Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - Canoe Sprint
03 - 08 Aug 2020
Junior Selection will be run as one race each day with one single set of results each day. Junior Points will be allocated based on the single set of results each day for all eligible paddlers with one single points table for the junior selection series. Calculating the overall 2019 U23 & Junior Selection results: The points system used for each of the three races is: 30pts 1st place, 27pts 2nd place, 25pts 3rd place, 23pts 4th place, 22pts 5th place, 21pts 6th place etc. The individual boat’s best two points scores from the three races are added to give their overall selection ranking points score. Athletes competing in 2 races or less will keep any points achieved. Ties in points decided using, in order: 1. Best single result in 2019 selection competition (points). 2. Best discarded result (points). 3. Higher finisher in final race of the 2019 3 race competition
2019 U23 & junior selection shall consist of a minimum of two races. In the event of the failure of one or more races then selection will be decided by reference to the points table using the best 2 results from the 2 races completed. Should this situation occur, ties in points decided using, in order: 1. The best single points score from the race series. 2. Higher finisher in final race of the race series.
The course designers for races 1 & 2 will be drawn on Friday 22nd March 2019 and for race 3 on Friday 29th March after the last training session of that day. For each race two coaches are responsible for course design and will be drawn from employed coaches from Scotland (1), Wales (1) England (1) as well as the Olympic Podium Potential Programme (2). The appointed chief judge will be involved directly in the course design proposals. Following the course design draw, both course designs are submitted to the chief judge prior to the commencement of race 1. Course approval takes place immediately following demo runs. Final pole adjustments are made by the course designers (or delegated to the Head Coach) in consultation with the Chief Judge. For the competition, subject to contingency course configurations will be agreed and will remain in place from 1 Jan 2019 to following 2019 Selection competition dates.