IAAF sets steep 2020 qualifying standards

Atheletes like Botlogetswe face a tough test in their bid to qualify for the next year's Olympics PIC: PRESS PHOTO
Atheletes like Botlogetswe face a tough test in their bid to qualify for the next year's Olympics PIC: PRESS PHOTO

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has approved a new Olympic qualification system for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

However, the new qualifying standards are seen as way too tough.

The qualification window has been extended by two months for most events, which would see the start period brought forward to May 1, 2019 instead of July 1.

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