Rwanda NOC President Valens Munyabagisha is confident more athletes from the country will qualify for Tokyo 2020 ©Facebook

The Rwanda National Olympic and Sports Committee (RNOSC) has vowed to increase support to its athletes who have not yet qualified for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games next year.

RNOSC President Valens Munyabagisha said the organisation was confident more Rwandan competitors would secure a place at the Games following the organisation's General Assembly in Kigali.

Marathon runners Félicien Muhitira and John Hakizimana are the among the Rwandan competitors to have so far earned a place at Tokyo 2020, pushed back to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Munyabagisha said it was actively helping James Sugira and Marthe Yankurije qualify in the 10,000 metres event.

The RNOSC held its General Assembly this weekend ©Facebook
The RNOSC held its General Assembly this weekend ©Facebook

Rwanda also has four pairs – two men's and two women's – in with a chance of sealing a berth in the Tokyo 2020 beach volleyball tournament.

"There are still athletes in the qualification race and we have to help them represent us well," Munyabagisha said, according to Rwandan daily newspaper The New Times.

"We are in talks with their [respective] federations in order to find means to give them all they need for competitions ahead."

Rwanda has sent athletes to every Summer Olympic Games since Los Angeles 1984, but the African nation is yet to win a medal.