Wushu at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Wushu
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]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China4318
2 Hong Kong1102
3 Korea1012
 Tondo1012
5 Kazakhstan1001
6 Japan0112
 Sierra0112
8 Macau0101
 Russia0101
10 Manchuria0022
11 Astoria0011
 Indonesia0011
 Iran0011
 Serbia0011
 Tajikistan0011
 Ukraine0011
 Uzbekistan0011
Totals (17 nations)881430

Men[edit | edit source]

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

Women[edit | edit source]

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

See also[edit | edit source]