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 April 6th 2020, 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 -67kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Olympic Standing
April 6 2020
4 Brazil
France
Italy
Kazakhstan
Olympic Qualification Tournament 3
2019 Pan American Games 0 – 1
2019 European Games 0 – 1
African Qualifier 0 – 1
Asian Qualifier 0 – 1
Oceania Qualifier 0 – 1
Host Nation 1 Japan
Tripartite Invitation 0 – 1

Men’s -75kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Olympic Standing
April 6 2020
4 Azerbaijan
Iran
Italy
Ukraine
Olympic Qualification Tournament 3
2019 Pan American Games 0 – 1
2019 European Games 0 – 1
African Qualifier 0 – 1
Asian Qualifier 0 – 1
Oceania Qualifier 0 – 1
Host Nation 1 Japan
Tripartite Invitation 0 – 1

Men’s +75kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Olympic Standing
April 6 2020
4 Croatia
Germany
Iran
Turkey
Olympic Qualification Tournament 3
2019 Pan American Games 0 – 1
2019 European Games 0 – 1
African Qualifier 0 – 1
Asian Qualifier 0 – 1
Oceania Qualifier 0 – 1
Host Nation 1 Japan
Tripartite Invitation 0 – 1

Men’s Kata

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Olympic Standing
April 6 2020
4 Italy
Spain
Turkey
Venezuela
Olympic Qualification Tournament 3
2019 Pan American Games 0 – 1
2019 European Games 0 – 1
African Qualifier 0 – 1
Asian Qualifier 0 – 1
Oceania Qualifier 0 – 1
Host Nation 1 Japan
Tripartite Invitation 0 – 1

Women’s -55kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Olympic Standing
April 6 2020
4 Chinese Taipei
Iran
Turkey
Ukraine
Olympic Qualification Tournament 3
2019 Pan American Games 0 – 1
2019 European Games 0 – 1
African Qualifier 0 – 1
Asian Qualifier 0 – 1
Oceania Qualifier 0 – 1
Host Nation 1 Japan
Tripartite Invitation 0 – 1

Women’s -61kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Olympic Standing
April 6 2020
4 China
Egypt
Serbia
Turkey
Olympic Qualification Tournament 3
2019 Pan American Games 0 – 1
2019 European Games 0 – 1
African Qualifier 0 – 1
Asian Qualifier 0 – 1
Oceania Qualifier 0 – 1
Host Nation 1 Japan
Tripartite Invitation 0 – 1

Women’s +61kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Olympic Standing
April 6 2020
4 Azerbaijan
Iran
Switzerland
Turkey
Olympic Qualification Tournament 3
2019 Pan American Games 0 – 1
2019 European Games 0 – 1
African Qualifier 0 – 1
Asian Qualifier 0 – 1
Oceania Qualifier 0 – 1
Host Nation 1 Japan
Tripartite Invitation 0 – 1

Women’s Kata

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Olympic Standing
April 6 2020
4 Hong Kong
Italy
Spain
United States
Olympic Qualification Tournament 3
2019 Pan American Games 0 – 1
2019 European Games 0 – 1
African Qualifier 0 – 1
Asian Qualifier 0 – 1
Oceania Qualifier 0 – 1
Host Nation 1 Japan
Tripartite Invitation 0 – 1