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By Anonymous - / Friday 17 April 2009 17:07 / United States
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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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How is that grounds for disqualification? And shouldn't they have told you before the race started that you were disqualified?

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

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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.

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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

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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

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@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 S

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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. :/

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

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