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Karate At the 2020 Summer Olympics

Karate
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
No. of events 8
Competitors 80

The karate competitions at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will feature eight events.[1] It will be the debut appearance of karate in the Olympics. Karate is part of the 2020 programme as one of five sports added specifically for 2020 rather than as a permanent sport. Two disciplines karate will be featured. Kumite ("grappling hands") is the sparring discipline and will have three weight classes each for men and women. Kata (martial arts) is the form discipline and will have one event each for men and women. Every event will consist of 10 competitors.

There will only be three weight classes for Olympic competition, rather than the five normally used by the World Karate Federation. The two lightest (-60kg and -67kg men, -50kg and -55kg women) will be combined for the Olympic version of -67kg men and -55kg women, the middle (-75kg men, -61kg women) will remain intact, and the two heaviest (-84kg and +84kg men, -68kg and +68kg women) will be combined for Olympic +75kg men and +61kg women.

Qualification

There are 80 qualifying spots for karate at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

A nation can have no more than 8 karatekas qualify (up to four males and four females) with a maximum of one in each event.

Summary

The 10 competitors in each event qualify as follows:

  • 1 from the host nation, Japan
  • 4 from the Olympic Standing ranking of 6 April 2020
  • 3 from a qualification tournament
  • 2 from continental representation or Tripartite Commission invitation

Because the World Karate Federation rankings are based on five weight classes instead of the three weight classes featured in the 2020 Olympics, some of the Olympic events are based on a combination of two WKF classes. In those cases, the top 2 from each of the WKF classes qualify for the combined Olympic class (for a total of 4). Where the Olympic class matches the WKF class, the top 4 in that class qualify.

The qualification tournament features the same weight classes as the Olympic weight classes. Only NOCs that have not qualified through Olympic standing for a given division are eligible to enter a karateka in the qualification tournament. The top three finishers in each division at the qualification tournament qualify for the Olympics.

A total of 12 quota places, distributed among the eight events, are available through continental representation. The selection order is as follows:

  • Oceania, 2 spots (1 per gender)
  • Africa, 2 spots (1 per gender)
  • Americas, 2 spots (1 per gender)
  • Asia, 2 spots (1 per gender)
  • Europe, 2 spots (1 per gender)
  • Africa, 1 spot (either gender)
  • Americas, 1 spot (the other gender)

For each continent, all of the gold medalists at the continental games are considered together. The highest ranked among this group earns the qualification spot unless that competitor is already qualified or otherwise cannot be selected without violating any of the following limitations: 10 athletes per division, 1 athlete per NOC per division, 2 athletes per NOC through continental representation (affecting only Africa and the Americas). If the highest-ranked gold medalist cannot be entered, then the next-highest ranked gold medalist qualifies if possible. This process goes through all gold medalists by ranking, then all silver medalists by ranking, then all bronze medalists by ranking until the continent's qualifying spots are filled. If none of the medalists can be entered, the highest-ranked eligible athlete from that continent in the rankings (regardless of finish at the continental games) qualifies.

The final four quota spots will be assigned through Tripartite Commission invitation.

Template:Karate at the 2020 Summer Olympics - List of Qualified NOCs

Timeline

Event Date Venue
2018 Asian Games 18 August - 2 September Indonesia Jakarta & Palembang
2019 European Games 21-30 June 2019 Belarus Minsk
2019 Pacific Games 8-20 July 2019 Samoa Apia
2019 Pan American Games 26 July - 11 August 2019 Peru Lima
2019 African Games 2019 Zambia Lusaka
Olympic Standing 6 April 2020 -
Qualification tournament 8-10 May 2020 France Paris

Men's events

67 kg

Section Places NOC Qualified karateka
Host nation 1  Japan
Olympic Standing, 60 kg
(as of 6 April 2020)
2
Olympic Standing, 67 kg
(as of 6 April 2020)
2
Qualification tournament 3
Continental representation 0-2
Tripartite Commission 0-2
Total 10

75 kg

Section Places NOC Qualified karateka
Host nation 1  Japan
Olympic Standing, 75 kg
(as of 6 April 2020)
4
Qualification tournament 3
Continental representation 0-2
Tripartite Commission 0-2
Total 10

+75 kg

Section Places NOC Qualified karateka
Host nation 1  Japan
Olympic Standing, 84 kg
(as of 6 April 2020)
2
Olympic Standing, +84 kg
(as of 6 April 2020)
2
Qualification tournament 3
Continental representation 0-2
Tripartite Commission 0-2
Total 10

Kata

Section Places NOC Qualified karateka
Host nation 1  Japan
Olympic Standing, kata
(as of 6 April 2020)
4
Qualification tournament 3
Continental representation 0-2
Tripartite Commission 0-2
Total 10

Women's events

55 kg

Section Places NOC Qualified karateka
Host nation 1  Japan
Olympic Standing, 50 kg
(as of 6 April 2020)
2
Olympic Standing, 55 kg
(as of 6 April 2020)
2
Qualification tournament 3
Continental representation 0-2
Tripartite Commission 0-2
Total 10

61 kg

Section Places NOC Qualified karateka
Host nation 1  Japan
Olympic Standing, 61 kg
(as of 6 April 2020)
4
Qualification tournament 3
Continental representation 0-2
Tripartite Commission 0-2
Total 10

+61 kg

Section Places NOC Qualified karateka
Host nation 1  Japan
Olympic Standing, 68 kg
(as of 6 April 2020)
2
Olympic Standing, +68 kg
(as of 6 April 2020)
2
Qualification tournament 3
Continental representation 0-2
Tripartite Commission 0-2
Total 10

Kata

Section Places NOC Qualified karateka
Host nation 1  Japan
Olympic Standing, kata
(as of 6 April 2020)
4
Qualification tournament 3
Continental representation 0-2
Tripartite Commission 0-2
Total 10

Participating nations

Schedule

Medalists

Medal table

Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
67 kg
details
75 kg
details
+75 kg
details
Kata
details

Women

Event Gold Silver Bronze
55 kg
details
61 kg
details
+61 kg
details
Kata
details

See also

References

  1. ^ "Tokyo 2020: Karate". Retrieved 2018. 

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