India in Tokyo

The Road to Tokyo Olympics for India
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: India watch
A total of 127 Indian athletes will be travelling to Tokyo for the Olympics.

Archery:

India has secured three available men’s quota places in the recurve event to compete in individual and team events (Tarundeep Rai, Atanu Das and Pravin Jadhav).

Deepika Kumari will be India's lone represent in the women's event.

 

Athletics:

 

20km race walk: KT Irfan qualified for the 20km Race Walk in the men's section by clocking 1 hour 20 minutes and 57 seconds to finish fourth at the Asian Race Walking Championships in Nomi, Japan.

Sandeep Kumar set a new national record with a timing of 1:20:16 at the Race Walking Championship in Ranchi to qualify for the Olympics. Rahul Rohilla also qualified with a timing of 1:20:26 to finish second in the event.

Bhawana Jat became the first Indian woman to qualify in the 20km Race walk event after bettering the national record at the national race walking championships in Ranchi. She won gold with a timing of 1:29.54 secs.

Priyanka Goswami earned the qualification mark by finishing the race in 1:28:45 in the Ranchi championships.

Men's 3000m steeplechase: Avinash Sable sealed his berth by clocking a national record timing of 8:21:37s in the 3000m steeplechase final at IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha.

Men’s 4x400m relay: The team was placed at 13th out of 16 to compete in Tokyo based on the timing of 3:01.89 clocked during the National Inter-State Championships. Squad: Amoj Jacob, Arokia Rajiv, Muhammed Anas, Naganathan Pandi, Noah Nirmal Tom;

Mixed 4x400m relay : The team qualified by virtue of entering the final of the relay competition at the IAAF World Championships in Doha. Squad:  Sarthak Bhambri, Alex Antony, Revathi Veeramani, Subha Venkatesan & Dhanlakshmi Sekhar.

Men's Javelin Throw: Neeraj Chopra qualified with a throw of 87.86m at the ACNW League meeting in Potchefstroom, South Africa at the end of January. The javelin thrower was out of action in 2019 due to an elbow surgery.

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Shivpal Singh threw the javelin at a distance of 85.47 meters in his 5th attempt to make the cut at at the ACNW League meeting in Potchefstroom, South Africa in March to become the second Indian to qualify in javelin throw.

Women's javelin throw: Annu Rani qualified through the world rankings (18th)

Men's long jump: M. Sreeshankar qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with an 8.26m jump at the Federation Cup. The 21-year old betted his own 2018 National Record of 8.20m.

Men's shot put: Tajinderpal Singh Toor booked an Olympic ticket with a national record throw of 21.49m during the Indian Grand Prix 4.

Women's discus throw: Seema Punia qualified for Tokyo with a 63.72m throw at the National Inter-State Athletics Championships. Seema is the second Indian to qualify for this year's Olympics in discus throw after Kamalpreet Kaur who managed a national record throw of 65.06m at the Federation Cup in March.

Athletics squad:

Men: Avinash Sable (300m Steeplechase); MP Jabir (400m Hurdles): M Sreeshankar (Long Jump); Tajinderpal Singh Toor (Shot Put); Neeraj Chopra and Shivpal Singh (Javelin Throw]; KT Irfan, Sandeep Kumar and Rahul Rohilla (20km Walk) and Gurpreet Singh (50km Walk); 4x400m Relay: Amoj Jacob, Arokia Rajiv, Muhammed Anas, Naganathan Pandi, Noah Nirmal Tom; 4x400m Mixed Relay: Sarthak Bhambri, Alex Antony

Women: Dutee Chand (100m and 200m); Kamalpreet Kaur and Seema Antil-Punia (Discus Throw) and Annu Rani (Javelin Throw); Bhawna Jat and Priyanka Goswami (20km Walk) and (Mixed 4x400m Relay): Revathi Veeramani, Subha Venkatesan & Dhanlakshmi Sekhar.

 

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Men's 400m hurdles: MP Jabir qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in 400m hurdles after he clocked 49.78s to win gold at the Inter-State Athletics Championships in Patiala.

Women's 100m and 200m: Dutee Chand qualified in both 100m and 200m races through the World Rankings quota.

Badminton

P.V. Sindhu has qualified in the women’s singles category while Sai Praneeth will be the lone Indian in the men’s singles.

Men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will play in their first Olympics.

Boxing:

Women: Mary Kom (51kg), Pooja Rani (75kg), Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) have qualified.

Men: Ashish Kumar (75kg),Satish Kumar (+91kg), Amit Panghal (52kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg) and Manish Kaushik (63kg) have qualified.

Equestrian:

Fouaad Mirza secured an Olympic quota after finishing as the top-ranked rider in Group G for the South East Asia, Oceania in the individual eventing category in the qualifiers.

Fencing:

C.A. Bhavani Devi became the first Indian fencer to qualify for Olympics. Bhavani qualified through the Adjusted Official Ranking (AOR) Method.

Hockey:

Both the men's team and the women's team have qualified for the Olympics by winning the final qualifying two-match series.

Indian men qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after beating Russia 11-3 on aggregate in the qualifiers held in Bhubaneswar.

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Men's squad:

Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh; Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Birendra Lakra; Midfielders: Hardik Singh, Manpreet Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Nilakanta Sharma, Sumit; Forwards: Shamsher Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Mandeep Singh.

The Indian women’s team qualified for the Olympics after beating United Sates 6-5 on aggregate in the qualifiers.

Women's squad:

Goalkeepers: Savita; Defenders:  Deep Grace Ekka, Nikki Pradhan, Gurjit Kaur, Udita; Midfielders: Nisha, Neha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, Navjot Kaur, Salima Tete; Forwards: Rani, Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami, Vandana Katariya, Sharmila Devi

Golf:

Anirban Lahiri qualified for his second successive Olympic Games by grabbing the last available spot in the final Tokyo Games Rankings for men.

