ANOTHER CHANCE FOR MAKWALA | Botswana – Isaac Makwala who was barred from competing yesterday because of the norovirus has been given another chance to qualify for
the 200 metres semi finals at the World Championships in London.
He will run an individual time trial at 18 : 40. Makwala will need to run a time of 20.53 seconds or faster to reach the semi-finals which take place at 20:55.
The IAAF said in a statement : “Following a medical examination which has declared him fit to compete, we have agreed under our existing rules that assuming he makes the qualification time, he will run in the 200m semi-final round this evening.”
The IAAF said that if he makes the semis, no athletes who have already qualified will be adversely affected.