CARIFTA GAMES: Under-20 boys' 100m final could be rerun

By PAUL A REID Observer Writer

Sunday, April 08, 2012

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WORD coming out of Bermuda is that the Under 20 boys' 100m final that was won by Jamaica's Jazeel Murphy could be rerun this afternoon despite several protests and counter protests.
Murphy, running in front of a 5.7 metres per second wind, won the event to retain his title but it appeared that his teammate Jevaughn Minzie had got up before the gun but the race was no recalled.
This set off a firestorm of controversy and it is understood that the Bahamas, whose Shane Jones won the bronze medal behind Minzie after their second runner Jonathon Farquharson had been earlier disqualified for a false start, had filed a protest.
Up to this morning's third session there was little news coming out of Bermuda but it is understood there were calls for Minzie to be disqualified and Jones given the silver medal and Anguilla's Zharnel Hughes being promoted to third.
It is understood that the Jamaican team then filed a protest and a decision was taken to rerun the race this afternoon.
Minzie led the Under-17 200m in Montego Bay last year before turning back to wave on his Trinidad and Tobago counterpart and ended up losing the race.
The Bog Walk High student will also contest the 200m this afternoon and it is heard he will be allowed to contest the rerun.

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