Olympic qualification procedure for Tokyo 2020 released

The qualification system for the archery competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been officially approved by the International Olympic Committee and released by World Archery.

The document outlines the number of quota places, the events at which they are available, and the deadlines for entries.

There will be 128 archery competitors – 64 men and 64 women at Tokyo 2020 – with nearly half of the quota available at the main qualifying tournament, the 2019 World Archery Championships.

Of the 64 places, 59 will be available in competition, three reserved for the host country and two allocated via the tripartite commission.

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

Some changes have been implemented since Rio following the addition of the mixed team event, bringing archery’s total medal total to five for the first time.

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*

*Reallocation procedures may reassign additional quota to the final qualification tournament.

The archery competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will begin on 24 July.