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 Morocco
Asian Championships 1 China
European Championships 1 Poland
World Rankings – Pan America 1 Argentina
World Rankings – Oceania 1 0 Reallocated
Host Nation 1 Japan
Reallocated Quotas
(2019 World Championships)
1 Belgium
Double Starters

Women’s K1

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Slalom Championships 18 Andorra
Austria
Canada
China
Cook Islands
Czech Republic
France
Germany
Great Britain
Italy
Japan
Netherlands
New Zealand
Poland
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Ukraine
African Championships 1 Morocco
Asian Championships 1 Kazakhstan
European Championships 1 Switzerland
World Rankings – Pan America 1 Mexico
World Rankings – Oceania 1 0 Reallocated
Host Nation 1 0 Qualified Above
Reallocated Quotas
(2019 World Championships)
2 Chinese Taipei
Russia
Double Starters Australia
Brazil
United States

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
Oceania Championships 1 Australia
African Championships 1 Senegal
Asian Championships 1 Kazakhstan
European Championships 1 Germany
World Rankings – Pan America 1 United States
Host Nation 1 Japan
Double Starters Russia

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
Asian Championships 1 China
European Championships 1 Slovakia
World Rankings – Africa 1 0 Reallocated
World Rankings – Pan America 1 Canada
World Rankings – Oceania 1 0 Reallocated
Host Nation 1 Japan
Reallocated Quotas
(2019 World Championships)
2 Hungary
Poland
Double Starters Andorra
Cook Islands
New Zealand
Russia
Ukraine

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 2021 World Cup event. 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 2 1 0 0
Austria 0 2 0 0
Australia 6 6 0 2
Belarus 5 4 0 3
Belgium 1 2 0 0
Belize 1 0 0 0
Brazil 1 0 2 0
Bulgaria 0 0 0 1
Canada 6 5 2 1
Chile 0 0 0 2
China 3 6 3 3
Cook Islands 1 1 0 0
Croatia 0 1 0 1
Cuba 0 0 3 2
Czech Republic 2 0 2 0
Denmark 0 4 0 0
Egypt 1 1 0 0
France 3 4 1 0
Germany 6 6 3 2
Great Britain 1 2 0 1
Hungary 6 6 2 3
Iran 1 0 0 0
Italy 3 1 0 0
Japan 4 1 1 2
Kazakhstan 0 1 2 2
Latvia 1 0 0 0
Lithuania 1 0 0 0
Moldova 0 1 0 2
Mozambique 0 0 1 0
New Zealand 2 4 0 0
Nigeria 0 0 0 1
Norway 1 0 0 0
Poland 0 5 3 1
Portugal 5 2 0 0
Refugee Olympic Team 1 0 0 0
Romania 0 0 2 0
Russia 6 5 2 2
Samoa 1 1 1 0
Sao Tome and Principe 0 0 2 0
Serbia 2 1 0 0
Slovakia 5 0 0 0
Slovenia 0 2 0 0
South Korea 0 0 1 0
Spain 6 2 2 1
Sweden 1 1 0 0
Thailand 0 0 0 1
Tunisia 1 2 1 0
Ukraine 0 5 3 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 Samoa
2021 Asian Olympic Qualifier 1 South Korea
2021 European Olympic Qualifier 2 Latvia
Russia
Pan American Reallocation 1 Argentina
2021 World Cup 1 Lithuania
Tripartite Invitation 1 Belize
Athlete Quota Reallocation
Additional Boats Canada
Canada
China
Cook Islands
Germany
Germany
Hungary
Hungary
Japan
Russia
Samoa
Serbia
Spain
Spain

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 Cook Islands
2021 Asian Olympic Qualifier 1 Japan
2021 European Olympic Qualifier 2 Great Britain
Italy
Pan American Reallocation 1 Argentina
2021 World Cup 1 Russia
Athlete Quota Reallocation Hungary
Portugal
Additional Boats Canada
Canada
China
China
Croatia
Denmark
France
France
Germany
Great Britain
Hungary
Kazakhstan
Poland
Portugal
Russia
Samoa
Serbia
Sweden
Tunisia
Ukraine

