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MantaRaymarc

Swimming Qualification for Summer Olympic Games 2016

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Nickyc707    7
2 hours ago, MantaRaymarc said:

Here is schedule of selection trials and procedures for the Games set by the following NOCs:

:USA United States – U.S. Olympic Trials (June 26 to July 3) – Lincoln, Nebraska (top 2 finish in each individual event with an OQT)

:CAN Canada – Canadian Olympic Trials (April 5 to 10) – Toronto (top 2 finish in each individual event with an OQT)

:GBR Great Britain – British Swimming Championships (April 12 to 17) – Glasgow (top 2 finish in each individual event with an OQT)

:FRA France – French Elite Open Championships (March 29 to April 3) – Montpellier (top 2 finish in each individual event with an OQT and the federation's entry standard)

:ESP Spain – Spanish Open Championships (March 19 to 22) – Sabadell (top 2 finish in each individual event with an OQT and the federation's entry standard) 

:GER Germany – German Olympic Trials (May 5 to 8) – Berlin (top 2 finish in each individual event with an OQT) 

 

Some of the following NOCs have different selection meets:

:ITA Italy (top 2 finish in each individual event with an OQT and the federation's entry standard – for Nationals and Sette Colli only) 

  • Italian National Championships (May 5 to 8) – Riccione
  • European Championships (May 16 to 22) – London
  • Sette Colli Trophy (June 24 to 26) – Rome

 

Unfortunately, British selection policy is rather more complicated than the first two past the post with OQTs at the trials.

 

http://www.swimmimg.org/britishswimming/library/document/olympic-games-2016-poool-selection-policy

 

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For Germany, Marco Koch and Paul Biedermann are prequalified. They simply need to finish 1st or 2nd at the German NC to qualify. Everybody else needs the German standard time in addition.

Edited by EselTheDonkey

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Nickyc707    7
On ‎14‎/‎03‎/‎2016 at 1:18 PM, MantaRaymarc said:

 

Why? What are the changes that differ the swimming selection policy for the upcoming Rio 2016 from London 2012?

 

The statement "top two finish in each individual event with an OQT" wasn't true in 2012 and it isn't true now! In 2012 it was sufficient for the winner of the race to achieve the OQT. For the second placed swimmer to gain selection they had to achieve an OQT and that time had to be faster than the time of the 16th placed athlete  in the LC rankings.

 

See http://www.swimming.org/assets/uploads/library/2012_Olympic_Games_Pool_Selection_Policy_-_Final_Amended_19_Dec_11.pdf

 

In particular see clause 1.4.2 - "The 2nd place in each individual event will be filled by the 2nd fastest 'available' swimmer in the final of that event on condition that they have achieved the world long course ranked Top 16 (2 per nation) time as set out in Table 1 in the 'trials' final of the said event. Such a nomination will be subject to clause 3.2"

 

Most, if not all,  of the target times for the second placed swimmers were faster than the OQT. As an example Molly Renshaw finished second in the 200m breaststroke at the 2012 trials in an OQT but failed to secure selection after failing to achieve the Top 16 time. I've not finished analysing the 2016 policy yet but it appears that it may be even more complex than 2012 this time.

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Jur    51

:ESPOLYMPIC TEAM

 

400 freestyle men > Miguel Durán

1500 freestyle men > Cesar Castro

200 backstroke men > Hugo González

200 medley men > Eduardo Solaeche

400 medley men > Joan Lluis Pons

4x200 freestyle men > Cesar Castro / Miguel Durán / TBD / TBD

400 freestyle women > Melani Costa

800 freestyle women > Mireia Belmonte

200 backstroke women > Duane Da Rocha / Africa Zamorano

100 breakstroke women > Jessica Vall

100 breakstroke women > Jessica Vall

200 butterfly women > Mireia Belmonte

200 medley women > Mireia Belmonte

400 medley women > Mireia Belmonte / María Vilas

 

 

Between those who failed to make the team are Marina García, 2012 european 100 breakstroke bronze medallist and Judit Ignacio, 2014 european 200 butterfly silver medallist, although she can still reach the minimun in the 2016 European Championships. Mireia Belmonte wasn't able to compete in the 400 freestyle due to ilness but she can make the criterium if she competes in the European Championships.

I'm particulary sad for Marc Sanchez,because he missed the 1500 minimun by thousandths, but he had another chance in the European; and Victor Martín, who fainted before archiving a very promising time in the 200 freestyle heats and was medically unable to take part in the final, and because of that he can't secure neither the olympic relay spot or the european/olympic minimun selection criteria :cry:

Also, the national men's 4x100 freestyle relay competed and their time will secured at this moment an olympic spot.

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MantaRaymarc    25

:FIN OLYMPIC TEAM

  • Ari Pekka Liukkonen (50 m freestyle)
  • Matti Mattsson (200 m breaststroke)
  • Jenna Laukkanen (100 & 200 m breaststroke)
Edited by MantaRaymarc

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MantaRaymarc    25

What will happen if the French swimmers failed to reach the nation's Olympic qualifying cut for Rio? Damien Joly and Lara Grangeon did not attain the cut in the final.

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Jur    51
25 minutes ago, MantaRaymarc said:

What will happen if the French swimmers failed to reach the nation's Olympic qualifying cut for Rio? Damien Joly and Lara Grangeon did not attain the cut in the final.

I think that the french selecctium criterium has a rule about seleccting up to six swimmers without the time.

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MantaRaymarc    25
4 minutes ago, Jur said:

I think that the french selecctium criterium has a rule about seleccting up to six swimmers without the time.

Six swimmers? Some people said that only six men and six women would be given chance to compete for France in Rio 2016 under the discretionary selection, or six swimmers regardless of gender?

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hukbrazil    12
On 29/03/2016 at 3:01 PM, MantaRaymarc said:

Six swimmers? Some people said that only six men and six women would be given chance to compete for France in Rio 2016 under the discretionary selection, or six swimmers regardless of gender?

 

"Favre has the ability to add 6 male and 6 female swimmers to France’s roster at the conclusion of the meet", according Swimswam.

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