06 | DIC | 2019
Mexican Swimming Federation owns up to toxic pool
The director of Baja California’s Sports Institute, Saúl Castro, hailed the decision made by the FMN to assess the situation properly - Photo: Ulises Ruiz Basurto/EFE

Mexican Swimming Federation owns up to toxic pool

19/02/2019
15:12
Ariel Velázquez
Mexico City
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The FMN acknowledged irregularities commited at the 2018 National Championship in Guadalajara

The Mexican Swimming Federation (FMN) has acknowledged some irregularities and malpractices committed at the 2018 National Short Course Championship in Guadalajara.

Through a press release, the FMN revealed that athletes from associations in the State of Mexico and Baja California who were forced to withdraw from the competition after 400 swimmers suffered skin poisoning and lung diseases due to a mishandling of chemicals at a pool in Jalisco, would be allowed to compete at the National Olympics.

The document, signed by the president of the federation, Kiril Todorov, as well as the rest of the board, stated that the “extraordinary and unprecedented situation occurred last November in the capital of Jalisco” had been dealt with.

The director of Baja California’s Sports Institute, Saúl Castro, hailed the decision made by the FMN to assess the situation properly and respect the state’s decision to safeguard the physical integrity of their athletes.

“This comes as an adequate and congruent response. The case had to be analyzed thoroughly. I welcome the decision of Kiril Todorov,” Castro commented.

The FMN had originally denied the collective intoxication and refused to suspend the championship.
 

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