Taekwondo at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

This article details the qualifying phase for taekwondo at the 2020 Summer Olympics. The competition at these Games will comprise a total of 128 taekwondo fighters coming from their respective NOCs. Each NOC is allowed to enter up to one competitor per event, resulting in a maximum of eight competitors, four of each gender.

Five quota places will be awarded to the top-ranked practitioners in each of the eight weight classes (four per gender) through the World Taekwondo (WT) Olympic rankings, while the highest-ranked practitioner of each weight category on merit points standing will grant one quota place each for their respective NOC through the WT Grand Slam Champions Series. If an NOC has qualified a minimum of two male and a minimum of two female athletes through ranking, it cannot participate in the respective Continental Qualification Tournament, unless it relinquishes the places obtained through ranking.[1]

Four places have been reserved to the host nation Japan, and another four have been invited by the Tripartite Commission. The remaining 120 places are allocated through a qualification process in which athletes have won quota place for their respective NOC. 48 taekwondo fighters, 24 in each gender and the top 6 in each weight category, are eligible to compete through the WT Olympic rankings, while the rest through the five Continental Qualification Tournaments.[1]

If an NOC having qualified through a Qualification Tournament relinquishes a quota place, it would be allocated to the nation of the next highest placed athlete in the respective weight category of that tournament as long as the addition of the place does not exceed the maximum quota for that nation.[1]

TimelineEdit

Event Date Venue
WT Olympic Rankings December 7, 2019
WT Grand Slam Series Rankings December 20, 2019
African Qualification Tournament February 22–23, 2020   Rabat
Oceania Qualification Tournament February 29, 2020   Gold Coast
Pan American Qualification Tournament March 11–12, 2020   Heredia
Asian Qualification Tournament TBA   Amman[note 1]
European Qualification Tournament   Moscow[note 2]

Qualification summaryEdit

NOC Men Women Total
−58 kg −68 kg −80 kg +80 kg −49 kg −57 kg −67 kg +67 kg
  Argentina X 1
  Australia X X X X 4
  Azerbaijan X 1
  Belgium X 1
  Brazil X X X 3
  Canada X 1
  Chile X 1
  China X X X X X 5
  Colombia X X 2
  Croatia X X X 3
  Cuba X 1
  Dominican Republic X X X 3
  Egypt X X X X 4
  Ethiopia X 1
  Gabon X 1
  Germany X 1
  Great Britain X X X X X 5
  Haiti X 1
  Iran X X 2
  Ireland X 1
  Italy X 1
  Ivory Coast X X X X 4
  Japan X X X X 4
  Kenya X 1
  Mali X 1
  Mexico X X 2
  Morocco X X X 3
  New Zealand X 1
  Niger X X 2
  Nigeria X 1
  Poland X 1
  Puerto Rico X 1
  Russia X X X X 4
  Serbia X X 2
  Slovenia X 1
  South Korea X X X X X X 6
  Spain X X X 3
  Thailand X 1
  Tonga X X 2
  Tunisia X 1
  Turkey X X X X 4
  United States X X 2
  Uzbekistan X 1
Total: 43 NOCs 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 128

Men's eventsEdit

Quota places are allocated to the respective NOC and not to competitor that achieved the place in the qualification event.

−58 kgEdit

Competition Places Qualified athletes
WT Olympic Rankings 6   Jang Jun (KOR)
  Vito Dell'Aquila (ITA)
  Jesús Tortosa (ESP)
  Armin Hadipour (IRI)
  Mikhail Artamonov (RUS)
  Jack Woolley (IRL)[note 3]
WT Grand Slam Series Rankings 0
African Qualification Tournament 2   Solomon Demse (ETH)
  Mohamed Khalil Jendoubi (TUN)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1   Safwan Khalil (AUS)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 2   Lucas Guzmán (ARG)
  Jefferson Ochoa (COL)
Asian Qualification Tournament 2
European Qualification Tournament 2
Invitational / Host Country 1   Sergio Suzuki (JPN)
Total 16

−68 kgEdit

Competition Places Qualified athletes
WT Olympic Rankings 6   Lee Dae-hoon (KOR)
  Bradly Sinden (GBR)
  Zhao Shuai (CHN)
  Javier Pérez (ESP)
  Jaouad Achab (BEL)
  Mirhashem Hosseini (IRI)[note 3]
WT Grand Slam Series Rankings 0
African Qualification Tournament 2   Abdelrahman Wael (EGY)
  Seydou Fofana (MLI)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1   Tom Burns (NZL)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 2   Edival Pontes (BRA)
  Bernardo Pié (DOM)
Asian Qualification Tournament 2
European Qualification Tournament 2
Invitational / Host Country 1   Ricardo Suzuki (JPN)
Total 16

