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Rio Olympic Qualification Opens May 1st

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The Ghana Athletics Association will like to inform athletes and coaches that qualification for the Rio Olympic Games officially begun on 1 May, and will close on July 11, 2016

The Ghana Athletics Association will like to inform athletes and coaches that qualification for the Rio Olympic Games officially begun on 1 May, and will close on July 11, 2016

1st May, 2015:

The Ghana Athletics Association will like to inform athletes and coaches that qualification for the Rio Olympic Games officially begun on 1 May, and will close on July 11, 2016

For each major international track and field event such as the Olympic Games or world championships, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) creates a list of entry standards that athletes must have achieved to be eligible to compete in each event.

Those standards for Rio 2016 were approved on April 15. Here is a sampling of the times required in the individual running events:
Women:
100m – 11.32
200m – 23.20
400m – 52.00
800m – 2:01.00
1500m – 4:06.00
5000m – 15:20.00
10,000m – 32:15.00
Marathon – 2:42:00
3000m Steeplechase – 9:45.00
100m Hurdles – 13.00
400m Hurdles – 56.20
Men:
100m – 10.16
200m – 20.50
400m – 45.40
800m – 1:45.80
1500m – 3:36.00
5000m – 13:25.00
10,000m – 28:00.00
Marathon – 2:17:00
3000m Steeplechase – 8:28.00
110m Hurdles – 13.47
400m Hurdles – 49.40
NOTE: The GAA will publish its own list of entry standards for the 2016 season in January, 2016.


Source: Ghana Athletics Association (GAA)

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