Water polo at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Women's qualification

The qualification for the 2020 women's Olympic water polo tournament (postponed to 2021[1] due to the COVID-19 pandemic) allocated ten teams quota spots: the hosts, the top team in the World League, the top team in the World Championships, five continental Olympic qualification tournament champions, and the two top teams at an Olympic qualifying tournament.[2]

Qualification summaryEdit

Event Dates Venue(s) Quota Qualifier(s)
Host nation 7 September 2013   Buenos Aires 1   Japan
2019 FINA World League 4–9 June 2019   Hungary 1   United States
2019 FINA World Championships 14–26 July 2019   Gwangju 1   Spain
2019 Pan American Games 4–10 August 2019   Lima 1   Canada
Oceanian Continental Selection 1   Australia
African Continental Selection 1   South Africa
2020 European Championships 12–25 January 2020   Budapest 1   ROC
2018 Asian Games[3][4][5] 16–21 August 2018   Jakarta 1   China
World Qualification Tournament 19–24 January 2021[6]   Trieste 2   Hungary
  Netherlands
Total 10


2019 FINA World LeagueEdit

The best team in the 2019 World League qualified for the Olympics.

Rank Team
    United States
    Italy
    Russia
4   Netherlands
5   Australia
6   Hungary
7   Canada
8   China

2019 World ChampionshipsEdit

The top team in the 2019 World Championships qualified for the Olympics.

Rank Team
    United States1
    Spain
    Australia
4   Hungary
5   Russia
6   Italy
7   Netherlands
8   Greece
9   Canada
10   Kazakhstan
11   China
12   New Zealand
13   Japan
14   South Africa
15   Cuba
16   South Korea

1 The United States qualified for the Olympics by winning the 2019 World League.

Continental tournamentsEdit

One team from each continental qualifying event qualifies for the Olympics.

AsiaEdit

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, was supposed to host the Asian continental tournament from 12 to 16 February.[7] In late January the event was cancelled as the Kazakh Government suspended all flights and visas from China due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic in the Eastern part of the country.[3] In mid-February AASF decided to use the final ranking of 2018 Asian Games to allocate its continental quotas to the winners and the slots in the WQT to the following teams in said ranking.[8][4] The decision was later made official by FINA and the berths for the Olympic Games and for the WQT went to China and Kazakhstan respectively; since the remaining eligible teams from the Asian Games (Thailand, Indonesia and Hong Kong) all declined to participate in the WQT, FINA invited Uzbekistan.[5]

Rank Team
    China
    Kazakhstan
    Japan1
4   Thailand
5   Indonesia
6   Hong Kong

1Japan qualified for the Olympics as host.

EuropeEdit

Rank Team
    Spain1
    Russia
    Hungary
4   Netherlands
5   Italy
6   Greece
7   France
8   Slovakia
9   Israel
10   Croatia
11   Germany
12   Serbia

1 Spain qualified for the Olympics by finishing second in the 2019 World Championships.

AmericasEdit

Rank Team
    United States1
    Canada
    Brazil
4   Cuba
5   Puerto Rico
6   Mexico
7   Venezuela
8   Peru

1 The United States qualified for the Olympics by winning the 2019 World League.

World Qualification TournamentEdit

The tournament was scheduled to be contested in Trieste, Italy, from 17 to 24 May but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The draw of pools was held at FINA headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 11 February 2020. The top two teams qualified for the Olympics.[8] It now takes place from 19 to 24 January 2021.

Participating teamsEdit

The draw took place on 11 February 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland.[9]

Group A Group B
  Netherlands
  France
  Italy
  Uzbekistan
  Slovakia
  Greece
  Hungary
  Israel
  New Zealand
  Kazakhstan

Final rankingEdit

Qualified for the Summer Olympics
Rank Team[10]
    Hungary
    Netherlands
    Greece
4   Italy
5   France
6   Kazakhstan
7   Israel
8   Slovakia

See alsoEdit

Water polo at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men's qualification

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". olympic.org (press release). IOC. 24 March 2020. Archived from the original on 19 April 2020. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Water Polo Qualification System" (PDF). fina.org. FINA. 16 March 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 March 2019. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b Ivan Curcic (30 January 2020). "Problems on road to Tokyo: Kazakhstan refuses to host Asian Championships". total-waterpolo.com. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  4. ^ a b Ivan Curcic (14 February 2020). "Asian Federation decides: Kazakhstan and China go to Tokyo". total-waterpolo.com. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  5. ^ a b Ivan Curcic (19 February 2020). "Women's qualifications for Tokyo: Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are seeking Olympic berth". total-waterpolo.com. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Women's Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2020 - (ITA)". fina.org. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  7. ^ Nurdana Adylkhanova (31 January 2020). "Kazakh capital to host Olympics water polo Asian pre-qualification tournament". astanatimes.com. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  8. ^ a b Ivan Curcic (11 February 2020). "Draw for Olympic qualifications in Rotterdam and Trieste". total-waterpolo.com. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Draw for the 2020 WP Olympic qualification tournaments". fina.org. FINA. Retrieved 11 February 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Final ranking

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