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Asian Games 2023: China’s Wu Yanni apologises to Jyothi Yarraji after false start drama in 100m hurdle

China’s Wu Yanni, proper, and India’s Jyothi Yarraji compete through the girls’s 100-meter hurdles remaining on the nineteenth Asian Video games in Hangzhou, China. AP

Chinese language nationwide crew athlete Wu Yanni has tendered an unconditional apology to India’s Jyothi Yarraji over the false begin drama that unfolded throughout Sunday’s girls’s 100 hurdles remaining on the Asian Video games.

“I am very sorry that my result was disqualified due to a false start, disappointing everyone’s expectations. I deeply apologize to all my friends who have supported me and to the competitors in tonight’s race,” Wu wrote on her official account on Weibo, Chinese language Twitter-like social media platform.

Asian Video games: Yarraji wins silver medal, false start controversy explained

“I respect the referee’s final decision, respect the rules and the competition, and congratulate my teammates and opponents who finished the race.”

Drama unfolded within the final occasion of the day on the ‘Big Lotus’ stadium when the ladies’s 100m hurdles was stopped after the gun was fired. Replays clearly confirmed that Chinese language runner Wu Yanni was accountable for the false begin as she bought off the blocks even earlier than the gunshot was taken.

The judges reviewed the beginning of the race on the on-field display after which disqualified Yanni. However to the shock of the Indian camp, Yarraji was additionally informed that she could be out as a result of false begin.

Yarraji stood her floor for some time and protested and the race was held up for a couple of minutes.

In dash races, below 100 millisecond rule, any athlete who reacts inside 100 milliseconds (0.100 second) of the gun going off is taken into account to have false began.

Later, the judges allowed each of them to compete and Yanni completed second behind her Chinese language compatriot Lin Yuwei (12.74) whereas Yarraji (13.04) was third.

Nonetheless, Yanni was disqualified within the remaining end result sheet and Yarraji was awarded the silver.



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