Classification for Paris 2024 Olympic Games

The classification system for participating in the golf tournament at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, established by the International Golf Federation, is approaching its final stages

by Andrea Gussoni
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Classification for Paris 2024 Olympic Games
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The classification system for participating in the golf tournament at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, established by the International Golf Federation, is approaching its final stages. Similar to the editions in Rio de Janeiro 2016 and Tokyo 2020, participation is limited to 60 golfers, both male and female, who will compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals through a 72-hole stroke play competition over four days.

The men's event will be held from August 1st to 4th, while the women's tournament will take place from August 7th to 10th, both at Le Golf National, located near the town of Versailles. These 60 spots available in each category are allocated through the Olympic Golf Ranking (OGR), which is published on the International Golf Federation (IGF) website, based on the World Golf Ranking as follows:

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The top 15 players in the Olympic Golf Ranking, both male and female, as of June 17th (men) and June 24th, 2024 (women), qualify directly to participate in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, with the exception that no more than 4 golfers from the same country can be within that Top 15.

The remaining spots are filled from 16th place onwards, with a maximum of 2 golfers per country for those who do not have more than 2 representatives within the Top 15. The host country, France, is guaranteed at least one representative in each of the male and female categories if it does not have any rights based on its position within the respective Official World Rankings.

Likewise, the presence of at least one representative from each of the five continents of the Olympic Movement (Africa, America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania) is guaranteed in both the men's and women's events if they do not qualify through the aforementioned Official World Ranking.

The golf Olympic qualification period runs from June 13, 2022, to June 17, 2024 (men), and from June 20, 2022, to June 24, 2024 (women). The Olympic Golf Ranking OGR is published weekly on the International Golf Federation website, www.internationalgolffederation.org.

Jon Rahm seems poised to finally compete in the Olympics in Paris 2024 Doug DeFelice / AP/LaPresse Four Spanish representatives still to be determined Based on this criteria, Spain currently holds four spots in the Olympic golf tournament, two in each category.

Jon Rahm and Pablo Larrazábal currently occupy Spain's first two assigned spots in the provisional men's participant list. The Basque golfer currently ranks third in the Olympic Ranking based on his third position in the World Ranking.

Meanwhile, the Barcelona native is currently placed 34th in the Olympic Ranking, resulting from his 104th position in the World Ranking. The following Spanish golfers listed, subject to any incidents or future changes in position from now until June 17, 2024, are Jorge Campillo (109th in the World Ranking), Adrián Otaegui (118th), Nacho Elvira (240th), David Puig (245th), and Alejandro del Rey (250th).

In the women's category, the positions are more defined, with Carlota Ciganda and Azahara Muñoz once again having the best chances of representing Spain. This week, the Navarrese and Malaga natives hold the 23rd and 31st positions in the Olympic Ranking based on their 29th and 80th positions in the World Ranking.

The following players currently have options to secure an Olympic spot: Ana Peláez (110th in the World Ranking), Nuria Iturrioz (161st), and Carmen Alonso (248th).

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