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The Olympic qualification system defined

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the dash canoe made its Olympic debut at Berlin 1936, with 9 males’s occasions on the programme, whereas girls competed for the primary time on the Video games in a single occasion at London 1948.

Tokyo 2020 was the primary version of the Video games to see the identical variety of feminine and male athletes (123 for gender cost) compete in six occasions per gender. Paris 2024 will welcome 117 girls and 117 males, who will take part in 5 occasions per gender.

Beneath, study extra in regards to the dash canoe qualification course of.

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Variety of athletes

A complete of 236 athletes (117 girls and 117 males) will participate in Paris 2024, whereas this complete was 248 in Tokyo. This determine contains 115 quota locations per gender, 4 quotas for the host nation (two per gender) and two quotas for universality.

  • Single Kayak (K1): 15 athletes per gender
  • Double Kayak (K2): 22 athletes per gender
  • 4-man kayak (K4): 40 athletes per gender
  • Single canoe (C1): 14 athletes per gender
  • Double canoe (C2): 26 athletes per gender

The utmost variety of athletes per Nationwide Olympic Committee (NOC) is eighteen: six per gender in kayaking and three per gender in canoeing. An NOC can enter a most of two boats per occasion in Paris 2024.

Minimal variety of boat quota locations – 126 (63 per gender)

  • K1: 15 boats per kind
  • K2: 11 boats per kind
  • K4: 10 boats per kind
  • C1: 14 boats per kind
  • C2: 13 boats per kind

Qualification system

All eligible NOCs should take part in a minimum of one Olympic occasion on the 2023 ICF Canoe Dash World Championships.

An “Olympic qualifying competitors” means one of many following occasions:

  1. International qualifying competitors : ICF Canoe Dash World Championships 2023
  2. Continental qualifying competitions (Europe, America, Asia, Africa, Oceania)

World Qualification Occasion: 2023 ICF Canoe Dash World Championships

The preliminary distribution of 162 quota locations for athletes (81 per gender) and 74 quota locations for boats (37 per gender) might be on the 2023 ICF Canoe Dash World Championships. The quota place determine for athletes contains 4 quota locations for the host nation (two for every gender).

  • K1 occasions (for every gender) : seven quota locations for athletes, together with one place for the host nation / seven quota locations for boats

The highest six NOCs ranked however not certified on the 2023 World Championships in every of the person kayak occasions, for ladies and men, will every get hold of an athlete quota place. The host nation will get one quota place per gender.

  • K2 occasions (for every gender) : 12 quota locations for athletes / six quota locations for boats

The highest six NOCs ranked however not certified on the 2023 World Championships in every of the ladies’s and males’s occasions will every qualify for 2 athlete quota locations.

  • K4 occasions (for every gender) : 40 quota locations for athletes / 10 quota locations for boats

All quota locations for athletes in K4 occasions might be allotted on the 2023 World Championships.

The highest 10 ranked NOCs within the occasion will every earn 4 athlete quota locations.

If NOCs from lower than 4 continents participated within the K4 occasion finals of the 2023 World Championships, the very best ranked NOC(s) not but certified will get hold of quota locations. for athletes, regardless of the continent.

  • C1 occasions (for every gender) : six quota locations for athletes, together with one quota place for the host nation / six quota locations for boats

The 5 highest ranked and non-qualified NOCs on the World Championships in every of the person canoe occasions, males’s and ladies’s, will every get hold of an athlete quota place. The host nation may also obtain one quota place per gender.

  • C2 occasions (for every style) : 16 quota locations for athletes / eight quota locations for boats

The highest eight ranked NOCs on the World Championships in every of the lads’s and ladies’s occasions will every obtain two athlete quota locations.

Reassignment of locations freed up by the “accumulation” in numerous occasions

On the finish of the 2023 World Championships, any remaining quota locations for athletes who’ve been launched because of “stacking”, i.e. if athletes qualify for a couple of quota place in numerous boat classes, might be reallocated as follows:

Any quota locations launched for K2 or C2 boats might be pooled and reallocated to the very best ranked NOCs that haven’t but certified in those self same K2 or C2 occasions of the 2023 World Championships, to be able to permit these NOCs to occupy K2 or C2 boats.

Continental qualifying competitions

A complete of 72 quota locations for athletes and of 52 quota locations for boats might be distributed by way of continental qualifying competitions.

  • K1 occasions (for every gender) : eight quota locations for athletes (Europe: two, Americas: two, Asia: two, Africa: one, Asia: one) / eight quota locations for boats
  • K2 occasions (for every style) : ten quota locations for athletes (Europe: two, Americas: two, Asia: two, Africa: two, Asia: two) / 5 quota locations for boats
  • C1 occasions (for every style) : eight quota locations for athletes (Europe: two, Americas: two, Asia: two, Africa: one, Asia: one) / eight quota locations for boats
  • C2 occasions (for every style) : ten quota locations for athletes (Europe: two, Americas: two, Asia: two, Africa: two, Asia: two) / 5 quota locations for boats

Most Quota Locations at Continental Qualifying Competitions

An NOC could qualify a most of two quota locations for athletes in every class, Kayaking per gender and Canoeing per gender, at Continental Qualification Competitions. Unused athlete quota locations might be allotted to the following highest ranked NOC not but certified within the K1 or C1 occasion of every gender.

