Remember that athletes had to “participate” (weighing in, and being available for drug testing counts as participating) in a minimum of 6 competitions. One of these participations had to be done in one of the three 6 month periods. The third and final 6 month period is from November 2019 to April 2020.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic it’s is totally reckless (and by now also impossible for most) to require athletes to travel around the world, just to step on a scale.
The IWF Executive Board agreed not to extend the Qualification Period and has submitted a modified Olympic Qualification System to the IOC for approval.
The third qualification trimester will end on March 31st.
I was being told that one proposal was not require a 6th competition, but instead they will count an athletes entry for a sixth event towards their olympic qualification.
Once the IWF makes this public, I will update this post.
What it means for athletes: if your federation had previously entered you for a competition in the third trimester (i.e. one of the continental championships for example), this will count as a competition.
What about the ROBI Points Score?
How exactly they will count the robi points, has yet to be announced.
We will update the ATG Guide to Olympic Qualification as soon as they release the info.