Judo Qualification

Qualification Summary

Each National Olympic Committee can enter a maximum of 14 athletes (7 men and 7 women) with a maximum of one athlete per each individual event. As hosts, Japan was given the maximum quota while 20 quotas will be decided by the Tripartite Commission. The remaining quotas will be decided through the World Ranking List released on June 28th 2021. The top 18 eligible athletes will qualify in each weight class. Should multiple athletes be ranked in the top 18 the nation will have the ability to choose which athlete will compete.

In addition, the World Ranking List will be divided by continent and the highest ranked eligible athletes not yet qualified, regardless of event will also qualify. The quotas for each continent are as follows:
* Africa – 24 (12 men, 12 women)
* Asia – 20 (10 men, 10 women)
* Europe – 25 (13 men, 12 women)
* Oceania – 10 (5 men, 5 women)
* Pan America – (10 men, 11 women)
A nation can only qualify one quota through this method. Unused quotas will go to the highest ranked eligible athlete regardless of continent.

Nations can qualify in the mixed team event by qualifying at least one athlete in each of the six weight classes:
* Men’s -73kg (-60kg, -66kg, -73kg)
* Men’s -90kg (-73kg, -81kg, -90kg)
* Men’s +90kg (-90kg, -100kg, +100kg)
* Women’s -57kg (-48kg, -52kg, -57kg)
* Women’s -70kg (-57kg, -63kg, -70kg)
* Women’s +70kg (-70kg, -78kg, +78kg)

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s -60kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
World Ranking List 18 Azerbaijan
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Chinese Taipei
Ecuador
France
Georgia
Germany
Great Britain
Kazakhstan
Mongolia
Netherlands
Russia
South Korea
Spain
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
World Ranking List – Africa
World Ranking List – Asia 1 Laos
World Ranking List – Europe 1 Turkey
World Ranking List – Oceania
World Ranking List – Pan America 1 Guatemala
World Ranking List – Additional
Tripartite Invitation 1 Bhutan

Men’s -66kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
World Ranking List 18 Azerbaijan
Belarus
Brazil
Egypt
France
Georgia
Germany
Israel
Italy
Kazakhstan
Moldova
Mongolia
Russia
Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
World Ranking List – Africa 3 Mozambique
Niger
Zambia
World Ranking List – Asia 1 Qatar
World Ranking List – Europe
World Ranking List – Oceania
World Ranking List – Pan America 2 Costa Rica
Peru
World Ranking List – Additional
Tripartite Invitation 1 Albania

Men’s -73kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
World Ranking List 18 Azerbaijan
Canada
Georgia
Germany
Israel
Italy
Kazakhstan
Kosovo
Moldova
Mongolia
Russia
South Korea
Sweden
Switzerland
Tajikistan
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
World Ranking List – Africa 4 Algeria
Burkina Faso
Djibouti
Gambia
World Ranking List – Asia 2 Jordan
Saudi Arabia
World Ranking List – Europe 3 Armenia
France
Romania
World Ranking List – Oceania
World Ranking List – Pan America 2 Brazil
Cuba
World Ranking List – Additional
Tripartite Invitation 5 Guinea
Monaco
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Yemen
IOC Invitation 1 Refugee Olympic Team

Men’s -81kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
World Ranking List 18 Austria
Azerbaijan
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Israel
Italy
Mongolia
Netherlands
Portugal
Russia
Turkey
Uzbekistan
World Ranking List – Africa 1 Egypt
World Ranking List – Asia 4 Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Lebanon
Tajikistan
World Ranking List – Europe 1 Sweden
World Ranking List – Oceania 3 Guam
Samoa
Vanuatu
World Ranking List – Pan America 3 Argentina
Puerto Rico
Uruguay
World Ranking List – Additional
Tripartite Invitation 3 Comoros
Palestine
Sierra Leone

Men’s -90kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
World Ranking List 18 Azerbaijan
Brazil
Cuba
France
Georgia
Germany
Hungary
Kazakhstan
Mongolia
Netherlands
Russia
Serbia
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Tajikistan
Turkey
Uzbekistan
World Ranking List – Africa 2 Ghana
Mauritius
World Ranking List – Asia
World Ranking List – Europe 5 Czech Republic
Israel
Italy
Poland
Ukraine
World Ranking List – Oceania
World Ranking List – Pan America 2 Dominican Republic
United States
World Ranking List – Additional
Tripartite Invitation 4 Benin
Liechtenstein
San Marino
Seychelles
IOC Invitation 1 Refugee Olympic Team

Men’s -100kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
World Ranking List 18 Azerbaijan
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Egypt
Estonia
France
Georgia
Germany
Ireland
Israel
Mongolia
Netherlands
Portugal
Russia
Serbia
South Korea
Uzbekistan
World Ranking List – Africa
World Ranking List – Asia 2 Pakistan
United Arab Emirates
World Ranking List – Europe 3 Belarus
Hungary
Latvia
World Ranking List – Oceania 2 1 Australia
Fiji
World Ranking List – Pan America
World Ranking List – Additional
Tripartite Invitation

