Understand the entire Qualification & Robi System in this incredible episode. Read Below.
Team points from two world championships and one continental champs
Some (8m + 8f) individual places for high ranked athletes who would not otherwise
be able to go
Why a new system?
Weight classes – mismatch between Olympics and IWF competitions
Overall view of new system:
It is fairly complex. Easy to tell who will definitely qualify but hard to know when borderline
athletes definitely won’t.
How many places are available in each weight class?
8 for top world-ranked athletes
5 for top continent-ranked athletes
1 either from host country (Japan) or decided by Tripartite Commission (IOC, NOCs
How are athletes ranked?
Robi – Replacement for Sinclair. World record worth 1000. Half of world record
worth 100. Everything else on a curve.
Total at IWF-sanctioned competition is sued to calculate Robi Points
10% extra for Gold-level comp (Worlds, Continentals)
5% extra for Silver-level comp (e.g. World Cup)
No bonus for Bronze-level comp (e.g. Las Vegas Open)
IWF Junior competitions count!
Types of competition are shown on the IWF comp calendar as coloured icons
Six competitions within qualifying (Nov 2018 – April 2020)
Minimum one gold level, plus one gold or silver
One event within each of three six-month qualifying periods
Two totals in the class they want to compete in at Olympics
One athlete per nation per category
Limit on overall athletes per nation based on antidoping violations since 2008:
o Less than 10 is 4 male, 4 female
o 10 – 20 is 2 male, 2 female
o More than 20 is 1 male 1 female
o Down to 1m 1f spot: Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia,
o Down to 2m 2 f spots: Albania, Bulgaria, India, Iran, Moldova,
Romania, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan
3 Violations within qualifying period – nation out completely