But life happens and priorities change and Julian Alcarez has a baby on the way to Miranda Oldroyd and Julian Alcarez has declined his qualifying berth in order to be there for the birth of his first child.
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As a result, his spot goes to sixth place finisher Wesley "Holden" Rethwill. Here's the emotional video of the moment it was announced:
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Good on Julian for not only having the capacity to make it to the Games but also the maturity to set his priorities and put his family first.