Live Updates From Day 8 Prelims at World Champs

Katinka Hosszu flies high at every meet [Photo: Aniko Kovacs]

Be sure to stay with SwimVortex during the morning preliminary session of the 15th FINA World Championships for constant updates as action unfolds. The team here in Barcelona, Craig Lord and John Lohn, will be regularly adding updates to this file throughout the morning from the Palau Sant Jordi. All our loyal readers need to do is refresh their browser to see the latest news. Enjoy the action and the coverage.

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The Omega timing device is able to measure up to a 1/1000th of a second. Why do they insist on “dead heats”?

Craig Lord

In 1972, an Olympic decision going to 0.000 was deemed to have been a dot too far … 400IM at Munich Games… and a decision was taken to fix ‘separation at .00 in FINA rules. I think there may also be arguments about the accuracy of smaller measures in water and on pads that rely on pressure to register… no more time to explain that right now…

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