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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO | TT's Jereem Richards wins 200M Gold in controversial finish

Featured 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) 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)
GOLD COAST, Australia, April 12, 2018 - Trinidad and Tobago got its second gold medal and third medal at the Commonwealth Games after Jereem Richards clocked 20.12 seconds in a photo finish of the 200m 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.

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.

  • Countries: Trinidad_Tobago

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