Qualification process:

A total of 386 athletes could qualify for judo at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Each NOC could enter a maximum of 14 judokas (one in each division). Host nation Japan has reserved a spot in each of all 14 events, while twenty are made available to NOCs through a Tripartite Commission Invitation.

The top 18 athletes in each division directly qualify through rankings published on May 20, 2020 ( 1 judoka per NOC).

Continental quotas (13 men and 12 women for Europe, 12 of each gender for Africa, 10 men and 11 women for Pan America, 10 of each gender for Asia, and 5 of each gender for Oceania.

These quotas are assigned by creating a list of all athletes for each continent across all divisions and both genders. The top ranked athletes qualify in turn, ensuring that 100 different NOCs are represented through this qualification system.

India watch:

Vijay Kumar Yadav is currently at No. 69 in the Olympic ranking list in the men’s list. Indian women don’t figure in the Olympic ranking list.

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