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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Weightlifting: Oceania Nations Qualify To Olympics After Oceania Championships

Australia and Samoa topped the Olympic team rankings at the 2016 Oceania Weightlifting Championships. The six highest ranking men and the four highest ranking women from eligible nations earned points towards their nation’s ranking. The top five nations from the men’s rankings and the top four nations from the women’s rankings earned one quota place. The Oceania Weightlifting Championship was held in Suva, Fiji from May 23rd to May 28th 2016.

The women’s rankings were topped by Australia whom finished with a total of 106 points and won gold in the -48kg and -63kg. Samoa also won in two events, -75kg and +75kg as the team finished in second with 99 points. New Zealand and Fiji also qualified to the Olympics with 99 and 98 points respectively.

Samoa topped the men’s rankings over Australia as they finished with 149 points and a gold medal in the -94kg. Australia finished with 144 points and gold in the -77kg. The other teams to qualify to the Olympics were New Zealand, Kiribati and Fiji whom finished with a total of 139, 137 and 132 points respectively.

While unqualified nations can still qualify through the individual rankings currently no eligible athletes from Oceania are in a qualifying position with one more continental qualifier remaining. However, Oceania nations will definitely be favoured to win some of the tripartite quotas which will be announced at the end of the qualification process.

 

Quotas by Nations

  • Australia – 2
  • Fiji – 2
  • New Zealand – 2
  • Samoa – 2
  • Kiribati – 1

 

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Canoeing: Oceania Qualifies After Sprint Qualifier

Australia swept the Olympic events at the 2016 Oceania Sprint Canoeing Championship. The highest ranked eligible boat with the exception of the men’s K4 1000m and women’s K4 500m qualified to the Olympics. There are a lot of other exceptions in canoeing which we will get into below. The Oceania Championship was held in Adelaide, Australia from February 12th to February 14th 2016.

The first major rule is that for the event to be sanctioned at least three different nations must participate. This was met in all events except in the men’s K2 1000m. Since Australia already qualified to the event at the world championship that only left New Zealand and Cook Islands to attempt to qualify. The quota will be reallocated to the next best ranked nation at the 2015 World Championship, specifically Lithuania.

Another rule is that an athlete can only qualify one spot, though that was not a problem at this championship. A nation can also only qualify 1 type of boat (K1, K2, C1) where the shorter distance will be reallocated to the next eligible nation. Also a nation can only qualify two athlete quotas in the canoe events.

For the kayak events this is relatively simple; Australia has qualified a spot in the men’s K1 200m, men’s K2 200m, women’s K1 500m and women’s K2 500m, New Zealand has qualified in the men’s K1 1000m and Samoa qualified in the women’s K1 200m.

For the canoe events things become a bit tricky. Australia must choose between the men’s C1 1000m and C2 1000m. The event which they do not choose will go to New Zealand. The Cook Islands qualified in the men’s C1 200m.

To wrap up their continental qualifiers Oceania will have their slalom qualifier over the coming weeks. Other continents will continue to have their qualifiers as we approach the Olympics.

 

Quotas by Nations

  • Australia – 5
  • New Zealand – 2
  • Cook Islands – 1
  • Samoa – 1

 

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