Fencing at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

This article details the qualifying phase for fencing at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Qualification will be primarily based on the Fédération Internationale d'Escrime (FIE) Official Ranking, with further individual places available at four zonal qualifying tournaments.

For the team events, 8 teams will qualify in each event. Each team must be composed of 3 fencers, with a fourth alternate. The top 4 ranked teams will qualify. The next-best ranked team from each zone (Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Oceania) will also qualify as long as it is ranked in the top 16. If a zone does not have any team ranked between fifth and sixteenth, the best-placed nation not already qualified will be selected regardless of zone.[1]

For individual events the 3 fencers from the team event will qualify for individual competition automatically. 6 more places will be awarded based on the rankings (ignoring fencers from countries with team qualifications, and considering only the top fencer from each country): the top 2 fencers from each of Europe and Asia-Oceania, and the top 1 fencer from Africa and the Americas. 4 more places (1 per zone) will be awarded through zone qualifying tournaments; only countries without a qualified fencer in an event will be eligible to participate in these zone qualifying tournaments.[1]

The host country will be awarded a minimum of 8 quota spots. Unused spots will be awarded to other countries through the FIE universality quota and the Tripartite Commission.[1]

TimelineEdit

Event Date Venue
FIE Official Ranking cut-off April 5, 2021
Zonal Qualifier – Asia & Oceania April 15-30, 2021   Seoul
Zonal Qualifier – Africa   Cairo
Zonal Qualifier – America   Panama City
Zonal Qualifier – Europe   Madrid

Qualification summaryEdit

Nation Men Women Total
Individual Team Individual Team
Épée Foil Sabre Épée Foil Sabre Épée Foil Sabre Épée Foil Sabre
  Japan 8+
TBD 34 34 34 8 8 8 34 34 34 8 8 8 204
Total: TBD NOCs 34 34 34 8 8 8 34 34 34 8 8 8 212

Men's eventsEdit

Individual épéeEdit

Standard Places Qualified fencer
Members of qualifying teams 24
Top 2 individual AOR: Asia & Oceania 2
Top individual AOR: Africa 1
Top individual AOR: America 1
Top 2 individual AOR: Europe 2
Zonal tournament: Asia & Oceania 1
Zonal tournament: Africa 1
Zonal tournament: America 1
Zonal tournament: Europe 1
Total 34

Team épéeEdit

Standard Places Qualified teams
Top four in FIE Official Team Ranking 4
Top team from Asia & Oceania in positions 5–16 1
Top team from Africa in positions 5–16 1
Top team from America in positions 5–16 1
Top team from Europe in positions 5–16 1
Total 8

Individual foilEdit

Standard Places Qualified fencer
Members of qualifying teams 24   TBD (USA)
  TBD (USA)
  TBD (USA)
  TBD (FRA)
  TBD (FRA)
  TBD (FRA)
  TBD (ITA)
  TBD (ITA)
  TBD (ITA)
  TBD (RUS)
  TBD (RUS)
  TBD (RUS)
  TBD (HKG)
  TBD (HKG)
  TBD (HKG)
  TBD (EGY)
  TBD (EGY)
  TBD (EGY)
  TBD (CAN)
  TBD (CAN)
  TBD (CAN)
  TBD (GER)
  TBD (GER)
  TBD (GER)
Top 2 individual AOR: Asia & Oceania 2
Top individual AOR: Africa 1
Top individual AOR: America 1
Top 2 individual AOR: Europe 2
Zonal tournament: Asia & Oceania 1
Zonal tournament: Africa 1
Zonal tournament: America 1
Zonal tournament: Europe 1
Total 34

Team foilEdit

Standard Places Qualified teams
Top four in FIE Official Team Ranking 4   United States
  France
  Italy
  Russia
Top team from Asia & Oceania in positions 5–16 1   Hong Kong
Top team from Africa in positions 5–16 1   Egypt
Top team from America in positions 5–16 1   Canada
Top team from Europe in positions 5–16 1   Germany
Total 8

Individual sabreEdit

Standard Places Qualified fencer
Members of qualifying teams 24
Top 2 individual AOR: Asia & Oceania 2
Top individual AOR: Africa 1
Top individual AOR: America 1
Top 2 individual AOR: Europe 2
Zonal tournament: Asia & Oceania 1
Zonal tournament: Africa 1
Zonal tournament: America 1
Zonal tournament: Europe 1
Total 34

Team sabreEdit

Standard Places Qualified teams
Top four in FIE Official Team Ranking 4
Top team from Asia & Oceania in positions 5–16 1
Top team from Africa in positions 5–16 1
Top team from America in positions 5–16 1
Top team from Europe in positions 5–16 1
Total 8

Women's eventsEdit

Individual épéeEdit

Standard Places Qualified fencer
Members of qualifying teams 24
Top 2 individual AOR: Asia & Oceania 2
Top individual AOR: Africa 1
Top individual AOR: America 1
Top 2 individual AOR: Europe 2
Zonal tournament: Asia & Oceania 1
Zonal tournament: Africa 1
Zonal tournament: America 1
Zonal tournament: Europe 1
Total 34

Team épéeEdit

Standard Places Qualified teams
Top four in FIE Official Team Ranking 4
Top team from Asia & Oceania in positions 5–16 1
Top team from Africa in positions 5–16 1
Top team from America in positions 5–16 1
Top team from Europe in positions 5–16 1
Re-allocation of unused team quota 1
Total 8

Individual foilEdit

Standard Places Qualified fencer
Members of qualifying teams 24   TBD (RUS)
  TBD (RUS)
  TBD (RUS)
  TBD (ITA)
  TBD (ITA)
  TBD (ITA)
  TBD (FRA)
  TBD (FRA)
  TBD (FRA)
  TBD (USA)
  TBD (USA)
  TBD (USA)
  TBD (JPN)
  TBD (JPN)
  TBD (JPN)
  TBD (EGY)
  TBD (EGY)
  TBD (EGY)
  TBD (CAN)
  TBD (CAN)
  TBD (CAN)
  TBD (HUN)
  TBD (HUN)
  TBD (HUN)
Top 2 individual AOR: Asia & Oceania 2
Top individual AOR: Africa 1
Top individual AOR: America 1
Top 2 individual AOR: Europe 2
Zonal tournament: Asia & Oceania 1
Zonal tournament: Africa 1
Zonal tournament: America 1
Zonal tournament: Europe 1
Total 34

Team foilEdit

Standard Places Qualified teams
Top four in FIE Official Team Ranking 4   Russia
  Italy
  France
  United States
Top team from Asia & Oceania in positions 5–16 1   Japan
Top team from Africa in positions 5–16 1   Egypt
Top team from America in positions 5–16 1   Canada
Top team from Europe in positions 5–16 1   Hungary
Total 8

Individual sabreEdit

Standard Places Qualified fencer
Members of qualifying teams 24
Top 2 individual AOR: Asia & Oceania 2
Top individual AOR: Africa 1
Top individual AOR: America 1
Top 2 individual AOR: Europe 2
Zonal tournament: Asia & Oceania 1
Zonal tournament: Africa 1
Zonal tournament: America 1
Zonal tournament: Europe 1
Total 34

Team sabreEdit

Standard Places Qualified teams
Top four in FIE Official Team Ranking 4
Top team from Asia & Oceania in positions 5–16 1
Top team from Africa in positions 5–16 1
Top team from America in positions 5–16 1
Top team from Europe in positions 5–16 1
Total 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Qualification System – Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Fencing" (PDF). FIE. Retrieved 26 December 2018.