'There's no excuse!' Michael Johnson blasts GB's Hughes' 'blatant' 100m disqualification

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The BBC’s Michael Johnson lambasted Zharnel Hughes’ careless false start in the 100m that resulted in his disqualification from the race. Mr Johnson, a previous Olympic champion for the USA, stated that there was no excuse for a false start.

Mr Johnson said on Hughes’ disqualification: “This was a blatant false start.

“There is just no excuse for a false start at a championship.

“He will be incredibly disappointed.

“What are you trying to do? Are you trying to time it?

“Are you not focused on reacting to the gun?

“I don’t know what was going on there but I will maintain for the rest of my life that there is no excuse for a false start.”

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