Mawdsley Disqualified from World Indoor Semi-Final

ByEmma Porter |

After her heroics in qualifying for a global final, disappointingly Sharlene Mawdsley (Newport AC) has been disqualified from the Women’s 400m at the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow.

The track referee adjudicated that Mawdsley had broken Rule 17.1.2 which relates to obstruction.

Athletics Ireland disagreed with this decision and thus launched a counter-appeal, insisting Mawdsley held her line until the athlete was passed, and moved in when there was space to do so.

Unfortunately the Jury of Appeal has upheld the track referee’s decision.

Mawdsley returns to action along with the Women’s 4x400m Relay team on Sunday.

Team Ireland Schedule

Saturday March 2nd

  • 20.15pm Women’s 3,000m Final – Roisin Flanagan

Sunday March 3rd

  • 10.25am Women’s 60m Hurdles Heats – Sarah Lavin
  • 11.38am Women’s 4x400m Relay Heats
  • 19.40pm Women’s 60m Hurdles Semi-Final
  • 20.30pm Women’s 4x400m Final
  • 21.00pm Women’s 60m Hurdles Final
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