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Anna Cockrell speaks out on disqualification in Olympics 400m hurdles final

The 23-year-old appeared to finish seventh in the race but was later confused as to why she was disqualified.

8/4/2021 12:01:00 PM

The 23-year-old appeared to finish seventh in the race but was later confused as to why she was disqualified.

The 23-year-old appeared to finish seventh in the race but was later confused as to why she was disqualified.

It has now been confirmed that Cockrell stepped out of her lane during the race.The official race listings on the Tokyo Olympics website said that the athlete had broken Technical Rule 17.3.1 a lane infringement which states that"each athlete shall keep within their allocated lane from start to finish."

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In anInstagrampost discussing her disappointment, Cockrell said:"Three things I am grateful for, in order: 1) I am alive. 2) My family and friends are the most amazing support system I could ask for. 3) I'm an Olympic finalist."Obviously this wasn't the result I was hoping for. Though I'm disappointed, my head remains high. I know I made my family, my city, and the 2019 version of me that had stopped believing in happiness proud.

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