Within the occasion {that a} continental qualifying competitors can’t be held, the 2023 ICF Canoe Dash World Championships outcomes of the related occasion might be used to find out quota locations for athletes from that continent.

Frenchman Maxime Beaumont competes within the males’s single kayak 200m

Photograph by 2021 Getty Photos

Quota locations for the host nation

The host nation might be provisionally allotted a complete of 4 quota locations within the following exams:

  • Males’s Single Kayak (K1) 1000m – one quota place
  • Males’s Single Canoe (C1) 1000m – one quota place
  • Ladies’s Single Kayak (K1) 500m – one quota place
  • Ladies’s Single Canoe (K1) 200m – one quota place

*For extra info, please see the World Qualification Competitors above (ICF Canoe Dash World Championships 2023)

Locations for universality

Two quota locations for universality for single boats can be found for NOCs eligible for Paris 2024. These locations might be allotted to athletes in canoe dash and/or canoe slalom.

With the intention to be eligible for a spot for Universality, the athlete should even have competed in a minimum of one Olympic qualifying occasion for the Olympic Video games.

Calendar of competitions

A complete of ten units of medals (5 per gender) might be awarded in canoe dash to Paris 2024two fewer than the 12 occasions that awarded medals (six per gender) at Tokyo 2020. On the lads’s aspect, solely three of the 5 occasions stay from the 2020 Video games.

Males

  • Single Kayak (K1) 1000m
  • Double Kayak (K2) 500m
  • 4-person kayak (K4) 500 m
  • Single canoe (C1) 1000 m
  • Double canoe (C2) 500 m

Ladies

  • Single kayak (K1) 500 m
  • Double Kayak (K2) 500m
  • 4-person kayak (K4) 500 m
  • Single canoe (C1) 200 m
  • Double canoe (C2) 500 m

*The occasions marked in daring are these which are equivalent to these of Tokyo 2020.

The canoe dash competitors might be held from August 6 to 10, 2024 on the Vaires-sur-Marne nautical stadium39km from the Olympic and Paralympic village.

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Athletes to observe at Paris 2024

Germany and Hungary are, traditionally, the nations which have topped the Olympic canoe dash medal desk, with 29 and 28 gold medals respectively.

Nonetheless, at Tokyo 2020, New Zealand shone brightly, as did Lisa Carrington, who received three gold medals in K1 200m, K1 500m and K2 500m. The 33-year-old had already introduced house bronze medals from London 2012 and Rio 2016, making her one of many large favorites for Paris 2024.

Within the girls’s canoe competitors, the very younger Cuban Yarisleidis Cirilo Duboys at present leads the C1 200m and C2 500m world rankings. The 20-year-old, who made her Olympic debut final yr, has the chance to change into Cuba’s first gold medalist in canoe dash if she manages to qualify for the following version of the Video games in Paris.

Amongst males, Australians Thomas Inexperienced and John van der Westhuyzen took gold within the K2 1000m in Tokyo, an occasion that was dropped from the Paris 2024 schedule. 1000 m, simply behind the Portuguese star Fernando Pimentabronze medalist at Tokyo 2020, who additionally received two titles on the 2018 and 2021 World Championships.

L’Germany might be aiming for a 3rd consecutive gold medal within the males’s K4 500m. Present world no 1, theUkraine should even be watched carefully, whereas theSpain of Saul Craviottoa silver medalist at Tokyo 2020, may also look to win in Paris after turning into the 2022 world champion.

Within the girls’s K4 500m, the reigning Olympic champions hungarian obtained off to a sluggish begin this yr, failing to make it onto the rostrum on the 2022 ICF Canoe Dash World Championships in Dartmouth, Canada. Bronze medalist at Tokyo 2020, the Poland leads the world rankings after being topped world champion 2022.

Canoe dash qualifying schedule for Paris 2024

  • August 23 – 27, 2023: 2023 ICF Canoe Dash World Championships
  • To verify : Olympic Qualification in Oceania, Olympic Qualification in Africa, Olympic Qualification in America, Olympic Qualification in Asia and Olympic Qualification in Europe
  • Inside 10 enterprise days of the occasion: The ICF will verify in writing to the NOCs the quota locations obtained
  • 10 working days after notification of quota locations by the ICF: NOCs might want to verify to the ICF using allotted quota locations
  • Inside 10 working days of NOC responses to quota locations: The ICF will reallocate all unused locations
  • To verify : The Tripartite Fee will verify in writing the allocation of Universality Locations to NOCs (if relevant)
  • June 30, 2024: The ICF will reallocate all unused locations
  • July 8, 2024: Deadline for athlete registration for Paris 2024
  • July 26 – August 11, 2024: Paris 2024 Olympic Video games

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