Competition Decisions on Qualification for Future Championship Events
The World Athletics Council has approved the following decisions regarding future qualification systems for championship events and for the future rotation of World Athletics Relays.
Entry standards and world rankings
The Council approved the continuation of the current structure of the qualification system for the World Championships in Athletics and the Olympic Games.
Therefore, the target 50/50 distribution of athletes qualified according to the entry standards and world ranking, which was used for the Tokyo Olympics and is used for the Oregon22 World Championships in Athletics, will remain in effect for the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest and the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
The Board plans to review the global ranking system later this year and then approve the scoring system for 2023.
Paris Marathon Qualification System To allow for early selection, as well as national selections, for the Paris Olympic Games Marathon, the Council approved a two-step process for the Olympic Marathon Qualification System.
On February 6, 2024, any athlete meeting the entry standard (to be confirmed at a subsequent Council session) or ranked above the 65th athlete on the filtered list (three athletes per National Olympic Committee) “Road to Paris ” will be considered qualified. and eligible for immediate selection.
In addition, the Council also approved an option to re-allocate quotas only for the marathon. Any National Olympic Committee may choose to reallocate a quota place to an unqualified athlete, provided the athlete has achieved at least a qualifying performance of 2:11:30 (men) or 2:29:30 (women). ) in the qualifying window.
Entry standards for the marathon will be approved by the Board at a later meeting. Future rotation of World Athletics relays. Since 2015, the World Relays in Athletics has been a biennial event, held in odd-numbered years to serve as a qualifying event for the World Championships in Athletics in championship disciplines and provide racing opportunities in lesser events. traditional such as the shuttle hurdles relay and the 2x2x400m mixed team relay.
After evaluating recent editions, the Board has decided to change the future programming of this event to a rotation of even-numbered years, starting in 2024. The event will serve as trials in Olympic years, with the Board to approve a detailed format of the event. at the next Council meeting in July.
Inclusion of 5km/10km in the 5000m/10,000m qualifying systems for Budapest and Paris
Recognizing the popularity and level of performance of the 5km and 10km road events, the Council decided that both disciplines will be included in the qualification system for the 5,000m and 10,000m respectively at future championships.
Therefore, it will be possible to qualify for the 5,000m and 10,000m in eligible road events, and the results obtained in the road events will count towards the world ranking of the 5,000m and 10,000m .
Inclusion of cross-country rankings in the qualification systems for Budapest and Paris
Following the launch of the World Athletics Cross Country Tour as well as the Cross Country Rankings, the Board has decided to modify the Cross Country qualifying course for the 10,000m at future Championships.
The top 15 men and women from the 2019 World Cross Country Championships have automatically qualified in the 10,000m for the 2019 World Championships in Athletics in Doha. Following the last decision taken by the Council, this will be replaced by a new route.
Beginning with the Budapest 23 World Championships in Athletics, the top eight men and top eight women in the cross country rankings, who have not already qualified via the entry standard or the world 10,000m ranking, will be automatically qualified.
The 10,000m entry criteria for Budapest will be approved by Council in July this year.