Direct qualification events updated for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 11: Margaryta Pryvalykhina of Ukraine in action during the Women's Sitting Volleyball match between Brazil and Ukraine on day 4 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Riocentro Pavilion 6 on September 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 11: Margaryta Pryvalykhina of Ukraine in action during the Women's Sitting Volleyball match between Brazil and Ukraine on day 4 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Riocentro Pavilion 6 on September 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)

Paralympic athletes can secure their nation's place at Tokyo 2020 at nine upcoming events over the next three months.

Seven Paralympic sports have confirmed direct qualification opportunities for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Athletes in archery, canoe, rowing, sitting volleyball, shooting, taekwondo and table tennis have a chance to secure their nation’s tickets to Tokyo 2020, which are set to take place from 24 August – 5 September.

Nine direct qualification events are scheduled in between now and the Games, while other valid events in a number of sports are also taking place for qualification rankings or to achieve eligibility.

Paralympic Games Sport & NPC Services Senior Manager Juergen Padberg said: “I would like to thank the International Sport Federations and event organisers, among other key players, for setting up these final qualification events. It has been an immense challenge for everyone on all sides with the COVID-19 pandemic, and we hope these competitions give Para athletes renewed motivation in their journey towards Tokyo 2020.”

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic qualification regulations are available via the IPC website.

Rowing

2021 World Rowing Asian and Oceanian Paralympic Qualification Regatta
Date: 5-7 May
Venue: Tokyo, Japan
Slots: 1 male, 1 female

Taekwondo

European Qualification Tournament
Date: 9 May
Venue: Sofia, Bulgaria
Slots: 3 male, 3 female

Canoe

2021 ICF Para Canoe World Cup I
Date: 13-15 May
Venue: Szeged, Hungary
Slots: 18 male, 15 female*

Taekwondo

Asian Qualification Tournament
Date: 23 May
Venue: Amman, Jordan
Slots: 3 male, 3 female

Sitting Volleyball

Men’s Final Paralympic Qualification Tournament
Date: 1-5 June
Venue: Duisburg, Germany
Slots: 1 team (12 athletes)

Rowing

2021 World Rowing Final Paralympic Qualification Regatta
Date: 3-5 June
Venue: Gavirate, Italy
Slots: 7 male, 7 female

Table Tennis

Paralympic World Qualification Tournament
Date: 3-5 June
Venue: Lasko, Slovenia
Slots: 11 male, 10 female

Shooting

2021 WSPS World Cup
Date: 10-19 June
Venue: Lima, Peru
Slots: 5 male, 6 female, 7 gender-free

Archery

World Qualification Tournament
Date: 4-11 July
Venue: Nove Mesto, Czech Republic
Slots: 11 male, 12 female*

*This includes reallocation of slots from previous methods.

From Paralympic.org.