Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) in conjunction with Badminton Scotland, Scottish Volleyball, Weightlifting Scotland and sportscotland Institute of Sport has confirmed today the sports specific selection standards required for nomination to Team Scotland for the 2022 Commonwealth Games for the sports of Badminton, Beach Volleyball and Weightlifting & Para-Powerlifting. These are in addition to the criteria laid down in the General Selection Policy published in January 2020.
This means ten sports have now agreed the sport specific standards required for athletes to put themselves in the frame for competing at Birmingham 2022.
Badminton competition at Birmingham 2022 will see players compete for medals in Men’s and Women’s Singles, Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles and a Team Event. The selection window will run from 1 March 2021 until 5 May 2022 and qualification to Team Scotland will be based on world ranking position or on head to head results against suitably ranked opposition.
Beach Volleyball returns after making its Commonwealth Games debut at Gold Coast 2018, both Scottish pairs finishing 5th. The selection period will be from 1st March 2021 – 31st March 2022 with teams qualifying to the Games as either one of the five top ranked Commonwealth nations (Direct Qualification) or as the winners of a designated regional event (Continental Qualification).
The Birmingham 2022 Weightlifting competition will take place across eight weight categories for men and eight for women, with a maximum entry of one athlete per country in each category. Entry to the Games will be by named athlete invitation from the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) based on competition results during the selection period of 1 January 2021 to 14 February 2022.
Para-Powerlifting will feature Heavyweight and Lightweight events for both men and women with up to two competitors per country per event. Invitations will be issued to named athletes by the CGF based on results from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021. As for all other sports, Weightlifting and Powerlifting athletes who receive a CGF invitation must also demonstrate the ability to finish in the top six at the Games, as laid out in the selection policies, to be considered for nomination to Team Scotland.
The overall Team Scotland selection period detailed in the CGS General Selection Policy is 1 March 2021 to 15 May 2022. This policy, along with the detailed selection standards for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in all sports published to date are available to download at: https://www.teamscotland.scot/games/birmingham-2022/team-selection/
The sport specific selection standards for all 19 sports will be published ahead of the selection window opening on 1 March 2021.