Taekwondo 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 event. As hosts, Japan will be given a maximum of four quotas (2 men and 2 women) should they not qualify normally while four quotas (2 men and 2 women) will be decided by the Tripartite Commission. The remaining quotas will be decided through the World Taekwondo Olympic Rankings published on December 9th 2019, the Grand Slam Champions Series rankings and the 2020 continental qualification tournaments. Only nations that have qualified fewer than two men and/or two women may participate in the continental qualification tournaments and can only qualify a maximum of four quotas (two men and two women) overall. Additionally, Japan will not be eligible to qualify obtain quotas through the continental qualification tournaments.

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s -58kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
World Taekwondo Olympic Rankings
(December 9 2019)
5
Grand Slam Champions Series 1
2020 African Qualification Tournament 2
2020 Asian Qualification Tournament 2
2020 European Qualification Tournament 2
2020 Oceania Qualification Tournament 1
2020 Pan American Qualification Tournament 2
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1

Men’s -68kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
World Taekwondo Olympic Rankings
(December 9 2019)
5
Grand Slam Champions Series 1
2020 African Qualification Tournament 2
2020 Asian Qualification Tournament 2
2020 European Qualification Tournament 2
2020 Oceania Qualification Tournament 1
2020 Pan American Qualification Tournament 2
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1

Men’s -80kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
World Taekwondo Olympic Rankings
(December 9 2019)
5
Grand Slam Champions Series 1
2020 African Qualification Tournament 2
2020 Asian Qualification Tournament 2
2020 European Qualification Tournament 2
2020 Oceania Qualification Tournament 1
2020 Pan American Qualification Tournament 2
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1

Men’s +80kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
World Taekwondo Olympic Rankings
(December 9 2019)
5
Grand Slam Champions Series 1
2020 African Qualification Tournament 2
2020 Asian Qualification Tournament 2
2020 European Qualification Tournament 2
2020 Oceania Qualification Tournament 1
2020 Pan American Qualification Tournament 2
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1

Women’s -49kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
World Taekwondo Olympic Rankings
(December 9 2019)
5
Grand Slam Champions Series 1
2020 African Qualification Tournament 2
2020 Asian Qualification Tournament 2
2020 European Qualification Tournament 2
2020 Oceania Qualification Tournament 1
2020 Pan American Qualification Tournament 2
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1

Women’s -57kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
World Taekwondo Olympic Rankings
(December 9 2019)
5
Grand Slam Champions Series 1
2020 African Qualification Tournament 2
2020 Asian Qualification Tournament 2
2020 European Qualification Tournament 2
2020 Oceania Qualification Tournament 1
2020 Pan American Qualification Tournament 2
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1

Women’s -67kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
World Taekwondo Olympic Rankings
(December 9 2019)
5
Grand Slam Champions Series 1
2020 African Qualification Tournament 2
2020 Asian Qualification Tournament 2
2020 European Qualification Tournament 2
2020 Oceania Qualification Tournament 1
2020 Pan American Qualification Tournament 2
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1

Women’s +67kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
World Taekwondo Olympic Rankings
(December 9 2019)
5
Grand Slam Champions Series 1
2020 African Qualification Tournament 2
2020 Asian Qualification Tournament 2
2020 European Qualification Tournament 2
2020 Oceania Qualification Tournament 1
2020 Pan American Qualification Tournament 2
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1