Qualification and points system announced for Paris Olympic Qualifier Series



BEIJING -- 464 athletes will vie for over 150 quota places for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games through the Olympic Qualifier Series, the International Olympic Committee announced on Wednesday.

As the ultimate qualification event to Paris for breaking, sport climbing, BMX freestyle and skateboarding, an equal number of male and female athletes, including 80 break-dancers, 96 boulder & lead climbers and 64 speed climbers, 48 BMX cyclists, 88 park and 88 street skateboarders, will compete in the Olympic Qualifier Series in Shanghai on May 16-19 and Budapest on June 20-23, respectively.

81 Olympians, including 18 Olympic medalists from Tokyo 2020, are among the list, such as skateboarding street gold medalist Yuto Horigome of Japan and BMX freestyle gold medalist Logan Martin of Australia.

A total of 158 quota places for Paris 2024 will be allocated following the Series in accordance with the relevant qualification systems, with relative International Federations being responsible for determining the rules related to the points system of their sports.

BMX freestyle, sport climbing, and breaking athletes will compete for up to 50 points at each of the two stops, adding up to a maximum possible total of 100 points per athlete.

The points system for skateboarding is divided into three parts: 1/3 of the points are allocated from previous competitions, 1/3 of the points each are up for grabs in Shanghai and Budapest.

The final ranking of the combined points will determine the quota places, with 20 in breaking, 24 in boulder & lead and 14 in speed climbing, 12 in BMX freestyle, and 44 in park and 44 in street skating.