44 NOCs already qualified for ANOC World Beach Games San Diego 2019

A total of 44 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) from all five Olympic Continents have qualified so far for the ANOC World Beach Games San Diego 2019, as excitement for the inaugural event continues to build. With less than one year to go, qualification for the 17 disciplines across 15 exciting and dynamic beach, water and action sports is well underway. Shortboard surfing, 3×3 basketball, beach handball and individual kata have all already hosted qualification events, which have seen athletes from 44 NOCs qualify for their countries at next year’s inaugural Games. Approximately 1,300 athletes from across every Olympic continent are expected to take part in San Diego 2019 with more than 400,000 fans expected at the event, which will take place from 10-14 October. Last month, ANOC signed a broadcast deal with NBC who will be the official broadcasters of the event. ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah said: “It is very exciting to see that so many NOCs from all five continents have already qualified for next year’s first-ever ANOC World Beach Games. The qualification process has been designed to ensure that the world’s top athletes will compete in San Diego next year and the athletes that have competed in the qualification events so far have shown how much we have to look forward to. “The ANOC World Beach Games will be the pinnacle of global excellence in beach, action and water sports and will connect new disciplines and new sports stars to a new generation of sports fans. It will be an event unlike any we have seen before, combining dynamic sports and a new set of elite athletes with live musical performances and the latest trends in technology. With many more qualification events to come, there will be a lot of opportunities for more NOCs to qualify for San Diego 2019. We are greatly looking forward to seeing their athletes compete over the coming months and welcoming them to San Diego.” The NOCs that have qualified so far are:


Americas

Argentina

Basketball 3×3 Female and Male Teams
Shortboard Surfing 2 Male Athletes

Brazil Beach Handball Female and Male Teams
Basketball 3×3 Female and Male Teams
Canada Shortboard Surfing 1 Female and 1 Male Athlete
Costa Rica Shortboard Surfing 1 Male Athlete
Dominican Republic Basketball 3×3 Female and Male Teams
Peru Shortboard Surfing 1 Female and 2 Male Athletes
USA Beach Handball Female and Male Teams
Basketball 3×3 Female and Male Teams
Shortboard Surfing 2 Female and 2 Male Athletes

  
Africa

Botswana Individual Kata Female MAUNGWA, Entle / Male BAKWADI Ofentse
Cameroon Individual Kata Female AKELE, Akele
Côte d’Ivoire Basketball 3×3 Male Team
Egypt Individual Kata Female SAYED, Sarah / Male SHAWKY Ahmeda
Basketball 3×3 Female and Male Teams
Mali Basketball 3×3 Female Team
Morocco Individual Kata Female AGALMAN, Sanae / Male ELHAKIMI, Adnane
South Africa Individual Kata Male DU-PLESSIS, Michael
Shortboard Surfing 2 Female and 2 Male Athletes
Togo Basketball 3×3 Female and Male Teams
Uganda Basketball 3×3 Female and Male Teams

 
Asia

People’s Republic of China Basketball 3X3 Female and Male Teams
Hong Kong, China Individual Kata Female LAU MO SHENG, Grace / Male CHENG Tsz Man Chris
Indonesia Individual Kata Female KAUTSAR MATSURA, Nawar
Basketball 3X3 Female Team
Shortboard Surfing 1 Male Athlete
Iran Basketball 3X3 Female Team
Japan Individual Kata Female SHIMIZU, Kiyou / Male KIYUNA, Ryo
Shortboard Surfing 2 Female and 2 Male Athletes
Jordan Basketball 3X3 Male Team
Kuwait Individual Kata Male ALMOSAWI, Sayed Salman
Malaysia Individual Kata Female LEE, Celine Xin Yi
Mongolia Basketball 3X3 Female and Male Teams
Qatar Basketball 3X3 Male Team
Chinese Taipei Individual Kata Male WANG, Yi-Ta

 
Oceania

Australia Shortboard Surfing 2 Female Athletes
New Zealand Shortboard Surfing 2 Female Athletes

 
Europe

Croatia Beach Handball Male Team
Denmark Beach Handball Female Team
France Basketball 3×3 Female Team
Shortboard Surfing 2 Female and 1 Male Athlete
Great Britain Shortboard Surfing 1 Male Athlete
Greece Beach Handball Female Team
Hungary Beach Handball Male Team
Latvia Basketball 3×3 Male Team
Netherlands Basketball 3×3 Female Team
Norway Beach Handball Female Team
Portugal Shortboard Surfing 1 Female and 1 Male Athlete
Russian Federation Basketball 3×3 Female and Male Teams
Spain Beach Handball Female and Male Teams
Shortboard Surfing 1 Female and 2 Male Athletes
Sweden Beach Handball Male Team
Slovenia Basketball 3×3 Male Team
Ukraine Basketball 3×3 Female and Male Teams

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