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Skateboarding 5 STAR events seeding rules


With the Olympic Qualifying Season #1 underway, World Skate discloses the procedure for athlete seeding in the 5 STAR events for both season #1 & #2 of Park & Street for both genders.

Open Qualifier
The Qualifier round is open to a country quota of 3 skaters registered by World Skate recognized National Governing Body and Event Wildcard holding athletes. A minimum of 10 best athletes from the Qualifier round will advance to the Quarter Final.

Quarter Final Seeding
The top 15 skaters from the World Skateboarding Ranking, not already pre-seeded in the Semi Final, will be pre-seeded in the Quarter Final competition round. Skaters holding an event Wild Card for the Quarter Final will also be pre-seeded in this competition round. The best 12 athletes from the Quarter Final round will advance to the Semi Final.

Semi Final Seeding
The top 12 skaters from the last World Championship will be pre-seeded in the Semi Final competition round. The best 8 athletes of the Semi Final will advance to the Final.

Wild Cards
A limited number of wildcards for the Open qualifiers will be granted before each 5 Star Event for the purpose of creating a progressively open, integrated and inclusive system that merges the world of organized sport with the spontaneous, culturally rich and informal tradition of competitive skateboarding.

Limited for the first-time inclusion of pre-existing events into the Olympic qualification system, World Skate may grant to the organizer a maximum of 5 Wild Cards for athletes preseeding in Quarter Final. Quarter Final Wild Card competitors will receive WSR points only if ranked 37th or better in the event final results. Points not assigned to a Quarter Final Wild Card competitor will not be reassigned.

Pre-seeded skaters are required to check in at the competition registration desk 24 hours before the competition phase they are pre seeded in starts. In case of no-show or an injury, Skaters supposed to compete in Quarter Final and in Semi Final will be replaced with next ranked skater from the Results of previous competition round. In case of No-Show or injury occurred to skaters who are supposed to compete in the Final, no replacement will be taken.