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1. General Information

    Singapore Athletics (SA) intends to select and send youth athletes for the 18th World Athletics U20 Championships 2021. This is subjected to Singapore’s Covid-19 measurements.

 

2. SA’s selection criteria

 

3. Qualifying Period

    The qualifying period will be from 1 October 2019 to 5 April 2020 and 1 December 2020 to 8 August 2021.
    (Sanctioned meets & results established under legal wind speed condition)

 

4. Individual events

    Three athletes can initially be entered per event, provided each has achieved the Entry Standard, but only two will be allowed to compete.

 

5. Team events

    One team for each relay event. Six athletes (including 2 substitutes) may be entered for each relay.

 

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 U20 Championships 2021. Final decision on selection will be made by SAA, as the body that makes the final selection of athletes for the Championships

    • Athlete must meet age requirement of the Championships (Born in year 2002 to 2005 as of 31st Dec).

    • The maximum number of events in which a Youth athlete (born in 2004 or 2005) can compete is two individual events plus one of the relays. If the two individual events are Track Events, only one of these may be longer than 200m

 

7. Final list of selected athletes

    It will be decided on 25 September 2021, Saturday.

 

8. Relay Selection (4x100m and 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 U20 Championships 2021, 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 with the most athletes in the relay team shall be relay coach. In case of equal number of athletes, the coach with the faster athlete shall be relay coach.

 

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 Field Events, Combined Events, 5000m and 3000m Steeplechase)

    • If SGP best-nominated athlete excels in a Field Event, SA will need to submit the nominee to World Athletics for their consideration first for approval.

    • Athletes’ performances under the qualification period will be ranked using percentile against qualifying marks.

    For example:

    100m Women 11.85s Qualification time
    [(Season best – Qualification time) / Qualification time] x 100%
    [(12.00 – 11.85) / 11.85] x 100%
    = 1.27% off qualification time

    High Jump Men 2.16m Qualification height
    [(Qualification distance/height - Distance/height measured) / Qualification distance/height] x 100%
    [(2.16 - 2.00) / 2.16] x 100%
    = 7.41% off Qualification distance/height.

 

11. Appeals:

    Appeal period is from 25-Sep to 1-Aug 2021. Any form of appeals must be submitted within seven (7) calendar days of the date of announcement of the selection, to the Honorary Secretary. The appeal process shall follow Rule 15 of SA’s constitution and the results will be recommended to SA’s MC for approval.

Table 1: Qualification System and Entry Standards for 18th World Athletics U20 Championships 2021

Amended on 2 December 2020 by World Athletics

Men Event Women

10.58

100m

11.85

21.38

200m

24.35

47.35

400m

54.85

1:50.80

800m

2:08.70

3:48.00

1500m

4:28.00

8:14.00

3000m

9:25.00

14:12.00

5000m

16:35.00

9:07.00

3000m SC

10:35.00

14.15 (0.991m)

110m H / 100m H

14.15

53:10

400m H

1:00.75

43:40.00

10,000m Race Walk

50:30.00

2.16

High Jump

1.82

5.10

Pole Vault

4.07

7.58

Long Jump

6.15

15.60

Triple Jump

12.90

18.30 (6kg)

Shot Put

14.60

57.00 (1.75kg)

Discus Throw

49.00

68.50 (6kg)

Hammer Throw

58.00

69.50

Javelin Throw

50.50

 

Heptathlon

5350

7100

Decathlon

 

No standard

4x100m Relay

No standard

No standard

4x400m Relay

No standard

No standard

4x400m Relay Mixed

Related links:
2018 IAAF World U20 Championships
2016 IAAF World U20 Championships
2014 IAAF World Junior Championships
2012 IAAF World Junior Championships

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