Luxembourg at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Luxembourg.svg
IOC codeLUX
NOCLuxembourg Olympic and Sporting Committee
Websitewww.teamletzebuerg.lu (in French)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors12 in 7 sports
Flag bearers (opening)Christine Majerus
Raphaël Stacchiotti
Flag bearer (closing)Bob Bertemes
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Luxembourg competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games were postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] Since the nation's official debut in 1900, Luxembourg athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, with the exception of the 1904 and 1908 Summer Olympics, and the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles at the period of the worldwide Great Depression.

Competitors

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

Sport Men Women Total
Archery 1 0 1
Athletics 2 0 2
Cycling 2 1 3
Equestrian 1 0 1
Swimming 1 1 2
Table tennis 0 2 2
Triathlon 1 0 1
Total 8 4 12

Archery

Main articles: Archery at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Archery at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Luxembourg archers booked Olympic places in the men’s individual recurve based on the world ranking.

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
Jeff Henckels Men's individual 646 55  Gazoz (TUR)
L 0-6
Did not advance

Athletics

Main articles: Athletics at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Athletics at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Luxembourgian 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]

Key
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Charles Grethen Men's 1500 m 3:41.90 6 Q 3:32.86 NR 6 q 3:36.80 12
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Bob Bertemes Men's shot put 20.16 21 Did not advance

Cycling

Main articles: Cycling at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Cycling at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Road

Luxembourg entered a squad of three riders (two men and one woman) 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.[4]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Kevin Geniets Men's road race 6:15:38 37
Michel Ries 6:21:46 73
Christine Majerus Women's road race 3:55:13 20
Women's time trial 34:34.13 21

Equestrian

Main articles: Equestrian at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Equestrian at the 2020 Summer Olympics - Qualification

Luxembourg entered one dressage rider into the Olympic equestrian competition, by finishing in the top two, outside the group selection, of the individual FEI Olympic Rankings for Group B (South Western Europe), marking the country's debut in the sport.[5]

Dressage

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
Nicolas Wagner Quater Back Junior Individual 70.512 25 Did not advance

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

Swimming

Main articles: Swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Luxembourgian 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)):[6][7]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Raphaël Stacchiotti Men's 200 m individual medley 2:03.17 42 Did not advance
Julie Meynen Women's 50 m freestyle 25.36 =25 Did not advance
Women's 100 m freestyle 55.69 32 Did not advance

Table tennis

Main articles: Table tennis at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Table tennis at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Luxembourg entered two athletes into the table tennis competition at the Games. Going to her sixth straight Olympics, Ni Xialian secured one of three available spots in the women's singles with a bronze medal victory at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus.[8] Meanwhile, Sarah de Nutte was automatically selected among the top ten table tennis players vying for qualification to join Ni Xialian in the same event based on the ITTF Olympic Rankings of June 1, 2021.[9]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Sarah de Nutte Women's singles Bye  Trifonova (BUL)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Ni Xialian Bye  Shin (KOR)
L 3–4
Did not advance

Triathlon

Main articles: Triathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Triathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Luxembourg qualified a single triathlete via the Individual World Rankings, signifying the nation's Olympic return to the sport for the first time since Beijing 2008.

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) T1 Bike (40 km) T2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Stefan Zachäus Men's 17:56 0:39 56:29 0:32 36:45 1:52:21 44

References

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. 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. ^ "Tokyo 2020 team and individual quota places confirmed by FEI". FEI. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  6. ^ "FINA – Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Qualification". FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Tokyo 2020. FINA. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Timo Boll and Fu Yu clinch European Games titles". ITTF. 26 June 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Singles and Mixed Doubles contenders confirmed for Tokyo". International Table Tennis Federation. 7 June 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2021.