Denied!

By Anonymous - 17/04/2009 17:07 - United States

Today, I swam in a race against all of the girls in the midwest in the hardest, longest, most grueling race you can swim. I won. Happy but so tired I could barely move, I looked up to see my time. I had been disqualified. For flinching. Before the race started. FML
I agree, your life sucks 84 775
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How is that grounds for disqualification? And shouldn't they have told you before the race started that you were disqualified?

this actually is an fml. i'm sorry, that really sucks. don't let it weigh you down though, it'll only make you feel bad in the long run. :/

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YDI for flinching moron

How is that grounds for disqualification? And shouldn't they have told you before the race started that you were disqualified?

I swim competitively. it's common. sometimes they don't tell you you've been disqualified before the race. good job, though

it's true. the slightest twitch a second or two before the start is grounds for disqualification. don't worry, you can beat their asses next rime.

I would just like to say that its not really a flinch caused by something coming at you. it's more like an involuntary muscle contraction. even though that's a "flinch" you're not really reacting to something you're more twitch. more along the lines of blinking or breathing

What do you want them to do stop the rest of the swimmers to tell you you've been disqualified

219: The FML says she flinched "before the race started." That means when she flinched, they could've blown a whistle or something before all of the swimmers started

ouch, that hella sucks, well at least it was a good experience right?

it's not the end result. it's the journey that truely counts (watch the peaceful warrior)

@182 that might work for some transcendentalist playing shogi or something, but this lady is a COMPETITIVE swimmer. Practice is for "journeys" this shit is for all the marbles (gold, silver, and bronze). And she didn't get not one. Not even the dented one. I understand you're saying she should look on the bright side--in all actuality, unless she got ahead of them she really did "win". I agree. She whupped their arses. But to say that kinda adds insult to injury. I'M SORRY OP. Those bastards were unfair. I feel your pain and share your ire. FYL and F them.

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That SUCKS! Wow. At least, you won.

she didnt get anything though

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She got disqualified for twitching, not for leaving early or doing the wrong stroke. She still finished before everyone and might just do it again.

this actually is an fml. i'm sorry, that really sucks. don't let it weigh you down though, it'll only make you feel bad in the long run. :/

oh my gosh. that sucks. definitely FYL. #3 is right, at least it was a good experience.

Although you don't have the title or the medal, you and everyone else know who really won.

And the winner will forever remember that they won by default (; you still kicked ass, congratulations.

#1, you are an asshole OP, im sorry that happened, that truly sucked, and that is a stupid reason for disqualifying you. :(

How can you get disqualified for "flinching"? Is that the same as a "false start"?

Yes it is the same. I used to race and even leaning forward the tinniest bit will get you disqualified.