Search

London 2012: Disaster as Dwain Chambers and Adam Gemili disqualified from 4x100 metres

20:19 10 August 2012

Great Britain

Great Britain's Adam Gemili shows his dejection after GB are disqualified from the 4 x 100 relay. Photo credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Team GB eliminated in the first round

Dwain Chambers and Adam Gemili’s bid for glory in the 4x100m bid ended in bitter disappointment as Great Britain were disqualified in the first round for an illegal baton exchange.

Daniel Talbot failed to pass the baton to Adam Gemili before the yellow mark, and despite Gemili crossing the line in second place the result counted for nothing.

Gemili said: “Maybe I went early or too hard. It’s disappointing as we could have been in contention for the final.”

It was a repeat of Great Britain’s Beijing disappointment of four years ago, when they were also disqualified in their heat.

Jamaica stormed home in first place, while Great Britain’s second place went to Canada.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest News

4 minutes ago

The incident happened in Poplar Avenue on Saturday

Yesterday, 12:00
The Cotterill family

William Cotterill was born with Barth syndrome, which affects only 200 people worldwide

Friday, July 22, 2016
Pat Allen receiving the volunteering award

Pat Allen from Gravesend has been volunteering at ellenor for the past 14 years

Friday, July 22, 2016
Kent Police

Overall, the number of recorded crimes remained stable

Friday, July 22, 2016
Gravesend's indoor market

The market hall is expected to reopen later this year

Friday, July 22, 2016
Gravesend and Northfleet star Jimmy Bullard

Visitors can take part in a range of activities and win prizes

Most read

Competitions

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All entrants can get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Gravesend Reporter e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder