Open Water Olympic Qualifiers from 2019 Worlds Will Remain Qualified for Tokyo
March 28, 2020—
The International Olympic Committee has confirmed that athletes already qualified “by name” for the 2020 Olympics will remain qualified for the postponed Games, NBC Sports’ Nick Zaccardi reported Saturday . The IOC had said Thursday that athletes who had already qualified would get to keep their spots — but many of those spots are controlled by national Olympic committees, rather than the international organization, so that news was somewhat unclear. What this ruling definitely applies to now is open water swimmers who qualified out of the 10K race at the 2019 FINA World Championship ...