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Adam Gemili blasts critics after false-start controversy at British Championships

By KentOnline reporter

Adam Gemili hit back at his critics after surviving false-start controversy at the British Championships.

The Dartford sprinter was facing disqualification for the 200m final at Birmingham on Sunday when it was announced he had false-started in his heat.

But the decision was reversed following an inquiry, leaving Gemili free to race in the final, where he finished second.

Adam Gemili hit back at critics on Twitter Picture: Andy Payton
Adam Gemili hit back at critics on Twitter Picture: Andy Payton

The fall-out rankled with the athlete, who aired his frustrations on Twitter, along with a copy of the law that cleared his name.

He wrote: "I'm fine receiving hate but to suggest any sort of foul play by our hard-working experienced officials is disrespectful, especially by former athletes who should know better."

Gemili looked a good bet to take the title but was pipped on the line by Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake in a championship record of 20.24.

He was still able to celebrate qualification for the European Championships in Berlin next month after clocking 20.26 as runner-up.

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