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Women's Rugby Sevens Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games



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Basically, Europe had the opportunity to qualify up to six teams, not our fault their best teams can't compete with the best from Oceania/North America

If Canada and USA qualify as top 4, Mexico doesn't auto qualify. The North American spot is added to the reoechage.

The NA qualification tournament will only be held if either or both Canada and the USA fail to qualify among the top 4.

1 hour ago, JoshMartini007 said:

Just as a reminder, South Africa has confirmed they will not be sending a team to the Olympics, so should they win it'll go to the runner-up.

So what's the point of them playing in this tournament? Is it only about women or men too?

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Just now, Vojthas said:

So what's the point of them playing in this tournament? Is it only about women or men too?

 

The men have already qualified through the world series and they will be allowed to compete at the Olympics.

 

The point for the women is for them to qualify to the world series qualifier so they can compete to become a core team. Sadly it does make the entire half of the bracket South Africa is in useless outside of a crazy upset. Depending when South Africa plays their final group game we could see nations trying to fix the bracket.

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4 hours ago, DaniSRB said:

Why South Africa declined quota for women's team but will send both hockey and wp teams to the games? 

South Africa has lowered their strict requirements for qualifying to the Olympics. If a team (or athlete) can show they are competitive then they will accept quotas won during continental qualifiers.

 

For field hockey, they likely used a provision in the qualification document that states nations must rank in the top 20 in order to be considered for a continental reallocation as an argument that the FIH considers a top 20 world ranking as competitive.

 

For water polo, their federation likely used South Africa's performance at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships where the men finished 12th and the women finished 14th as proof they are competitive (even though we all know the truth).

 

Sadly for women's rugby sevens they were unable to place a passable argument. The team failed to qualify as a core team for every world series during this Olympic cycle and the team finished 14th at the 2018 Sevens World Cup and unlike water polo, I imagine the South African Olympic Committee knows more about rugby sevens and whether or not that was a competitive performance.

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10 minutes ago, JoshMartini007 said:

South Africa has lowered their strict requirements for qualifying to the Olympics. If a team (or athlete) can show they are competitive then they will accept quotas won during continental qualifiers.

 

For field hockey, they likely used a provision in the qualification document that states nations must rank in the top 20 in order to be considered for a continental reallocation as an argument that the FIH considers a top 20 world ranking as competitive.

 

For water polo, their federation likely used South Africa's performance at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships where the men finished 12th and the women finished 14th as proof they are competitive (even though we all know the truth).

 

Sadly for women's rugby sevens they were unable to place a passable argument. The team failed to qualify as a core team for every world series during this Olympic cycle and the team finished 14th at the 2018 Sevens World Cup and unlike water polo, I imagine the South African Olympic Committee knows more about rugby sevens and whether or not that was a competitive performance.

Thank you.....pitty for the girls to be let down once again :(

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