India is scheduled to compete at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo from 23 July to 8 August 2021. Indian athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympics since 1920, although they made their official debut at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris.

To find who have earned India Quota and number of quotas click here – Total no of Athlete Qualified

Here is a complete list of Indian Olympics Qualification event with total quota places offer and earned –

2020 Olympics Qualification

Sports EventDateMax Quota
Canoeing2021 Asian Canoe Slalom Championships April 30 – May 2, 20211 per event
AthleticsWorld Relay Championship 01-02 May 2021Top 8 finish in all 5 Relay event
Diving 2021 FINA Diving World CupMay 1–6, 20214 in Synchronized event
18 in Individual event
RowingAsian And Oceania Qualification Regatta5-7 May 20216 in 4 event
Canoeing2021 Asian Canoe Sprint Championships May 5–7, 20211 per event
WrestlingWorld Qualification Tournament 6-9 May 20211 in each event
TaekwondoAsian Qualification Tournament - Tournament May 14–15, 20212 per event
Rowing World Olympic Qualifer16-18 May 20212 in each event
Canoeing2021 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2May 19–23, 20211 per event
Triathlon2021 ITU Mixed Relay Olympic Qualification Event May 21, 20216 per gender
Cycling 2021 UCI BMX World CupMay 29-30, 20212 per gender in BMX race
SurfingISA World Surfing Game 29 May - 6 June 20215 in Men, 7 in Women
Gymnastics Artistic2021 Continental Championships29 May 5 June 20212 per gender in All Around
Gymnastics Trampoline2021 Continental Championships29 May 5 June 20215 per gender
Skateboarding 2021 World SB Championship - Skeet31 May - 6 June 20216 in 2 event
Modern pentathlon2020 UIPM World Championships June 7–13, 20213 per gender
Gymnastics Rhythmic2021 Continental Championships8- 10 June 20211 each in individual and group All Around
Artistic swimming2021 FINA Olympic Qualification Tournament June 10–13, 20214 in women team, 7 In women Duet
Karate World Olympic Qualification Tournament June 11–13, 20213 per Event
Skateboarding 2021 World SB Championship - Park14-20 June 20216 in 2 event
Archery Final Qualification Tournament 18-21 June 20213 in 2 event

* – Max Quota Available for India
OQT -Olympic Qualification Tournament

Sports Whose Qualification are Based on Ranking (With Qualification Period) –

    • Badminton

The Olympic qualification period takes place between April 29, 2019 and June 6, 2021.

● Singles:
Ranking 1-16: A NOC may enter up to a maximum of 2 players, provided both are ranked in the top 16.
Ranking 17 and below: A NOC may enter a maximum of 1 player.

● Doubles:
Ranking 1-16: A NOC may enter up to a maximum of 2 pairs, provided both pairs are ranked in the top 8.
Ranking 17 and below: A NOC may enter a maximum of 1 pair.

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    • Track Cycling

The Olympic qualification will be decided on the basis of UCI Olympic Track Ranking 2018–2021.




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    • BMX Cycling

In the BMX race, Eighteen places will be awarded to the highest-ranked NOCs through the UCI qualification rankings, three through the UCI individual rankings, and the remaining two through the 2020 UCI World Championships. In the BMX freestyle events, nine spots are available for each gender, with one reserved for host nation Japan, six for the highest-ranked NOCs through the UCI rankings, and the remaining two for those competing at the 2019 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships.

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    • Fencing

For the team events

– The first four (4) teams on the FIE Official Team Ranking of (5 April 2021), irrespective of which zone they are from, qualify for the Olympic Games.
– The highest-ranked team from each of the four (4) FIE zones (Africa, America, Asia-Oceania, Europe) among the teams ranked from the 5th to the 16th position on the FIE Official Team Ranking of (4 April 2020) qualify for the Olympic Games.
– If a zone is not represented in these ranking positions, the next team on the FIE Official Team Ranking of (5 April 2021) will qualify, irrespective of its zone.

For individual events the 3 fencers from the team event will qualify for individual competition automatically. 6 more places will be awarded based on the rankings (ignoring fencers from countries with team qualifications and considering only the top fencer from each country): the top 2 fencers from each of Europe and Asia-Oceania, and the top 1 fencer from Africa and the Americas.

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    • Golf

Qualification will be based on world ranking (Official World Golf Ranking for men, Women’s World Golf Rankings for women) as of 21 June 2021 (men) or 28 June 2021 (women), with a total of 60 players qualifying in each of the men’s and women’s events. The top 15 players of each gender will qualify, with a limit of four golfers per country that can qualify this way. The remaining spots will go to the highest-ranked players from countries that do not already have two golfers qualified, with a limit of two per country.

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    • Judo

The top 18 athletes in each division directly qualify, though each NOC is subjected to a limit of 1 judoka per division. If a NOC contains more than a single athlete ranked in the top 18 of the world ranking list, the NOC can decide which of their athletes obtain the quota places.

