Overview

A total of 526 athletes will compete in rowing events at the Tokyo Olympic Games: 260 men and 260 women. Each qualified nation represented can enter no more than one boat per event.

The first opportunity to qualify boats for the 2020 Tokyo Games was at the 2019 world championships in Ottensheim, Austria. Also on the timeline: the African Continental Qualification Regatta (Oct. 10-12, 2019), Americas Continental Qualification Regatta (March 4-5, 2021), European Continental Qualification Regatta (April 5-7, 2021), Asian & Oceania Continental Qualification Regatta (May 5-7, 2021) and Final Qualification Regatta (May 16-18, 2021).

Team USA

Kara Kohler became the first U.S. rower to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in late February 2021 at the U.S. trials in the women's single sculls.