After numerous invitational mishaps, confusion on the Olympic qualification process, and the Russian doping scandal, FINA has released the “final” entry lists for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
— FINA (@fina1908) July 27, 2016
Check out the PDFs below with the entry lists for the male and female swimmers competing next month in Rio.
There are several worthy notes from these lists:
- These lists do not include the seven Russian athletes that FINA has barred from competition in Rio due to testing positive for a banned substance or being involved with what the McLaren report deemed to be “disappearing positives.”
- Greek record holder Kristel Vourna, who was mistakenly invited to the Games by FINA, was then told it was a mistake, and then was actually reinstated for the Games, does NOT show up on the final entry lists.
- After confusion with the Macedonian Olympic Committee, Marko Blazevski does appear on the entry lists for men, claiming a ‘universality’ spot in the 200 IM for Macedonia.
- We reported one week ago that at least three swimmers entered in Rio do not meet FINA’s own qualifications. The three identified athletes (Ana Dascal of Romania, Naomy Grand’Pierre of Haiti, and Ei Ei Thet of Myanmar) remain on the final entry lists. Read more about this situation here.