Swimming - Passon achieves Olympic selection time in 200m backstroke |22 February 2020
Female swimmer Felicity Passon has met the Olympic selection time for this year’s XXXII Olympiad slated for Tokyo, Japan.
Competing in the King’s Park Swimming Pool, reigning Sportswoman of the Year Passon achieved the Olympic selection time (OST or B qualifying time) in the 200m backstroke in yesterday’s heats of the Durban Grand Prix which is an Olympic Games qualifying event. She touched the wall in 2 minutes 13.94 seconds (2:13.94).
The Durban Grand Prix is the second and final South African Grand Prix.
The Olympic selection time for the women’s 200m backstroke is 2:14.30 while the Olympic qualifying time is 2:10.39.
Although Passon has met the B qualifying time, she has to wait until June to see if she will make it to Tokyo provided the quota of 878 athletes has not been met.