Skeleton at the 2018 Winter Olympics – Qualification

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The following is the criteria, rules, and standings for qualification for the Skeleton competitions at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[1]

Qualification rules[edit]

A maximum of 50 quota spots are available to athletes to compete at the games. A maximum 30 men and 20 women may qualify. The qualification is based on the combined rankings (across all four tours) of 14 January 2018 (after the seventh World Cup event of the season, in St. Moritz). Competitors must compete in five different races on three different tracks during the 2016/17 season or 2017/18 season. Males must be in the top 60 of the world rankings, while women need to be in the top 45, after eliminating non-quota-earning competitors from countries that have earned their maximum quota. Each continent (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania) and the hosts are allowed to enter a competitor provided they meet the above standard. If any of these automatic places are unfilled, they will be reallocated to unrepresented countries with qualified competitors in order of ranking. Thirty men will be allowed to compete (maximum of three NOCs with three and six NOCs with two). Twenty women will be allowed to compete (maximum of two NOCs with three, four NOCs with two).

Qualification timeline[edit]

Races from October 15, 2017 until January 14, 2018 will apply to qualification for the Olympics. In general this means that the Olympic field is established by using the first seven world cup races of the 2017-18 season, but also includes results from Intercontinental, Europe, and America cup races. Four competitors will then be allocated in both competitions, first for the host (if not already qualified), and then for continents not previously represented. If a nation refuses a quota it will be reallocated. Unused or reallocated spots will be filled by January 19, 2018 by nations not previously entered.

Quota allocation[edit]

The following summary is a break down of Olympic qualification based on the IBSF rankings and adjustments, following reallocation.[2][3] Numbers beside the nation indicate the rank of the sled that establishes the NOC's number of qualifiers.

Final summary[edit]

Nations Men Women Athletes
 Australia 1 1 2
 Austria 1 1 2
 Belgium 0 1 1
 Canada 3 3 6
 China 1 0 1
 Germany 3 3 6
 Ghana 1 0 1
 Great Britain 2 2 4
 Israel 1 0 1
 Italy 1 0 1
 Jamaica 1 0 1
 Japan 2 1 3
 Latvia 2 1 3
 Netherlands 0 1 1
 New Zealand 1 0 1
 Nigeria 0 1 1
 Norway 1 0 1
 Olympic Athletes from Russia 2 0 2
 Romania 1 1 2
 South Korea 2 1 3
 Switzerland 0 1 1
 Ukraine 1 0 1
 United States 2 2 4
Total: 23 NOCs 30 20 50

Men[edit]

Final rankings by nation.[4]

Sleds qualified Countries Athletes total Nation
3 2 6  Germany 7
 Olympic Athletes from Russia 14
 Canada 23
2 6 12  Latvia 4
 Olympic Athletes from Russia 93
 United States 16
 Great Britain 20
 South Korea 22
 Japan 44
 Austria 451
1 11 11  Austria 111
 New Zealand 18
 China 27
 Spain 31
 Australia 34
 Switzerland 391
 Italy 42
 Romania 43
 Ukraine 46
 Norway 601
 Israel 611
 Jamaica 793
 Ghana 992
30 19 30
  1. ^ Switzerland and Austria declined one quota each. Norway and Israel accepted reallocations.
  2. ^ Qualified as continental representative for Africa.
  3. ^ Olympic Athletes From Russia were permitted to enter only 2 spots (Nikita Tregubov and Vladislav Marchenkov) and excluded Alexander Tretiatov. This spot was reallocated to Jamaica.[3]

Women[edit]

Final rankings by nation.[5]

Sleds qualified Countries Athletes total Nation
3 2 6  Canada 7
 Germany 8
2 2 4  Great Britain 13
 Olympic Athletes from Russia 165
 United States 18
 Netherlands 221
1 10 10  Austria 9
 Latvia 11
 Belgium 12
 Netherlands 141
 Switzerland 151
 Australia 202
 South Korea 323
 Japan 365
 Romania 415
 Nigeria 714
20 12 20
  1. ^ Nethelands accepted one quota place but declined the second quota which was accepted by Switzerland
  2. ^ Australia qualified as a continental representative.
  3. ^ South Korea qualified as the host.
  4. ^ Nigeria qualified as a continental representative through the application of IBSF rule 4.1.
  5. ^ Olympic Athletes From Russia were not permitted to enter any women. These spots were reallocated to Romania and Japan.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXIII Olympic Winter Games, PyeonChang 2018" (PDF). International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  2. ^ "IBSF publishes Olympic list". International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Skeleton – Participation" (PDF). www.ibsf.org. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Quota Allocation PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games 2018 - Men's Skeleton - IBSF 14 January 2018" (PDF). www.ibsf.org. International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF). 15 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Quota Allocation PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games 2018 - Women's Skeleton - IBSF 14 January 2018" (PDF). www.ibsf.org. International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF). 15 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.