Dwain Chambers disqualified after false start in British Indoors 60m semi-final

Dwain Chambers was invalidated for an incorrect begin in the British Indoors 60m semi-final in Birmingham, ending his European Indoor Champion wishes.

The former world indoor champ, 40, needed a top-two surface and to get to a certification requirement of 6.60 secs.

Asha Philip finished strongly to win the women’s 60m last in 7.19 seconds.

Scotland’s Laura Muir competed to the 3,000 m title in eight mins 48.03, retreating from second-placed Melissa Courtney, who recorded 8:50.61.

In the women’s 60m hurdles, heptathlon professional Katarina Johnson-Thompson completed second in 8.27 secs as Cindy Ofili sealed triumph in 8.16.

The men’s 60m was won by 19-year-old Dominic Ashwell in 6.64, narrowly missing out on the certifying standard.

He will certainly have an additional chance at following week’s Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham.

Rachel Miller of Thames Valley ran an individual best of 7.20 to end up directly behind Philip in the women’s 60m as well as secure a location in her initial senior championships.

In the pole vault, Holly Bradshaw asserted victory in her first appearance at the occasion for five years, tape-recording 4.80 m – simply the 4th time she has accomplished that elevation.

Chris Baker won the high jump crown by accomplishing 2.22 m, with 16-year-old Dominic Ogbechie of Highgate in second with 2.18 m.

Scott Lincoln included a fourth indoor shot put title to his 4 outdoor crowns after signing up 19.06 m, easily ahead of Woodford Environment-friendly’s Youcef Zatat in 2nd with 17.45 m.

Chambers retired in July 2017 and also has only competed two times considering that.

After easing through his opening up round on Saturday, he was also quick off the mark in his semi-final.

” I feel like a fossil coming back right into the sport again and being reanimated,” he stated after his incompetency.

” I’m going to leave there with my tail between my legs, sadly, watch exactly how the weekend break goes and afterwards testimonial.”

Chambers was banned for doping in 2004 however went back to the sporting activity in 2006 and also won the 60m globe title four years later on.

He tried to break into American football throughout his two-year doping restriction as well as did so again in 2007, before a not successful test spell at rugby league club Castleford Tigers in 2008.

He took gold at the Globe Indoors in Doha in 2010 and bronze 2 years later in Istanbul however last represented Great Britain in 2014.

The European Indoors take place from 1-3 March in Glasgow.

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