Aditi Ashok also received the ticket for her second successive Olympics after she finished 45th on the qualifying list to make the cut.

Udayan Mane booked himself a maiden Olympic berth, becoming the second Indian male golfer after Anirban Lahiri. The 30-year-old Mane, currently the second-highest ranked Indian in the world at 356, made the cut based on the reallocation list after Argentina's Emiliano Grillo announced his withdrawal.

Gymnastics:

Pranati Nayak has qualified through the Asian quota for artistic gymnastics. She is the second Indian to qualify in gymnastics from India.

Judo:

Sushila Devi Likmabam made the Olympic cut in the women's extra-lightweight (48kg) division as the highest-ranked Asian judoka outside the top 18 on the Olympic Game Quota (OGQ) rankings list.

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Rowing:

Arjun Jat and Arvind Singh qualified in the men’s lightweight double sculls event at the Asian qualifiers in Tokyo.

Sailing:

Nethra Kumanan became the first Indian woman sailor to qualify for the Olympics in April. She will compete in the Laser Radial class. Three others - Vishnu Saravanan (Laser Standard), KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar (49er) also qualified soon after.

India will be competing in more than one sailing event for the first time in Tokyo Olympics.

Shooting:

India has secured 15 quota places in shooting. The places are as follows:

  1. 10m Air Rifle (M) - [Divyansh Singh Panwar, Deepak Kumar]
     
  2. 10m Air Pistol (M) - [Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma]
     
  3. 10m Air Rifle (W) - [Anjum Moudgil, Apurvi Chandela]
     
  4. 10m Air Pistol (W) – [Manu Bhaker, Yashaswini Deswal]
     
  5. 25m Pistol (W) - [Rahi Sarnobat, Chinki Yadav (replaced by Elavenil Valarivan)]
     
  6. 50m Rifle 3 Positions (M) - [Sanjeev Rajput, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar]
     
  7. 50m Rifle 3 Positions (W) - [Tejaswini Sawant]
     
  8. Skeet (M) - [Angad Vir Singh Bajwa, Mairaj Ahmad Khan]

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Though India didn't get direct entry to team events through quota at the World Championships in 2018, it is assured of one berth each at the mixed team air pistol and mixed team air rifle events through individual quotas in the respective categories.

Swimming:

Sajan Prakash became the first Indian to achieve the 'A' standard and a direct qualification in swimming by clocking 1:56:38 seconds in the men's 200m butterfly event at the Sette Colli Trophy in Rome.

Srihari Nataraj made it two direct qualifications by securing the 'A' cut in the 100m backstroke with a qualification time of 53.77 (seconds) swam in the time trial at the Sette Colli Trophy.

Maana Patel has been nominated for the universality place on the women’s side.

Table Tennis:

Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra booked their place based on world rankings. , who G. Sathiyan and Sutirtha Mukherjee booked their berth at the Asian qualifiers.

Tennis:

Sania Mirza made the Olympic cut on the basis of her injury-protected ranking of No. 9. As per the rule, Sania can make the doubles draw with a partner ranked in the top-300. Ankita Raina has been chosen as Mirza's doubles partner.

Weightlifting:

World No. 2 Mirabai Chanu will be India's only representative in weightlifting.

Wrestling:

Seven wrestlers (four women, three men) have booked their place through qualifiers.

  1. Seema Bisla, Women's Freestyle, 50kg
  2. Vinesh Phogat, Women’s Freestyle 53kg
  3. Anshu Malik, Women's Freestyle 57kg
  4. Sonam Malik, Women's Freestyle 62kg
  5. Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Men’s Freestyle 57kg
  6. Bajrang Punia, Men’s Freestyle 65kg
  7. Deepak Punia, Men’s Freestyle 86 kg

Qualification process:

The priority order for qualification places will be:

1. All athletes with Olympic Qualifying Times (OQT / “A” Time)

2. Athletes in relays

3. Universality Places

4. Invited athletes who have achieved an Olympic Selection Time (OST / “B” time)

Olympic qualification time:

In the Olympics and World Championships, if the full quota of swimmers to take part in a particular event are not filled by those who crossed the A standard, those who achieved B standard will be called upon to compete.

Men Women
Olympic Qualifying Time - A standardOlympic Selection Time -  B standard

Event

Olympic Qualifying Time -  A standardOlympic Selection Time -  B standard
22.0122.67 50m Freestyle24.7725.51
48.57 50.03 100m Freestyle54.3856.01
1:47.02 1:50.23 200m Freestyle1:57.282:00.80
3:46.783:53.58 400m Freestyle4:07.904:15.34
7:54.318:08.54800m Freestyle8:33.368:48.76
15:00.9915:28.02 1500m Freestyle16:32.0417:01.80
53.85 55.47 100m Backstroke1:00.251:02.06
1:57.502:01.03200m Backstroke2:10.39 2:14.30
59.931:01.73 100m Breaststroke1:07.07 1:09.08
2:10.35 2:14.26 200m Breaststroke2:25.52 2:29.89
51.9653.52100m Butterfly57.9259.66
1:56.481:59.97200m Butterfly2:08.43 2:12.28
1:59.672:03.26200m Individual Medley 2:12.562:16.54
4:15.84 4:21.46400m Individual Medley4:38.53 4:46.89

 

India watch:

Sajan Prakash became the first Indian to achieve the 'A' standard and a direct qualification in swimming by clocking 1:56:38 seconds in the men's 200m butterfly event at the Sette Colli Trophy in Rome.

Srihari Nataraj made it two direct qualifications by securing the 'A' cut in the 100m backstroke with a qualification time of 53.77 (seconds) swam in the time trial at the Sette Colli Trophy.

Maana Patel has been nominated for the universality place on the women’s side.

