Last Updated: 29/06/12 9:14pm
Molly Renshaw: Appeal thrown out
British Swimming have dismissed an appeal by Molly Renshaw against her non-selection for Team GB for London 2012.
The swimmer launched an appeal earlier this week after she failed to make the team, less than a year after competing at last year's World Championships in Shanghai, aged just 15.
At the first stage of trials in London in March, Stacey Tadd won the 200 metres breaststroke within the required FINA A time to book one spot.
However, for swimmers who finished second to qualify for the team, they had to dip inside the world-ranked top-16 time, a tougher requirement.
Renshaw finished second but failed to match the criteria, although she did do the FINA A time.
At the second trials in Sheffield last week, Renshaw won the race but finished 0.83 seconds outside the qualifying standard - again the FINA A time.
An appeal was launched but her hopes of swimming in London have been dashed.
A statement from British Swimming read: "British Swimming can confirm the appeal by Molly Renshaw against non-selection for the 2012 Olympic Games has been dismissed today by an independent appeals panel in London.
British Swimming chief executive David Sparkes said: "Molly has been swimming incredibly well this year but, while she has achieved a great deal, she didn't meet the qualifying standard for the Olympic Games.
"Molly will now focus on the European Junior Championships and US Open and we feel confident she will give her best there and come back with some success.
"We fully understand why Molly challenged the selection policy but again the result shows the selection panel has been consistent and robust in following the policy."
"British Swimming will work with Molly now to ensure she achieves her goals for the rest of the season, and prepares for next year when she will be a strong contender for the World Championship team before looking towards the Commonwealth Games in 2014."
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