Park wins Games appeal
Park Tae-Hwan will attempt to defend his 400 metres freestyle Olympic title on Saturday night after being reinstated following his disqualification in the heats.
The South Korean, who won the title in Beijing four years ago, was fourth fastest overall with a time of three minutes 46.68 seconds but was subsequently disqualified for an apparent false start.
Park made an initial appeal to the poolside referee which was rejected but a subsequent protest to the jury of appeal upheld his submission.
It means he has been reinstated into the final with Ryan Cochrane the swimmer to make way, and while it is a desperate situation for the Canadian, the jury's decision is final.
A statement from governing body FINA read: "The FINA jury of appeal met today in the Aquatics Centre and examined the protest lodged by the Korean Swimming Federation regarding the disqualification of swimmer Park Tae-Hwan in the heats of the 400 metres freestyle.
"Based on the recommendation of the FINA technical swimming commission decided to reinstate the above mentioned swimmer in the final of the men's 400m freestyle."