 

Water Polo - Indians last participated in Water Polo in 1952

Artistic Swimming : No participation from India till date.

 

Qualification process:

The minimum qualifying standard for men is set at 640 points and women at 605 points.

TOKYO 2020 QUOTA AVAILABILITY

  • 24 places via eight teams - main team competition at the 2019 World Archery Championships
  • 4 places – highest-ranked athletes not qualified via team event at 2019 World Archery Championships
  • 5 places via five mixed teams – mixed team competition at continental Games
  • 3 places – highest-ranked athletes at continental Games
  • 13 places – continental qualification tournaments (4 Europe, 3 Asia, 3 Americas, 2 Africa, 1 Oceania)
  • 9 places via three teams – eligible team competition at the final qualification tournament*
  • 1 place – eligible athletes at final qualification tournament*

Any unused quota places earned at the FQT will be reallocated to the NOC of the next highest ranked athlete(s), not yet qualified, on the World Archery World Ranking List published the week after the Final Qualifying Tournament

 

India watch:

India has secured three available men’s quota places in the recurve event to compete in individual and team events (Tarundeep Rai, Atanu Das and Pravin Jadhav). Deepika Kumari will be India's lone represent in the women's event.

 

Qualification process:

An athlete can qualify in one of two ways:  Achieve the entry standard within the respective qualification period  Qualify by virtue of his IAAF World Ranking Position in the selected event at the end of the respective qualification period.

Qualification period:

Marathon and 50km Race Walk: from 1 January 2019 to 31 May 2020  10,000m,

20km Race Walk and Combined Events: from 1 January 2019 to 29 June 2020 

All other events: from 1 May 2019 to 29 June 2020

Relay:  IAAF World Championships, September/October 2019 - The first eight (8) placed NOCs at the IAAF World Championships Doha 2019

The remaining eight (8) teams will be selected according to IAAF World Top Lists of 29 June 2020.

Athletics: Olympic Qualifying standards:

 

MenEventWomen
10.05100m11.15
20.24200m22.80
44.90400m51.35
1:45.20800m1:59.50
3:35.001500m4:04.20
13:13.505000m15:10.00
27:28.0010,000m31:25.00
13.32110m Hurdles / 100m Hurdles12.84
   
48.90400m Hurdles55.40
8:22.003000m steeplechase9:30.00
2.33High Jump1.96
5.80Pole Vault4.70
8.22Long Jump6.82
17.14Triple Jump14.32
21.10Shot Put18.50
66.00Discus Throw63.50
77.50Hammer Throw72.50
85.00Javelin Throw64.00
8350Decathlon /Heptathlon6420
1:21:0020km Race walk1:31:00
03:50:0050km race walk-
2:11:30Marathon2:29:30

 

India Watch:

20km race walk: KT Irfan qualified for the 20km Race Walk in the men's section by clocking 1 hour 20 minutes and 57 seconds to finish fourth at the Asian Race Walking Championships in Nomi, Japan.

Sandeep Kumar set a new national record with a timing of 1:20:16 at the Race Walking Championship in Ranchi to qualify for the Olympics. Rahul Rohilla also qualified with a timing of 1:20:26 to finish second in the event.

Bhawana Jat became the first Indian woman to qualify in the 20km Race walk event after bettering the national record at the national race walking championships in Ranchi. She won gold with a timing of 1:29.54 secs.

Priyanka Goswami earned the qualification mark by finishing the race in 1:28:45 in the Ranchi championships.

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Men's 3000m steeplechase: Avinash Sable sealed his berth by clocking a national record timing of 8:21:37s in the 3000m steeplechase final at IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha.

Men’s 4x400m relay: The team was placed at 13th out of 16 to compete in Tokyo based on the timing of 3:01.89 clocked during the National Inter-State Championships.

Mixed 4x400m relay : Muhammed Anas, Velluva Vismaya, Jisna Mathew and Noah Tom qualified by virtue of entering the final of the relay competition at the IAAF World Championships in Doha. The team finished seventh.

Men's Javelin Throw: Neeraj Chopra qualified with a throw of 87.86m at the ACNW League meeting in Potchefstroom, South Africa at the end of January. The javelin thrower was out of action in 2019 due to an elbow surgery. 

Shivpal Singh threw the javelin at a distance of 85.47 meters in his 5th attempt to make the cut at at the ACNW League meeting in Potchefstroom, South Africa in March to become the second Indian to qualify in javelin throw.

Women's javelin throw: Annu Rani qualified through the world rankings (18th)

Men's long jump: M. Sreeshankar qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with an 8.26m jump at the Federation Cup. The 21-year old betted his own 2018 National Record of 8.20m.

Men's shot put: Tajinderpal Singh Toor booked an Olympic ticket with a national record throw of 21.49m during the Indian Grand Prix 4.

Women's discus throw: Seema Punia qualified for Tokyo with a 63.72m throw at the National Inter-State Athletics Championships. Seema is the second Indian to qualify for this year's Olympics in discus throw after Kamalpreet Kaur who managed a national record throw of 65.06m at the Federation Cup in March.

Men's 400m hurdles: MP Jabir qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in 400m hurdles after he clocked 49.78s to win gold at the Inter-State Athletics Championships in Patiala.

Women's 100m and 200m: Dutee Chand qualified in both 100m and 200m races through the World Rankings quota.

Qualification process:

Singles: Nations can enter a maximum of two players each in the men's and women's singles, if both are ranked in the world's top 16; otherwise, one quota place until the roster of thirty-eight players has been completed.

Doubles: NOCs can enter a maximum of two pairs if both are ranked in the top eight, while the remaining NOCs are entitled to one until the quota of 16 highest-ranked pairs is filled.

Qualification will be based on the BWF Ranking list to be published on April 30, 2020.

