Salvitore Stitchmo wrote:
Isiah did not cut in aggressively. It was gradual and respectful. He THOUGHT he was clear. But he did cut in on Amos.
But ALSO, Amos decided to move to the outside at the same time. They crossed each other in passing.
This one was so close... horrible luck.
I wish they both could advance. Here's a slow mo video from behind to see their crossing movements..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlQFkBrZADs
That's a great video - can you point out at any point where it appears like Amos appears impeded (signs would be a shortening/chopping of the stride, him standing up, arms moving differently etc etc) - because I see none. That's because it was as innocuous a pass as possible. You then clearly see the crazy unlucky timing when Jewetts foot perfectly hits the upper shin of Amos - but this is absolutely neither athletes fault. So really nothing should happen - that is elite racing. But if anybody is getting a pass into the final it's the guy in front because at this point he is ahead, legally and has the right to hold his position.
Amos fell because Jewetts body blocked his path. That's the impediment.
Jewett was not DQd because he did not violate rules, and the initial contact was deemed part of racing. His coming down was not, per the rules, anyone's fault. Amos coming down was because his path was blocked. That's the difference.