Should the current rule for samba's be changed to something similar to the IAFD, where as long as the competitor recovers under their own power they're deemed OK? (a la Umberto's dive?) Or should they remain the way they are, or something else?
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efattah said "...current rules are so strict..."
Originally posted by Cliff Etzel
If the governing AIDA body so chooses, they will make changes as they see fit.
Originally posted by efattah
And in the meantime, one of the great nations (Italy), refrains from sending their best divers to AIDA competitions, due to AIDA's refusal to provide the justification on why Silvia Da Pon was repeatedly disqualified in static apnea.... The Italians stated (and rightfully so), that the 'criteria for disqualification must be made clear, and until they are made clear we will not participate in AIDA competitions.' They did not necessarily say that Silvia Da Pon should have been judged any differently from how she was; all they wanted was some sort of explanation on her three consecutive disqualifications.
Originally posted by ash
I believe that all the participants want is consistency in the way they are judged, same as in any sport.
judging whether someone is having a samba is very subjective.