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Akani Simbine's 100m medal hopes end in disqualification in Budapest

David Isaacson Sports reporter
Akani Simbine reacts to being disqualified for a false start in the men's 100m semifinal in Budapest on Sunday.
Akani Simbine reacts to being disqualified for a false start in the men's 100m semifinal in Budapest on Sunday.
Image: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

Akani Simbine’s unbeaten run in the top echelons of world sprinting ending in disqualification at the world championship in Budapest on Sunday, sent off the track after false-starting in the semifinals.

The South African with the slow start and great top-end speed, who had been in the top five of the world since 2016, took off a fraction of a second too early in the second semifinal.

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