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Women's windsurfing gets the nod to Rio 2016

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World Sailing, the international federation governing the sport of sailing, has offered the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) an Unused Quota Place in the RS:XWomen Windsurfing event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Sailing Competition.


The Singapore Sailing Federation (SingaporeSailing) has nominated 2010 Youth Olympic Games Bronze Medallist and 2015 SEA Games Gold Medallist Audrey Yong Pei Lin (21) for the spot and the SNOC Selection Committee supports and endorses their nomination. This is the first time Singapore will be represented in the women’s windsurfing event at the Olympic Games. 

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2010 Youth Olympic Games Bronze Medallist and 2015 SEA Games Gold Medallist Audrey Yong Pei Lin will be heading to Rio. Photo: Sport Singapore



As per the Olympic Qualification system, this quota place isawarded according to the 2015 RS:X World Championship results.

Twenty-one other athletes have earned quota spots through their respective sports. Olympic qualification process to represent Team Singapore in Rio de Janeiro. A larger list of athletes was also given the in-principle endorsement on 31 May 2016 by the SNOC.

There are at least three more athletes who are waiting to receive the nod from the respective federations.

As part of the IAAF’s (International Association of Athletics Federation) universality places policy, Team Singapore will also be represented in one male and one female events in Athletics if there are no qualified athletes. The qualification period will end 11 July 2016 and the IAAF will inform National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of the qualified and universality places by 14 July 2016.

Likewise for FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation), NOCs that do not have a qualified swimmer in either gender may also enter one swimmer to participate in one event, subject to eligibility criteria laid out by FINA. FINA will inform all NOCs and National Federations of the Olympic Selection Timing (‘B’ Timing) athlete invitations on 4 July 2016. 


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