Judo: Olympic Rankings Published 113 Nations Qualify

113 nations qualified through the Judo Olympic Rankings. Athletes earned points through various world and continental events over a two year period. There were two methods of qualifying. First the top 22 men and top 14 women qualify with a maximum of one NOC per weight class. Second are the continental qualifiers. The highest ranked, not yet qualified athletes across all events can qualify. Each continent has a set amount of quotas; Africa 24 (14 men, 10 women), Europe 25 (14 men, 11 women), Asia 20 (12 men, 8 women), Oceania 10 (7 men, 3 women), and Pan America 21 (13 men, 8 women). A nation can only earn one spot across all events through this and a single continent can qualify a maximum of two athletes in a single event. The qualification period lasted from May 30th 2014 to May 29th 2016.

In total 113 nations have qualified with France and Japan joining hosts Brazil as being the only nation to have qualified a full team of men and women. Also qualifying a full men’s team are Georgia, Germany, Mongolia, Russia, South Korea and Uzbekistan. Overall 53 nations only qualified through the continental rankings while 14 nations did not receive a continental quota. Oceania did not allocate all 10 of its continental quotas thus the unused quota was reallocated to the athlete with the most points and is not yet qualified among all events, specifically Uzbekistan’s Soyib Kurbonov in the men’s -100kg.

The quotas are tied to the athletes by name with the exception of where multiple athletes from the same nation finished in the top 22 for men and top 14 for women where the nation can choose from among them. All that is left to determine in judo is the tripartite quotas.

 

Quotas by Nations

  • France – 14
  • Japan – 14
  • Germany – 13
  • Mongolia – 13
  • South Korea – 12
  • Netherlands – 11
  • Russia – 11
  • Cuba – 9
  • Canada – 8
  • China – 8
  • Georgia – 8
  • Hungary – 8
  • Uzbekistan – 8
  • Australia – 7
  • Great Britain – 7
  • Israel – 7
  • Ukraine – 7
  • Azerbaijan – 6
  • Portugal – 6
  • United States – 6
  • Algeria – 5
  • Austria – 5
  • Belgium – 5
  • Egypt – 5
  • Italy – 5
  • Kazakhstan – 5
  • Slovenia – 5
  • Spain – 5
  • Poland – 4
  • Romania – 4
  • Sweden – 4
  • Tunisia – 4
  • Turkey – 4
  • Czech Republic – 3
  • Ecuador – 3
  • Iran – 3
  • Morocco – 3
  • North Korea – 3
  • Switzerland – 3
  • United Arab Emirates – 3
  • Argentina – 2
  • Belarus – 2
  • Bulgaria – 2
  • Chinese Taipei – 2
  • Colombia – 2
  • Gabon – 2
  • Greece – 2
  • Kosovo – 2
  • Kyrgyzstan – 2
  • Latvia – 2
  • Mexico – 2
  • Puerto Rico – 2
  • South Africa – 2
  • Tajikistan – 2
  • Turkmenistan – 2
  • American Samoa – 1
  • Angola – 1
  • Armenia – 1
  • Aruba – 1
  • Benin – 1
  • Bolivia – 1
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – 1
  • Burkina Faso – 1
  • Cameroon – 1
  • Chile – 1
  • Congo – 1
  • Costa Rica – 1
  • Côte d’Ivoire – 1
  • Croatia – 1
  • Dominican Republic – 1
  • El Salvador – 1
  • Estonia – 1
  • Fiji – 1
  • Finland – 1
  • Gambia – 1
  • Ghana – 1
  • Guatemala – 1
  • Guinea-Bissau – 1
  • Haiti – 1
  • Honduras – 1
  • Iceland – 1
  • India – 1
  • Iraq – 1
  • Jordan – 1
  • Kenya – 1
  • Lebanon – 1
  • Libya – 1
  • Lithuania – 1
  • Madagascar – 1
  • Mali – 1
  • Mauritius – 1
  • Moldova – 1
  • Mozambique – 1
  • Nauru – 1
  • New Zealand – 1
  • Niger – 1
  • Pakistan – 1
  • Palau – 1
  • Papua New Guinea – 1
  • Peru – 1
  • Qatar – 1
  • Samoa – 1
  • Saudi Arabia – 1
  • Senegal – 1
  • Serbia – 1
  • Seychelles – 1
  • Thailand – 1
  • Trinidad and Tobago – 1
  • Uruguay – 1
  • Vanuatu – 1
  • Venezuela – 1
  • Vietnam – 1
  • Zambia – 1

 

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Wrestling: Initial Tripartite Quotas Announced

The initial tripartite quotas have been announced for wrestling. Tripartite quotas are awarded to nations which have qualified an average of less than eight athletes over the past two Olympics. In total four quotas were available which could be distributed in any fashion.

The quotas went to Cambodia’s Sotheara Chov in the women’s freestyle -48kg, Haiti’s Asnage Castelly in the men’s freestyle -74kg, Honduras’ Brenda Bailey Gomez in the women’s freestyle -48kg and Palau’s Skilang Florian Temengil in the men’s freestyle -125kg.

Four more tripartite quotas are now available due to the reallocation of unused host quotas. It is expected that the selection will be announced at a later date.

 

Quotas by Nations

  • Cambodia – 1
  • Haiti – 1
  • Honduras – 1
  • Palau – 1

 

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Taekwondo: Tripartite Quotas Announced

Update: Change in tripartite quota.

