72nd International Tatra Canoe Slalom
23 - 24 May 2020
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.
The percentages listed correspond to a top 20 World Cup, World Championship or European Championship placing in each event with the exception of C2 which is defined from Top 15 standard and C1W which is defined from Top 10 standard. These performance criteria have been adjusted based upon data from 2009- 2018 and will be re-assessed for 2020
Paddlers who enter more than one event will need to demonstrate a full commitment to the competition programme of both events in the case of being selected into any team. Any decision would be determined by reference to coaching staff to determine if appropriate training is being undertaken. If this is not the case, then the place will be awarded to the next boat in line (pending fulfilment of selection criteria). Athletes who enter more than one event and relinquish places in a single event will be able to take these places up at a later date (up to three weeks prior to the race date) in the case where the partner (crew boat) becomes injured after the selection series