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IAAF INTRODUCES NEW DUAL QUALIFICATION PROCESS FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS

The IAAF Council has approved the qualification system and entry standards for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and the timetables for three World Athletics Series events to be held in 2020, at its meeting in Doha today.

In the first session of the two-day meeting, HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani welcomed the IAAF Council to Doha, which will host the IAAF World Athletics Championships from September 27 to October 6 this year.

HE Sheikh Joaan, the president of the Local Organising Committee, emphasised his and the country’s commitment to staging a world-class athletics championship in Doha later this year. He also reiterated the work the Doha 2019 Organising Committee is undertaking to put operational plans in place and prepare for the Asian Athletics Championships in April, which will be a test event for the World Championships

OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION AND ENTRY STANDARDS

Athletes will have more opportunities to achieve the Olympic entry standards under the new system, which extends the qualification window by two months for most events. This will start on 1 May 2019 (instead of 1 July 2019), to include more international competitions such as the IAAF Diamond League, and end on 29 June 2020.

The qualification period for the marathon and 50km race walk will close at the end of May 2020 (instead of 29 June), to give the qualified athletes more time to prepare specifically for the Games.

After extensive consultation with key stakeholders, the Council has decided to introduce a dual qualification system, combining both the entry standards and the new World Ranking System, to determine which athletes are eligible for Olympic selection in 2020.

Under this new qualification process, an athlete can qualify for the 2020 Olympics in one of two ways:

  • Achieve the entry standard within the respective qualification period
  • Qualify by virtue of his/her IAAF World Ranking position in the selected event at the end of the respective qualification period.

The process is designed to achieve about 50 percent of the target numbers for each event through entry standards and the remaining 50 percent through the IAAF world ranking system.

The IAAF consulted with the Competition, Athletes’ and Coaches’ Commissions prior to this decision and will continue working with the Athletes’ Commission, the Athletes Representatives (ARs) and the Member Federations (MFs) to ensure the qualification system is well understood. Workshops will be scheduled with athletes, ARs and MFs during this year.

2020 Olympics Qualifying Standards

 

Story by: IAAF (10/03/2019)

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2019 ATHLETICS FIJI GRAND PRIX SERIES & PACIFIC GAMES TRIALS #2

Grand Prix Poster

The 2019 Athletics Fiji Grand Prix Series will be held in conjunction with Athletics Fiji’s second Pacific Games trials. There will be 3 rounds held on 3 consecutive weekends starting with round 1 this weekend (8th & 9th February).

Grand Prix events contested are the 100m, 400m, 800m, 5000m, Long Jump, High Jump and Shot Put. Points will be based on the IAAF Scoring Table, tallied up at the end of third round and winners awarded accordingly.

Prize per Grand Prix Event:

  • 1st Place – $200
  • 2nd Place – $150
  • 3rd Place – $100
  • 4th Place – $50
  • 5th Place – $25

Program:

Day 1 – Friday 8th February, 2019

6.00pm -​​ 100m Open Women/Men (GP) Javelin​​Open Women/Men
6.15pm -​​ 50m Boys/Girls U9/U10/U11
6.30pm -​​ 800m​​​Open Women/Men (GP) Long Jump​​ Open Women/Men (GP) High Jump​​Open Women (GP)
6.45pm – ​​75m​​​ Boys/Girls U9/U10/U11
7.00pm – ​​100m Hurdles ​Open Women 110m Hurdles​ Open Men
7.30pm -​​ 5000m Open Men/Women (GP) Discus Throw​Open Women/Men
8.00pm -​​ 400m​​​ Open Women/Men (GP)
8.30pm -​​ 4x100m Relay​Open Women/Men

Day 2 – Saturday 9th February, 2019

6.00pm -​​ 1500m​​ Open Women/Men Hammer Throw​ Open Women/Men
6.30pm -​​ 200m​​​ Open Women/Men Triple Jump​​Open Women/Men High Jump​​Open Men (GP)
7.00pm -​​ 400m Hurdles​ Open Women/Men ​​​Shot Put​​ Open Women/Men (GP)
7.30pm -​​ 30000m Steeple Chase ​​Open Men
8.00pm – ​​4x400m Relay​Open Women/Men

Story by: Athletics Fiji (07/02/2019)

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QUALIFYING STANDARDS APPROVED FOR IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS DOHA 2019

The IAAF Council today approved the Qualifying standards for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.

Doha 2019

While the performance standards themselves are similar to those used for the 2017 World Championships, Doha will witness two notable differences:

  • Target numbers have been introduced for the road events and 10,000m races – 100 for marathons, 60 for the 20km race walks, 50 for the men’s 50km race walk and 30 for the women’s, and 27 for the 10,000m
  • There will also be an increase in the number of teams qualified from the IAAF World Relays from eight to 10 in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays, for a total of 16 entries. For the 4x400m mixed relay, which will be contested for the first time, 12 teams will qualify from the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama.
Doha 2019 Qualification System Doha 2019 Qualification Standards

 

Story by: IAAF, 04/12/2018

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