Seeing a few tweets about some controversy around Laura Muir at uk champs. What happened?
Noticed Lindsay sharp chiming in which made me think again about how Scotland’s fastest couple (butchart and sharp) obviously don’t get on with Muir. Any back story to that?
[i] Editor's note: Many women claimed Muir was put in to the meet even though she did enter the meet before the entry deadline.
From The Guardian, Lynsey Sharp: “Games have been played all week by individuals and also by our governing body, which is meant to be unbiased,” she said, adding she had found out that Muir was in the 800m only when the start list was updated on Friday night.
UK Athletics insisted no officials had broken any rules. It also sent the Guardian a copy of an Excel spreadsheet showing Muir had entered both the 800m and 1500m at 6.06pm on 24 June – inside the deadline by under six hours. “No athlete entered in the women’s 800m has been granted late entry or showed favouritism in any manner in the lead-up to this weekend’s championships,” a spokesperson said.
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