Dwain Chambers disqualified after false start
Sunday 28 August 2011
Britain today suffered their second high-profile disqualification of the World Championships in less than 24 hours after Dwain Chambers was guilty of a false start in the 100 metres semi-finals.
Chambers was penalised in the first of three semi-finals as he looked to come through a tough heat featuring Jamaica's Yohan Blake and American Walter Dix.
Only the first two qualified automatically for this evening's final, but Chambers was adjudged to have triggered the false start and therefore followed former world and Olympic 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu in making a shock exit.
Chambers told BBC Five Live: "The rules are the rules and I false-started so its just unfortunate really."
Asked if he thought two false-start disqualifications in two days was a sign there was too much pressure on the British team, Chambers added: "Not at all.
"The pressure is what we have to learn to cope with.
"I knew I had to run beyond my best to qualify and I ended up false-starting."
Latest in Sport
Arsenal team news: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fails late fitness test as Harry Redknapp makes five changes for QPR
Manchester United vs Newcastle match report: Brilliant Wayne Rooney scores twice to fire up United's unlikely title challenge
Arsenal vs QPR player ratings: Could anyone outshine new Gunners hero Alexis Sanchez and who was worse than villain Olivier Giroud?
Manchester United 3 Newcastle 1: 'I'm playing like Paul Scholes,' says Wayne Rooney
Sports Quiz of the Year 2014: The Questions
- 2 Exclusive: Abusers using spyware apps to monitor partners reaches 'epidemic proportions'
- 3 Andy Murray takes to Twitter to show off his Christmas jumper
- 4 Margaret Thatcher 'expressed fears of Asian rising' at Anglo-Irish summit in 1984
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Katie Hopkins speaks out on childhood obesity: 'Parents of fat children should be prosecuted for child cruelty'
Not specified: Selby Jennings: VP/SVP Credit Quant Top tier investment bank i...
£40000 - £43000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: Senior Marketing Executiv...
£40000 - £43000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: An international organisa...
£25000 - £30000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Internal Recruiter -Rugby, Warwicksh...