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 top 8 finishers at the 2021 World Athletics Relays. Should a nation finish in the top 8 at both events, the remaining quotas will go to nations with the best two aggregate times in an approved competition between May 1st 2019 and June 29th 2021. 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 December 1st 2018 and April 5th 2020 or between December 1st 2020 and May 31st 2021 for the marathon and men’s 50km walk, between January 1st 2019 and April 5th 2020 or between December 1st 2020 and June 29th 2021 for the 10000m, 20km walk and combined events and between June 30th 2019 and April 5th 2020 or between December 1st 2020 and June 29th 2021 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.

Men’s 100m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 10.05 39 Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Brazil
Canada
Cayman Islands
China
China
Cote d’Ivoire
France
Ghana
Ghana
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Indonesia
Iran
Italy
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica
Japan
Japan
Japan
Kenya
Kenya
Liberia
Nigeria
Nigeria
Nigeria
Qatar
Saint Kitts and Nevis
South Africa
South Africa
South Africa
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List 17 Brazil
Brazil
Canada
Canada
China
Chinese Taipei
Denmark
Italy
Netherlands
Panama
Portugal
Slovakia
Sri Lanka
Switzerland
Switzerland
Turkey
Turkey
Universality Places 33 Afghanistan
American Samoa
Angola
Belize
Benin
Bolivia
Cambodia
Central African Republic
Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Fiji
FS Micronesia
Gabon
Gambia
Guinea Bissau
Guyana
Honduras
Kiribati
Maldives
Mali
Nicaragua
Niger
Oman
Palau
Senegal
Somalia
Tajikistan
Timor Leste
Togo
Tonga
Tuvalu
United Arab Emirate
Virgin Islands
Zimbabwe
IOC Invitation 1 Refugee Olympic Team

Women’s 100m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 11.15 35 Bahamas
Barbados
Bulgaria
Canada
China
China
China
Cote d’Ivoire
Cote d’Ivoire
Gambia
Germany
Germany
Germany
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica
Netherlands
Netherlands
Nigeria
Nigeria
Poland
Portugal
South Africa
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
United States
United States
Zambia
IAAF World Ranking List 21 Australia
Belarus
Brazil
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Ecuador
Egypt
Finland
Greece
Guyana
India
Israel
Italy
Italy
Kazakhstan
Netherlands
Nigeria
Poland
Slovenia
Spain
Universality Places 24 Algeria
Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia
Chinese Taipei
Congo
Djibouti
Guam
Guinea
Haiti
Indonesia
Iran
Kuwait
Laos
Libya
Malawi
Malaysia
Malta
Monaco
Nepal
Palestine
Qatar
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saudi Arabia
Sierra Leone

Men’s 200m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 20.24 31 Bahamas
Barbados
Botswana
Brazil
Canada
Canada
China
Colombia
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Ghana
Great Britain
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica
Japan
Japan
Liberia
Nigeria
Panama
Qatar
South Africa
South Africa
Switzerland
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
United States
United States
United States
Zambia
Universality Places 5 Brunei
Cameroon
El Salvador
Eswatini
Lebanon
IAAF World Ranking List 20 Belgium
Brazil
Brazil
Canada
Czech Republic
Germany
Great Britain
Ireland
Ireland
Italy
Italy
Japan
Liberia
Lithuania
Netherlands
Netherlands
Slovakia
South Africa
Switzerland
Ukraine

Women’s 200m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 22.80 35 Australia
Bahamas
Bahamas
Bahamas
Belarus
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Cote d’Ivoire
France
Gambia
Germany
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Iraq
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica
Namibia
Namibia
Netherlands
Niger
Nigeria
Nigeria
Nigeria
Puerto Rico
Slovenia
Switzerland
Tajikistan
United States
United States
United States
Zambia
Universality Places 4 Pakistan
Philippines
Singapore
South Sudan
IAAF World Ranking List 17 Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Dominican Republic
Egypt
Germany
Germany
Greece
India
Ireland
Italy
Italy
Kazakhstan
Netherlands
Portugal
Spain
Switzerland

Men’s 400m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 44.90 17 Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Botswana
Colombia
Grenada
Italy
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica
Kenya
South Africa
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
United States
United States
Universality Places 7 Bangladesh
Chad
Iraq
Madagascar
North Macedonia
Sudan
Yemen
IAAF World Ranking List 24 Australia
Australia
Belgium
Belgium
Botswana
Brazil
Colombia
Czech Republic
Germany
Great Britain
Italy
Japan
Kazakhstan
Netherlands
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Saudi Arabia
Slovenia
South Africa
South Africa
Spain
Switzerland
Trinidad and Tobago

