Boxing: Men’s Tripartite Quotas Announced

AIBA has announced the selection of their men’s tripartite quotas. These quotas are awarded to nations who have qualified an average of less than eight athletes in individual events over the past two Olympics. Five quotas for the men’s events were available in the bantam, light, light welter, welter and middle weight classes.

The quotas went to Vanuatu’s Lionel Warawara (bantamweight), Papua New Guinea’s Thadius Katua (lightweight), Jordan’s Obada Al-Kasbeh (light welterweight), Fiji’s Winston Hill (welterweight) and Zambia’s Benny Muziyo (middleweight).

 

Quotas by Nations

  • Fiji – 1
  • Jordan – 1
  • Papua New Guinea – 1
  • Vanuatu – 1
  • Zambia – 1

 

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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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Triathlon: Qualified Nations List Released

The International Triathlon Union has published its Olympic Qualification List filling out the qualified nations through the Olympic Rankings, Olympic Points List and tripartite nations. The Olympic Rankings and Olympic Points List consisted of approved events including World Championship, Continental Championship and other world events. The top eight nations were allowed to qualify three athletes per gender through the Olympic rankings including the quotas obtained through the continental qualifiers and world qualification event. All other nations were allowed to qualify a maximum of two. Originally the top 39 eligible athletes from the Olympic Rankings qualified their nation to the Olympics, however, reallocations has increased that number. The Olympic Points List gave one quota to each of the five continents to athletes whose nations have yet to qualify in triathlon, provided that they met the minimum ranking of 140. For the tripartite commission, two men’s and two women’s quotas were available to athletes from nations whom have qualified an average of 8 or less athletes from individual events over the past two Olympics. They too had to meet the minimum ranking requirements. The Olympic Rankings and Olympic Points List were created using results from various events from May 15th 2014 to May 15th 2016.

In the men’s race a total of 23 nations qualified through the Olympic Rankings. They include Argentina (2), Australia (2), Azerbaijan, Belgium (2), Brazil, Canada (2), Costa Rica, Denmark, France (2), Germany (2), Great Britain (2), Hungary, Ireland, Italy (2), Mexico, Norway, New Zealand (2), Portugal (2), Russia (3), Slovakia, Spain (2), Switzerland and the United States (3). Since Brazil was among the qualified nations its host quota has been reallocated to Israel. Only one tripartite quota was awarded to Jordan which meant the other quota place was reallocated to Mexico. The Olympic Points List gave quotas to Austria, Barbados and China. Since there were no eligible nations in Africa and Oceania the quotas were reallocated to Hungary and Portugal.

In the women’s race a total of 25 nations qualified through the Olympic Rankings. They include Australia (2), Austria (2), Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada (2), Czech Republic, France, Germany (3), Great Britain, Hungary (2), Ireland, Italy (2), Japan (2), Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand (3), Poland, Russia (2), Slovenia, South Africa, Spain (3), Switzerland, Ukraine and the United States (2). Since Brazil was among the qualified nations its host quota has been reallocated to the Netherlands. No tripartite quota was awarded in the women’s race meaning the quotas have been reallocated to Belgium and Sweden. The Olympic Points List gave quotas to China, Ecuador, Estonia and Mauritius. Since there were no eligible nations in Oceania the quota was reallocated to Canada.

Overall the eight nations which will send three athletes in the men’s race are Australia, France, Great Britain, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Spain and the United States. For the women the nations are Australia, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and the United States. As a reminder this is a provisional list and is subjected to the approval of nations so there is the potential for reallocation.

 

Quotas by Nations

  • Canada – 5
  • Germany – 5
  • New Zealand – 5
  • Russia – 5
  • Spain – 5
  • United States – 5
  • Australia – 4
  • Belgium – 4
  • Hungary – 4
  • Italy – 4
  • Austria – 3
  • France – 3
  • Great Britain – 3
  • Mexico – 3
  • Portugal – 3
  • Switzerland – 3
  • Argentina – 2
  • Brazil – 2
  • China – 2
  • Ireland – 2
  • Japan – 2
  • Netherlands – 2
  • Azerbaijan – 1
  • Barbados – 1
  • Bermuda – 1
  • Costa Rica – 1
  • Czech Republic – 1
  • Denmark – 1
  • Ecuador – 1
  • Estonia – 1
  • Israel – 1
  • Jordan – 1
  • Mauritius – 1
  • Norway – 1
  • Poland – 1
  • Slovakia – 1
  • Slovenia – 1
  • South Africa – 1
  • Sweden – 1
  • Ukraine – 1

 

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Taekwondo: 10 Nations Qualify After Asian Qualifers

Kazakhstan led all nations by qualifying three at the end of the 2016 Asian Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament. The top two athletes from each event qualified their nation to the Olympics. As a reminder a nation can only attempt to qualify a maximum of two athletes per gender at this stage provided they haven’t qualified any previously. The Asian Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament was held in Pasay, Philippines from April 16th to April 17th 2016.

