News17 May 2006

Gatlin’s time corrected to 9.77 – EQUALS 100m World Record


Doha, Qatar, 12 May 2006 - 100m photo-finish (© Tissot Timing)

MonteCarloThe IAAF has just been informed by Tissot Timing of an error in the reading of the result recorded by Justin Gatlin (USA) in the 100m at the IAAF Super Grand Prix Meeting in Doha, Qatar on Friday 12 May 2006.

Based on his time recorded after winning the race, Gatlin ran 9.766 seconds for 100m, which was then announced as 9.76 - a new World Record for this distance.

However, according to IAAF rules, this time should have been manually rounded up to 9.77.

Therefore, Gatlin’s time will now be adjusted to 9.77, and pending ratification, will equal the previous 100m World Record of Asafa Powell (JAM) set in 2005.

Olusoji Fasuba's African record run in second place has also been corrected from 9.84 to 9.85 seconds.


Official Result - Revised as at 17 May
Men - 100 Metres - Final
Wind: +1.7 m/s  
1   Gatlin, Justin USA 9.77 (=WR)
2   Fasuba, Olusoji A. NGR 9.85  
3   Crawford, Shawn USA 10.09
4   Trammell, Terrence USA 10.11
5   Henry, Anson CAN 10.12
6   Obikwelu, Francis POR 10.14
7   Emedolu, Uchenna NGR 10.17
8   Norman, Joshua USA 10.34

NB. ALL timings from the meeting in Doha are being rechecked, and a revised set of results will be published as soon as received by Tissot timing.

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