2021 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships
13 - 17 Jul 2021
follows: i) The five (5) highest ranked NOCs from the 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in each of the Men’s individual events (K1 200m, K1 1000m and C1 1000m) and the Women’s individual events (K1 200m, K1 500m and C1 200m) will receive one (1) athlete quota place each. ii) The highest ranked NOCs in each of the events at the Global Qualification Competition 2020 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 will receive one (1) athlete quota place for their NOC in the respective events.
It is a fundamental principle of this Qualification System that an athlete may only acquire one (1) athlete quota place for their NOC regardless of how many events the athlete competes in. Once an athlete obtains an athlete quota place they are not eligible to compete in any further Olympic Qualification Competitions.
Where an athlete qualifies for two (2) athlete quota places in the same boat class but for two (2) different distances (Men’s K1 1000m and K1 200m; or Women K1 500m and K1 200m) their NOC will be allocated the place in 1000m for men or 500m for women. The remaining athlete quota place in the 200m distance will be reallocated to the next highest ranked NOC in the 200m distance, not yet qualified.