I'd like to hear your thoughts on this.
Schippers false started blatantly in the 200. They called everyone back She pointed at her ears like she couldn't hear. They let her run (presumably under protest)
Stuart Storey on the international broadcast didn't like the decision.
Ato Boldon on the NBCSN broadcast understood what was going on saying, " Ato Boldon, on the NBCSN broadcast said, â€œthe thing to do if you can't hear and are in the blocks is to race your hand... she's Dutch but she's got a big following in Scandinavia and I think that is the only reason she's been allowed back in. You don't get to just break before the gun and say "oh yeah noise in the crowd (made me false start)". Technically she's supposed to be out.â€
After Schippers ran (presumably under protest) and won, she was DQd.
I personally and fine with how they handled it. The people paid to see Schippers, let her run, and DQ her after it.
Not having her run, doesn't benefit anyone in my book. Athletes also are allowed to run under protest. At Worlds or whatnot, they can settle the protests before the race is run.