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Athletics IAAF Indoor World Championships 2018

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On 3/4/2018 at 16:35, hckosice said:

Apparently there were some 20 disqualifications during these WCh, but it´s not the absolute record. The record is still from 2003 and the WCh held in ...Birmingham, coincidences ?

Definitely not a coincidence but maybe not for the reason you might think.

The angle of the banking on the track is greater than almost every other track that hosts indoor championships, It throws the athletes down towards the inside line. Remember that almost all the disqualifications were for line infringements.

Also remember that the IAAF brings a lot of judges from outside the host nation for the championships and they are judges who are more likely to enforce the rules more strictly than usual.

One foot on the inside line and you're disqualified - no excuses.

 

EDIT -  Just remembered the 2012 European Outdoor Championship in Helsinki where a tight track caused a lot of disqualifications for lane infringements,

 

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On 3/4/2018 at 16:45, Monzanator said:

Jamaica DQ.

 

Another bullshit medal for GB...

I was watching this with friends and we were shouting at the screen when the Jamaican moved to the inside of the Ukrainian on the changeover.

How on earth could a world class athlete like the Jamaican not know the most obvious rule of relay running - that you stand in the order you are told to stand by the changeover judge and not swap places with anyone.

If I was one of her team mates I think I might have the world swearing record telling her what I thought of her... :facepalm:

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9 hours ago, Dragon said:

Definitely not a coincidence but maybe not for the reason you might think.

The angle of the banking on the track is greater than almost every other track that hosts indoor championships

 

That's exactly the reason I thought of :d (maybe because I watched basically everything on BBC and they talked a lot about it)

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