‘Nightmare’ for six Polish swimmers who’re SENT HOME from Tokyo after 5 years of coaching as a result of admin blunder meant workforce ought to be 17-strong not 23
- Poland’s swimming federation despatched 23 athletes to attend the Tokyo Video games
- However squad was compelled to be minimize by six after error missed FINA’s qualifying guidelines
- Swimmers expressed their anger on social media at being despatched dwelling
- Federation President Pawel Slominski stated mistake was of ‘nice remorse, unhappiness’
Poland have suffered the humiliation of getting to ship six swimmers dwelling after they unintentionally chosen too many for the Tokyo Olympics.
The nation’s swimming federation had despatched 23 swimmers to Japan however the PZP was compelled to chop the squad all the way down to 17 primarily based on world governing physique FINA’s qualifying guidelines.
The group of relay-only swimmers at the moment are threatening authorized motion and have signed an open letter calling for the Polish Swimming Federation (PZP) board to resign following the embarrassing administrative error.
PZP President Pawel Slominski apologised and stated he absolutely understood the anger of the swimmers who returned dwelling over the weekend.
The Polish Swimming Federation (PZP) suffered humiliation at having to ship six swimmers dwelling after they unintentionally chosen too many for the Tokyo Olympics. Pictured: Alicja Tchorz, who competed on the 2012 and 2016 Video games, was one of many swimmers despatched dwelling
‘I categorical nice remorse, unhappiness and bitterness concerning the scenario associated to the qualification of our swimmers for the Olympic Video games in Tokyo,’ Slominski stated in a press release.
‘Such a scenario mustn’t happen, and the response of the swimmers, their feelings, the assault on the Polish Swimming Federation is comprehensible to me and justified.’
He stated the error was as a result of ‘need to permit as many gamers and coaches as doable to participate within the Video games’.
Media studies recognized the six swimmers as Alicja Tchorz, Bartosz Piszczorowicz, Aleksandra Polanska, Mateusz Chowaniec, Dominika Kossakowska and Jan Holub.
Swimmer Dominika Kossakowska and her teammates shared a submit setting out their place through which they referred to as for the resignation of the swimming federation’s total board following the embarrassing mistake
Mateusz Chowaniec (proper) stated he was ‘deeply shocked by what occurred… that is an absurd scenario for me that ought to by no means have occurred. Actually, I hope to get up from this nightmare ultimately’. Left: Teammate Bartosz Piszczorowicz
Tchorz, who competed on the 2012 and 2016 Video games, expressed her anger on social media.
‘Think about dedicating 5 years of your life and striving for one more begin at a very powerful sporting occasion … giving up your personal life and work, sacrificing your loved ones … your dedication leads to a complete flop,’ she stated on Fb.
She additionally shared an official assertion on ‘the drama performed out in Japan’.
Chowaniec added on Instagram: ‘I am deeply shocked by what occurred… that is an absurd scenario for me that ought to by no means have occurred. Actually, I hope to get up from this nightmare ultimately.
General, Poland has received six Olympic medals in swimming – one gold, three silver and two bronze
‘In a phrase, I’m terribly embittered and I’m sorry that because of incompetent folks from PZP.’
Swimming information web site SwimSwam reported a number of Polish swimmers had signed an open letter to the PZP in search of the resignation of the organisation’s total board.
General, Poland has received six Olympic medals in swimming – one gold, three silver and two bronze.