Taekwondo: 25 Nations Qualify Through Olympic Rankings

In total 25 nations qualified 48 quotas based on the Taekwondo Olympic Rankings. The top six athletes from each weight class qualified their nation to the Olympics, with a maximum of one athlete per nation per weight class. The final event which gave ranking points was the Grand Prix Final held in Mexico City, Mexico from December 5th to December 6th 2015.

The Olympic rankings were constructed in a weighted system through eligible events ranging from 2012 to 2015 with events taking place in 2015 having more weight. Eligible events included the 2012 Olympics, World Championships, Grand Prix, Continental Championships, various Multi-Sport Games and various G2 and G1 level tournaments.

One of the major changes in qualification in taekwondo was that nations can qualify athletes in all four events in each gender through the Olympic Rankings. Previously nations can only qualify a maximum of two athletes per gender between the four events. This gave stronger nations an opportunity to qualify more athletes. Through this method France was able to qualify three women, Iran qualified three men and South Korea qualified three men.

The final quotas will be decided at the continental qualifiers to be held in 2016. Nations which do not have two athletes per gender can participate to qualify the continental maximum of two athletes per gender.

Update 13 Jan 2016: Brazil and Chinese Taipei have both withdrawn in the women’s -49kg and women’s -57kg events respectively. Therefore the next highest ranked nations have qualified, specifically Mexico and Sweden respectively.

 

Qualification Per Event

Women’s -49kg

  1. China
  2. Croatia
  3. France
  4. Thailand
  5. South Korea
  6. Mexico

 

Women’s -57kg

  1. Great Britain
  2. Spain
  3. Egypt
  4. Japan
  5. Croatia
  6. Sweden

 

Women’s -67kg

  1. France
  2. Sweden
  3. Chinese Taipei
  4. South Korea
  5. Russia
  6. Turkey

 

Women’s +67kg

  1. China
  2. Serbia
  3. Great Britain
  4. United States
  5. France
  6. Mexico

 

Men’s -58kg

  1. South Korea
  2. Iran
  3. Portugal
  4. Germany
  5. Mexico
  6. Belgium

 

Men’s -68kg

  1. South Korea
  2. Russia
  3. Belgium
  4. Mexico
  5. Turkey
  6. Spain

 

Men’s -80kg

  1. Iran
  2. Moldova
  3. Great Britain
  4. Russia
  5. Germany
  6. Ivory Coast

 

Men’s +80kg

  1. Uzbekistan
  2. Azerbaijan
  3. Iran
  4. Gabon
  5. France
  6. South Korea

 

Quotas by Nations

  • South Korea – 5
  • France – 4
  • Mexico – 4
  • Great Britain – 3
  • Iran – 3
  • Russia – 3
  • Belgium – 2
  • China – 2
  • Croatia – 2
  • Germany – 2
  • Spain – 2
  • Sweden – 2
  • Turkey – 2
  • Azerbaijan – 1
  • Chinese Taipei – 1
  • Brazil – 1
  • Egypt – 1
  • Gabon – 1
  • Ivory Coast – 1
  • Japan – 1
  • Moldova – 1
  • Portugal – 1
  • Serbia – 1
  • Thailand – 1
  • United States – 1
  • Uzbekistan – 1

 

References

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