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Old Yesterday, 12:58 PM
 
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Amazing. This story was also carried on CNN, but this article offers more details.

After an appeal, her victory and the team's points were reinstated.

Hopefully, they will succeed in getting the judge credentials stripped from this judge.

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...ile-story.html
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Old Yesterday, 02:06 PM
 
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It sounds like that swimmer needed a different size swimsuit. She shouldn't have been disqualified for something that was not her fault, but if there is a code about what body parts have to be covered during a swim meet, the coach needs to make sure each team member is in compliance. Saying someone is curvier and therefore her rear end (or whatever) just can't be fully covered isn't a very good excuse.

It has happened in international gymnastics competitions that individuals and teams have been marked down or disqualified for how their leotards fit. I believe it was several Chinese women who were penalized for having leotards that were too high-cut on the thigh. There are regulations about that, and the coach and gymnast need to make sure they are within the dress code.
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Old Yesterday, 02:31 PM
 
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It sounds like that swimmer needed a different size swimsuit. She shouldn't have been disqualified for something that was not her fault, but if there is a code about what body parts have to be covered during a swim meet, the coach needs to make sure each team member is in compliance. Saying someone is curvier and therefore her rear end (or whatever) just can't be fully covered isn't a very good excuse.

It has happened in international gymnastics competitions that individuals and teams have been marked down or disqualified for how their leotards fit. I believe it was several Chinese women who were penalized for having leotards that were too high-cut on the thigh. There are regulations about that, and the coach and gymnast need to make sure they are within the dress code.
One would think that an official would be able to alert a coach before the race. I sail, and I have a deep-seated dislike for people who rules-lawyer on equipment technicalities after the race.
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Old Yesterday, 02:48 PM
 
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One would think that an official would be able to alert a coach before the race. I sail, and I have a deep-seated dislike for people who rules-lawyer on equipment technicalities after the race.
Oh, absolutely. The coach should have been notified beforehand, and frankly the coach should have NOTICED beforehand without being told. I was a gymnastics coach for many years, and it was part of my job to make sure the team members were dressed appropriately for every meet, including but not limited to a properly fitting leotard with no underwear or bra straps showing. After you've had one gymnast lose points for tugging on her leotard during a routine, you never want that to happen again.

If this athlete was between swimsuit sizes, the right thing to do would have been to get her a larger size and get it altered to fit. And it was totally on the coach to make sure that happened.
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Old Yesterday, 02:48 PM
 
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Amazing. This story was also carried on CNN, but this article offers more details.

After an appeal, her victory and the team's points were reinstated.

Hopefully, they will succeed in getting the judge credentials stripped from this judge.

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...ile-story.html

Instead of "stripping credentials" from the female race official who disqualified her, they should ensure that swimsuits fit, even if it means [gasp!] that a larger size is needed.

And the nonsense about her being disqualified "for having a curvier figure" is a lot of hooey. I notice we aren't seeing any pictures , but it's reported that the bottom looked like a "wedgie," with her butt cheeks touching. IOW It was a bit cheeky.

And BTW the disqualification was overturned on a technicality: that the official failed to notify the swimmer's coach before the disqualification.

Wear suits that fit; problem solved.
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Old Yesterday, 02:48 PM
 
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One would think that an official would be able to alert a coach before the race. I sail, and I have a deep-seated dislike for people who rules-lawyer on equipment technicalities after the race.
Apparently the issue occurred during the race.

Seems to me, just out of a kindness to the swimmers, they should have bathing suits that resemble short bike shorts. That way, no one would have to be self-conscious during an athletic competition that they're revealing too much.

I'm really surprised that olympics outfits aren't more modest too, considering the workouts those girls get flipping around. I would think the real possibility that the tiny outfit is going to shift significantly would be a real distraction to the young athletes.
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Old Today, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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Instead of "stripping credentials" from the female race official who disqualified her, they should ensure that swimsuits fit, even if it means [gasp!] that a larger size is needed.

And the nonsense about her being disqualified "for having a curvier figure" is a lot of hooey. I notice we aren't seeing any pictures , but it's reported that the bottom looked like a "wedgie," with her butt cheeks touching. IOW It was a bit cheeky.

And BTW the disqualification was overturned on a technicality: that the official failed to notify the swimmer's coach before the disqualification.

Wear suits that fit; problem solved.
Seeing pictures of an underaged girl in a supposed sexually compromising position? If the swimming official was correct in judgement then the publisher of the pictures would be on the borderline of committing a crime
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Old Today, 08:52 AM
 
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Amazing. This story was also carried on CNN, but this article offers more details.

After an appeal, her victory and the team's points were reinstated.

Hopefully, they will succeed in getting the judge credentials stripped from this judge.

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...ile-story.html
They do need to get rid of that judge. Something tells me he may have some serious issues.
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Old Today, 08:54 AM
 
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Instead of "stripping credentials" from the female race official who disqualified her, they should ensure that swimsuits fit, even if it means [gasp!] that a larger size is needed.

And the nonsense about her being disqualified "for having a curvier figure" is a lot of hooey. I notice we aren't seeing any pictures , but it's reported that the bottom looked like a "wedgie," with her butt cheeks touching. IOW It was a bit cheeky.

And BTW the disqualification was overturned on a technicality: that the official failed to notify the swimmer's coach before the disqualification.

Wear suits that fit; problem solved.
*blinks into screen*

Did you actually expect to see photos of an underage girl's buttocks in a news article?
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Old Today, 09:09 AM
 
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*blinks into screen*

Did you actually expect to see photos of an underage girl's buttocks in a news article?
LOL. Wondering the same thing.
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