Further continental quotas (13 men and 12 women for Europe, 12 of each gender for Africa, 10 men and 11 women for Pan America, 10 of each gender for Asia, and 5 of each gender for Oceania are also available. These quotas are assigned by creating a list of all athletes for each continent across all divisions and both genders. The top-ranked athletes qualify in turn, subject to the general rule of 1 athlete per NOC per division as well as the additional rule that each NOC may only qualify one judoka through the continental quotas (that is, ensuring that 100 different NOCs are represented through this qualification system).

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    • Modern pentathlon

Six places will be awarded based on the pentathlon’s world rankings unless a reallocation of unused berths have been invoked before the deadline.

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    • Taekwondo

Five quota places will be awarded to the top-ranked practitioners in each of the eight weight classes (four per gender) through the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Olympic rankings, while the highest-ranked practitioner of each weight category on merit points standing will grant one quota place each for their respective NOC through the WT Grand Slam Champions Series.

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    • Tennis

Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) could enter 6 male and 6 female athletes, with a maximum of 4 entries in the individual events, and 2 pairs in the doubles events.

For the singles competitions, the top 56 players in the world rankings on June 7, 2021 of the WTA and ATP tours are qualified for the Olympics. However, entry has been limited to four players from a country. This means that players who are ranked in the top 56 but represent the NOCs with four higher-ranked players already participating do not qualify, allowing players who are ranked outside of the top 56 but from countries with fewer than four players already qualified to compete.

In the men’s and women’s doubles competitions, 32 teams qualify. Up to 10 places are reserved for players in the top 10 of the doubles ranking, who could select any player from their NOC ranked in the top 300. Slots were then allocated to teams with the best-combined ranking until 24 teams had been qualified. If the quota of 86 players in the relevant gender had not yet been met, additional places continued to be allotted via combined ranking. Once the quota was met, remaining teams with both players qualified in the singles were selected based on their best-combined ranking. If this resulted in fewer than 32 teams, additional places were assigned to teams with one player qualified in singles, followed by remaining teams without any singles-qualified players if necessary. One team per gender was reserved for the host nation.

No quota spots were available for mixed doubles; instead, all teams had to consist of players already qualified in the singles or doubles. The top 15 combined ranking teams and the host nation qualified

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    • Weightlifting

For each weight class, 14 weightlifters qualify. These places are allocated as follows:

  • 8 from the ranking list of 30 April 2021
  • 5 continental places from that ranking list, with one per continent limited to NOCs without other qualified athletes
  • 1 from either the host (6 weight classes) or Tripartite Commission invitation (8 weight classes)

Each competing nation is allowed to enter a maximum of 8 competitors, 4 men and 4 women. An NOC could only qualify one athlete per weight class. The maximum number of athletes per NOC could be limited due to anti-doping violations. If an NOC had between 10 and 19 violations from the 2008 Summer Olympics period through the end of 2020 qualifying, it was limited to two men and two women. If the NOC had 20 or more violations, it was limited to one man and one woman.

Ranking points could be earned at various weightlifting events with a multiplier based on the level of event (gold events had a 1.1 multiplier, silver 1.05, and bronze 1.0). The best results in each of three periods were considered (1 November 2018 – 30 April 2019; 1 May 2019 – 31 October 2019; 1 November 2019 – 30 April 2021) along with the overall best result. To qualify, the weightlifter must have competed in at least one event in each of the three periods, have competed in at least six events overall, and have competed in at least one gold-level event and one other gold- or silver-level event.

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      • Athletics  

The IAAF continues to set qualifying times, but these are “set for the sole purpose of qualifying athletes with exceptional performances unable to qualify through the IAAF World Rankings pathway.” The number of entrants per event is capped, with different caps for different events varying from 24 athletes for the combined events to 80 athletes for the marathons.

The IAAF world rankings are based on the average of the best five results for the athlete over the qualifying period. The results are weighted by the importance of the meet.

The qualifying time standards may be obtained in various meets during the given period approved by IAAF. The qualifying period for the marathon and the 50km race walk occurs from 1 January 2019 to 31 May 2021 and the qualifying for the 10,000 m, 20km race walk and combined events occurs from 1 January 2019 to 29 June 2021, with the rest of the track and field events happening from 1 May 2019 to 29 June 2021. The most recent Area Championships may be counted in the ranking, even if not during the qualifying period.

For the relays, a maximum of sixteen qualified NOCs shall be entitled to each event. The top eight teams in each event at the 2019 World Championships in Athletics (held in Doha from 28 September to 6 October 2019) guarantee a spot on their respective NOCs for the Olympics. The remaining half in each event are selected according to IAAF World Ranking List as of 29 June 2020 based on the aggregate of the 2 fastest times achieved by NOCs during the given period.

The IAAF Qualifying Standards are as follows: