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
(January 1st 2020)
5 6 Iran
Ireland
Italy
Russia
South Korea
Spain
Grand Slam Champions Series 1 0 Qualified Above
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
(January 1st 2020)
5 6 Belgium
China
Great Britain
Iran
South Korea
Spain
Grand Slam Champions Series 1 0 Qualified Above
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
(January 1st 2020)
5 6 Azerbaijan
Cote d’Ivoire
Croatia
Russia
Spain
Uzbekistan
Grand Slam Champions Series 1 0 Qualified Above
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
(January 1st 2020)
5 6 Germany
Great Britain
Niger
Russia
Slovenia
South Korea
Grand Slam Champions Series 1 0 Qualified Above
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
(January 1st 2020)
5 6 China
Croatia
Serbia
South Korea
Thailand
Turkey
Grand Slam Champions Series 1 0 Qualified Above
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
(January 1st 2020)
5 Canada
Great Britain
Russia
South Korea
Turkey
Grand Slam Champions Series 1 China
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
(January 1st 2020)
5 6 China
Cote d’Ivoire
Croatia
Great Britain
Turkey
United States
Grand Slam Champions Series 1 0 Qualified Above
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
(January 1st 2020)
5 6 China
Great Britain
Poland
Serbia
South Korea
Turkey
Grand Slam Champions Series 1 0 Qualified Above
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