Women’s 400m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 51.35 33 Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Belgium
Botswana
Botswana
Botswana
Canada
Canada
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Dominican Republic
France
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Grenada
Guyana
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica
Kenya
Mexico
Netherlands
Netherlands
Poland
Poland
Poland
Portugal
United States
United States
United States
Universality Places 2 Cayman Islands
Jordan
IAAF World Ranking List 13 Austria
Brazil
Czech Republic
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Lithuania
Nigeria
Romania
Slovenia
Spain
uganda
Ukraine

Men’s 800m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 1:45.20 44 Algeria
Algeria
Australia
Australia
Australia
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Burundi
Canada
Canada
Djibouti
Ethiopia
France
France
France
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Ireland
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Mexico
Morocco
Morocco
Morocco
Netherlands
Poland
Poland
Poland
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Spain
Spain
Spain
Sweden
Tunisia
United States
United States
United States
Universality Places 4 Andorra
Cook Islands
Dominica
Kosovo
IAAF World Ranking List 0 Quota Reached
IOC Invitation 1 Refugee Olympic Team

Women’s 800m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 1:59.50 24 Australia
Canada
Canada
China
Cuba
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
France
Germany
Germany
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Jamaica
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
uganda
uganda
Ukraine
United States
United States
United States
Universality Places 3 Sri Lanka
St Vincent and the Grenedines
Sudan
IAAF World Ranking List 21 Australia
Benin
Canada
Finland
Hungary
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Morocco
Norway
Poland
Poland
Poland
Slovakia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Switzerland
Uruguay
IOC Invitation 1 Refugee Olympic Team

Men’s 1500m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 3:35.00 37 Algeria
Australia
Australia
Australia
Bahrain
Belgium
Djibouti
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
France
France
France
Germany
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Morocco
Morocco
Morocco
New Zealand
Norway
Norway
Poland
Poland
Qatar
Qatar
Spain
Spain
Sweden
uganda
United States
United States
United States
Universality Places 1 Equatorial Guinea
IAAF World Ranking List 7 Brazil
Germany
Hungary
Ireland
Luxembourg
New Zealand
Spain
IOC Invitation 1 Refugee Olympic Team

Women’s 1500m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 4:04.20 25 Australia
Australia
Belarus
Belgium
Canada
Canada
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Germany
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Ireland
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Morocco
Netherlands
Romania
Spain
uganda
United States
United States
United States
Universality Places 0 None Selected
IAAF World Ranking List 20 Australia
Canada
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Finland
Germany
Ireland
Italy
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Japan
Mexico
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Portugal
Spain
Uruguay
IOC Invitation 1 Refugee Olympic Team

Men’s 5000m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 13:13.50 29 Australia
Australia
Bahrain
Bahrain
Belgium
Canada
Canada
Canada
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
France
France
Great Britain
Great Britain
Guatemala
Italy
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Norway
South Africa
Spain
uganda
uganda
uganda
United States
United States
United States
Universality Places 1 Kyrgyzstan
IAAF World Ranking List 12 Australia
Belgium
Germany
Japan
Japan
Morocco
Morocco
Netherlands
Norway
Spain
Switzerland
Switzerland
IOC Invitation 1 Refugee Olympic Team

Women’s 5000m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 15:10.00 35 Australia
Australia
Bahrain
Burundi
Canada
Canada
Canada
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Israel
Italy
Japan
Japan
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Mexico
Morocco
Netherlands
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
South Africa
Turkey
uganda
uganda
uganda
United States
United States
United States
Universality Places 1 Rwanda
IAAF World Ranking List 6 Albania
Australia
Japan
Netherlands
Slovenia
Spain

Men’s 10000m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 27:28.00 28 Australia
Bahrain
Belgium
Belgium
Canada
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
France
Great Britain
Great Britain
Italy
Japan
Japan
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Morocco
Spain
Switzerland
Thailand
uganda
uganda
uganda
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List 0 Quota Reached

Women’s 10000m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 31:25.00 30 Bahrain
Burundi
Canada
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Germany
Great Britain
Great Britain
Israel
Israel
Japan
Japan
Japan
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Netherlands
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
South Africa
Sweden
Sweden
Turkey
uganda
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List 0 Quota Reached

