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Who Has Qualified For The Olympics For Surfing So Far?

With the 2019 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour now complete, the first 10 men and 8 women Olympic qualification spots have already been filled. The next chance to qualify will be at the 2020 ISA World Surfing Games on the 9th May 2020 where 4 men’s and 6 women’s spots are up for grabs.

The following rules apply to qualification:

  • 20 men and 20 women will compete
  • Maximum of 2 surfers per gender per country
  • Qualification spots are earned on an individual basis

Who Has Qualified So Far?

Men

Women

  1. Italo Ferreira (Brazil)
  2. Gabriel Medina (Brazil)
  3. Jordy Smith (South Africa)
  4. Kolohe Andino (USA)
  5. Kanoa Igarashi (Japan)
  6. John John Florence (USA)
  7. Owen Wright (Australia)
  8. Jeremy Flores (France)
  9. Julian Wilson (Australia)
  10. Michel Bourez (France)
  11. TBC
  12. TBC
  13. TBC
  14. TBC
  15. TBC
  16. TBC
  17. TBC
  18. TBC
  19. TBC
  20. TBC
  1. Carissa Moore (USA)
  2. Caroline Marks (USA)
  3. Stephanie Gilmore (Australia)
  4. Sally Fitzgibbons (Australia)
  5. Tatiana Weston-Webb (Brazil)
  6. Johanne Defay (France)
  7. Brisa Hennessy (Costa Rica)
  8. Silvana Lima (Brazil)
  9. TBC
  10. TBC
  11. TBC
  12. TBC
  13. TBC
  14. TBC
  15. TBC
  16. TBC
  17. TBC
  18. TBC
  19. TBC
  20. TBC

 

Qualification is determined based on a hierarchy of world surfing competitions as follows:

1. 2019 WSL Championship Tour:

Status of competition: COMPLETE

Number of qualification spots: 10 men, 8 women

Surfers who qualified:

Men

Women

  1. Italo Ferreira (Brazil)
  2. Gabriel Medina (Brazil)
  3. Jordy Smith (South Africa)
  4. Kolohe Andino (USA)
  5. Kanoa Igarashi (Japan)
  6. John John Florence (USA)
  7. Owen Wright (Australia)
  8. Jeremy Flores (France)
  9. Julian Wilson (Australia)
  10. Michel Bourez (France)
  1. Carissa Moore (USA)
  2. Caroline Marks (USA)
  3. Stephanie Gilmore (Australia)
  4. Sally Fitzgibbons (Australia)
  5. Tatiana Weston-Webb (Brazil)
  6. Johanne Defay (France)
  7. Brisa Hennessy (Costa Rica)
  8. Silvana Lima (Brazil)

2. 2020 ISA World Surfing Games:

Status of competition: PENDING (commences 9th May 2020)

Number of qualification spots: 4 men, 6 women


3. 2019 ISA World Surfing Games:

Status of competition: COMPLETE

Number of qualification spots: 4 men and 4 women selected based on their continent. Top finishing eligible surfer of each gender from Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

 

4. 2019 Pan American Games:

Status of competition: COMPLETE

Number of qualification spots: 1 man, 1 woman

 

5. Host nation slot

One man and one woman slot will be guaranteed for the host nation of Japan, unless already filled through the above hierarchies. Should athletes from Japan qualify regularly, their slots will be reallocated to the highest ranked eligible surfers from the 2020 World Surfing Games.

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