Tue. May 21st, 2024

Jyothi Yarraji won silver in Women’s 100m Hurdles at Asian Games 2023, contributing to India’s successful day in athletics. India secured a total of 9 medals in the competition, including 2 gold, 4 silver, and 3 bronze. However, controversy arose as Yarraji initially finished in third place, but her bronze medal was later upgraded to silver due to the disqualification of Chinese runner Wu Yanni for a false start. The decision perplexed many, as it was Wu who rushed in first during the false start, while Yarraji followed. Both athletes underwent a review, and the organizers ultimately disqualified Wu, allowing Yarraji to compete in the race. Lin Yuwei of China emerged as the winner, with Wu in second place and Yarraji originally in third. Roughly 30 minutes after the race concluded, Wu’s disqualification led to the immediate upgrade of Yarraji’s bronze medal to silver.

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