Revisions to Rio 2016 Standards


The Athletics Canada National Team Committee unanimously accepted the recently amended International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) standards except in the case of the marathon and race walking. The new standards will apply to both past and future performances within the qualification window.

New IAAF Rio standards accepted by Athletics Canada

Women’s 400m: 52.50

Women’s 800m: 2:01.50

Men’s 800m: 1:46.00

Women’s 1500m: 4:07.00

Men’s 1500m: 3:36.20

Women’s 5000m: 15:24.00

Men’s 3000m steeplechase: 8:30.00

Women’s high jump: 1.93m

Women’s triple jump: 14.15m

Men’s triple jump: 16.85m

Women’s shot put: 17.75m

Men’s discus: 65.00m

Men’s hammer: 77.00m

With the new standards in place, the following Canadian athletes have achieved the necessary Rio qualification standard retroactively:

Jessica Smith, 800m, 2:01.07, June 14, 2015

Sheila Reid, 1500m, 4:06.97, September 6, 2015

Nicole Sifuentes, 1500m, 4:06.82, June 21, 2015

The table of new standards can be found here, the full 2016 Olympic Games Selection Criteria will be updated soon to reflect these changes.