Canada Joins USA: Pulls Out Of Universiade 10KM As Waters Exceed Post-Fran 31C Limit

Photo: Fran Crippen died in a FINA world cup event in 2010; upper limits on water temperatures were imposed for races after two inquiries - and now they have been ignored, Japan's response was to pull its entire national team from the Asian Championships

All eyes on FINA and the Asian Swimming Federation. Will they observe the rule book and maximum water temperature limits for open water set after two inquiries into the death of Fran Crippen in 2010? Canada today joined the United States in withdrawing its swimmers from the 10km marathon events due to take place tomorrow in Taipei after final water tests confirmed water temperatures of more than 31C at 4ocm water depth.

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All eyes on FINA and the Asian Swimming Federation. Will they observe the rule book and maximum water temperature limits for open water set after two inquiries into the death of Fran Crippen in 2010? Canada today joined the United States in withdrawing its swimmers from the 10km marathon events due to take place tomorrow in Taipei after final water tests confirmed water temperatures of more than 31C at 4ocm water depth.

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