Water Polo Qualification

Qualification Summary

Each National Olympic Committee can enter a maximum of one team in each event (11 men and 11 women). As hosts, Japan will be given a spot to compete in each event. The remaining quotas will be decided through various events, specifically, the 2019 World League, the 2019 World Aquatics Championships, the Continental Championships and the Olympic Qualification Tournament.

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s Tournament

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
2019 World League 1 Serbia
2019 World Aquatics Championships 2 Italy
Spain
2019 Pan American Games 1 United States
2019 Asian Championships 1
2020 European Championships 1
African Qualifier 1
Oceania Qualifier 1
Olympic Qualification Tournament 3

Women’s Tournament

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
2019 World League 1 United States
2019 World Aquatics Championships 1 Spain
2019 Pan American Games 1 Canada
2019 Asian Championships 1
2020 European Championships 1
African Qualifier 1
Oceania Qualifier 1
Olympic Qualification Tournament 2