UPDATE: CAMMILE ADAMS‘ DISQUALIFICATION HAS BEEN OVERTURNED
Original report is below.
2012 U.S. Olympian Cammile Adams, who was a heavy favorite to make the Olympic Team again this year in the 200 fly and expected to contend for a medal, has been disqualified in the event’s preliminaries.
The judges determined that she was “not fully rotated onto her breast,” or in other words came off a turn on her back.
She swam a 2:08.29 in the preliminaries, which was the fastest time of the entire field in the morning heats.
The 24-year old Adams was the 2015 World Championships silver medalist in the 200 fly and won the gold at the Pan Pac Championships the year before.
As we report this, we saw Cammile Adams, who rushed off deck in the middle of an interview with NBC, re-emerge from the athlete’s area with her coach David Marsh, who is also the head coach of the women’s U.S. Olympic Team, in what appeared to be an attempt to protest. While disqualifications can not be called on the basis of camera angles, all disqualifications are reviewed and confirmed before they’re made official.
We’ll continue to follow any protests as they may emerge.