−80 kgEdit

Competition Places Qualified athletes
WT Olympic Rankings 6   Maksim Khramtsov (RUS)
  Milad Beigi (AZE)
  Cheick Sallah Cissé (CIV)
  Nikita Rafalovich (UZB)
  Raúl Martínez (ESP)
  Toni Kanaet (CRO)[note 3]
WT Grand Slam Series Rankings 0
African Qualification Tournament 2   Seif Eissa (EGY)
  Achraf Mahboubi (MAR)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1   Jack Marton (AUS)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 2   Ícaro Miguel Soares (BRA)
  Moisés Hernández (DOM)
Asian Qualification Tournament 2
European Qualification Tournament 2
Invitational / Host Country 1
Total 16

+80 kgEdit

Competition Places Qualified athletes
WT Olympic Rankings 6   Vladislav Larin (RUS)
  In Kyo-don (KOR)
  Alexander Bachmann (GER)
  Abdoul Razak Issoufou (NIG)
  Ivan Trajkovič (SLO)
  Mahama Cho (GBR)[note 3]
WT Grand Slam Series Rankings 0
African Qualification Tournament 2   Seydou Gbané (CIV)
  Anthony Obame (GAB)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1   Pita Taufatofua (TGA)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 2   Rafael Alba (CUB)
  Carlos Sansores (MEX)
Asian Qualification Tournament 2
European Qualification Tournament 2
Invitational / Host Country 1
Total 16

Women's eventsEdit

Quota places are allocated to the respective NOC and not to competitor that achieved the place in the qualification event.

−49 kgEdit

Competition Places Qualified athletes
WT Olympic Rankings 6   Panipak Wongpattanakit (THA)
  Sim Jae-young (KOR)
  Tijana Bogdanović (SRB)
  Rukiye Yıldırım (TUR)
  Kristina Tomić (CRO)
  Wu Jingyu (CHN)[note 3]
WT Grand Slam Series Rankings 0
African Qualification Tournament 2   Nour Abdelsalam (EGY)
  Oumaima El-Bouchti (MAR)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 0
Pan American Qualification Tournament 2   Andrea Ramírez (COL)
  Victoria Stambaugh (PUR)
Asian Qualification Tournament 2
European Qualification Tournament 2
Invitational / Host Country 1   Miyu Yamada (JPN)
Total 16

−57 kgEdit

Competition Places Qualified athletes
WT Olympic Rankings 5   Jade Jones (GBR)
  Lee Ah-reum (KOR)
  İrem Yaman (TUR)
  Tatiana Kudashova (RUS)
  Skylar Park (CAN)
WT Grand Slam Series Rankings 1   Zhou Lijun (CHN)
African Qualification Tournament 2   Nada Laaraj (MAR)
  Tekiath Ben Yessouf (NIG)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1   Stacey Hymer (AUS)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 2   Fernanda Aguirre (CHI)
  Anastasija Zolotic (USA)
Asian Qualification Tournament 2
European Qualification Tournament 2
Invitational / Host Country 1   Mayu Hamada (JPN)
Total 16

−67 kgEdit

Competition Places Qualified athletes
WT Olympic Rankings 6   Ruth Gbagbi (CIV)
  Nur Tatar (TUR)
  Matea Jelić (CRO)
  Lauren Williams (GBR)
  Zhang Mengyu (CHN)
  Paige McPherson (USA)[note 3]
WT Grand Slam Series Rankings 0
African Qualification Tournament 2   Hedaya Malak (EGY)
  Elizabeth Anyanacho (NGR)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1   Malia Paseka (TGA)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 2   Milena Titoneli (BRA)
  Aliyah Shipman (HAI)
Asian Qualification Tournament 2
European Qualification Tournament 2
Invitational / Host Country 1
Total 16

+67 kgEdit

Competition Places Qualified athletes
WT Olympic Rankings 6   Bianca Walkden (GBR)
  Zheng Shuyin (CHN)
  Lee Da-bin (KOR)
  Milica Mandić (SRB)
  Nafia Kuş (TUR)
  Aleksandra Kowalczuk (POL)[note 3]
WT Grand Slam Series Rankings 0
African Qualification Tournament 2   Aminata Traoré (CIV)
  Faith Ogallo (KEN)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1   Reba Stewart (AUS)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 2   Katherine Rodríguez (DOM)
  Briseida Acosta (MEX)
Asian Qualification Tournament 2
European Qualification Tournament 2
Invitational / Host Country 1
Total 16

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The qualifying tournament was moved from Wuxi to Amman because of the 2019–nCoV outbreak.[2][3]
  2. ^ The European Qualification Tournament was originally scheduled to be held on April 24–25, 2020 in Milan but was moved to Moscow due to the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.[4]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g With the Grand Slam winner already qualified through the Olympic Rankings, the spot for the Grand Slam winner was re-allocated to the Olympic Rankings

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Qualification System – Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Taekwondo" (PDF). WTF. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  2. ^ "WT President Chungwon Choue's message regarding the Tokyo 2020 qualification tournaments". World Taekwondo. 22 February 2020. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  3. ^ Pavitt, Michael (22 February 2020). "World Taekwondo moves Asian Olympic qualifier from China to Jordan over coronavirus fears". World Taekwondo. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  4. ^ "EQT relocated to Moscow". World Taekwondo Europe. Retrieved 7 March 2020.