India Watch:

P.V. Sindhu has qualified in the women’s singles category while Sai Praneeth will be the lone Indian in the men’s singles.

Men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will play in their first Olympics.

Qualification process:

Baseball - Men - Six teams will qualify for the Olympic baseball tournament. Japan, as the host nation, automatically qualified. Two teams will qualify through the 2019 Premier12 tournament--the best team from the Americas and the best team from Asia or Oceania. Another American team will qualify through an Americas continental tournament. One spot is reserved for a European or African team through a combined continental tournament. The final spot will be awarded in a world final qualification tournament

Softball - Women - Six teams will qualify for the Olympic softball tournament. Japan, as the host nation, automatically qualified. The winner of the 2018 Women's Softball World Championship (or runner-up, if Japan is the winner) qualifies for the Olympics. The remaining four spots will be allocated through three qualification tournaments: one spot for a Europe/Africa tournament, one spot for an Asia/Oceania tournament, and two spots for an Americas tournament.

 

India watch:

Baseball(men): India hasn’t qualified for Asia Championships to be held in Taiwan, so participation in the Tokyo Olympics is unlikely.

Softball(women): India is not part of the top six in the Asian Championship and will not be eligible to qualify.

 

Qualification process:

Basketball

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will qualify directly 7 teams to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games , while the 16 next best classified teams at the World Cup will get the chance of qualifying through one of the 4 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020.

2 selected teams per region will also take part in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments, for a total of 24 teams divided in 4 tournaments of 6 teams each.

The winner of each tournament will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

 

FIba 3x3 :

The three (3) or four (4) (depending on Host Country place) highest ranked NOCs per gender on the 3x3 Federation Ranking List of 1 November 2019.

The three (3) highest placed NOCs at the 2020 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament will each receive one (1) quota place to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. (those not qualified in first step)

The highest placed NOC at the FIBA Universality-driven Olympic Qualifying Tournament featuring six teams will receive one (1) quota place to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

India watch:

The teams did not qualify for the World Cups and are unlikely to make the cut for Olympics.

  • India is ranked 50th(men) and 101st(women) in  Fiba 3x3 ranking list,
  • India is ranked 67th(men) and 45th(women) in FIBA rankings. (June 2019)

 

The boxing tournament will be composed of 13 weight categories, 8 for men and 5 for women (compared to 10 for men and 3 for women at Rio 2016), as already approved by the IOC EB in June 2017.

 

Men’s events (8)

Fly (48kg to 52kg), Feather (52kg to 57kg), Light (57kg to 63kg), Welter (63kg to 69kg), Middle (69kg to 75kg), Light Heavy (75kg to 81kg), Heavy (81kg to 91kg), Super Heavy (91kg to +91kg)

 

Women’s events (5)

Fly (48kg to 51kg), Feather (54kg to 57kg), Light (57kg to 60kg), Welter (64kg to 69kg), Middle (69kg to 75kg),

 

Qualification process:

With AIBA de-recognised, IOC came up with a new Olympic qualifying schedule:

  •  
  • Continental Olympic Qualification Events: 1 January 2020 – 30 April 2020
  • (for india- Asian/Oceanian Olympic Qualification Event – date and location tbc
  •  
  • The highest ranked athletes in the eight (8) men’s weight categories and five (5) women’s weight categories will be allocated one (1) quota place, respecting the maximum quota per gender per NOC.
  •  
  • World Olympic Qualification Event: May 2020

 

  • The participation at the World Olympic Qualification Event is limited only to those NOCs that have not yet qualified an athlete via the Continental Olympic Qualification Events in the specific weight category.
  • The highest ranked athletes based on the number of quota places available per event.
  • A total of five (5) Tripartite Commission Invitation Places will be available in the men’s weight categories with a maximum of one (1) Tripartite Commission Invitation Place per weight category and respecting the maximum number of athletes per NOC, except for the Light Heavy (75 kg to 81 kg), Heavy (81 kg to 91 kg) and Super Heavy (91kg to +91 kg) weight categories where no places are available.
  • A total of three (3) Tripartite Commission Invitation Place will be available in the women’s weight categories with a maximum of one (1) Tripartite Commission Invitation Place per weight category, except for the Welter (64 kg to 69 kg) and Middle (69kg to 75kg) weight category where no places are available.

India watch:

Women: Mary Kom (51kg), Pooja Rani (75kg), Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) have qualified.

Men: Ashish Kumar (75kg),Satish Kumar (+91kg), Amit Panghal (52kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg) and Manish Kaushik (63kg) have qualified.

 

Qualification process:

Slalom:

NOCs limited to one boat per event. Qualification spots were earned as follows:

World Championships: The top placed boats. 18 qualification spots were available in the K-1 events, and 11 in the C-1.

Continental Qualification Events: 1 qualification spot was available for each continent. These were assigned to continents based on World Championship results: the best ranked non-qualifying NOCs from three different continents at the World Championships earned their continent one boat qualification place.

Tripartite Commission: Canoeing (both slalom and sprint) has a total of 2 qualification spots that would be awarded through Tripartite Commission invitations.

 

Sprint:  A similar qualification process with an additional opportunity to qualify through World Cup 2 next year.

India watch:

India is yet to feature in Canoeing in the Olympics. No clarity on the participation for the World Championships in August-September this year and the Asian Canoe Championships in March next year and it is highly unlikely that India will qualify for the Olympics this time as well.

 

Track:

Track cycling is done entirely through UCI nation rankings.

