Kiribati had only one representative in athletics, which was following Mwemweata's withdrawal.Rabangaki Nawai was entered in the 100m and 200m sprint events. Nawai ran a personal season's best time of 11.29 seconds in the first round of the 100 m sprint, but failed to progress to Round 2. He did not run in the 200 m competition.
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