2020 Canoe Slalom Slovak Open
11 - 13 Sep 2020
The primary opportunity to qualify the maximum of one boat per event will be in September 2019 at the World Championships in La Seu D’Urgell. This policy draft has been informed by the performance strategy to optimise athlete performance in Tokyo which focuses on 2 key priorities: Clear focus on the qualification of the maximum boat quota at the 2019 World Championships Early identification of the Olympic team and reserve in order to prioritise preparation and optimise access to the Tokyo Olympic venue
The proposed policy is very similar in strategy to the policy successfully implemented for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games which saw Olympic boats nominated in 2015. Further learning from that process has informed this proposal on which we are now seeking feedback.
In 2019 the major race for juniors and under 23 athletes will be taking place in Rio de Janeiro on the 2016 Olympic venue on 1-5 May 2019. Due to the early race and the need for time to make arrangements for optimal travel and performance, it is proposed to run junior & under 23 selection in a combined series in March alongside premier events.