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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Taekwondo: Four Nations Reach Olympics After Oceania Qualifier

Australia won the maximum quota as four nations qualify at the 2016 Oceania Taekwondo Qualification Tournament. The winner of each weight class qualified to the Olympics. As a rule in taekwondo nations can only send a maximum of two athletes per gender to the tournament provided they have not qualified any yet. The Oceania Taekwondo Qualification Tournament was held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on February 27th 2016.

Sisters Caroline and Carmen Marton of Australia both qualified in the women’s -57kg and -67kg events respectively while Carman’s husband, Khalil Safwan qualified in the men’s -58kg. The Australian team was rounded up by Hayder Shkara whom defeated New Zealand’s Vaughn Scott in the final.

Another family duo qualified from Papua New Guinea as Samantha Kassman and her nephew Maxamillion Kassman both qualified in the women’s +67kg and men’s -68kg events respectively. To encourage more refugees to take part at the Olympics Afghanistan refugee Arash Arian took part in the men’s -68kg event, but lost to Kassman in the first round.

The largest upset of the tournament came at the final of the men’s +80kg where Tonga’s Pita Taufatofua defeated New Zealand’s Dafydd Sanders in the finals in order to qualify to the Olympics. The final Olympic spot went to New Zealand’s Andrea Kilday whom defeated Papua New Guinea’s Rose Mary Tona in the women’s -49kg final.

This was the final opportunity to qualify to the Olympics for athletes in the Oceania region. The remaining continents will have their qualification tournament over the coming weeks.

 

Quotas by Nations

  • Australia – 4
  • Papua New Guinea – 2
  • New Zealand – 1
  • Tonga – 1

 

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