Cutting off

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Photo by Javier Blazquez of Christine Jennings, surrounded by Olympian Angela Maurer on her left, Olympian Melissa Gorman on her right, and Olympian Poliana Okimoto behind her in the 5 km race at the 2008 World Open Water Swimming Championships in Sevilla, Spain in an example of open water swimming physicality including impeding

verb - Cutting off is to impede, obstruct, interfere or retard in movement or progress by swimming into, blocking, veering or pulling on legs (i.e., zipline), ankles, arms or shoulders of other swimmers during an open water swimming race. It is an example of physicality.


The swimmer was impeded by his competitor when he was cut off towards the end of the race.


impede, veering

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