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Wednesday 18 July 2018
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Jereem wins gold in controversial finish

Trinidad and Tobago's Jereem Richards, reacts after winning his men's 200m semifinal at Carrara Stadium during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

TT got its second gold medal and third medal at the Commonwealth Games after Jereem Richards clocked 20.12 seconds in a photo finish with England's Zharnel Hughes at Carrara Stadium in the Gold Coast Australia.

Richards matched Hughes stride for stride with about 30 metres to go, when Hughes flayed his left arm and smacked Richards in the face.

England's Zharnel Hughes, left, and Trinidad and Tobago's Jereem Richards compete in the men's 200m final at Carrara Stadium during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Hughes was disqualified. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

The blow caused Richards to lose momentum as Hughes tipped him in a photo finish for the gold. Both sprinters were credited with a time of 20.12.

Upon official review, however, Hughes was disqualified and Richards upgraded to gold.


The decision is currently being protested by England.


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