Triathlon Qualification

Qualification Summary

Each National Olympic Committee can enter a maximum of 6 competitors (3 men and 3 women) provided that they are all ranked in the top 30 of the Individual Olympic Rankings, if not the maximum will be 2 men and/or 2 women. As hosts, Japan will be given four quotas (2 men and 2 women) to compete and will be eligible to qualify a third man or woman while four quotas (2 men and 2 women) will be decided by the Tripartite Commission.

For the mixed relay (2 men and 2 women) event qualification quotas will be awarded through the Mixed Relay Olympic Rankings and at the 2021 Mixed Relay Qualification Event. All athletes qualified in the mixed relay will be eligible to compete in the individual events along with athletes qualifying through the Individual Olympic Rankings and the ITU World Ranking which will qualify one athlete from each continent from a nation not yet represented. Should 2 men and 2 women qualify through the individual rankings the nation will be eligible to take part in the mixed relay.

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s Individual

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 2 Japan
Japan
Mixed Relay Olympic Ranking 14 Australia
Australia
France
France
Germany
Germany
Great Britain
Great Britain
Netherlands
Netherlands
New Zealand
New Zealand
United States
United States
2021 Mixed Relay Qualification Event 6 Belgium
Belgium
Italy
Italy
Switzerland
Switzerland
Individual Olympic Ranking 26 25 Australia
Austria
Austria
Azerbaijan
Brazil
Canada
Canada
Denmark
France
Hungary
Hungary
Israel
Israel
Mexico
Mexico
Norway
Norway
Norway
Portugal
Portugal
Russia
South Africa
South Africa
Spain
Spain
Spain
ITU World Ranking – Africa 1 Morocco
ITU World Ranking – Americas 1 Chile
ITU World Ranking – Asia 1 Hong Kong
ITU World Ranking – Europe 1 Romania
ITU World Ranking – Oceania 1 0 None Eligible
Tripartite Commission 2 1 Syria
Reallocation
(Individual Olympic Ranking)
2 Ireland
Luxembourg
Reallocation
(Mixed Team Priority)
1 Russia

Women’s Individual

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 2 Japan
Japan
Mixed Relay Olympic Ranking 14 Australia
Australia
France
France
Germany
Germany
Great Britain
Great Britain
Netherlands
Netherlands
New Zealand
New Zealand
United States
United States
2021 Mixed Relay Qualification Event 6 Belgium
Belgium
Italy
Italy
Switzerland
Switzerland
Individual Olympic Ranking 26 Australia
Austria
Austria
Bermuda
Brazil
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Ecuador
Estonia
Great Britain
Hungary
Hungary
Italy
Mexico
Mexico
Norway
Portugal
Russia
South Africa
Spain
Spain
Ukraine
United States
ITU World Ranking – Africa 1 Egypt
ITU World Ranking – Americas 1 Argentina
ITU World Ranking – Asia 1 China
ITU World Ranking – Europe 1 Ireland
ITU World Ranking – Oceania 1 0 None Eligible
Tripartite Commission 2 0 Reallocated
Reallocation
(Individual Olympic Ranking)
3 Canada
Russia
South Africa

Mixed Relay

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
Mixed Relay Olympic Ranking 7 Australia
France
Germany
Great Britain
Netherlands
New Zealand
United States
2021 Mixed Relay Qualification Event 3 Belgium
Italy
Switzerland
Additional Teams Austria
Canada
Hungary
Mexico
Russia
South Africa
Spain