Swimmers Fowler and Sanmoogan to represent Guyana at Tokyo Olympics
Andrew Fowler and Jamila Sanmoogan will be Guyana’s two representatives in Swimming at the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo.
President of Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA), Dwayne Scott, confirmed to News Room Sport, that the two are the universality selections for the event.
The universality places typically allow smaller nations and those with developing swimming programmes to send athletes to the Olympics.
The main Olympic qualifying criteria set up ‘A’ and ‘B’ time standards for athletes to qualify. But if a nation has no athletes selected that way, it can still be represented in swimming at the Olympics through the universality system.
In short, the system allows a nation with no Olympic swimming qualifier to enter up to one man and one woman in the Olympics.
The 25-year-old Fowler competed in Florida last month where he clocked a personal best of 26.44s in the 50m Butterfly, and represented Guyana at the FINA World Championships held in South Korea in 2019.
The 24-year-old Sanmoogan, along with Hannibal Gaskin represented Guyana at the Rio 2016 Olympics.