Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: How Modern Pentathlon quota places will be allocated
The qualification period for Modern Pentathlon at the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games closed with the conclusion of the Men’s Individual Final at the UIPM 2021 Pentathlon and Laser Run World Championships in Cairo (EGY) on June 13.
A total of 51 automatic quota places have been earned by athletes hoping to win selection by their National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to compete at Tokyo 2020 – 26 for the Women’s Individual event and 25 for the Men’s Individual event.
The remaining 21 quota places will be allocated, along with any unwanted automatic quota places that need to be redistributed, according to the UIPM Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualification process. The initial holders of these 21 places have been identified and added to those who earned automatic quota places to make up a provisional list of 72 athletes.
The NOCs representing these 72 athletes have been contacted in writing by UIPM today (June 15) and will be given until June 21 to confirm how many of these quota places they intend to take – with a maximum of two athletes per gender – and which athletes will occupy them.
On June 22, once the reallocation process is complete, UIPM will write to all NOCs representing athletes who are entitled to benefit from the reallocation according to the UIPM Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualification process.
Those NOCs will then have until June 28 to confirm their acceptance of the reallocated quota places, with any further reallocation taking place by June 29.