Davies ‘ineligible’ to compete in Paralympics qualifier

Swimmer Erraid Davies has been barred from taking part in a qualifying competition for this year’s Paralympics, raising doubts over her chances of competing in Rio.

Davies took part in a classification review at Tollcross International Swimming Centre and was deemed “ineligible” to compete in the qualification round.

The medal-winning swimmer will be seen again in keeping with standard protocol following such an outcome.

However the news will undoubtedly come as a blow to Davies, who achieved success at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

A statement from Scottish Swimming spokeswoman Kirsten Phillips said: “In line with IPC classification process, Erraid Davies of Delting Dolphins in Shetland, undertook a classification review at Tollcross International Swimming Centre, and has been deemed ineligible to compete in the forthcoming British Para Swimming International Meet.

“Standard protocol following such a review outcome is for Erraid to be seen again and arrangements are being made for this.

“While Erraid and her family are extremely upset and disappointed with the outcome, they welcome the opportunity of a second review and both Scottish Swimming and British Swimming are supporting them at this time.”


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