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Olympic Games Standards

Here are the most updated qualifying standards for the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The Games are now slated for July 2021.

The following are the qualifying standards for the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which will now take place in 2021.

The page was last edited on June 22, 2021, to reflect the most updated Olympic 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
13.32110/100H12.84
48.90400H55.40
8:22.003KSC9:30.00
2.33HJ1.96
5.80PV4.70
8.22LJ6.82
17.14TJ14.32
21.10SP18.50
66.00DT63.50
77.50HT72.50
85.00JT64.00
8350DEC/HEP6420
1:21:0020km RW1:31:00
3:50:0050km RW
2:11:30Marathon2:29:30

1 December 2018 Start of the World Athletics World Rankings period for Marathon and 50km Race
Walk
1 January 2019 Start of the:
• Entry Standards qualification period for 10,000m, Marathon, Race
Walk, Combined Events and Relays
• World Athletics World Rankings period for 10,000m, 20km Race Walk
and Combined Events
March 2019 World Athletics to confirm the entry standards for all events. The standards will
be distributed to all NOCs and NFs.
1 May 2019 Start of the Entry Standards qualification period for all other events.
30 June 2019 Start of the World Athletics World Rankings period for all other events.
6 April 2020 – 30
November 2020 Suspension of qualification and ranking period for all events.
23 May 2021 Deadline for NOCs with no qualified athletes to apply for unqualified entries (only
for Marathon and 50km Race Walk)
31 May 2021 Deadline to decline a quota place and end of qualification and ranking period for
Marathon and 50km Race Walk
2 June 2021 World Athletics to (only for Marathon and 50km Race Walk)

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  • confirm the list of approved Unqualified athletes
  • confirm the list of athletes qualified by Entry Standard
  • publish the World Athletics World Rankings and qualified athletes
    21 June 2021 Deadline for NOCs with no qualified athletes to apply for unqualified entries.
    29 June 2021 Deadline to decline a quota place and end of qualification and ranking period for
    all other events.
    1 July 2021 World Athletics to:
  • confirm the list of approved Unqualified athletes
  • confirm the list of athletes qualified by Entry Standard
  • publish the World Athletics World Rankings and qualified athletes
  • publish the list of qualified Relay Teams
    2-5 July 2021 NOCs to submit entries to Tokyo 2020
    5 July 2021 Tokyo 2020 Sport Entries deadline
    23 July – 8 August 2021 Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Qualification Process:
There shall be a maximum of 16 qualified teams in each relay event.
IAAF World Athletics Championships, September/October 2019
The first eight (8) placed NOCs at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 shall
automatically qualify for the relay events at the 2020 Olympic Games.
World Athletics Relays, 1-2 May 2021
The first eight (8) placed NOCs at the World Athletics Relays Silesia 2021 shall
automatically qualify for the relay evens at the 2020 Olympic Games. In case an NOC
already qualified through the World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, the remaining
places will be allocated according to the World Athletics Top Performance Lists of 29 June
2021.
World Athletics Top Performance Lists (29 June 2021)
The remaining teams will be selected according to World Athletics Top Performance Lists
of 29 June 2021 (link to be added April 2021). For the results to be valid for qualification
purposes, a minimum of two different international teams, representing at least two
countries, must compete in the race.
World Athletics will inform the NOCs of each of these national teams of their eligibility to
compete in the Olympic Games relay competitions.
Qualification period:
• 1 January 2019 to 5 April 2020 and from 1 December 2020 to 29 June 2021

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