Ineligible for Olympics, Park Tae-hwan undecided on entering national team trials

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Disgraced former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan remains undecided on entering the upcoming national team trials, after he has been ruled out of this year’s Summer Games, his agency said Tuesday.

Park has registered to compete in the men’s 100m, 200m, 400m and 1,500m freestyle races at the 88th Dong-A Swimming Competition starting on April 25 in Gwangju, some 330 kilometers south of Seoul, according to the meet organizers.

The competition will double as the second round of the national team trials for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics.

The deadline to register falls at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Swimmers may still withdraw after the deadline.

Park, who recently completed an 18-month ban for doping, is training in Australia, but there may be little point to him in racing in Gwangju because he is ineligible for the Olympics.

Read Yonhap News Agency

Photo by KOREA.NET – Official page of the Republic of Korea

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