Whoops! Sorry I haven't answered that question yet, nicestash - it's a good one.
Yes, a Round of 16 appearance in fencing or cross-country relay does guarantee you a top-16 finish, just as a Round 3 appearance in Shooting guarantees you a top-8 finish.
My reasoning for that is that a team should not finish higher in the standings than a team that stayed in the competition longer.
Day 4 action in the Synchronized Swimming event is finally complete!
Nepal and Serbia have held on to first and second place, respectively, and are still separated by 4 points, each having lost 2 in Synchronized Swimming.
Pakistan has suffered a slight setback, losing 3 points to fall 13 points behind Nepal, and, more importantly, allowing Burundi to take third place after gaining 4 points to move within 12 of Nepal.
I, for one, am very excited to see the results of the cross-country relay and how they impact the overall standings at the very end of Day 4.
5 relays are still ongoing, but they look to be just winding down at this point.
Fier d'être un Hussard du Dragon
et le chef de l'Équipe de Divertissement
High score: 1850 - 4/7/13
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