The first day had four events. The women’s -49kg was won by Chinese Taipei’s Huang Huai-Hsuan whom defeated Kazakhstan’s Ainur Yesbergenova 3-1. In the women’s +67kg 2014 Asian Games gold medalist Sorn Seavmey of Cambodia qualified to the Olympics after defeating Tajikistan’s Mokhru Khalimoca while Philippines’ Kirstie Alora created an upset over Iran’s Akram Khodabandeh. Seavmey defeated Alora 5-0 in the finals. In the men’s -80kg it was 2015 World Championship -74kg silver medalist Nikita Rafalovich whom won the event over Chinese Taipei’s Liu Wei-Ting in a narrow 1-0 match. The men’s +80kg was won by China’s Qiao Sen whom defeated Kazakhstan’s Ruslan Zhaparov 2-0.

On the second day of events women’s -57kg 2015 World Championship bronze medalist Kimia Alizadeh of Iran booked her spot to the Olympics as she went on to win the entire event over Thailand’s Phannapa Harnsujin 3-2. In the women’s -67kg Kazakhstan’s Cansel Deniz defeated Uzbekistan’s Nigora Tursunkulova 4-1 in the final as both athletes qualified their nations. The men’s -58kg had a withdrawal in the final where Thailand’s Tawin Hanprab withdrew due to injury. He still qualifies his nation to the Olympics along with China’s Zhao Shuai. The men’s -68kg was dominated by Jordan’s Ahmad Abu-Ghaush whom won by double digits in three out of his four matches including the final where he defeated Mongolia’s Purevjavyn Temuujin 14-2.

This was the final opportunity for athletes to qualify in the sport of taekwondo. All that is remaining is for the tripartite commission to decide the final four spots. The tripartite commission invites athletes of nations which are expected to field small teams to participate in certain sports.

 

Quotas by Nations

  • Kazakhstan – 3
  • China – 2
  • Chinese Taipei -2
  • Thailand – 2
  • Uzbekistan – 2
  • Cambodia – 1
  • Iran – 1
  • Jordan – 1
  • Mongolia – 1
  • Philippines – 1

 

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Boxing: 11 Nations Qualify After Asia/Oceania Qualification Tournament

China, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan led the way at the 2016 Asia and Oceania Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament. The top three athletes in the men’s events and the top two athletes in the women’s events qualify to the Olympics. The Asia and Oceania Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament was held in Qian’an, China from March 25th to April 2nd 2016.

The first day of finals had six of the men’s weight classes decided. It was a big night for Uzbekistan whom won four of the events and qualified to the Olympics. They won in the light flyweight (-49kg) over the Philippines, the flyweight (-52kg) over China, the welterweight (-69kg) over Thailand and the light heavyweight (-81kg) over Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan won gold in the middleweight (-75kg) over China and came in third and qualified to the Olympics in the flyweight and bantamweight (-56kg). The bantamweight was won by Thailand whom defeated India. The remaining quota places went to Mongolia in the light flyweight and welterweight, Australia in the middleweight and Kyrgyzstan in the light heavyweight.

In women’s boxing China was the top nation winning all three of the weight classes. 2012 Olympic silver medalist Ren Cancan defeated Uzbekistan’s Yodgoroy Mirzaeva in the flyweight (-51kg), Yin Junhua defeated 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Shelley Watts of Australia in the lightweight (-60kg) and Li Qian defeated Kazakhstan’s Dariga Shakimova in the middleweight (-75kg).

In the second day of finals for the men it was Kazakhstan which took home the most gold medals. 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Ivan Dychko defeated Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir in the final of the super heavyweight (+91kg). Kazakhstan’s second medal was in the light welterweight (-64kg) where Ablaikhan Zhussupov defeated Mongolia’s Baatarsükhiin Chinzorig. Mongolia won a gold medal in the lightweight (-60kg) where Dorjnyambuugiin Otgondalai defeated Charly Suarez of the Philippines. The final gold medal went to Uzbekistan whom capped off a great tournament in the heavyweight (-91kg) as Rustam Tulagonov defeated China’s Yu Fengkai. China also qualified a quota in the light welterweight after winning a box-off. The remaining quota places went to Japan in the lightweight, Australia in the heavyweight and Jordan in the super heavyweight.

Including other events both Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan will now be able to send a full men’s team to the Olympics. Non-qualified athletes will still have a couple of more chances to qualify to the Olympics with two more Olympic qualification tournaments for men and the World Championship for the women remaining.

 

Quotas by Nations

  • China – 7
  • Kazakhstan – 7
  • Uzbekistan – 7
  • Mongolia – 4
  • Australia – 3
  • Philippines – 2
  • Thailand – 2
  • India – 1
  • Japan – 1
  • Jordan – 1
  • Kyrgyzstan – 1

 

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