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World champion Emmnauel Korir disqualified in the 400m

Korir clinched his heat in 46.20 but was disqualified for lane infringement.

In Summary

•Mweresa won Heat 3 in 45.91 as Samson Nathaniel was placed second in 48.31.

•Harold Adoli of Uganda  finished second in 46.38 as Michael Joseph of St Lucia came third in 47.08

Kenya's Emmanuel Korir leads Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich to gold and silver at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan
Kenya's Emmanuel Korir leads Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich to gold and silver at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan
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World 800 m champion Emmanuel Korir was disqualified in the 400m heats at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Korir clinched his heat in 46.20 but was disqualified for a lane infringement. Botswana's Zibane Ngozi won in 46.33 to progress to the semifinals. 

Harold Adoli of Uganda finished second in 46.38 as Michael Joseph of St Lucia came third in 47.08.

Former All African Games 400m silver medallist Boniface Mweresa will be the sole Kenyan left in the one-lap race after qualifying for the semifinals.

Mweresa won Heat 3 in 45.91 as Samson Nathaniel was placed second in 48.31. Michael Francis of Grenada was third in 46.35.

William Rayan failed to qualify for the semis after being placed fifth in his heat. He posted 47.08.

Jonathan Jones of Barbados took the top spot in 46.39 ahead of Anthony Pesela of Botswana, who placed second in 46.55. Kennedy Luchembe of Zambia qualified after finishing third in 46.74.