Team sprint – top 8 teams per gender

Team pursuit – top 8 teams per gender

Madison – all NOCs with a qualified team pursuit, in addition to the next 8 teams per gender (total of 16 teams)

Omnium – NOCs directly qualifying for Madison, in addition to the next 12 (men) or 13 (women) (total of 20 or 21 individuals)

Sprint – NOCs qualifying in team sprint enter 2 individuals, in addition to the next 7 best-ranked in individual sprint, and the next 7 best-ranked in Keirin (total of 30 individuals)

Road:

Majority of the places in road cycling are attributed through the UCI nation rankings (122 for men, 62 for women). 2 men and 1 woman each in Africa, Americas, and Asia can qualify through individual road race continental championships.

 

Mountain:

 

 Thirty places (per gender) will be allocated through the UCI nation rankings and three through continental championships with one each for Africa, Americas, and Asia. One spot per gender has been reserved for host nation Japan. The remaining four spots will be awarded to the top mountain bikers competing at the 2019 UCI World Championships, with two each in the elite and under-23, respectively.

BMX:

In the BMX race, twenty-four spots are available for each gender, with one reserved for host nation Japan. Eighteen places will be awarded to the highest-ranked NOCs through the UCI qualification rankings, three through the UCI individual rankings, and the remaining two through the 2020 UCI World Championships. In the BMX freestyle events, nine spots are available for each gender, with one reserved for host nation Japan, six for the highest-ranked NOCs through the UCI rankings, and the remaining two for those competing at the 2019 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships.

India Watch:

Deborah is the highest placed Indian - male or female at No. 118 in the rankings for track events. So not feasible for participation.

 

Qualification process:

The 200 quota places for equestrian at the 2020 Summer Olympics were divided between the three disciplines (75 for jumping, 65 for eventing, and 60 for dressage). Teams in each discipline consisted of three horse and rider pairs; any NOC that qualified a team (20 teams for jumping, 15 each for eventing and dressage) also received 3 entries in the individual competition for that discipline. NOCs that did not qualify teams could earn one individual place in that discipline (15 entries in jumping and dressage, 20 for eventing). Teams qualify primarily through specific competitions (World Equestrian Games and continental tournaments), while individuals qualified through ranking.

India Watch:

Fouaad Mirza secured an Olympic quota after finishing as the top-ranked rider in Group G for the South East Asia, Oceania in the individual eventing category in the qualifiers. He secured the Minimum Eligibility Requirement (MER) on both his horses - his Asian Games double-silver medal-winning partner Seigneur Medicott and Dajara 4, and has chosen the latter to be his ride in Tokyo.

Qualification process:

There are 200 quota spots for fencing at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Qualification is primarily based on the FIE Official Ranking as of April 4, 2020, with further individual places available at 4 zonal qualifying tournaments.

For the team events, 8 teams qualify in each event. Each team must be composed of at least 3 fencers. The top 4 ranked teams qualified. The next best ranked team from each zone (Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Oceania) qualify as long as it is ranked in the top 16. If a zone had no teams ranked between 5th and 16th, the best placed nation not already qualified is selected regardless of zone.

For individual events, the 3 fencers from the team event qualified for individual competition automatically. Six more places were awarded based on the rankings (ignoring fencers from countries with team qualifications and considering only the top fencer from each country): the top 2 fencers from each of Europe and Asia-Oceania, and the top 1 fencer from each of Americas and Africa, qualify. 4 more places (1 per zone) were awarded through zone qualifying tournaments; only countries without a qualified fencer in an event were eligible to participate in these zone qualifying tournaments.

India Watch:

C.A. Bhavani Devi became the first Indian fencer to qualify for Olympics. Bhavani qualified through the Adjusted Official Ranking (AOR) Method.

 

Qualification process:

Twelve teams qualify for the men's field hockey at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Each of the Continental Champions from five confederations received an automatic berth. Japan as the host nation qualified automatically. In addition, the remaining six nations will be determined by an Olympic qualification event.

With Japan winning the Asian Games, it freed up one more space in the olympic qualification event with seven places up for grabs.

4 teams from FIH Pro League 2019, two each from three FIH Series Finals (6) and four through rankings will feature in the final Olympic qualifying event.

The 14 teams will be split into 7 pairs, each pair playing a two-match, aggregate score series. The winner of each series qualifies for the Olympics.

India watch:

Both the men and the women have qualified for the Olympics by winning the final qualifying two-match series.

Indian men qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after beating Russia 11-3 on aggregate in the qualifiers held in Bhubaneswar.

Men's squad:

Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh; Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Birendra Lakra; Midfielders: Hardik Singh, Manpreet Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Nilakanta Sharma, Sumit; Forwards: Shamsher Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Mandeep Singh.

The Indian women’s team qualified for the Olympics after beating United Sates 6-5 on aggregate in the qualifiers.

Women's squad:

Goalkeepers: Savita; Defenders:  Deep Grace Ekka, Nikki Pradhan, Gurjit Kaur, Udita; Midfielders: Nisha, Neha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, Navjot Kaur, Salima Tete; Forwards: Rani, Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami, Vandana Katariya, Sharmila Devi

Qualification process:

The Olympic field is restricted to 60 players for each of the men’s and women’s competitions. The IGF will utilise the official world golf rankings to create the Olympic Golf Rankings as a method of determining eligibility. The top-15 world-ranked players will be eligible for the Olympics, with a limit of four players from a given country. Beyond the top-15, players will be eligible based on the world rankings, with a maximum of two eligible players from each country that does not already have two or more players among the top-15.

 The IGF has guaranteed that at least one golfer from the host nation and each geographical region (Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania) will qualify.

 

India Watch:

Anirban Lahiri qualified for his second successive Olympic Games by grabbing the last available spot in the final Tokyo Games Rankings for men.

Aditi Ashok also received the ticket for her second successive Olympics after she finished 45th on the qualifying list to make the cut.

Udayan Mane booked himself a maiden Olympic berth, becoming the second Indian male golfer after Anirban Lahiri. The 30-year-old Mane, currently the second-highest ranked Indian in the world at 356, made the cut based on the reallocation list after Argentina's Emiliano Grillo announced his withdrawal.

