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Monday, July 25, 2016

Anna Olasz Has All The Reason To Smile To Rio

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

With the ongoing controversy over Russian usage of banned substances, Russian athletes have been unsure of their participation in the Rio Olympics.

This weekend, the IOC announced that Russian athletes could not compete in the Olympics if they had ever been sanctioned for doping, even if the athlete had already served the sanction.

This decision led to today's announcement that Russia's Anastasiia Krapivina is dropped from the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim and is replaced by Anna Olasz.

Krapivina previously tested positive for a banned substance in 2013.

Olasz, who studies at Arizona State University and , has come ever so close to qualifying for the Olympics in both 2012 and 2016 when she missed both times by only a few seconds in the Olympic 10 km marathon swimming qualification races.

Now she can join Hungary teammates Éva Risztov and Mark Papp in the waters off Copacabana Beach.

Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Finalists (women):
From the first qualification race:
1. Aurélie Muller, FRA
2. Sharon Van Rouwendaal, NED
3. Ana Marcela Cunha, BRA
4. Rachele Bruni, ITA
5. Anastasiia Krapivina, RUS replaced by Anna Olasz (HUN)
6. Poliana Okimoto Cintra, BRA
7. Isabelle Härle, GER
8. Kaliopi Araouzou, GRE
9. Haley Anderson, USA
10. Éva Risztov, HUN

From second qualification race:
11. Xin Xin, CHN [shown above]
12. Keri-Anne Payne, GBR [shown above]
13. Samantha Arevalo, ECU [shown above]
14. Chelsea Gubecka, AUS
15. Yumi Kida, JPN
16. Michelle Weber, RSA
17. Joanna Zachoszcz, POL
18. Paola Perez, VEN
19. Spela Perse, SLO
20. Jana Pechanova, CZE

From the second qualification race (continental representatives):
21. Erika Villaecija, ESP (Europe)
22. Stephanie Horner, CAN (America)
23. Heidi Gan, MAS (Asia)
24. Charlotte Webby, NZL (Oceania) replaced by Vânia Neves
25. Reem Mohamed Husein Elsayed Kaseem, EGY (Africa)

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