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dcro    2,067
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Looks to me he's gonna go for sailing. Smart, considering that just appearing at the continental qualification regatta should be enough for any Ocenian island nation to qualify...

 

Prediction: He is going to be like Swaney of sailing and ignorant media will call him cheater or whatnot.

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Quasit    119
31 minutes ago, dcro said:

Looks to me he's gonna go for sailing. Smart, considering that just appearing at the continental qualification regatta should be enough for any Ocenian island nation to qualify...

 

Prediction: He is going to be like Swaney of sailing and ignorant media will call him cheater or whatnot.

At least I feel he really likes the attention he's getting. :d

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dcro    2,067
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Interestingly he said that he might go for more than one sport. Let's go crazy and take a look in which all sports he could possibly compete if he aims to take part in as many as possible. :d

 

Universality sports

Athletics - almost any individual event if selected by Tongan NOC

Swimming - any individual event if selected by Tongan NOC

 

Easily achievable continental qualification

Judo - Just participating at couple of qualification events should be enough for an Oceanian continental place.

Sailing - Just participating at a qualification regatta likely enough for Finn, RS:X, 470, 49er and Nacra. Might face a couple of nations in Laser.

Taekwondo - Already qualified there for Rio. Should be easy enough if Australia doesn't choose that weight.

 

Possible continental qualification

Archery - Could become possible if Australia gets a quota before the continental qualification, however island nations are not that bad here (including Tonga).

Badminton - If Australia again decides to decline men's singles quota, then he could get a continental place. Quite possible, Tonga itself almost qualified for Rio but it turned out that their player didn't have enough international tournaments to be eligible.

Canoeing - Both slalom and sprint are possible, though Oceania does have decent athletes outside of AUS/NZL... I guess C1 (200m or 1000m) in sprint might be the best chance.

Artistic gymnastics - Should be able to qualify through continental qualification event, provided that both AUS/NZL qualify before.

Open water swimming - Could qualify if both AUS/NZL qualify directly and/or decline.

 

Tripartite commission invitation

Boxing, Trampoline, Modern pentathlon, Rowing, Table tennis, Weightlifting, Wrestling (+ Archery, Badminton, Canoeing, Artistic gymnastics, Judo, Sailing, Taekwondo)

 

So it's possible for him to compete in 16 sports. However, he may struggle to reach minimum eligibility in a couple of them (I already excluded shooting for example because reaching MQS there is probably impossible). Also, I don't think Tripartite Commission would be that lenient for this cause. :lol:

 

Anyone wants to suggest this to him and make a complete mockery of the Olympics? @heywoodu perhaps? :p

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JoshMartini007    107

New Zealand also likes to decline quotas which has given Pacific nations spots at the Olympics. I don't mind, you're still better than ~5 million men who live in non-Australia or New Zealand Oceania nations.

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