Men’s 110m Hurdles

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 13.32 26 Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Brazil
Brazil
China
Cyprus
Finland
France
France
France
Great Britain
Italy
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica
Japan
Japan
Japan
Russia
South Africa
Spain
Spain
United States
United States
United States
Universality Places 3 Comoros
Hong Kong
Mauritius
IAAF World Ranking List 11 Australia
Brazil
Chinese Taipei
Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Hungary
Italy
Kuwait
Poland
Switzerland

Women’s 100m Hurdles

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 12.84 24 Australia
Bahamas
Bahamas
Belarus
Burkina Faso
Costa Rica
Finland
Finland
France
Great Britain
Great Britain
Hungary
Italy
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica
Netherlands
Nigeria
Poland
Poland
Puerto Rico
United States
United States
United States
Universality Places 1 Paraguay
IAAF World Ranking List 15 Belgium
Brazil
China
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Japan
Japan
Netherlands
Spain
Switzerland

Men’s 400m Hurdles

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 48.90 23 Algeria
Brazil
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Estonia
France
Germany
Ireland
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica
Japan
Japan
Japan
Kenya
Norway
Qatar
South Africa
Switzerland
Turkey
United States
United States
United States
Universality Places 3 Cape Verde
Mozambique
Seychelles
IAAF World Ranking List 14 Chinese Taipei
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
France
Germany
Germany
Great Britain
Hungary
India
Iran
Italy
Netherlands
Spain
Tunisia

Women’s 400m Hurdles

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 55.40 32 Australia
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Cuba
Czech Republic
Denmark
Germany
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Italy
Italy
Italy
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica
Netherlands
Norway
Panama
Poland
Slovakia
South Africa
Switzerland
Ukraine
Ukraine
United States
United States
United States
Universality Places 1 Vietnam
IAAF World Ranking List 7 Canada
Colombia
Finland
Norway
Switzerland
Trinidad and Tobago
Ukraine

Men’s 3000m Steeplechase

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 8:22.00 40 Algeria
Algeria
Australia
Bahrain
Canada
Canada
Denmark
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Finland
France
France
France
Great Britain
Great Britain
India
Italy
Italy
Italy
Japan
Japan
Japan
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Morocco
Morocco
Morocco
Spain
Spain
Spain
Sweden
Sweden
Sweden
uganda
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List 5 Australia
Brazil
Colombia
Germany
Great Britain

Women’s 3000m Steeplechase

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 9:30.00 29 Albania
Australia
Australia
Bahrain
Canada
Canada
China
Denmark
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Germany
Germany
Great Britain
Great Britain
Hungary
Ireland
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Netherlands
Poland
Poland
Slovenia
Spain
uganda
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List 16 Argentina
Australia
Brazil
Brazil
Canada
China
Finland
Germany
Hungary
Hungary
Ireland
Israel
Japan
Spain
Tunisia
Ukraine

Men’s 4x100m Relay

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships in Athletics 8 Brazil
China
France
Great Britain
Japan
Netherlands
South Africa
United States
2021 World Athletics Relay Up to 8 Denmark
Germany
Ghana
Italy
IAAF World Ranking List
(June 29 2021)
4 Canada
Jamaica
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey

Women’s 4x100m Relay

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships in Athletics 8 China
Germany
Great Britain
Italy
Jamaica
Switzerland
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
2021 World Athletics Relay Up to 8 Denmark
Ecuador
France
Japan
Netherlands
Poland
IAAF World Ranking List
(June 29 2021)
2 Brazil
Nigeria

Men’s 4x400m Relay

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships in Athletics 8 Belgium
Colombia
France
Great Britain
Italy
Jamaica
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
2021 World Athletics Relay Up to 8 Botswana
Japan
Netherlands
South Africa
IAAF World Ranking List
(June 29 2021)
4 Czech Republic
Germany
India
Poland

Women’s 4x400m Relay

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships in Athletics 8 Belgium
Canada
Great Britain
Jamaica
Netherlands
Poland
Ukraine
United States
2021 World Athletics Relay Up to 8 Cuba
France
Germany
Italy
IAAF World Ranking List
(June 29 2021)
4 Australia
Bahamas
Belarus
Switzerland

