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: May 20th 2019

Men’s 100m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 10.05 China
Great Britain
Jamaica
Japan
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 Jamaica
Jamaica
Nigeria
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 Canada
Canada
Colombia
Ecuador
Ghana
Jamaica
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s 200m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 22.80 Great Britain
United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s 400m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 44.90 United States
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s 400m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 51.35 Bahrain
Botswana
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 Botswana
Kenya
Kenya
Puerto Rico
Qatar
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s 800m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 1:59.50 Burundi
Kenya
South Africa
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s 1500m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 3:35.00 Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Morocco
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s 1500m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 4:04.20 Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Kenya
Morocco
Netherlands
Uganda
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s 5000m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 13:13.50 Bahrain
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Uganda
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s 5000m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 15:10.00 Jamaica
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s 10000m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 27:28.00
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s 10000m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 31:25.00 Bahrain
Japan
Kenya
Netherlands
Netherlands
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s 110m Hurdles

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 13.32 China
Jamaica
Russia
Spain
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s 100m Hurdles

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 12.84 Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica
Nigeria
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 Qatar
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s 400m Hurdles

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 55.40 Jamaica
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 Ethiopia
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Morocco
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s 3000m Steeplechase

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 9:30.00 Bahrain
Canada
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Slovenia
Uganda
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
France
Germany
Germany
India
Japan
Japan
Japan
Kazakhstan
Russia
Russia
Russia
South Africa
South Korea
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
Germany
Italy
Italy
Japan
Japan
Mexico
Peru
Peru
Russia
Russia
Russia
Spain
Spain
Spain
Ukraine
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s 50km Walk

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 3:50:00 Canada
China
China
China
Finland
Italy
Japan
Japan
Japan
Mexico
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
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
Morocco
Morocco
Morocco
Netherlands
North Korea
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
Bahrain
Bahrain
Bahrain
Belarus
Belarus
Canada
China
China
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
France
Great Britain
Israel
Italy
Italy
Japan
Japan
Japan
Kenya
Kenya
Kenya
Moldova
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
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s High Jump

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 1.96m Ukraine
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s Pole Vault

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 5.80m Sweden
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s Pole Vault

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 4.70m China
Greece
Greece
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s Long Jump

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 8.22m Jamaica
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s Long Jump

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 6.82m
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s Triple Jump

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 17.14m
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s Triple Jump

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 14.32m Colombia
Colombia
Cuba
France
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s Shot Put

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 21.10m Brazil
New Zealand
Poland
United States
United States
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s Shot Put

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 18.50m Belarus
China
Hungary
Jamaica
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
Iran
Sweden
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s Discus Throw

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 63.50m Cuba
Cuba
Germany
Jamaica
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s Hammer Throw

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 77.50m
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s Hammer Throw

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 72.50m China
China
France
Poland
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
Germany
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s Javelin Throw

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Universality Places
Entry Standard – 64.00m China
Germany
Japan
Latvia
IAAF World Ranking List

Men’s Decathlon

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 8350pts
IAAF World Ranking List

Women’s Heptathlon

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Entry Standard – 6420pts
IAAF World Ranking List