How to Punch-Your-Ticket to the Rio Games

So here's what we've found in terms of how one qualifys for this summer's Olympic Games in Rio. The IAAF has decided that they will repeat 2015's two-standard system in 2016. So here's hoping the USATF does not muck-it-up again, but we're not holding our breath on that one. Let's us know what we've missed.

Here's our source:
QUALIFICATION SYSTEM – GAMES OF THE XXXI OLYMPIAD – RIO 2016

Here's the list as figured out by this guy. This page tries to provide a list of qualified athletes following the IAAF Qualification System for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro:
Road to Rio

Here's a screen shot of what we assume is the key text for throwers:



Qualification process:

An athlete can qualify in one of two ways:

• Achieve the entry standard within the qualification period
• Be invited by the IAAF as the best ranked athlete(s) at the end of the qualification period to fill the remaining quota places by event, and respecting the maximum quota per NOC per event.

For this purpose, for each individual event, the IAAF shall publish, on 12 July 2016, specific IAAF World Ranking Lists for Olympic Games Qualification with the athletes who have achieved the best performances in the respective qualification periods.

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  • I AM NOT HIGH STANDARDS FOR CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS. I KNOW ALL ABOUT FIELD BEING TOO BIG ECT. SHOT STANDARD TO ME IS GOOD FOR MEN AND WOMEN. DISCUS TO ME IS HIGH FOR THE MALE DISCUS IF YOU USE THE LAST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AS AN EXAMPLE. BUT THAT'S MY FEELINGS/ JUST LIKE GIVING ONLY THREE THROWS FOR REGIONAL THROWERS BY THE NCAA. WHAT'S THE HURRY???? I FEEL ITS A TERRIBLE WAY TO TREAT ATHLETES THAT WORK THEIR TAIL OFF AND CUT THE COMPETITION SHORT. TAKING 18 TO THE FINIALS WITH 12 TO QUALIFY WOULD BE MUXH BETTER AND TAKE LESS THAN AN HOUR.
    BUT THE THROWS DON'T GET ANY RESPECT FROM HIGH SCHOOL ON UP. EVEN "TRACK TOWN" HAS THE HAMMER OUTSIDE THE STADIUM !!!! OK THEY ARE CHANGING FOR THE WORLDS BUT ITS OUTSIDE NOW FOR THE TRIALS !!!!!!!!??? AT SOME COLLEGES THE THROWING AREA IS AS MUCH A MILE AWAY FROM THE TRACK!!! TV COVERAGES OF THE THROWS IS TERRIBLE ,AS WELL AS OTHER FIELD EVENTS BUT WE LEAD THE FIELD OF BEING IGNORED, SHOW EVERY LAP OF THE 10000 METERS BUT NOT ONE HAMMER OR JAVELIN OR DICUS THROW. WELL I AM SURE YOU ALL KNOW THIS !! AND NOW THEY WANT TO DROP THE THROWS ALL TOGETHER. GLAD IAM OLD AND WON'T LIVE TO SEE IT I HOPE !!!!!

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