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 published on May 11th 2020, 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, published on March 31st 2020 and at the 2020 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
Athletes Qualified from Mixed Relay 20
Individual Olympic Ranking
(May 11 2020)
26
ITU World Ranking – Africa
(May 11 2020)
1
ITU World Ranking – Americas
(May 11 2020)
1
ITU World Ranking – Asia
(May 11 2020)
1
ITU World Ranking – Europe
(May 11 2020)
1
ITU World Ranking – Oceania
(May 11 2020)
1
Tripartite Commission 2

Women’s Individual

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 2 Japan
Japan
Athletes Qualified from Mixed Relay 20
Individual Olympic Ranking
(May 11 2020)
26
ITU World Ranking – Africa
(May 11 2020)
1
ITU World Ranking – Americas
(May 11 2020)
1
ITU World Ranking – Asia
(May 11 2020)
1
ITU World Ranking – Europe
(May 11 2020)
1
ITU World Ranking – Oceania
(May 11 2020)
1
Tripartite Commission 2

Mixed Relay

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
Mixed Relay Olympic Ranking
(March 31 2020)
7
2020 Mixed Relay Qualification Event 3
Additional Teams