I base the following summary on my own reading of IWF’s Qualification System – Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020. This summary is NOT an official publication of any sanctioning body; it is my own interpretation. This summary does not address “Host Country” or “Tripartite Commission” spots.
- Period 1: Six months from November 2018 through April 2019
- Period 2: Six months from May 2019 through October 2019
- Period 3: Six months from November 2019 through April 2020
Athlete Required Participation
- Participate in at least six events (at least two of these in an Olympic weight class).
- Participate in at least one event in each six-month period above.
- At least one event must be Gold Level, and a second must be either Gold or Silver Level.
- Gold Level: IWF World Championships, IWF Junior World Championships, Continental Championships, Junior Continental Championships.
- Silver Level: Existing IWF Events: Multi-Sport Games, Championships.
- Bronze Level: other International competitions, Championships, Cups, etc.
- Be one of the eight highest-ranked lifters to qualify for an Olympic weight class.
- Or be the highest-ranked lifter from one of the five Continental federations.
- Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, Pan America
- See “IWF Absolute Ranking” below.
- Maximum of one lifter per country in any weight class.
- Maximum of four lifters per gender from any country. Except…
- Maximum of two lifters per gender from any country that has had 10 to 19 IWF doping violations since 2008.
- Maximum of one lifter per gender from any country that has had 20 or more IWF doping violations since 2008.
- Each NOC chooses its team from among its qualified athletes.
Due to the limits above (and other possible causes, including redundant qualifications), National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of some of the “Top 8” and “Top Continental” qualifiers may not get to use all invitations. In these cases, IWF reallocates as follows:
- Top 8 — Next-highest ranked athlete whose NOC is not yet qualified in the class.
- Continental — Next-highest ranked athlete from that same continent whose NOC is not yet qualified in the class.
IWF Absolute Ranking
Each athlete’s final Absolute Ranking Points total, determined at the end of the qualifying period (April 30, 2020), is the sum of the following four scores:
- the lifter’s best adjusted Robi score in each of the three time periods and…
- the lifter’s highest adjusted Robi score that is not one of those first three.
Robi Score (and Adjusted Robi Score)
- See any of the following for determining a lifter’s Robi Score in any meet
- IWF description of the Robi Point system and calculations.
- IWF Robi Point Calculator.
- http://bit.ly/RobiMen and http://bit.ly/RobiWomen (Tables of Robi Point values).
- Adjusted Robi Score
- Gold Level events multiply Robi Score by 1.10.
- Silver Level events multiply Robi Score by 1.05.
- Bronze Level events keep raw Robi Score (x1.00).
- Note that Robi Scores can change if anyone sets a new World Record during the qualifying period. That is, new WRs change Robi calculations for all lifters in that weight class.
[To come later]