2020 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom Europian Championships
13 - 26 Aug 2020
The Junior & U23 European Championship Team will focus on performance delivery and athlete development towards performance in the future. Performance standards will be strictly applied. Subject to any Mitigating Circumstances for automatic selection into a Great Britain Performance & Development Team the standard must be achieved on 1 run from any combination of up to 6 runs regardless of age. Athletes finishing outside the top three achieving at least one performance standard will be named as reserves.
The performance standards are based upon the Best Single Run Score (BSRS) achieved in any age category and in any event on a given course gate configuration. The athlete posting the BSRS must have entered the race (e.g. demos do not count but a pre-selected boat who has entered the race would count). Performance standards in all events are worked on scores (accuracy 0.01 seconds) as a % of the BSRS achieved on that day. Note that the BSRS can be from any event (not limited to K1M). Example percentage calculation on single run BSRS = 94.44 secs total; 5th place K1W: score = 109.93 secs total, thus 5th place K1W percentage: 116.4%. <107% means 106.9999% or less
Performance standards will be strictly applied as outlined. If an athlete achieves the required quantity of the minimum performance standard specified above from up to 6 opportunities, they are deemed to have met the performance standard. No athlete finishing outside the top 3 would be selected over an athlete in the top 3. However, from those in the top 3, the International Panel shall have discretion to either: a) Select an athlete who has achieved the performance standard but finished below another athlete in the points table who has not achieved the performance standard; or b) Select the athlete who has not achieved the required standard. Any discretion under this section would be exercised in furtherance of the Tokyo 2020 strategy and aims, set out on page 2, i.e. to win medals. Each case will be taken on its own merits and will not create a precedent for future cases. Selection is primarily defined by finishing position, therefore outside the top 3 no athlete finishing below an athlete who has not met the required standard would be selected over an athlete not making standard even if the performance standard(s) have been achieved.