World Athletics to introduce repechage round at 2024 Paris Olympics


World Athletics will introduce a repechage round in individual track events from 200 metres to 1500m at the Paris 2024 Games, the global governing body for athletics said on Monday.

The repechage round takes place after the initial qualifying rounds, and gives athletes who have failed to make the cut for the later rounds of an event a second chance at qualification.

It is already a part of the format of other Olympic sports like wrestling and taekwondo.

The introduction of a repechage round – rubber-stamped by the World Athletics Council – will also apply to hurdles events.

It will not be implemented in the 100m, which already features preliminary heats.