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Sports Brianna McNeal finishes second in 100-meter hurdles. Will she be cleared to race in Olympics?

14:44  21 june  2021
14:44  21 june  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

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Brianna McNeal qualified for Tokyo to defend her Olympic title on Sunday, but her Olympic eligibility remains in jeopardy. © Kirby Lee, Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Brianna McNeal competes in the 100 - meter hurdles during the US Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field. McNeal crossed the line in second place in the women’s 100 - meter hurdles , earning an all-important top-three spot with Keni Harrison (first place) and Christina Clemons (third). Yet the reigning Olympic champion is in an ongoing appeals battle.

She finished second in the 100 - meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic trials. McNeal competed while her appeal is pending in front of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. She is facing a five-year ban for allegedly "tampering within the results management process," the Associated Press reported. Her ban was announced by the Athletics Integrity Unit, which is in charge of the track and field's anti-doping program, USA Today reported. If McNeal 's appeal is denied, Gabbi Cunningham, who finished fourth, would presumably get the third spot. Keni Harrison, the world record holder, and Christina Clemons

Brianna McNeal qualified for Tokyo to defend her Olympic title on Sunday, but her Olympic eligibility remains in jeopardy.

Brianna Rollins standing in front of a crowd: Brianna McNeal competes in the 100-meter hurdles during the US Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field. © Kirby Lee, Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Brianna McNeal competes in the 100-meter hurdles during the US Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field.

McNeal crossed the line in second place in the women’s 100-meter hurdles, earning an all-important top-three spot with Keni Harrison (first place) and Christina Clemons (third). Yet the reigning Olympic champion is in an ongoing appeals battle. She is facing a five-year ban for violating anti-doping rules, an international disciplinary panel ruled earlier this month.

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American Olympic hurdler Brianna McNeal wont be allowed to defend her 100 - meter hurdles title at the Tokyo Olympics . The star lost her appeal of a five-year ban for breaking anti-doping rules on Friday, The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced. The decision means she will not be able to race in the 100 - meter hurdles at the upcoming Tokyo She told the AIU she altered the dates on her medical records after originally writing the wrong date for the surgery date. McNeal finished second at the U.S. Olympic trials and was allowed to compete as she awaited results of the appeal.

Will she be cleared to race in Olympics ? June 21, 2021. McNeil has appealed against this decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Decision on decision to be pronounced before Tokyo Games. Brianna McNeil qualified for Tokyo on Sunday to defend her Olympic title, but her Olympic qualification is in jeopardy. McNeil crossed the line in second place in the women’s 100 meters hurdles , earning the all-important top-three spot with Kenny Harrison (1st place) and Christina Clemons (3rd place).

McNeal, 29, is accused of "tampering within the results management process," according to a ruling from the Athletics Integrity Unit, which declined to release the full text of its decision – including specifics about the violation – due to "confidentiality reasons." The AIU runs the anti-doping program for track and field's international governing body.

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McNeal was allowed to compete in the U.S. Olympic trials while her appeal is pending. She did her job on the track by finishing second Sunday.

“I can celebrate this. I’m just happy I had the opportunity to be able to compete here. I thank God for that. It’s been a long journey,” McNeal  said. “The next few weeks I’m just going to continue to pray and trust in God to see me through and hope that all things work out for my good. I’m just gonna take it day by day.”

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Brianna McNeal competes in the 100 - meter hurdles during the US Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field. McNeal was allowed to compete in the U.S. Olympic trials while her appeal is pending. She did her job on the track by finishing second Sunday. The fourth-place finisher, Gabbi Cunningham, will replace McNeal on the U.S. Olympic team if McNeal ’s appeal is denied. This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Brianna McNeal , second in Olympic trials, could be banned from Tokyo.

It was announced six days ago that Brianna McNeal lost her appeal and will receive a five-year suspension. Unfortunately, this means that the reigning Olympic champion in the 100 m hurdles will not only miss out on a chance to defend her title, but she also will be ineligible to compete in the 2024 Olympics . Experienced hurdlers don’t really look like theyre jumping when they clear hurdles . If you look at the hip level of an experienced hurdler , it’s all within a few inches throughout the race . Use the graphic below for reference. [1] Notice how the hurdler ’s hips go just high enough to clear the

The fourth-place finisher, Gabbi Cunningham, will replace McNeal on the U.S. Olympic team if McNeal’s appeal is denied.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Brianna McNeal finishes second in 100-meter hurdles. Will she be cleared to race in Olympics?

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