The World Skate, the international federation recognized by the IOC, unveiled on Tuesday the classification system of the skateboarding modality for the expected Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020, which will be held one year after the World Roller Games in Barcelona. The system, known as the 'Skateboarding Qualifying System', will create a world ranking and an accessible qualifying route for each skater through the combination of national and continental competitions with top-level international events.
The system, which guarantees the presence of the best skaters on the planet in the WRG Barcelona 2019, will allow the main skaters to have fair opportunities to participate in the next Olympics in Tokyo. In the format, which includes the inclusion of a total of 80 skaters -20 men and 20 women for the respective disciplines of Park and Street-, each National Olympic Committee may register a maximum of three skaters per event.
The qualifying period will be between January 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020 and the selection of skaters will be carried out by World Skate - Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings based on the points won in previous competitions. The top 3 qualified in the events of World Championship of 2020 will automatically qualify for Tokyo.
The skaters already know the different alternatives to get a ticket for the Olympic event of 2020. They will be able to obtain it by obtaining points in national and continental championships, 5 star events, World Skate / SLS Pro Tour events (Street), World Skate Pro events Tour (Park TBA), World Skate Championships / SLS World Championships (Street) and the famous World Skate World Championship (Park TBA). There will be multiple options and a high demand to experience in first person the deserved Olympic premiere of skateboarding.