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Disqualifications at swimming

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There were a slew of disqualifications in swimming, and some American athletes were surprised when the disqualifications were being announced over the P.A. system. It was a little jarring to hear the announcer say, “And we have another disqualification in the X heat of the Y race,” and tell the crowd who it was and what they did wrong. Most of the disqualifications were for illegal touches (rules mandate a swimmer finish some races touching the wall with both hands) and false starts (there is no second chance at IGLA races).

One swimmer was disqualified for wearing a Neoprene suit, which has been outlawed. There was also one disqualification for competing in more than three relays.