Countries qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Published on August 9th, 2018

Aarhus, Denmark (August 9, 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 Laser and Laser Radial fleets advance to their medal race, the results already confirm which countries have now earned entry to Tokyo.

One hundred sixty-five competitors representing 65 nations were vying for the 14 entries for Tokyo 2020. There will be a total of 35 entries in this event at Tokyo 2020.
• Australia
• Brazil
• Croatia
• Cypress
• Estonia
• Finland
• France
• Germany
• Great Britain
• New Zealand
• Norway
• Peru
• South Korea

Laser Radial
One hundred nineteen competitors representing 53 nations were vying for the 18 entries for Tokyo 2020. There will be a total of 44 entries in this event at Tokyo 2020.
• Belgium
• Canada
• China
• Denmark
• Finland
• France
• Germany
• Great Britain
• Greece
• Hungary
• Italy
• Netherlands
• Norway
• Poland
• Sweden
• Switzerland
• Turkey

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 the nations that qualified for the Finn, 470 Men and Women… click here.

Still competing are the 49er, 49erFX, RS:X Men and Women, and Nacra 17.

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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