For more information, please visit the Cross Country Canada Para-Nordic website.
IPC 2018 qualification guide:
The IPC 2018 qualification guide has already been published with initial IPC eligibility criteria and information. It holds some general information and timelines as well as specific PN details. https://www.paralympic.org/sites/default/files/document/160530091826287_PyeongChang%2BQG_May2016.pdf
The rest of the qualification criteria comes from the CPC/CCC and will be published by next summer. Attached is the qualification process from Sochi FYI. The process will not change much for the 2018 Games.1. CPC/CCC Schedule A – General qualification criteria and info based largely upon IPC requirements. (attached)2. CPC/CCC Schedule B – Specific CCC Internal Selection Criteria (attached)3. Final ranking list (attached).As a quick summary– Athletes must be IPC licensed both 2016-17 and 2017-18– Athletes must be IPC classified– To get our quota the IPC looks at athlete results of over 180 IPCNS points from 2016-17 IPCNS competitions. So the more athletes we have racing IPCNS WC this year the better.– Judging by who we have in the system to earn IPCNS points this year the Quota will likely be somewhere around 7-8 males and 3 females.– If we have more athletes for games than our quota the athletes will be ranked by the end of January 2018 to make selections up to the quota.– Rankings will be based upon the single best race in the qualifying period – distance races will count for more in the ranking than Sprint races. This is because there is only one sprint race at Games and because of the nature of the Sprint race format which does not encourage fast qualifying times.– Qualifying results for ranking are from IPCNS WC/WCH races in both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 season.
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