It will now be possible to qualify for the Olympics on the basis of an aggregate of scores achieved over the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup series, and the various continental artistic gymnastics championships

India Watch:

Pranati Nayak has qualified through the Asian quota for artistic gymnastics. She is the second Indian to qualify in gymnastics from India.

Qualification process:

12 teams will compete in handball: the hosts, the world champion, four continental champions and six teams from the World Olympic qualification tournaments respectively.

 

India Watch:

India will have to qualify from the Asian Championships in September (women) and October (men), which looks unlikely if past performances are taken into consideration.

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:

Sushila Devi Likmabam made the Olympic cut in the women's extra-lightweight (48kg) division as the highest-ranked Asian judoka outside the top 18 on the Olympic Game Quota (OGQ) rankings list.

There are ten qualification places per gender in both the Kumite and Kata categories.

The four (4) highest ranked athletes per gender and Olympic event in the Olympic Standing

as of 6 April 2020 will be allocated one (1) quota place respecting the maximum quota per NOC.

Qualification:

Olympic Standing as of 6 April, 2020 — 16 men and 16 women; 4 athletes per category

The four highest ranked athletes per gender and Olympic event in the Olympic Standing

as of 6 April 2020 will be allocated one quota place respecting the maximum quota per NOC.

Qualification tournament, Paris [8 to 10 May, 2020] — 12 men and 12 women; 3 athletes per category

Each NOC will have the opportunity to register one athlete for each of the eight categories, with exception to any category where they already have an athlete qualified for

Tokyo 2020 through the Olympic Standing of 6 April 2020. Athletes already qualified will not be allowed to participate.

Continental representation — 12 athletes; 3 per category

A total of twelve quota places will be available for continental representation with a maximum of three per Olympic category. (Maximum of ten qualification places per gender per event)

The European Games, 14-30 June 2019, Minsk (Belarus) and the Pan-American Games, 26 July-11 August 2019, Lima (Peru) will serve as qualification events.

Total quota: 526 places, 260 men and 260 women. Each NOC can send a maximum of 24 men and 24 women — and one one boat per event for each gender.

 

Qualification events:

 

  • 2019 FISAWorld Rowing Championships Linz-Ottensheim — For each of the following events, the NOCs of the highest placed crews will qualify according to the number of quota places indicated below:
     
Boat ClassMenMen LightweightWomenWomen Lightweight
Single Sculls (1x)9-9-
Pair (2-)11-11-
Double Sculls (2x)117117
Four (4-)8-8-
Quadruple Sculls (4x)8-8-
Eight (8+)5-5-


 

  • FISA Continental Olympic Qualification Regattas — It is open only to those NOCs that have qualified in only one event or have not qualified in any events at the 2019 World Rowing Championships.


There will be four events at each Continental Qualification Regatta and

the NOCs of the highest placed boats will qualify according to the number of quota places indicated in the table below:
 

Boat ClassAsia/OceaniaAfricaAmericasEurope
Single Sculls (1x - Men)5553
Single Sculls (1x - Women)5553
Double Sculls (2x - Men)3132
Double Sculls (2x - Women)3132


 

  • FISA Final Olympic Qualification Regetta — Open to all NOCs that have NFs that are members of FISA. For the boat categories listed below, the highest placed NOCs at the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta will qualify according to the number of quota places indicated below:
     

 

Boat ClassMenMen LightweightWomenWomen Lightweight
Single Sculls (1x)2-2-
Pair (2-)2-2-
Double Sculls (2x)2222
Four (4-)2-2-
Quadruple Sculls (4x)2-2-
Eight (8+)2-2-

 

India Watch:

Arjun Jat and Arvind Singh qualified in the men’s lightweight double sculls event at the Asian qualifiers in Tokyo.

Total quota: 288 — 24 teams, with 144 men and 144 women. Each NOC can send a maximum of one men’s and one women’s team, with 12 players in each.

Qualification events:

  • 2018/19 World Rugby Men’s Sevens World Series — 44 quota places (4 teams) for men and 44 quota places (4 teams) for women.
     
  • 2019 World Rugby Regional Association Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments — 72 quota places (6 teams) and 72 quota places (6 teams) for women.
     
  • Final Olympic Repechage Tournament — 12 quota places (1 team) for men and 12 quota places (1 team) for women.

Total quota: 350, 175 men and 175 women; maximum of 15 athletes per NOC — 8 men and 7 women, or one boat per event in each gender

 

Qualification events:

 

  • 2018 Sailing World Championships — Has 101 quota places. Highest placed NOCs in each sailing event will qualify as per the quotas.
     
  • Regional Games — Has 6 quota places. The highest placed NOCs, not already qualified at the 2018 Sailing World Championships, in each of the regional games will get the quota places.
     
  • 2019 World Championships — Has 61 quota places. Highest placed NOCs, not already qualified at the 2018 Sailing World Championships or their regional games, will get the quotas.
     

2019 / 2020 Continental Qualification Events — Has 68 quota places. The highest placed NOCs from each continent not already qualified at the 2018 Sailing World Championships, regional games or the 2019 World Championships, will get the quota places.

India Watch:

Nethra Kumanan became the first Indian woman sailor to qualify for the Olympics in April. She will compete in the Laser Radial class. Three others - Vishnu Saravanan (Laser Standard), KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar (49er) also qualified soon after.

India will be competing in more than one sailing event for the first time in Tokyo Olympics.

Total quota: 360, 180 men and 180 women. Maximum of 12 men and 12 women in individual events and 6 (3 men and 3 women) in mixed doubles per NOC.

