The first 33 Tokyo 2020 berths were claimed at the African qualifiers in Dakar, Senegal over the weekend.

North Africa secured the lion’s share of the places with Algeria topping the table after qualifying seven athletes and Morocco booking six tickets.

Cameroon and Zambia earned three places each.

The Asia/Oceania qualifiers begin in Amman tomorrow.

London’s calling for the clash of Europe’s finest – including Ireland’s 13-strong squad – on March 13 before the Americas go head-to-head in Buenos Aires at the end of the month.

The final world qualifier begins in Paris on May 13.

Box-offs will be used the determine the final placings in some weights.


African Tokyo 2020 Qualifier Dakar/Senegal 


Flyweight (52kg)

Mohammed Flissi (Algeria)
Patrick Chinyemba (Zambia)
Sulemanu Tetteh (Ghana)

Featherweight (57kg)

Everisto Mulenga (Zambia)
Nick Okoth (Kenya)
Samuel Takyi (Ghana)

Light-welter (63kg)

Jonas Junis (Namibia)
Richarno Colin (Mauritius)
Abedlhaq Nadir (Morocco)

Welterweight (69kg)

Stephen Zimba (Zambia)
Albert Mengue (Cameroon)
Shadiri Bwogi (Uganda)

Middleweight (75kg)

Younes Nemouchi (Algeria)
David Tshama (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Wilfried Ntsengue (Cameroon)

Light-heavyweight (81kg)

Abdelrahman Oraby (Egypt)
Mohammed Houmri (Algeria)
Mohamed Assaghir (Morocco)

Heavyweight (91kg)

Abdelhafid Benchabla (Algeria)
Youness Baala (Morocco)

Super-heavyweight (91+kg)

Maxime Yegong (Cameroon)
Chouaib Bouloudinat (Algeria)


Flyweight (51kg)

Roumaysa Boualam (Algeria)
Rahab Cheddar (Morocco)
Christine Ongare (Kenya)

Featherweight (57kg)

Khouloud Hlimi (Tunisia)
Keamogeste Kenosi (Botswana)

Lightweight (60kg)

Imane Khelif (Algeria)
Mariem Homrani (Tunisia)

Welterweight (69kg)

Oumayma Bel Ahbib (Morocco)
Acinda Panguana (Mozambique)

Middleweight (75kg)

Khadija El-Mardi (Morocco)
Rady Gramane (Mozambique)

Five Routes to Tokyo 2020

Continental qualifiers

Africa: Dakar, Senegal
February 22/March 1

Asian/Oceania: Amman, Jordan
March 3/11

Europe: Copper Box Arena, London
March 13/24

Americas: Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 26/April 3

Final World Qualifier

Paris: Grand Dôme
May 13/20