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Athletics Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games

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7 hours ago, Dragon said:

My prediction is that GBR will get around 45-50 places via the automatic standard (not counting relays and those who qualify via world rankings)

I'd also predict Germany to get around the same number.

GB has a clear advantag in mens track events, it will be hard for Germany to make up for that in field events.

I think 50 athletes achieving the standard would be very good for Germany, the best case would be around 60 athletes.


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Note - The 200m at the Boston Games was not eligible for Olympic qualification times as it was run on a straight 200m not a curve.

Zharnel Hughes ran 20,00, Kyle Greaux 20.09

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Here are the ten largest athletic teams so far qualified to the Olympics (I took the top three athletes for nations with more than 3 eligible athletes)

 

1.   :USA United States - 64

2.   :KEN Kenya - 28

3.   :CHN China - 24

3.   :JAM Jamaica - 24

5.   :GER Germany - 20

6.   :ETH Ethiopia - 18

6.   :JPN Japan - 18

8.   :GBR Great Britain - 17

9.   :POL Poland - 16

10. :CAN Canada - 12

10. :RUS Russia - 12

10. :ESP Spain - 12

 

Unsurprisingly the United States is dominating the field. Kenya is second thanks to being dominant in long distance events, but could struggle to maintain its position as nations that are generally good in all events start to catch up.

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3 hours ago, JoshMartini007 said:

Here are the ten largest athletic teams so far qualified to the Olympics (I took the top three athletes for nations with more than 3 eligible athletes)

Kenya is second thanks to being dominant in long distance events, but could struggle to maintain its position as nations that are generally good in all events start to catch up.

Kenya has started to branch a little though. They have Julius Yego in Javelin, and of memory serves they have some decent athletes in the 400m Hurdles and 200m


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5 hours ago, Olympian1010 said:

Kenya has started to branch a little though. They have Julius Yego in Javelin, and of memory serves they have some decent athletes in the 400m Hurdles and 200m

 

True, but I feel Jamaica has done a better job at going from specialists to more general. Regardless both nations should be among the 10 largest teams.

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:POL Klaudia Siciarz 

12,77 in 100 m Hurdles

 

:FIN Nooralotta Neziri 

12,82 in 100 m Hurdles

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