Tokyo Olympic swimming timing system under fire with four dead heats

Tokyo Olympic swimming timing system under fire with four dead heats
Tokyo Olympic swimming timing system under fire with four dead heats
Olympic swimming timing system under fire with ANOTHER controversial dead heat after Australia's Emma McKeon tied with Chinese rival despite clearly touching the wall first Four dead heats have been recorded between swimmers at the Tokyo Olympics Aussie swimmer Zac Stubblety-Cook shared his victory in 200m breaststroke  Emma McKeon also tied first with Chinese swimmer Yufei Zhang on Saturday System was called into question after footage showed McKeon touch wall first 

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The Olympic timing system for the swimming has been thrown into question again after four dead heats were recorded despite one of Australia's biggest stars clearly touching the wall first.

The latest was on Tuesday night with Aussie swimmer Zac Stubblety-Cook and the Netherland's Arno Kamminga both being declared winners in their 200m breaststroke heat.

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Both swimmers did appear to touch the wall at the same time with the pool's sensors clocking them in at two minutes and 7.37 seconds. 

After Tuesday night's breaststroke event, Olympic swimming legend and co-commentator Leisel Jones said the chances of so many athletes docking the same times was extremely rare. 

'I've never seen so many dead heats in an Olympic Games,' she said on Seven. 

Zac Stubblety-Cook (pictured) and the Netherlands' Arno Kamminga both being declared winners in the 200m breaststroke heats on Tuesday night

Zac Stubblety-Cook (pictured) and the Netherlands' Arno Kamminga both being declared winners in the 200m breaststroke heats on Tuesday night

The pair did both appear to touch the wall at the same time with both swimmers clocking in at two minutes and 7.37 seconds

The pair did both appear to touch the wall at the same time with both swimmers clocking in at two minutes and 7.37 seconds

The biggest shock was when Australian swimmer Emma McKeon was given the same time as China's Yufei Zhang during the 100m butterfly heat on Saturday night - despite footage clearly showing McKeon touch the wall first. 

The pair were declared tied first and swam the distance in just 55.82 seconds - a new Commonwealth record - with the race being labelled a

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