Short track speed skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics – Qualification

The following is about the qualification rules and the quota allocation for the short track speed skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Qualification rulesEdit

A total quota of 112 athletes are allowed to compete at the Games (56 men and 56 women). Countries are assigned quotas based on their performance during the 2021–22 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup. Each nation is permitted to enter a maximum of four athletes per gender if it qualified a relay team and three if it did not. If, in a specific gender, the NOC has qualified eight individual starting places (i.e. 3 in the 500m, 3 in the 1000m, 2 in the 1500m) then they are allowed a maximum of five. Hosts China are guaranteed a quota of one entry per race for a total of eight athletes.[1] There are a maximum of thirty-two qualifiers for the 500m and 1000m events; thirty-six for the 1500m events; eight for the men's and women's relays; and twelve for the mixed relay.

Additional quota's for the mixed team relayEdit

If there are not twelve NOCs with both two male and two female quotas, and if the maximum allocation limit of 112 has not been reached, then NOCs may receive a maximum of one quota to become eligible for this race. These quotas will be given out in order of the NOCs ranking in the world cup standings until there are twelve qualified teams.[1]

Allocation of remaining quotasEdit

If the maximum of 112 has not been reached after fulfilling all the above qualification than the remaining quotas will be distributed to NOCs qualified in a relay event that have also qualified seven individual starting places in that specific gender. Following that, if there is still remaining quotas, they will be available to any nation that has qualified four athletes in a gender, with priority given to the rankings in the relay standings.[1]

Quota allocationEdit

The ISU announced the complete breakdown of allocations on 9 December, 2021,[2] and the final list after reallocations on January 24, 2022.[3]

Nation Men Women Mixed Athletes
500m 1000m 1500m Relay 500m 1000m 1500m Relay
  Australia 1 1 1
  Belgium 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
  Canada 3 2 3 X 3 3 3 X X 10
  China 3 3 3 X 3 3 3 X X 10
  Croatia 1 1 1
  Czech Republic 1 1 1
  France 2 2 2 2 2 2 X 4
  Germany 1 1
  Great Britain 2 1 1 1 1 3
  Hong Kong 1 1
  Hungary 3 3 3 X 2 2 2 X 7
  Israel 1 1 1 1
  Italy 2 2 3 X[a] 3 2 3 X X 10
  Japan 2 2 3 X 1 3 3 X 7
  Kazakhstan 3 1 2 1 1 X[b] 5
  Latvia 1 1 2 2
  Netherlands 3 3 3 X 3 3 3 X X 10
  Poland 1 3 2 2 X X[c] 6
  ROC 2 2 3 X[a] 3 3 3 X X 10
  South Korea 2 3 3 X 2 3 3 X X 10
  Turkey 1 1
  Ukraine 1 1 2
  United States 1 2 2 3 3 2 X X 7
Total: 23 NOCs 32 32 36 8 32 32 36 8 12 112
(58 men/54 women)
  1. ^ a b The NOC receives an additional male quota according to the D.4.1 on isu communication 2407.
  2. ^ The NOC receives an additional female quota to compete in the mixed relay according to the D.3.2 on isu communication 2407.
  3. ^ The NOC receives an additional male quota to compete in the mixed relay according to the D.3.2 on isu communication 2407.

RelaysEdit

Nations could compete in four world cup races, and are ranked by their three best scores. The top eight men's and women's teams qualify while the top twelve mixed teams qualify.[4]

Final standings

Mixed teamEdit

Criteria NOC
2 qualified men and women   China
  Netherlands
  Hungary
  ROC
  Canada
  South Korea
  Italy
  France
  Japan
  United States
Receives an extra quota to compete in the mixed team relay   Kazakhstan
  Poland
Needs more than 1 quota   Belgium[b]
  Croatia
  Belarus
  Germany
  Great Britain
  Ukraine
  Czech Republic
  Bulgaria
  1. ^ The NOC receives an additional male quota according to the D.4.1 on isu communication 2407.
  2. ^ The NOC were initially ranked 10th in the Mixed Team Relay SOQC but due to the limitation of extra quota per NOC it has been disqualified. Instead, Kazakhstan and Poland receives an additional female and male quota respectively and are qualified for the event. They were ranked 12th and 13th in the SOQC.

Individual distancesEdit

The first placed racer (per NOC) is ranked based on the three best world cup results, out of four, for each race. This means that multiple skaters could have a part in that ranking. The second and third best were ranked in the same way. For the 500m and 1000m the top 32 qualify, and for the 1500m the top 36 qualify. The next best six nations for each race are shown.

     Indicates the second best qualifier for a nation
     Indicates the third best qualifier for a nation

Final standings after four of four races.[5]

Men'sEdit

Women'sEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Qualification Systems for XXIV Olympic Winter Games, Beijing 2022" (PDF). International Skating Union. Retrieved 31 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Communication 2442: XXIV Olympic Winter Games 2022 Beijing Qualified quota places Short Track Speed Skating". International Skating Union. 9 December 2021. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Communication No. 2452: XXIV Olympic Winter Games 2022 Beijing". International Skating Union. 24 January 2022. Retrieved 25 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Special Olympic Qualifying Classification, Beijing 2022". www.isu.org/. International Skating Union. Retrieved 16 December 2021.
  5. ^ "Special Olympic Qualifying Classification, Beijing 2022". International Skating Union. 9 December 2021. Retrieved 11 December 2021.