Qualification: Quota places can be obtained in designated ISSF Championships taking place between 1 September 2018 and 30 April 2020 at the following Championships:

  • ISSF World Championship 2018 in Changwon, KOR
     
  • ISSF World Cups 2019
     
  • Designated Continental Championships or Games 2018, 2019 & 2020

 

India watch:

India has secured 15 quota places in shooting. The places are as follows:

  1. 10m Air Rifle (M) - [Divyansh Singh Panwar, Deepak Kumar]
     
  2. 10m Air Pistol (M) - [Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma]
     
  3. 10m Air Rifle (W) - [Anjum Moudgil, Apurvi Chandela]
     
  4. 10m Air Pistol (W) – [Manu Bhaker, Yashaswini Deswal]
     
  5. 25m Pistol (W) - [Rahi Sarnobat, Chinki Yadav (replaced by Elavenil Valarivan)]
     
  6. 50m Rifle 3 Positions (M) - [Sanjeev Rajput, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar]
     
  7. 50m Rifle 3 Positions (W) - [Tejaswini Sawant]
     
  8. Skeet (M) - [Angad Vir Singh Bajwa, Mairaj Ahmad Khan]
     

Though India didn't get direct entry to team events through quota at the World Championships in 2018, it is assured of one berth each at the mixed team air pistol and mixed team air rifle events through individual quotas in the respective categories. 

 

Total quota: 80, 40 men and 40 women. Per NOC, 6 men and 6 women. And per event, NOC can have a maximum of 3 men and 3 women per event.

 

Qualification:

 

  • Three quota places for World Skate World Skateboarding Championship Events, date TBC (between October 2019 – June 2020)
     
  • Sixteen quota places for Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings of 1 June 2020
     

Total quota: 40, 20 men and 20 women. Per NOC, 2 men and 2 women; and only 2 athletes (per gender) per event.

 

Qualification:

 

  • IFSC Combined World Championships [20 and 21 August 2019] — 9 quota places
     
  • Olympic Qualifying Event 2019 [28 November to 1 December] — 6 quota places
     
  • IFSC Combined Continental Championships 2020 — 5 quota places
     

 

This is the first time surfing is recognised as an Olympic sport.

Qualification process

 

Twenty athletes per gender can qualify for the Games, with only a maximum of four each per NOC. Quota places will be allocated in the following competitions

 

1. 2019 World Surf League Championship Tour (10 for men & 8 for women)

2. 2019 and 2020 ISA World Surfing Games (4 for men & 6 for women)

3. 2019 Pan American Games

 

Eighty-six athletes per gender can qualify for the Games, with only a maximum of six each per NOC.

Qualification process

For Team (Continental and World Team qualification) – Each International Table Tennis Federation continent will organise an event to determine their representative (six quota places available per gender). The ITTF will plan World Team qualification event, with nine teams to be qualified.

 

Each NOC with a qualified men’s or women’s team should nominate two athletes to compete in the singles event.

 

For Singles – Athletes with the best results at the singles continental qualification events, not belonging to a NOC with a team qualified of the same gender will qualify for Olympics (22 quota places available per gender).

 

For mixed doubles - Each International Table Tennis Federation continent will organise an event to determine their representative (six quota places available per gender). World Tour grand finals with a maximum of one pair per NOC.

India Watch:

Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra booked their place based on world rankings. while G. Sathiyan and Sutirtha Mukherjee booked their berth at the Asian qualifiers.


Sixty-four athletes per gender can qualify for the Games, with only a maximum of eight each per NOC.

Qualification process

Quota places will be allocated in the following process

1. An NOC can qualify a maximum of one athlete per weight division through the World Taekwando (WT) Olympic ranking or Grand Slam Champions series. (48 quota places available)

2. A total of 72 athletes will be qualified for the Games through the five continental qualification tournaments. Only the NOCs with less than two athletes per gender through the WT Olympic ranking

Eighty-six athletes per gender can qualify for the Games, with only a maximum of 12 each per NOC.

 

Qualification process

Singles

1. There will be 56 direct qualification places based on ATP or WTA rankings.

2. There will also be 8 Final qualification places (ITF) based on continental qualification.

Doubles

1. Athletes ranked 1-10 in doubles ranking will get direct qualification, provided their nominated partner has a minimum ranking of 300 on the singles or doubles.

Mixed doubles

A maximum of four athletes (two teams) may be entered by an NOC in the mixed doubles. Direct qualification places will be allocated to the highest rankings based on the combined rankings of each team.

India watch:

Sania Mirza made the Olympic cut on the basis of her injury-protected ranking of No. 9. As per the rule, Sania can make the doubles draw with a partner ranked in the top-300. Ankita Raina has been chosen as Mirza's doubles partner.

Fifty-five athletes per gender can qualify for the Games, with only a maximum of six each per NOC.

Qualification process

Mixed relay

1. 7 highest ranked NOCs on the ITU Mixed Relay Olympic qualification ranking will be allocated two quota places per gender.

2. NOCs that have not qualified through the ITU Mixed Relay Olympic qualification ranking can participate in the 2020 ITU Mixed Relay Olympic qualification event. Three highest placed NOCs from the event will earn two quota places per gender.

Individual

1. 26 highest ranked NOCs on the ITU Individual Olympic qualification ranking will be allocated one quota place per gender.

2. To ensure continental representation, the highest ranked NOC not yet qualified will receive one quota place.(Allocation priority order: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania)

144 athletes (12 teams) per gender can qualify for the Games, with only a maximum of 24 athletes (2 teams) each per NOC.

Qualification process

Qualification will be decided through the following competitions

1. 3 highest ranked teams will qualify through the World Olympic qualification tournament.

2. 3 spots are up for grabs through the Intercontinental Olympic qualification tournaments.

3. 5 spots are up for grabs through the Continental Olympic qualification tournaments.

 

48 athletes (24 teams) per gender can qualify for the Games, with only a maximum of 4 athletes (2 teams) each per NOC.

