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Selection Policy Last updated 2 Nov 2021

Selection Committee:

    Mr Gary Yeo VP (Training & Selection)
    Mr Poh Seng Song (AC Rep)
    Ms Jenny Lim (Singapore Sports School)
    Mr Ghana Segaran (SIA Sports Club)
    Mr Sng Yam Kwee (Victoria School)
    Mr Vincent Quek (Raffles Institution)
    Mr Tho Yow Kin

 

1. General Information

    Singapore Athletics (SA) intends to select and send athletes for the 18th World Athletics Championships 2022. This is subjected to Singapore’s Covid-19 measurements.

 

2. Selection criteria

    Have met World Athletics Entry Standard stated below (See below Table 1)

 

3. Qualifying Period

    The qualifying period will be from, (regardless of the time zone):

    • For the Marathon and 35km Race Walks: 18 months from 30-November-2020 to midnight 29-May-2022
    • For the 10,000m, 20km Race Walks, Relays and Combined Events: 18 months from 27-December-2020 to midnight 26-June-2022
    • For all other events: 12 months from 28-June-2021 to midnight 26-June-2022

    (Sanctioned meets & results established under legal wind speed condition)

 

4. Individual events

    Three qualified athletes can initially be entered per event, provided each has achieved the Entry Standard (four in case of a Wild Card) in each event. A fourth (fifth in case of a Wild Card) qualified athlete can be entered as a reserve.

 

5. Team events

    One qualified team for each relay event. Six athletes (including 2 substitutes) may be entered for each relay and these must include the individual athletes (up to four) entered in the respective individual event (100m and 400m). This does not apply to the Mixed 4x400m.

 

6. Eligibility for nomination

  • Athlete must be a Singapore Citizen at the time of nomination.
  • Meeting the qualifying mark does not guarantee selection 18th World Athletics Championships 2022. Final decision on selection will be made by SA, as the body that makes the final selection of athletes for the Championships.
  • If the athlete age is as below, the requirements are:

    a) Under 20 Athletes – Athletes aged 18 or 19 years on 31-December-2022, (i.e. born in 2003 or 2004), may compete in any event except the Marathon and 35km Race Walk.

    b) Under 18 Athletes – Athletes aged 16 or 17 years on 31-December-2022 (born in 2005 or 2006), may compete in any event except the throwing events, the Combined Events, 10,000m, Marathon and the Race Walks.

    c) Athletes younger than 16 – No athlete younger than 16 years of age on 31-December-2022 (born in 2007 or later) may be entered.

 

7. Final list of selected athletes

    It will be decided on 8 May 2022, Sunday. (Subject to Organising Committee timeline).

 

8. Relay Selection (4x400m)

    For the selection of the final 6 runners, SA may organise races for the athletes in the relay training squad to run together under the same race conditions. The Relay Coach will recommend to SA the final 6 athletes for SA’s nomination and the decision to select for the final 4 to race will be decided by the relay coach.

    Athletes selected in final team for 18th World Athletics Championships 2022, will be required to (Unless with valid & approved reasons for absence):

      i. Attend all Team Trainings, Briefings and Camps

      ii. Compete at any identified competitions for fitness and performance monitoring

    SA reserves the right to drop any athlete if the athlete is deemed unfit/injured to perform at a competitive level.

 

9. Relay Coach Selection

    The coach shall be selected from the panel of SAA’s relay coach team.

 

10. Universality Places

  • In the event that no athletes qualify, SA will follow the rules set by World Athletics for UNIVERSALITY PLACES (UNQUALIFIED ATHLETES).
  • SA will nominate one unqualified male athlete OR one unqualified female athlete in one event of the Championships (Except the Road Events and Field Events [see below], Combined Events, 10,000m and 3000m Steeplechase).
  • If SGP best nominated athlete excels in a Field Event or Road Event, SA are to submit to World Athletics the name of athlete whom SA would like to enter together with their best performance during the qualification period. The Technical Delegates will decide whether or not to accept such an entry and, to do so, may seek the opinion of the relevant Area Association.
  • In all cases the name and event of the unqualified athlete must be submitted no later than 16-May-2022 for the Marathon and 35km Race Walking and 13-June-2022 for all other events to World Athletics for approval.
  • Athletes’ performances under the qualification period will be ranked using percentile under WA’s scoring table.

    For example:

    100m Women 11.15s Qualification time
    (Qualification time - Season best) / Qualification time x 100%
    (1167 - 1077) / 1167 * 100%
    = 7.71% off qualification time.

    High Jump Men 2.33m Qualification height
    (Qualification distance/height - Distance/height measured) / Qualification distance/height x 100%
    (1206 - 1045) / 1206 * 100%
    = 13.34% off qualification distance/height.

 

11. Appeals:

RULE 15 ATHLETE SELECTION STANDING COMMITTEE

    a) Any dispute regarding athlete selection matters may be submitted to the Athlete Selection Appeals Standing Committee which shall comprise members of the Training and Selection Committee and other individuals, appointed by the Management Committee, whom it considers are competent on athlete selection matters including representatives from the Singapore Sports Council, provided that members of the Athlete Selection Sub-Committee shall not be concurrent members of the Athlete Selection Appeals Standing Committee.

    b) Any notice of dispute or appeal must be submitted, within seven (7) calendar days of the date of announcement of the selection, to the Honorary Secretary, and the Athlete Selection Appeals Standing Committee shall convene its first hearing within seven (7) calendar days from receipt of such notice.

Table 1: Qualification System and Entry Standards for 18th World Athletics Championships 2022

Amended on 2 December 2020 by World Athletics

Points

Men

Events

Women

Points

1189

10.05

100m

11.15

1167

1182

20.24

200m

22.80

1155

1187

44.90

400m

51.35

1152

1167

1:45.20

800m

1:59.50

1171

1175

3:35.00

1500m

4:04.00

1174

1161

13:13.50

5000m

15:10.00

1144

1182

27:28.00

10000m

31:25.00

1170

1135

2:11:30

Marathon

2:29:30

1138

1158

8:22.00

3000m SC

9:30.00

1169

1193

13.32

110m H / 100m H

12.84

1171

1185

48:90

400m H

55.40

1160

1206

2.33

High Jump

1.96

1180

1212

5.80

Pole Vault

4.70

1177

1186

8.22

Long Jump

6.82

1178

1179

17.14

Triple Jump

14.32

1150

1187

21.10

Shot Put

18.50

1114

1171

66.00

Discus Throw

63.50

1136

1155

77.50

Hammer Throw

72.50

1134

1172

85.00

Javelin Throw

64.00

1152

 

 

Heptathlon

6420

1158

1180

8350

Decathlon

 

 

1169

1:21:00

20km Race Walk

1:31:00

1120

1164 (1163)

2:33:00 (3:50:00)

35km Race Walk (50km)

2:54:00 (4:25:00)

- (1133)

 

Top 10 at IWR + 6 from Top Lists

4x100m

Top 10 at IWR + 6 from Top Lists

 

 

Top 10 at IWR + 6 from Top Lists

4x400m

Top 10 at IWR + 6 from Top Lists

 

 

Top 12 at IWR + 4 from Top Lists

4x400m Mixed

Top 12 at IWR + 4 from Top Lists

 

Related links:
2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships
2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships

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