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Qualifying Standards

Men Event Women
10.64 100m 11.96
21.55 200m 24.56
47.95 400m 55.25
1:51.00 800m 2:09.10
3:48.00 1500m 4:28.00
  3000m 9:35.00
14:15.00 / 8:15.00 (3000m) 5000m 16:40.00
31:30.00 10,000m  
9:10.00 3000m SC 11:00.00
  100mH 14.20
14.64 (1.067m) or 14.24 (0.995m) 110mH  
53.34 400mH 60.75
44:20.00 10,000m RW 51:00.00
No standard 4x100 Relay No standard
No standard 4x400 Relay No standard
  Heptathlon 5150
6875 (1.067m; 7.26kg SP; 2kg DT)
or 7090 (0.995m; 6kg SP; 1.75kg DT)
2.15 High Jump 1.80
5.00 Pole Vault 3.95
7.55 Long Jump 6.10
15.60 Triple Jump 12.90
18.00 (6kg) or 16.30 (7.26kg) Shot Put 14.50
55.00 (1.75kg) or 51.50 (2kg) Discus 47.50
66.20 (6kg) or 60.20 (7.26kg) Hammer 56.00
66.50 Javelin 49.00


  • A maximum of two athletes from any one Member can compete in each event (with the exception of the Relays).
  • Three athletes can initially be entered per event, provided each has achieved the Entry Standard, but only two will be allowed to compete.
  • Members who have no male and/or no female qualified athletes whom they wish to enter may enter one unqualified male athlete and/or one unqualified female athlete in one event of the Championships (except the Combined Events, 10,000m,3000m Steeplechase and 5000m Women).
  • Member Federations who have no male and/or no female qualified athlete but whose best athlete excels in a field event, may submit to the IAAF, by the time of the Preliminary Entry deadline, the name(s) of their athlete(s) plus performance(s) they would like to enter in the field events. The Technical Delegates will make the final decision and, to do so, may seek the opinion of the relevant Area Association.
  • If the host country of the World Championships does not have an athlete qualified in an event, it may enter one athlete in these events regardless of any entry standard.


  • All performances must be achieved during the period of October 1, 2011 to the end of the individual athletes event at the 2012 USA Junior Outdoor Championships. Please note that the Final Entries deadline remains three Mondays before the first day of competition, i.e. 25 June 2012.
  • All performances must be achieved during an official competition organized in conformity with IAAF Rules.
  • All performances must be achieved during competitions organized or sanctioned by the IAAF, its Area Associations or its Member Federations. Thus, results achieved at school competitions must be certified by the Member Federation of the country in which the competition was organized.
  • Performances achieved in mixed events (between male and female participants), held completely in the stadium, may be accepted under specific circumstances and conditions (see Rule 147).
  • Wind assisted performances (over 2m/sec) will not be accepted.
  • Indoor performances will be accepted.
  • Hand-timed performances for events up to and including 800m will not be accepted.
  • For Race Walks, road performances will be accepted.
  • For the running events of 200m and over, performances achieved on over-sized tracks will not be accepted.

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