Olympic Relay Qualification Will Be Determined For 13 Groups at Doha 2024

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FINA Affirm Doha 2024 Will Be Olympic Relay Qualification Meet; Solely High Three To Ebook Slots In Fukuoka

FINA have confirmed solely the top-three finishers in every relay occasion will qualify for Paris 2024 at subsequent 12 months’s World Championships in Fukuoka with the remaining 13 groups reserving their slots on the Doha worlds, lower than six months earlier than the Olympics and weeks earlier than trials season.

The present follow is for 12 relay groups to qualify on the World Championships 12 months forward of the Video games with an extra 4 reserving their slot at FINA-approved qualification occasions within the months earlier than the Olympics.

Nevertheless, FINA has acknowledged solely the top-three finishers in every relay will qualify on the 2023 worlds in Japan with the remaining slots to be crammed in Doha following their ending positions within the prelims.

It places the world federation on a collision course with some swimmers who had already voiced their opposition to Doha being staged from 2-18 February 2024 with Paris set to run from 27 July and the vast majority of nationwide trials to begin in April.

James Man, who received double relay gold in Tokyo, acknowledged final week “I ain’t going” following issues expressed by British teammates Adam Peaty and Duncan Scott.

Final month British Swimming head coach Invoice Furniss pointed to an unfair benefit some groups would maintain with the USA ending on the rostrum in each relay on the Olympic programme on the worlds in Budapest and Australia on all however one.

Ought to they replicate that in Fukuoka, it will imply them having uninterrupted preparation forward of the Olympics whereas different nations – together with host nation France must ship their elite groups – ready and rested – to Doha.

To Furniss it was a difficulty of equity and was hopeful that the “federations sit down and a few wise talks happen.”

Nevertheless, the qualification system for Paris 2024 was introduced on Monday which confirmed the data that had beforehand emerged.

It acknowledged:

“Three (3) NOCs per relay occasion shall be certified for the corresponding relay occasion on the Olympic Video games Paris 2024 based mostly upon the ultimate outcomes achieved of their performances on the twentieth FINA World Championships 2022 in Fukuoka, Japan (to be held in July 2023).

“If there’s a tie for third (Third) place in any of the relays, all NOCs concerned within the Third-place tie shall be invited to compete within the Olympic Video games Paris 2024.

“The remaining 13 (13) groups per relay occasion shall be the groups with the quickest instances based mostly upon the outcomes achieved of their preliminary warmth performances within the twenty first FINA World Championships 2024 in Doha (QAT), excluding these groups already certified in that occasion from the twentieth FINA World Championships 2022 in Fukuoka, Japan (to be held in July 2023).

“If there was a tie for Third place in any of the relays from the twentieth FINA World Championships 2022 in Fukuoka, Japan, solely twelve (12) groups in that relay occasion from the twenty first FINA World Championships 2024 in Doha (QAT) shall be invited to compete within the Olympic Video games Paris 2024.

“On the twenty first FINA World Championships 2024 in Doha (QAT), if there’s a tie in any of the relay occasions for the ultimate place for the Olympic Video games Paris 2024, all NOCs concerned within the tie will conduct a head-to-head swim-off in that occasion to find out the ultimate invitation.

“This swim-off shall be performed on a date and time that’s mutually agreeable to all concerned NOCs, although FINA could have the ultimate approval of this date and time.”

Ought to any staff that has certified select to not compete within the relay, the following quickest staff shall be supplied the place.

 

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