Tokyo 2020: Olympic qualification period for athletics disciplines ends


The sport’s global governing body said the Olympic qualification system has now been finalised, showing that about 70 per cent of the athletes in individual events have qualified by entry standard and 30 per cent by world ranking position, while 100 universality places have been awarded.

The Road to Tokyo tool on the WA website shows which athletes – subject to being officially selected by their national Olympic committee – have qualified to compete at Tokyo 2020.

The tool identifies the first three qualifiers per nation, but any athlete who has qualified can be selected within the limit of three per nation.

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As this is a qualification monitoring tool, not an entry monitoring tool, it will not highlight which athletes have been officially selected by their national Olympic committee, but team announcements of many of the leading nations will be published on the WA website.

As reported earlier when the qualification period closed for the longer road events, the men’s and women’s marathon exceeded their event quota. This is also the case in the men’s and women’s 10,000M and the women’s triple jump. But in these instances, regardless of the events’ quotas, any athletes with a qualification standard will still be eligible for selection.

“Olympic qualification processes are always a bit fraught because there’s so much on the line for the athletes, but it’s exciting to see the Olympic fields take shape as the Tokyo Games approach, and it’s pleasing to see that the extended qualifying process we put in place when the Games were postponed last year ultimately allowed more athletes to reach the entry standards,” said WA President Sebastian Coe.

“With Tokyo 2020 less than a month away, and this last milestone complete, anticipation is growing rapidly for what shapes as an extraordinary competition ahead, based on some of the performances we’ve seen this year. I’m delighted to see that more than 190 countries will be represented in athletics in Tokyo, reflecting the unmatched universality of our sport, and I look forward to seeing all those athletes competing at the Games.”

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