Weightlifting Qualification

Qualification Summary

Each National Olympic Committee can enter a maximum 8 competitors (4 men and 4 women) provided they are not sanctioned. As hosts, Japan will be given up to six quotas (3 men and 3 women) while eight quotas (4 men and 4 women) will be decided by the Tripartite Commission. The remaining quotas will be decided by the IWF Absolute Rankings (World Points and Continental Points), published on April 30th 2020. Nations can only qualify a maximum of 6 competitors (3 men and 3 women) through the Continental Points. Additionally, Japan can only qualify quotas through the World Points. All athletes must participate in six approved events with at least one during each competition period (November 2018-April 2019, May 2019-October 2019 and November 2019-April 2020).

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s -61kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1

Men’s -67kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1

Men’s -73kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1

Men’s -81kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1

Men’s -96kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1

Men’s -109kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1

Men’s +109kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1

Women’s -49kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1

Women’s -55kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1

Women’s -59kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1

Women’s -64kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1

Women’s -76kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1

Women’s -87kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1

Women’s +87kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1
Host Nation/Tripartite Invitation 1