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Kaliese Spencer disqualified in 400m hurdles, Wilson, Tracey progress

Published:Monday | August 12, 2013 | 3:29 AM

There was disappointing news for Jamaican Kaliese Spencer after she was disqualified having crossed the finish line well ahead of the field in the first heat of the 2013 World Championships women's 400m hurdles.

Spencer was disqualified because she was deemed to have breached rule 168.7 (a) as her trail leg went below the horizontal plane of the top of the hurdle at the instance of clearance.

Up to a short while ago, Jamaican team officials were appealing the ruling.

Meanwhile, Nickeisha Wilson running in heat two powered to a strong finish to place third and snatch the final automatic qualifying spot from that race for tomorrow's semi-final.

Ristananna Tracey running in heat three ended fifth in a time of 55.94 but will also progress as one of the fastest losers.

However, Danielle Dowie (57.03) running in heat four did not advance.


12:30 AM Women's 100 Metres Hurdles Heptathlon

12:40 AM Men's Discus Throw Qualification Group A

1:10 AM Men's 3000 Metres Steeplechase - Heats

1:35 AM Women's High Jump Heptathlon

2:05 AM Men's Discus Throw Qualification Group B

2:05 AM Men's 400 Metres Hurdles

Annsert Whyte (Heat 3)

Leford Green (Heat 4)

Isa Phillips (Heat 5)

2:50 AM Women's 400 Metres Hurdles - Heats

Kaliese Spencer (Heat 1)

Nickiesha Wilson (Heat 2)

Ristananna Tracey (Heat 3)

Danielle Dowie (Heat 4)

9:45 AM Women's Shot Put Heptathlon - Group A

10:00 AM Men's Pole Vault - Final

10:05 AM Men's 110 Metres Hurdles - Semi-Final

Hansle Parchment (Heat 1)

Andrew Riley (Heat 2)

10:35 AM Women's 100 Metres - Semi-Final

Schillonie Calvert (Heat 1)

Sheri-Ann Brooks (Heat 2)

Kerron Stewart (Heat 3)

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Heat 3)

11:05 AM Men's 400 Metres - Semi-Final

Javon Francis (Heat 1)

Omar Johnson (Heat 2)

Javere Bell (Heat 3)

11:25 AM Women's Shot Put - Final

11:30 AM Men's Hammer Throw - Final

11:35 AM Women's 200 Metres Heptathlon

*12:15 PM Women's 400 Metres - Final

*12:30 PM Men's 110 Metres Hurdles - Final

*12:50 PM Women's 100 Metres - Final

*: Key final to watch

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