Crippen’s coach: Cancel OW in Shanghai


FINA has admitted lack of safety measure in Fran Crippen’s death, shortly after coming under heavy fire from U.S. Open Water Review Commission Chair Dick Pound for lack of cooperation. They have release the Task Force Report with recommendations that there should be minimum and maximum limits for air temperature, air humidity, visibility, air quality, water temperature, water quality etc, and now Fran Crippen’s coach Dick Shoulberg calls on FINA to cancel the open water events at the world championships in Shanghai, based on these conclusions and recommendations.

“The people in FINA need to move that race from Shanghai,” Shoulberg told AP. “There’s no way it can’t be hot in Shanghai.”


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