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    Competition Date: 1 – 6 August 2022

    Venue: Cali, Colombia

    Official website: www.worldathletics.org

    Selection Committee:

    • Mr Gary Yeo VP (Training & Selection)
    • Mr Poh Seng Song (Athletes Commission 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

Team Singapore

1. General Information

    Singapore Athletics (SA) intends to nominate and recommend athletes to the SA Selection Committee for selection for the 19th World Athletics U20 Championships 2022 that is taking place 1-6 August 2022, Cali, Colombia. This is subjected to Singapore’s Covid-19 measurements.


2. SA’s selection criteria


3. Qualifying Period

    Qualification period starting on 1 October of the previous year and running until three weeks before the competition, 18 July 2022.

    (Sanctioned meets & results established under legal wind speed condition. The qualifying period is subject to change)


4. Individual events

    A maximum of two athletes for each individual event.


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 and should not be holding dual citizenship if they are above 15 years old, at the time of nomination.

    • Meeting the qualifying mark does not guarantee selection. Final decision on selection will be made by SA Selection Committee, as the body that sets the qualification criteria and makes the final selection of athletes for the competition.

    • Athlete must meet age requirement of the competition (Born in year 2003 [19-years] to 2006 [16 years] as of 31st Dec).


7. Final list of selected athletes

    It will be decided on 24 Jul 2022
    Please bookmark to our website and signup to our mailing list for the announcement.


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, 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 National Relay Coach shall be relay coach.


10. Universality Spot

    From World Athletics,

      • “Members who have no male and/or female qualified athletes whom they wish to enter in any Championships event, may enter one unqualified male athlete OR one unqualified female athlete in one event of the Championships (except the Field Events (see below), Combined Events, 5000m and 3000m Steeplechase).

      • Members who have no male and/or no female qualified athlete but whose best athlete excels in a Field Event, may submit to World Athletics, by the time of the Preliminary Entry deadline, the name of their athlete plus performance they would like to enter in the Field Event. The Technical Delegates will make the final decision and, to do so, may seek the opinion of the relevant Area Association.”

    Singapore Athletics universality criteria conditions:

      The athlete, whose performance in the qualification period is closest to the qualification standard in terms of percentage off the qualifying mark, might be nominated to represent Singapore.

      Athletes’ performances under the qualification period will be ranked using percentile under WA’s scoring table.

      For example:

      100m Women 11.90s Qualification time & Athlete SB is 12.01s
      [(Qualification time - Season best) / Qualification time] x 100%
      [(1011 - 990) / 1011] * 100%
      = 2.1% off qualification time


11. Appeals:

    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.


      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 set by World Athletics

No road races results will be accepted


























3000m SC


14.20 (0.991m)

110m H / 100m H

14.20 (0.838m)

53.20 (0.914m)

400m H

1:01.00 (0.838m)


10,000m Race Walk



High Jump



Pole Vault



Long Jump



Triple Jump


18.20 (6kg)

Shot Put

14.50 (4kg)

56.50 (1.75kg)

Discus Throw

48.50 (1kg)

68.30 (6kg)

Hammer Throw

57.50 (4kg)

69.00 (800g)

Javelin Throw

50.00 (600g)







Table 2: Schedule furnished by organizer (As of 14 Dec 2021)


Related links:
2021 IAAF World U20 Championships
2018 IAAF World U20 Championships
2016 IAAF World U20 Championships
2014 IAAF World Junior Championships
2012 IAAF World Junior Championships

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