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Taekwondo WTO Oceanian Olympic Games Qualifier 2020



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The amount of athletes and federations who aren’t even familiar with their sports qualification procedures is astonishing.

Draws are out.   Apparently several nations withdrew (Kiribati, Solomon Islands). And considering that draws are missing for several weight, it looks like as much as 3 free quotas wi

Pita!  Time to break out the oil (and facemask)

3 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

That is terrible :yikes: 

 

So two didn't show up, one only had to pass the weigh-in but isn't going to the Olympics because she didn't pass that? That's truly sad :cry: 

 

Even if it sounds harsh, but that's not sad, that's just self-inflicted stupidity. :d If you get offered a free quota (1 of 16 in that weight category), then the least you can expect is that you check your body weight before competition. Even in Oceania it should be a well known fact that you have to bring a weight below 49 kilogram on the scale if you want to compete in the -49kg category.

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1 minute ago, LowerSaxony said:

 

Even if it sounds harsh, but that's not sad, that's just self-inflicted stupidity. :d If you get offered a free quota (1 of 16 in that weight category), then the least you can expect is that you check your body weight before competition. Even in Oceania it should be a well known fact that you have to bring a weight below 49 kilogram on the scale if you want to compete in the -49kg category.

 

Obviously it's one's own responsibility, but that doesn't make it much less sad knowing you've literally got a free ticket waiting for you. Any idea who it was?

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On 28/02/2020 at 21:41, MHSN said:

Yes :TGA Malia Paseka  was the only entry for 67kg and grabbed the free quota and of course :AUS Safwan Khalil won men's 58kg quota as expected

 

but apparently nobody registered for 49kg ! which is weird because there were 3 girls in the preliminary list, two from :TGA and :PNG and other TGA/PNG athletes in the list showed up  and finished the competition.

 

I was reading the official document, can't see anything there about a situation like this. but I assume normally the quota should go to the next best athlete in the World Ranking which was Yvette Yong from Canada.

So I emailed Taekwondo Canada asking if Yong was given a quota. They are not even aware this is the procedure if there is an extra slot lol. They are now getting in touch with WT about it.

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12 minutes ago, intoronto said:

So I emailed Taekwondo Canada asking if Yong was given a quota. They are not even aware this is the procedure if there is an extra slot lol. They are now getting in touch with WT about it.

The amount of athletes and federations who aren’t even familiar with their sports qualification procedures is astonishing.

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1 hour ago, intoronto said:

So I emailed Taekwondo Canada asking if Yong was given a quota. They are not even aware this is the procedure if there is an extra slot lol. They are now getting in touch with WT about it.

Shows just how much faith they have in Young xD

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