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Modern pentathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

This article details the qualifying phase for modern pentathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Thirty-six athletes per gender must qualify for the Games, with only a maximum of two each per NOC. Qualification methods are similarly applied to both men's and women's events.[1]

Host nation Japan has been guaranteed one quota place automatically, while two invitational positions are distributed by the UIPM once the rest of the qualifiers are announced and thereby decided.[1]

The initial distribution of berths to the athletes based on competition results occur between February and September 2019. One place will be handily awarded to the winner of the 2019 UIPM World Cup final. Twenty places are determined by the continental championships: one each from Africa and Oceania, five from Asia, eight from Europe, and five from the Americas with a maximum of one quota per NOC (two winners each from NORCECA and South America, and the highest-ranked from the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru).[1]

Three places have been reserved to the highest-ranked athletes at each of the 2019 and 2020 UIPM World Championships. The remaining six will be awarded based on the pentathlon's world rankings, unless a reallocation of unused berths have been invoked before the deadline.[1]

Men'sEdit

Individual athletes may qualify in any of the following methods, ensuring that an NOC may enter up to a maximum of two in each event. If more than two athletes are eligible to compete, a non-selected quota has been redistributed.

Event Date Venue Places Qualified athletes
Host nation 1   TBD (JPN)
2019 UIPM World Cup Final June 27–30, 2019   Tokyo[2] 1   Joe Choong (GBR)
African Championships February 23, 2019   Cairo 1   Sherif Nazeir (EGY)
2019 Pan American Games July 27–30, 2019   Lima 2   Charles Fernández (GUA)
  Lester Ders (CUB)
2   Esteban Bustos (CHI)
  Sergio Villamayor (ARG)
1   Amro El-Geziry (USA)
European Championships August 6–11, 2019   Bath 8   Jamie Cooke (GBR)
  Valentin Prades (FRA)
  Martin Vlach (CZE)
  Łukasz Gutkowski (POL)
  Bence Demeter (HUN)
  Justinas Kinderis (LTU)
  Alexander Lifanov (RUS)
  Patrick Dogue (GER)
2019 UIPM World Championships September 3–9, 2019   Budapest 2   Valentin Belaud (FRA)
  Jun Woong-tae (KOR)
Asia & Oceania Championships November 11–21, 2019   Kunming 5
1
2020 UIPM World Championships May 23–31, 2020   Xiamen 3
Pentathlon World Ranking June 1, 2020 7
Tripartite Invitation 2
Total 36

Women'sEdit

Individual athletes may qualify in any of the following methods, ensuring that an NOC may enter up to a maximum of two in each event. If more than two athletes are eligible to compete, a non-selected quota has been redistributed.

Event Date Venue Places Qualified athletes
Host nation 1   TBD (JPN)
2019 UIPM World Cup Final June 27–30, 2019   Tokyo[2] 1   Laura Asadauskaitė (LTU)
African Championships February 23, 2019   Cairo 1   Haydy Morsy (EGY)
2019 Pan American Games July 27–30, 2019   Lima 2   Mariana Arceo (MEX)
  Samantha Achterberg (USA)
2   Maria Ieda Guimarães (BRA)
  Marcela Cuaspud (ECU)
1   Leydi Moya (CUB)
European Championships August 6–11, 2019   Bath 8   Kate French (GBR)
  Iryna Prasiantsova (BLR)
  Annika Schleu (GER)
  Natalya Coyle (IRL)
  Gintarė Venčkauskaitė (LTU)
  Marie Oteiza (FRA)
  Adelina Ibatullina (RUS)
  Sarolta Kovács (HUN)
2019 UIPM World Championships September 3–9, 2019   Budapest 2   Volha Silkina (BLR)
  Elena Micheli (ITA)
Asia & Oceania Championships November 11–21, 2019   Kunming 5
1
2020 UIPM World Championships May 23–31, 2020   Xiamen 3
Pentathlon World Ranking June 1, 2020 7
Tripartite Invitation 2
Total 36

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Qualification System – Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Modern Pentathlon" (PDF). UIPM. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b Palmer, Dan (25 July 2017). "Tokyo to host 2019 UIPM World Cup Final as Olympic test event". Inside the Games. Retrieved 28 February 2019.