Continental Taekwondo Qualification Tournament
The WTF in cooperation with each of the five continental taekwondo unions of
Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and Pan America shall conduct the Continental Taekwondo Qualification Tournament, and the quota for each continent will be allocated by the WTF.
The procedure to allot the continental quota for the Olympic Games is based on criteria such as, but not limited to, the number of member countries belonging to each continental taekwondo union, precedents, past results at the Olympic Games and WTF-Promoted Championships and development of taekwondo in the continent, etc.
The top ranked male and female contestants of each weight category from Oceania will qualify for the Olympic Games from the continental taekwondo qualification tournament in Oceania; thus, a total of four (4) men and four (4) women. The loser at the final shall be classified as the 2nd place.
The top two (2) ranked male and female contestants of each weight category from Africa will qualify for the Olympic Games from the continental taekwondo qualification tournament in Africa; thus, a total of eight (8) men and eight (8) women. The loser to the 1st place at semi-final shall be classified as the 3rd place, while the loser to the 2nd place at semi-final shall be classified as the 4th place.
The top three (3) ranked contestants of each weight category from Asia, Europe and Pan America will qualify for the Olympic Games from the respective continental taekwondo qualification tournaments; thus a total of 12 men and 12 women each from the continents of Asia, Europe and Pan America. The two finalists will qualify their NOCs regardless of the result of the final match. The 3rd place will be determined by an extra contest between the two losers to the finalists. The winner will be the 3rd and the loser will be the 4th. The loser to the 1st place at quarterfinal will be classified as the 5th place, while the loser to the 2nd place at quarterfinal will be classified as the 6th place, and so forth.
If an NOC has not filled up the entire quota in the world taekwondo qualification tournament, it may participate in the pertinent continental taekwondo qualification tournament so long as:
(1) the weight categories in the continental tournament are not those already qualified in the world tournament;
(2) the number of qualified contestants of the pertinent NOC do not exceed the maximum quota of two (2) male and two (2) female contestants.