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Date: 18. August – 02. September 2018

Venue: Jakarta, Indonesia

Website: www.asiangames2018.id

Tickets: www.blibli.com

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SELECTION POLICY

1. General Information

    Singapore Athletics Association (SAA) intends to nominate athletes to Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) in all events athletes have achieved the SNOC criteria plus two percent [2%].

2. SAA Nomination Panel

    2.1 The nomination panel for the Asian Games (AG) will consist of SAA VP training & selection, two further representatives of SAA’s management committee (MC), the Technical Director and a coaches’ representative.

    2.2 The nomination panel will consider athletes to be nominated to SNOC for inclusion in SAA’s team for the AG in accordance with the terms of this selection policy.

    2.3 The final decision in selection to the 2018 AG lies solely with the SNOC.

3. Qualifying Period

    The qualifying period lasts from 15.04.2017 until 17.06.2018.

4. General Eligibility

To be eligible for selection each athlete must:

    1. Be a citizen of the Republic of Singapore; (Note: Permanent residents are not considered as citizens.);

    2. Be part of the longlist submitted to SNOC;

    3. Have met the performance requirements stated below (see table 1) in a competition mentioned under 5.;

    4. Be able to commit to an AG medallist level training program which includes a structured annual plan (emphasizing on AG as the main competition) and a AG medallist level event specific training program with at least ten hours of training every week until AG;

    5. Be able to travel to international competitions in the months following nomination and leading to the AG;

    6. Have submitted the registration form (which will be posted on SAA’s website by mid of December) to be considered for AG to SAA by 15.05.2018;

    7. Have signed an athletes’ agreement;

    Be available to fulfil the Team Commitments as listed below and any additional commitments following nomination and selection; as allowed by the permanent geographical training location;

    9. Not used or administered any substance which if it had been detected as being present in the athlete’s body tissue or fluids, would have constituted doping, or used any prohibited method or committed any other doping offense as defined in ADS’s, WADA or IAAF’s Anti-Doping By-law.

5. Competitions for qualifying

    1. All achievements submitted for consideration should have taken place at SAA/IAAF sanctioned championships and trials, but athletes may submit the achievements from overseas championships and meets of athletes studying in overseas tertiary institutions. However, these have to be properly accredited and sanctioned to be accepted (written confirmation by SAA upon sending an email to [email protected]).

    2. Achievements from overseas championships have to be properly accredited and sanctioned to be accepted. For marathon / road races: only results from IAAF Gold label races or AIMS certified-standard competitions will be recognized. However, these have to be properly accredited and sanctioned to be accepted (written confirmation by SAA upon sending an email to [email protected]).

    3. For 100m, 200m, 100m / 110m hurdles, long and triple jump events: only performances with legal wind-speed will be accepted.

    4. For all track and road racing events: only performances measured by using an electronic timing system will be accepted.

6. Team Commitments

All athletes must:

    5. Comply with the provision of the SAA and SNOC Athletes Agreement at all times;

    6. Conform to SAA requirements regarding team participation. This includes, but may not be limited to, providing the required training plans (see 3.1, c), attendance at pre-event camp and wearing team uniform as required;

    7. Make themselves available for all team activities designated by SAA, as allowed by the geographical training location (see 3.1, g);

    8. Not act in such a manner to bring the athletes, officials or SAA in public disrepute;

    9. Athletes are required to appear at events and platforms whereby their images and presence are needed to achieve SAA’s objective

      a. A maximum of 2 appearances for SAA will be required

      b. Appearances will not exceed more than two [2] hours in duration.

7. Nomination process

    Any eligible athlete achieving the entry standard mentioned in table 1 during the qualifying period will be considered for nomination. The entry standard is equal to two percent [2%) off the 6th place ranking of the 2014 Asian Games. SAA has discretion to determine those athletes to be nominated to SNOC selection panel.

Relay events

    7.1 A maximum of one [1] team per event (4x100m, 4x400m, men and women) may be considered for nomination when the team has achieved the entry standard mentioned in table 1.

8. Selection process

Individual events

    8.1 The first [1st] and second [2nd] ranked athletes in the 2018 season’s ranking (01.01.2018 – 15.06.2018, comprising competitions mentioned at 5.) for all events except pole vault, heptathlon, decathlon, marathon and race walking) will then be selected for AG nomination to SNOC.

    8.2 For pole vault, heptathlon, decathlon, marathon and race walking the ranking will be based on the best results achieved within the whole qualifying period (see above, comprising competitions mentioned at 5.). The first [1st] and second [2nd] ranked athletes will then be selected for AG nomination to SNOC.

    8.3 In case there is a tie between two or more athletes, SAA will compare and choose the athlete’s 2nd best performance and so on, achieved in the respective period (comprising competitions mentioned at 5.). For marathon runners and race walkers, shorter distances might be considered in case there is no 2nd best timing in the respective event.

Relay events

    8.4 Nominations for the 4x100m relays (6 athletes for each team) will be done including but not limited to the following parameters:

      100m season best (comprising competitions mentioned at 5.) / testing of speed maintenance ability, run-up accuracy, baton passing and curve-running ability.

      Individual attendance and commitment to relay training will be taken into consideration.

    8.5 Nominations for the 4x400m relay (6 athletes for each team) will be based on the fastest individual 400m timings from 01.01.2018 until 15.06.2018 (comprising competitions mentioned at 5.).

    8.6 The final decision of the composition of the ultimate four [4] relay runners (4x100m and 4x400m) will be made by the Technical Director in consultation with the respective relay coach. This decision will be made prior to event.

