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UPDATE: Matherson to report for 200m "to get at least a point" #glnrChamps

Published:Saturday | April 1, 2017 | 3:56 PM

Kingston College sprinter Jhevaughn Matherson will reportedly turn up for the 200m final with a member of the coaching staff informing The Gleaner that the sprinter will be asked to 'at least get a point'.

The KC coaching staff had pulled the plug on Matherson's participation in the remainder of the 2017 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships, after suffering a leg injury in the Class One Boys 100m semi-final on Friday. 

Matherson went down after winning his semi-final in 10.72 seconds ahead of eventual gold medal winner Michael Stephens. 

He turned up for the final but seemed to intentionally false start so as to remain in contention for today's 200m and relay events. 

ISSA competition rules state that an athlete will be barred from taking any further part in the championships if they do not turn up for each event that they are registered to compete in. 

It is left to be seen what condition the athlete will report to the starting line in.