On Sunday in Doha at the IAAF councils meeting a new qualification system and new entry standards were approved for all the track and field events for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Below the new system, athletes can qualify for the next Olympic 2020 Games in two ways. Olympics Athletics followers from all over the world can buy Olympics Athletics tickets online.

Achieve the entry standard within the qualification period. The athletes can still qualify for the Olympics 2020 by achieving the qualifying standards, but the new marks are much harder than in the past. Aimed at an example, marks were dropped from 10.16 to 10.05 and 11:32 to 11:15 in the men’s and women’s 100m dash. From 45.40 to 44.90 in the men’s 400m; 2:19:00 to 2:11:30 and 2:45:00 to 2:29:00 in the men’s and women’s marathon event.

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IAAF Announces new Entry Standards and Qualification System for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Men will have to throw 85.00m while women will have to hit a 64.00m marker in the javelin. Succeed by virtue of his/her IAAF World Ranking position in the selected event at the end of the respective qualification period.

Last year the IAAF the introduced World Ranking System which should encourage top athletes to compete for head to head in the important meets, such as Diamond League, World Challenge and other high profile meets.  The World Ranking System will be used to fill fields at the Olympics 2020. 

“The procedure is designed to achieve about 50 percent of the target numbers for each event through entry values and the remaining 50 percent through the IAAF world ranking system”.  The IAAF wrote in a press release.

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Qualification Period: 

May 1st, 2019 to June 29th, 2020 most events

January 1st, 2019 to May 31st, 2020 for Marathon/50km race walk

January 1st, 2019 to June 29th, 2020 for 10,000m, 20km race walk, and combined events

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