Poland couldn’t have screwed up more when it came to their Olympic swimming team.
Poland sent 23 swimmers to the Summer Games in Tokyo this year. However, six swimmers had to be sent home because they did not qualify according to the FINA qualification rules.
Polish Swimming Federation I had to apologize for the epic mistake in a statement. PZP President Pawel Slominski said:
“I express great regret, sadness and bitterness about the situation related to the qualification of our swimmers for the Tokyo Olympics. Such a situation should not occur, and the reaction of the swimmers, their emotions, the attack on Polish swimming The Federation me it is understandable and justified. “
Alicja Tchorz, Bartosz Piszczorowicz, Aleksandra Polanska, Mateusz Chowaniec, Dominika Kossakowska and Jan Holub were identified as the swimmers sent home after the Olympics.
“I am deeply shocked by what happened and this is an absurd situation for me that should never have happened. In fact, I hope to wake up from this NIGHTMARE eventually! In a word, I am terribly bitter and regret that due to the incompetent people of PZP, he is in Poland and not in the capital of Japan, “said Chowaniec. wrote on Instagram (according to Google Translate).
Tchorz also sounded muffled through Facebook (translation via Google Translate):
“Imagine that you dedicate 5 years of your life and strive to start over at the most important sporting event, give up exhausting training, give up your private and work life, sacrifice your family, etc. Your dedication results in failure Total. Six days before the grand finale, it turns out that you have been deprived of your dreams due to the incompetence of third parties. It’s difficult to collect my thoughts and there are several hours left to pack my suitcase.
It is difficult to imagine a greater or more damaging mistake coming from the administration of the Olympic Games of a country. What a terrible fate for the swimmers who were sent home after having high hopes.