#Champs2023 | Clarke suspended from Champs after Class Two scuffle
Kingston College's Nicardo Clarke has been suspended for the rest of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships.
The decision was made in the aftermath of the Class Two 100m final on Wednesday when Clarke was impeded by Calabar's Khamani Gordon and a scuffle ensued.
According to the official revised results released today, Clarke was disqualified from the final and the meet based on World Athletics Competition rule 18.5.
"The applicable Referee shall have authority to warn or exclude from competition, any athlete or relay team guilty of acting in an unsporting or improper manner or under Rules 6, 16.5, 17.14, 17.15.4, 25.5, 25.19, 54.7.6, 54.10.8 or 55.8.8 of the Technical Rules. Warnings may be indicated to the athlete by showing a yellow card, exclusion by showing a red card. Warnings and exclusions shall be entered on the result card and communicated to the Competition Secretary and to the other Referees."
This means that Kingston College loses the points it earned in that final. Gordon was disqualified yesterday for impeding Clarke losing all points from the event as well.
Kingston College had half an hour from the anmouncement of the ruling, which was made at 3:36 p.m., to appeal the decision.
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