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
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
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
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2

Women’s Coxless Pair

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 11
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2

Men’s Double Sculls

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 11
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2

Women’s Double Sculls

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 11
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2

Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 7
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
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
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2

Women’s Coxless Four

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 8
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2

Men’s Quadruple Sculls

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 8
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2

Women’s Quadruple Sculls

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 8
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2

Men’s Coxed Eight

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 5
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2

Women’s Coxed Eight

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 World Championships 5
2020 Final Qualification Regatta 2