Friday, March 6, 2009

Churanday Martina loses appeal to be reinstated as Olympic 200m silver medalist...

Former Texas-El Paso sprinter Churanday Martina from the Netherlands Antilles lost his appeal to be reinstated as silver medalist in the 200 meters at the Beijing Olympics.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected Martina's claim that he should be listed as runner-up behind Usain Bolt, who broke the world record in the race.

Shawn Crawford keeps second place, even though the American already gave his silver medal to Martina. Walter Dix of the U.S. keeps the bronze medal.

In a post on August 20th, broke the news that USA Track & Field filed a protest after Wallace Spearmon was disqualified in the same race for the same violation.

Usain Bolt of Jamaica won that race in a world record 19.30, running into a slight headwind.

To read the AP story, please click here...

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