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Thread: Revised 200m finals results (Martina and Spearmon DQed)

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    I'm a Bolt fan, but I have been VERY impressed with Dix. He's running his race every time, not worrying about everyone else.

    John

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnConnolly
    I'm a Bolt fan, but I have been VERY impressed with Dix. He's running his race every time, not worrying about everyone else.

    John
    So true, perhaps the only person in the race not watching Bolt

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    I didn't see Martina. i guess the US lost on Spearman and then decided to protest Martina on the same basis- which was no basis IMO. Certainly in Martina's case, the concept of material advantage goes out the window- he wasn't just a few inches clear of the rest and did his damage on the straight. I was told before the games that the appeals process was in shambles because Rogge filled up spaces with his unqualified cronies. We've seen issues all over the games from boxing to now track. Very sad!

  4. #14
    From TFN:

    Spearmon:
    Attachment 1360

    Martina:
    Attachment 1361

  5. #15
    yep, that's clear.
    onest dq, too bad for them, ran a good race

  6. #16
    Thanks for the photos. Spearmon stepped over earlier in the race (6th step?). Did they discuss the rule interpretation where you found the photos?

  7. #17
    if the usa had better training crawford would have won the 200m.

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by mortac8
    Thanks for the photos. Spearmon stepped over earlier in the race (4th step?). Did they discuss the rule interpretation where you found the photos?
    I actually headed over there looking for a rule that's more clear than what I found in the IAAF Rulebook, but the only mention of the rule was one person saying that a single step on the line was a DQ. The pictures were pretty good so I stole them .

  9. #19
    The guy on CBC said that the new rule is one step on the line = DQ. The photos are quite clear.

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by vedette
    The guy on CBC said that the new rule is one step on the line = DQ. The photos are quite clear.

    Very clear, dont understand what the noise is all about.

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