This is need to know info for all SASAPD track and field athletes. Find the different distances and times that athletes will need to achieve for important upcoming events.
At the bottom of the document you will find criteria regarding age categories for all junior and youth athletes.
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SAQ- These are the standards for the 2021 National championships for the physically disabled which will take place in Port Elizabeth. Provisional dates are : 26-31 March 2021. Athletes will need to achieve these to be considered for their provincial team.
TOKYO 2020 High performance standard & minimum entry standard – There are two standards for the upcoming Paralympic Games. Selectors will not look at the minimum standards, they will only take into account the high performance standards.
Athletes will only be considered for the Tokyo Paralympic Games if they have a valid WPA licence for 2021 and carry a confirmed international classification status or an international status on review.
Please note, South Africa only have a certain amount of slots awarded by the WPA for the Games and therefore the team for the Paralympic Games will only be confirmed after the SASCOC selection criteria is considered.
SASAPD asks all athletes to remain positive during this trying time and are awaiting feedback from government on the “Return to Play” plan.
We look forward to being with you all again soon.