The IPC has released a major update to the Tokyo 2020 Qualification Regulations. There is an important update in the Sitting Volleyball section (pages 129-132).
The change is the following:
To be eligible for selection by an NPC, athletes must:
- have played in at least one international, sanctioned World ParaVolley Sitting competition between 1 January 2018 and 30 April 2020; and
- be internationally classified with a ‘Confirmed’ sport class status or a ‘Review’ sport class status with a review date after 31 December 2020.”
“To be eligible for selection by an NPC, athletes must: … have played in at least one international, sanctioned World ParaVolley Sitting competition between 1 January 2018 and 31 March 2020…”
This change only relates to the end date and better serves the needs of the athletes.
The additional advantage of this change is that athletes can attend the World Cup in April and address classification issues, including classification of new athletes and classification of athletes with sport class status “Review”. This will benefit athletes and all teams and keeps our principles in line with several previous Paralympic Games.