A quick questiona bout swimmers

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  1. A quick questiona bout swimmers
    petter12maria

    petter12maria New Member


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    In watching the Olympic trials, it's just the top 2 qualifiers in each final who move on to Rio. I thought it was always the top 3. Is my memory faulty or did something change?
     
       
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    SoCalN8tiv Junior Member


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    Yes, the days of qualifying three swimmers in one event is gone. There is also the potential for only qualifying one swimmer if they don't meet the imposed set qualifying times. Not to worry, other socialistic caps and exceptions have been put in place under the "Universality" rule for placement & participation.

    LAUSANNE – FINA has announced the 2016 Olympic Qualifying Time Standards, both A and B cuts, for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

    The qualifying period runs from March 1, 2015 through July 3, 2016 at FINA Approved Events.

    As a refresher on qualifying, for a country to qualify two swimmers in an event, both swimmers must beat the designated A cut time.

    Otherwise, a country will be held to just one swimmer in the event if one meets the B cut, or is brought in on a “Universality” placement up to 900 total athletes. Each team will be limited to a maximum of 26 men and 26 women.

    Additionally, no new events have been added to the schedule as some in the swimming community have previously hoped. No stroke 50s and no mixed relays. The standard six relays will still be on the schedule with the men’s and women’s 400-meter free, 800-meter free and 400-meter medleys on the docket with each relay being capped at 16 countries.
    https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/2016-olympic-qualifying-time-standards/
     
  3. Georgetirebiter IV

    Georgetirebiter IV Points Member


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    It was changed from 3 to 2 a long time ago. In the 80’s.
     
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    Correct! As I recall, the change was made because the good old USA would take first, second, and third very often back then. I assume they wanted to spread the medals, EVEN THOUGH our third, and fourth best swimmers would have still beat them. Oh well!! Many are called. Few are Trojan!
     

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