12 swimmers have been announced for the London 2012 summer Olympics. This is one of the biggest Olympic swimming teams ever for New Zealand.
The New Zealand Olympic Committee has announced one of the biggest swimming teams ever for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The announcement by Chef de Mission Dave Currie came at the conclusion of the New Zealand Open Swimming Championships at West Wave Aquatic Centre in Waitakere.
A team of 12 was named tonight including seven individuals and the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay team. There may be further additions to the team with the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay, women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay and the men’s 4x100m medley relay awaiting final confirmation from Fina and the open water swimmers to compete in their final selection race both in early June.
This compares with the previous biggest teams of 15 for the Beijing Olympics, 13 in Athens in 2004 and 14 in Atlanta in 1996.
The team includes eight performances currently ranked in the top 10 in the world to date this year.
Five of the seven individuals named have qualified in multiple events. The line-up comprises 2008 Olympians Melissa Ingram, Glenn Snyders, Daniel Bell, Natasha Hind, Hayley Palmer and… continue reading
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