Paddle Australia has today released the approved Paris 2024 Nomination and Selection Criteria for Canoe Slalom.
The development of this Olympic policy, has taken over 12 months and is heavily influenced by the limitations and regulations contained in the ICF Olympic Qualification System (OQS).
The introduction of Kayak Cross to the Olympic Games in 2024 presents our sport with an exciting opportunity, but with it comes additional technicalities as we seek to identify the strongest team within the constraints of the OQS.
For the input from an experienced group who supported the Paddle Australia and Australian Olympic Committee consultation, thank you; this was sincerely appreciated.
The draft copy was exchanged with the PA Board before being submitted for final AOC Selection Committee approval, with Paddle Australia officially notified of approval on 18th August 2023.
Senior World Championships Team athletes understand international events identified in 2023 were earmarked as being embedded into the selection process, which culminates into the important qualification process at the Senior World Championships in Lee Valley, London in September 2023; providing an opportunity for early nomination.
The nomination process finalises in February 2024 (at the end of the domestic season) for Kayak/Canoe and June 2024 for Kayak Cross.
The points tally as it currently stands after World Cup 2 can be found HERE.
We take this opportunity to recognise the preparation and commitment that goes into readiness for selection, not only from the athletes themselves but also from coaches, family members, volunteers, and officials whose support is invaluable.
We look forward to supporting our athletes to become the world’s best paddlers and people during their Olympic journey.
For all documents relating to Canoe Slalom Olympic Team and National Team selection, CLICK HERE.