2016 Paralympic Qualification
According to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Qualification system:
Qualification slots are allocated to the NPC not to the individual athlete. In case of a Bipartite Commission Invitation (see below), the slot is allocated to the individual athlete not to the NPC.
An NPC can be allocated a maximum of seven (7) male qualification slots and a maximum of six (6) female qualification slots for a total of thirteen (13) qualification slots with a maximum of one (1) slot allowed per medal event.
To be eligible for competition athletes must:
- Have competed in at least one (1) international , sanctioned by IBSA Judo competition between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015; and
- Be internationally classified with a ‘Confirmed’ sport class status or a ‘Review’ sport class status with a review date after December 31, 2016.
An NPC can enter a maximum of one (1) eligible athlete per individual event. NPCs may only enter athletes in medal events in which they have achieved a qualification slot.
The top ranked athlete in each medal event from the 2014 World Championships obtains one (1) qualification spot for their respective NPC.
The top nine (9) ranked male athletes (not otherwise qualified) in each medal event on the IBSA Judo 2015 Men’s World Ranking List closing 31 December 2015 obtain a qualification slot for their respective NPC.
The top five (5) ranked female athletes (not otherwise qualified) in each medal event on the IBSA Judo 2015 Men’s World Ranking List closing 31 December 2015 obtain a qualification slot for their respective NPC.
The host country directly qualifies one (1) athlete in each medal event for which the host country has entered at least one (1) athlete in the 2014 IBSA Judo World Championships. Any unused host country slots will be allocated via the Bipartite Commission Invitation Allocation Method.
One (1) eligible male athlete per medal event will be considered by the IPC and IBSA Judo for a Bipartite qualification slot.
One (1) eligible female athlete per medal event will be considered by the IPC and IBSA Judo for a Bipartite qualification slot.
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has approved the selection procedures for nominating the athletes and the team officials for the 2016 US Paralympic Judo Team. Download the procedures by clicking the appropriate button below:
Competition Opportunities for 2015
May 8-18, 2015: IBSA World Games. Seoul, South Korea
May 8-18, 2015: International Grand Prix Infraero Judo for Blind and Visually Impaired AND Training Camp. Sao Paulo, Brazil
2015 Parapan American Games
Please download and review the document below for the 2015 Parapan American Games Qualification System: