Athletics Qualification

Qualification Summary

Each National Olympic Committee can enter a maximum of three athletes per individual event and one team per relay event. To qualify in a relay event a nation must finish in the top 8 at the 2019 World Championships in Athletics. The remaining eight spots per event will go to the nations with the best two aggregate times in an approved competition between May 1st 2019 and June 29th 2020. The gendered relay teams may have a maximum of five athletes while the mixed relay team can have a maximum of four (two men and two women) athletes.

For individual events, athletes will qualify through one of three methods. For nations without a qualified male and/or female athlete they will be allowed to enter their highest ranked athlete in one event with an exception of the combined events, 10000m and the 3000m steeplechase. Athletes who have reached the entry standard will be allowed to compete, provided that their nation has not reached the maximum quota for the event. The entry standard must be reached in an approved event between January 1st 2019 and May 31st 2020 for the marathon and men’s 50km walk, between January 1st 2019 and June 29th for the 10000m, 20km walk and combined events and between May 1st 2019 and June 29th for all other events. Finally, the remaining quotas for each event will be filled by the highest ranked eligible athletes in the IAAF World Ranking list.

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.
Last Update: August 15th 2019

Men’s 100m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 10.05 Bahamas
Barbados
Brazil
Canada
Canada
Cayman Islands
China
China
Cote d’Ivoire
France
Ghana
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Indonesia
Italy
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica
Japan
Japan
Japan
Liberia
Nigeria
Nigeria
South Africa
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s 100m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 11.15 Bahamas
China
China
Cote d’Ivoire
Cote d’Ivoire
Germany
Germany
Germany
Great Britain
Great Britain
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica
Netherlands
Netherlands
Nigeria
Poland
South Africa
South Africa
Switzerland
Switzerland
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s 200m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 20.24 Barbados
Brazil
Canada
Canada
China
Colombia
Ecuador
Ghana
Great Britain
Jamaica
Jamaica
Japan
Japan
Nigeria
South Africa
Switzerland
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
United States
United States
United States
Zambia
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s 200m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 22.80 Bahamas
Bahamas
Bahrain
Brazil
Bulgaria
Cote d’Ivoire
Germany
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica
Netherlands
Nigeria
Switzerland
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s 400m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 44.90 Bahamas
Barbados
Colombia
Italy
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica
Kenya
Nigeria
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s 400m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 51.35 Bahamas
Bahrain
Botswana
Canada
Great Britain
Great Britain
Guyana
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica
Kenya
Mexico
Niger
Poland
Poland
Russia
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s 800m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 1:45.20 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Canada
Canada
Djibouti
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Mexico
Morocco
Poland
Poland
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Sweden
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s 800m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 1:59.50 Australia
Bahrain
Burundi
Cuba
Ethiopia
Great Britain
Great Britain
Jamaica
South Africa
Ukraine
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s 1500m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 3:35.00 Australia
Djibouti
Ethiopia
France
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Morocco
Morocco
Morocco
Norway
Norway
Poland
Russia
Spain
Spain
Uganda
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s 1500m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 4:04.20 Australia
Belarus
Canada
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Germany
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Ireland
Kenya
Kenya
Morocco
Netherlands
Poland
Romania
Uganda
Uganda
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s 5000m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 13:13.50 Australia
Australia
Bahrain
Bahrain
Canada
Canada
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Great Britain
Italy
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Norway
Norway
Uganda
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s 5000m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 15:10.00 Canada
Denmark
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Germany
Germany
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Israel
Israel
Jamaica
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Morocco
Netherlands
Norway
South Africa
Turkey
Uganda
Uganda
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s 10000m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 27:28.00 Eritrea
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Switzerland
Uganda
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s 10000m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 31:25.00 Bahrain
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Germany
Great Britain
Great Britain
Israel
Japan
Kenya
Netherlands
Netherlands
Turkey
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s 110m Hurdles

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 13.32 Barbados
Brazil
Brazil
China
France
Great Britain
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica
Japan
Russia
South Africa
Spain
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s 100m Hurdles

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 12.84 Australia
Bahamas
Belarus
Costa Rica
Finland
Finland
France
Italy
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica
Nigeria
Poland
Poland
Puerto Rico
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s 400m Hurdles

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 48.90 Brazil
Jamaica
Japan
Norway
Poland
Qatar
South Africa
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s 400m Hurdles

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 55.40 Barbados
Canada
Cuba
Czech Republic
Great Britain
Italy
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica
Norway
Switzerland
Ukraine
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s 3000m Steeplechase

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 8:22.00 Algeria
Bahrain
Canada
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Finland
France
Great Britain
Italy
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Morocco
Morocco
Morocco
Spain
Spain
Uganda
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s 3000m Steeplechase

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 9:30.00 Albania
Bahrain
Canada
Denmark
Germany
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Norway
Slovenia
Uganda
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s 4x100m Relay

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships in Athletics 8
IAAF World Ranking List
(June 29 2020)
8

