ANOC publishes ANOC World Beach Games Qualification Systems for Seven Core Sports

ANOC today published the ANOC World Beach Games 2023 Qualification Systems for Aquathlon, Beach Handball, Beach Soccer, Beach Tennis, Beach Wrestling, Karate and Open Water Swimming.

The Qualification Systems, which can be found here, have been developed in consultation with the respective International Federations and have been designed to ensure the world’s best athletes compete in Bali in 2023.

Across the different sports, there will be qualification places via World Ranking points, World Championships and Continental Qualification events to ensure universal and truly global representation at the Games.

For some athletes, the opportunity to qualify for the ANOC World Beach Games begins this month.

In Beach Handball this month’s World Championships in Crete, Greece will see five men’s and five women’s teams qualify for the Games, with the remaining teams qualifying via Continental Championships.

The 5km Open Swim event at the FINA World Championships in Budapest this month provides the qualification pathway for the Open Water Swimmers.

In Beach Wrestling, the eight highest ranked athletes per weight category of the Beach Wrestling World Series Ranking as of 19 June 2023 will earn one quota place for their NOC. The first event giving points will be held in Saint-Laurent-du-Var Beach Wrestling World Series on 1-2 July.

In Aquathlon, athletes will have until 15 May 2023 to impress, as the 20 highest ranked athletes, on the World Triathlon Aquathlon Ranking at that time will be allocated one quota place for their NOC.

The primary way to qualify in Beach Soccer will be through the Continental Qualification Tournaments held between 1 July 2022 and 2 July 2023.

The World Ranking of the 5 June 2023 will determine the entries for Beach Tennis.

In Karate, qualification places will be awarded to the highest ranked athletes from last year’s World Championships, this year’s Continental Championships and the WKF Kata Rankings as of 12 June 2023.

The Qualification Systems for the remaining mandatory sports (Beach Volleyball 4×4, Beach Waterpolo, Sailing Kiteboarding Expression) and the optional sports will be released in the upcoming weeks and months.

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