Mixed 4x400m Relay

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships in Athletics 8 Bahrain
Brazil
Belgium
Great Britain
India
Jamaica
Poland
United States
2021 World Athletics Relay Up to 8 Dominican Republic
Ireland
Italy
Netherlands
Spain
IAAF World Ranking List
(June 29 2021)
3 Germany
Nigeria
Ukraine

Men’s 20km Walk

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 1:21:00 43 Australia
Brazil
Brazil
China
China
China
Colombia
Ecuador
Ecuador
Ecuador
France
France
Germany
Germany
Great Britain
Great Britain
Guatemala
Guatemala
Guatemala
India
India
India
Italy
Italy
Italy
Japan
Japan
Japan
Kazakhstan
Lithuania
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Russia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Spain
Spain
Sweden
Turkey
Ukraine
Ukraine
Universality Places 0 None Selected
IAAF World Ranking List 17 Australia
Australia
Belarus
Brazil
Colombia
Colombia
Germany
Great Britain
Ireland
Peru
Peru
Poland
Slovakia
South Africa
Turkey
Turkey
Ukraine

Women’s 20km Walk

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 1:31:00 44 Australia
Australia
Belarus
Belarus
Brazil
China
China
China
Colombia
Colombia
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Ecuador
Ecuador
Ecuador
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
Guatemala
India
India
Italy
Italy
Italy
Japan
Japan
Kazakhstan
Lithuania
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Peru
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Russia
Spain
Spain
Spain
Turkey
Turkey
Ukraine
Ukraine
Ukraine
Universality Places 0 None Selected
IAAF World Ranking List 16 Australia
Belarus
Bolivia
Colombia
Czech Republic
Ethiopia
Greece
Greece
Hong Kong
Hungary
Hungary
Japan
Peru
Slovakia
Turkey
United States

Men’s 50km Walk

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 3:50:00 38 Belarus
Canada
China
China
China
Colombia
Colombia
Ecuador
Ecuador
Finland
Finland
France
Germany
Germany
Germany
Guatemala
Guatemala
Ireland
Italy
Italy
Italy
Japan
Japan
Japan
Lithuania
Mexico
Mexico
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Poland
Poland
Portugal
Slovakia
Spain
Spain
Ukraine
Ukraine
Universality Places 0 None Selected
IAAF World Ranking List 22 Australia
Brazil
Canada
Colombia
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Finland
Great Britain
Great Britain
Greece
Guatemala
Hungary
Hungary
Ireland
Latvia
Latvia
Mexico
Romania
Slovakia
South Africa
Spain
Ukraine

Men’s Marathon

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 2:11:30 105 Argentina
Argentina
Australia
Australia
Australia
Austria
Austria
Bahrain
Bahrain
Bahrain
Belgium
Belgium
Belgium
Brazil
Brazil
Brazil
Burundi
Canada
Canada
Canada
China
China
China
Colombia
Colombia
Denmark
Denmark
Eritrea
Eritrea
Eritrea
Estonia
Estonia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
France
France
France
Germany
Germany
Germany
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Israel
Israel
Israel
Italy
Italy
Italy
Japan
Japan
Japan
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Lesotho
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Mongolia
Mongolia
Morocco
Morocco
Morocco
Namibia
Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
New Zealand
New Zealand
Norway
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Poland
Poland
Poland
Refugee Olympic Team
Rwanda
Rwanda
South Africa
South Africa
South Africa
South Korea
South Korea
Spain
Spain
Spain
Switzerland
Tanzania
Tanzania
Turkey
Turkey
Turkey
uganda
uganda
uganda
Ukraine
Ukraine
Ukraine
United States
United States
United States
Universality Places 0 None Selected
IAAF World Ranking List 0 Quota Reached

Women’s Marathon

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 2:29:30 91 Argentina
Australia
Australia
Australia
Bahrain
Bahrain
Belarus
Belarus
Belgium
Belgium
Belgium
Canada
Canada
Canada
China
China
China
Colombia
Croatia
Croatia
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Ecuador
Ecuador
Eritrea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
France
Germany
Germany
Germany
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Ireland
Ireland
Israel
Israel
Italy
Japan
Japan
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
Lesotho
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Moldova
Mongolia
Morocco
Morocco
Morocco
Namibia
Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
Peru
Peru
Poland
Poland
Poland
Portugal
Portugal
Portugal
South Africa
South Africa
South Korea
South Korea
Spain
Spain
Spain