Jamaican Kaliese Spencer has been disqualified after crossing the line first in her women’s 400m hurdles heat at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics inside the Luzhniki Stadium.
Spencer, the defending Diamond League winner in the event, was judged to have carried her trail leg around the second hurdle as opposed to over it, triggering rule 168.7 (a), which notes, “Trailed left/right leg below the horizontal plane of the top of hurdle at the instant of clearance.”
Jamaican team officials Trevor ‘TC’ Campbell (team leader), Maurice Wilson (technical leader) and Michael Clarke (head coach) filed an appeal, which was later dismissed by the Jury of Appeals.
1 Denisa Rosolová CZECH REPUBLIC CZE 55.44 Q 0.240
2 Meghan Beesley GREAT BRITAIN & N.I. GBR 55.45 Q 0.177
3 Vania Stambolova BULGARIA BUL 55.91 Q 0.215
4 Satomi Kubokura JAPAN JPN 56.33 SB 0.200
5 Axelle Dauwens BELGIUM BEL 56.85 0.213
6 Hayat Lambarki MOROCCO MAR 58.00 0.204
7 Georganne Moline UNITED STATES USA 59.05 0.245
Kaliese Spencer JAMAICA JAM DQ 0.177