Switzerland at the 2020 Summer Olympics
|Switzerland at the|
2020 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Swiss Olympic Association|
|in Tokyo, Japan|
|Competitors||63 in 13 sports|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
Switzerland 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. Swiss athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games in the modern era, except for a partial boycott of the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne in protest at the Soviet invasion of Hungary.
- 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
||Women's 4 × 100 m relay|
Swiss canoeists qualified one boat for each of the following classes through the 2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in La Seu d'Urgell, Spain. The slalom canoeists were named to the Swiss team on November 11, 2019.
|Run 1||Rank||Run 2||Rank||Best||Rank||Time||Rank||Time||Rank|
|Thomas Koechlin||Men's C-1|
|Martin Dougoud||Men's K-1|
Switzerland entered a squad of five riders (four 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.
|Men's road race|
|Men's time trial|
|Men's road race|
|Men's time trial|
|Men's road race|
|Women's road race|
|Women's time trial|
Following the completion of the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Swiss riders accumulated spots in the men's team pursuit, omnium, and madison based on their country's results in the final UCI Olympic rankings.
||Men's team pursuit|
|Athlete||Event||Scratch Race||Tempo Race||Elimination Race||Points Race||Total points||Rank|
Switzerland entered one rider each to compete in the men's and women's cross-country race, respectively, by finishing in the elite top two at the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada.
Swiss equestrians qualified a full squad in the jumping competition by virtue of a top-six finish at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina, United States. A team of eventing riders was added to the Swiss equestrian roster by securing an outright berth, as the highest-ranked eligible nation, not yet qualified, in the 2019 Eventing Nations Cup overall rankings. MeanwhIle, one dressage rider was added to the Swiss roster by finishing in the top two, outside the group selection, of the individual FEI Olympic Rankings for Group B (South Western Europe).
|Athlete||Horse||Event||Grand Prix||Grand Prix Freestyle||Overall|
Qualification Legend: Q = Qualified for the final; q = Qualified for the final as a lucky loser
Swiss fencers qualified a full squad each in the men's team épée for the Games by finishing among the top four nations in the FIE Olympic Team Rankings.
|Athlete||Event||Round of 64||Round of 32||Round of 16||Quarterfinal||Semifinal||Final / BM|
||Men's team épée||N/A|
Switzerland fielded a full team of five artistic gymnasts (four men and one woman) into the Olympic competition. The men's squad claimed one of the remaining nine spots in the team all-around, while Rio 2016 vault bronze medalist Giulia Steingruber set her third straight trip to the Games, by finishing second out of twenty qualified gymnasts in the individual all-around and apparatus events at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.
Switzerland entered one karateka into the inaugural Olympic tournament. 2019 European Games bronze medalist Elena Quirici qualified directly for the women's kumite +61-kg category by finishing among the top four karateka at the end of the combined WKF Olympic Rankings.
|Athlete||Event||Round of 16||Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Repechage||Final / BM|
|Elena Quirici||Women's +61 kg|
Switzerland qualified three boats for each of the following rowing classes into the Olympic regatta, with the majority of crews confirming Olympic places for their boats at the 2019 FISA World Championships in Ottensheim, Austria.
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
Swiss sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the 2018 Sailing World Championships, the class-associated Worlds, and the continental regattas. Additionally, they received an unused berth from Oceania to send the women's 470 crew to the Games based on the results at the 2019 World Championships.
On June 2, 2020, the Swiss Sailing selected Rio 2016 windsurfer Mateo Sanz Lanz, along with skiff crew Lucien Cujean and Sébastien Schneiter, to compete at the Enoshima regatta. The women's 470 crew Linda Fahrni and Maja Siegenthaler was officially named to the Swiss sailing roster on April 1, 2021.
|Athlete||Event||Race||Net points||Final rank|
|Mateo Sanz Lanz||Men's RS:X|
|Women's Laser Radial||N/A|
M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race
Swiss 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.
|Women's 50 m rifle 3 positions|
|Women's 25 m pistol|
Switzerland entered one sport climber into the Olympic tournament. Petra Klingler qualified directly for the women's combined event, by advancing to the final and securing one of the seven provisional berths at the 2019 IFSC World Championships in Hachioji, Japan.
Swiss 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)):
|Jérémy Desplanches||200 m individual medley|
|400 m individual medley||N/A|
|Roman Mityukov||200 m backstroke|
|Noè Ponti||100 m butterfly|
|200 m butterfly|
||4 × 200 m freestyle relay||N/A|
|Lisa Mamie||100 m breaststroke|
|200 m breaststroke|
|Maria Ugolkova||200 m individual medley|
|4 × 100 m medley relay||N/A|
- 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|
|Stefan Reichmuth||−86 kg|
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