Final qualifications for The World Games 2022

The final criteria for determining regional qualifying spots for The World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, USA have now been decided. Based upon the Orienteering Federation League tables as of January 1, 2022 the following additional national teams have qualified to start in The World Games competitions in Sprint, Middle Distance and Sprint Relay, with 2 Men and 2 Women each.

  • Australia – Oceania region
  • Brazil – South America region
  • Hong Kong – Asia region

With these final qualifications, the starting spots for the 40 Men and 40 Women allowed to participate have now been fully allocated. See a list of which countries and athletes that are qualified on the International World Games Association website

National teams must accept the allocated team and personal spots by making a preliminary named entry as of March 31, 2022.

In addition to these final qualifications the IOF has determined the following 5 Men and 5 Women athletes as reserves in case allocated starting spots should not be used.

Men Women
1. Algirdas Bartekevicíus (LTU) 1. Ana Isabel Toledo (ESP)
2. Timo Sild (EST) 2. Carlotta Scalet (ITA)
3. Riccardo Scalet (ITA) 3. Zsofia Sarkozy (HUN)
4. Eduardo Gil Marcos (ESP) 4. Kristina Ivanova (BUL)
5. Oleksandr Kratov (UKR) 5. Kaste Rutkauskaite (LTU)

For reference here are the full qualification rules for The World Games 2022 and the previous article about TWG 2022 qualifications.