Qualification process

Qualification will be decided through the following competitions

1. The winner of the FIVB Beach Volleyball Senior World Championships will earn one quota place.

2. Two play-off winners of the FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic qualification tournament will each earn one place.

3. The 15 highest ranked teams in both men and women’s Olympic Ranking will each earn one quota place.

4. The highest placed NOC/NF of each Beach Volleyball Continental Cup will earn one quota place.

98 athletes per gender can qualify for the Games.

Qualification process

All quota places, except the host NOC, will be allocated to the athletes in weightlifting.

1. 56 places each for men and women are available where athletes will be qualified based on World points from IWF Absolute Ranking.

2. 35 places each for men and women are available where athletes will be qualified based on continental points from IWF Absolute Ranking.

3. 4 places each for men and women are available through the tripartite invitation.

Per medal event

1. An NOC is allocated 8 quota places based on highest ranks on World points from IWF Absolute Ranking.

2. An NOC is allocated 5 quota places based on highest ranks on Continental points from IWF Absolute Ranking.

3. Both host and tripartite invitation NOCs receive a maximum of one quota place.

India Watch:

World No. 2 Mirabai Chanu will be India's only representative in weightlifting.

Mirabai gathered 4133, 6172 Robi points to come second behind Chinese Hou Zhihui (4926, 4422) in the rankings published by the IWF on Friday.

The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) sent Mirabai’s entry after the confirmation of her place from the ‘world’ quota.

Mirabai – who lifted a total of 205kg, including a world record of 119kg in clean and jerk, to secure a bronze medal in the Asian championships in April – is considered a strong medal prospect in the Olympics. She is training in the USA at present.

 

192 men and 96 women can qualify for the Games. A total of 18 places (12 men, 6 women) is allocated per NOC.

Qualification process

1. 108 places are up for grabs at the 2019 Senior World Championships. The first six highest placed athletes in each of the 18 Olympic weight categories can win one quota place for their NOC.

2. 144 quota places (36 America, 36 Asia, 36 Europe, 36 Oceania/Africa) are available for both men and women at the Continental qualification tournaments. The two highest placed athletes at each Continental tournament in each of the 18 Olympic weight categories can win one quota place for their NOC.

3. 36 quota places are up for grabs at the World qualification tournament. Two highest placed athletes in each of the 18 Olympic weight categories can win one quota place for their NOC.

India Watch:

Seven Indians have qualified for the Tokyo Games

MEN:

Bajrang Punia (65kg)

Bajrang Punia lost his semifinal bout against local favourite Daulet Niyazbekov under controversial circumstances but secured his place in the Tokyo Olympics at the World Wrestling Championships in Nur Sultan in 2019. Punia eventually won bronze, his second across editions in this competition.

Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57kg)

Ravi Dahiya, who felled a few stars on his way to the semifinal, lost his bout 4-6 to reigning world champion Zaur Uguev from Russia, settling for bronze at the 2019 World Championships. However, it was enough to secure a spot for him in the Olympic contingent. That he beat Armenian Arsen Harutunyan, the 61kg European champion and 2017 world champion and world number three Yuki Takahashi of Japan along the way were encouraging signs.

Deepak Punia’s (86kg)

Deepak Punia qualified for the Summer Olympics when he moved into the 86kg semifinal at the World Wrestling Championship in Nur Sultan in 2019. He locked his quota after beating Colombia's Carlos Arturo Mendez 7-6 in a tense quarterfinal in what was his maiden world championship stint. He eventually finished with a silver medal at the event.

WOMEN:

Vinesh Phogat (53kg)

Vinesh Phogat, competing in the 53 kg category, qualified for the 2020 Olympics after defeating World No. 1 Sarah Hildebrandt in the World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan in September 2019. Her 8-2 win in the second repechage round secured her spot at the Tokyo Games, making her the first Indian to qualify for the Tokyo Games. This is her second Olympic stint after a disappointing run at the Rio Games in 2016.

Anshu Malik (57kg)

The 19-year-old wrestler clinched her spot in India's Tokyo contingent when she won silver in the Asian Olympic qualifiers in Almaty, Kazakhstan in April this year. She also went on to win gold in the Asian Championships in the same city. She beat Olympian Jieun Um of South Korea 10-0 and Emma Tissina of Kazakhstan 10-0 in her Group A matches and Shokhida Akhmedova of Uzbekistan 12-2 in the semifinal to make the cut before falling to Khongorzul Boldsaikhan of Mongolia 7-4 in the title clash to take the silver.

Sonam Mallik (62kg)

Sonam Malik became the youngest Indian female wrestler to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics when she rallied from 6-0 down to beat World championships bronze medallist Ayaulym Kassymova of Kazakhstan 9-6 to make the final in the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Almaty. Having picked up an injury during the semifinals, the 19-year-old did not fight the final against Jia and settled for the silver medal.

Seema Bisla (50kg)

Seema Bisla secured a Tokyo 2020 berth in the 50kg category after making the finals of the World Olympic Qualifier in Bulgaria in May. She eventually secured gold in the event without getting on the mat after her rival from Ecuador, Lucia Yamileth Yepez Guzman withdrew from the final due to an injury. Bisla had become the eighth Indian wrestler to qualify for the games, but that number has since come down to seven after Sumit Malik was banned on doping charges thereby leading to a forfeit of his quota.

DISQUALIFIED: Sumit Malik rode on his power to book a 125kg freestyle berth in the Tokyo Olympics on the opening day of the World Olympic Games wrestling qualifier in Sofia, Bulgaria in May this year. However, the wrestler tested positive for the banned substance methylhexaneamine (MHA) and was provisionally suspended for the doping violation in June. On July 2nd, Malik was handed a two-year ban by the United World Wrestling (UWW) after his B sample also returned positive for a prohibited stimulant. (More)