An ‘illegal’ kick has gone through the women’s 100m semi-finals back after being missed by the judges but caught on camera underwater.
Two Aussies got through the semis to reach the final tomorrow when Kaylee McKeown, who saw her new Olympic record yesterday was broken in the semi-finals before her arrival, with Emily Seebohm on the to reserve their places.
But Channel 7 reporters Leisel Jones and Basil Zempilas saw something wrong on the underwater TV cameras.
Dutch swimmer Kira Toussaint appeared to have made an “illegal” kick that was missed by the judges.
Jones said: “It was very interesting to see that underwater with the back kicks, which is illegal. That was very interesting, you can’t do that. ”
Zempilas agreed: “The judges will not look into that. ”
Jones said: Is that (Kira) Toussant? … makes a back kick into the wall. You need to do a little kick into the wall and one lunge. I would like to look at that again. That is very doubtful. ”
Toussaint joins McKeown and Seebohm in the final after posting their seventh semis to be sent off for a medal in the final on Monday morning.
SKATEBOARDING DEBUT DIVIDES FANS
Tony Hawk is a fan of one of the new additions to the Olympics but the rest of the sports world is divided.
The skating legend enjoyed a short session in the Tokyo Olympic skate park ahead of the first sport at the Games.
Hawk praised the Games for allowing the sport to be carried into the living rooms of homes around the world.
“As a child who was largely lambasted for my interest in skateboarding, I never thought it would be part of the Olympics,” said the 10-time X Games champion at the time. .
“It’s amazing to be in Tokyo now witnessing this milestone in unprecedented circumstances.
“I know that eventually it will help grow the profile of skateboarding internationally, showing our passion to an audience that has never seen it before or refused to embrace it. ”
However, not everyone was sure, with some questioning the lack of a competitive edge while others pointed to the new addition.
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