Voelker DQ in 100 back at Euros?

Voelker DQ in 100 back at Euros?

Post by Beth » Sat, 08 Jul 2000 04:00:00


So what happened in the 100 back at the European Champs?
I read that Sandra Voelker was disqualified for an
illegal turn (perhaps she kicked too long?).

Has anyone seen a video of the turn? Or heard details
of what happened? It's rare to see a swimmer DQ'ed at such
a high level (can you say "Kristine Quance?"), so I'd
wonder what that may do to her confidence and Olympics
strategy.

Also, do you think that judges should just "let it slide"
when an elite swimmer does something illegal? That seems
to be an attitude some people... My opinion is that in
that case, what's the use in having stroke/turn/start
judges at all if we're gonna assume a world-class swimmer
"can't" or "won't" do anything illegal!

 
 
 

Voelker DQ in 100 back at Euros?

Post by Martin de Wild » Sat, 08 Jul 2000 04:00:00

She kicked when she already turned over to start the turn.
At the SC in Athens this turn was juged legal, and now she was disqualified
for doing the same..........
Maybe the FINA has something to do before the Olympics ???

Martin


Quote:

> So what happened in the 100 back at the European Champs?
> I read that Sandra Voelker was disqualified for an
> illegal turn (perhaps she kicked too long?).

> Has anyone seen a video of the turn? Or heard details
> of what happened? It's rare to see a swimmer DQ'ed at such
> a high level (can you say "Kristine Quance?"), so I'd
> wonder what that may do to her confidence and Olympics
> strategy.

> Also, do you think that judges should just "let it slide"
> when an elite swimmer does something illegal? That seems
> to be an attitude some people... My opinion is that in
> that case, what's the use in having stroke/turn/start
> judges at all if we're gonna assume a world-class swimmer
> "can't" or "won't" do anything illegal!


 
 
 

Voelker DQ in 100 back at Euros?

Post by Dperz » Sat, 08 Jul 2000 04:00:00

Check out
Technical - Backstroke Turn
www.wasa.asn.au/articles/article.asp?GroupID=3&ArticleID=358
Dan Perz