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PASA announces Qualification System for Lima 2019 Pan American Games

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During the 2017 ISA World Surfing Games held in Biarritz, France, past may, the Executive Board of the International Surfing Association (ISA) approved the Qualification System for Lima 2019 Pan American Games, as previously approved by the PASA Assembly in Lima, last October 2016.

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Punta Rocas, Peru. Photo: ISA / Rommel Gonzales

This Rulebook establishes the system with which PASA Member Nations will be able to qualify their athletes to one spot of the Surfing disciplines of Lima 2019.

PASA President, Karin Sierralta, said,

This is a great moment for Surfing in our continent. We thank the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) and Lima 2019 Organizing Committee for the opportunity to our member nations to be able to prepare for Tokyo 2020 in the biggest sporting event of the Americas.”

The system that we introduce today was made with the objective to give all our member nations the same opportunity to qualify and also to have the largest amount of participant countries in Lima 2019, an event that also will be a qualifier for Tokyo 2020. These details will be published by the ISA in following days.”

PASO has approved a total of 88 places for Lima 2019 in the following disciplines:

  • 16 Open Men’s Surf
  • 16 Open Women’s Surf
  • 9 SUP Surf Men’s
  • 9 SUP Surf Women’s
  • 10 SUP Race Men’s
  • 10 SUP Race Women’s
  • 9 Longboard Men’s
  • 9 Longboard Women’s

Based on this PASO resolution, the Qualifying Rules of PASA establishes that the places will be distributed as follows:

Open Surf

In both genders, the following places will be designated:

  • 2 places for the host country
  • 2 places for the first place team in the 2018 PASA Pan American Games Team Ranking
  • 2 places for the second place team in the 2018 PASA Pan American Games Team Ranking
  • 2 places for the 2018 ALAS Latin Tour Champion and runner-up.
  • 2 places for the best placing athletes from the Americas at the 2018 ISA World Surfing Games
  • 6 places for positions 3 to 9 in the 2018 PASA Pan American Games Team Ranking (1 place per country)

Longboard

In both genders, the following places will be designated:

  • 1 place for the host country.
  • 1 place for the best placing athletes from the Americas at the 2018 World Longboard Championship.
  • 7 places for Top 7 Nations according to 2018 PASA Pan American Games Team Ranking (1 place per country)

SUP Surf

In both genders, the following places will be designated:

  • 1 place for the host country.
  • 1 place for the best placing athlete from the Americas at the 2018 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship.
  • 7 places for Top 7 Nations according to 2018 PASA Pan American Games Team Ranking (1 place per country).

SUP Technical Races

In both genders, the following places will be designated:

  • 1 place for the host country.
  • 1 place for the best placing athlete from the Americas at the 2018 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship.
  • 1 place for the best placing athlete from the Americas at the 2018 Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP) World Tour.
  • 7 places for Top 7 Nations according to 2018 PASA Pan American Games Team Ranking (1 place per country).

Athletes who are already qualified through different events will give their place to the following athlete according to PASA Ranking.

In the case of a country has more athletes qualified at other events like ISA, PASA or ALAS, Ranking PASA will be considered the first priority, followed by ISA and finally ALAS Rankings.

Find the full Qualifying Rule Book can be found at the following link: Download

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