Rio Olympic Cuts Out; & A Dashing Day For Yannick Agnel As Fred Bousquet Returns

A dashing day out in Courbevoie for Yannick Agnel - by Patrick B. Kraemer

FINA missed its own deadline for releasing the target times for the 2016 Olympic Games but has now rubber-stamped the standards; Yannick Agnel and Fred Bousquet get their 2015 race seasons underway

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FINA missed its own deadline for releasing the target times for the 2016 Olympic Games but has now rubber-stamped the standards; Yannick Agnel and Fred Bousquet get their 2015 race seasons underway

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Rick

Hardly times to write home about

Craig Lord

To be expected, Rick. Like most of the swims and meets underway at this time of year far and wide — beyond the notable exceptions we’re writing about this week, of course. Much is ignorable in January … some things worth a simple register, if only for their wide context. The point was not to tell folk of a 30. 50 breaststroke, of course 🙂 And the dash races were heats, too…

strawberries

50.19 for Agnel in the 100 free final.

Dirk

Does anyone know how FINA deduced the times? This seems to be the first time that A Cuts get slower in some cases compared to 4 yrs ago.
If I am not mistaken, in 2012 they used 16th place in the world rankings (2 per country) as A-Cut. This time around, this does not seem to hold up…

Dirk

Ok, this was easy, 16th place from London made for the A-Cut… that seemed to be so hard for the FINA guys to figure out that they passed their own deadline by quite a bit…

Craig Lord

We should find space in our hearts for sympathy, Dirk: after all it must have taken think tanks, commissions and the budgets and armies of empires to catch up with a train that reached the station many months ago while they were still back at the departure gate handing out honours to politicians, deciding that minimum facility rules don’t apply when world records are set, fretting over whether to change the constitution to ensure swimming is led to the future by an Octogenarian who promised not to stay but changed his mind, and taking other decisions that talk to tall wisdom, the height of professionalism and a dedication to the athlete.

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