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 2021. 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 being a gold level event and a second being a gold or silver level event. Also, one event must occur during each of the following competition periods: November 2018-April 2019, May 2019-October 2019 and October 2020-April 2021.

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s -61kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8 China
Chinese Taipei
Colombia
Georgia
Germany
Indonesia
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Turkey
Vietnam
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1 Madagascar
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1 Kazakhstan
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1 Italy
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1 Papua New Guinea
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1 Dominican Republic
Host Nation 1 0 Max Quota Reached
Reallocation 1 Peru

Men’s -67kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8 China
Colombia
France
Indonesia
Italy
Japan
Turkey
Uzbekistan
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1 Madagascar
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1 South Korea
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1 Georgia
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1 Samoa
Kiribati
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1 Mexico
Tripartite Invitation 1 Pakistan

Men’s -73kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8 Albania
Bulgaria
China
Japan
Moldova
South Korea
Tunisia
United States
Venezuela
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1 Morocco
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1 Indonesia
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1 Spain
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1 Australia
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1 Mexico
Host Nation 1 0 Max Quota Reached
Reallocation 1 Saudi Arabia

Men’s -81kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8 China
Colombia
Dominican Republic
Germany
Italy
Latvia
Turkmenistan
United States
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1 Tunisia
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1 0 None Eligible
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1 Spain
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1 New Zealand
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1 Chile
Reallocation 1 Albania
Tripartite Invitation 1 Oman

Men’s -96kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8 Belarus
Canada
Colombia
Georgia
Greece
Japan
Qatar
South Korea
Venezuela
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1 Ghana
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1 Kyrgyzstan
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1 Poland
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1 0 Samoa
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1 Cuba
Tripartite Invitation 1 Palestine
Reallocation 1 Chinese Taipei
IOC Invitation 1 Refugee Olympic Team

Men’s -109kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8 Armenia
Bulgaria
Iran
Latvia
Poland
Russia
South Korea
Uzbekistan
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1 Tunisia
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1 Turkmenistan
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1 Ukraine
Lithuania
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1 Australia
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1 United States
Tripartite Invitation 1 American Samoa

Men’s +109kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8 Algeria
Austria
Brazil
Georgia
Iran
Spain
Syria
Turkmenistan
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1 0 None Eligible
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1 Chinese Taipei
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1 Czech Republic
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1 New Zealand
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1 United States
Host Nation 1 0 Max Quota Reached
Reallocation 2 Hungary
Netherlands

Women’s -49kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8 Belgium
Brazil
China
Dominican Republic
India
Indonesia
Russia
United States
Vietnam
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1 Maurtius
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1 Chinese Taipei
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1 France
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1 Papua New Guinea
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1 Cuba
Host Nation 1 Japan

Women’s -55kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8 China
Kazakhstan
Mexico
Philippines
South Korea
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1 Tunisia
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1 Chinese Taipei
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1 Poland
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1 Solomon Islands
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1 Canada
Host Nation 1 Japan

Women’s -59kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8 Armenia
Chinese Taipei
Colombia
Ecuador
France
Great Britain
Italy
Venezuela
Vietnam
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1 Botswana
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1 Turkmenistan
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1 Greece
Germany
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1 Australia
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1 Canada
Host Nation 1 Japan

Women’s -64kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8 Canada
Chinese Taipei
Colombia
Cuba
Ecuador
Great Britain
Italy
Romania
Turkey
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1 Tunisia
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1 Philippines
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1 Germany
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1 Australia
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1 Nicaragua
Tripartite Invitation 1 Malta

Women’s -76kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8 Belarus
Colombia
Ecuador
Great Britain
Mexico
South Korea
Ukraine
United States
Uzbekistan
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1 Cameroon
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1 Lebanon
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1 Sweden
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1 New Zealand
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1 Canada
Tripartite Invitation 1 Nauru

Women’s -87kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8 Chile
China
Colombia
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Mongolia
Spain
United States
Venezuela
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1 Cameroon
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1 South Korea
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1 France
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1 New Zealand
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1 Brazil
Tripartite Invitation 1 0 Not Awarded
Reallocation 1 Moldova

Women’s +87kg

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Absolute Ranking – World Points 8 China
Dominican Republic
Great Britain
Guatemala
Indonesia
Iran
New Zealand
Samoa
South Korea
United States
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Africa) 1 0 None Eligible
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Asia) 1 Mongolia
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Europe) 1 Belgium
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Oceania) 1 Australia
Absolute Ranking – Continental Points (Pan America) 1 Cuba
Reallocation 1 Austria
Tripartite Invitation 1 Tonga