Latest False start Stories

2011-06-15 21:50:43

Competing in races is the life of a runner. But, for sportspeople with sensory impairments, any race is one of obstacles. Tecnalia is working intensely on eliminating these obstacles. The system involves a series of wireless-interconnected devices in order to facilitate the starts in time trials for persons with sensory disabilities and thus enable the athlete to have a reaction time equal to his or her competitors. This is a pioneering system, developed by Tecnalia with the help of the...

2006-08-25 15:23:23

By Emma Davis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Asafa Powell took a swipe at officials at the Memorial Van Damme Golden League meeting on Friday saying they denied him the chance to break his 100 metres world record. The Jamaican, who recovered from a dreadful start to win the race in 9.99 seconds, complained officials fired the starting gun too soon. "I wasn't even ready in the blocks. I was kind of fixing myself and then I heard bang," the 23-year-old told a news conference. Powell said...

2006-02-15 07:59:43

By Karolos Grohmann TURIN (Reuters) - New rules on the number of false starts allowed in speedskating introduced for the first time at the Turin Olympic Games have already claimed their first victim, triggering scathing attacks from the athletes. Marianne Timmer, the Dutch double gold medallist at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, was disqualified from the women's 500 meters on Tuesday after she moved her hand and was credited with a false start, her first but the second of the pair. A...

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