Olympic silver medalist Muddy Groves won’t be there

2021 Olympic swimming trials in Australia

The Australian Olympic Trials will begin this Saturday and with the final starting list published you can get an idea of ​​the challenges we will see.

For starters, there will be a noticeable absence.

Muddy Groves, silver medal in the 200-meter butterfly at the 2016 Olympics behind Mireya Belmonte She announced that she would not be in the race.

The trials represent the only chance for Australians to win a place on the Olympic team. Therefore, Groves will not compete in the Olympics.

However, renunciation is not goodbye, as Groves herself wrote on Instagram:

“I have made the decision not to participate in the Adelaide Olympic Trials. I am so grateful to have felt so supported in this decision. I feel very relieved and look forward to competing in some other competitions later in the year.

“I am so excited to see everyone at the rehearsals (which are streamed on Amazon) and see who will represent Australia in Tokyo.

Good luck to all the Olympic Trials contenders, but above all to my beautiful team.”

groves He had to compete in the 100-meter butterfly and 50-meter freestyle.

In the women’s 200m butterfly, the contenders for the team’s place are still standing Elizabeth Deckers e Brianna Throssell.

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