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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 that can be grounds for disqualification

noun - DQ or Disqualification means to be ruled ineligible due to a violation of rules or provisions. It can be due to ziplining or elbowing. In the sport of open water swimming, a swimmer is disqualified by showing a Red Card (or red flag) during the competition.


The swimmer was DQ'ed for pulling on the other swimmer's legs during the race.


DSQ, disqualification

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