The first round of Olympic qualifiers based on the UIPM Olympic World Rankings have been determined. Athletes could earn points at select eligible events between June 1st 2019 and June 14th 2021. Originally 6 men and 6 women quotas were available, but with the reallocation of the host quota, tripartite quotas and quotas from the World Championships (due to an already qualified athlete winning a medal) that number has grown to 11 men and 10 women.
For this first round, the quotas for the men’s individual are currently earned by Germany’s Fabian Liebig, Egypt’s Ahmed Hamed, Belarus’ Ilya Palazkov, Great Britain’s Thomas Toolis, Germany’s Marvin Dogue, South Korea’s Jung Jin-hwa, Ukraine’s Pavlo Tymoshchenko, Czech Republic’s Jan Kuf, South Korea’s Seo Chang-wan, Hungary’s Robert Kasza and Poland’s Sebastian Stasiak.
For the women’s individual they are currently earned by Great Britain’s Joanna Muir, Great Britain’s Francesca Summers, Mexico’s Mayan Oliver, Italy’s Alice Sotero, Russia’s Gulnaz Gubaydullina, Germany’s Janine Kohlmann, Mexico’s Tamara Vega, Russia’s Uliana Batashova, Poland’s Anna Maliszewska and Turkey’s Ilke Ozyuksel.
With these quotas, some nations now have more than two athletes qualified in the same event. These are Egypt, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary and South Korea for the men and Great Britain, Mexico and Russia for the women. Additionally, Belarus will also need to choose from its quotas qualified at other events.
These nations will have until June 21st to choose which two athletes will compete in each event. The remaining quotas will be reallocated to the second round, set to be announced on June 22nd.