The World Taekwondo Federation has revealed its four tripartite quotas. Central African Republic’s’s David Boui will compete in the men’s -68kg, Aniya Louissant of Haiti will compete in the women’s -67kg, Nepal’s Nisha Rawal will compete in the women’s +67kg and Miguel Ferrera of Honduras will compete in the men’s -80kg. We now know all of the quotas which will compete in taekwondo.

 

Quotas by Nations

  • Central African Republic – 1
  • Haiti – 1
  • Honduras – 1
  • Nepal – 1

 

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Boxing: 13 American Nations Qualify After Continental Qualifier

13 nations qualified athletes at the 2016 American Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament. In the men’s events the top two in the light flyweight, flyweight, bantamweight, light welterweight and light heavyweight and the top three in the lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, heavyweight and super heavyweight qualified to the Olympics. For the women’s events the top lightweight and top two flyweight and middleweight qualified to the Olympics. The differences in quotas are due to the subtraction caused by Brazil using a host quota. The American Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from March 11th to March 19th 2016.

Overall 33 nations compete in 10 men’s and 3 women’s weight classes. The first day of finals saw the results of six men’s events. 2015 world silver medalist Erislandy Savon of Cuba won the men’s heavyweight (-91kg) over Argentina’s Yamil Peralta. Brazil won the third quota by winning a box-off. Argentina also qualified by winning the men’s flyweight (-52kg) over Dominican Republic’s Leonel De Los Santos. Both Colombia and the United States qualified in the men’s light flyweight and (-49kg) and middleweight (-75kg) as the two nations split the events respectively. Mexico also qualified in the middleweight class. Canada’s 2015 Pan American gold medalist Arthur Biyarslanov won in the men’s light welterweight as he defeated Venezuela’s Luis Arcon. Venezuela also qualified in a second event by finishing runner-up to Ecuador’s Carlos Mina in the men’s light heavyweight (-81kg).

In the women’s events 2015 Pan American gold medalist Mandy Bujold defeated Colombia’s Ingrit Valencia in the women’s flyweight (-51kg) as both qualified to the Olympics. United States’ Mikaela Myers grabbed the only quota in the women’s lightweight (-60kg) as she defeated Mexico’s Victoria Torres in the final. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields will get to defend her crown as she won the middleweight (-75kg) by defeating Canada’s Ariane Fortin, whom also qualified to the Olympics.

The second day of finals saw Cuba becoming the first nation to qualify in all ten of the men’s events as they won gold in the welterweight (-69kg) and in the super heavyweight (+91kg). Venezuela won the lightweight (-60kg) event by defeating Honduras in the final and also qualified in the welterweight. The other event, the bantamweight (-56kg) was won by the United States’ Shakur Stevenson whom defeated Argentina’s Alberto Melian. Argentina also did well on this day as they also qualified in the lightweight and welterweight. The other qualified nations were Trinidad and Tobago and US Virgin Islands, both qualified in the super heavyweight.

As a reminder the women’s world championship will have higher priority so if one of the above athletes qualified through that then the next highest ranked nation here would qualify. For the men, unqualified nations will still have a chance to qualify in two more events.

 

Quotas by Nations

  • Argentina – 5
  • United States – 5
  • Venezuela – 4
  • Cuba – 3
  • Canada – 3
  • Colombia – 3
  • Brazil – 1
  • Dominican Republic – 1
  • Ecuador – 1
  • Honduras – 1
  • Mexico – 1
  • Trinidad and Tobago – 1
  • US Virgin Islands – 1

 

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Football: Mexico Wins CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifiers

Mexico will get to defend its Olympic title after they won the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournament. Eight qualified teams were divided into two groups of four where the top two advanced to the semifinals. The two finalists were given spots to compete at the Olympics. The CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournament was held over four cities across the United States from October 1st to October 13th 2015.

Group A was topped by the United States whom went undefeated and had an impressive 13-2 goal difference. After an opening 3-1 loss to the United States Canada was able to rebound and defeat Panama 3-1, but a 2-2 draw against Cuba was not enough to guarantee them a spot to the semifinals until the later match where the United States defeated Panama 4-0 which gave Canada the spot.

Honduras and Mexico gained full control of Group B as they defeated Costa Rica and Haiti in their first two matches to book their spots to the semifinals. In the match that would determine the winner of the group it was Mexico that took an early fourth minute lead, but 19 year old Alberth Elis drew level early in the second half. Mexico however was able to respond when Erick Torres scored in the 65th minute to win the match and group 2-1.

The first semi-final between the United States and Honduras took until the 24th minute where Alberth Elis gave Honduras the lead. Elis would double the lead at the 77th minute. While the United States tried to respond, they could never find the back of the net. They came close a few times including one goal that was ruled off-side. When the full time whistle blew Honduras had won the match 2-0 and qualified for the fourth time in five games.

The second semi-final between Mexico and Canada began with a quick goal by Mexico as Erick Torres scored in the sixth minute. Their lead doubled in the 57th minute when Hirving Lozano scored. Canada was given a lifeline when a penalty kick was awarded late in the match, but a miss and the inability to convert its chances left the match 2-0 as defending Olympic champions, Mexico will get to defend its title.

Mexico won the overall title by defeating Honduras 2-0. The United States took the bronze medal by defeating Canada 2-0. The win was important for the United States as it qualified them to the inter-continental match against Colombia which will decide which team goes to the Olympics.

Quotas by Nation

  • Honduras – 1
  • Mexico – 1

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