Rowing Qualification

Qualification Summary

Each National Olympic Committee can enter a maximum of 48 athletes (24 men and 24 women) and a maximum of one boat per event. Should Japan fail to qualify a men’s and/or women’s boat they will be given a quota in the men’s and women’s single sculls respectively to compete. Additionally, 4 single sculls quotas (2 men and 2 women) will be decided by the Tripartite Commission. The remaining quotas will be decided through various events, specifically, the 2019 World Championships, the continental qualification regattas and the final qualification regatta.

At the continental qualification regatta, a nation can only qualify one boat across all events unless they failed to qualify any boats at the 2019 World Championships which then they can qualify two boats should they both placed first at the regatta.

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s Single Sculls

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 9 Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Lithuania
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
African Qualification Regatta 5
Americas Qualification Regatta 5
Asian/Oceania Qualification Regatta 5
European Qualification Regatta 3
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2
Host Nation 1 Japan
Tripartite Invitation 2

Women’s Single Sculls

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 9 Austria
Canada
China
Great Britain
Ireland
Netherlands
New Zealand
Switzerland
United States
African Qualification Regatta 5
Americas Qualification Regatta 5
Asian/Oceania Qualification Regatta 5
European Qualification Regatta 3
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2
Host Nation 1 Japan
Tripartite Invitation 2

Men’s Coxless Pair

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 11 Australia
Belarus
Canada
Croatia
France
Italy
New Zealand
Romania
Serbia
South Africa
Spain
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2

Women’s Coxless Pair

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 11 Australia
Canada
China
Great Britain
Greece
Ireland
Italy
New Zealand
Romania
Spain
United States
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2

Men’s Double Sculls

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 11 China
France
Germany
Great Britain
Ireland
Lithuania
Netherlands
New Zealand
Poland
Romania
Switzerland
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2

Women’s Double Sculls

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 11 Australia
Canada
China
Czech Republic
France
Italy
Lithuania
Netherlands
New Zealand
Romania
United States
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2

Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 7 Belgium
Germany
Ireland
Italy
Norway
Poland
Spain
African Qualification Regatta 1
Americas Qualification Regatta 3
Asian/Oceania Qualification Regatta 3
European Qualification Regatta 2
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2

Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 7 Belarus
France
Great Britain
Italy
Netherlands
New Zealand
Romania
African Qualification Regatta 1
Americas Qualification Regatta 3
Asian/Oceania Qualification Regatta 3
European Qualification Regatta 2
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2

Men’s Coxless Four

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 8 Australia
Great Britain
Italy
Netherlands
Poland
Romania
Switzerland
United States
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2

Women’s Coxless Four

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 8 Australia
Canada
Denmark
Great Britain
Netherlands
Poland
Romania
United States
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2

Men’s Quadruple Sculls

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 8 Australia
China
Germany
Great Britain
Italy
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2

Women’s Quadruple Sculls

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 8 China
Germany
Great Britain
Italy
Netherlands
New Zealand
Poland
United States
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2

Men’s Coxed Eight

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 5 Australia
Germany
Great Britain
Netherlands
United States
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2

Women’s Coxed Eight

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 5 Australia
Canada
Great Britain
New Zealand
United States
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2