Alpe Adria Canoe Slalom
04 October 2020
An Individual can earn the right through elite medal winning championship performances at the 2019 World Championships to be nominated for the Team GB place at the Tokyo Olympic Games only under the following circumstances: An athlete winning a 2019 individual Senior World Championship medal will be eligible for pre-qualification to the 2020 Senior & Olympic team if the next best placed British boat at the 2019 Senior World Championships in the same category finished outside of the top 6 (inside top 6 defined as finishing in places 1-6 inclusive) in the final results. This is the opportunity to be pre-selected into the Olympic Team on the basis of winning a medal at the 2019 World Championships and demonstrating a sufficient gap in performance over the next best British boat. The reason for offering pre-selection is to allow a pre-selected athlete to fully prioritise preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
In events where an athlete has secured an Olympic boat quota place but has not achieved a 2020 Olympic Team nomination (as per stage 2), then the following process will be used to determine the Olympic boat nomination. (this process will also determine the nominated Olympic reserve boat to events determined by stage 2 which will count previous results from a pre-qualified boat in the reserve nomination process): Three identified ‘races’ will be used to determine a transparent and objective ranking system to determine the Olympic boat nomination and Olympic reserve as below: Race 1 The final ranking from the overall 2019 Great Britain senior team selection series will determine points allocation to the top 3 boats. Please note that this would include any athlete(s) pre-selected through performances at the 2018 Senior World Championships (who would score a minimum of 25 points). Race 2 The ranking from the official results for the 2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup at Lee Valley, GBR. Note – in the event that GBR Qualify Up to 4 boats for the 2019 ICF World Cup -Any 4th boats selected for the ICF World Cup will not count within any part of the 2020 Olympic Team selection process. This note is likely to be able to be removed from the final policy as ICF are proposing to limit all entries to a maximum of 3 at the 2018 ICF congress. Race 3 The ranking from the official results for the 2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships at La Seu D’Urgell, ESP Back up Subject to mitigating circumstances an additional race at Lee Valley may be considered for use as part of the defined selection process (for example in the event of illness/injury/cancellation of an event).
In order to produce the 2020 Olympic team selection ranking, in Olympic classes where Olympic prequalification has not occurred the boat with the highest points total, secures a nomination to the British Olympic Association for the place at the 2020 Olympic Games. The Selected Olympic boat will be treated as the top ranked boat for the 2020 senior team. The next in line in the points table will be nominated as official Team GB reserve. There are a number of possibilities for calculating points in the Olympic selection process and the International Panel would welcome suggestions on alternative methods of points calculations. Importantly any points system needs to meet with the following principles: Enable a throwaway/discarded result Not be decided until the 2019 World Championships Prioritise worlds (tie breaker and worlds performance important for Olympic place qualification) The system must be simple and transparent