Total Members Voted: 13
Voting closed: Aug 18, 2008, 07:43 AM
As for an additional slot, the IOC is big on participation from a lot of countries. That is why some of the best lifters (and it is not just weightlifting) are not at the games as lessor lifters (and other athletes) from more obscure countries are included. I recall a swimmer a few years ago that took about three times as long to swim the race. He was from a country that did not even have a regulation pool. God bless him. He did the best he could and did not quit. He did not drown either and I was concerned he might. But, the fact is he could not make even a high school swim team in the US and really had no business there. It was like a heavyweight doing 90/115 at the Olympics, something similar to that has happened. So, once we knew there was no added slot the week following the trials, it was obvious there would be none, period.
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