(Sports news, SEA Games news) Female track and field athlete Lo Thi Thanh was stripped of the silver medal in the 10,000m content because she was not wearing shoes in accordance with the regulations even though the referee had previously accepted the competition.
Progress of the 10,000m women’s athletics competition at the 31st SEA Games
An extremely shocking news to Vietnamese athletics as well as sport home country when female athlete Lo Thi Thanh was administered by international referees of the Asian Athletics Federation at SEA Games 31 decided to take away the silver medal in the 10,000m content.
Lo Thi Thanh was stripped of silver in the women’s 10,000m content
The women’s 10,000m distance was held on the afternoon of May 18, Lo Thi Thanh, after leading many previous rounds, was surpassed by Pham Thi Hong Le and only won silver. However, soon after, the Singapore athletics team filed a lawsuit claiming that Lo Thi Thanh was wearing inappropriate shoes when competing. Accordingly, Lo Thi Thanh’s shoes are said to be Marathon running shoes with power and performance support for athletes.
After holding an emergency meeting in the evening of the same day, the international referees of the Asian Athletics Federation running the 31st SEA Games made a decision to cancel the achievement, as well as strip Lo Thi Thanh of the silver medal. .
This means that Myanmar athlete Khin Mar Se who finished 3rd was promoted to 2nd place to receive silver, and runner Goh Chui Ling (Singapore) from 4th place was promoted to 3rd to win bronze.
The Son La female athlete was accused of wearing inappropriate shoes even though she was previously checked and allowed to compete by the referee
It is worth mentioning, according to Mr. Nguyen Manh Hung, General Secretary of the Vietnam Athletics Federation and leader of the Vietnamese athletics team, that before Lo Thi Thanh competed, she was checked by the organizing committee and allowed to play but then canceled the result.
“Before entering the competition, Lo Thi Thanh had her shoes checked and the international referees said that she was wearing inappropriate shoes because these shoes support athletes’ performance. Lo Thi Thanh then changed to a new pair of shoes and was checked again before competing.
However, after the competition was over, the Singapore delegation sued and the general referee of athletics decided to cancel Thanh’s results. This is a very surprising and sad thing for Thanh personally as well as for the whole team,” said Mr. Nguyen Manh. Hung shared.
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