

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
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
 
 
 
 
Men's 4 × 100 m relay

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

South Africa entered a squad of five riders (three men and two women) to compete in their respective Olympic road races, by virtue of their top 50 national finish (for men) and top 22 (for women) in the UCI World Ranking.[3]

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

Mountain bikingEdit

South Africa entered one rider each to compete in both men's and women's cross-country race, respectively, by virtue of their best individual ranking at the 2019 African Championships.

Athlete Event Time Rank
Men's cross-country
Women's cross-country

DivingEdit

South Africa sent one diver into the Olympic competition by winning the gold medal in the women's springboard at the 2019 African Qualifying Meet in Durban.

Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Micaela Bouter Women's 3 m springboard

EquestrianEdit

South Africa entered two riders into the Olympic equestrian competition by the following results: a top two finish each, outside the group selection, of the individual FEI Olympic Rankings for Group F (Africa and Middle East) in both dressage and eventing, respectively.

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

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

Field hockeyEdit

Summary

Key:

Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
South Africa men's Men's tournament
South Africa women's Women's tournament

Men's tournamentEdit

South Africa men's field hockey team qualified for the Olympics by winning the 2019 Men's African Olympic Qualifier in Stellenbosch.[4]

Team roster
  • Men's team event – 1 team of 16 players
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2   Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Great Britain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 25 July 2020. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) matches won; 3) goal difference; 4) goals for; 5) head-to-head result; 6) field goals scored.
25 July 2020 (2020-07-25)
18:30
Great Britain   v   South Africa

26 July 2020 (2020-07-26)
21:15
South Africa   v   Netherlands

28 July 2020 (2020-07-28)
18:30
Belgium   v   South Africa

30 July 2020 (2020-07-30)
11:45
South Africa   v   Germany

31 July 2020 (2020-07-31)
12:15
Canada   v   South Africa

Women's tournamentEdit

South Africa women's field hockey team qualified for the Olympics by winning the 2019 Women's African Olympic Qualifier in Stellenbosch.[4]

Team roster
  • Women's team event – 1 team of 16 players
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2   Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Great Britain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   India 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 25 July 2020. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) matches won; 3) goal difference; 4) goals for; 5) head-to-head result; 6) field goals scored.
25 July 2020 (2020-07-25)
21:15
Ireland   v   South Africa

27 July 2020 (2020-07-27)
18:30
South Africa   v   Great Britain

29 July 2020 (2020-07-29)
09:30
Netherlands   v   South Africa

31 July 2020 (2020-07-31)
09:30
South Africa   v   Germany

1 August 2020 (2020-08-01)
12:15
India   v   South Africa

FootballEdit

Summary

Key:

Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
South Africa men's Men's tournament

Men's tournamentEdit

South Africa men's football team qualified for the Games by winning the bronze medal and securing the last of three available berths of the 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations.[5]

Team roster
  • Men's team event – 1 team of 18 players

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

South Africa entered one artistic gymnast into the Olympic competition. Caitlin Rooskrantz received a spare berth from the women's apparatus events, as one of the twelve highest-ranked gymnasts, neither part of the team nor qualified directly through the all-around, at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Caitlin Rooskrantz All-around

RowingEdit

South Africa qualified one boat in the men's pair by finishing third in the B-final and securing ninth out of eleven berths available at the 2019 FISA World Championships in Ottensheim, Austria.[6]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
 
 
Men's pair

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

Rugby sevensEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

The South Africa national rugby sevens team qualified by advancing to the quarterfinals in the 2019 London Sevens, securing a top four spot in the 2018–19 World Rugby Sevens Series.[7]

Team roster
  • Men's team event – 1 team of 12 players

SurfingEdit

South Africa sent two surfers (one per gender) to compete in their respective shortboard races at the Games. Bianca Buitendag secured a qualification slot for her nation in the women's shortboard as the highest-ranked and last remaining surfer from Africa at the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games in Miyazaki, Japan.[8] On the men's side, Jordy Smith finished within the top ten of those eligible for qualification in the World Surf League rankings to join Buitendag on the South African roster for Tokyo 2020.[9]

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
Jordy Smith Men's shortboard
Bianca Buitendag Women's shortboard

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  2. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Athletes' quotas for Road Cycling events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". UCI. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Tokyo beckons as South Africa's continental success continues". International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Egypt conquer Africa to head up Olympic trio". FIFA. 22 November 2019. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  6. ^ "B-finals take on new meaning when Tokyo 2020 spots are available". International Rowing Federation. 31 August 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Blitzboks struggle in London, but qualify for Tokyo 2020". Springbok Sevens. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  8. ^ "World's Top Women Approach Gold Medals, Capture Olympic Qualification in Miyazaki". International Surfing Association. 9 September 2019. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Congrats Jordy Smith!". World Surf League. 7 October 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2019.