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Tokyo 2020: Artistic Swimming And Diving Qualifiers To Be Held In May

Tokyo 2020: Artistic Swimming And Diving Qualifiers To Be Held In May
The artistic swimming and diving test events double as qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images

Following news that they had been canceled, Tokyo 2020 qualification competitions in artistic swimming and diving are now set to take place next month.

The events had become a source of controversy, with the International Swimming Federation (FINA) listing them as cancelled last week.

Both tournaments act as qualifiers and preliminary events for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

BBC Sport reported that it had seen a letter in which FINA accused the Japanese government of failing to take “all necessary measures to ensure successful and fair” competition in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

FINA had voiced worries about rising coronavirus countermeasure prices, a three-day quarantine period ahead of the case, and visa delays at some Japanese embassies.

According to Reuters, organizers have made cost-sharing and the three-day quarantine time concessions to the governing body.

According to reports, this will enable the artistic swimming to take place from May 1 to 4.

The FINA Diving World Cup is set to be postponed from April 18 to 23 to May.

At the meet, four slots for Tokyo 2020 will be awarded in each synchronised diving discipline, as well as up to 18 spots in individual disciplines.

The Olympic marathon swimming qualifier was supposed to be held in Fukuoka from May 29 to 30, but it is now planned to be held in Setubal, Portugal.

FINA is yet to publicly announce the events’ status.

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