Men’s +100kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
World Ranking List 18 Austria
Azerbaijan
Brazil
Cuba
Czech Republic
France
Georgia
Germany
Israel
Mongolia
Netherlands
Poland
Romania
Russia
South Korea
Tajikistan
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
World Ranking List – Africa 2 Libya
Senegal
World Ranking List – Asia
World Ranking List – Europe
World Ranking List – Oceania
World Ranking List – Pan America
World Ranking List – Additional
Tripartite Invitation
IOC Invitation 1 Refugee Olympic Team

Women’s -48kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
World Ranking List 18 Argentina
Brazil
China
France
Germany
Hungary
Israel
Italy
Kazakhstan
Kosovo
Mongolia
Portugal
Russia
Serbia
Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Ukraine
World Ranking List – Africa 1 South Africa
World Ranking List – Asia 3 2 Chinese Taipei
India
North Korea
World Ranking List – Europe 1 Azerbaijan
World Ranking List – Oceania
World Ranking List – Pan America 2 Chile
Colombia
World Ranking List – Additional 1 Turkey
Tripartite Invitation 2 Malawi
Nepal

Women’s -52kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
World Ranking List 18 Belgium
Brazil
France
Great Britain
Hungary
Israel
Italy
Kosovo
Mongolia
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
South Korea
Spain
Switzerland
United States
Uzbekistan
World Ranking List – Africa 2 Guinea-Bissau
Morocco
World Ranking List – Asia 3 Thailand
Turkmenistan
Vietnam
World Ranking List – Europe 1 Georgia
World Ranking List – Oceania
World Ranking List – Pan America 3 Canada
Haiti
Panama
World Ranking List – Additional
Tripartite Invitation 1 North Macedonia

Women’s -57kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
World Ranking List 18 Bulgaria
Canada
China
Chinese Taipei
France
Georgia
Germany
Hungary
Israel
Kosovo
Mongolia
Panama
Poland
Portugal
Russia
Serbia
Slovenia
South Korea
World Ranking List – Africa 3 Angola
Cote d’Ivoire
Tunisia
World Ranking List – Asia
World Ranking List – Europe 3 2 Austria
Great Britain
Netherlands
World Ranking List – Oceania 1 0 New Zealand
World Ranking List – Pan America
World Ranking List – Additional
Tripartite Invitation
IOC Invitation 1 Refugee Olympic Team

Women’s -63kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
World Ranking List 18 Australia
Austria
Brazil
Canada
China
Cuba
France
Germany
Great Britain
Hungary
Israel
Italy
Mongolia
Netherlands
Poland
Russia
Slovenia
Venezuela
World Ranking List – Africa 2 Cape Verde
Madagascar
World Ranking List – Asia 2 Philippines
Uzbekistan
World Ranking List – Europe 3 Denmark
Serbia
Spain
World Ranking List – Oceania
World Ranking List – Pan America 2 Ecuador
Mexico
World Ranking List – Additional 1 South Korea
Tripartite Invitation 2 Honduras
Myanmar
IOC Invitation 1 Refugee Olympic Team

Women’s -70kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
World Ranking List 18 Australia
Austria
Brazil
Canada
Croatia
France
Germany
Great Britain
Ireland
Morocco
Netherlands
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Russia
Spain
Sweden
Tunisia
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
World Ranking List – Africa 2 Cameroon
Chad
World Ranking List – Asia 2 China
South Korea
World Ranking List – Europe 2 1 Belgium
Greece
World Ranking List – Oceania 1 Kiribati
World Ranking List – Pan America 2 1 Colombia
Jamaica
World Ranking List – Additional 1 Italy
Tripartite Invitation
IOC Invitation 1 Refugee Olympic Team

Women’s -78kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
World Ranking List 18 Austria
Brazil
China
Croatia
Cuba
Ecuador
France
Germany
Great Britain
Israel
Kosovo
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Russia
Slovenia
South Korea
Ukraine
United States
World Ranking List – Africa 2 Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Gabon
World Ranking List – Asia 1 Mongolia
World Ranking List – Europe
World Ranking List – Oceania
World Ranking List – Pan America 1 Venezuela
World Ranking List – Additional
Tripartite Invitation 1 Montenegro

Women’s +78kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
World Ranking List 18 Azerbaijan
Belarus
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Cameroon
China
Cuba
France
Israel
Netherlands
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Russia
Slovenia
South Korea
Tunisia
Turkey
Ukraine
United States
World Ranking List – Africa
World Ranking List – Asia
World Ranking List – Europe 3 Croatia
Germany
Great Britain
Lithuania
World Ranking List – Oceania 1 0 Papua New Guinea
World Ranking List – Pan America 2 Nicaragua
Trinidad and Tobago
World Ranking List – Additional 1 Algeria
Tripartite Invitation

Mixed Team

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
Nations Eligible to Compete Brazil
France
Germany
Israel
Italy
Mongolia
Netherlands
Russia
South Korea
Uzbekistan
IOC Invitation 1 Refugee Olympic Team