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Swimming, Australian Federation cancels Nationals and abandons 2021 World Championships in short cycle for Covid – OA Sport

Important news arrives from Australia regarding upcoming swimming competitions. the Union Australian In fact, (Swimming Australia) announced that it had done so The National Short Course review scheduled for the end of September in Melbourne has been cancelled.

A competition well worth it Qualification for the 2021 World Championship in a short course scheduled from 16 to 21 December in Abu Dhabi. Not surprisingly, Swimming Australia announced it too She will not send her own representative to the World Championships event.

The decision is justified Travel restrictions in and out of Australia, which would force athletes to remain in quarantine for the entire holiday season.

However, one door remains open for swimmers who still wish to be in Abu Dhabi. General Manager of SA Alex Bowman Speak clearly:It’s a very annoying context and it’s definitely not a simple decision. However, our priority is to ensure the safety of our community and group of athletes, and under the circumstances, this could not have been done differently.“.

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