Tokyo 2020

Some 1900 athletes from more than 190 countries will compete at the Tokyo Olympic Games when the athletics programme begins on 30 July.

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The Olympic qualification period for all stadium events finished on June 29 and World Athletics’ Olympic qualification system has now been finalised, showing that about 70 per cent of the athletes in individual events have qualified by entry standard and 30 per cent by world ranking position, while 100 universality places have been awarded.

The Road to Tokyo tool on the World Athletics website shows which athletes – subject to being officially selected by their national Olympic committee – have qualified to compete at the Olympic Games.

As reported last month when the qualification period closed for the longer road events, the men’s and women’s marathon exceeded their event quota.

This is also the case in the men’s and women’s 10,000m and the women’s triple jump.

The women’s sprints will also be hot with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Sha’Carri Richardson, Gabby Thomas, Elaine Thompson, Shericka Jackson and Dina Asher-Smith.



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