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Friday, December 18, 2020
Qualifying Systems Approved for Oregon 22 and Nairobi 21

The World Athletics Council has approved the qualification systems for the World Athletics Championships Oregon 22 and the World Athletics Under 20 Championships Nairobi 2021.

As was the case in 2019, athletes will be able to qualify for the World Championships by achieving an entry standard or through their placing on the world rankings.

In line with the recommendation from the Race Walking Committee, approved by the Council last year and confirmed again last week, the World Championships will feature 20km and 35km race walking events for men and women in Oregon.

The qualification period for the marathon and 35km race walk opened on November 30th 2020 and ends on May 29th 2022. For the 10,000m, 20km race walk, relays and combined events, the window runs from December 27th 2020 until June 26th 2022. For all other disciplines, the qualification period is June 27th 2021 to June 26th 2022.

Defending world champions will be offered a wild card entry, as will the winners of the 2021 Diamond League, Race Walk Challenge, Combined Events Challenge and the leading hammer performers on the Continental Tour. Area champions in selected disciplines and top-10 finishers at Platinum Label marathons during the qualification period shall also be considered as having achieved the entry standard.

The target number of athletes for each discipline is the same as in 2019, with one exception: there will be 60 places available in both the menís and womenís 35km race walks; an increase on the 50 places for men and 30 places for women in the 50km race walk in 2019.

With the World U20 Championships in Nairobi having been postponed from its original dates in 2020, the qualification period has been updated. The new qualification windows are: October 1st 2019 to April 5th 2020 and December 1st 2020 to August 8th 2021.

Click Here to see the Qualifying System and Entry Standards for World Athletics Championships Oregon22

Click Here to see the Qualifying system and entry standards for World Under 20 Athletics Championships Nairobi 2021

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