Men’s K1 1000m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 5 Belarus
Czech Republic
Portugal
Russia
Slovakia
2019 African Games 1 Tunisia
2020 Oceania Championships 1 Cook Islands
2021 Asian Olympic Qualifier 1 Iran
2021 European Olympic Qualifier 2 Belgium
Norway
Pan American Reallocation 1 Brazil
2021 World Cup 1 China
Host Nation 1 0 Reallocated
Athlete Quota Reallocation Argentina
Serbia
Additional Boats Australia
Australia
Canada
France
France
Germany
Germany
Hungary
Hungary
Italy
Russia
Russia
Samoa
IOC Invitation 1 Refugee Olympic Team

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 Samoa
2021 Asian Olympic Qualifier 1 Kazakhstan
2021 European Olympic Qualifier 2 Croatia
Spain
Pan American Reallocation 1 Canada
2021 World Cup 1 Portugal
Host Nation 1 0 Reallocated
Athlete Quota Reallocation Great Britain
Sweden
Additional Boats Algeria
Argentina
Australia
Australia
Austria
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Belgium
Canada
China
China
France
Germany
Germany
Great Britain
Hungary
Italy
New Zealand
Poland
Poland
Portugal
Russia
Russia
Slovenia
Slovenia
Ukraine
Ukraine

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 New Zealand
2021 Asian Olympic Qualifier 1 China
2021 European Olympic Qualifier 1 Hungary
Pan American Reallocation 1 Canada
Athlete Quota Reallocation
Additional Boats Australia
Belarus
Germany
Hungary
Russia
Samoa
Slovakia

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 Australia
2021 European Olympic Qualifier 1 Germany
Pan American Reallocation 1 0 Reallocated
Athlete Quota Reallocation Austria
China
Additional Boats Australia
Canada
Denmark
Germany
Hungary
Hungary
New Zealand
New Zealand
Russia
Ukraine

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 China

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 Australia
Samoa
2021 Asian Olympic Qualifier 1 China
2021 European Olympic Qualifier 1 Ukraine
Pan American Reallocation 1 Cuba
2021 World Cup 1 Moldova
Host Nation 1 Japan
Tripartite Invitation 1 Mozambique
Athlete Quota Reallocation
Additional Boats Brazil
Canada
Canada
China
Cuba
Czech Republic
Germany
Hungary
Hungary
Kazakhstan
Poland
Romania
Romania
Russia
Russia
Sao Tome and Principe
Sao Tome and Principe
Spain
Spain
Ukraine

Women’s C1 200m

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Sprint Championships 5 4 Belarus
Canada
Chile
Russia
United States
2019 African Games 1 Nigeria
2020 Oceania Championships 1 0 New Zealand
Reallocated
2021 Asian Olympic Qualifier 1 Thailand
2021 European Olympic Qualifier 1 Spain
Pan American Reallocation 1 0 Reallocated
2021 World Cup 1 Croatia
Host Nation 1 0 Reallocated
Athlete Quota Reallocation Bulgaria
China
Great Britain
Hungary
Poland
Additional Boats Australia
Australia
Canada
Cuba
Cuba
Germany
Germany
Hungary
Japan
Japan
Moldova
Moldova
Russia
Russia
Ukraine
Ukraine
Uzbekistan

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
2021 Asian Olympic Qualifier 1 Kazakhstan
2021 European Olympic Qualifier 2 Hungary
Spain
Pan American Reallocation 1 Canada
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 Australia
2021 Asian Olympic Qualifier 1 Kazakhstan
2021 European Olympic Qualifier 2 Moldova
Russia
Pan American Reallocation 1 0 Reallocated
Athlete Quota Reallocation Japan
Additional Boats Canada