World Athletics announces qualifying standards for 2024 Paris Olympics

Athletics has been an integral part of the Olympic games since the revival of the Games in Athens in 1896. It was an all-men’s event at the 1896 Athens Games. 32 years after the 1896 Athens Olympics, women competed in athletics for the first time at the 1928 Amsterdam Games.

As for the Paris 2024 Olympic games, a total of 905 men and 905 women will be competing in the athletics events. Yesterday, World Athletics revealed the qualification system as well as the entry standards the athletes need to achieve during the set time standards for the 2024 Paris Games.

There will be two ways for the athletes to qualify for the Games. To determine the qualification, the French system has been followed. 50% of the athletes can qualify through the entry standards, whereas the remaining 50% of the athletes can qualify based on the world rankings. The French qualification system has been approved by the World Athletics Council.

The Paris 2024 Olympics will have a total of 48 athletic events, including 23 women’s events and 23 men’s events. The two mixed events will be the 4×400-meter mixed relay and the 35km mixed team race walk.

The qualification and ranking period for the 10,000m, combined events, race walks, and relays will be from December 31, 2022 to June 30, 2024. For all other events except the marathon, the qualification and ranking period will be from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024.

For the marathon, the qualification period will be from November 1, 2022 to April 30, 2024. Regarding marathons, any athlete ranked higher than the 65th ranked athlete on the filtered Quota place “Road to Paris” list on January 30, 2024 will be considered qualified, according to the press release by World Athletics.

Athletics - Olympics: Day 15
Men Event Women
10.00 100 m 11.07
20.16 200 m 22.57
45.00 400 m 50.95
1:44:70 800m 1:59:30
3:33.50 (3:50.40) 1500m (Mile) 4:02.50 (4:20.90)
13:05.00 5000m 14:52.00
27:00.00 (27:00) 10,000m 30:40.00
13.27 110m Hurdles / 100m Hurdles 12.77
48.70 400m Hurdles 54.85
8:15.00 3000m Steeplechase 9:23.00
2.33 High Jump 1.97
5.82 Pole Vault 4.73
8.27 Long Jump 6.86
17.22 Triple Jump 14.55
21.50 Shot Put 18.80
67.20 Discus Throw 64.50
78.20 Hammer Throw 74.00
85.50 Javelin Throw 64.00
8,460 Decathlon / Heptathlon 6,480
1:20:10 20km Race Walk 1:29:20
2:08:10 Marathon 2:26:50

What are the athletics events at the 2024 Paris Games?

The athletics events at the 2024 Paris will be held from August 2, 20224 to August 11, 2024. The list of events is as follows:

  • 100m (women’s / men’s)
  • 200m (women’s / men’s)
  • 400m (women’s / men’s)
  • 800m (women’s / men’s)
  • 1500m (women’s / men’s)
  • 5000m (women’s / men’s)
  • 10,000m (women’s / men’s)
  • 100m Hurdles (Women’s)
  • 110m Hurdles (Men’s)
  • 400m Hurdles (Women’s / Men’s)
  • 3000m Steeplechase (Women’s / Men’s)
  • 4 x 100m Relay (Women’s / Men’s)
  • 4 x 400m Relay (Women’s / Men’s / Mixed)
  • High Jump (Women’s / Men’s)
  • Pole Vault (Women’s / Men’s)
  • Long Jump (Women’s / Men’s)
  • Triple Jump (Women’s / Men’s)
  • Shot Put (Women’s / Men’s)
  • Discus Throw (Women’s / Men’s)
  • Hammer Throw (Women’s / Men’s)
  • Javelin Throw (Women’s / Men’s)
  • Heptathlon (Women’s)
  • Decathlon (men’s)
  • 20km Race Walk (Women’s / Men’s)
  • 35km Team Race Walk (mixed)
  • Marathon (women’s / men’s): last weekend of the Olympic Games

Maximum number of athletes per event

The maximum number of athletes per athletics event at the 2024 Olympics is mentioned below.

Men Event Women
56 100 m 56
48 200 m 48
48 400 m 48
48 800m 48
45 1500m 45
42 5000m 42
27 10,000m 27
40 110m Hurdles / 100m Hurdles 40
40 400m Hurdles 40
36 3000m Steeplechase 36
32 High Jump 32
32 Pole Vault 32
32 Long Jump 32
32 Triple Jump 32
32 Shot Put 32
32 Discus Throw 32
32 Hammer Throw 32
32 Javelin Throw 32
24 Decathlon / Heptathlon 24
48 20km Race Walk 48
80 Marathon 80

For the men’s 4x100m relay and 4x400m meter relay, a total of 16 teams will be allowed to compete. For the Women’s 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay, a total of 16 teams will compete.

For mixed events, 16 teams can compete in the 4×400-meter mixed relay and 25 teams can compete in the 35km mixed team race walk.

Team Poland celebrates after winning the gold medal in the 4x400m Relay Mixed Final on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Quick Links

More from Sportskeeda


.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button