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Daegu Champs: Bolt disqualified for false start, Blake takes 100m gold

08-29-2011 09:05 BJT

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The stage was set in South Korea for the biggest star of the World's to shine this evening at the World Athletic Championships. Usain Bolt, attempting to retain his world title against, what was, a weakened field. Main rivals Tyson Gay of the US and fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell, both out with injury, but the unthinkable would happen.

Bolt, cruised relatively unchallenged through the qualifying heats and lined up in lane five for the final. But Bolt, jumped out of the blocks early and was disqualified. Bolt, clearly jumping early the look on his face showing that he knew it right away as he ripped his shirt off in disgust. Truly a reminder that anything can happen in this crazy world of sports.

So, with the crowd in shock the runners returned to their starting lanes and with an empty lane five. It would be Bolt's compatriot Yohan Blake in lane six that would power his way to the line to take the World gold in a time of 9.92 seconds. Walter Dix of the US, taking the silver, Kim Collins of Saint Kitts and Nevis the bronze.


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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