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Qualification System

­­­WORLD SKATE
Skateboarding

A.      EVENTS (4)

Men’s Events (2)

Women’s Events (2)

Park

Street

Park

Street

 

B.      ATHLETES QUOTA

  1. Total Quota for Skateboarding:
 

Qualification Places

Host Country Places

Tripartite Commission Invitation Places

Total

Men

38

2

0

40

Women

38

2

0

40

Total

76

4

0

80

 

  1. Maximum Number of Athletes per NOC:
 

Quota per NOC

Event Specific Quota

Men

6

3 athletes maximum per NOC per event

Women

6

3 athletes maximum per NOC per event

Total

12

 

 

  1. Type of Allocation of Quota Places:

The quota place is allocated to the athlete(s) by name.

 

C.      ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY

All athletes must comply with the provisions of the Olympic Charter currently in force, including but not limited to, Rule 41 (Nationality of Competitors).  Only those athletes who have complied with the Olympic Charter may participate in the Olympic Games.

 

Additional IF Requirements:

To be eligible to participate in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, all athletes must:

  • Be listed by name in the World Skateboarding Rankings at http://www.worldskate.org as of June 30, 2021
  • Hold a valid license or be recognized by their National Federation.

D.      QUALIFICATION PATHWAY

The Women’s Park and Street events and Men’s Park and Street events will each be comprised of exactly 20 athletes: the three (3) highest placed in the 2021 Season World Skate World Skateboarding Championship events will be directly qualified. Sixteen (16) will be qualified through the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings (OWSR) and one (1) Host Country place will be allocated to the highest ranked Host Country skateboarders in each event, if not already otherwise qualified.

The OWSR recognises World Skate-sanctioned National Championship, Continental Championship, World Skate Pro Tour, 5-Star events and World Championship events.

Points will be awarded at the following events during the qualifying period:

World Championships Pro Tour Events (as listed on the website)
5-Star Events (as listed on the website)
Continental Championships
National Championships

The Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings (OWSR) are sanctioned by World Skate and will be listed on the website. The OWSR are issued within 72 hours from the completion of competiton. In the case of National Championships, the OWSR update will be issued quarterly starting from the 1st of January. In the case of the Continetal Championships, the OWSR update will be issued only when the last of the 5 events has been held and within 72 hours from its completion. Guidelines for National Championships and Continental Championships results homologation are available on World Skate Website.

The OWSR is calculated as follows: Each event has a specified maximum point total which determines how many ranking points will be awarded to top finishers. Points are awarded to athletes based on their finish positions in each event. The points available at each event have been published on the website since the 21 May 2019.

Ranking points for each athlete accumulate over the qualifying period. The top 2 points results from the 2019 season (1 Jan 2019 – 30 September 2019) will be added to the highest 4 points results from the 2020 Season (01 October 2019 – 29 June 2021) to establish the athletes final position in the OWSR. In case of a tie, the next highest points result will be used to break the tie, repeated with additional highest results until the tie is broken.

OWSR ranking points to qualify for the Olympic Games, which are used to calculate the athlete’s position on the OWSR, can be earned during the period beginning 1 January 2019 and up to and including 29 June 2021.

Qualification Places

MEN / WOMEN

Number of Quota Places

Qualification Event

3


World Skate World Skateboarding Championship Events (between October 2019 – June 29 2021)

The three (3) highest placed athletes in each of the four (4) World Skate World Championship events (Women’s Street / Women’s Park / Men’s Street / Men’s Park) held in 2021 will be directly qualified to participate in the Olympic Games regardless of their placings on the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings as of 30 June 2021.

16


Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings of
30 June 2021

Athletes will first be selected by name on the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings as of 30 June 2021 (following the conclusion of all eligible OWSR events in the week immediately preceding), with a maximum quota of three (3) athletes per NOC until the number of 16 athletes is reached, including continental places.

Each of the five (5) continents of the Olympic Movement is guaranteed one (1) athlete per event, if not qualified in accordance with the above qualification criteria (continental places). Such continental places will be allocated to the highest ranked athlete(s) on the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings from the continent(s) without representation, if available.

Ranking points for each athlete accumulated over the qualifying period. The highest two (2) points results from the Season 1 (1 January 2019 – 30 September 2019) will be added to the highest four (4) points results from the Season 2 (1 October 2019 – 29 June 2021) to establish the athletes’ final position in the OWSR. In case of a tie, the next highest points result will be used to break the tie, repeated with additional highest results until the tie is broken.

