As she was first, she collapsed meters from the finish line and was disqualified

As she was first, she collapsed meters from the finish line and was disqualified


Letesenbet Gidey faded within 30 meters of winning the sprint. After receiving help, she was punished.

© World AthleticsDramatic final at the World Cross Country Championships: She was the first, collapsed meters from the finish line and was disqualified

Effort was evident on his face and body. She was already meters away from crossing the finish line and becoming the champion at the World Cross Country Championships held in Bathurst, Australia. However, when the Ethiopian Letsnbet Jedi was stroking gold, Beatrice Chebet – more than that in that final race – hit the throttle to beat it and it was the end. The athlete collapsed The title was lost.

“Today was a great race with a bad finish for me. Good for the future. I’m fine. Thanks for all the messages. I’ll be back”, he later wrote on his social media.

after it faded Two Ethiopian technicians entered the ring with the aim of lifting the athlete off the ground and allowing her to continue (Post-crash, incredible) not to go down so much, because the country was also playing for the team crown.

For this action, having finished fourth, Jedi was disqualified by the judges for receiving outside help. In this way, the Ethiopian world record holder 5000, 10000 and 21K, world champion 10000, bronze in Tokyo She was eliminated from the event with her country taking only the silver medal.

For his part, the young man won the silver medal in the 5000-meter World Cup, with a time of 33:48. The podium was completed by Tsegi Gebreselama (Ethiopia, 33:56) and Agnes Gebet Ngich (Kenya, 34:00).

“I wasn’t planning on winning but she was holding back. I saw my chance and decided to take advantage of it, feeling that it had nothing else. After the win, I knew I had the power to go and win, I felt strong, and I knew I could, Chebet said.

among men Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo won the gold in a time of 29.17. He was accompanied by Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor (29:26) and Joshua Cheptegei with 29:37.

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