Russia’s Anastasiia Krapivina Reinstated into Women’s 10k Open Water

RIO 2016 OLYMPIC OPEN WATER SWIMMING

  • August 15th-16th, 2016
  • 9AM Local Time (8AM U.S. East Coast Time)
  • 10Km Race
  • Fort Copacabana Beach
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Russia’s Anastasiia Krapivina has been reinstated into the Women’s 10k Open Water Marathon Swim. The event, a timed final, starts tomorrow at 9 am ET in Copacabana Beach.

Krapivina was initially removed after the release of the infamous MacLaren Report, which confirmed the existence of state-sponsored doping in Russia.

However, like many of her pool-side Russian teammates, including double Olympic silver medalist Yulia Efimova, the day before the start of the event, Krapivina’s name showed up on the start lists.

Usually, the 10k only allows a total of 25 swimmers, selected by a combination of results from the previous FINA World Championships and a second Olympic qualifier, which was held this June in Setubal, Portugal. You can see a full breakdown of the original Olympic start list here.

However, since the omission of Krapivina left a slot open, Hungary’s Anna Olasz was inserted into the list to round out the 25, presumably on the basis of her 11th-place finish at the 2015 Kazan World Championships.

You can see the full qualification standards for the Olympic 10k Open Water here. 

Rather than pulling Olasz from the start lists with the addition of Krapivina, it appears from the start lists that all 26 swimmers will compete tomorrow.

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james
6 years ago

Nothing to see here folks. Lochte wasn’t mugged. The water is perfectly clean…

Lane Four
Reply to  james
6 years ago

Classic. Well said!

Scott Morgan
6 years ago

oh, Krap…

Loz
6 years ago

This article isn’t quite accurate… Eva Risztov (HUN) finished 10th at the 2015 World Champs and gained automatic qualification. Anna Olasz (HUN) finished 11th. So she was the perfect person to replace Krapivina as she would have finished 10th in Kazan (and gained automatic qualification) if the Russian had not been in the race. It is not fair to invite her to swim and then to remove her from the race, hence there will be 26 girls competing tomorrow (at 9am, not 8am as stated above).

Openwater
6 years ago

Anna was 11th at Worlds last summer in Kazan in the 10k

tkrisz
6 years ago

And of course Risztov was not competing in Setubal.

tkrisz
6 years ago

That’s the 5km results, Risztov was 10th, Olasz was 11th in Kazan.

pinodee
6 years ago

Of course she is

Ferb
Reply to  pinodee
6 years ago

My thought exactly.

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