Host Country Places

The Host Country is guaranteed at least one (1) athlete in each of the Women’s and Men’s events, if not already otherwise qualified. The athlete selected by name shall be the highest ranked athlete from the Host Country listed on the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings as of 30 June 2021. In the event, there is no athlete from the Host Country listed on the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings, World Skate will, in collaboration with the Host Country NOC, identify the athlete(s) to represent the Host Country.

 

E.      CONFIRMATION PROCESS FOR QUOTA PLACES

World Skate will publish the current week’s Olympic World Skateboarding Ranking (OWSR) on the website during the entire qualification period prior to the qualification deadline. The qualification period will end on 29 June 2021 and World Skate will publish the final Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings on 30 June 2021, following the conclusion of all eligible OWSR events in the week immediately preceding.

Upon publication of the final Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings, World Skate will send the confirmation of the quota places obtained in accordance with the qualification criteria outlined in Section D above to the respective NOCs, no later than 30 June 2021 at 22:00 Central European Standard Time.

No later than 3 July 2021 at 22:00 Central European Standard Time each NOC will have to confirm to World Skate the athlete places that they will use.

As of 5 July 2021 at 22:00 Central European Standard Time World Skate will commence the reallocation of all unused quota places.

 

F.      REALLOCATION OF UNUSED QUOTA PLACES

Reallocation of unused Qualification Places

If a quota place allocated is not confirmed by the NOC by the confirmation of quota place deadline or is declined by the NOC, it will be reallocated to the highest ranked athlete by name on the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings of 30 June 2021 not already qualified, and respecting the maximum quota per NOC per event (as determined under Section B above). No later than 5 July 2021 at 22:00 Central European Standard Time, World Skate will reallocate all unused quota places.

Reallocation of unused Host Country Places

Unused Host Country Place(s) will be reallocated by name, to the highest ranked athlete on the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings of 30 June 2021, not already qualified and respecting the maximum quota per NOC per event, no later than 5 July 2021 at 22:00 Central European Standard Time.

 

A.      QUALIFICATION TIMELINE

1 January 2019 – 29 June 2021 Qualification period to earn OWSR points

20 – 26 May 2019 WS SLS 1/2, London (GBR), Street Pro Tour Event

10 – 16 June 2019 Dew Tour, Long Beach (USA), Street&Park 5-Star Event

14 – 19 July 2019 International Skateboarding Open of Park, Nanjing (CHI), Park 5-Star Event

23 – 28 July 2019 WS SLS 2/2, Los Angeles (USA), Street Pro Tour Event

3 – 8 September 2019 International Skateboarding Open of Street, Qingfeng (CHI), Street 5-Star Event

9 – 15 September 2019 Park World Champs by STU, Sao Paulo (BRA)

18 – 22 September 2019 Street World Champs by SLS, Sao Paulo (BRA)

11 – 17 November 2019 OI STU Open, Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Street 5-Star Event - Park Pro Tour Event

23 - 28 March 2020 WS SLS Pro Tour, Las Vegas (USA) - Street Pro Tour Event - CANCELLED
5 – 11 April 2020 WS Lima Open, Lima (PER) - Street&Park 5-Star Event - SUSPENDED
13 - 19 April 2020 ISO Yancheng 2020, Yancheng (CHN) - Street 5-Star Event - Park Pro Tour Event - SUSPENDED
14 - 19 April 2020 ISO Nanjing 2020, Nanjing (CHN) -Street 5-Star Event - SUSPENDED
22 - 26 April 2020 ARK League, Samukawa (JPN) - Street 5-Star Event - SUSPENDED
28 April - 3 May 2020 WS SLS Pro Tour - Beijing (CHN) - Street Pro Tour Event - CANCELLED

4 – 10 May 2020 Dew Tour, Long Beach (USA), Street 5-Star Event - Park Pro Tour Event - SUSPENDED

19 – 24 May 2020 WS/SLS Street World Champs, London (GBR) - SUSPENDED

26 – 31 May 2020 Park World Champs, Nanjing (CHN)  - SUSPENDED

29 June 2021 End of Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings qualification period

30 June 2021 Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings published & World Skate to inform NOCs/NFs of their allocated quota places

2 July 2021 NOCs to confirm use of allocated quota places to World Skate

Until 3 July 2021 World Skate to reallocate all unused quota places

5 July 2021 Tokyo 2020 Sport Entries deadline

23 July – 8 August 2021 Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

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