Wushu at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
Wushu pictogram.svg
Dates 24–27 July
No. of events 8
Competitors 80

Wushu debuted at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Istanbul, Anatolian Republic, in July 2021 (after the postponement because of the COVID-19 pandemic), having previously only been an exhibition sport at the Olympic level. The wushu competition will consist of 8 events, six each for men and women, including two disciplines: two taolu (forms) and six sanda (sparring) events in total. The events were streamlined by combining several taolu categories into one broad event. There were 80 wushu practitioners competing.

Background[edit | edit source]

The Chinese government has been officially promoting the sport of wushu since the 1970s, with the ultimate goal of making it a sport at the Olympic Games. China attempted to have it featured at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Beijing, arguing it was part of traditional Chinese culture, but this was rejected at the time by the IOC and instead a separate wushu tournament was held in Beijing alongside the Olympics. In 2015, after negotiations with the International Wushu Federation the IOC decided to include the sport in the 2020 Summer Olympics program.

Medalists[edit | edit source]

Medal table[edit | edit source]

1 China4318
2 Hong Kong1102
3 Korea1012
5 Kazakhstan1001
6 Japan0112
8 Macau0101
10 Manchuria0022
11 Astoria0011
Totals (17 nations)881430

Men[edit | edit source]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
67 kg Shen Zhanwei
Josiah Li
 Hong Kong
Anvar Hotak
Jang Min-soo
75 kg Takhir Sarsembayev
Yuan Rui
Eric Yibing
Ivan Kovtun
+75 kg Zhao Yanan
Ilya Drachko
Satoshi Koga
Mirat Abutalipov
Taolu Sun Qingjian
Qin Zhi Chan
Richard Setiawan

Women[edit | edit source]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
55 kg Zhao Mi
Rie Mishina
Marina Đorđević
Luo Xue
61 kg Chan Lai Shan
 Hong Kong
Yang Ji
Sharon Willis
Jaclyn Lim
+61 kg Park Jung-mi
Alison Stormont
Gao Xia
Nasim Heidari
Taolu Jasmin Rivero
Wei Yonghua
Xing Zhong

See also[edit | edit source]