Selection for other events:

Athletes who qualify on the above-mentioned base for one event may request to compete in additional events (events in which they have not achieved the qualifying criteria) if there is a position available and in case their best performance during the qualifying period is within 5% to the entry-standard in this event)

    8.7 If a nominated athlete fails to fulfil the requirements stated in clauses 4 & 5, AND/OR because of injury/illness/National Service is unable to represent Singapore at the AG, the nomination panel, at its own discretion, reserves the sole right to replace the nominated athlete with another athlete (including replacing a singular athlete within a team).

    Replacement athletes must also fulfil all the requirements.

    8.8 The nomination panel reserves the right not to nominate an athlete/team to represent Singapore in the AG if, in its sole opinion, the athlete/team concerned cannot meet the fitness and performance targets set by SAA AND/OR cannot meet the performance targets set by SNOC.

    8.9 Athlete/s shall be required to be certified medically fit to compete at the AG by qualified SSI personnel prior to nomination to the SNOC, and shall remain medically fit to compete to be eligible to compete in the AG.

9. Coaches selection

    9.1 The Technical Director may be the Head Coach for AG.

    9.2 Subject to approval of SNOC, the number of additional team coaches selected will depend on the number of athletes selected and will be determined by the number of staff accreditations provided by SNOC.

    9.3 The team coaches will be nominated in accordance to the following priority under these restrictions:

      1st priority: National relay coaches (4x100m men and women)

      2nd priority: One [1) coach for each of the remaining event group (jumps / pole vault / throws / middle & long distances + race walking / multi-events) in which Singaporean athletes are competing at. The coach who is dealing with the highest ranked athlete (in relation to latest IAAF World Championship entry standard in the respective discipline) will be selected first. The coach who is dealing with the next ranked athlete in another event group will then be selected as the 2nd coach (and so on).

    In case there are further accreditations available, additional sprint coaches might be accredited in line with the 2nd priority selection.

10. Appeal

    10.1 Where there is a conflict or dispute in respect of these Guidelines for the nomination of athletes to represent Singapore in the AG, SAA reserves the sole right to interpret this document and to use its discretion in the resolution of the matter in conflict or dispute.

    10.2 The appeal board should not be seen as:

      1. A second pass selection panel, excusing the initial selection panel from undertaking true and diligent procedures

      2. An automatic second chance for selection by the athletes 10.3 Athletes may only appeal on the grounds that the nomination event was not executed in accordance with its notice of race or the nomination process was not carried out in accordance with this policy document.

    10.4 The Athlete Selection Appeals Standing Committee made up of three MC members who are not part of the nomination panel to hear the appeal within one week of receipt.

    10.5 Any appeal must accord with the following procedure:

    1. Athletes must state in writing, their intention to appeal a selection decision within seven (7) days of the announcement of the initial nomination decision. Written intentions to appeal must be submitted to:

      Secretary General
      Singapore Athletics Association
      3 Stadium Drive, 397630 Singapore

    2. The Secretary General immediately informs the Athlete Selection Appeals Standing Committee. The Athlete Selection Appeals Standing Committee shall convene its first hearing within seven (7) days from receipt of such notice.

    3. The Athlete Selection Appeals Standing Committee is not bound by the rules of evidence but must observe the principle of procedural fairness.

    4. The Athlete Selection Appeals Standing Committee will give its decision as soon as practicable after the hearing and will provide their decision to SAA’s MC and the Sports Development and Performance team and the appellant with a statement of the reason for its decision.

Table 1: SAA Nomination Standard Asian Games 2018
2% off 6th Placing of Asian Games 2014 (unless otherwise stated)

 

Events

 

Men 6th place

Nomination standard (2% off)

 

Women 6th  place

Nomination standard (2% off)

100

10.26

10.47

11.68

11.91

200

21.07

21.49

23.65

24.12

400

46.19

47.11

53.38

54.45

800

1:49.59 ^

01:51.78

2:05.80

02:08.32

1500

3:48.97

03:53.55

4:19.98

04:25.18

5000

13:34.97

13:51.27

15:30.46

15:49.07

10000

29:33.15

30:08.61

32:27.69

33:06.64

Marathon

2:15:51

2:18:34

2:33:46

2:36:30

3000m SC

8:59.64

09:10.43

9:52.26

10:04.11

20KM RW

1:23:45

1:25:26

1:41:50

1:43:52

50KM RW

4:08:05

4:13:03

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110mH/100mH

13.73

14.00

13.73

14.00

400mH

51.47

52.50

59.78

60.98

4x100

39.47

40.26

44.91

45.81

4x400

3:07.71

03:11.46

3:36.83

03:41.17

Hammer Throw

70.36m

68.95m

52.69m

51.64m

Discus Throw

58.31m

57.14m

52.46m

51.41m

Shot Put

18.64m

18.27m

16.65m

16.32m

Javelin Throw

76.49m

74.96m

56.07m

54.95m

Triple Jump

16.29m

15.96m

13.68m

13.41m

High Jump

2.20m

2.16m

1.85m

1.81m

Long Jump

7.56m

7.41m

6.28m

6.15m

Pole Vault

5.25m

5.15m

3.90m

3.82m

Decathlon/ Heptathlon

 

7501

 

7351

 

5053

 

4952

^Based on 4th position of the previous 2014 ASIAN Games

Related links:
17th Asian Games 2014
16th Asian Games 2010

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