Quance to sue over DQ??

Quance to sue over DQ??

Post by b.. » Fri, 10 May 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
>From the Chicago Tribune (5/7/96)....

>-------------

>SWIMMER MAY SUE U.S. GROUP
>OVER DISQUALIFICATION

>By Bonnie DeSimone, Tribune Staff Writer

>Two months after U.S. Olympic swimmer Kristine Quance was
>disqualified from her best event on a minor technicality at the Olympic
>trials, she is apparently considering legal action to challenge the
>decision.

>Family spokeswoman Sonja Brown told the Los Angeles Daily News
>last week that Quance is "weighing her options" and has retained a
>lawyer in Colorado Springs --headquarters for U.S. Swimming, the
>sport's national governing body--to advise her.

>Quance, who attends the University of Southern California, was
>disqualified for making an illegal turn while posting the top time in
>preliminaries of the 400-meter individual medley.

>Charlie Snyder, communications director for U.S. Swimming, said
>Quance got her hearing at the trials. "The rulebook says that all
>judgment calls can be appealed at the meet, and we even went
>beyond that," Snyder said. The head referee cannot overrule the turn
>judge, but in an additional gesture, he did ask the judge to review
>video of Quance's turn. The judge declined to reverse his decision.

>Quance went on to qualify for the Olympic team in the 100-meter
>***stroke and the 200 IM.

>                              ###

Not sure if I think she should sue, but anyone know her time in the
400y IM at NCAA's.  I'd like to know what it was converted into
meters.  Possibly a personal best?

--Brian

 
 
 

Quance to sue over DQ??

Post by iri.. » Fri, 10 May 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Not sure if I think she should sue, but anyone know her time in the
> 400y IM at NCAA's.  I'd like to know what it was converted into
> meters.  Possibly a personal best?

> --Brian

It was 4:06.60, you got me on the conversion.  She beat Allison Wagner
(winner at the trials) by over 5 seconds.  I think the time made her
like the third fastest performer of all time (Sanders, Caulkins?)I agree
with Brian on the suing part, it was unfortunate that the DQ happened
but I don't think this action will "make things better".
Quote:

> --PC


 
 
 

Quance to sue over DQ??

Post by Jeffrey Weis » Fri, 10 May 1996 04:00:00

That doesn't sound like something she'd decide to do on her own (I don't
know her personally).  And it's not like she has much of a basis to sue
anyway.  She did an illegal turn and its on video.  Maybe it was being
picky, but according to the rules, she should have been DQ'd.

However, that doesn't mean that I don't think she should swim it in
Atlanta.  Its just like the Kieren Perkins debate.  She's the best and
everyone knows it, but she didn't officially qualify.  If it were up to
me, she'd swim the 400IM in Atlanta.

jeff

 
 
 

Quance to sue over DQ??

Post by Josh Jeffre » Sat, 11 May 1996 04:00:00


writes:

Quote:

>That doesn't sound like something she'd decide to do on her own (I
don't
>know her personally).  And it's not like she has much of a basis to
sue
>anyway.  She did an illegal turn and its on video.  Maybe it was being
>picky, but according to the rules, she should have been DQ'd.

>However, that doesn't mean that I don't think she should swim it in
>Atlanta.  Its just like the Kieren Perkins debate.  She's the best and
>everyone knows it, but she didn't officially qualify.  If it were up
to
>me, she'd swim the 400IM in Atlanta.

>jeff

Maybe so Jeff..but I wouldn't want to be the one who has to explain to
Whitney Metzler that she isn't going to Atlanta.
----Josh----
 
 
 

Quance to sue over DQ??

Post by Adam Brid » Sat, 11 May 1996 04:00:00


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Quote:

> Maybe so Jeff..but I wouldn't want to be the one who has to explain to
> Whitney Metzler that she isn't going to Atlanta.
> ----Josh----

EXACTLY the point.  The swimmers do conformed to the rules shouldn't
suffer because Quance screwed up her own chances.  Quance isn't the
victim.  She's just unwilling to take the consequences for her screwup.

ab

 
 
 

Quance to sue over DQ??

Post by JamesB18 » Mon, 13 May 1996 04:00:00

Under what legal basis can she sue??

 
 
 

Quance to sue over DQ??

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Quote:
> Under what legal basis can she sue??

>Ditto?

 
 
 

Quance to sue over DQ??

Post by Pick Dani » Fri, 17 May 1996 04:00:00

     Besides, one cannot expect Chinese athletes to live up to
international agreements when their government fails to do so.
Witness the dissolution of the legislative council in Hong Kong, in violation
of agreements with Britain, and the failure to enforce copyright laws, in
violation of agreements with the US.

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