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 5th 2021, the Individual Adjusted Official Rankings, published on April 5th 2021 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 China
China
China
France
France
France
Italy
Italy
Italy
Russia
Russia
Russia
South Korea
South Korea
South Korea
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
Ukraine
Ukraine
Ukraine
United States
United States
United States
Adjusted Official Rankings – Africa 1 Morocco
Adjusted Official Rankings – Americas 1 Venezuela
Adjusted Official Rankings – Asia/Oceania 2 Japan
Kazakhstan
Adjusted Official Rankings – Europe 2 Hungary
Netherlands
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 China
China
China
Estonia
Estonia
Estonia
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Italy
Italy
Italy
Poland
Poland
Poland
Russia
Russia
Russia
South Korea
South Korea
South Korea
United States
United States
United States
Adjusted Official Rankings – Africa 1 Tunisia
Adjusted Official Rankings – Americas 1 Brazil
Adjusted Official Rankings – Asia/Oceania 2 Japan
Uzbekistan
Adjusted Official Rankings – Europe 2 France
Romania
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 France
Italy
Switzerland
Ukraine
Team Ranking List – Top African (Rank 5-16) 1 0 None qualified
Team Ranking List – Top American (Rank 5-16) 1 United States
Team Ranking List – Top Asian/Oceania (Rank 5-16) 1 South Korea
Team Ranking List – Top European (Rank 5-16) 1 Russia
Reallocation – Top Overall (Rank 5-16) 1 China

Women’s Team Epee

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Team Ranking List – Top 4 4 China
Poland
Russia
South Korea
Team Ranking List – Top African (Rank 5-16) 1 0 None qualified
Team Ranking List – Top American (Rank 5-16) 1 United States
Team Ranking List – Top Asian/Oceania (Rank 5-16) 1 Hong Kong
Team Ranking List – Top European (Rank 5-16) 1 Italy
Reallocation – Top Overall (Rank 5-16) 1 Estonia

Men’s Individual Foil

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Nations Qualified in Team Event 24 Canada
Canada
Canada
Egypt
Egypt
Egypt
France
France
France
Germany
Germany
Germany
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Italy
Italy
Italy
Russia
Russia
Russia
United States
United States
United States
Adjusted Official Rankings – Africa 1 Tunisia
Adjusted Official Rankings – Americas 1 Brazil
Adjusted Official Rankings – Asia/Oceania 2 Japan
South Korea
Adjusted Official Rankings – Europe 2 Great Britain
Spain
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 Canada
Canada
Canada
Egypt
Egypt
Egypt
France
France
France
Hungary
Hungary
Hungary
Italy
Italy
Italy
Japan
Japan
Japan
Russia
Russia
Russia
United States
United States
United States
Adjusted Official Rankings – Africa 1 Tunisia
Adjusted Official Rankings – Americas 1 Colombia
Adjusted Official Rankings – Asia/Oceania 2 China
South Korea
Adjusted Official Rankings – Europe 2 Germany
Turkey
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 France
Italy
Russia
United States
Team Ranking List – Top African (Rank 5-16) 1 Egypt
Team Ranking List – Top American (Rank 5-16) 1 Canada
Team Ranking List – Top Asian/Oceania (Rank 5-16) 1 Hong Kong
Team Ranking List – Top European (Rank 5-16) 1 Germany

Women’s Team Foil

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Team Ranking List – Top 4 4 France
Italy
Russia
United States
Team Ranking List – Top African (Rank 5-16) 1 Egypt
Team Ranking List – Top American (Rank 5-16) 1 Canada
Team Ranking List – Top Asian/Oceania (Rank 5-16) 1 Japan
Team Ranking List – Top European (Rank 5-16) 1 Hungary

Men’s Individual Sabre

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Nations Qualified in Team Event 24 Egypt
Egypt
Egypt
Germany
Germany
Germany
Hungary
Hungary
Hungary
Iran
Iran
Iran
Italy
Italy
Italy
Russia
Russia
Russia
South Korea
South Korea
South Korea
United States
United States
United States
Adjusted Official Rankings – Africa 1 Tunisia
Adjusted Official Rankings – Americas 1 Canada
Adjusted Official Rankings – Asia/Oceania 2 China
Japan
Adjusted Official Rankings – Europe 2 France
Georgia
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 China
China
China
France
France
France
Hungary
Hungary
Hungary
Italy
Italy
Italy
Russia
Russia
Russia
South Korea
South Korea
South Korea
Tunisia
Tunisia
Tunisia
United States
United States
United States
Adjusted Official Rankings – Africa 1 Egypt
Adjusted Official Rankings – Americas 1 Canada
Adjusted Official Rankings – Asia/Oceania 2 India
Japan
Adjusted Official Rankings – Europe 2 Greece
Ukraine
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 Germany
Hungary
Italy
South Korea
Team Ranking List – Top African (Rank 5-16) 1 Egypt
Team Ranking List – Top American (Rank 5-16) 1 United States
Team Ranking List – Top Asian/Oceania (Rank 5-16) 1 Iran
Team Ranking List – Top European (Rank 5-16) 1 Russia

Women’s Team Sabre

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Team Ranking List – Top 4 4 France
Italy
Russia
South Korea
Team Ranking List – Top African (Rank 5-16) 1 Tunisia
Team Ranking List – Top American (Rank 5-16) 1 United States
Team Ranking List – Top Asian/Oceania (Rank 5-16) 1 China
Team Ranking List – Top European (Rank 5-16) 1 Hungary