Out of the athletes who made minimums within the deadline, which ended last Friday, Dulce Félix, with the qualification for the marathon, is not participating due to injury.

The case of the ‘ranked’ play-offs will be analysed by the IAAF between the 12 and 16 September. Besides Liliana Cá, who has continued to train, there are two athletes who still have some hope, because they are three places below the ‘cut off line’ - they are Vera Barbosa, at 400m hurdles, and Tsanko Arnaudov, in weights.

Portugal was only repr-esented by 15 or fewer athletes in Moscow2013 (12), Paris2003 (14) and Hels-inki1983, in the first edition of the World Cup (11).