The International Judo Federation published the official list of athletes qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. This is the moment that hundreds of athletes and all national federations have been waiting for, for several years.
The qualification period that was initially planned to end in June 2020, was extended to June 2021, finishing immediately after the World Judo Championships Hungary 2021. Having calculated all the points won by the participants of the World Judo Tour, the list of athletes is now known.
National Olympic Committees, in coordination with the national federations, will now have to choose their representatives in cases where several athletes from the same nation are inside the qualification quota.
For three years athletes from the five continents, representing 110 nations, including Japan as the host nation, have competed to earn the right to compete on the Olympic stage.
Mixed team event qualification
20 more countries will be invited to participate at the Budokan this summer, as well as six refugee athletes as members of the Olympic refugee team.
The continental quota also result in 100 extra places divided over the various continental federations. Europa (25) and Africa (24) have most of the continental places. A country that benefit extremely of the last performances at the World Championships was Serbia that celebrated a silver medal for Aleksandar Kukolj who qualified directly with this result. Also Marica Perisic who took a fifth place catapulted herself to direct qualification. Anja Obradovic took sil ver U63kg and qualified via the continental places.
Find the Olympic Judo ranking here