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 Australia
Austria
Brazil
Canada
Czech Republic
France
Germany
Great Britain
Italy
New Zealand
Portugal
Russia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United States
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 19 Andorra
Austria
Canada
China
Cook Islands
Czech Republic
France
Germany
Great Britain
Italy
Japan
Netherlands
New Zealand
Poland
Russia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Ukraine
African Championships 1
Asian Championships 1
European Championships 1
Oceania Championships 1
Pan American Championships 1
Host Nation 1 0 Qualified Above
Double Starters Australia

Men’s C1

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Slalom Championships 11 Canada
Croatia
Czech Republic
France
Great Britain
Ireland
Poland
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Switzerland
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 Australia
Austria
Brazil
Czech Republic
France
Germany
Great Britain
Italy
Slovenia
Spain
United States
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
Algeria 0 1 0 0
Argentina 1 0 0 0
Australia 6 4 0 0
Belarus 5 4 0 3
Belgium 0 2 0 0
Brazil 0 0 2 0
Canada 4 4 0 1
Chile 0 0 0 2
China 0 6 2 2
Cuba 0 0 2 2
Czech Republic 2 0 2 0
Denmark 0 4 0 0
Egypt 1 1 0 0
France 3 4 1 0
Germany 6 4 3 2
Great Britain 1 0 0 0
Hungary 5 6 0 2
Italy 3 0 0 0
Japan 4 1 1 1
New Zealand 0 4 0 0
Nigeria 0 0 0 1
Poland 0 5 3 1
Portugal 5 1 0 0
Romania 0 0 2 0
Russia 5 4 2 1
Sao Tome and Principe 0 0 2 0
Serbia 1 1 0 0
Slovakia 5 0 0 0
Slovenia 0 2 0 0
Spain 6 1 0 0
Sweden 1 1 0 0
Tunisia 1 2 1 0
Ukraine 0 5 2 2
United States 0 0 0 1
Uzbekistan 0 0 0 2

Boat Quotas

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s K1 200m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 5 France
Great Britain
Italy
Serbia
Sweden
2019 African Games 1 South Africa
Egypt
2020 Oceania Championships 1
2020 Asian Olympic Qualifier 1
2020 European Olympic Qualifier 2
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 Denmark
New Zealand
Poland
Spain
Ukraine
2019 African Games 1 Algeria
2020 Oceania Championships 1
2020 Asian Olympic Qualifier 1
2020 European Olympic Qualifier 2
2020 Pan American Championships 1
2020 World Cup 1
Athlete Quota Reallocation Hungary
Portugal
Additional Boats

Men’s K1 1000m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 5 6 Belarus
Czech Republic
Hungary
Portugal
Russia
Slovakia
2019 African Games 1 Tunisia
2020 Oceania Championships 1
2020 Asian Olympic Qualifier 1
2020 European Olympic Qualifier 2
2020 Pan American Championships 1
2020 World Cup 1
Host Nation 1 0 Reallocated
Athlete Quota Reallocation Argentina
Additional Boats

Women’s K1 500m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 5 Belarus
Denmark
Hungary
New Zealand
Serbia
2019 African Games 1 Egypt
2020 Oceania Championships 1
2020 Asian Olympic Qualifier 1
2020 European Olympic Qualifier 2
2020 Pan American Championships 1
2020 World Cup 1
Host Nation 1 Japan
Athlete Quota Reallocation Sweden
Additional Boats

Men’s K2 1000m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 6 Australia
Czech Republic
France
Germany
Italy
Spain
2020 Oceania Championships 1
2020 Asian Olympic Qualifier 1
2020 European Olympic Qualifier 1
2020 Pan American Championships 1
Athlete Quota Reallocation
Additional Boats

Women’s K2 500m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 6 Belarus
Belgium
France
Poland
Slovenia
Ukraine
2019 African Games 1 South Africa
Tunisia
2020 Oceania Championships 1
2020 European Olympic Qualifier 1
2020 Pan American Championships 1
Athlete Quota Reallocation China
Additional Boats

Men’s K4 500m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 10 Australia
Belarus
Canada
Germany
Hungary
Japan
Portugal
Russia
Slovakia
Spain
Athlete Quota Reallocation
Additional Boats

Women’s K4 500m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 10 Australia
Belarus
Canada
China
France
Germany
Hungary
New Zealand
Poland
Ukraine
Athlete Quota Reallocation Denmark
Russia
Additional Boats

Men’s C1 1000m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 5 Brazil
Czech Republic
France
Germany
Poland
2019 African Games 1 Tunisia
2020 Oceania Championships 1
2020 Asian Olympic Qualifier 1
2020 European Olympic Qualifier 2
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 Belarus
Canada
Chile
Russia
United States
2019 African Games 1 Nigeria
2020 Oceania Championships 1
2020 Asian Olympic Qualifier 1
2020 European Olympic Qualifier 2
2020 Pan American Championships 1
2020 World Cup 1
Host Nation 1 Japan
Athlete Quota Reallocation Poland
Additional Boats

Men’s C2 1000m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 8 Brazil
China
Cuba
Germany
Poland
Romania
Russia
Ukraine
2019 African Games 1 Sao Tome and Principe
2020 Asian Olympic Qualifier 1
2020 European Olympic Qualifier 2
2020 Pan American Championships 1
Athlete Quota Reallocation Czech Republic
Additional Boats

Women’s C2 500m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 8 Belarus
Chile
China
Cuba
Germany
Hungary
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
2020 Oceania Championships 1
2020 Asian Olympic Qualifier 1
2020 European Olympic Qualifier 2
2020 Pan American Championships 1
Athlete Quota Reallocation
Additional Boats