observer II wrote:
I think the varying answers given show that it depends upon how you view the Olympic team. Is it an individual honor that you earn or a chance to represent and strengthen a team so only the best should be included?
If you believe it is an earned honor then you stick with the 2020 top three. If you think it is sending the best at the time you rerun the trials, require a fitness show, or some other direction to assure the best at the time go if it is not those from 18 months prior.
I think you're correct here. I believe you send athletes who have the best chance of placing well to the Olympics.