Countries qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Published on August 8th, 2018

Aarhus, Denmark (August 8, 2018) – While the Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 seeks to determine titles in the 10 Olympic classes and two kite fleets, the event is also the first and largest country qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with 40% of the places being decided.

As the Finn and Men’s and Women’s 470 fleets advance tomorrow to their medal race, the results already confirm which countries have now earned entry to Tokyo.

Finn
Forty-two nations and 90 boats competed for the 8 entries for Tokyo 2020. There will be a total of 19 entries in this event at Tokyo 2020.
• Argentina
• Canada
• Hungary
• Great Britain
• Netherlands
• New Zealand
• Sweden
• Turkey

Men’s 470
Twenty nine nations and 64 boats competed for the 8 entries for Tokyo 2020. The fleet included Japan but as host to the Games, they receive automatic entry into each Olympic sailing event. There will be a total of 19 entries in this event at Tokyo 2020.
• Australia
• France
• Great Britain
• Italy
• New Zealand
• Spain
• Sweden
• USA

Women’s 470
Twenty five nations and 47 boats competed for the 8 entries for Tokyo 2020. The fleet included Japan but as host to the Games, they receive automatic entry into each Olympic sailing event. There will be a total of 21 entries in this event at Tokyo 2020.
• China
• France
• Great Britain
• Greece
• Italy
• Israel
• Slovenia
• Spain

The countries to have earned entrance are subject to final notification from World Sailing following the event to the relevant Member National Authority / National Olympic Committee. After a country qualifies for the Olympics, it can then choose the manner in which it selects the athlete(s) to represent the country.

For information on how nations qualify for the 2020 Olympics, click here.

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The Sailing World Championships, held once every four years for all ten Olympic classes, has 1,400 sailors from 85 nations in close to 1,000 boats for competition. There are also two kiteboarding events competing, which along with the Olympic classes, have their competition staggered from August 2 to 12.

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