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heywoodu

Athletes who are not good enough in 2020, but will shine in 2021

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10 hours ago, Nickyc707 said:

Which sport?

 

swimming...she's a breastroke specialist, but she's a pure sprinter (last year she won the silver medal at the World Champs when she was 14 years young), not sure she's going to have a successful transition to the 100m in a short while...most likely, she'll never be as good over that distance as she already is over the 50m...

 

by the way, this postponement is pure gold for Alex Schwazer, as this summer the Bolzano Trial Court is expected to publish the definitive pronounciation about the plot FIDAL & IAAF (with Russian cooperation) built against him...

if he's finally judged not guilty of the 2016 doping episode he's been charged with, in 1 year he'll be able to make his ban lift (I hope, I wish)...

 

by the way, for Italy there are a lot of athletes on the rise, most likely more than those having their chances fade away in the next 12 months (our current stars risking the most are surely Federica Pellegrini -swimming- and Elisa Di Francisca/Aldo Montano -fencing- maybe also Vincenzo Nibali -cycling...the rest of our team is not that young, but also not so old to be dismissed by a 1-year wait)...

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Main question here is - are we going to have qualification systems changed?

 

That's where the age requirements are written...

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17 hours ago, Federer91 said:

Every athlete who's doping ban ends in 2020. :d 

Its still going to be the '2020' Olympics so all criteria will be the same. If you are ineligible for 2020 that will carry forward. All qualifying event due between March 2020 and June 2020 will simply be rescheduled to the same periods in 2021. Anyone qualified remains qualified. Only fair way.

 

Similar was done in Golf for the 2001 Ryder Cup which was postponed until 2002 (9/11). The teams picked for 2001 played in 2002 regardless of how their form etc had changed since 2001.

All rankings etc need to be frozen now until March 2021.

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4 hours ago, dcro said:

Main question here is - are we going to have qualification systems changed?

 

That's where the age requirements are written...


If age requirements are changed, then some qualification events must be scratched and start all over again. Romania could qualify a full team in women's artistic gymnastics with the 2020 new senior girls. Brazil could benefit as well after the disaster last year with 2 out of 5 girls injured on the spot during team qualifications.

I'm contrary to any change, though. If the event will still be Tokyo 2020, so there's no way that athletes who turn senior in 2021 should be allowed to compete. Just wait for 2024.

 

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16 hours ago, Nickyc707 said:

He is a she!

My bad, terrible typo lol.

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1 hour ago, thiago_simoes said:


If age requirements are changed, then some qualification events must be scratched and start all over again. Romania could qualify a full team in women's artistic gymnastics with the 2020 new senior girls. Brazil could benefit as well after the disaster last year with 2 out of 5 girls injured on the spot during team qualifications.

I'm contrary to any change, though. If the event will still be Tokyo 2020, so there's no way that athletes who turn senior in 2021 should be allowed to compete. Just wait for 2024.

 

Agreed. That's why I was mostly meaning athletes who are good enough to qualify or have qualified for Tokyo 2020 (in 2020), but might improve to medal contender status with an extra year.

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