The 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed to 2021, so the information in this article is likely to become academic.
The postponement of the Olympic Games will likely mean a new qualifying process will be required.
There were rumours that the IWF planned to adjust the qualification system as follows:
- Qualification will end on 31st March
- Registrations for April competitions will count as participations (but no Robi points can be scored)
- Each athlete’s final score will be their best scores from period 1 and period 2, plus their next two best scores from any of the best periods
This would have meant that the qualification slots would be essentially decided based on how athletes currently rank.
Qualification Based On Current System
Here is how each weight category looks based on applying the IWF process to the current standings:
Note that some things will change in these lists, even if the process itself is not changed. Some countries will exceed their maximum athlete quotas and will not be able to accept all of the slots offered to them. That will open up slots for other lifters to move up.