Karate Qualification

Qualification Summary

Each National Olympic Committee can enter a maximum of 8 athletes (4 men and 4 women) with a maximum of one athlete per each individual event. As hosts, Japan will be given the maximum quota should they not qualify normally while 4 quotas (2 men and 2 women) will be decided by the Tripartite Commission. The remaining quotas will be decided through the Olympic Standings released on May 23rd 2021, the Olympic Qualification Tournament and the continental games.

Quotas to be decided by an approved Continental Games will go to athletes whom won gold, but have not yet qualified to the Olympics with a maximum of 3 for Africa and Pan America and 2 for Asia, Europe and Oceania. Should quotas remain it will then go to the silver and then bronze medalists. Should there be no approved games the quotas will go to the highest ranked athlete from the same continent.

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s Kata

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Olympic Standings
May 23 2021
4 Italy
Spain
Turkey
Venezuela
Olympic Qualification Tournament 3 Chinese Taipei
South Korea
United States
Host Nation 1 Japan
Tripartite Invitation 2 1 Kuwait
Reallocation 1 Germany
IOC Invitation 1 Refugee Olympic Team

Men’s -67kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Olympic Standings
May 23 2021
4 Egypt
France
Italy
Kazakhstan
Olympic Qualification Tournament 3 Azerbaijan
Jordan
Turkey
Continental Representation 2 Latvia
Venezuela
Host Nation 1 Japan
IOC Invitation 1 Refugee Olympic Team

Men’s -75kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Olympic Standings
May 23 2021
4 Azerbaijan
Italy
Ukraine
United States
Olympic Qualification Tournament 3 Germany
Hungary
Kazakhstan
Continental Representation 2 Australia
Egypt
Host Nation 1 Japan

Men’s +75kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Olympic Standings
May 23 2021
4 Croatia
Germany
Iran
Turkey
Olympic Qualification Tournament 3 Canada
Georgia
Saudi Arabia
Continental Representation 2 Kazakhstan
United States
Host Nation 1 Japan

Women’s Kata

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Olympic Standings
May 23 2021
4 Hong Kong
Italy
Spain
United States
Olympic Qualification Tournament 3 France
Germany
Turkey
Continental Representation 1 New Zealand
Host Nation 1 Japan
Tripartite Invitation 1 North Macedonia

Women’s -55kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Olympic Standings
May 23 2021
4 Chinese Taipei
Iran
Turkey
Ukraine
Olympic Qualification Tournament 3 Bulgaria
Kazakhstan
Russia
Continental Representation 2 Austria
Egypt
Host Nation 1 Japan

Women’s -61kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Olympic Standings
May 23 2021
4 China
Egypt
Serbia
Turkey
Olympic Qualification Tournament 3 Morocco
Ukraine
Venezuela
Continental Representation 1 Peru
Host Nation 1 Japan
Tripartite Invitation 1 0 Not Awarded
Reallocation 1 France

Women’s +61kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Olympic Standings
May 23 2021
4 Azerbaijan
China
Iran
Turkey
Olympic Qualification Tournament 3 Egypt
Italy
Switzerland
Continental Representation 2 Algeria
Kazakhstan
Host Nation 1 Japan