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Andre Ewers is back in the men’s 200m and will line up in the semi-finals on Monday (30 Sept).
Ewers was disqualified for lane infringement on Sunday’s third day of the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.
An appeal was filed by Team Jamaica following the disqualification of their athlete. Team Jamaica ask that Ewers be reinstated due to lack of visual aid from another angle.
“The Jury of Appeal met and after examining the video of the race of the alleged infraction was not convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that a line violation was committed,” said the organizer’s release.
“The appeal was upheld, and Andre EWERS reinstated for the next round,” added the release.
IAAF RULE 163
3. (a) In all races run in lanes, each athlete shall keep within his allocated lane from start to finish. This shall also apply to any portion of a race run in lanes.
(b) In all races (or any part of races) not run in lanes, an athlete running on a bend, on the outer half of the track as per Rule 163.5(b), or on any curved part of the diversion from the track for the steeplechase water jump, shall not step or run on or inside the kerb or line marking the applicable border (the inside of the track, the outer half of the track, or any curved part of the diversion from the track for the steeplechase water jump).
Except as stated in Rule 163.4, if the Referee is satisfied, on the report of a Judge or Umpire or otherwise, that an athlete has infringed this Rule, he shall be disqualified.
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