There will be five Nepalese athletes at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
A. Shah Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
The 32nd Summer Olympics will be contested in Tokyo, Japan from July 23 to August 8. Five Nepalese competitors will compete in a total of four events.
Several events, including swimming, judo, and shooting, will feature Nepali athletes. As for the sports, Saraswati Chaudhary will be competing in athletics, Kalpana Pariyar in shooting, Soniya Bhatta in judo, and Gaurika Singh and Alex Shah in swimming.
The 100-meter dash qualifies for the ‘universality’ quota, which Chaudhary will be competing for. The race is scheduled for July 30, and she plans to participate.
Pariyar, likewise, plans to take part in the 10-meter air rifle competition. She qualified for the Tokyo 2020 games using a ‘wild card’. This gathering will take place on July 24. If she makes it beyond the preliminary round, she’ll be able to compete in the main event later that day.
Soniya Bhatta, too, is competing in Judo.
Through the wild card programme, she is also competing in the Olympics. The International Judo Federation has decided to include Soniya in the Olympics due to her senior status in the sport. This judoka, 19, will be competing in the 48-kg division. Her game is scheduled for July 24.
Alex Shah, Gaurika Singh, and the rest of the gang are all in on the swimming action as well. Both athletes qualified for the Olympics through the automatic qualification process.
Alex, a national swimmer, will compete in the men’s 100-meter freestyle for Nepal. On July 27 and 28, he will take part in two preliminary rounds of the men’s 100-meter freestyle.
A successful hit round on the 28th will advance him to the final round on the 29th.
And on the 28th of July, Gaurika will be competing in the hit round of the women’s 100-meter freestyle.
As a whole, Nepal has Struggled to Achieve Notable Results at the Olympics.
Only in terms of turnout has it been challenged. In the Olympic history of Nepal up to the 14th series, no medals have been won.
At the 18th Olympiad in Tokyo in 1964, Nepal first participated. Eighty-five athletes had competed so far for their country in the sports mega meet, but none had brought home any sort of recognised award.
On the other hand, Taekwondo’s Deepak Bista and Sangeena Baidhya have made it through to the finals.
Athletics, boxing, swimming, taekwondo, weight lifting, shooting, judo, and archery are just some of the activities in which Nepal has competed so far. Since 1964, Nepal has regularly competed in sports.
Nepal’s goal at these Olympic Games is improvement, not gold.
The Nepalese athletics team will depart for Tokyo on July 24; the swimming, shooting, and judo teams have already arrived in Japan to compete in a big international competition.