Not the same for all wrote:
How about every country that has over 5 qualifiers prior to the trials can send their top 3 at the trials whether they hit the standard or not?
That would only include Japan and USA.
The purpose of the restricted standards is to limit the field size. Japan and USA already have more than the allotted qualifiers.
Not exactly. The purpose of the new system encourages qualifying by ranking with a tougher automatic time standard. It's not meant to be tougher, at least not as tough as the automatic standards imply.