Fencing Qualification

Qualification Summary

Each National Olympic Committee can enter a maximum of 18 competitors (9 men and 9 women) with a maximum of three athletes per individual event and one team of three athletes per team event. As hosts, Japan was given eight athlete quotas to use in any way they want, in addition to whatever they qualify normally. The remaining quotas will be decided through various methods, specifically the Team Ranking List, published on April 4th 2020, the Individual Adjusted Official Rankings, published on April 4th 2020 and through the zone qualifying events. Nations qualifying through the Team Ranking List must be ranked in the top sixteen.

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s Individual Epee

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Nations Qualified in Team Event 24
Adjusted Official Rankings – Africa 1
Adjusted Official Rankings – Americas 1
Adjusted Official Rankings – Asia/Oceania 2
Adjusted Official Rankings – Europe 2
African Zone Qualifying Event 1
American Zone Qualifying Event 1
Asian/Oceania Zone Qualifying Event 1
European Zone Qualifying Event 1

Women’s Individual Epee

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Nations Qualified in Team Event 24
Adjusted Official Rankings – Africa 1
Adjusted Official Rankings – Americas 1
Adjusted Official Rankings – Asia/Oceania 2
Adjusted Official Rankings – Europe 2
African Zone Qualifying Event 1
American Zone Qualifying Event 1
Asian/Oceania Zone Qualifying Event 1
European Zone Qualifying Event 1

Men’s Team Epee

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Team Ranking List – Top 4 4
Team Ranking List – Top African (Rank 5-16) 1
Team Ranking List – Top American (Rank 5-16) 1
Team Ranking List – Top Asian/Oceania (Rank 5-16) 1
Team Ranking List – Top European (Rank 5-16) 1

Women’s Team Epee

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Team Ranking List – Top 4 4
Team Ranking List – Top African (Rank 5-16) 1
Team Ranking List – Top American (Rank 5-16) 1
Team Ranking List – Top Asian/Oceania (Rank 5-16) 1
Team Ranking List – Top European (Rank 5-16) 1

Men’s Individual Foil

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Nations Qualified in Team Event 24
Adjusted Official Rankings – Africa 1
Adjusted Official Rankings – Americas 1
Adjusted Official Rankings – Asia/Oceania 2
Adjusted Official Rankings – Europe 2
African Zone Qualifying Event 1
American Zone Qualifying Event 1
Asian/Oceania Zone Qualifying Event 1
European Zone Qualifying Event 1

Women’s Individual Foil

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Nations Qualified in Team Event 24
Adjusted Official Rankings – Africa 1
Adjusted Official Rankings – Americas 1
Adjusted Official Rankings – Asia/Oceania 2
Adjusted Official Rankings – Europe 2
African Zone Qualifying Event 1
American Zone Qualifying Event 1
Asian/Oceania Zone Qualifying Event 1
European Zone Qualifying Event 1

Men’s Team Foil

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Team Ranking List – Top 4 4
Team Ranking List – Top African (Rank 5-16) 1
Team Ranking List – Top American (Rank 5-16) 1
Team Ranking List – Top Asian/Oceania (Rank 5-16) 1
Team Ranking List – Top European (Rank 5-16) 1

Women’s Team Foil

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Team Ranking List – Top 4 4
Team Ranking List – Top African (Rank 5-16) 1
Team Ranking List – Top American (Rank 5-16) 1
Team Ranking List – Top Asian/Oceania (Rank 5-16) 1
Team Ranking List – Top European (Rank 5-16) 1

Men’s Individual Sabre

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Nations Qualified in Team Event 24
Adjusted Official Rankings – Africa 1
Adjusted Official Rankings – Americas 1
Adjusted Official Rankings – Asia/Oceania 2
Adjusted Official Rankings – Europe 2
African Zone Qualifying Event 1
American Zone Qualifying Event 1
Asian/Oceania Zone Qualifying Event 1
European Zone Qualifying Event 1

Women’s Individual Sabre

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Nations Qualified in Team Event 24
Adjusted Official Rankings – Africa 1
Adjusted Official Rankings – Americas 1
Adjusted Official Rankings – Asia/Oceania 2
Adjusted Official Rankings – Europe 2
African Zone Qualifying Event 1
American Zone Qualifying Event 1
Asian/Oceania Zone Qualifying Event 1
European Zone Qualifying Event 1

Men’s Team Sabre

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Team Ranking List – Top 4 4
Team Ranking List – Top African (Rank 5-16) 1
Team Ranking List – Top American (Rank 5-16) 1
Team Ranking List – Top Asian/Oceania (Rank 5-16) 1
Team Ranking List – Top European (Rank 5-16) 1

Women’s Team Sabre

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Team Ranking List – Top 4 4
Team Ranking List – Top African (Rank 5-16) 1
Team Ranking List – Top American (Rank 5-16) 1
Team Ranking List – Top Asian/Oceania (Rank 5-16) 1
Team Ranking List – Top European (Rank 5-16) 1