Gay disqualified. Stepped on the line in the semi.
Editor's note: The title of this thread was changed as Gay was not disqualified. The OP was implying he should have been
Seriously, he gained no advantage? He ran a shorter distance than the other runners. Maybe he should have moved into the next lane completely. Would that have given him an advantage?
Why would they disqualify him? He gained no advantage by stepping on the line and this was a semi. You don't dq your best sprinter in the semis. They've been pretty lenient all weekend anyway. Rollins wouldn't have made it past the first round otherwise.
I hope he isn't DQ'd but Boldon is doing his job. Plain and simple.
Why would Boldon go out of his way to point this out? Gay is clearly the best in the field. It's good for the sport to have him in the final. Track support already sucks. Why make it worse by removing one of the few marketable athletes from the finals?
You can't be f*cking serious. Whats the point of having rules if they're only going to apply to some of the competitors? I love Tyson Gay but this just can't happen. USATF embarrasing themselves in multiple ways today.
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Hah love this post. Also love Gay. :D
Well, if they DQ'd Rollins in Round 1, we wouldn't have seen the likely clean 100m Hurdles WR in the final....
Same with Gay - why DQ him for stepping on the line when it didn't give him the advantage needed to make it through to the next round. And he's already lost enough at previous US trials.. (thus including likely medals for the US at the Games)
Its not good for the sport to have rules which are only applied to some of the competitors. Period. As much as I want Gay in the final, integrity of the meet is more important.
Easy there killer. Gay did not gain an advantage. No one is coming close to him, whether he's on the line or not. Having him in the final is good for the sport.
You are allowed to run out of your lane in the straightaways as long as you don't obstruct anyone.
Same with Gatlin. In the 100m Semi he stepped on/over the line for 7or8 steps in a row. Then in the Final he stepped on/over it 4or5 times in a row. Was never DQ'd. Double-cheater made the team. 'Murika.
Stop saying this, moron. If he ran less than his competitors, then he gained an advantage.
Gay did not gain an advantage.