Belize at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Belize 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] It was the nation's thirteenth appearance at the Olympics, although it previously appeared in two early editions under the name "British Honduras" (1968 in Mexico City, and 1972 in Munich).

Belize at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Belize.svg
NOCBelize Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors3 in 2 sports
Flag bearer (opening)Samantha Dirks
Shaun Gill
Flag bearer (closing)Amado Cruz
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)



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

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


Belize received the universality slots from the World Athletics to send two athletes (one per gender) 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 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Shaun Gill Men's 100 m 10:88 5 Did not advance
Samantha Dirks Women's 400 m N/A 54.16 SB 7 Did not advance



Belize received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a canoeist in the men's K-1 1000 m to the Olympics, signifying the country's debut in the sport.[3]

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Amado Cruz Men's K-1 200 m 39.645 5 39.333 5 Did not advance
Men's K-1 1000 m 4:13.080 5 4:15.262 6 Did not advance

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

See also



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