Ennis record runs into unexpected hurdle
ATHLETICS: British Olympic hope Jessica Ennis saw her new personal best in the 100m hurdles wiped out on Sunday by an embarrassing blunder by officials who forgot to lay out enough barriers.
Friday 25 May 2012, 05:07PM
The heptathlete clocked 12.75 sec, 0.04sec faster than her previous best, but it emerged after the race at the City Games in Manchester that only nine hurdles had been set out rather than the regulation 10.
“I am so annoyed. I still had a good competitive race, but I’ve just not got the result I wanted,” said Ennis.
“It’s a great event but that’s a massive, massive mess-up.”
A tournament spokesman said: “There has been a technical error and there were nine sets of hurdles out on the course instead of 10.
“We’ll conduct a thorough investigation and find out what happened and why and by whom.”