First Phase to Qualify for Tokyo 2020

Published on August 12th, 2018

The Sailing World Championships, held once every four years, is the largest global sailing competition that has the participation of all ten Olympic events. The 2018 edition, aside from determining world titles, would also be the first and largest country qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with 40% of the places being decided.

With 101 of the 250 entries for Tokyo on the table, here are the countries that have qualified from the competition held August 2-12 in Aarhus, Denmark:

Nacra 17
Sixty teams representing 25 nations were vying for the 8 entries for Tokyo 2020. There will be a total of 20 entries in this event at Tokyo 2020.
• Argentina
• Australia
• Austria
• Brazil
• Denmark
• Great Britain
• Italy
• New Zealand

49erFX
Sixty-eight teams representing 27 nations were vying for the 8 entries for Tokyo 2020. There will be a total of 21 entries in this event at Tokyo 2020.
• Australia
• Austria
• Brazil
• Denmark
• Great Britain
• Netherlands
• New Zealand
• Norway

49er
Eighty-six teams representing 31 nations were vying for the 8 entries for Tokyo 2020. There will be a total of 19 entries in this event at Tokyo 2020.
• Croatia
• Denmark
• France
• Germany
• Great Britain
• New Zealand
• Portugal
• Switzerland

RS:X Men
Eighty-five competitors representing 33 nations were vying for the 10 entries for Tokyo 2020. There will be a total of 25 entries in this event at Tokyo 2020.
• China
• France
• Great Britain
• Greece
• Israel
• Italy
• Netherlands
• Norway
• Poland
• Spain

RS:X Women
Sixty-two competitors representing 28 nations were vying for the 11 entries for Tokyo 2020. There will be a total of 27 entries in this event at Tokyo 2020.
• China
• Denmark
• Estonia
• France
• Great Britain
• Israel
• Italy
• Netherlands
• Poland
• Russia
• Spain

Finn
Ninety competitors representing 42 nations were vying 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
Sixty four teams representing 29 nations were vying for the 8 entries for Tokyo 2020. 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
Forty-seven teams representing 25 nations were vying for the 8 entries for Tokyo 2020. There will be a total of 21 entries in this event at Tokyo 2020.
• China
• France
• Great Britain
• Greece
• Italy
• Israel
• Slovenia
• Spain

Laser
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
• USA

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
• USA

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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