Women’s 4x100m Relay

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships in Athletics 8
IAAF World Ranking List
(June 29 2020)
8

Men’s 4x400m Relay

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships in Athletics 8
IAAF World Ranking List
(June 29 2020)
8

Women’s 4x400m Relay

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships in Athletics 8
IAAF World Ranking List
(June 29 2020)
8

Mixed 4x400m Relay

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships in Athletics 8
IAAF World Ranking List
(June 29 2020)
8

Men’s 20km Walk

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 1:21:00 Australia
Australia
Brazil
China
China
China
Colombia
Ecuador
Ecuador
France
Germany
Germany
Great Britain
Guatemala
India
Ireland
Italy
Italy
Japan
Japan
Japan
Kazakhstan
Mexico
Mexico
Russia
Russia
Russia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Spain
Spain
Sweden
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s 20km Walk

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 1:31:00 Australia
Australia
Brazil
China
China
China
Colombia
Colombia
Ecuador
Ecuador
Germany
Guatemala
Italy
Italy
Japan
Japan
Lithuania
Mexico
Mexico
Peru
Peru
Peru
Russia
Russia
Russia
Spain
Spain
Spain
Turkey
Ukraine
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s 50km Walk

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 3:50:00 Belarus
Canada
China
China
China
Finland
France
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Japan
Japan
Mexico
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Poland
Portugal
Russia
Russia
Ukraine
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s Marathon

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 2:11:30 Australia
Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Bahrain
Bahrain
Belgium
Belgium
Brazil
Burundi
Eritrea
Eritrea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
France
France
Great Britain
Great Britain
Israel
Israel
Italy
Japan
Japan
Japan
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Mexico
Mexico
Morocco
Morocco
Morocco
Netherlands
New Zealand
North Korea
Peru
Rwanda
South Africa
South Africa
Spain
Spain
Spain
Switzerland
Tanzania
Turkey
Turkey
Turkey
Uganda
Uganda
Uganda
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s Marathon

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 2:29:30 Australia
Australia
Australia
Bahrain
Bahrain
Bahrain
Belarus
Belarus
Canada
China
China
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
France
Great Britain
Israel
Italy
Italy
Japan
Japan
Japan
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Moldova
Mongolia
Namibia
North Korea
North Korea
North Korea
Poland
Portugal
South Korea
South Korea
Tanzania
Ukraine
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s High Jump

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 2.33m Italy
Russia
Russia
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s High Jump

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 1.96m Australia
Belarus
Belgium
Bulgaria
Germany
Romania
Russia
Russia
Sweden
Ukraine
Ukraine
Ukraine
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s Pole Vault

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 5.80m Brazil
France
France
Germany
Germany
Norway
Poland
Poland
Sweden
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s Pole Vault

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 4.70m Canada
China
China
Cuba
Great Britain
Greece
Greece
Russia
Slovenia
Sweden
Sweden
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s Long Jump

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 8.22m China
China
Cuba
Greece
Jamaica
South Africa
Sweden
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s Long Jump

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 6.82m Colombia
France
Germany
Jamaica
Nigeria
Romania
Romania
Russia
Ukraine
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s Triple Jump

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 17.14m Brazil
Brazil
Burkina Faso
China
China
China
Cuba
Cuba
Cuba
Great Britain
Portugal
Russia
Turkey
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s Triple Jump

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 14.32m Colombia
Colombia
Cuba
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Jamaica
Jamaica
Kazakhstan
Lithuania
Portugal
Portugal
Russia
Russia
Spain
Ukraine
United States
United States
Venezuela
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s Shot Put

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 21.10m Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Croatia
Czech Republic
Luxembourg
New Zealand
Nigeria
Poland
Poland
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s Shot Put

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 18.50m Belarus
Canada
China
Germany
Hungary
Jamaica
Moldova
Sweden
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s Discus Throw

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 66.00m Austria
Germany
Germany
Iran
Jamaica
Jamaica
Lithuania
Norway
Poland
Samoa
Spain
Sweden
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s Discus Throw

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 63.50m Brazil
China
China
China
Croatia
Cuba
Cuba
Germany
Germany
Germany
Jamaica
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s Hammer Throw

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 77.50m France
Great Britain
Hungary
Moldova
Norway
Poland
Poland
Russia
Turkey
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s Hammer Throw

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 72.50m Azerbaijan
Belarus
China
China
France
Hungary
Latvia
Moldova
Poland
Poland
Poland
Ukraine
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s Javelin Throw

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 85.00m Chinese Taipei
Czech Republic
Estonia
Finland
Finland
Germany
Germany
Germany
Grenada
Lithuania
Poland
Russia
Trinidad and Tobago
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s Javelin Throw

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 64.00m Australia
Belarus
China
China
Croatia
Czech Republic
Germany
Japan
Latvia
Turkey
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s Decathlon

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 8350pts Canada
Canada
Estonia
Estonia
Germany
Germany
Grenada
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s Heptathlon

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 6420pts Austria
Austria
Belgium
Germany
Great Britain
Hungary
Latvia
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List