Canoeing Qualification

Slalom

Qualification Summary

Each National Olympic Committee can enter a maximum of 4 competitors (2 men and 2 women) to compete, with a maximum of one athlete per event. As hosts, Japan will be given the maximum quota to compete should they fail to qualify. The remaining quotas will be decided through various events, specifically, the 2019 World Championships and the continental qualifiers. For the continental qualifiers all nations must have competed at the 2019 World Championships in order to be allowed to participate. In addition, at least three eligible nations must compete for the event to be valid and a nation can only qualify two athlete quotas. Athletes may participate in other events provided that their nation has not entered a different athlete.

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s K1

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Slalom Championships 18
African Championships 1
Asian Championships 1
European Championships 1
Oceania Championships 1
Pan American Championships 1
Host Nation 1 Japan
Double Starters

Women’s K1

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Slalom Championships 18
African Championships 1
Asian Championships 1
European Championships 1
Oceania Championships 1
Pan American Championships 1
Host Nation 1 Japan
Double Starters

Men’s C1

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Slalom Championships 11
African Championships 1
Asian Championships 1
European Championships 1
Oceania Championships 1
Pan American Championships 1
Host Nation 1 Japan
Double Starters

Women’s C1

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Slalom Championships 11
African Championships 1
Asian Championships 1
European Championships 1
Oceania Championships 1
Pan American Championships 1
Host Nation 1 Japan
Double Starters

Sprint

Qualification Summary

Each National Olympic Committee can enter a maximum of 18 competitors (9 men, 6 kayak and 3 canoe and 9 women, 6 kayak and 3 canoe) to compete. As hosts, Japan will be given a place to compete in men’s K1 1000m, men’s C1 1000m, women’s K1 500m and women’s C1 200m should they fail to qualify while two athlete quotas will be decided by the Tripartite Commission. The remaining quotas will be decided through various events, specifically, the 2019 World Championships, the continental qualifiers and the 2020 World Cup event in Germany. All nations must have competed at the 2019 World Championships in order to be allowed to participate. For the K4 events at least four continents must be represented. For the continental qualifiers, at least three eligible nations must compete for the event to be valid and a nation can only qualify two athlete quotas in each category (men’s kayak, men’s canoe, women’s kayak, women’s canoe). Athletes may qualify multiple boat quotas, but can only qualify one athlete quota. The athlete quotas will be reallocated. Athletes may participate in other events provided that their nation has not reach the maximum quota.

Athlete Quotas

Listed is the number of athletes qualified to compete in each category.

Nations Men’s Kayak Women’s Kayak Men’s Canoe Women’s Canoe
Japan 1 1 1 1

Boat Quotas

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s K1 200m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 5
2020 African Championships 1
2020 Asian Championships 1
2020 European Championships 2
2020 Oceania Championships 1
2020 Pan American Championships 1
2020 World Cup 1
Athlete Quota Reallocation
Additional Boats

Women’s K1 200m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 5
2020 African Championships 1
2020 Asian Championships 1
2020 European Championships 2
2020 Oceania Championships 1
2020 Pan American Championships 1
2020 World Cup 1
Athlete Quota Reallocation
Additional Boats

Men’s K1 1000m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 5
2020 African Championships 1
2020 Asian Championships 1
2020 European Championships 2
2020 Oceania Championships 1
2020 Pan American Championships 1
2020 World Cup 1
Host Nation 1 Japan
Athlete Quota Reallocation
Additional Boats

Women’s K1 500m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 5
2020 African Championships 1
2020 Asian Championships 1
2020 European Championships 2
2020 Oceania Championships 1
2020 Pan American Championships 1
2020 World Cup 1
Host Nation 1 Japan
Athlete Quota Reallocation
Additional Boats

Men’s K2 1000m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 6
2020 European Championships 1
2020 African Championships
2020 Asian Championships
2020 Oceania Championships
2020 Pan American Championships
3
Athlete Quota Reallocation
Additional Boats

Women’s K2 500m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 6
2020 European Championships 1
2020 African Championships
2020 Asian Championships
2020 Oceania Championships
2020 Pan American Championships
3
Athlete Quota Reallocation
Additional Boats

Men’s K4 500m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 10
Athlete Quota Reallocation
Additional Boats

Women’s K4 500m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 10
Athlete Quota Reallocation
Additional Boats

Men’s C1 1000m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 5
2020 African Championships 1
2020 Asian Championships 1
2020 European Championships 1
2020 Oceania Championships 1
2020 Pan American Championships 1
2020 World Cup 1
Host Nation 1 Japan
Athlete Quota Reallocation
Additional Boats

Women’s C1 200m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 5
2020 African Championships 1
2020 Asian Championships 1
2020 European Championships 1
2020 Oceania Championships 1
2020 Pan American Championships 1
2020 World Cup 1
Host Nation 1 Japan
Athlete Quota Reallocation
Additional Boats

Men’s C2 1000m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 8
2020 European Championships 2
2020 African Championships
2020 Asian Championships
2020 Oceania Championships
2020 Pan American Championships
3
Athlete Quota Reallocation
Additional Boats

Women’s C2 500m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 8
2020 European Championships 2
2020 African Championships
2020 Asian Championships
2020 Oceania Championships
2020 Pan American Championships
3
Athlete Quota Reallocation
Additional Boats