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Tokyo Slots For 17 Nations Limited Due to Doping

The IWF has released the latest version of the anti-doping violation counts for nations since 2008. This sets restrictions on the maximum number of athletes these nations can qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. See our qualifying guide for more details.

Nations with fewer than ten anti-doping violations since July 2008 can qualify a maximum of four men and four women for the 2020 Games.

Four nations can send a maximum of one man and one woman (for 20 or over violations):

CountryViolations
Kazakhstan31
Azerbaijan30
Russia28
Belarus23

and limited to a maximum or two male and two female slots (for 10 to 19 violations) are:

CountryViolations
Armenia19
Bulgaria16
Ukraine16
Romania16
Uzbekistan15
Egypt13
Turkey13
Iran12
Moldova12
India11
Albania10
Malaysia10
Thailand10

Thailand still has cases ongoing but has voluntarily withdrawn from the qualifying process, following their positive tests from 2018.

These quota restrictions can potentially make a big difference to the effective qualification rankings in some weight categories, depending on which categories these nations choose to use their limits slots for.

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