GBR Olympic Selection Tracking: Day 4 Stats


Day four of the British Olympic Trials did not produce much in the way of athletes earning spots on the 2016 Olympic team. There was only one event that had one swimmer under the consideration time. Andrew Willis won the men’s 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:08.08 under the Olympic qualifying time of 2:08.52 while Craig Benson finished second in a time of 2:09.07 under the consideration time of 2:10.45.

The full selection policy is linked in the meet outline above. At a high level, the first place finisher of each individual event automatically qualifies for that specific individual event provided he/she swims a time at or below the first qualification time listed by each event in our recaps.

If the first place swimmer does not meet or exceed that qualifying time, then the athlete may be considered for selection as long as he/she falls within 2% of the 2nd time listed by each event. Runners-up also must be within 2% of the 2nd qualification time in order to be considered for selection. You can read more about the policy here.

With the aforementioned applied, here is how things shape up after Day 3 of the 2016 British Championships:

Automatic Qualifiers: 

  • James Guy, 200 freestyle
  • Adam Peaty, 100 breaststroke
  • Hannah Miley, 400 IM
  • Max Litchfield, 400 IM
  • Andrew Willis, 200 breaststroke

Possible Consideration (1st or 2nd place and within 2% of consideration standard):

  • Ross Murdoch, 100 breaststroke
  • Stephen Milne, 400 freestyle
  • Aimee Willmott, 400 IM
  • Georgia Davies, 100 back
  • Chloe Tutton, 200 breast
  • Molly Renshaw, 200 breast
  • Fran Halsall, 50 freestyle
  • Craig Benson, 200 breaststroke

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Having complicated qualifying procedures like this ruins it for everyone expect for the officials because there is more space for them on the Olympic delegation


I quickly got confused then.bored. 2% is not going to the proletariat reading further.

We have our banners for 1%. & we will not be moved.

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